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Shipping out: How Ms. Shipman encourages students to learn differently

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“Spanish is an alive language,” Spanish teacher Ms. Kelsey Shipman says. Ms. Shipman, or Ms. K, is a new teacher at the Ann Richards school. On top of teaching Spanish III and and 7th grade creative writing, she also teaches an after-school Spanish class for students who went to dual-language elementary schools.   Ms. Shipman…

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Logging the hours: service opportunities for the summer

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If you find yourself struggling to finish your service hours during the school year, summer is a great time to get them out of the way. Here is a list of great service opportunities to take advantage of during the 3 month long break. Austin Pets Alive! APA is a great place to spend time…

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Peace across the border: North and South Korea Leaders establish formal peace treaty

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Pool Photo. April 27, 2018 marked the end of the Korean War, as North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, and South Korean leader, Moon Jae-in, agreed on a peace treaty between their two countries. The treaty is aimed to end the threat of use of nuclear weapons in Korea, and establish a peaceful relationship across…

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Behind closed doors: Genocide unfolds in Myanmar

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The Rohingya People, a group of Muslims living in Western Myanmar, are a religious and ethnic minority in the predominantly Rakhine Buddhist country. The Rohingya people are indigenous of Myanmar, but they’ve been trying to flee to Bangladesh and other countries to escape the torture and lack of representation that they receive in Myanmar.  …

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So long, Class of 2018!: Interactive college map, infographics, and more

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Guess who’s back?: Former ARS teacher Pamela Mathai surprises students in Real Talk meeting

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Real Talk is an organization that focuses on educating the ARS community on social issues and amplifying youth voices through educational dialogue and respect. The organization came to be two years ago after Ms. Pamela Mathai, a former social studies teacher, spoke to students weekly about issues surrounding race that impacted them. Originally, the group…

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iHeartMasonRamsey: Viral yodeling boy headlines country showcase

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On May 5th, Mason Ramsey, better known as the “Walmart yodeling boy,” performed at iHeartCountry in front of thousands of fans The internet sensation has begun to headline major musical showcases. Previously, Ramsey performed in front of a huge crowd at Coachella as a guest for DJ Whethan.   Even with his rising stardom, Mason…

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“Magnetizing” leader: Julie Apagya-Bonney and her image as a student

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On Thursday afternoons, Julie Apagya-Bonney (12) can be found in Ms. Jill DiCuffa’s classroom leading the senior class in their prom committee meeting. As class president, Apagya-Bonney has worked hard to communicate with her peers to make the school year more significant. Her commitment to student council has been prominent to her high school career…

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You Da Mom: A history of Mothers day in North America

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On Sunday, May 13, many will start the day making breakfast and arrange bouquets of flowers and gifts for their beloved mothers. This annual holiday has a rich history including various traditions across North America Mother’s Day was made a national holiday in 1914 by Anna Jarvis, a teacher in West Virginia who thought there…

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Kicked to the curb: Fans threaten to boycott 2018 FIFA world cup

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After many years of criticism on Fifa’s corruption and many reports on the destruction of host country’s economy the festivities for the 2018 Fifa World Cup held in Russia will go on. A few countries such as England and Poland have declared they will boycott the tournament this year by pulling out their teams and…

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Zooming in: A closer look at Mr. Soden

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What does a part time woodworker, previous roller derby player, fencer, and bass guitarist all have in common? They’re all found in the media department at ARS.   Mr. Roger Soden, who teaches media technology at Ann Richards for grades 9-12, was born in Houston Texas, and then moved to California for his dad’s work,…

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