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Keyla Blanco’s perfect moment in time is when she is curled up on her bed, with her favorite food, and a superhero movie playing. Keyla is an indecisive, comic loving, superhero obsessed, fangirl. She wants to create movies that reflect the real world and its people. More diversity, whether that be people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, differently abled people, or any other underrepresented people, in films, is her biggest passion. Keyla grew up with her family and comic books and spends time with them constantly. Movies are her main escape, and they help her see the world. Keyla is shy at first but opens up after some time. Fitting to her personality, Keyla is the Entertainment Editor for the Polaris Press.

About Keyla Blanco

Keyla Blanco’s perfect moment in time is when she is curled up on her bed, with her favorite food, and a superhero movie playing. Keyla is an indecisive, comic loving, superhero obsessed, fangirl. She wants to create movies that reflect the real world and its people. More diversity, whether that be people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, differently abled people, or any other underrepresented people, in films, is her biggest passion. Keyla grew up with her family and comic books and spends time with them constantly. Movies are her main escape, and they help her see the world. Keyla is shy at first but opens up after some time. Fitting to her personality, Keyla is the Entertainment Editor for the Polaris Press.

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“Magnetizing” leader: Julie Apagya-Bonney and her image as a student

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On Thursday afternoons, Julie Apagya-Bonney (12) can be found in Ms. Jill DiCuffa’s classroom leading the senior class in their prom committee meeting. As class president, Apagya-Bonney has worked hard to communicate with her peers to make the school year more significant. Her commitment to student council has been prominent to her high school career…

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Repping the right way: Why Love, Simon is an important teen comedy

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  Love, Simon is an upcoming film based off the book Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, written by Becky Albertalli. The movie follows Simon Spier (Nick Robinson), a closeted gay 17-year-old high school student, and his experience balancing school, friends, family, a pen pal, and his sexuality. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is…

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Toxic Stan Twitter: Online community abuses social media platform

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In 2019, it is estimated that there will be 2.77 billion social media users worldwide. The growth of social media in the 21st century has had many positives: people around the world use it to keep in contact with friends and family, as a form of entertainment, or even a news source. With a rapid…

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Money Hungry Changes: How Youtube prioritizes revenue over consumers

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In the generation of internet fame, it’s important to trace back the roots of our social media platforms and how they started. A popular video website, Youtube, has been getting a lot of attention over the year for its stars, policies, and how quickly it’s changed from being user first to income first. Youtube has…

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A final message: 12th graders prepare for senior speeches

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Ann Richards is home to many traditions, such as Homecoming or Cotillion, one of these traditions includes senior speeches. Since the school’s first graduating class in 2013, 12th graders have prepared to give a speech to their younger sisters. This tradition has been ongoing for five years and now the class of 2018 is up…

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We are the champions: How Austin’s recent rank effects a growing metropolitan

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In the beginning of February, the U.S. News and World Report ranked Austin, Texas the #1 best place to live in the United States. Some of the factors taken into consideration for this rank were weather, job market, desirability, quality of life, and net migration. Austin is in the heart of Texas, as the state’s…

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In the spotlight: Students come together to honor Black History Month

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The month of February, also known as Black History Month, has begun. To celebrate the diverse student body and educate each other, a group of students have come together to create presentations and inspirational “Quote of the Day” at end of the day announcements. The high school group has began meeting once a week during…

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Captivating Canines: How therapy dogs improve my mental health

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The pressure that comes with being a high school student is more than one can explain. The four years of constant homework, tests, projects, and midterms start to pile up and at times feels like it will never end. As I begin the last semester of my junior year and start to plan my future,…

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Bringing in the new: School showcase hosts prospective students

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Festive films: 10 classic Christmas movies to watch this holiday season

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Photo from Travis on Flickr, New Line Cinema, and Warner Bros. In the spirit of the winter holidays quickly approaching, here are 10 classic Christmas movies we all know and love. From the comedy-horror Gremlins, to the nostalgic How The Grinch Stole Christmas, take the time to sit back, relax and enjoy these films. Home…

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Holiday Habits: Fun holiday traditions to partake in this year

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After working hard on finals, spend some time with loved ones, or spend a night in alone. Whether single or in a relationship here are 10 activities you can do this winter break. Ice skating at Whole Foods As the temperature drops and the Christmas songs begin to play, what better way to have some…

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A Silver Lining: how Hillary Clinton’s concession speech gave me hope

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Zaira Vazquez (11), Keyla Blanco (11), Sierra Walton (11), and Alyssa Cerda (11) stand. The junior class slept in the library during a school lock-in to watch the presidential election on November 8th  Photo by Maddy Schell. As a 16 year old Hispanic girl, many things have been pointed out to me. As a teenager,…

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