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Thunberg Brings on the Thunder

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The era of youth involvement is still flourishing, despite the decrease of coverage in the media. Events such as March For Our Lives and other groups formed an advocate for minorities. Groups such as the LGBTQ+ are being led by the youth of today all over the world. Our youth has grown up in the…

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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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The gift of giving: Parent Specialist finds joy in helping others

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When the doors of the front office open, one of the first faces you’ll see belongs to Diana Nenque; she’s the smiling woman who’s always ready to help you. But behind Nenque’s friendly exterior is a life that hasn’t always been all-smiles. Nenque was born in Warsaw, Indiana. She grew up on a milking farm…

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Course of Camaraderie: Trail of Lights rallies Austin community

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Even from a quarter mile away, the Trail of Lights glows like Whoville at night. At Barton Springs and Robert E. Lee, floods of people flow towards the shimmering exhibit. Strollers teeter along uneven sidewalks, couples walk with laced fingers, and kids bounce towards the entrance. As the trail gets nearer, the sheer number of…

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Weekend workshops begin in the ARS Makerspace

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Starting last weekend, the Maker Studio class will host workshops in the Makerspace throughout the semester. These workshops are open to students, parents, and the community, and will teach skills ranging from woodworking to sewing to digital illustration. “I knew that what a Makerspace needed to be was like a place where a community of…

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