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The doctor’s out: Administration bans classic shoe

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Lily Yepez (12) in Doc Martens. Photo by Gus Flores-Rascon. In a romanticized version of our school, grey socks and chipped nail polish are a heroic act of disobedience against a uniform made by a tyrannical administration. In reality, we couldn’t find any clean socks in uniform, and we’ve picked off our nail polish while…

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Planning Ahead: Cecile Richards steps down from Planned Parenthood

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Cecile Richards, the eldest daughter of former Texas Governor Ann Richards, has chosen to step down as President of Planned Parenthood. She has been in charge of the nonprofit organization since 2006. Richards has overseen all decisions for the organization and has played a big part in advocating for reproductive rights. She hasn’t announced what…

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New and Improved- Safety regulations coming to ARS after Florida shooting

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Since the Florida school shooting that occurred on Valentines Day, it seems the entire country is on edge, especially public schools. New safety measures have been implemented in schools across the nation, and Ann Richards is no different. “We are becoming more strict about people buzzing in through the front door,” Ms. Isadora Day, middle…

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Welcome Waugh: Ann Richards brings in Ms. Waugh as full time principal

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Since former ARS principal Ms. Jeanne Goka retired, Ms. Kris Waugh has been filling in as interim principal, but the time has come to get a permanent placement for that position. Austin Independent School district collaborated with parents, students, teachers, board members, and Ann Richards community members to compile a principal profile of things they…

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

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Paying your dues: How much extra curricular cost

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Growing Pains: The class of 2024 completes their first month of 6th grade

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Transitioning from elementary to middle school is difficult for anyone. The end of elementary school can feel like the end of a childhood. You go from spending all day in the same classrooms with the same kids you’ve known for up to five years to being in an unfamiliar building with 800+ strangers and eight…

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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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Eggciting additions: Chickens at ARS

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Annie the chicken poses for a picture in the ARS courtyard. It was a cool Wednesday morning in the courtyard, and Ugly Betty, Annie, and Alice three chickens at the Ann Richards School, were roaming around looking for food. They found their way to Ann Richards through a group of 6th graders working on a…

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Thoughts lead to words: Looking back on ten years with Ms. Goka

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Principal Jeanne Goka has three different fruit cups on her desk. For years, the Ann Richards School has boasted the most fruit consumed in the district, and if the lunchtime rituals of the school’s principal are consistent, it’s safe to say her adherence to the school’s healthy and well-balanced diet isn’t just talk. Words lead…

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