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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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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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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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Our Global Community: Seniors Take on Semester-Long Capstone Assignment

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In December, the ARS seniors took the first steps to selecting a topic to pursue in the much-anticipated Senior Capstone project. For this semester-long project, the senior class was split up into eight different groups featuring a mix of media technology, biomedical, and engineering students to research and innovate a solution for a real-world problem…

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Welcome Waugh: Ann Richards brings in Ms. Waugh as full time principal

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Since former ARS principal Ms. Jeanne Goka retired, Ms. Kris Waugh has been filling in as interim principal, but the time has come to get a permanent placement for that position. Austin Independent School district collaborated with parents, students, teachers, board members, and Ann Richards community members to compile a principal profile of things they…

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Full bloom: Sixth graders finding leadership through gardening

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The 6th grade gardens are blooming and full of vegetables that are ready for consumption. This can be attributed to Ms. Carey Warner, who has been working to let the sixth graders make an impact. “As far as the green spaces in our campus go, they’re the leaders on our campus in that,” said Ms.…

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Competing for fair competition: Staff Editorial on 2018-2020 athletic UIL placing

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Every two years on February 1, sports, arts, and academic UIL (University Interscholastic League) districts are evaluated and redistricted by the UIL board of directors. Every two years, The Ann Richards School is moved up to 6A based on the board’s interpretation of school type. Every two years, Ann Richards Coach, Meg Brown, appeals this…

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