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Students discuss Obama’s presidency

Students discuss Obama’s presidency

Staff writers Briana Sepulveda and Salma Silva interviewed students on their opinions of whether or not Obama fufilled his presidency.  

Jan 13 • No Comments

Seniors discuss presidential election results (audio)

Seniors discuss presidential election results (audio)

Staff writer Mario Rodriguez discusses elections results with seniors the morning after the election.

Nov 15 • No Comments

Freshmen discuss Donald Trump and immigration (audio)

Freshmen discuss Donald Trump and immigration (audio)

Magnet Tribune Staff Writers Briana Sepulveda and Salma Silva ask freshman for their thoughts on Donald Trump and immigration.

Nov 10 • No Comments

Students hear ‘Clinton,’ ‘Trump’ debate at Rock the Vote (story, photos, video)

Students hear ‘Clinton,’ ‘Trump’ debate at Rock the Vote (story, photos, video)

November 9, 2016

Poll results: What is your presidential candidate preference?

Poll results: What is your presidential candidate preference?

October 28, 2016

Clinton overwhelmingly wins mock debate vote

Clinton overwhelmingly wins mock debate vote

October 25, 2016

Clinton, Trump present views on key issues

Clinton, Trump present views on key issues

October 20, 2016

Presidential candidates present views on key issues

Presidential candidates present views on key issues

October 14, 2016

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School News

Woodwind Studio director announces fall achievements

Music instructor Melissa Hinojosa has announced students in her Woodwind Studio who have achieved All District All Region, and All Area status. All Area students will be advancing...  Read More »

Dec 14 • No Comments

Students present creative work at Fright Mic

Students present creative work at Fright Mic

Andrea Garcia, Staff Writer

For young writers, emotions ran high during Tapestry’s annual Fright Mic. It featured stories as well as poems, which were read by magazine staff members and the au...  Read More »

Dec 12 • No Comments

Christmas Parade float wins Superintendent’s Award

Christmas Parade float wins Superintendent’s Award

The school's float in this year's Christmas Parade on Dec. 2 has received the Superintendent's Award. The float featured Charlie Brown characters.

Dec 9 • No Comments

  • Lost items may be found at the lost and found December 1, 2016
  • Former Marine brings unique experiences to freshmen November 15, 2016
  • Students hear ‘Clinton,’ ‘Trump’ debate at Rock the Vote (story, photos, video) November 9, 2016

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Features

Music department performs Christmas concert

Music department performs Christmas concert

The music department held its Christmas Music Spectacular on December 15 in the auditorium.

Jan 10 • No Comments

First ever CoverBoy for CoverGirl

First ever CoverBoy for CoverGirl

Lizeth Gutierrez and Crystal Martinez

A male has taken over the female’s world of makeup. James Charles is the new CoverBoy for CoverGirl cosmetics. It all started when he received a lot of attention for...  Read More »

Jan 6 • No Comments

Two receive National Hispanic Scholar recognition

Two receive National Hispanic Scholar recognition

Carolina Gamez and Lauren Melendez

Seniors Ben Mora and Monika Rodriguez were recognized for their academic success. They are National Hispanic Scholars, which means they scored in the top 2.5 percent of test...  Read More »

Dec 16 • No Comments

  • Waffle Iron: EV and The Citizen December 16, 2016
  • Tuba Christmas event is planned at the mall December 16, 2016
  • Steel drums give Christmas music unique sound December 14, 2016

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Reviews

The Book Look: It really is a Funny Story

The Book Look: It really is a Funny Story

Belen Silva, The Book Look Columnist

Here are some things that are funny. Saturday Night Live skits about Donald Trump, when people look toward the camera in the show The Office, and the good old fashioned banana...  Read More »

Jan 10 • No Comments

Rising Stars: YouTube star creates funny and sarcastic videos

Rising Stars: YouTube star creates funny and sarcastic videos

Maddie Dion, Rising Stars columnist

Jack Baran, known as thatsojack, is known for his funny and sarcastic videos on YouTube. Jack’s first video was named “Could it be you- H*Wood;” it’s a music video...  Read More »

