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Ximena Sifuentes-Chavez

Ximena Sifuentes-Chavez has 6 articles published.

As most kids at 6 years old were starting first grade, Ximena Sifuentes-Chavez was migrating from Mexico to the United States. Transitioning from “Feliz cumpleaños” to “happy birthdays” was different for Ximena and lead her to step out of her comfort zone and join a film club in elementary school. Carrying film with her through middle school and into high school, she knew the pathway for her was Media Technology. Creating films and being involved in cinematography is a future goal for Ximena Sifuentes...but don’t think that is the only thing she has in mind. Junior, Ximena has an internship working at a production company and has been working since the start of summer 2018. Ximena is looking forward to giving voices to those who usually don't have one this upcoming year, as a staff writer for the Polaris Press newspaper.

About Ximena Sifuentes-Chavez

As most kids at 6 years old were starting first grade, Ximena Sifuentes-Chavez was migrating from Mexico to the United States. Transitioning from “Feliz cumpleaños” to “happy birthdays” was different for Ximena and lead her to step out of her comfort zone and join a film club in elementary school. Carrying film with her through middle school and into high school, she knew the pathway for her was Media Technology. Creating films and being involved in cinematography is a future goal for Ximena Sifuentes...but don’t think that is the only thing she has in mind. Junior, Ximena has an internship working at a production company and has been working since the start of summer 2018. Ximena is looking forward to giving voices to those who usually don't have one this upcoming year, as a staff writer for the Polaris Press newspaper.

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Seven Free SXSW Shows: A List of SXSW Free Concerts

in Beyond Our Walls/News by

As you get out of that 4th period, hour-and-thirty-minute class for Spring Break, the first thing you think about is hanging out with your friends and what to do with them. Something that might fill that vacant void could possibly be the week-long South by Southwest festival. This festival has been in Austin for the…

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Adventures at the Alamo: Reflecting on Week-Long Internship

in Our Voices by

As I was walking down the cold and scary sidewalk of 6th Street, heading to The Ritz and Alamo Drafthouse theater, I saw my friends waving at me from a distance. We were meeting the head recruiters for orientation and to learn the background of the company. In front of the theatre, I saw a…

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New Teacher, New Beginnings: An Interview with the New 9th and 10th Grade Teacher

in Features/Showcase/Staff by

Every single year there are new teachers joining the Ann Richards family. They are welcomed with new names to learn and new learning styles. Normally teachers are introduced to students in the beginning of the year; however, this year, a new teacher was introduced to the ninth grade physics class and tenth grade biology class…

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Juniors in Jackets : Juniors explaining their lettermans

in ARS News/News by

Every year, the juniors who get an 80 or above on their Cornerstone project, a college level project, get their letterman during the fall semester of their junior year. The letterman jacket has a been an Ann Richards tradition for many years. Each pathway assigns a very different kind of project to their students based…

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Thesis Triumph : Media Tech seniors explain thesis projects

in ARS News/News by

For the Media Technology pathway senior thesis, students can create a narrative film or a traditional animation. These are projects that they’ve done in previous years in groups, Media Tech students creating animations for their Cornerstones, documentaries during junior year and narrative films in senior year.. Usually, students each direct a narrative film instead of…

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Culture Cuisine: Our communities’ holiday recipes

in Entertainment/Showcase by

As you wake up, the smell of the delicious food trails you down the stairs to a loud living room full of your loved ones. The one thing we all do is head straight to the kitchen, incessantly asking, “When is the food going to be ready?” Whether you’re waiting for that hot pozole just…

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