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Rodent on the run: Class pet continues to escape

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Amongst the many rodents around the school, one is special. Chubs Maloy has lived in Mr. Albert Marino’s math classroom since August 2017 – well, most of the time anyway. He’s been known to escape his enclosure and disappear for days at a time.       “Mr. Ward offered [me] a hamster cage over…

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Shooting Star(Fish): Ann Richards Swim Team soars at District Meet

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On Saturday, January 27th at 9:45 am, the upper deck of athletic bleachers at the University of Texas’ Lee and Joe Jamail Swim Center was occupied by two people: Ann Richards swim coach Jill Dicuffa and team captain Georgia Moore (12). The team’s warm-up formally started at 11, but the pair got a head start…

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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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Good-bye Goka: Jeanne Goka’s Last Day as Ann Richards School Principal

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A final message: 12th graders prepare for senior speeches

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Ann Richards is home to many traditions, such as Homecoming or Cotillion, one of these traditions includes senior speeches. Since the school’s first graduating class in 2013, 12th graders have prepared to give a speech to their younger sisters. This tradition has been ongoing for five years and now the class of 2018 is up…

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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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Hearing in color: ARS students polled for synesthesia

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Can you taste certain words? Do you hear colors? No matter what senses may mix in your mind, it can be safely said that if you experience two or more different senses from the same stimulus, you are likely synesthetic! Don’t worry, it’s not contagious. Synesthesia is a neurological condition that, literally translated from Greek,…

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Winning by spinning: ARS colorguard take first in competition

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On Saturday, February 25, the Ann Richards color guard took home first place in district, their first award of the year. The team had practiced every Monday after school and the first B day of the week during class and after school. Some team members have a different approach of preparing for performances, where the…

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Fruits and veggies and vegans, oh my!: Wheatsville’s presence in the ARS community

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It can be argued that the Wheatsville Food Co-Op is the quintessential Austin health food store. Founded in 1976, Wheatsville had served the Austin area for decades and had accumulated thousands of “owners” by the time the second location opened on South Lamar in 2013. This is where the Ann Richards/Wheatsville narrative begins.   Ever…

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Rock On! The history of a history teacher’s collection

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Ms. Devi Puckett’s classroom is unlike any other at the school. The walls are azure blue, tiles are painted with alumnae artwork, and different types of crystals, fossils, and rocks sit by the windows. “They spark my imagination,” Ms. Puckett explained. “They anchor me to the past, like remembering where this garnet came from. Part…

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ARS High School Volleyball 2016-2017

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ARS high school volleyball team schedules and rosters for the 2016-2107 school year.

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Berned out: One supporter’s thoughts on the democratic nomination

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I’ve seen the numbers, read the articles and watched the news. I know Bernie Sanders’s chance of being president at this point is almost zero percent. My dreams of watching the 74 year old political dragonslayer make it to the White House have been cut down faster than you can say “democratic socialist”. Before we…

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