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Logging the hours: service opportunities for the summer

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If you find yourself struggling to finish your service hours during the school year, summer is a great time to get them out of the way. Here is a list of great service opportunities to take advantage of during the 3 month long break. Austin Pets Alive! APA is a great place to spend time…

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Adventures in the sunshine: 5 Studio Ghibli movies to animate your summer

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Studio Ghibli is a Japanese film studio based in Tokyo. The studio is popular for its head director Hayao Miyazaki and his anime films that entertain people of all ages and portray unique, emotional stories. These films are award-winning works that have received accolates and acknowledgments from around the world, including Japanese Academy Prize for…

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Music Forecast: Three playlists that correlate with the time and weather

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Ever listen to the wrong song on a rainy day, or turn on the radio and hear a song that just doesn’t fit in with the weather or time of day? Check out these newly released tunes whenever you need a playlist that fits in with your daily routine. Be sure to look on the…

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iHeartMasonRamsey: Viral yodeling boy headlines country showcase

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On May 5th, Mason Ramsey, better known as the “Walmart yodeling boy,” performed at iHeartCountry in front of thousands of fans The internet sensation has begun to headline major musical showcases. Previously, Ramsey performed in front of a huge crowd at Coachella as a guest for DJ Whethan.   Even with his rising stardom, Mason…

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Looking for a snack: Simple summer recipes you can’t beet

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Summer is a time for fun in the sun with friends and family. When you find yourself hungry,  anxious for someone to make food, you can do it yourself with some of these easy recipes. Impress your parents and friends with your impeccable culinary skills.   Lavender Lemonade Ingredients: 1 cup honey 5 cup water…

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‘Ye or nay: Why Kanye’s wrong about thinking for himself

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One thing that surprises people who know me well is that I love Kanye West. My Spotify account is eclectic at best, ranging from 50’s Motown to 60’s rock to 80’s pop, all the way to more recent music that fits under the general guise of “indie.” Kanye West holds his own special place in…

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Making bank: Fun summer jobs for 16+ students in Austin

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Each year, a new group of students in high school becomes old enough to get summer jobs! The following fun and interesting jobs will help you get outside this summer, learn important skills, and get paid for it! Little Stars Camp: Every summer, Ann Richards holds a two week Little Stars camp for elementary students…

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Songs of the Summer: Melodies to help beat the heat

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With summer approaching, the time to wind down and relax is on the horizon. The summertime is meant for students to hang out outside of school, spend time in the sun, and jam to music. Here are some songs to listen to while you have fun under the sun! 1) Driving to Hawaii – Summer…

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Freshen up on film: Use Spring Break to catch up on flicks

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Photo courtesy of Creative Commons. Exceptional romances with soundtracks to match Director Baz Luhrmann is a master at over-the-top romances accompanied by modern pop songs that will surely keep you singing and swooning. Some of our favorite Luhrmann movies are Strictly Ballroom (1993), Romeo + Juliet (1996), and Moulin Rouge! (2001). Submarine (2010), Amelie (2001),…

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Superior snacks: Looking into what students eat during class

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Students eat a lot during class. Eating can help pass some time or help you focus better. It is proven that blueberries, vegetables, and nuts can help improve concentration. For students, it’s common to snack in class just to get through the period, especially one of their least favorite classes. Snacking can range from just…

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Free SXSW: How to enjoy SXSW without spending money

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If you are looking for something to do with friends over spring break, then try checking out South by Southwest (SXSW), a city-wide festival for art, music, movies, and more. Even if you don’t have a badge for SXSW, there are many ways for you to still participate and make use of this week long…

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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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