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Jazz in the Heights photo album

Jazz in the Heights photo album

Here are more photos from the Jazz in the Heights on March 10 at VMT....

March 27No Comments

All that jazz

All that jazz

Jesus Hernandez, Staff Writer

Rain didn’t stop Laredoans from visiting and having a good time at VMT’s first Jazz in the Heights music festival on March 10. Several musicians and bands came together...

March 21No Comments

Tapestry staff and visitors listen to poetry and stories at Open Mic

Tapestry staff and visitors listen to poetry and stories at Open Mic

Tapestry literary magazine staff held an Open Mic event on February 16 in A201. Staff and visitors recited poetry and stories....

March 8No Comments

  • Top level performers set for Jazz in the Heights March 7
  • Students’ performances show variety during recruiting March 7
  • Chess Club members earn two trophies March 6

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Features

Two take flight to become Eagle Scouts

Two take flight to become Eagle Scouts

Belen Silva, Staff Writer

The sky is the limit for two Vidal M. Trevino magnet school seniors who were awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. Ben Mora, who is also the valedictorian at Nixon High School,...

February 22No Comments

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 January 27
  • Paralyzed car crash survivor talks about his story with a positive vibe January 26
  • Music department performs Christmas concert January 10

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Reviews

The 1990s are represented: Rangers hit the box office

The 1990s are represented: Rangers hit the box office

Selena Borjas, TAMIU intern

The world is at stake and it will take five teenagers with superpowers and bravery to save the day. This is a short summary of The Power Rangers movie, which premiered on...

March 25No Comments

Rising Stars: Wes Tucker gains thousands of followers

Rising Stars: Wes Tucker gains thousands of followers

Maddie Dion, Rising Stars columnist

Wesley Tucker, also known as Wes Tucker, is a 19-year-old social media star that emerged on YouNow but gained notice with his Tumblr blog. He also made covers and other 6-s...

March 21No Comments

  • Cinematic: ‘Be Our Guest’ in the new Beauty and the Beast March 20
  • Musical Seoul: “You Never Walk Alone” with BTS March 3
  • Game Corner: Rising for battle with Kid Icarus — Uprising! February 7

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Opinions

The Bug: Racism continues to evolve in various ways

Justyne Bernal

Racism is everywhere we turn, no matter how much we deny it. This issue has been around for many years and it hasn’t seemed to clear up yet and I believe it never will....

March 3No Comments

Observations: Positive four-word phrases provide a valuable lift

Delilah Gonzalez, Observations columnist

Positive words from a friend or loved one can motivate you. Sometimes when you feel like you failed you just need that positive vibe to reach out to you. The best way to start t...

February 23No Comments

Editorial: It’s important to clean the Rio Grande

December 1

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

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

November 3

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

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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

Hope Outdoor Gallery in Austin, Texas

The Magnet Tribune: Justyne Bernal

Image of the art at the graffiti park, "Hope Outdoor Park" in Austin, Texas.

Hope Outdoor Gallery in Austin, Texas

Images of art are from Hope Outdoor Park in Austin, Texas....

March 28No Comments

The Texas State Capital in Austin, Texas

The Magnet Tribune: Justyne Bernal

Image of the Texas State Capital located in Austin, Texas.

The Texas State Capital in Austin, Texas

Photo album of the Texas State Capital building in Austin, Texas....

March 28No Comments

Senior Year

Crystal Martinez, Staff Writer

As high school students, our main goal is to graduate. We all want to finish school and move on to other things. We want to leave school but what we don’t notice is that ...

March 24No Comments

A pinky promise to my friends

My friends and I pinky promising.

A pinky promise to my friends

Maddie Dion, Staff Writer

People say be careful who you talk to on the internet. Most times this should be followed but I have made my best friends on the internet. Niklaus and Zach are my best friends...

March 23No Comments

Moving away for college is not as easy as my family expected

March 8

So, I’m currently a senior...

Stop assuming without knowing

February 28

Everybody sees things a different...

Mass Communication Week at Texas State

Mass Communication Week at Texas State

January 23

On October 27, 2016, I had t...

Thinking about death

January 18

Have you ever felt so closed in l...

My FFA lamb

January 13

On September 26, 2016, I ...

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Back in the day

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Selena Borjas

My internship is halfway done

Selena Borjas, TAMIU intern

My internship so far has been a total experience in a positive light. I honestly thought it will be easy and quick but things don't always go as planned. Time seems like ...

March 27

The 1990s are represented: Rangers hit the box office

The 1990s are represented: Rangers hit the box office

Selena Borjas, TAMIU intern

The world is at stake and it will take five teenagers with superpowers and bravery to save the day. This is a short summary of The Power Rangers movie, which premiered on...

March 25

Lessons from man’s best friend

Lessons from man’s best friend

Selena Borjas, TAMIU intern

How can a furry four-legged mammal change a life? By a four-legged mammal, I mean a dog. Those fluffy little things that squeak when they are puppies and then bark as they g...

February 26

Education and motivation are the keys to success

Education and motivation are the keys to success

Selena Borjas, TAMIU intern

My mother dropped out of school when she was in the 9th grade and my father when he was in the 7th grade. The reason why both dropped out of school was because they thought...

February 20

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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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