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Rebecca Alonso

Rebecca Alonso has 55 articles published.

Rebecca Alonso is living large during her senior year as Editor in Chief in the Polaris Press newspaper. Becca is ambitious, determined, resilient, fierce, protective, and would describe herself as the “cool aunt/cat lady” of the journalism family. She enjoys spending time with her friends and snuggling kittens, perfectly representing her warm personality. Out of her many interests, one of her major passions is journalism in media. She is the best person to go to for advice, and you can always trust her to give a helping hand.

About Rebecca Alonso

Rebecca Alonso is living large during her senior year as Editor in Chief in the Polaris Press newspaper. Becca is ambitious, determined, resilient, fierce, protective, and would describe herself as the “cool aunt/cat lady” of the journalism family. She enjoys spending time with her friends and snuggling kittens, perfectly representing her warm personality. Out of her many interests, one of her major passions is journalism in media. She is the best person to go to for advice, and you can always trust her to give a helping hand.

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Music Forecast: Three playlists that correlate with the time and weather

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Ever listen to the wrong song on a rainy day, or turn on the radio and hear a song that just doesn’t fit in with the weather or time of day? Check out these newly released tunes whenever you need a playlist that fits in with your daily routine. Be sure to look on the…

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So long, Class of 2018!: Interactive college map, infographics, and more

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Keepin’ up with the news: Tips and sources for staying updated during the summer

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When you think of summer, your first thoughts are probably not of spending your free days flipping through newspapers and browsing the internet for the latest stories. It’s enough to do your summer reading, updating yourself on what’s going on in the world might seem like a lot of extra work. However, staying up-to-date is…

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Daring delegates: Ann Richards students take on Youth and Government State Conference

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    Claudia Luong (11) takes a bite out of a cookie while waiting outside the Texas State Capitol. Luong competed in the judicial branch in Youth and Government, specifically district court, the highest level of court a team can participate in. Photo by Becca Alonso.
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    From left to right: Charlen Puon (10), Xiemena Sifuentes (10), Eleanor Jeansonne (10), Mia Clark (10), and Sierra Walton (12). Students pose for a picture during the second day of Youth and Government State Conference. All of these delegates worked in the media branch of government, which was divided into three sections: broadcast, social media, and print. Photo by Becca Alonso.
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    Alexis Miller (11) prepares her testimony as a witness before her trial. Photo by Becca Alonso.
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    Ann Richards students hold hands in prayer Saturday morning, looking upon the portrait of former governor Ann Richards. They were headed into their first round of judicial cases. “I feel like Ann Richards is going to guide us through the day. She’s a leader and she inspires me,” Savannah Wallace (11) said. Photo by Becca Alonso.
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    Eleanor Bailey (12) speaks during a legislative session Friday morning. This was her first year in Youth and Government and she has already changed her future plan based on the experience. “I’ve always known that I wanted to be a changemaker,” Bailey said. “I want to help as many people as I can. I was thinking medicine, but I’m thinking politics now. You can only cure one person at a time with medicine, and thousands with politics.” Photo by Becca Alonso.
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    During the worst flu epidemic since 2009 (Wall Street Journal), it’s no surprise the controversial issue of mandatory flu vaccinations surfaced on the Senate floor. The Senate chambers were bustling Friday afternoon at the Capitol as the committee discussed how to efficiently implement a healthy regulation of vaccinations. Photo by Becca Alonso.

The smell of coffee and freshly printed paper wafted through the Renaissance hotel this weekend as 1300 students from all over Texas gathered for the 71st annual YMCA Youth and Government Texas State Conference. 50 students from Ann Richards participated in the event, making for the biggest delegation in the state.

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Take a steaming sip: Your guide to the taste, color, and flavors of coffee

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Walk into a coffee shop. You hear the shouts of baristas, the whirling of a distant blender, the sound of espresso being made. Look at the walls. Dozens of coffee bags line the interiors, all with different descriptions. Columbian, Blonde, Fair-Trade, Italian Roast. Even when buying coffee at the store, all of these phrases jump…

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Spooky pooches: Annual Howl-O-Ween Bash takes place

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Grab your costumes and your love of animals: The annual Howl-O-Ween Bash is back and ready to help out all of your favorite animals. The event occurred on November 1st, 2017, and was hosted by the Ann Richards Chapter of the National Honors Society (NHS). Outside the courtyard doors, different events were displayed such as…

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In the Driver’s Seat: Women of Saudi Arabia granted right to drive

in Beyond Our Walls/Features/News/Showcase/Travel by

On September 26th, 2017, King Salman of Saudi Arabia lifted the country’s restrictions on women driving. The ban was lifted after years of women’s rights advocates pushing for a change in legislation, including,18 years ago in 1990, women protested by driving their cars around until the police stopped them. Women’s rights have always been up…

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Jamming out: Ann Richards marching band preforms at Band Jamboree

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As good as new: Two perspectives on the new Youth and Government year

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  Wednesday afternoons are one’s that Yoselin Resendiz looks forward to. After the infamously mute school bell rings at 4:35, Resendiz rushes down to Room 150 and into her designated spot next to her Youth and Government (YAG) partner-in-crime Litzy Santana. It is Resendiz’s second year participating in the growing club, but her excitement is…

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Working 9 to 5: Juniors reflect on May internships

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During the week of May 15th to May 19th, the juniors embarked onto the annual internships week. Organizations such as Mother’s Milk Bank, Intel, and Planned Parenthood participated in providing an opportunity for students to gain experience in the workplace respective to their ARS pathways. Students had days during the spring semester to practice dressing…

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Reasons why not: A look into Ann Richards’ perspective on 13 Reasons Why

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Photo courtesy of  Netflix. On March 31st,  Netflix released a show, “13 Reasons Why,” which quickly gained popularity on social media “I liked the show, it was really addicting,” Valerie Garza (9) said. “But I would probably be aware of who I recommend it to, depending on their emotional stability.” On the show, Clay Jensen is…

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Curtsies for Cotillion: Students and faculty prepare for dance

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Melissa Merlin (9) with her mother at the 2016 Cotillion. Photo by Chloe Leline. On May 20th , many rising ninth graders will be nervous, along with very mixed emotions. The Class of 2021 will walk down a red carpet accompanied by a loved one, in front of hundreds of people in an event called…

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