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The New Student Orientation

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New places can be scary, intimidating, and even frightening. Especially when there are new people, and not many of them that you know. So many new students, such a big new building, and new teachers? Well, today, all the incoming sixth graders came to ARS for the first time for orientation. Ms. Goka talked to…

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The Talent Show

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By Lina Breining and Elena Gonzalez   On March 21, 2014, our school had our Annual Follies Talent Show. There was singing, dancing, guitar playing, instrumentals, and even a monologue, which is pretty cool.  In total, there were 23 acts, which is a huge improvement from last year.   Five awards were given, and all…

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AISD Site Blocking: Is It Too Much?

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Every time we try to do research whether it’s for Biology, English, or just trying to read what seems to be an interesting story. This pops ups.         As you can see that would be very frustrating considering the fact that the words being blocked are “murd*r” or  “s*x” (We’ve used ‘*’…

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Hope, Dream, Succeed: Episode 2- Will you count me in?

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“My mom asked me to do it because she said it was good for expanding my range: I usually sing in a higher key,” says ninth grader Kassandra Arana.   Kassandra Arana will be playing her acoustic-electric guitar while singing her own rendition song Bubbly by Colbie Caillat for the 2014 follies. However, her mother’s…

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Youth and Government: 15 Going On 30

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Being put in the shoes of lawyers, regional representatives, politicians, interviewers, journalists, and other prestige positions- the participants in Youth and Government (YG) are given endless opportunities as well as responsibility. Through this program, teenagers dress, act, and develop the character on the way. At the Texas State Competition, Ann Richards makes a mark. For…

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Will Win Gold for Tacos: ARS Students Take Sochi 2014

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The camera pans, and the United States Flag comes into view, proudly held by true American athletes, decked out in the colors of their country, prepared to face the battles before them. At the Ann Richards School, the Winter Olympics have a bit of a different twist. “Pick a number” says World Geography teacher, Mr.…

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Hope, Dream, Succeed: Episode 1- One Step Closer

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I will be brave I will not let anything Take away What’s standing in front of me Every breath, Every hour has come to this One step closer Scary, passionate, hurting, hopeful, lightning, and fun are all words that Adelyne “Addie” Towne used to describe her talent. What is that talent you may ask? Singing,…

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Senior Shenanigans 2014

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On Friday, February 21, the class of 2014 put on the annual Senior Shenanigans to raise funds for the junior and senior prom. The class of 2014 and 2015 battled it out in a game of Powderpuff Football, served pizza and baked goods, and hosted several carnival games. In addition to watching the exciting game of…

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The Snowpocalypse 2014 Strikes Again

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Austin, Bastrop, Pflugerville, Round Rock, and several other Central Texas Independent School Districts and universities closed down Friday, February 7th due to possible ice on roads. After school closures due to inclement weather on January 24th and 28th, Austin ISD has reached the limit of its bad weather makeup days. There is a possibility that…

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A Dire Decision: 8th Grade Pathway Visits

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The transition from middle school to high school may be a tough one, especially when you’re asked to choose a pathway for 4 years of study in a specific career field: either Media Technology, Engineering, or Biomedical Technology. This is why every year each pathway showcases what kinds of things they do in their classes.…

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Public Forums, Debates, and Extemporary Speaking Oh My

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Business suits and boys, Ann Richards debate team was not in Kansas anymore. On Saturday January 11 the Ann Richards debate team traveled to Bowie High School to compete in a tournament with about 400 other students around the district. Debate has been a brand new experience for the Salazar sisters, Bethany (sophomore) and Zabdi…

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