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As good as new: Two perspectives on the new Youth and Government year

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  Wednesday afternoons are one’s that Yoselin Resendiz looks forward to. After the infamously mute school bell rings at 4:35, Resendiz rushes down to Room 150 and into her designated spot next to her Youth and Government (YAG) partner-in-crime Litzy Santana. It is Resendiz’s second year participating in the growing club, but her excitement is…

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Attendance-bot: Freshmen team of science fair competitors place third in regionals

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The Ann Richards School has its first science fair regional winners (???), and this team of robot coders are moving on to the state competition in April. The third place-worthy project these students have been pursuing for the past few months is an “attendance-bot.” “We basically just wanted to help teachers find a faster way…

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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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Learning outside the classroom: Students participate in academic competitions

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Diana Ramirez-Lopez, Devi Puckett, Asha Mani,  and Emily Weaver stand with their debate sponsor Ms. Devi Puckett. Photo by Maddy Schell (11). Academic UIL is an event in which students compete in district, regional, and state competitions against others in different scholastic categories, such as news writing, science, and mathematics. This year, an estimated ten students…

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Journalism on the Road: Yearbook and newspaper students compete in journalism in San Antonio

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Thirty two newspaper and yearbook staff bused to San Antonio on Saturday, October 17 for a weekend of state-level journalism competitions ranging from photo scavenger hunts to sports writing. There were a total of eleven awards given to Ann Richards students: Maria Jaramillo for on site photography, Yesenia Rosales for on site photography, Rewon Shimray for…

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Cheerleading squad learns new stunts for 2015 competition

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The school saw the cheerleading squad’s new stunts for the year in October during the homecoming pep rally. “Well, we did have a little bit of a malfunction, but we felt proud of what we did,” said senior Claudia Vargas. In a flying stunt, Lorena Banda (a flyer*) fell during the pep rally. The team learned from the “malfunction,” and Vargas…

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Will Win Gold for Tacos: ARS Students Take Sochi 2014

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The camera pans, and the United States Flag comes into view, proudly held by true American athletes, decked out in the colors of their country, prepared to face the battles before them. At the Ann Richards School, the Winter Olympics have a bit of a different twist. “Pick a number” says World Geography teacher, Mr.…

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