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Gus Flores has 21 articles published.

Gus, or Gubs, Gubby, Guggy, Gubra, or Gubrothy as known by her friends is in the Media Technology pathway at the Ann Richards School. She has a passion for film, world politics, and post garage wave revival music. Her passion for world history and politics inspired her to become the Beyond Our Walls editor, as she tries to keep her community of fellow youths educated on the world around them. Gus has cool curly hair and pretends to be an edgy teen.

About Gus Flores

Gus, or Gubs, Gubby, Guggy, Gubra, or Gubrothy as known by her friends is in the Media Technology pathway at the Ann Richards School. She has a passion for film, world politics, and post garage wave revival music. Her passion for world history and politics inspired her to become the Beyond Our Walls editor, as she tries to keep her community of fellow youths educated on the world around them. Gus has cool curly hair and pretends to be an edgy teen.

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An ode to Ivory: Call Me By Your Name’s screenwriter has seen successes before

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James Ivory at the Independent Film Project’s Gotham Awards accepting the best feature award for Call Me by Your Name. Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File. Courtesy Call Me By Your Name (2017) has received tremendous acclaim for the directing of Luca Guadagnino, the breakout performance of lead actor Timothée Chalamet, and original songs by Sufjan…

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Glossing over: How consumers should approach minimalist beauty brands

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Between the paper-thin pages of fashion magazines, stuck on the front page of Pinterest boards, and lining the walls of any makeup store, advertisements feature models with largely uniform makeup looks. These advertisements, with heavily made-up models, push on to the viewer a standard of 21st-century beauty trends. Some of these features – such as…

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Lights, camera, color: Capturing student makeup looks

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For the month of February, the Polaris Press is producing weekly content approaching the idea of beauty from varying angles. This week, we bring you a photo gallery featuring fellow classmates in images that explore color and makeup. Click on the gallery to get started!

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Running on empty?: Texas gas prices rise in wake of Hurricane Harvey

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A gas pump at the Gulf Oil station on Manor Rd on Sep. 11. You may have noticed over the last week lines of cars waiting to fill up their tanks at gas stations. Or empty fill up stations with plastic covering the gas pumps. Since Hurricane Harvey hit the gulf coast, Texas gas prices…

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Teachers without borders: ARS faculty outnumber classrooms

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Ms. Thakrar wheels her computer cart into Mr. Ramirez’s room for her advisory. Photo by Gus Flores. Fall 2017 has brought a new school year, with new students and new classrooms, or a lack thereof. Due to greater year to year student retention and larger incoming sixth grade classes, ARS’s student population has demanded more…

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What makes a legacy: ARS takes on its first musical production

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In commemoration of the Ann Richards School’s 10th anniversary, the ARS Foundation, fine arts department, and administration have joined forces to put on ‘The Governor and Her Girls’, ARS’s first musical. It’s been in the works for more than a year, but will finally be on the stage June 1-2 at no cost.   ‘The…

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It’s a muracle: ARS welcomes new wall art

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Junior Jurnee Jackson has created a portable mural that invites students and staff to complete the sentence “My legacy is…” As member of the Ann Richards Service Unicorns, Jackson is working on a personal service project that connects communities through art. “I was inspired by the ‘Before I die’ wall in Louisiana, it’s the same…

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Moving forward: what to look for in entertainment this spring

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With spring brings the many, many dates for upcoming movies, TV, and music. This spring is the season of comebacks, with artists such as Lorde releasing a new album after years of silence, 13 Reason Why, the popular young adult novel that captured the heart of many students here at Ann Richards, coming back as…

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The Polaris Mess Presents: ARS office staff evacuates main office due to mysterious stench

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Two curious discoveries were made last Thursday morning: 1) Ms. Goka had not come into school, and failed to call apologizing for leaving her stars leaderless, and 2) a potent smell was wafting from a corner in the front office and making its way into the vents. After five days the smell worsened, and spread…

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Kicking off the new season: 2016 high school soccer tryouts

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    On November 29-December 1 40 ARS high school students took to the soccer field to try out for the varsity and JV soccer teams.

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Austin in transit: How Austin’s rapid growth may be at the expense of long term residents

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In 2016, Austin is a mere 40,000 people below the 1 million population mark, and it’s starting to show. From traffic, to schools, to businesses, Austin is changing. Over the next school year our investigative team will show where, when, and how Austin has developed over the past ten years, and predicted developments of the…

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Fight or flight: Trump’s new constituents are taking a stand

in Beyond Our Walls/News/Uncategorized by

Demonstrators marched from Washington Square Park to Trump Tower to protest Trump’s election. (Photo courtesy of Dave Sanders for The New York Times) Trump’s surprising victory in the presidential election last Tuesday has many Americans asking if they should Fight or Flight. Fleeing for Canada has been a popular idea since Trump won the Republican primaries,…

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