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  • New VMT secretary has worked in other schools and juvenile facility
  • Communication students win at Tech Bowl
  • Cosplayers and merchandise swarm the 2017 Comic Con
  • Two receive WBCA Dance Festival scholarships
  • Male face for Maybelline is MannyMua
  • Old campus memories
  • New VMT secretary has worked in other schools and juvenile facility

    New VMT secretary has worked in other schools and juvenile facility

    Victoria Hernandez, Staff Writer

    February 16, 2017

    Luz Lara has been the new secretary for VMT since December 2016. “I was working with a school district in San Antonio, then moved back to Laredo,” Lara said. She was born and raised in Laredo. But, she moved to San Antonio for 11 years, working at a school district there, also. “Now I’m...

    Luz Lara poses behind the desk in her office. She's the new VMT secretary.

    The Magnet Tribune: Victoria Hernandez

  • Communication students win at Tech Bowl

    Communication students win at Tech Bowl

    February 13, 2017

    Journalism and broadcast students received two first place trophies, and one each for second and third at the district's 10th Annual Tech Bowl on Saturday morning. Winners and categories: --Digital Artwork: first place, The Magnet Tribune, issue of May 13, 2016, represented by Karla Alvare...

    Journalism and broadcast students received two first place trophies, and one each for second and third at the district's 10th Annual Tech Bowl on Saturday morning. Winners and categories were Digital Artwork: first place, The Magnet Tribune, issue of May 13, 2016, represented by Karla Alvarez, and Animation: first, Alexis Villanueva; second, Jesus Peche; and third, Pablo Hernandez.

    The Magnet Tribune: Mark Webber

  • Cosplayers and merchandise swarm the 2017 Comic Con

    Cosplayers and merchandise swarm the 2017 Comic Con

    February 10, 2017

    Crowds of cosplayers swarmed the TAMIU Student Center for the annual South Texas Collectors Expo on Jan. 28 and 29. Here are some photos of  this event.

    Cosplayers of Naruto from Nartuo pose at the Comic Con at TAMIU on Jan. 28.

    The Magnet Tribune: Anna Davenport

  • Two receive WBCA Dance Festival scholarships

    Two receive WBCA Dance Festival scholarships

    February 7, 2017

    Seniors Leo Ayala and Ramon Garza received $1,000 scholarships from the WBCA Dance Festival on February 4. VMT students have received these scholarships for the past several years.

    Seniors Leo Ayala (left), and Ramon Garza received $1,000 scholarships from the WBCA Dance Festival on February 4.

    The Magnet Tribune: Dafne Naranjo

  • Male face for Maybelline is MannyMua

    Male face for Maybelline is MannyMua

    Crystal Martinez, Staff Writer

    January 31, 2017

    Just as CoverGirl has its first male face, so does Maybelline. Manny Gutierrez, also known as MannyMua, is a famous YouTuber. His makeup channel consists of him reviewing beauty products, makeup tutorials and makeup challenges. He has over 2 million subscribers on his YouTube channel. Manny is...

    MannyMua wears Maybelline mascara in an ad on January 25, 2017.

    The Magnet Tribune: Facebook

  • Old campus memories

    Old campus memories

    Jesus Hernandez, Staff Writer

    January 27, 2017

    1st in a series. Freshman Melissa Rendon said the students at VMT are the best thing about the school. “I like the people here. They’re into their own things; It’s different from Nixon, it’s just better,” Rendon said. Rendon, who is a journalism student, said she has enjoyed taking p...

    Bruno Rendon poses with the late Superintendent Vidal M. Trevino and his art teacher Armando Flores after receiving a national award for his metalwork in the mid-1990s.

    The Magnet Tribune: Courtesy photo

School News

New VMT secretary has worked in other schools and juvenile facility

New VMT secretary has worked in other schools and juvenile facility

Victoria Hernandez, Staff Writer

Luz Lara has been the new secretary for VMT since December 2016. “I was working with a school district in San Antonio, then moved back to Laredo,” Lara said. She...

February 161 Comment

Communication students win at Tech Bowl

Communication students win at Tech Bowl

Journalism and broadcast students received two first place trophies, and one each for second and third at the district's 10th Annual Tech Bowl on Saturday morning. Winn...

