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The women of Bangladeshi sweatshops

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Bangladesh is one of the world’s most densely populated and impoverished countries. To put its size into perspective, the country is only slightly smaller than Iowa, but has the 9th largest population in the world of 166,280,712. The country is situated between India and Burma, and deals with many of the same issues these countries do, including…

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Ebola Update: First Case in The United States

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The United States now has a confirmed case of Ebola, the first US appearance of this deadly virus. Thomas Eric Duncan is currently is in serious condition at the Dallas Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, after arriving in the United States from Liberia. What is Ebola Ebola is a serious illness that, when untreated, can be extremely fatal.…

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ISIS – the new terrorist group?

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A month and a half ago, extremist group ISIS became known to the general public as the newest terrorist group. Their beheadings of US and British journalists and citizens, along with brutal treatment towards Iraqi and Syrian citizens forced governments worldwide to make a choice about how they would respond. Background ISIS started off as an al Qaeda splinter…

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ARS students react to Joan River’s death

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Joan Alexandra Molinsky, known as Joan Rivers, died September 4, 2014. Rivers was undergoing surgery on her vocal chords on August 28 when she stopped breathing. Rivers was taken to the hospital, and had been on life support for the past week. Rivers was in movies such as Shrek 2 and The Smurfs, and the TV show Fashion…

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All About Ferguson

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For more information than this article provides, please refer to the collection of links at the bottom of the article from a variety of news sources. What Happened On Saturday, August 9th, teenager Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, MO. There has been…

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Car-Dee-Car-Car: O’ Henry Pun-Off 2014

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When I was sent to cover the O.Henry Pun Off a few couple back, I had no idea what to expect. I anticipated the O’Henry Pun Festival would take place at O’Henry Middle School. Regrettably, it did not. The Pun Off Festival was held at the O’Henry museum on E. 5th street downtown. As we drove…

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Interview: Nigerian-American Sophomore Helen Onuorah Shares Thoughts on Nigeria’s Tragedy

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“That could have been me.” Students throughout the Ann Richards School discuss their disbelief on the matter of the April 15th kidnapping of over 200 Nigerian school girls, however few have the same insight and connection to the news story as high school sophomore, Helen Onuorah. Onuorah is the daughter of two Nigerian expats and…

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Inside the Ukraine

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Most of us have been hearing bits about the conflict in Ukraine for months, but at least for me, it still seems kind of sudden. The conflict didn’t come from out of the blue though, for years and years the Ukraine has been dealing with a tense political situation that has been snowballing into the…

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The New SAT Format Coming Spring 2016

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Just as the thick of the SAT season was starting this year, the College Board announced changes to the SAT test, the scoring, and how the College Board would prepare students. These changes will begin in the Spring of 2016 – so this will be the test that current ARS Freshman will be taking. These changes…

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Castle Hill: Why Graffiti?

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Other than being the live music capital, Austin, is also an art gallery of a city. There are official organizations that showcase art, but there are also individuals who broadcast their work independently: graffiti artists. Castle Hill, on Baylor Street, is the result of an unfinished mixed-use project: abandoned. Measuring 1.2 acres, the site is open…

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The Tragedy in The Phillipines: Typhoon Haiyan

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The Phillipines is a country that is not stranger to typhoons, but the Haiyan typhoon is one of the worst in the country’s history. In the wake of the typhoon that hit on Friday, November 8th, the Red Cross estimated approximately 10,000 people have been killed and thousands have been injured. The biggest problem, as of…

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The Syria Conflict: Explained

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Right now, a devastating civil war is going on across the country of Syria. Regardless of if you have  heard about it on the news, in the papers, on the radio, or in conversations; you should know why it’s happening and how it is affecting the world today. The Backstory The Syrian Arab Republic (full…

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