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Willa Smith
Willa Smith would be happiest in her bed with a book and a plate of cookies. Occasionally, she goes to school, but she prefers to sleep, eat, or teach swim lessons to toddlers. She can commonly be found A) reading a book, B) thinking about a book, or C) talking about a book. On the rare occasion when is not doing any of the things mentioned previously, Willa runs two book review blogs, reviews music for EUPHORIA. Magazine, participates in Youth and Government, and swims for the Ann Richards Swim Team. She’s a member of the Polaris Press Editorial Board, Beyond Our Walls Section Editor, Managing Editor of the Print Edition of the Polaris Press, and is honored to have spent three years working on such an incredible paper.

Willa Smith, Staff Writer

Feb 13, 2016
The results are in: New Hampshire and Iowa citizens first to cast votes in presidential race (Story)
Jan 29, 2016
Making movements: Five decades apart two student organizations mobilize younger generations (Story)
Jan 13, 2016
Spilled Ink: The truth about being a bookseller and 10 ways to be a better customer (Story)
Dec 10, 2015
On blogging, growing up, and finding my passion (Story)
Oct 23, 2015
I want candy: Students and faculty remember Halloween (Story)
Oct 23, 2015
Born to Trick-or-Treat: Senior born on Halloween (Story)
Oct 21, 2015
Austinite in New Jersey: Class of 2015 graduate takes on Princeton University (Story)
Oct 07, 2015
ACL Survival Guide: Packing list, what to wear, how to get there, and more (Story)
Sep 25, 2015
Counting down the days: Students and librarian eagerly await the Texas Teen Book Festival (Story)
Apr 11, 2015
Allowing handguns on colleges campuses in Texas (Story)
Dec 09, 2014
The women of Bangladeshi sweatshops (Story)
Dec 08, 2014
Dr. Libby Dogget visits ARS (Story)
Nov 21, 2014
Congressman awards Naval Academy nomination to ARS senior (Story)
Oct 20, 2014
Home is not a place (Story)
Oct 07, 2014
Ebola Update: First Case in The United States (Story)
Sep 21, 2014
ISIS – the new terrorist group? (Story)
Sep 10, 2014
Vice Principal Waugh sponsors Warrior Cat Club (Story)
Aug 14, 2014
All About Ferguson (Story)
Jul 02, 2014
Thoughts from Barnard College (Story)
Apr 24, 2014
The New SAT Format Coming Spring 2016 (Story)
Feb 11, 2014
ARS Swim Team Takes Magnolia (Story)
Jan 20, 2014
ARS Swim Team Competes at Tex Robertson Invitational (Story)
Jan 20, 2014
Graduated Seniors Come Back for Alumni Panel (Story)
Dec 02, 2013
Ann Richards Swim Team Competes at the Aggieland Invitational November 18th (Story)
Nov 18, 2013
The Tragedy in The Phillipines: Typhoon Haiyan (Story)
Nov 05, 2013
ARS Swim Team Competes in AISD Invitational (Story)
Oct 08, 2013
Ann Richards Birthday Bash 2013 (Story)
Sep 18, 2013
Ally Carter Author of The Gallagher Girls Series Visits (Story)
The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders
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