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Broadcast assistant marks almost 26 years at school

Broadcast assistant marks almost 26 years at school

Rachell Ramirez, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019


Filed under #ohmy25, #VMThrowback, Features, Showcase

From learning TV production from his father to working 26 years at Vidal M. Treviño, Carlos Imperial is the broadcast assistant at VMT. Imperial is just one of two people left on the faculty and staff who helped open the school in 1993. He started working in television with his father who worked for the city...

Students show glimpses of their #DailyLives

Students show glimpses of their #DailyLives

April 10, 2019


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Students take part in a variety of activities during the school day. Here's a look at some of them.

Interpreting for justice: English teacher helps people as a court interpreter

Interpreting for justice: English teacher helps people as a court interpreter

Eva Montiel, Staff Writer

April 5, 2019


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The job of your dreams can come true and help you succeed. This is true in Ricardo Carrillo’s case. "Some years ago, I was at another campus and we were having morning and after-school tutorials and the teachers, along with me, were all tired. So, one day, we were having a faculty meeting and the t...

Hollywood actress discusses her long career (photos)

Hollywood actress discusses her long career (photos)

April 5, 2019


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Hollywood actress Julia Vera discussed her career with V.M.T students in the V.M.T Black Box Theatre on March 28. She was in Laredo to receive the Icons of the Arts Award from the Laredo Theater Guild International.

Point guard finds basketball and school challenging

Point guard finds basketball and school challenging

Katherine Dovalina, Staff Writer

April 3, 2019


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Tough challenges between academics and sports is part of Nixon point guard Ashley Pena's life. Pena, a junior said one of her goals is straight A's. "Personally, it's always a struggle to get straight A's while taking AP and Dual Enrollment classes, but it's possible," Pena said. Putting academics...

Car club members ride to success at parade

Car club members ride to success at parade

Jovan Contreras, Staff writer

March 27, 2019


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Winning a car show and being in the recent parade are two highlights of the No Limits Car Club. VitalMed Urgent Care sponsors an annual car show, the WBCA Pipes & Strips Car Show, which took place February 16. Winners of the car show are eligible to participate in the Washington’s birthday...

High school sophomore shares his take on young love

High school sophomore shares his take on young love

Zoe Alvarez, Staff writer

March 26, 2019


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It was a cool day on Valentine’s Day as high school sophomore Christopher Adams shared his perspective on young love. Like everything growing up, he found young love to be rather “awkward” but nonetheless enjoyable. He believes these are the memories that are cherished as one grows older. “For...

United South student manages band and soccer at the same time

March 25, 2019


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Jairo Aparicio’s passion is soccer and band, but it was band that caused him to change schools. Aparicio is a band and soccer player at United South High School. He used to go to Lyndon B. Johnson High School, but he changed schools so he could have a better opportunity to get into competitions in b...

Podcasters hope to make a difference for local artists

Podcasters hope to make a difference for local artists

Kassandra Garcia, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019


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It’s always “100 percent” with podcasters Josh Castillo and Roger Ramirez. Castillo, 25 years old, and Ramirez, 26 years old, may have not started off together but now are helping inspire young artists by using a podcast. Roger describes it as “A platform by and for Laredo artists.” They pre...

6th grader enjoys having more freedom in middle school

6th grader enjoys having more freedom in middle school

Julieta Lopez, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019


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“I like that we can choose our own classes. I get to do what I like to do,” Lopez said. Sixth-grader Rodrigo Lopez explains how his first year in Lamar Middle School is going so far. Lopez said he didn’t really enjoy his elementary years because teachers were very strict. “It was boring because we c...

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