February 13No Comments

Two receive WBCA Dance Festival scholarships

Two receive WBCA Dance Festival scholarships

Seniors Leo Ayala and Ramon Garza received $1,000 scholarships from the WBCA Dance Festival on February 4. VMT students have received these scholarships for the past several...

February 7No Comments

  • Woodwind Studio director announces fall achievements December 14
  • Students present creative work at Fright Mic December 12
  • Christmas Parade float wins Superintendent’s Award December 9

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Features

Cosplayers and merchandise swarm the 2017 Comic Con

Cosplayers and merchandise swarm the 2017 Comic Con

Crowds of cosplayers swarmed the TAMIU Student Center for the annual South Texas Collectors Expo on Jan. 28 and 29. Here are some photos of  this event....

February 10No Comments

Male face for Maybelline is MannyMua

Male face for Maybelline is MannyMua

Crystal Martinez, Staff Writer

Just as CoverGirl has its first male face, so does Maybelline. Manny Gutierrez, also known as MannyMua, is a famous YouTuber. His makeup channel consists of him reviewing...

January 31No Comments

Old campus memories

Old campus memories

Jesus Hernandez, Staff Writer

1st in a series. Freshman Melissa Rendon said the students at VMT are the best thing about the school. “I like the people here. They’re into their own things; It...

January 27No Comments

  • Paralyzed car crash survivor talks about his story with a positive vibe January 26
  • Music department performs Christmas concert January 10
  • First ever CoverBoy for CoverGirl January 6

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Reviews

Game Corner: Rising for battle with Kid Icarus — Uprising!

Game Corner: Rising for battle with Kid Icarus — Uprising!

Manuel Ruiz, Game Corner Columnist

Kid Icarus: Uprising was a launch title for the 3DS when the game's director Masahiro Sakurai was taken out for a meal by Nintendo’s late CEO Satoru Iwata. Sakurai decided...

February 7No Comments

Burger Pursuit: Hamburguesa Grande from Pino’s tastes good with jalapeño

Victoriano Garcia, Burger Pursuit Columnist

On Saturday afternoon I and a friend decided to go to Pino’s Burgers located at 2517 E. Del Mar Blvd. This is my first time going so as I park I see the place and so far...

February 2No Comments

  • TV FANatic: The strangest things of “Stranger Things” January 25
  • Musical Seoul: DAY6’s new single “I Wait” is something worth waiting for January 20
  • The Book Look: It really is a Funny Story January 10

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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...

December 1No 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...

November 3No 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

Observations: My favorite VMA performances

September 8

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

May 24

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Politics

The Trump Cabinet picks that you need to know

The Trump Cabinet picks that you need to know

Sabrina Sanchez, Staff Writer

             

January 25No Comments

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.  

January 13No 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.

November 15No Comments

Freshmen discuss Donald Trump and immigration (audio)

Freshmen discuss Donald Trump and immigration (audio)

November 10

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

Poll results: What is your presidential candidate preference?

Poll results: What is your presidential candidate preference?

October 28

Clinton overwhelmingly wins mock debate vote

Clinton overwhelmingly wins mock debate vote

October 25

Clinton, Trump present views on key issues

Clinton, Trump present views on key issues

October 20

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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...

November 4No 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 ...

October 7No Comments

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Staff Blogs

Mass Communication Week at Texas State

The Magnet Tribune: Yanira Sanchez

Justyne Bernal poses with Boko the Texas State mascot during Mass Communication Week.

Mass Communication Week at Texas State

Justyne Bernal

On October 27, 2016, I had the chance to attend Mass Communication Week at Texas State University. This trip really opened my eyes towards media and all the great things ...

January 23No Comments

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...

January 18No 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...

January 13No 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...

January 13No Comments

My first semester

January 13

As the fall semester of the...

My outstanding best friends

January 11

I had started to lose hope...

Reflecting first semester

January 10

In the short months of school...

Back to school

January 9

It has been about a week since...

I wish I could return to moments from my past

January 6

Typically I’ll try to analyze...

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Back in the day

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#VMThrowback

#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...

May 28No Comments

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

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