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Creepy and Unexplained: “Roland T. Owen,” the man who never checked out

Creepy and Unexplained: “Roland T. Owen,” the man who never checked out

America Moreno, Creepy and Unexplained Writer

February 13, 2019


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Background Infamous horror films such as Alfred Hitchcock's “Psycho” and Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” have given hotels a whole new meaning by becoming an eerie setting for murders. These films show killings of guests and a hotel that can turn a man into a maniac within months. Frighten...

Recruiters help create a new beginning for 8th graders

Recruiters help create a new beginning for 8th graders

February 12, 2019


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VMT and other LISD magnet/early colleges held recruiting trips to middle schools on January 31 and Feb. 1. Here are photos from the January 31 trip to Memorial Middle School....

2019 Comic Con at TAMIU has plenty memorabilia, artwork, and cosplayers

2019 Comic Con at TAMIU has plenty memorabilia, artwork, and cosplayers

February 11, 2019


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South Texas Collector's Expo's Comic Con, held at TAMIU on Jan. 26 and 27, featured various cosplayers, memorabilia booths, and artwork for sale....

Students split on whether AP or Dual Enrollment courses are better

Emily Garza, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019


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Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment classes are different, course-wise and in difficulty, students say. Students, in general, argue which is the best to take. There are a lot of pros to both options. In order to take dual classes one has to pass the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSI)...

Junior juggles demands of color guard and nursing classes

Junior juggles demands of color guard and nursing classes

Kassandra Garcia, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


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By day she faces the challenges of her nursing classes. After school are more challenges as color guard captain. Natalie Morales, 16, junior, has been captain of the J. W. Nixon High color guard for about two years; yet, she never imagined herself being a captain, mainly because she did not feel she...

Federal employee shares her government shutdown troubles

Federal employee shares her government shutdown troubles

Zoe Alvarez, Staff writer

January 29, 2019


Filed under Features, Politics, Showcase

The name has been changed to protect the federal employee’s identity Kristen Davis is one of the many 800,000 federal employees who was affected by the last government shutdown. When the shutdown was first announced, Davis paid little attention due to the fact that the previous shutdown was shor...

Federal employee describes government shutdown hardships

Federal employee describes government shutdown hardships

Zoe Alvarez, Staff writer

January 28, 2019


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The name has been changed to protect this federal employee’s identity. Robert Matthews is one of the 800,000 employees who had been affected by the government shutdown. He had little concern when he first heard of the shutdown as he has been through several. “I really did not give much though...

Dance student explains family’s government shutdown challenges

Dance student explains family’s government shutdown challenges

Zoe Alvarez, Staff writer

January 25, 2019


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Krista Lopez is one of the 800,000 federal employees’ children who is currently dealing with the effects of the shutdown. She is a sophomore VMT dance student. She described her feelings as concern and confusion when she first heard about the government shutdown on December 22, 2018. Her parents ...

Sophomore shares his government shutdown experience

Sophomore shares his government shutdown experience

Zoe Alvarez, Staff writer

January 24, 2019


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Esteban Rocha is one of the many children of federal employees who are being affected by the shutdown. He is a sophomore VMT creative writing student. Like many others, he did not anticipate the length of this government shutdown; he assumed it would last a couple of days. Little did he know i...

Women’s City Club celebrates 70th Anniversary Event

Women’s City Club celebrates 70th Anniversary Event

Irene Alegria, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019


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VMT students and teachers participated in the Women's City Club's 70th anniversary event at the Laredo Country Club. VMT counselor Ana Guajardo was also installed as president of the club....

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