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Students Show Appreciation, Wash Teacher Cars

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*Go to Instagram (@ARS_Press) and Twitter (@ARS_Press) to see photos from this event* ” We should have a student appreciation week,” said one six grader as she washed a teacher’s car. For teacher appreciation week the Student Council hosted the first ever teacher appreciation car wash. Teachers moved their cars to the west parking lot,…

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The City of Austin Takes Stormy Davila to D.C.

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The murmuring of smalltalk fills a conference room. Elected officials from all over the nation exchange business cards, shaking hands on their way to a public safety committee meeting, or later, a workshop on  immigration reform. Most of the people attending this conference are politicians with years of experience in government behind them, but Stormy…

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AISD Site Blocking: Is It Too Much?

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Every time we try to do research whether it’s for Biology, English, or just trying to read what seems to be an interesting story. This pops ups.         As you can see that would be very frustrating considering the fact that the words being blocked are “murd*r” or  “s*x” (We’ve used ‘*’…

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Hope, Dream, Succeed: Episode 1- One Step Closer

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I will be brave I will not let anything Take away What’s standing in front of me Every breath, Every hour has come to this One step closer Scary, passionate, hurting, hopeful, lightning, and fun are all words that Adelyne “Addie” Towne used to describe her talent. What is that talent you may ask? Singing,…

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Adoption: A Tale of Three Adoptions

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“I was in a basket with a blanket on the porch of the adoption agency,” said Maya Messinger, a sophomore at Ann Richards. Maya was born in China, and at fourteen months was adopted by her now parents. “I was fourteen months old, but it takes forever to fill out adoption papers, so I think…

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Bathtubs, Rigged Elections, Jelly Beans, and More: President’s Day 2014

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The third Monday of February- for most of us, it’s just a day off of school. Another morning of sleeping in, an extra day to finish up homework, another three day weekend. Why do we even have February 17th off? What is February 17th for? February 17th is the day we celebrate George Washington’s birthday…

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A Really Truly for You-ly Healthy Snack Guide!

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These days, the world is a cruel, overwhelming snake pit. Everywhere you look, someone is trying to poison you with a venomous excuse for a snack! Well, don’t give in! We’ve created a Healthy Snack Guide like no other. No more buying into society’s evil plan for us to all turn into blobs of less-than-human-substance!…

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14 Things to Do on the 14th

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It’s every single’s favorite time of the year: Valentine’s Day. A wonderful day where all couples rub it in people’s face. Here’s a list of things to do instead of moping around on this very special day. Netflix This is one of my most favorite things on the internet. Entertaining you for hours and a…

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Plaid Fad

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Walking through a city neighborhood this past fall I couldn’t help but feel a little like everyone was copying my ARS uniform swag. Everywhere I looked I seemed to be seeing someone rocking a plaid skirt (sometimes even pleeted), a plaid shirt, or at the very least a plaid scarf. The plaid fad exploded last…

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MLK Day Across the Country

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“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As we all celebrate MLK Day with a day off from work and school, across the country different people…

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Rock It Like A Sprockette

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Scoring goals isn’t just for humans. In fact, the ARS FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) Robotics team or the “Sprockettes” aim to have their robot raise a flag, go up a bridge, swing from a bar, and put blocks into a goal all within a 3 minute time period to gain points. This can be a…

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