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Competing for fair competition: Staff Editorial on 2018-2020 athletic UIL placing

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Every two years on February 1, sports, arts, and academic UIL (University Interscholastic League) districts are evaluated and redistricted by the UIL board of directors. Every two years, The Ann Richards School is moved up to 6A based on the board’s interpretation of school type. Every two years, Ann Richards Coach, Meg Brown, appeals this…

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Fresh films: Reviews for award nominated movies

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THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI: Gus Flores-Rascon, Beyond Our Walls Editor Writer and director of In Burgess and Seven Psychopaths brings another dark comedy to viewers, this time with the added dramatic intensity of leading actress Frances McDormand. In a small town, grieving mother Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) demands justice for her teenage daughter who…

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Where in the world is she?: Ms. Goka’s life in retirement

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  Starting her life in retirement, Ms. Goka is taking a well-earned vacation.   Ms. Goka is off to a new start after retiring from her job as principal at Ann Richards.  Goka kicked off her adventure in Portland, Oregon where she visited her daughter Emiko and Emiko’s boyfriend. They went to the Portland Symphony…

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Daniel Armendariz

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Daniel is a freshman at Ann Richards and is very excited to be on the newspaper staff. Outside of school, Daniel loves to read, write, draw, and listen to music and to spend time at home.

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Sammie Seamon

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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…

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Keyla Blanco

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Keyla Blanco’s perfect moment in time is when she is curled up on her bed, with her favorite food, and a superhero movie playing. Keyla is an indecisive, comic loving, superhero obsessed, fangirl. She wants to create movies that reflect the real world and its people. More diversity, weather that be, people of color, the…

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Emily Ownby

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Emily Ownby can often be found photographing the sunset, drinking chai tea lattes, or complaining about theatre rehearsals. Emily is a varsity swimmer, an aquarius, a member of the YWPN committee, a Starlet dancer, a vegetarian, and SUPER STOKED TO BE ON NEWSPAPER. It’s her first year as a staff member and second year at…

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Emily Garza

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Emily Garza, also known as Emi is a freshman at Ann Richards. She enjoys dancing, smiling, pretending she can sing, writing and spending time with her friends. She is a part of the Starlettes dance team at school and is with a ballet folklorico troupe outside of school. You can find her on Twitter, playing…

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Dhivya Bovik

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Dhivya Bovik is a freshman at ARS, and this is her first year on the staff of the Polaris Press. This year, she hopes to improve her photography and writing skills and write a great deal about social justice and student life. Dhivya can often be found drawing, playing with her numerous pets, taking pictures of…

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Rebecca Alonso

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Rebecca Alonso, otherwise known as Becca, is a sophomore at Ann Richards, and has been attending since the 6th grade. This is Becca’s 2nd year in newspaper, she started in the summer of her freshmen year and has plans to become the entertainment editor of the newspaper. She is also a part of her school…

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Ana Rosero

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Ana is currently a freshman at ARS. This is her first year in newspaper. She enjoys dancing ballet, running, listening to music, and hanging out with family and friends. She’s very excited about making new friends, improving her writing, and informing her school.

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Ally Wait

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Alejandra Wait, also known as Ally, is a sophomore who has a passion for writing. She plays soccer, does Tae Kwon Do and plays the guitar. Ally is hip with all of the memes, and goes by the nickname, “meme queen.” When a new meme is forming, Ally feels it in her bones. Some call…

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