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Guess who’s back?: Former ARS teacher Pamela Mathai surprises students in Real Talk meeting

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Real Talk is an organization that focuses on educating the ARS community on social issues and amplifying youth voices through educational dialogue and respect. The organization came to be two years ago after Ms. Pamela Mathai, a former social studies teacher, spoke to students weekly about issues surrounding race that impacted them. Originally, the group…

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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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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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March for our lives: Details on the upcoming national walkout

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After the Stoneman Douglas school shooting in Florida, students across the country have been inspired to take charge, and many groups are planning to lead their own gun control protests. One established nationwide walkout is on April 20, 2018. The exact information on what time it will take place and where the students will walk…

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A closeted world: Gay men in Chechnya tortured for their sexuality

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Chechnya, a federal subject of Russia, has been hit with a recent spike in police violence against the gay community, with over a hundred men captured in early April. The men are sent away to secret facilities where they are mistreated and tortured for being part of the LGBTQ+ community.   Chechen leader, Ramzan Kadyrov,…

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