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A moment of reflection: How mindfulness practices have prepared me for life after high school

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A visitor stepping into the dark small gym, lit only by faint yellow Christmas lights strung on the ceiling, would be pleasantly surprised at the sight of one hundred or so students practicing yoga. However, eleven years ago–when Ann Richards was just in our beginning–the visitor would have been startled and speechless. Over the past…

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Choosing a path: Five eighth graders on their future pathways

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Selecting a high school pathway has become an inaugural tradition at Ann Richards that all 8th-turning-9th-grade students will go through. Rising high schoolers went between pathway classrooms, Biomedical Science, Engineering, and Media Technology, on Pathway Day to learn more about the programs they will commit to for four years. Here are five 8th graders opinions…

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Changes for the mind: Ann Richards begins changes to address mental health

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The Ann Richards School is known for its rigorous course work and high academic standards, however students struggle with stress under the high expectations for their performance at school. Throughout the first semester, administration has taken different approaches to ensure the best mental health for all their students. One of these approaches was seeking student…

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Final Strech: How to end the year off right

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The final stretch of the school year is here. Summer is approaching and that means finals and the end of year rush. ou may be dragging your feet and your motivation might be dwindling, but drag your feet no longer:here is some advice on how to end the year off right and prepare for finals.…

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Let’s put health first: High school teens are working harder today, and their minds are taking the toll

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Artwork by Danny Armendariz (10). Over the years, school has become more challenging and time consuming for students. According to Business Insider an average high school senior today graduates with around 27.2 credits, while the average high school senior in 1990 graduated with around 23.6 credits. In that time, there has also been an 8%…

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New Beginnings: How to start the year off right

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Audra Kelly (9) works on her geometry study guide. The test was on Friday, Sept 30th,  and Kelly uses extra time during the school day to study and do more geometry.   “I wish I’d known that I needed to prepare myself,” said Helena Weatherford (9). I think we have all been in a situation where we have felt…

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