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Softball players strive for self-improvement

Softball players strive for self-improvement

Lizeth Gutierrez, Staff Writer

February 22, 2018


Filed under Features, Magnet Magazine, Showcase

It has been a journey of self-improvement efforts for second baseman Alexa Maldonado, a junior at Martin High School. Alexa shared that watching videos on YouTube help her get better. “I watch videos on YouTube to try to learn and improve on my movements,” Alexa said. The game of softball...

Libraries are important: Here’s why

Libraries are important: Here’s why

Zoe Alvarez, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

From the early 1800’s to the present day, libraries are used worldwide by people. They give the world unlimited information. It is most helpful to the public and students in school. Libraries give the public a precious gift many people fail to see, reading. Here’s a glimpse into librarians' thoughts...

Musician to spend summer performing with elite group

Musician to spend summer performing with elite group

Audrey Castillo, Staff Writer

February 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Senior VMT high brass student Jonathan Martinez is one of the 24 trumpet players to be accepted into an elite marching band organization, Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps. Playing the trumpet is something Jonathan has been fond of since middle school, and he continued this journey throughout his high...

Movie Matters: Radius has a plot twist that really shocks you

Movie Matters: Radius has a plot twist that really shocks you

January 25, 2018


Filed under Audio, Features, Reviews

For a plot twist that really shocks you, Radius.

Magnet Tribune staff members discuss their favorite holidays

Magnet Tribune staff members discuss their favorite holidays

Manuel Barrera, Staff writer

December 19, 2017


Filed under Features

Madelyn Dion -- “My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving because there are traditions my grandmother had that I treasure. My grandmother’s signature pie is a chocolate pudding pie.”           Kevin Garcia -- “My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving because I shar...

Students compare first and latest issues of The Magnet Tribune (video)

Students compare first and latest issues of The Magnet Tribune (video)

December 15, 2017


Filed under #ohmy25, Features, Showcase, Video

Several students compare the first-ever and latest edition of The Magnet Tribune student newspaper.

Border town Mayor Pete Saenz speaks about recent political controversies

Border town Mayor Pete Saenz speaks about recent political controversies

Justyne Bernal, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under Features, Politics, Showcase

After growing up in Laredo, Texas, and moving away for a while, Pete Saenz decided to be the positive change that he always wanted to see in the place he grew up in. With his bright outlook and respect for the border town and its future, he was elected mayor in November of 2014. Saenz creates positiv...

Rare Laredo snowfall covers school campus

Rare Laredo snowfall covers school campus

December 8, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

A rare snowfall in Laredo left much of the city -- including VMT's campus -- covered in snow the morning of Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, which lasted into the early afternoon. Here are some photos of snow at VMT. (By the way, it last snowed in Laredo in 2004.)

Laryssa Garza wins viola solo for VMT Philharmonic Christmas Concert

November 30, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

A competition was held to determine who would perform the instrumental solo for Oh Holy Night. VMT strings student Laryssa Garza, also a senior at Dr. Leo Cigarroa High School, won and will be performing her viola solo at the VMT Philharmonic Christmas Concert on December 18, 2017....

J.W Nixon wins ‘The Hammer Bowl’ for 3rd year in a row

J.W Nixon wins ‘The Hammer Bowl’ for 3rd year in a row

Justyne Bernal, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Showcase, Video

Laredo's oldest rivalry game is played every year during November. It has been a tradition that the winner of this game earns bragging rights and the hammer. The two schools that participate in this football game are J.W Nixon High School and Raymond & Tirza High School. After the battle of the...

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