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It’s getting hot in here: Flu epidemic sweeps hallways

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Snot filled tissues are overflowing the trash cans around the Ann Richards School as one of the United States’ worst outbreaks of the flu since the Bubonic Plague has begun making its way through the hallways. Due to the 2018 flu student attendance is at an all time low for the year and things only…

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Music in the metropolis: Upcoming concerts taking place in Austin

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BROCKHAMPTON- This band is a mix of rap and classic boy band songs. Their music is happy at times and mellow at others. A typical BROCKHAMPTON song is a well-rounded upbeat rap song. BROCKHAMPTON has four albums out, all of which are on Spotify, Apple Music, and Pandora. The first one is All American Trash,…

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Shining bright: One local tradition you may not have heard of

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With the holiday season fast approaching, many Austinites and visitors alike flock to the various festive events hosted around the city, most notably the over 50-year old tradition that lights up Zilker Park come each December: the Trail of Lights. But one light show you might not hear about as often, but still draws quite…

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The story is Bond… Austin ISD Bond; Details on the package being voted on in October and November, 2017

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Austin Independent School District has been around since 1881, the 130 schools ranging from 136 years old to just a few years old. Even the oldest buildings have been minimally renovated since their original establishments, and AISD now has the chance to modernize all of the schools in need throughout the district. This opportunity is…

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Harvey and Irma, the journey to restoring our homes from the latest Gulf of Mexico hurricanes.

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In the last couple weeks, Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma have hit the coasts of the southern United States and surrounding countries, devastating millions of homes and hundreds of cities. Harvey and Irma are the only Category 4 Atlantic storms to ever hit the United States in the same year, let alone the same two…

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Running on empty?: Texas gas prices rise in wake of Hurricane Harvey

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A gas pump at the Gulf Oil station on Manor Rd on Sep. 11. You may have noticed over the last week lines of cars waiting to fill up their tanks at gas stations. Or empty fill up stations with plastic covering the gas pumps. Since Hurricane Harvey hit the gulf coast, Texas gas prices…

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Breaking Bond: AISD to pass bond for renovations of Ann Richards

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Holes in the Ann Richards’ track seen during a STEM class in early May. Photo by Alexandra Lopez. 7:30 A.M. Athletes on the track team sprint on the compressed track, ignoring how it stains their shoe soles red and avoiding the places with gaps of missing rubber. 8:30 A.M. Students work on projects before school…

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I’m just a bill: Students propose bill to Senate

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Students gather for a Deeds Not Words Facebook Live video to talk about speaking to the Senate. From left to right: Emily Gentry, Eleanor Bailey (11) , Alicia Weigel, Sierra Walton (11), Dana Nichols (11), Ash Pelette (11), Jurnee Jackson (11), Julie Apagya-Bonney (11).  On April 20th, 2017, a group of Ann Richards students played…

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SXS-Digits: A look at the stats and facts of South by Southwest

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“The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference & Festivals celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW® is the premier destination for discovery.” –via sxsw.com Today marks SXSW’s 31st year in the business and overtime SXSW has grown in popularity locally, nationally and globally. Here are some…

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We are the champions: How Austin’s recent rank effects a growing metropolitan

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In the beginning of February, the U.S. News and World Report ranked Austin, Texas the #1 best place to live in the United States. Some of the factors taken into consideration for this rank were weather, job market, desirability, quality of life, and net migration. Austin is in the heart of Texas, as the state’s…

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Political demonstrations in Austin, TX

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Remembering the dream: How Austin celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.

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The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration has been an Austin Tradition since 1983, when it was started by the Texas Union African American Cultural Committee. Since then it has grown to encompass the entire city, including sponsorship from City of Austin, the African and African Diaspora Studies Department at the University of Texas, and…

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