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It’s okay to be scared: A reflection on packing my bags and leaving Austin

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In less than a month, I will be graduated from high school. In less than three months, I will be moving away from my mom’s house into a room with someone I have yet to meet. This is not unique to my situation – thousands of people do this every year. Graduation is quickly approaching…

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So long, Class of 2018!: Interactive college map, infographics, and more

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“Magnetizing” leader: Julie Apagya-Bonney and her image as a student

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On Thursday afternoons, Julie Apagya-Bonney (12) can be found in Ms. Jill DiCuffa’s classroom leading the senior class in their prom committee meeting. As class president, Apagya-Bonney has worked hard to communicate with her peers to make the school year more significant. Her commitment to student council has been prominent to her high school career…

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Kickin’ it: Senior STARS starts self-defense

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  Following the presentation of their Capstone projects at the South Lamar Alamo Drafthouse on April 10th, the senior class looked forward to a spring semester “slide” with a minimum amount of work and a maximum of relaxation. However, the 12th grade STARS curriculum has different plans. Over the next few weeks, the class will…

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Break the Bank: College students and paying off tuition

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College tuition has consistently risen the past few years. One year of attending a four-year public university can be around $20,000, and can begin to go over that amount when out-of-state tuition is factored in. The average cost of attending a private university gets even higher, being $34,740 a year. Around five years ago the…

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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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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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The future starts today: Juniors interview for upcoming internships

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Vania Neri (11) works on her business cards during her STARS class. Photo by Yoselin Resendiz. On Wednesday, April, 19, the Ann Richards Class of 2018 were sent off to conduct annual Junior internship interviews. During this time, the juniors were partnered up with outside organizations- relating to their pathways- in order to take part…

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More than a test: How one teacher helped students prepare for college admissions exam

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Each junior at ARS undergoes SAT and ACT preparation from the More Than a Teacher [MTAT] program during their second semester STARS class. MTAT is provided to students to help them achieve the best scores they can on standardized college entrance exams. Ann Richards is one of the only schools that provides MTAT at no…

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The Polaris Mess presents: A SATirical look into ARS’ hip new trend

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There’s no other way to put it: fashion is an important staple to modern day American society. With every season emerges bold statements, led by celebrities, fashion designers, and bloggers alike. Schools with uniforms have a hard time being able to fit in with said fashion staples, as they are restricted from going beyond the…

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Talking Turkey: Sophomore celebrates with unconventional Thanksgiving tradition

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It’s Thanksgiving Day. The parades have ended, the turkey has been cooked and eaten, the potatoes have been mashed, the football has been watched, and the last slice of pumpkin pie has been reduced to a few crumbs. To many, this may seem like a Thanksgiving well spent, but to sophomore Ava Lindquist-Sher, the fun…

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A trip with the trouble children: Louisiana Trip Survival guide for the Class of 2018

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  We all know the Class of 2018 is a rambunctious one. If the reader is a sophomore, prepare yourself for a wild ride with this survival guide. Otherwise, sit back and enjoy. Also continue reading just in case you ever need to travel with ninety-nine wild cards. Meme Up: First of all, humor is…

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