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As a musical theater aficionado and actress Emily Ownby is frequently found in front of an audience or camera, but in contrast she spends just as much time being filming as being filmed. Emily is an avid film maker and video production editor for the Polaris Press who collects playbills from the shows she attends and hopes to be in 15th anniversary production of Wicked on broadway. Outside of newspaper, Emily is a musical theater expert, a certified scuba diver, a member of the Young Women’s Preparatory Network.

About Emily Ownby

As a musical theater aficionado and actress Emily Ownby is frequently found in front of an audience or camera, but in contrast she spends just as much time being filming as being filmed. Emily is an avid film maker and video production editor for the Polaris Press who collects playbills from the shows she attends and hopes to be in 15th anniversary production of Wicked on broadway. Outside of newspaper, Emily is a musical theater expert, a certified scuba diver, a member of the Young Women’s Preparatory Network.

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Richards Recap: MJ Hegar speaks to study body

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(Left to right) Kaia Newton (9), Eleanor Jeansonne (10), Principal Kris Waugh, MJ Hegar, and Ximena Sifuentes-Chavez (10). Newton, Jeansonne, and Sifuentes-Chavez lead an interview with Hegar on here experience in the military, the book writing process, and congressional campaign.  Mary Jennings Hegar is an Air Force Veteran, author, mother, and Democratic Candidate for Congressional District…

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Signing off: Language Learning beyond the classroom

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Addy Town (10) references the vocabulary sheet, mimicking a sign to practice before a quiz. Photo by Emily Ownby.   Hidden from the noise of a bustling hallway, the quietest club on campus gathers for a weekly meeting. The Sign Language Club, lead by teacher Ms. Brianne Welser, meets each Wednesday to learn vocabulary and…

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Women’s History Month: Celebrating the fight for equality since 1994

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Suffragettes on the picket line in front of the White House in 1917. Suffragettes fought for the equal right to vote between men and women. Photo provided by Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. President Ronald Reagan authorized the proclamation of the observance of “National Women’s Week” starting March 7, 1981. However, that week…

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When It’s Off: What does a United States government shutdown look like?

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The Austin Capital Building, built in 1885, serves as the chambers for the Texas Legislature, the Governor’s office, and a popular Austin tourist site. Tuesday, January 23rd ended a three-day government shutdown,, the first to occur in 2018. The last shutdown took place in 2013, ending on October 17th after lasting for three weeks. These…

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Let’s Taco-’bout It: Tex-mex chain has underwhelming unveiling

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Customers wait in line to order an early-morning breakfast taco. The blue and yellow theme of the menu resonates throughout the entire restaurant.    A 1960’s spin on traditional Mexican architecture welcomes customers into the newest restaurant by Patrick Terry and his wife, Kathy Terry (owners of P. Terry’s Burger Stand), Taco Ranch. Offering a range…

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Good-bye Goka: Jeanne Goka’s Last Day as Ann Richards School Principal

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New and uniform: Students adjust to uniform changes

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Students model the Ann Richards high school uniform, which includes black shoes and socks. This is different from the middle school uniform, which requires white shoes and white socks. The first day of school is a huge day of firsts for many, or changes for others. For most new students, it’s their first time wearing…

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Hamilton in the hallways: New revolutionary musical makes it’s mark on students

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Hamilton plays at the Richard Rodgers Theater in New York City, New York. 1,319 people are seated to see the show that plays eight times a week. Photo by Emily Ownby From the Broadway stage to the Ann Richards School halls, “Hamilton the Musical” has brought a new positive light to American history, feminism, and…

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Search for Spirited Stars: cheer tryouts process begins

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Jurnee Jackson (10) is a veteran of the cheer team. In addition to cheering for the Stars, Jackson competes in cheerleading on a club team. Photo by Emily Ownby “Hands on your hips, smile on your lips!” cheer team captain, Guiny Thomas (12), yelled to the group of excited hopefuls in the gym Tuesday afternoon.…

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Hogwarts or Ann Richards?: Harry Potter fan club launch

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Two Ann Richards sixth graders, Ivy Moore and Grace Slagle faced the middle school assembly  Tuesday, September 22nd to announce the creation of the exclusive Harry Potter Club.   The presentation was complete with a PowerPoint advertising the activities that would be occurring within the club.   “Knowing Ivy Moore, she will get this done,”…

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Pulling it Off: High school theater prepares for upcoming UIL One Act Play

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Emily Ownby

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Emily Ownby can often be found photographing the sunset, drinking chai tea lattes, or complaining about theatre rehearsals. Emily is a varsity swimmer, an aquarius, a member of the YWPN committee, a Starlet dancer, a vegetarian, and SUPER STOKED TO BE ON NEWSPAPER. It’s her first year as a staff member and second year at…

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