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APD and the Sheriff’s office host Austin’s National Night Out kickoff event

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Last Saturday, the Austin Police Department (APD) and the Travis County Sheriff’s office collaborated to hold the National Night Out Kick-off event at the Mueller Airport development in anticipation of the National Night Out this Tuesday, October 7. National Night Out (NNO) is an annual event in Austin designed to promote neighborhood camaraderie, crime prevention…

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Students flock to Austin museums for Museum Day 2014

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ARS students visited museums all across Austin last Sunday for Austin Museum Day, a day when all museums involved in the Austin Museum Partnership offer free admission. “I initially went to the museum [LBJ Presidential Library] for AP US History extra credit,” said junior, Alexandra Triampol. “But I ended up learning a lot of neat…

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Ann Richards students participate in the Great Day of Service

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Ann Richards has yet again kicked off its annual participation in the Great Day of Service. Around 300 high school students from ARS were sent out into the Greater Austin area and dedicated their mornings to serving the community. “The Day of Service is a key part of our schools mission statement, so I am glad we get…

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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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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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Magnum Photo Exhibit

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The Magnum Art Foundation and Exhibit have captivated people’s attention for over 66 years. Recently I had the pleasure of going to a Magnum Art Exhibit and getting to see many beautiful and breathtaking photos and footage of many places and people. The exhibit told stories of war, depression, Hollywood glamour and many untold secrets…

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Mobile Loaves and Fishes Street Retreat

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On January 3, 2014, a group of about twenty Austinites traded in warm beds and cozy homes for a “storm drain that was nice and flat” (Quote from Ellen Witt-Ortiz, one of the Austinites on the immersion experience).  Instead of a filling meal, they ate only a handful of rice for dinner. Why? It was…

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The Ghost Tree

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Straight in the heart of Austin on Lady Bird Lake stands a massive tree suspended above the water. Dead, ghostly white, and 35-feet tall, a humongous Cedar Elm tree serves as a memorial to all of the trees that have died in the recent drought. Surrounding the tree and hike and bike trail are thousands…

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ARS Girls Meet Senator Wendy Davis

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On September 29, 2013, hundreds of people gathered in the AT&T Conference Center to hear Senator Wendy Davis speak at the Texas Tribune Festival. Among those hundreds, twenty ARS girls could be found in the crowd meeting with Senator Davis. “Wow, not everyone gets to do this!” said sophomore Maya Nunez. The event kicked off…

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101x presented The Neighbourhood last Friday at Emo’s

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Hey, let’s talk about The Hood… No not your hood, or mine, but The Neighbourhood! This up and coming alternative band from California rocked a sold out concert at Emo’s last Friday night.  The 9 o’clock show had music lovers in lines that were wrapped around the corner hours before.  This standing room only venue housed many people of…

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