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Choosing a path: Five eighth graders on their future pathways

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Selecting a high school pathway has become an inaugural tradition at Ann Richards that all 8th-turning-9th-grade students will go through. Rising high schoolers went between pathway classrooms, Biomedical Science, Engineering, and Media Technology, on Pathway Day to learn more about the programs they will commit to for four years. Here are five 8th graders opinions…

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Music in the metropolis: Upcoming concerts taking place in Austin

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BROCKHAMPTON- This band is a mix of rap and classic boy band songs. Their music is happy at times and mellow at others. A typical BROCKHAMPTON song is a well-rounded upbeat rap song. BROCKHAMPTON has four albums out, all of which are on Spotify, Apple Music, and Pandora. The first one is All American Trash,…

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Alumni day 2018: Question & Answer with Graduates

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Rosalinda Casso-O’hara Class of 2013 Q: How would you define life after Ann Richards? A: Well, by the time we graduated I was like, ‘I’m tired and I don’t know what I’m doing next.’ But college is so much easier than Ann Richards. By the time I had left ARS I had already done Capstone,…

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Take a steaming sip: Your guide to the taste, color, and flavors of coffee

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Walk into a coffee shop. You hear the shouts of baristas, the whirling of a distant blender, the sound of espresso being made. Look at the walls. Dozens of coffee bags line the interiors, all with different descriptions. Columbian, Blonde, Fair-Trade, Italian Roast. Even when buying coffee at the store, all of these phrases jump…

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It’s not easy being green; How politics threaten my connection with nature

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I woke up before the morning light could penetrate the trees around me. As I shivered underneath multiple layers of clothing I made tea over a dying fire. Within minutes my family was overlooking Bryce Canyon as the sun rose over it, changing colors every few minutes. As I looked into the ever-changing canyon I…

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Handmade Holidays: Simple do-it-yourself gifts you can create in minutes

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Are you on a budget but want to give your friends well thought out gifts? These ideas are not only charming and heartwarming, but easy to make and super affordable. Hand-decorated ornaments Buying clear plastic ornaments and painting them by hand is the essential homemade craft to give to all of your friends and family.…

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Strumming along: Ukulele club booted up by members of the class of 2019

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Any given day at ARS you may hear the uplifting, tropical-sounding, in-sync strumming of ukuleles, most notably found by the library in the mornings. This band of ukulele players has created a ukulele club, practicing after school every other Tuesday. Founding member Isabella Baladez (11) began playing the ukulele because her role model, Rebecca Sugar,…

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Changes for the mind: Ann Richards begins changes to address mental health

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The Ann Richards School is known for its rigorous course work and high academic standards, however students struggle with stress under the high expectations for their performance at school. Throughout the first semester, administration has taken different approaches to ensure the best mental health for all their students. One of these approaches was seeking student…

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The family that plays together: Sister soccer legacy takes place at Ann Richards

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Balancing athletics and academics is an obstacle faced by countless high school students, but the Hruby sisters have got it down to an art form. Collectively, Sofia (class of 2015), Lucia (class of 2017), and Olivia (9) have been involved in almost every sport offered at Ann Richards. Olivia and her sisters have been playing…

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Making the rounds: Campus cop upgrades to circular desk

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On a typical school day, anyone can see security officer Ms. Samara Anderson at her new desk at the front entrance or walking the hallways, or hear her announcing “get to class” and laughing with students. “Being at [Ann Richards] was my first time being at an all-girls school, so it was different, but within…

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Upcoming events in Austin: How to spend your free time!

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In the upcoming months, Austin will be filled with spirit and celebration for the holidays. Join in on the festivities with friends and family by going to some of these events:   Dia de los Muertos Concert 11/4/17 – Fiesta Gardens The festival will feature artists in the Latin American and Texan music industries. There…

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Book your weekend: Six winter reads

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  It’s the perfect time of year to sit down with a warm, steaming cup of tea and open a book as the cold air fogs up the windows. Here are six suggestions of books set in fall, relating to autumn, or that are just really good.   Warcross By Marie Lu Warcross is a…

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