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VMT violin player is awarded “Outstanding Soloist” at summer state competition

VMT violin player is awarded “Outstanding Soloist” at summer state competition

Zoe Alvarez, Staff writer

October 18, 2019

Ten thousand and 25,000 musicians perform at the state University Interscholastic League and TSSEC music contest, respectively, every summer in Austin where only 2-3% of those performers receive the “Outstanding Performer” award. Vidal M. Trevino School of Communications and Fine Arts violinist Anthony...

Creepy and Unexplained: The Lost Boy

Creepy and Unexplained: The Lost Boy

America Moreno, Creepy and Unexplained Writer

September 16, 2019

Background The disappearance of Robert “Bobby” Clarence Dunbar is a story that has been passed down for generations. It is a story of two boys who were taken away from their homes, one to be raised by another family and the other to rot unknowingly. The beginning of a never-ending story Bobby wa...

Creepy and Unexplained: 657 Boulevard’s watcher

Creepy and Unexplained: 657 Boulevard’s watcher

America Moreno, Creepy and Unexplained Writer

May 28, 2019

Background A couple with three children purchased their dream home in Westfield, New Jersey, in 2014. The $1.2 million home came with six bedrooms, three bathrooms and was located on 657 Boulevard, a few blocks from the wife’s childhood home. It was everything the Broaddus family wished upon, perhaps ...

Swim team members discuss their experiences

Swim team members discuss their experiences

Michelle Rodriguez, Staff Writer

May 24, 2019

Nixon Mustang swimming team members have many great experiences to discuss after some members advanced to the region meet. The Nixon swim team has been in existence for three years now. The team started with fewer than 10 swimmers but this year had about 25. The first two years the team was in 5A until th...

High school students experience happiness in a variety ways

High school students experience happiness in a variety ways

Javier Rodriguez, Staff Writer

May 24, 2019

“I’ve experienced happiness in many different ways and some stays the same,” Daniel Rodriguez, sophomore said. Daniel has played games since the age of four. And his passion for video games hasn’t changed when the years went by. “My first game was Call Of Duty 4 and I enjoyed it. Because...

Not So Sour leaves a sweet taste with fans

Not So Sour leaves a sweet taste with fans

Lizeth Gutierrez, Staff writer

May 23, 2019

Their duo leaves a “Not So Sour” feeling with their fans. Seniors Kevin Sosa and Jose Limon who attend Martin High School share on their music duo named Not So Sour. Both shared on how they came up with their group name. “It’s an, I guess you can call it, an inside joke since my last n...

Graduate describes early college experience (podcast)

May 23, 2019

Staff Writer Olivia Trevino and Maria Martinez discuss her experiences at the LBJ early college.

Ink flows freely at tattoo convention

Ink flows freely at tattoo convention

Addy Melgar, Staff Writer

May 23, 2019

The empty warehouse seemed to come to life as the tattoo artists would begin to set up. Even in the early morning everyone seemed hyped up as the people began to walk through the doors. Tattoos have always been seen as a “bad” thing in the eyes of the community, but what people don’t realize...

A Houston boxer gives USA team some “Effect”

A Houston boxer gives USA team some “Effect”

Jovan Contreras, Staff Writer

May 17, 2019

A 20-year-old boxer is punching his way through to a spot in the Olympics. Ephraim Bui was born Dec. 3, 1999, in Virginia. Later his family moved to Sugarland, Texas. As of April 9, Bui is number 1 in the 108th Division in USA Boxing Elite. Bui is also known as Ephraim Effect. “Ephraim Effect is ...

English teacher/poet got her start at VMT

English teacher/poet got her start at VMT

Kevin Garcia, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019

Her journey as a writer started at The Magnet Tribune. She is now an English teacher and a published poet. Cynthia Dougherty-Bernal has published three books of poetry so far in her career as a poet. She discussed how she started out to become a poetic writer and about her journey to become an ...

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