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Sammie Seamon has 33 articles published.

Sammie Seamon is a senior this year and is super excited to be an editor-in-chief of the Polaris Press! She loves traditional animation and photography and is an overly competitive runner, finding running to be a stress reliever and a time to think. She hopes to one day become a journalist and inform people about political and social issues both in the U.S. and internationally. She feels like she has come full circle from starting in LitMag in middle school and delving into all aspects of journalism, and she can’t wait to see where the Polaris Press will go this year!

About Sammie Seamon

Sammie Seamon is a senior this year and is super excited to be an editor-in-chief of the Polaris Press! She loves traditional animation and photography and is an overly competitive runner, finding running to be a stress reliever and a time to think. She hopes to one day become a journalist and inform people about political and social issues both in the U.S. and internationally. She feels like she has come full circle from starting in LitMag in middle school and delving into all aspects of journalism, and she can’t wait to see where the Polaris Press will go this year!

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Den of Dems: Breakdown of Presidential Democratic Candidates for 2020

in Beyond Our Walls/News/Politics by

Most candidates intending to run for 2020 presidential election have declared, with a few outliers such as Joe Biden, Steve Bullock, and Eric Swalwell still waiting to make public decisions. On the Republican side, the only options thus far are President Donald Trump running for reelection and William Weld who has criticised Trump’s actions. On…

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Stars of the Court: A Look at the Tennis Team

in Showcase/Sports/Tennis by

Sofia Duarte (8) takes her tennis racket out of her duffel bag. Photo by Sammie Seamon The tennis team has always been a bit of an anomaly; it’s only available to middle school, it’s smack in the middle of major high school seasons like track and soccer, and we don’t get booming announcements every Monday…

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A Job Interview with Your Stereotypical ARS Student

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The banned Doc Martens boots still don many student’s feet. Photo by Sammie Seamon Disclaimer: I, too, am a liberal millennial, and this satire is just meant to hyperbolize the thoughts a stereotypically edgy, socially-aware ARS high schooler has and some trends.    Wheatsville Co-Op Interviewee #123 How would you describe yourself? To start with,…

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The shutdown matters: News from Capitol Hill, effects on Americans

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Art by Sammie Seamon. President Donald Trump and Democratic legislators are at a stand-off in allowing Congress to allocate President Trump 5.7 million dollars to build a wall at the US-Mexico border. This is the cause of the longest government shutdown in US history, affecting the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Americans. About 380,000…

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A crippled nation: Venezuela’s political nation and economic turmoil

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Venezuela has been in state of crisis since April 2017. The country has been ravaged with civilian anti-government protests, which have been responded to violently by the Venezuelan military, resulting in many deaths.   Currently, President Nicolas Maduro and his United Socialist Party (PSUV) are the executive power. He succeeded the late Hugo Chavez, under…

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On guns, violence, and the irreversible: 13-year-old accidentally kills himself on Instagram Live

in Beyond Our Walls/Our Voices/Showcase by

Photo courtesy of Creative Commons. On April 10th, 13-year-old Malachi Hemphill accidentally shot and killed himself in his room on Instagram Live, a live video feature on the popular social media app Instagram. He had received the gun from a friend at Babbs Middle School, where he attended near Atlanta, Georgia.   On Instagram Live,…

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Crossing the finish: Track and field team participates in AISD District meet

in ARS News/News/Showcase/Sports/Track & Field by

The Ann Richards track and field team participated in the AISD District meet on the 5th and 6th of April after a long 6-7 meet season. Ten throwers and runners qualified for the area meet by placing in the top 4 of a varsity event. The area meet will be held on April 20th in…

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The great sound divide: Ed Sheeran ‘Divide’ album review

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Ed Sheeran’s new album titled Divide, released on March 3, 2017. Photo by Elena Gonzales (12). Ed Sheeran presents a rally of emotions in his newly released album, ÷ (Divide). Officially released on Friday March 3, 2017, this album is one for a true music lover as its versatile tunes take the listener on a…

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Wonder Women: Five women in entertainment that will go down in history

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Women’s History Month has just ended, but it’s never a bad time to celebrate powerful and inspiring women. Here is a short list of some of today’s: Gina Rodriguez Gina Rodriguez is the second Latina actress to have won a Golden Globe for Best Comedy Actress. Her lead role on the CW comedy-drama Jane the…

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The cost of music: Austin’s growing music festivals may actually hurt the music scene

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Local Austin band, Sweet Spirit March 15, 2017 performing during SXSW. Photo courtesy of Matt Winkelmeyer, Getty Images North America. Every year Austin hosts an array of festivals and conferences that attract visitors from across the country and the world. From music and art to race car driving, much of Austin’s development has coincided with…

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Girl Code: Two female coders bring social change through video games

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Andy Gonzales and Sophie Houser smile while Ms. Shawn Mauser introduces them to the middle school audience. Many in the audience later personally asked them questions about their process and expressed their own interest in coding. Photo by Beatriz Ruiz.  Sophie Houser and Andrea (Andy) Gonzales are two nineteen-year olds that met at a Girls…

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In a pinch: My experience with change

in Editorials/Opinion by

My mom and dad sat me and my sister down at a table. Everyone knows what’s going to happen next; rarely, except in movies, do parents act this formally in front of their own children. I was 13 years old at the time, and my sister was 11. We feared the worst, and braced ourselves…

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