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Myra Noralez has 21 articles published.

Myra Noralez is a senior at the Ann Richards School. She has been a staff writer for the Polaris Press since it was founded 3 years ago. Myra is a cross country runner, and basketball player. When not doing school related activities you can usually find Myra giving back to her community, or hanging out with friends and family. You can almost always find her surfing the Yahoo page, or watching videos on YouTube. The motto Myra lives by is “ A day without laughter is a day wasted.” -Charlie Chaplin. She hopes the paper continues to excel, and eventually reach the stars.

About Myra Noralez

Myra Noralez is a senior at the Ann Richards School. She has been a staff writer for the Polaris Press since it was founded 3 years ago. Myra is a cross country runner, and basketball player. When not doing school related activities you can usually find Myra giving back to her community, or hanging out with friends and family. You can almost always find her surfing the Yahoo page, or watching videos on YouTube. The motto Myra lives by is “ A day without laughter is a day wasted.” -Charlie Chaplin. She hopes the paper continues to excel, and eventually reach the stars.

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A Genie Wishlist: A review on the Blue Genie Art Bazaar

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The Blue Genie Art Bazaar is an annual event specific to Austin, where hundreds of local artists showcase and sell their sculptures, jewelry, clothing, paintings, photography, knickknacks, and just about any other creative thing you can imagine. Before my visit I didn’t know quite what to expect. I had imagined a museum of some sorts…

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Get in the Zone: Seventh grade volleyball team advances to the zone tournament

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Seventh Grade B team volleyball player gets ready to serve the ball.  The seventh grade volleyball team advances to the zone tournament and will play against Bailey Middle School on October 15th. “I feel nervous, but it’s a good type of nerve you know? Like the ‘Bring it on,’ nerve,” seventh grade volleyball player, Natalia…

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Taming the Mustangs: Ann Richards middle school volleyball team beats O. Henry Middle School at O. Henry

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The Ann Richards seventh grade volleyball team goes into a team huddle before their game against Covington Middle School. Photo by Sammie Seamon   The seventh grade Ann Richards volleyball team beat O.Henry Middle School on September 24th. “I was actually very proud of our team, because they haven’t beaten O.Henry since my oldest sister [senior…

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What would you do for a donut: Students create a competition for free donuts

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Seniors Reyna Ostos, Marisa Verastegui, Marlene Rodriguez, Courtney Williams, Myra Noralez, and Olivia Crouch recreated the popular ice cream saying “What would you do for a Klondike bar,” with “What would you do for a donut,” on September 15th. “During a discussion we had during lunch I mentioned that I had a coupon that said…

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Boots Over Beaches: ARS senior shares experience at basic training for the United States Army Reserves

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Unlike many students who spent time at the beach or on Netflix, an ARS senior spent eleven weeks of her summer at basic training in Oklahoma for the United States Army Reserves.  “I had asked a lot of people if I should do it and they were like, ‘You’re a girl, you shouldn’t do it….and I…

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Sofia Hruby signs for Clemson volleyball

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On April 30th, 2015 senior Sofia Hruby officially signed to become a volleyball player at Clemson University in South Carolina. Sofia is the first student at Ann Richards to receive a scholarship for athletics. Sofia has played for the Ann Richards volleyball team since she was in middle school, and has received numerous awards for…

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Student Council Candidates 2015-2016

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This morning, students grades six through eleven filed in to the large gym for the eighth time in a row to do their civil duty: elect the 2015-2016 Student Council representatives. Student Body Web Master-Historian: Sarah Bustos-Lopez: “I want to have a website with notes on meetings along with pictures from events…I love combining my passion of…

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Ending the Relationship

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A few months ago I made the conscious decision to end my relationship with my dad. I had felt this way for almost a year before I actually acted on it. For most of my life, my dad and I never had the typical father-daughter relationship. Ever since I was very young, my parents always had…

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Ask Ann: I Don’t Feel the Same

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Name: I Don’t Feel the Same Dear Ann, I think my friend might like me more than just a friend. What should I do? I don’t know how to approach her without hurting her feelings. I still want to be her friend, but just not in that way since I have a boyfriend already. Dear…

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Students plan for trip to Canada

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This year Ann Richards high school students are going to take a 6 day summer trip to Montreal, Quebec Canada. The six trip will include many fun yet educational activities for the students to help them experience the French life. “Oh my gosh. We are going to visit a bunch of historical places,” said the new French…

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Ann Richards Admin unveils new Bring Your Own Device policy

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The Ann Richards School unveiled a new “Bring Your Own Device” policy on Wednesday of last week, and has been introducing each grade level to the new system day by day. “We’ve wanted to do this for a long time,” said Assistant Principal Waugh*, who has been introducing the policy to each grade level. “It was…

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AISD Site Blocking: Is It Too Much?

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Every time we try to do research whether it’s for Biology, English, or just trying to read what seems to be an interesting story. This pops ups.         As you can see that would be very frustrating considering the fact that the words being blocked are “murd*r” or  “s*x” (We’ve used ‘*’…

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