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ACL 2019 Lineup Playlist

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https://open.spotify.com/user/ars_press/playlist/1uutgRRw6zHj2sFSHUzbv6?si=Xfz5WxV-TkOS0dKgtoYv-Q   As of April 30 the annual Austin City Limits lineup was released to the public. Headliners include Childish Gambino, The Cure, Guns N’ Roses, Tame Impala, Billie Eilish, Mumford & Sons, Cardi B (weekend one only), and Robyn (weekend two only). ACL is always a great opportunity to discover new artists, or to…

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Thunberg Brings on the Thunder

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The era of youth involvement is still flourishing, despite the decrease of coverage in the media. Events such as March For Our Lives and other groups formed an advocate for minorities. Groups such as the LGBTQ+ are being led by the youth of today all over the world. Our youth has grown up in the…

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Discovering Us: 2019 Film Review

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Spoiler Alert Jordan Peele hits 2019 strong with his new film, “Us”. Like the American actor, director and comedian’s 2017 film “Get Out”, “Us” also experiments with political statements hidden behind toe-curling horror. While the movie may depict a mind-boggling government conspiracy, what really is being said is much, much deeper. The movie offers a…

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Stars of the Court: A Look at the Tennis Team

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Sofia Duarte (8) takes her tennis racket out of her duffel bag. Photo by Sammie Seamon The tennis team has always been a bit of an anomaly; it’s only available to middle school, it’s smack in the middle of major high school seasons like track and soccer, and we don’t get booming announcements every Monday…

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Through The Atmosphere: Exploring the Theories of the Universe

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A man by the name Albert Einstein loads a tram-car on the way home from work. The scientist sits in his seat as it rolls away from the station, watching a tower clock turn. He moves farther and farther away, his eyes still fixed on the clock. He theorizes that if he were to recede…

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Where There’s a Weld There’s a Way: The Start of the Welding Club

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In high school, classes can feel creatively limiting to students. With curriculum benchmarks,AP and STAAR tests to prepare students for, there’s little time to learn anything else. This creates a learning environment where students have little opportunity to explore their identity and passions, or learn practical, real-world skills. . In some cases, students decide to…

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New Teacher, New Beginnings: An Interview with the New 9th and 10th Grade Teacher

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Every single year there are new teachers joining the Ann Richards family. They are welcomed with new names to learn and new learning styles. Normally teachers are introduced to students in the beginning of the year; however, this year, a new teacher was introduced to the ninth grade physics class and tenth grade biology class…

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Culture Cuisine: Our communities’ holiday recipes

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As you wake up, the smell of the delicious food trails you down the stairs to a loud living room full of your loved ones. The one thing we all do is head straight to the kitchen, incessantly asking, “When is the food going to be ready?” Whether you’re waiting for that hot pozole just…

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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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‘Ye or nay: Why Kanye’s wrong about thinking for himself

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One thing that surprises people who know me well is that I love Kanye West. My Spotify account is eclectic at best, ranging from 50’s Motown to 60’s rock to 80’s pop, all the way to more recent music that fits under the general guise of “indie.” Kanye West holds his own special place in…

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Making bank: Fun summer jobs for 16+ students in Austin

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Each year, a new group of students in high school becomes old enough to get summer jobs! The following fun and interesting jobs will help you get outside this summer, learn important skills, and get paid for it! Little Stars Camp: Every summer, Ann Richards holds a two week Little Stars camp for elementary students…

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