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Play director discusses fine points of her position

Play director discusses fine points of her position

Gabriel Gutierrez, Staff Writer

May 18, 2018

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People don’t realize how much commitment the One-Act Play takes to be successful, according to Cigarroa High School’s OAP director. Ariana Mendez was in OAP her last two years of high school, which inspired her to pursue a career in theatre. Now she’s the OAP director at Cigarroa High School....

Lead singer reminisces on his career

Lead singer reminisces on his career

May 2, 2018

After nearly 5 years of being with Taken by Tides, lead vocalist, Alejandro Moreno decided to leave the band. Alejandro Moreno, 20, joined Taken by Tides, a local metalcore band, in 2013. The band consisted of six members. Moreno’s role was lead vocalist. Moreno feels the band really had its...

Woman explains the struggles of having diabetes while pregnant

Jodie Sanchez, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018

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A woman welcomes her second baby into this world having to deal with the struggles of her baby’s enlarged heart. Laredoan Jocelyn Sanchez, mother of Rylee Rodriguez was given false accusations of having an enlarged heart. “It was the worst news I’ve ever gotten,” Sanchez said. Rylee was born on January 20, 2018, and weighed 7 lbs. and 3 ounces. She was the heavier of her both children, Sanchez said. Besides the enlarged heart with Rylee, Sanchez also had health issues with her type 1 diabetes and a ...

Teen finds home in Kpop music

Salma Silva, Staff Writter

April 16, 2018

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Jenni Zavala, an 18 year old who lives in Houston, discussed how her K-idols have influenced her life. Zavala used to be very limited in the world of social media until she started being more interested in pop culture. By getting into music artists and following more of what they do, Jenni has learned about their culture as well. For example, Zavala is a huge fan of Kpop; she feels like she has learned so much about Asian cultures that she didn’t know about before. “I am able to learn more about differ...

Military career leads to JROTC teaching position

Military career leads to JROTC teaching position

Addy Melgar, Staff Writer

March 29, 2018

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Lt. Col. Bennie Feagin (ret.) is a military officer who has really impacted many people’s lives including the ones of his cadets at J.W Nixon High School. “He really helped me get out of my shell,” Alexia Garcia, a sophomore cadet said. Feagin on his 28 years of deployed has visited countries...

Laredo woman reminisces on her successful family

Laredo woman reminisces on her successful family

March 28, 2018

“Anything is possible if you push yourself to your goal, never give up," Juliet Averitt, said about her father’s drive for success. For older Laredoams, remember those really popular stores Cindy and Ricardo’s, Santos Department, Rio Family Center, and the most importantly of all The River Dr...

School and work does not keep dancer from success

School and work does not keep dancer from success

Dafne Naranjo, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

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Sophomore dancer America Villarreal wanted the thrill of dancing in front of a crowd, so she’s now dancing at VMT. “When I was in elementary I used to be a cheerleader and I just wanted to feel the thrill of dancing for people again,” said Villarreal, who also attends J.W. Nixon High. She h...

Theater student enjoys performing at home school and VMT

Theater student enjoys performing at home school and VMT

Marlene Garcia, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018

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Abbigail Villanueva was a shy person before joining theater and now she’s a most sociable person. Villanueva is senior whose home school is Cigarroa and she attends Vidal Trevino for theater arts. She is in five clubs at Cigarroa: Toro Art club, Library Club, U.I.L One Act Club, HOSA, and National...

A veteran journalist looks for the unexpected when he looks for stories to publish

A veteran journalist looks for the unexpected when he looks for stories to publish

Stephanie Martell, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018

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Miguel Angel Martell is a passionate journalist. This 35-year-old man also loves politics; most of his work is about it. He has published several magazines edited and made by him, not with other people, just himself. Miguel joined journalism thanks to his father, Victor Martell Cisneros, Victor was...

VMT art student strives to achieve dream

VMT art student strives to achieve dream

Emilia Vela, Staff writer

March 21, 2018

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“In 8th grade, I basically figured everything out with what I wanted to do with my life and its art.” VMT art student Liberty Garcia earlier this year won an award at the district’s STEM Technology expo for her T-shirt design creating the winning STEAM logo. But for her art isn’t just a hobby...

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