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Reasons why not: A look into Ann Richards’ perspective on 13 Reasons Why

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Photo courtesy of  Netflix. On March 31st,  Netflix released a show, “13 Reasons Why,” which quickly gained popularity on social media “I liked the show, it was really addicting,” Valerie Garza (9) said. “But I would probably be aware of who I recommend it to, depending on their emotional stability.” On the show, Clay Jensen is…

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The valley: ARS students and staff debate Coachella’s worth

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Coachella in 2012, weekend two. Photo from Creative Commons. Heat rushed through everyone’s body. Tension held in the air as everyone pushed each other, running to get to their next location. What was a mile seemed like an endless road to many, with thousands of dollars on the edge. Though known as one of the…

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Moving forward: what to look for in entertainment this spring

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With spring brings the many, many dates for upcoming movies, TV, and music. This spring is the season of comebacks, with artists such as Lorde releasing a new album after years of silence, 13 Reason Why, the popular young adult novel that captured the heart of many students here at Ann Richards, coming back as…

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Nifty thrifting: Ten things you should know before you start thrifitng

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Clothing at Uptown Cheapskate, one of the top resale shops in Austin. Often times at resale shops you can negotiate prices with shops if you find significant damage. Photo by Becca Alonso. Thrifting: The act of visiting several thrift and resale clothes to find inexpensive, yet fashionable clothing. Thrifting seems to be a hot trend in…

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Your ACL 2016 Playlist Guide: Artists you must see live

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The Austin City Limits Music Festival 2009, Austin Texas, October 4, 2009.  The Austin City Limits Music Festival is an annual three-day music festival in Austin, Texas’s Zilker Park.   Get out your selfie sticks and portable chargers people; ACL is coming. On the weekends of September 30 to October 2, and October 7th to…

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Appreciation or desecration?: Zayn Malik accused of copying Lil Wayne’s album cover

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Zayn Malik recently released his debut album “Mind of Mine,” which hit stores March 25th, 2016 and was number one on iTunes for almost a week. Malik is most well-known for being a former member of the Irish/British band, One Direction which he left on March 25th, 2015. Malik’s new solo album cover features him…

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Formation under discussion

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On February 6, Beyoncé released a surprise video for her new song, “Formation”, which she performed the very next day at the NFL Super Bowl 50. She also made the song available for download on Tidal following the release. The video contains controversial images: Beyoncé sitting on a sinking police car, a young black boy…

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In a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Star Wars Episode VII Review

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The highest grossing film of all time is the most recent installment of the Star Wars films Episode VII, The Force Awakens. It was released on December 18th, 2015. Even on Christmas Day, there were sold-out theaters with lines out the door. Some costumed fans arrived for additional viewings of the film. On opening night,…

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Trio: creative expression through multimedia mash-ups

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Misha Leybovich has worked for three years creating a new sharing device that highlights the new social media culture we see today by incorporating and innovating how people express themselves in a new conventional app called Trio. “Why social media?” says Misha Leybovich, CEO of Meograph and founder of Trio. “I think it’s to be human,…

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3 upcoming book-to-movie adaptations

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Most people love to see their favorite book hit the big screen.  But why wait to find out when you see a trailer for the film? Here are 3 upcoming YA book adaptations we’re looking forward to, and the progress they’re in so far (Warning! May contain spoilers!). 1) Paper Towns By John Green Summary: For those of you…

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Breaking Bad star visits ARS

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The Ann Richards School had many guests on campus this past week, including Breaking Bad actor RJ Mitte who was touring the school as a Trustee Board Member of the Mitte Foundation.  “I was really excited. It’s always cool when celebrities visit the school,” said senior Sofia Hruby. “When we realized he was here we ran…

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