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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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In a year: Reflecting on growth since Trump’s inauguration

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A little over a year ago, I was preparing for Trump’s inauguration after he was elected President of the United States. After being filled with raw emotion, I poured my heart into an editorial speaking about what I hoped was to come. In the year since Trump’s inauguration, I’ve noticed a downfall in our society…

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Running on empty?: Texas gas prices rise in wake of Hurricane Harvey

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A gas pump at the Gulf Oil station on Manor Rd on Sep. 11. You may have noticed over the last week lines of cars waiting to fill up their tanks at gas stations. Or empty fill up stations with plastic covering the gas pumps. Since Hurricane Harvey hit the gulf coast, Texas gas prices…

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Teachers without borders: ARS faculty outnumber classrooms

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Ms. Thakrar wheels her computer cart into Mr. Ramirez’s room for her advisory. Photo by Gus Flores. Fall 2017 has brought a new school year, with new students and new classrooms, or a lack thereof. Due to greater year to year student retention and larger incoming sixth grade classes, ARS’s student population has demanded more…

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Purposeful pets: Seniors raise kittens for school project

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One of two kittens the seniors are looking after. Photo by Terra Emerson. A bell jingles. Two pairs of curious eyes look towards the sound. One cat crawls forwards and claws at the feather wand. For two weeks, nine seniors fostered a litter of kittens as their capstone project. They named their project Kitten Kuddling.…

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Partygoers and Partyno-ers: Which prom stereotype are you?

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With prom season in full swing, try to figure out which “prom stereotype” everyone falls into. We’re all a little different, and that’s what makes prom so much fun. Which partygoer or partyno-er are you? Read on to find out!   The date bringer So you’re here with a date. If you brought someone, you’re…

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The hot seat: New student body representatives share their goals for next year

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On April 24th, the weekly Monday morning assembly at the Ann Richards School hosted speeches for candidates running for Student Body positions. The ensuing election unites four optimistic candidates ready for the 2017-2018 year.  While all promised better communication, organization, and representations of ideas, the Press caught up with each of the newly elected officials…

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Inauguration Day: Students and staff respond to Trump’s presidency

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On January 20th, 2017, the day of 45th President Donald J. Trump’s Inauguration, students filed in through the doors of the Ann Richards School like it’s just another Friday. But for some, today is a day of expression and protest, and a chance to make their voices heard. Before winter break, eighth grade students Frida…

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