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Wild, Wild, West: Students’ perspectives on the West Austin Studio Tour and future art events

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On May 12, 2018, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., student artists, musicians, performers, and supporters gathered throughout the halls of the Ann Richards School to commemorate the fine arts celebration that is the West Austin Studio tour. Incorporating both student work and local Austin artists, this is the second year the spring event has been hosted…

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Tune in: ARS glee club begins

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The new year is off to a fresh start and the ARS glee club will be starting soon. Claire Moore (7) previously participated in the school musical and is planning on joining the glee club. “I’ll probably learn a lot more about how to sing, because I’ve never been in choir or anything like that…

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Food for the soul: Senior’s speech touches on the impact of music in her life

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Before 9th grade morning meeting commenced on September 20th, it was just another Wednesday for the students in attendance. However, senior Mariana Monroy sat to the side, nervous and impatient for the clock to strike 8:55 am. The previous week, her Senior Speech rehearsal was an emotional experience for her classmates, and while her topic…

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Paying your dues: How much extra curricular cost

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Jamming out: Ann Richards marching band preforms at Band Jamboree

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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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What makes a legacy: ARS takes on its first musical production

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In commemoration of the Ann Richards School’s 10th anniversary, the ARS Foundation, fine arts department, and administration have joined forces to put on ‘The Governor and Her Girls’, ARS’s first musical. It’s been in the works for more than a year, but will finally be on the stage June 1-2 at no cost.   ‘The…

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The plot thickens: 7th grader wins honorable mention for play-writing

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On Saturday, May 29, Sophie Peloquin (7) was awarded Honorable Mention by the Zach Scott Theatre for a play she wrote, titled Children of Aleppo. The play follows six children in Aleppo, a city in Syria and now one of the largest battlegrounds in the Syrian Civil war, as they try to to escape bombs…

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Level up!: Austin teens spark change through theatre arts

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CLYTE wraps up their performance at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Photo by Amelia Bagnaschi. The room is filled with hustle and bustle, sounds of laughter and comradely bouncing off of the walls. All collaboratively working to Change Lives. Together. Changing Lives Youth Theatre Ensemble, or “CLYTE”, is a partnership between…

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