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Culture Cuisine: Our communities’ holiday recipes

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As you wake up, the smell of the delicious food trails you down the stairs to a loud living room full of your loved ones. The one thing we all do is head straight to the kitchen, incessantly asking, “When is the food going to be ready?” Whether you’re waiting for that hot pozole just…

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Handmade Holidays: Simple do-it-yourself gifts you can create in minutes

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Are you on a budget but want to give your friends well thought out gifts? These ideas are not only charming and heartwarming, but easy to make and super affordable. Hand-decorated ornaments Buying clear plastic ornaments and painting them by hand is the essential homemade craft to give to all of your friends and family.…

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Spooky pooches: Annual Howl-O-Ween Bash takes place

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Grab your costumes and your love of animals: The annual Howl-O-Ween Bash is back and ready to help out all of your favorite animals. The event occurred on November 1st, 2017, and was hosted by the Ann Richards Chapter of the National Honors Society (NHS). Outside the courtyard doors, different events were displayed such as…

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Survival guide: How to survive the holidays in a family tsunami

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It’s the holiday season. We get two weeks off of school to relax and most likely spend some good old quality time with family. This means your grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, the whole shabang. This also means that you might be walking into a lion’s cage of family and friends if you are not on…

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The hurried holidays: 10 quick gifts to pick up when you’ve forgotten

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Photo by Jimmie on Flickr. During the holidays, time seems to pass quicker than you’d think. Before you know it, your friends are going to be looking at you waiting for their Christmas present. We’ve all been there. If you’re stuck in a holiday ruck, check out these gifts to get someone last minute. Amazon…

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10 Things you should know before coming into your local craft store for holiday shopping

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Rubber pumpkins, plastic Christmas trees, twinkling lights- all of which are great things you can purchase at your local Hobby Lobby or Michaels, but there’s some key things to know before you enter the wonderful artificial winter wonderland of holiday retail shops. 1. Walk in knowing what you’re going for:   This not only helps…

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Stuffed with goodness: Healthy Holiday Dessert Recipes

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Eating healthy isn’t about cutting all of your favorite foods and desserts out of your diet or cheat days where you eat everything you didn’t eat the week before. Eating healthy may require cutting some foods out, but mostly, it’s about finding a balanced diet that works best for you (moderation is key!). With this…

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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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Between homes in different cities

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Sophomore Shilah Chhadua packs her luggage for the third time this month to ride a plane  182 miles from Austin to Dallas, where her biological father lives. Every first, third, and fifth weekend of every month Shilah goes through the process of packing, going through security, waiting for the long process that is claiming her baggage…

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Bathtubs, Rigged Elections, Jelly Beans, and More: President’s Day 2014

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The third Monday of February- for most of us, it’s just a day off of school. Another morning of sleeping in, an extra day to finish up homework, another three day weekend. Why do we even have February 17th off? What is February 17th for? February 17th is the day we celebrate George Washington’s birthday…

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MLK Day Across the Country

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“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As we all celebrate MLK Day with a day off from work and school, across the country different people…

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Halloween Costumes Walking the Neighborhoods This Season

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In the crowded cafeteria, frantic and excited voices talk about everything from the early release on Halloween day to candy preferences, and of course, costume choices. Halloween is nearly here, and as the big night inches ever closer, ARS girls are scrambling to put the finishing touches on their costumes or start throwing something together.…

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