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Into The Review: The Latest Spider-Man Movie Breaks Tradition

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After watching Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, released early December in 2018,  I would easily name it one of the best films of 2018. Not only has it been rated a 97% on Rotten Tomatoes but, it has been nominated for a BAFTA Award as “Best Animated Film,” and won an Academy Award for “Best Animated…

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Juniors in Jackets : Juniors explaining their lettermans

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Every year, the juniors who get an 80 or above on their Cornerstone project, a college level project, get their letterman during the fall semester of their junior year. The letterman jacket has a been an Ann Richards tradition for many years. Each pathway assigns a very different kind of project to their students based…

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Thesis Triumph : Media Tech seniors explain thesis projects

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For the Media Technology pathway senior thesis, students can create a narrative film or a traditional animation. These are projects that they’ve done in previous years in groups, Media Tech students creating animations for their Cornerstones, documentaries during junior year and narrative films in senior year.. Usually, students each direct a narrative film instead of…

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Adventures in the sunshine: 5 Studio Ghibli movies to animate your summer

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Studio Ghibli is a Japanese film studio based in Tokyo. The studio is popular for its head director Hayao Miyazaki and his anime films that entertain people of all ages and portray unique, emotional stories. These films are award-winning works that have received accolates and acknowledgments from around the world, including Japanese Academy Prize for…

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Representation in Animation: What Frozen means to the sister of a kid with disabilities

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I didn’t realize just how special my life was until I saw it on the big screen. When the Disney movie Frozen came out I felt famous. The main character, Anna, (supplement the first “n” for an “h” if you will), not only shared my name but shared nearly every other element of me. Our…

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Just around the corner: Sophomores work on their DAP projects

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  Every year at ARS, the sophomore class has a two month long project for their pathway classes: Biomedical, Engineering, and Media Technology. This project qualifies students for the Distinguished Diploma Plan (DAP). Scoring an 80 or above on the Cornerstone project is also how Ann Richards’ letterman jackets are earned. Here is what some…

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