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The shutdown matters: News from Capitol Hill, effects on Americans

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Art by Sammie Seamon. President Donald Trump and Democratic legislators are at a stand-off in allowing Congress to allocate President Trump 5.7 million dollars to build a wall at the US-Mexico border. This is the cause of the longest government shutdown in US history, affecting the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Americans. About 380,000…

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Juniors in Jackets : Juniors explaining their lettermans

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Every year, the juniors who get an 80 or above on their Cornerstone project, a college level project, get their letterman during the fall semester of their junior year. The letterman jacket has a been an Ann Richards tradition for many years. Each pathway assigns a very different kind of project to their students based…

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Thesis Triumph : Media Tech seniors explain thesis projects

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For the Media Technology pathway senior thesis, students can create a narrative film or a traditional animation. These are projects that they’ve done in previous years in groups, Media Tech students creating animations for their Cornerstones, documentaries during junior year and narrative films in senior year.. Usually, students each direct a narrative film instead of…

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Shipping out: How Ms. Shipman encourages students to learn differently

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“Spanish is an alive language,” Spanish teacher Ms. Kelsey Shipman says. Ms. Shipman, or Ms. K, is a new teacher at the Ann Richards school. On top of teaching Spanish III and and 7th grade creative writing, she also teaches an after-school Spanish class for students who went to dual-language elementary schools.   Ms. Shipman…

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Logging the hours: service opportunities for the summer

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If you find yourself struggling to finish your service hours during the school year, summer is a great time to get them out of the way. Here is a list of great service opportunities to take advantage of during the 3 month long break. Austin Pets Alive! APA is a great place to spend time…

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Peace across the border: North and South Korea Leaders establish formal peace treaty

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Pool Photo. April 27, 2018 marked the end of the Korean War, as North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, and South Korean leader, Moon Jae-in, agreed on a peace treaty between their two countries. The treaty is aimed to end the threat of use of nuclear weapons in Korea, and establish a peaceful relationship across…

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Behind closed doors: Genocide unfolds in Myanmar

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The Rohingya People, a group of Muslims living in Western Myanmar, are a religious and ethnic minority in the predominantly Rakhine Buddhist country. The Rohingya people are indigenous of Myanmar, but they’ve been trying to flee to Bangladesh and other countries to escape the torture and lack of representation that they receive in Myanmar.  …

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So long, Class of 2018!: Interactive college map, infographics, and more

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