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It’s okay to be scared: A reflection on packing my bags and leaving Austin

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In less than a month, I will be graduated from high school. In less than three months, I will be moving away from my mom’s house into a room with someone I have yet to meet. This is not unique to my situation – thousands of people do this every year. Graduation is quickly approaching…

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iHeartMasonRamsey: Viral yodeling boy headlines country showcase

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On May 5th, Mason Ramsey, better known as the “Walmart yodeling boy,” performed at iHeartCountry in front of thousands of fans The internet sensation has begun to headline major musical showcases. Previously, Ramsey performed in front of a huge crowd at Coachella as a guest for DJ Whethan.   Even with his rising stardom, Mason…

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Representation in Animation: What Frozen means to the sister of a kid with disabilities

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I didn’t realize just how special my life was until I saw it on the big screen. When the Disney movie Frozen came out I felt famous. The main character, Anna, (supplement the first “n” for an “h” if you will), not only shared my name but shared nearly every other element of me. Our…

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The doctor’s out: Administration bans classic shoe

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Lily Yepez (12) in Doc Martens. Photo by Gus Flores-Rascon. In a romanticized version of our school, grey socks and chipped nail polish are a heroic act of disobedience against a uniform made by a tyrannical administration. In reality, we couldn’t find any clean socks in uniform, and we’ve picked off our nail polish while…

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Ask Ann: School survival tips and tricks

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Q: I’ve been so stressed out with school lately and when ever I try to talk to them about it they just tell me that school isn’t that bad and to stop being so dramatic. What do you do when your parents don’t understand the stress you are under? A: Not having your parents understand…

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Songs of the Summer: Melodies to help beat the heat

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With summer approaching, the time to wind down and relax is on the horizon. The summertime is meant for students to hang out outside of school, spend time in the sun, and jam to music. Here are some songs to listen to while you have fun under the sun! 1) Driving to Hawaii – Summer…

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Keepin’ up with the news: Tips and sources for staying updated during the summer

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When you think of summer, your first thoughts are probably not of spending your free days flipping through newspapers and browsing the internet for the latest stories. It’s enough to do your summer reading, updating yourself on what’s going on in the world might seem like a lot of extra work. However, staying up-to-date is…

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Superior snacks: Looking into what students eat during class

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Students eat a lot during class. Eating can help pass some time or help you focus better. It is proven that blueberries, vegetables, and nuts can help improve concentration. For students, it’s common to snack in class just to get through the period, especially one of their least favorite classes. Snacking can range from just…

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Acting Up: These young women have used their careers to impact the media community

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In honor of women’s history month, here are some young women who use the platform of social media to advocate for inclusivity, feminism, equality, and diversity. Through their work of incorporating activism into their acting, the following girls have continued to stand out above other celebrities in their field. Yara Shahidi: Best known for her…

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How to Prepare for College: for Smarties

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As a senior, I realized that there are aspects of applying to college that you do not hear from advisors or parents, or you hear it but it is not emphasized or paid attention to. These are things that only a senior in March, or a current college student, might tell you. I hope reading…

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