Jan 6 • No Comments

  • Game Corner: Jump into adventure with Pokémon X December 1, 2016
  • TV FANatic: This show makes me “Scream” November 18, 2016
  • Musical Seoul: BTS comes back with ‘Blood Sweat Tears’ November 3, 2016

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Opinions

Editorial: It’s important to clean the Rio Grande

Angie Bravo, Editorial Writer

Pollution is everywhere. A polluted river close to home named the Rio Grande suffers from great damage from the pollutants it has had to endure throughout many years. Everything...  Read More »

Dec 1 • No Comments

The Bug: Social media’s negative side impacts peoples’ lives

The Bug: Social media’s negative side impacts peoples’ lives

Justyne Bernal, The Bug columnist

Social media is everywhere we turn. It’s something that affects us each day even if we use our electronic devices or not. When we don’t use social media our surroundings...  Read More »

Nov 3 • No Comments

The Bug: Could Grease really just be fantasies during Sandy’s coma?

The Bug: Could Grease really just be fantasies during Sandy’s coma?

September 15, 2016

Observations: My favorite VMA performances

September 8, 2016

The Bug: The end has finally gotten here — I now present you the graduating class of 2016

May 24, 2016

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News

Students’ opinions vary on local clown threats

Dafne Naranjo, Staff Writer

Nixon High School freshmen have been noticing there are many clown threats going on. Students that know about this clown threat say they saw it on a Facebook page called...  Read More »

Nov 4 • No Comments

Clown sightings create disruptions throughout country

Irene Alegria, Staff Writer

Updated October 24. The clown threats and sightings are not something that people aren’t aware of. The clown sightings started as early as August of this year in ...  Read More »

Oct 7 • No Comments

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Staff Blogs

Thinking about death

Andrea Garcia, Staff Writer

Have you ever felt so closed in like you could hardly breathe? How about when you received bad news, you just lost a special person in your life that was dear to you? After...  Read More »

Jan 18 • No Comments

My FFA lamb

Jodie Sanchez, Staff Writer

On September 26, 2016, I received my first lamb; I was ecstatic. My lamb was absolutely the cutest thing I had ever come across. At first when I would get near him, he w...  Read More »

Jan 13 • No Comments

2016 was difficult

Melissa Rendon, Staff Writer

The goals that I have set for myself this school year are, I want to try to be more positive than I usually am, towards sports, school work, homework, and myself. I want to...  Read More »

Jan 13 • No Comments

My first semester

Sofia Ramos

As the fall semester of the 2016-2017 school year comes to an end, I am extremely shocked at how fast it has passed and a bit disappointed. I am disappointed because I feel...  Read More »

Jan 13 • No Comments

My outstanding best friends

January 11, 2017

I had started to lose hope...  Read More »

Reflecting first semester

January 10, 2017

In the short months of school...  Read More »

Back to school

January 9, 2017

It has been about a week since...  Read More »

I wish I could return to moments from my past

January 6, 2017

Typically I’ll try to analyze...  Read More »

Blockbuster movies of 2016

January 6, 2017

This past year seemed to be...  Read More »

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#VMThrowback: Original faculty member Matt Arambula looks back on teaching career

#VMThrowback: Original faculty member Matt Arambula looks back on teaching career

Brandon Gamez, Staff Writer

Social Studies teacher Matt Arambula III recalls his trip through the years here at VMT which is coming to an end after 36 years of teaching. Arambula shares his reactions...  Read More »

May 28 • No Comments

  • #VMThrowback: Assistant principal recalls days as a VMT teacher May 26, 2015
  • #VMThrowback: Armando Flores discusses creating the hand May 26, 2015
  • #VMThrowback: VMT instructor Ashley Ramirez talks about her years as a student May 26, 2015
  • #VMThrowback: Original faculty member Mark Webber recalls VMT’s begining May 26, 2015
  • #VMThrowback: Dance teacher David Arevalo talks about his years in dance May 26, 2015
  • #VMThrowback: A last look of the Urbahn Building and strings’ house May 26, 2015

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