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Meredith Oldham

Meredith Oldham has 36 articles published.

Meredith says if you give her a train ticket, a cup of tea, a camera, good literature, a friend, and a sprig of French lavender she'll be happy forever. Meredith is also a varsity swimmer and co-captain on the school’s swim team, a Model UN delegate, a student ambassador for the Young Women’s Preparatory Network (YWPN), a Girl Scout, and of course, a staff writer here at the Polaris Press.

About Meredith Oldham

Meredith says if you give her a train ticket, a cup of tea, a camera, good literature, a friend, and a sprig of French lavender she'll be happy forever. Meredith is also a varsity swimmer and co-captain on the school’s swim team, a Model UN delegate, a student ambassador for the Young Women’s Preparatory Network (YWPN), a Girl Scout, and of course, a staff writer here at the Polaris Press.

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Our Voices: Social Identity #liberated: Kim Kardashian posts nude photo, causing controversy https://twitter.com/KimKardashian/status/706754164047667200 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kim-kardashian-hits-back-bette-midler-chloe-grace-moretz_us_56decc5ae4b03a405679b972  https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2015/02/20/slut-shaming-undermines-women/4dUdzDODYT2pNnldPS9pWM/story.html   https://twitter.com/BetteMidler/status/706914093567873024  www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/slut-shaming  https://twitter.com/ChloeGMoretz/status/706986603810394112   http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/15/style/kim-kardashian-selfie-fans.html?_r=0   https://www.kimkardashianwest.com/behind-the-scenes/776-kim-kardashian-nude-instagram/?utm_source=Kim+App&utm_medium=Twitter&utm_term=Free+Twitter+Post&utm_content=International+Women%27s+Day&utm_campaign=Kim+International+Women%27s+Day+Free+Twitter+Post  https://twitter.com/KimKardashian/status/707089027657150470 Our Voices: Confidence Beauty and the Box: Is there a correlation between low self esteem and the amount of makeup a woman wears? http://vault.hanover.edu/~altermattw/courses/344/papers/2014/BrinegarWeddle.pdf https://sociorocketnewsen.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/2014-10-20-poop.png https://twitter.com/onision/status/696059566258171904 http://www.nytimes.com/1987/01/03/style/hiding-flaws-with-new-corrective-cosmetics.html http://www.dove.us/Our-Mission/Girls-Self-Esteem/Our-Research/default.aspx Equity Not Equality: #BlackLivesMatter sheds light on…

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Peace Out Girl Scout: Leaving the Troop After Twelve Plus Years

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Twelve years after I first learned the chant, my troop and I still stand in a circle facing each other, each holding up three fingers on our right hands, and recite the Girl Scout promise. People are often surprised when I tell them I’m in Girl Scouts. “Still?” they say, “I didn’t know you could…

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Passing up the race: Students share stories of racial “passing”

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It was one of the first weeks of sixth grade when Lanna Ahlberg found herself at school talking on the phone in Traditional Mandarin with her Taiwanese grandmother. Hanging up the phone,  Ahlberg found a number of girls staring at her. “In sixth grade, a lot of people thought I was Hispanic or white because…

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Healthography: Where health and geography intertwine

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Your medical treatment can vary greatly based on where you are in the world, but new studies show that your health can also vary greatly based on your geographic location as well. What does geography have to do with health exactly? If you look up healthiest countries in the world, the same countries show up…

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SISTARS: Sisterhood of the Traveling Schools

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  Sitting in the dark on the cold gym floor during glow-in-the-dark capture the flag was an explosion of the senses. All I could hear were screams and shrieks over the electronic music blasting from the gym speakers. All I could see were the glow-in-the dark bracelets each girl wore around her arms and neck.…

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DRIB Takes Flight: Mysterious Bird Graffiti Migrates Across Austin

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For many artists, graffiti is a chance to say what they want and for their work to be seen. However, graffiti straddles a fine line between “street art” and “vandalism,” and has plagued the US with debates and legislation for decades. Many cities have designated walls for artists to graffiti on; in Austin, we have…

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GAP Kids: Senior Reminisces on Gap Year Between Elementary and Middle School

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A gap year is defined as a year in which a student takes out of school to take part in a different enrichment activity before continuing their education. For over a million students every year, this gap year is taken between high school and college or even between college and the workplace. However for senior,…

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The final quest: Three ARS seniors named Questbridge National College Match finalists

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Senior Kimberly “Kim” Olea had been obsessively opening and closing her laptop all Wednesday morning. Sitting at lunch with her left fist balled up, she clicked with her right hand. “I could feel my heart in my throat,” Olea said. With another click, a new page opened. Congratulations, it read. You’re a finalist. Olea screamed…

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Sore Sports: Cross country runners injured ahead of district race

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Injured Varsity and JV cross country runners work on sustainable strengthening in hopes of running the district race. “I was out for about four weeks. And so I ran twice this past week and my third run of this whole season was this past weekend at the Cedar Creek meet in the two mile. The…

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The Pope Scope: US makes provisions for Pope Francis’ first visit

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“Residents need to treat this event like they would a forecasted snowstorm,” New Jersey State Police warned those in the Philadelphia area last month. “That means buy your groceries,  refill critical medicines, complete your errands before that day. Don’t schedule unnecessary or medical procedures during that period.” At the end of the month, thousands of…

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Ann Richards School Graduation 2015 Photo Gallery

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On Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015, the third class of the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders graduated at the University of Texas’ Erwin Center. One hundred percent of the class is college bound and in total the class received over $10.2 million in merit scholarships. The entire school attended the graduation ceremony along with…

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Midcentury modification: Day one as an architecture intern

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This week, the Ann Richards School will be totally void of juniors. Every member of the class of 2016 will spend a whole week off campus interning at various Austin sites relating to their pathways. Learn more as Engineering student Meredith Oldham covers her first day on the job at an architecture firm.   Today was my…

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