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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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Updated: Day of Service 2013

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Wet, muddy, and dreary. Normally not the words to describe a day in Austin during the month of September, but last Friday, water poured over Ann Richards girls as they participated in the Day of Service. On September 20 the Ann Richards School dedicated it’s day to helping out the city of Austin. The young…

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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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Meeting the New Sisters

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Every year since 2009, the school has had a yearly event of having our incoming high schoolers pair up with one of our incoming middle schoolers so they can support each other until they graduate. We call it the Big Sister/Little Sister tradition. This mentor program was created to assist the 6th graders’ transition into…

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Ally Carter Author of The Gallagher Girls Series Visits

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On Monday, September 16th, ARS was honored to welcome New York Times Bestselling Author, Ally Carter, author of both the Gallagher Girls  and The Heist Society series. Ann Richards was the first stop on Ally’s tour for her most recent book, United We Spy, the conclusion to beloved Gallagher Girls series. The Gallagher Girls series follows…

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ARS Gets its Own Newspaper

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ARS is yet again taking another step to further improve itself this year. The girls have established a newspaper! Things are on the up and up, and are shooting for the stars. You can come to this page to find just about anything you need. From what’s going on at school, around the world or…

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