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Elena Gonzalez

Elena Gonzalez has 18 articles published.

Elena is a current class of 2017 junior and returning member to the ARS Polaris Press. After taking a period of absence during the newspaper’s second year, she is now back and ready to investigate new news stories. She is a food enthusiast with a passion for running, even though she’s asked herself “why” as she arrives to school for 7am cross country practice. She enjoys seeing the world and often trips over her surroundings in the process. Ever since she nearly fell into a trash can, she’s learned to that the key to life is: Be vigilant, be safe, and always step with one foot at a time.

About Elena Gonzalez

Elena is a current class of 2017 junior and returning member to the ARS Polaris Press. After taking a period of absence during the newspaper’s second year, she is now back and ready to investigate new news stories. She is a food enthusiast with a passion for running, even though she’s asked herself “why” as she arrives to school for 7am cross country practice. She enjoys seeing the world and often trips over her surroundings in the process. Ever since she nearly fell into a trash can, she’s learned to that the key to life is: Be vigilant, be safe, and always step with one foot at a time.

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Partygoers and Partyno-ers: Which prom stereotype are you?

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With prom season in full swing, try to figure out which “prom stereotype” everyone falls into. We’re all a little different, and that’s what makes prom so much fun. Which partygoer or partyno-er are you? Read on to find out!   The date bringer So you’re here with a date. If you brought someone, you’re…

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Home: Student recounts science fair participation

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Smiling faces Gleaming eyes Days full of science surprise The leaders of tomorrow And scientists of today   They stun me   I’m amazed, impressed In every way   5 years and counting 50 hours and still I couldn’t imagine No longer being Involved   It’s my baby My love What I will protect  …

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Youth and befuddlement: An ARS senior’s first (and last) YAG experience

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  “Let’s make this conference great again,” the youth governor spoke from his podium into the mic, with a good-natured grin to the conference attendees.   At first I thought the seemingly humorous and light-hearted, knowing references to the current U.S. president’s slogan that were made during opening ceremonies were just that: joking, tongue-in-cheek remarks.…

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TELL THEM: How to move forward post presidential election

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We don’t. We take two steps back, a hop to the left and an unsteady wobble to the right. You drive home on crowded parking lots and you tell your children valuable life pro-tips as you tuck them in at night – because after all, science tells us we remember most what we hear before…

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Pricey Spice: PSL cost across the world

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Say Cheese: Annual ID and yearbook picture day at ARS

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It’s early morning on Thursday, September 8th, 2016 when Photo Texas Photography arrives to set up their lighting. It’s picture day 2016 and students are giddy, or dreading it. For the next two days, students will be exited from a portion of their English classes to face the flashing lights in the cafeteria — a…

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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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10 Things to do on Valentine’s Day when you have no date: A single’s guide for the popular day of love

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               1. Binge-watch a tv show                    If this is a no-date Valentine’s day, then it’s the perfect time to watch your favorite TV show, or start that new one you keep saying you’re going to watch but never do because…

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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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I am THAT alumna: ARS graduate empowers students

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“Something was missing from freshman year [of college],” Tamsyn Stonebarger, Class of ‘13 alumna, said. “I can’t really explain it, but something was missing.” Tamsyn Stonebarger currently attends the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University as a journalism major. She co-leads the Arizona State University chapter of I Am…

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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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All good things must come to an end: ARS Cross Country seniors run their last race

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ARS Seniors on the Junior Varsity cross country team ran their last high school cross country meet Friday October 16, 2015 at Long Lake for the 2015 District meet. Rewon Shimray joined the cross country team in 8th grade and has since made many close friends among her teammates, some of whom she claims she…

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