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Samantha Powers

Sophomore Samantha Powers is a first-year staffer on The Shield. This is her first attempt at journalism, but she has always loved writing. Besides writing, she enjoys singing, dancing, and acting. She received a Best of SNO award for her first story ever, which addressed updates to the AISD dress code. Her interest in politics has transferred into her writing, which mostly includes news about big events in Austin. She hopes to study social sciences in the future and pursue a career in law. She’d like to thank Mr. Winter for teaching her everything she knows about journalism and getting her started in such an invigorating and welcoming community.

Samantha Powers, staff reporter

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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