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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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Your Gift Guide for the Holidays

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It can be hard to think of the perfect present for everyone on your list each holiday season, but this year look no further than our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide! We’ve gone hunting for some of the best gifts around, from gift wrapping to DIY crafts, they’re sure to help you with every gift on…

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The LBJ (Little Black Jacket) Library

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The air hits me like a crispy slap in the face as the door of my favorite clothing boutique swings shut. That’s right; it’s fall and with it has come a whole new slew of shopping. The new season is especially important to the students of the Ann Richards School. It’s the optimal time to…

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Top 10 Coffee Myths

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We see coffee every day. Teachers carry Starbucks cups with them to class, our parents get grouchy if they don’t have their daily cup, and the (new! flavorful! creamy!) Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino is advertised on posters on the windows of your favorite coffee shop. However, the more commonplace coffee becomes, the more we may…

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