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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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Richards Recap: MJ Hegar speaks to study body

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(Left to right) Kaia Newton (9), Eleanor Jeansonne (10), Principal Kris Waugh, MJ Hegar, and Ximena Sifuentes-Chavez (10). Newton, Jeansonne, and Sifuentes-Chavez lead an interview with Hegar on here experience in the military, the book writing process, and congressional campaign.  Mary Jennings Hegar is an Air Force Veteran, author, mother, and Democratic Candidate for Congressional District…

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School fever: Ms. Dunavant makes the switch from middle school to high school

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This year at Ann Richards brought many new faces to the community, including Ms. Haley Dunavant. Ms. Dunavant is a “passion-driven” teacher who has taught seventh grade science for four years. She moved to Austin this year from Memphis, Tennessee, and this semester is her first time teaching grades higher than 7th. Recently, Dunavant stepped…

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Long-term goals: Middle school soccer team continues to grow

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For the past few weeks, it’s not unlikely that members Ann Richards Middle School soccer team will be taking hold of the mic during the celebration section all-school morning assembly. Over the course of the season, the announcement of wins, losses, and “shout-outs” to star players has been a weekly tradition for the team. The…

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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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Women’s History Month: Celebrating the fight for equality since 1994

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Suffragettes on the picket line in front of the White House in 1917. Suffragettes fought for the equal right to vote between men and women. Photo provided by Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. President Ronald Reagan authorized the proclamation of the observance of “National Women’s Week” starting March 7, 1981. However, that week…

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Free SXSW: How to enjoy SXSW without spending money

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If you are looking for something to do with friends over spring break, then try checking out South by Southwest (SXSW), a city-wide festival for art, music, movies, and more. Even if you don’t have a badge for SXSW, there are many ways for you to still participate and make use of this week long…

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An ode to Ivory: Call Me By Your Name’s screenwriter has seen successes before

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James Ivory at the Independent Film Project’s Gotham Awards accepting the best feature award for Call Me by Your Name. Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File. Courtesy Call Me By Your Name (2017) has received tremendous acclaim for the directing of Luca Guadagnino, the breakout performance of lead actor Timothée Chalamet, and original songs by Sufjan…

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Competing for fair competition: Staff Editorial on 2018-2020 athletic UIL placing

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Every two years on February 1, sports, arts, and academic UIL (University Interscholastic League) districts are evaluated and redistricted by the UIL board of directors. Every two years, The Ann Richards School is moved up to 6A based on the board’s interpretation of school type. Every two years, Ann Richards Coach, Meg Brown, appeals this…

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Fresh films: Reviews for award nominated movies

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THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI: Gus Flores-Rascon, Beyond Our Walls Editor Writer and director of In Burgess and Seven Psychopaths brings another dark comedy to viewers, this time with the added dramatic intensity of leading actress Frances McDormand. In a small town, grieving mother Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) demands justice for her teenage daughter who…

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The Passion of the Passion Project: The thoughts, creations, and ideas going into the Freshman’s Passion Project

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The Class of 2021 has been through their first semester in the turmoil of high school. While ninth grade is stressful with new classes, new rules, and more pressure, ninth grade English teacher Ms. Anni Knox thinks that students are doing well. “They are adjusting quite well, I think the eighth grade team did a…

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