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Samantha Powers
Samantha Powers is a junior and a second-year staffer on The Shield. Samantha is the co-news editor and the co-copy editor. Her favorite stories to write are big news pieces, and her favorite part of MacJ is working late with all of her friends. When Samantha’s not writing her butt off or helping others write their butts off, she can be found on the choir risers or the MAC stage. Samantha loves watching 80s movies, driving by herself with the Victorious soundtrack blasting, and buying stationery. She’d like to thank Mr. Winter for being the Doc to her Marty McFly, and she hopes people enjoy her writing.

Samantha Powers, co-news editor, co-copy editor

Jan 11, 2021
As COVID-19 hospitalizations surge, superintendent urges families to keep students home this week (Story)
Dec 30, 2020
Vargas reaps convention rewards (Story)
Dec 29, 2020
2020: A Year in Review in Photos (Story)
Dec 26, 2020
Friendship is right up their alley (Story)
Dec 20, 2020
When we’re in charge, we won’t forget what you’ve done for us (Story)
Dec 20, 2020
Dear teachers, thank you and we’re sorry. (Story)
Dec 07, 2020
These twins have twice the talent (Story)
Nov 21, 2020
Campus closures start trending in Central Texas (Story)
Nov 04, 2020
Percussionists come together to go ‘Solo’ (Media)
Nov 02, 2020
These Knights are major players on Election Day (Story)
Oct 25, 2020
50 Mac musicians named TMEA All-Region 18 (Story)
Oct 23, 2020
Perseverance is key for Mac musicians (Story)
Oct 19, 2020
All their homes are a stage (Story/Media)
Oct 14, 2020
Pandemic can’t stop the beat of the drums (Story/Media)
Oct 05, 2020
Student athletes to be assigned to separate learning groups so they are only with teammates, coaches (Story)
Oct 04, 2020
In-person school is upon us. Please stay home. (Story)
Sep 27, 2020
An inspiration to future trailblazers (Story)
Sep 17, 2020
Minstrel roots of “The Eyes of Texas” ignite debate within UT community (Story)
Aug 16, 2020
Virtual education is best bad option (Story)
Jul 14, 2020
School reopening debate divides nation, state (Story)
Jun 19, 2020
Social justice reporting entry 1: school closure controversy (Story)
May 29, 2020
When going to Mac is a family matter (Story)
May 22, 2020
Local eateries cautious about resuming dine-in services (Story/Media)
May 11, 2020
In comparing pandemics, hindsight of 1918 is 2020 (Story)
Apr 13, 2020
A glorious arrival brightens a crazy time for choir (Story)
Apr 06, 2020
Soph singers attack COVID-19 with humor (Story)
Mar 18, 2020
How to cure the COVID-19 quarantine blues (Story/Media)
Mar 17, 2020
Austin restaurants brace for COVID-19 economy (Story)
Mar 16, 2020
To thwart COVID-19, AISD extends spring break as it plans to transition to distance learning (Story)
Feb 27, 2020
Formerly taught, currently teaching (Media)
Feb 22, 2020
Strengthening community at Mac (Story)
Feb 17, 2020
How to be a ‘mate’ from miles away (Story/Media)
Feb 14, 2020
Super Bowl Halftime Show: sexy or sexist? (Story)
Jan 03, 2020
Spring sports preview (Story)
Dec 20, 2019
Baggage under the tree (Story)
Dec 17, 2019
A whole lot of holiday music (Story)
Nov 15, 2019
Meeting people outweighs paycheck (Story)
Oct 09, 2019
New AISD dress code aims for equity (Story/Media)
Oct 05, 2019
Senior panoramic picture to be taken on Thursday (Media)
Oct 04, 2019
Reviving joy in dance (Story)
Oct 01, 2019
Calling out for change (Story/Media)
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