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On the pulse: Heart Eyes Magazine and the importance of music journalism

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Everyone has a group chat with their friends. It’s a place to laugh, to send memes, and to share about each others’ lives. But could a group chat really lead to something bigger? Earlier this year, “Heart Eyes” was just a concept buzzing around the back of the teams’ minds, but thanks to a simple…

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Booking it to theaters: What books are being adapted into films this fall

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This fall lots of movie adaptations of novels are popping up, exciting and angering fans all across the nation. If you’ve ever read a book that’s been made into a movie, you know if you were happy with the adaption or if you had other ideas about how the words should have been portrayed. Look…

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2017 ACL Playlist: Songs to get you pumped for ACL

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2017 ACL Playlist: Songs to get you pumped for ACL ACL is quickly approaching, so grab a pair of sunglasses, a bottle of sunscreen, and some headphones for the new silent disco. In order to be all ready for this year’s round of music, here’s the perfect playlist for ACL 2017. Feel it Still –…

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Harvey and Irma, the journey to restoring our homes from the latest Gulf of Mexico hurricanes.

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In the last couple weeks, Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma have hit the coasts of the southern United States and surrounding countries, devastating millions of homes and hundreds of cities. Harvey and Irma are the only Category 4 Atlantic storms to ever hit the United States in the same year, let alone the same two…

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Freaky phobias: Weird phobias of the ARS students and staff

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Art by Kai Bovik. Phobias are common in our daily lives. People can be scared of many things. Some shriek at roaches, others spiders. Some hurl at heights and others shiver in the dark. But what about the phobias that people have that aren’t so common? Things that are constantly in our daily lives there’s…

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Cafe-gym-atorium: The many roles for the cafeteria

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Ann Richards isn’t the only school that has a cafetorium, but when it comes to multi purposing, ARS definitely takes the cake. The cafeteria not only doubles as an auditorium but also as a dance room, gym, cafeteria, and after school activities center. “We’ve been sharing the space forever,” theatre director Ms. Marissa Castañón said.…

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Ghosts, politics, and cults, oh my!: 6 shows to watch this fall

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With fall comes a slew of brand new television shows, along with the return of much-loved classics. This brief list includes both old favorites and new soon-to-be hit series. Room 104, HBO.   Though it technically premiered over the summer, this eccentric series is perfect for binging as the weather cools off and the season…

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The Polaris Mess presents: Hello, hallway – students liberated from classroom environment reflect on the diverse learning experience

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Facing a steady increase in both the student population and the number of rodent-infested classrooms, Ann Richards Stars have intrepidly taken their education to the streets, or, more specifically, the hallways. Hallway classrooms have become a new craze, possibly signaling the twilight of the time-honored ARS tradition: the ‘traveling classroom’. Some have referred to the…

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Partygoers and Partyno-ers: Which prom stereotype are you?

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With prom season in full swing, try to figure out which “prom stereotype” everyone falls into. We’re all a little different, and that’s what makes prom so much fun. Which partygoer or partyno-er are you? Read on to find out!   The date bringer So you’re here with a date. If you brought someone, you’re…

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Signs of the times: an astrological overview

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The concept of astrological (star) signs dates back to the Babylonians in the first millennium BC. The simple split of twelve different “signs” corresponding with celestial coordinates in relation to the movement of stars was later adopted by the Greeks and Romans. Around that same time, Hindu astrologers developed a system called “jyotish vidya,” or…

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The valley: ARS students and staff debate Coachella’s worth

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Coachella in 2012, weekend two. Photo from Creative Commons. Heat rushed through everyone’s body. Tension held in the air as everyone pushed each other, running to get to their next location. What was a mile seemed like an endless road to many, with thousands of dollars on the edge. Though known as one of the…

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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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