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Superior snacks: Looking into what students eat during class

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Students eat a lot during class. Eating can help pass some time or help you focus better. It is proven that blueberries, vegetables, and nuts can help improve concentration. For students, it’s common to snack in class just to get through the period, especially one of their least favorite classes. Snacking can range from just…

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Planning Ahead: Cecile Richards steps down from Planned Parenthood

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Cecile Richards, the eldest daughter of former Texas Governor Ann Richards, has chosen to step down as President of Planned Parenthood. She has been in charge of the nonprofit organization since 2006. Richards has overseen all decisions for the organization and has played a big part in advocating for reproductive rights. She hasn’t announced what…

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Acting Up: These young women have used their careers to impact the media community

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In honor of women’s history month, here are some young women who use the platform of social media to advocate for inclusivity, feminism, equality, and diversity. Through their work of incorporating activism into their acting, the following girls have continued to stand out above other celebrities in their field. Yara Shahidi: Best known for her…

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Richards Recap: MJ Hegar speaks to study body

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(Left to right) Kaia Newton (9), Eleanor Jeansonne (10), Principal Kris Waugh, MJ Hegar, and Ximena Sifuentes-Chavez (10). Newton, Jeansonne, and Sifuentes-Chavez lead an interview with Hegar on here experience in the military, the book writing process, and congressional campaign.  Mary Jennings Hegar is an Air Force Veteran, author, mother, and Democratic Candidate for Congressional District…

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March for our lives: Details on the upcoming national walkout

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After the Stoneman Douglas school shooting in Florida, students across the country have been inspired to take charge, and many groups are planning to lead their own gun control protests. One established nationwide walkout is on April 20, 2018. The exact information on what time it will take place and where the students will walk…

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New and Improved- Safety regulations coming to ARS after Florida shooting

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Since the Florida school shooting that occurred on Valentines Day, it seems the entire country is on edge, especially public schools. New safety measures have been implemented in schools across the nation, and Ann Richards is no different. “We are becoming more strict about people buzzing in through the front door,” Ms. Isadora Day, middle…

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School fever: Ms. Dunavant makes the switch from middle school to high school

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This year at Ann Richards brought many new faces to the community, including Ms. Haley Dunavant. Ms. Dunavant is a “passion-driven” teacher who has taught seventh grade science for four years. She moved to Austin this year from Memphis, Tennessee, and this semester is her first time teaching grades higher than 7th. Recently, Dunavant stepped…

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Signing off: Language Learning beyond the classroom

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Addy Town (10) references the vocabulary sheet, mimicking a sign to practice before a quiz. Photo by Emily Ownby.   Hidden from the noise of a bustling hallway, the quietest club on campus gathers for a weekly meeting. The Sign Language Club, lead by teacher Ms. Brianne Welser, meets each Wednesday to learn vocabulary and…

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Long-term goals: Middle school soccer team continues to grow

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For the past few weeks, it’s not unlikely that members Ann Richards Middle School soccer team will be taking hold of the mic during the celebration section all-school morning assembly. Over the course of the season, the announcement of wins, losses, and “shout-outs” to star players has been a weekly tradition for the team. The…

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Tearing It Down: Austin’s Castle Hill approved for relocation

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With its unfinished foundation from the 1980’s, Austin’s famous ‘Castle Hill’ is facing demolition after a unanimous vote to clear out the Graffiti Park. The park has been a local attraction since 2007 when it was approved for public use. The graffiti park has many visitors each day from locals and tourists, being especially busy…

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Best of the fest: Students advance in UIL film competition

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The curtains are drawn, the lights go out and the 2018 UIL Young Filmmakers Festival commences at the historic Paramount Theater in downtown Austin on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. People in attendance included Media Technology teacher Mr. Roger Soden and a group of Ann Richards Media Technology students along with hundreds of other advisors and…

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March Matters: Shedding Light on remarkable affairs that occur this month

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March is filled with lots of fun springtime events, along with some more serious celebrations that often don’t get commemorated. Here are some noteworthy events that you can observe throughout the month of March. All month- Women’s history month Women’s history month was first celebrated in March 1987 and is recognized as a month to…

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