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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 HOWL-oween Bash

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On Friday, November 1st, NHS and HOSA sponsored the first-ever annual HOWL-oween bash! Complete with a costume contest, relay races, eating contests, fear factor, and cute dogs, the event left all of the attendees in the Halloween spirit. Admission was one donation to Austin Pets Alive. Photo Credit: Shireen Dadmehr          

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NHS and NJHS Induction: Honoring Bright Stars

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“Noblesse Oblige,” these are the words spoken by NHS President and junior, Eliza Martin. “Nobility Obligates. This is the motto of National Honor Society.” Martin stands on stage. Beside her are other NHS and NJHS Officers. In front of her are parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, siblings, faculty, staff, and fellow students. Below her are National…

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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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Ann Richards Birthday Bash 2013

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On this typical Tuesday September evening, most high school students would be at home working away at homework and recovering from the taxing school day. However, this is no ordinary Tuesday evening for the Ann Richards School. The Fifth Annual Birthday Bash was held on September 24th at the Umlauf Sculpture Gardens to celebrate and…

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A Fine Night to Remember: ARS Fine Arts Social

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The Ann Richards Chorale program extended an invitation to the other Fine Arts to their social, that became a Fine night to remember.   Since 2010 Millicent Jardine, the Choral Director here, started the event: the Choir Social, “When I was in school, we had a choir social and I always thought it was really nice…

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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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ARS College Week 2013

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ARS Girls Head Off to College for this year’s college week. September 23-27 was the Ann Richards school’s annual College Week, featuring a college fair, college t-shirt day, and plenty of college visits. The week is a way for ARS students to make college more of a reality, rather than just a faraway idea. Each…

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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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New Debate Team Heads to Pflugerville

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Even Friday’s pouring rain couldn’t dampen the competitive spirits of the Ann Richards debate team as they put their skills to the test, some for the very first time, at a region-wide tournament. Two members of the debate team traveled to Pflugerville over the weekend for the second tournament of the season to discuss the…

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