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Alia is currently in the class of 2017 and this is her first year as a member of the Polaris Press. Alia loves to play videogames, solve riddles, and to obsess over her TV shows she watches. When not worried about school you can find her reading, listening to music, playing her games and enjoying her time with her family. While she likes to be active, sometimes her days just call for her to lay out on her floor in her bedroom surrounded by her weird colored blue-green walls thinking about random things.Even though she says she would totally survive a zombie apocalypse because of the amount of Walking Dead she watches, she knows deep inside her soul that she really won’t because they are a lot scarier in real life than on TV.

About AliaSegura

Alia is currently in the class of 2017 and this is her first year as a member of the Polaris Press. Alia loves to play videogames, solve riddles, and to obsess over her TV shows she watches. When not worried about school you can find her reading, listening to music, playing her games and enjoying her time with her family. While she likes to be active, sometimes her days just call for her to lay out on her floor in her bedroom surrounded by her weird colored blue-green walls thinking about random things.Even though she says she would totally survive a zombie apocalypse because of the amount of Walking Dead she watches, she knows deep inside her soul that she really won’t because they are a lot scarier in real life than on TV.

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School for the Summer: Students get ahead on credits at local community college during break

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Summer is a time for relaxing, hanging out with friends and completing required summer reading. However, some students embark on the mission of taking a summer course at Austin Community College through their Early College Student (ECS) program. ECS supports students who are in high school (and reside within the Austin Community College District) to…

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Prom planning pilgrimage: Seniors plan 2017 prom 

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Prom is a night filled with glitz, glamour and glee as its attendees get dressed up in beautiful dresses and suits. While many students are worried about promposals and what they are going to wear to the event, there are a select few students that begin worrying about prom days prior. These students formed a…

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The grand finale: Reflecting on my senior year experience

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If you compared what I thought my senior year was going to look like back in third grade, sixth grade, ninth grade, and what it is today, you would have three dreams and a harsh reality. In the third grade, I had a few senior year goals: go to prom, get a car,  and get…

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More than a test: how junior STARS teacher helps students prepare for college admissions exam

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  Juniors pile into their ninety-minute STARS class and flip open their white binders to the assigned homework. A woman with shoulder length blonde hair and a Texas A&M lanyard walks around and checks each binder to ensure that their required test prep had been completed. This test preparatory course is available to students to…

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Just a taste: Students try three pathways in order to choose part of high school curriculum

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On Thursday, February 2,2017, the class of 2021 participated in the much anticipated Pathway Day, where they learned about the three pathways they will commit to for four years: Media Technology, Engineering, and Biomedical Science. The eighth grade students visited the Media and Technology Pathway, taught by Mr. Roger Soden, and learned about the film…

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Noteworthy Performance: School to prison pipeline explained from left stage

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The biggest issue with schooling was ripped from its shadows and was tossed on stage: the school-to-prison pipeline. Notes From The Field, written and performed by Anna Deavere Smith at the 2nd Stage Theater in New York City until December 18, captured every emotion that high school students and their parents deal with when they…

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The hot seat: What it’s like to be an attorney and witness

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Asking questions and being asked are two completely different feelings. Both roles are equally scary and both rely heavily on each other to make it through the round and get the verdict you’re hoping for. I have been in youth and government since my junior year and both years have proven without a doubt to…

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Austin in transit: How Austin’s rapid growth may be at the expense of long term residents

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In 2016, Austin is a mere 40,000 people below the 1 million population mark, and it’s starting to show. From traffic, to schools, to businesses, Austin is changing. Over the next school year our investigative team will show where, when, and how Austin has developed over the past ten years, and predicted developments of the…

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Scary Spice: What Pumpkin Spice shouldn’t be in

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In the more recent year, the pumpkin spice flavoring has increasingly become closely tied to the coming of fall. Coffee shops lets us know when leaves have started falling by pouring pumpkin spice flavored items on the menu again. Pumpkin spice can be good in the occasional pumpkin pie during Thanksgiving, however, I fail to…

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A personality for every delicacy: your guide to Girl Scout cookies

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The “I’ll do it later”s → Toffee-tastic So you’re not into doing things when you should, but that’s okay, neither is this cookie. Girl Scout cookies are sold during a certain time period, but these cookies like to stick around, in bulk until the very end; they don’t sell out too fast. If you’re looking…

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Reflecting Stars: Alumnae remember ARS days

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The Ann Richards alumnae returned Friday, January 8, 2016 to share their college experiences with ARS students and give them advice for their journey on becoming college students. They also spoke about living in the real world to prove to students that there is life beyond middle and high school. Alumnae reported that the ARS…

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Reasons to Stay: Why ARS is right for you

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We are juniors, so we haven’t graduated yet. We don’t know exactly what the future holds or how what we’re learning now will affect our future selves…but we know it’s going to matter. We’ve been here since our first day of middle school. We’ve been guinea pigs, we’ve been frustrated with event outcomes, and we’ve…

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