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Ready, Set, Create: Students prepare for VASE competition

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Visual Arts Scholastic Event, otherwise known as VASE, is a competition in which students enter art pieces to be judged on a scale of 1-4 (four being the highest). Art pieces in the competition range from traditional drawings, sculptures, or digital art. There are different competitions for elementary (TEAM), middle (Junior VASE), and high school…

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Up on their feet: Dance team conquers at competition

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This past Saturday, February 4th, the ARS Starlettes competed in the MA Dance competition hosted at Bowie High School under the direction of dance sponsors Ms. Doy Roberts and Ms. Danielle Willie; captain Giani Bright, 11 and co- lieutenants Beverly Castellanos, 12, and Keyla Blanco, 11. The team won sweepstakes for all three of their…

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A pretty sweet adventure: Middle school UIL play Two Donuts

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This wonderful middle school play is about a little boy named Pepito. His grandmother had recently died, but came to him during a dream. She gave him two Guatemalan worry dolls named Modesto and Ridiculo. Who granted him three wishes. Pepito’s first wish was to go to Guatemala. Instead he got sent to Cuate-Mala. While…

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Penciled in: Art students create calendar for fundraiser

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Starting this week, and until the end of the semester, the Ann Richards Art Department is selling student-made calendars for a supply fund. “The whole calendar is one hundred percent student designed,” art teacher Mr. Matt Smith said. The theme of this year’s calendar is “Warriors,” and Mr. Smith encouraged the students to include women…

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Art from the Streets: A look at the annual homeless art show and sale

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This past weekend, Nov 19th and 20th 2016, the Austin Convention Center hosted Art from the Streets, a local nonprofit organization supporting homeless artists. Art from the Streets provides the homeless in Austin with a place to make art, and then display and sell it at an annual show and sale Art from the Streets…

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Dancing queens: Starlettes get a fresh start with new sponsors

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The Ann Richards dance team acquires two new dance sponsors- middle school english teacher, Ms. Danielle Willie and STARS teacher Ms. Doy Roberts- after former dance teacher, Holly Schimdt, leaves for the 2016-2017 school year. “I knew the girls needed a sponsor,” Ms. Willie said. “Some of them have been part of the dance team…

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Hamilton in the hallways: New revolutionary musical makes it’s mark on students

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Hamilton plays at the Richard Rodgers Theater in New York City, New York. 1,319 people are seated to see the show that plays eight times a week. Photo by Emily Ownby From the Broadway stage to the Ann Richards School halls, “Hamilton the Musical” has brought a new positive light to American history, feminism, and…

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Pulling it Off: High school theater prepares for upcoming UIL One Act Play

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Fine Arts Friday: New York guitarist entertains assembly

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Brooklyn based electric guitarist Ava Mendoza performed February 26th at middle school assembly. She performed one song at Fine Arts Friday and four songs later in the morning for a larger group of students. “I’m playing with lots of new people I’ve never played with before, so I’m looking forward to seeing what they’re like…

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The Blanton Museum of Art exhibits Latin American design

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In English, ‘modern’, is a word synonymous with sleek, stylish, new. But, in Central and South America of the 1940s, the word ‘moderno’ was about more than looks– it symbolized the promise and freedom of the future. Spared from the ravages of the Second World War, many Latin American countries thrived in the 1940s after…

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DRIB Takes Flight: Mysterious Bird Graffiti Migrates Across Austin

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For many artists, graffiti is a chance to say what they want and for their work to be seen. However, graffiti straddles a fine line between “street art” and “vandalism,” and has plagued the US with debates and legislation for decades. Many cities have designated walls for artists to graffiti on; in Austin, we have…

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