Our Voices

  • Adoption: A Tale of Three Adoptions

    “I was in a basket with a blanket on the porch of the adoption agency,” said Maya Messinger, a sophomore at Ann Richards. Maya was born in China, and at fourteen months was adopted by her now parents. “I was fourteen months

    February 27, 2014 • Features, Our Voices, Showcase • Views: 994

  • Minimum Wage

    In the recent State of the Union speech that President Obama gave, Obama mentioned that one of his goals this year is to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10. He may have brought this up after many fast-food employees

    February 6, 2014 • Editorials, Our Voices, Showcase • Views: 1146

  • Giving (Late) New Years Resolutions A Shot

    This year, I resolved to run for at least 30 minutes every day. I’ve been on and off the fitness bandwagon for years, and this year I was going to stay on. Of course, that requires getting on the wagon in the first place. It

    January 24, 2014 • Editorials, Our Voices, Showcase • Views: 802

  • Ask Ann: Shy Girl

    Name: Shy Girl Dear Ann, There’s this girl I like and I want to be her friend but I don’t know how to approach her. Can you help me? Dear Shy Girl, If there is someone who you want to be friends with all you have to

    January 20, 2014 • Advice, Ask Ann, Our Voices • Views: 814

  • The media, bad news, and what can be done to help

    If you flip on any news channel, or look at the cover of any newspaper you will see bad news. By the looks of the media the world is a place of constant doom: A murder on Apple Street, a devastating car crash, and wallabys have

    November 19, 2013 • Editorials • Views: 729

  • Ask Ann: No Freetime

    Subject: No Free time Dear Ann, Lately I haven’t got any time on my hands for free time. I am always in afterschool clubs, doing homework, or being in school. All I have really are Saturdays. I need all the time I can get

    November 3, 2013 • Ask Ann • Views: 744

  • Ask Ann: Undeserving Grade

    Subject: Undeserving Grade Dear Ann, My teacher gave me a grade that I don’t agree with. I asked my mom and she doesn’t agree with the grade either. I want to talk to the teacher about it, but I have trouble talking

    November 3, 2013 • Ask Ann • Views: 751

  • Ask Ann Advice: Struggler

    Name: Struggler Question: Subject: School/work Dear Ann, School has been really hard. I told myself that when school started this year I would stay on top of things, but I have so many activities outside of school that it’s

    October 24, 2013 • Ask Ann • Views: 741