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Sammie Seamon has 29 articles published.

Sammie Seamon is a freshman at ARS, and she’s excited for her first year of being on the Polaris Press staff. She is an avid reader, lover of lattés, overly competitive runner, amateur seamstress, and fierce protector of helpless animals. She is ready to take on the responsibility of being a newspaper reporter, and is eager to see where the Polaris Press will go this year!

About Sammie Seamon

Sammie Seamon is a freshman at ARS, and she’s excited for her first year of being on the Polaris Press staff. She is an avid reader, lover of lattés, overly competitive runner, amateur seamstress, and fierce protector of helpless animals. She is ready to take on the responsibility of being a newspaper reporter, and is eager to see where the Polaris Press will go this year!

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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

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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

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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

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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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10k Magic: Running Club prepares for the Cap 10k

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The team warms up for their run by doing lunges. Photo by Sammie Seamon. Running Club, coached by Ms. Brianne Welser and Coach Lora Tilson, began practice in the beginning of February. The club aims to get students ready for the Statesman Cap 10k race in Austin on April 23rd, although participating isn’t required. “The…

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Kicking it: Athletic trainer to take maternity leave

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Athletic trainer Rachel Mahoney works in her office near the main gym. She deals with physical paperwork for each athlete and helps athletes with both major and minor injuries. Photo by Sammie Seamon. Athletic trainer Rachel Mahoney is a familiar and friendly face around Ann Richards. However, she is expecting a new baby, and will…

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Down South: Senior embarks on research trip to Chile and Antarctica

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Lucia Hruby, a senior at Ann Richards, was one of the four selected from hundreds of American student applicants to go on a two-week trip to Antarctica and Chile to learn more about polar science and climate change, among other environmental topics. The program was organized by Dartmouth, funded by the National Science Foundation. “This…

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Out running: races to try this season

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Austin Marathon participants wait for the race to start in front of the Capitol building. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons. It might be tempting to stay in some nice warm pajamas this season, but it’s always good to get outside and move around, despite the unforgiving weather. Here are some local races that are coming up…

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