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Students discuss Washington summer trip

Sofia Ramos, Staff Writer

December 21, 2017

Filed under Magnet Magazine

During the summer of 2017, VMT teachers Johana Chaney and Aemie Martinez hosted two separate out-of-state field trips. Martinez traveled to Washington D.C, and Chaney went to both D.C. and New York. The most important part of the trip was the students that were going to be traveling. Martinez took 19 students, and Chaney had 25. Just like the teachers and chaperones had a lot to say about the trips to Washington D.C. and New York, the students also had their sides of the story to tell. Jonathan Moncada and Luis...

What do makeup users think of animal testing?

What do makeup users think of animal testing?

December 19, 2017

Graphic: The three logos stating a makeup product is cruelty-free. From left, the Leaping Bunny logo (international), PETA cruelty-free logo (USA), and the Choose Cruelty-Free rabbit logo. Many makeup brands, drug store and high end such as Revlon and Mac, test on animals to create their well-kno...

Girl Up chapter sponsor, members discuss helping others

Olga Ozornia, Staff Writer

December 17, 2017

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Social Studies instructor Aemie Martinez, who is also the sponsor of VMT's Girl Up chapter, has brought to the school an organization designed to assist and empower females all over the world. She explained what the Girl Up organizaiton is. “Girl Up is an organization that is an extension of the United Nations. It provides American girls with the opportunity to become leaders, and advocate for issues that affect girls all over the world,” Martinez said. She discusses opportunities she thinks girls will have...

Titanfall 2 is everything you ever wanted from a first-person shooter game

Titanfall 2 is everything you ever wanted from a first-person shooter game

December 14, 2017

Titanfall 2 was developed by Respawn Entertainment and was one of the most well received shooters of last year and overall in recent years. The game still stands high critically and gained a cult following for very good reasons. Titanfall 2 greatly improved from the first Titanfall, and fixes all o...

Venues take safety precautions to prevent tragedies

Irene Alegria, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017

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With up to thousands of screaming fans all cramped in a building with their favorite artist/band in front of them, it is very important to have trained security which takes all measures necessary to keep as many people as safe as possible. When it comes to the possible dangers of attending concerts many things come to mind, not only the number of people there but also things like pyrotechnics during the show, or any stunts the artist or band decides to do. Most times when someone gets hurt it is purely an accident....

How video games are important to others

How video games are important to others

December 12, 2017

Many have passions for video games, such as Oscar Laredoan "TCG Faty" Colina. “I've played video games all my life so they're pretty much a part of my personality. Like how some people are bookworms or car people, I associate with being a gamer. My passion for games has even lead me to study Computer...

Teachers discuss Washington DC/New York City student trips

Teachers discuss Washington DC/New York City student trips

December 8, 2017

In summer 2017, VMT teachers hosted two trips out of state where students learned and experienced new things. Magnet Tribune reporters Sofia Ramos and Krysta Robles took part in one of the trips, to Washington D.C. with Aemie Martinez, a 10th-grade history teacher. Johanna Chaney, an 11th-grade history...

Dreamers concerned about impact of DACA’s end

Dreamers concerned about impact of DACA’s end

Kevin Garcia, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017

Filed under Magnet Magazine, Showcase

“Jane,” who said she has never been to Mexico, is worried about her future. “I have lived in Laredo ever since I was a child, I’ve never been to Mexico, I have a family here now, I have my own house, I pay taxes just like any other American who lives in the U.S, ” Jane, not her real name,...

Educational benefits assist military members

Educational benefits assist military members

Maddie Dion, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017

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Being in the military offers many educationally opportunities. For example, military personnel who finish their contract often have financial help in obtaining higher education. A former Marine and sailor discussed their higher education opportunities using financial aid. Service members get...

Chess Club members aim for tournament victories

Chess Club members aim for tournament victories

October 6, 2017

Chess Club sponsor Aemie Martinez started learning how to play chess along with some of the Chess Club members. “I enjoy having the students teach me how to play, and I think I have gotten a little better over the last few months because I get to play them,” Martinez said. Martinez said she...

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