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Two female athletes say it’s a matter of fairness when competing against a transitioning male

Two female athletes say it’s a matter of fairness when competing against a transitioning male

May 15, 2019

Kathleen Molina, sophomore, and Amor Aguilar, freshman, who play softball for Martin High, discussed the case of Mack Beggs a transgender wrestling state champion athlete from Trinity High School in Euless, Texas. Beggs had requested to compete against male athletes, but due to the UIL policy, athletes...

Opinions vary on 4-day school week

Opinions vary on 4-day school week

April 30, 2019

David Rincon, a freshman from Nixon High School, likes the idea of a four-day school week. “I think it’s a good idea, we get more time to ourselves. We will be able to do more things with another day off,” Rincon said. An estimated 560 districts in 25 states have allowed at least some of ...

Two teachers receive Icons of the Arts recognition

Two teachers receive Icons of the Arts recognition

April 25, 2019

VMT’s Dr. Mary Grace Carroll, piano instructor, and Mr. Vernon Carroll, dean of theater, were received Icons of the Arts award at the 10th Icons of the Arts Gala event held at the IBC Bank Annex by the Laredo Theater Guild on March 28.   “I was at a theater guild board meeting and we were inf...

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

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

February 13, 2019

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...

Comic book writer Stan Lee dies at 95

Comic book writer Stan Lee dies at 95

November 14, 2018

Stan Lee, one of the greatest comic book writers, editors, and publishers in the business died in Los Angeles on Nov. 12, 2018. He was 95 years old. Lee was the man who gave his characters astonishing powers which he then developed into comics. He created many superheroes that children and adults could i...

Former Nixon athletes inducted into Sports Hall of Honor

Former Nixon athletes inducted into Sports Hall of Honor

November 1, 2018

Former Nixon High School athletes were inducted into the Sports Hall of Honor on October 26 in Nixon's library.

New York-based filmmakers on a journey to show lives of VMT students

New York-based filmmakers on a journey to show lives of VMT students

August 28, 2018

On February 22 and 23, Vidal M. Treviño School of Communications and Fine Arts held its 5th annual Laredo Media and Film Festival. In attendance as speakers were Jillian Schlesinger and Miguel Drake-McLaughlin, two New York-based filmmakers who spoke of a new project they hoped on starting which wou...

Students and teacher speak out on gun violence

Students and teacher speak out on gun violence

May 15, 2018

According to TIME magazine, there have been 17 school shootings in the year 2018 alone. As a result, tensions in the country are high as parents and students alike want something to be done in order to prevent such tragedies from occurring. When asked about whether as students they feel safe in...

School shooters do not fit into a specific profile, professor says

School shooters do not fit into a specific profile, professor says

May 11, 2018

Despite the popular perception of school shooters responding to bullying, a local university professor explains there is no way to create a specific profile of shooters. Alexis Harper, Ph.D., an assistant professor at Texas A&M International University, teaches classes in Criminology, media and...

People speak out on gun control and violence

People speak out on gun control and violence

May 10, 2018

School is a haven for many, but whether it is safe is up for discussion.  “The uncertainty that students feel over their safety affects them emotionally and academically, with all of the mass shootings that have been occurring lately, it’s terrifying to know that students are risking their liv...

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