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Students stand out at the Hispanic Heritage Festival

Students stand out at the Hispanic Heritage Festival

Jovan Contreras, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018


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The 26th annual Hispanic Heritage Festival allowed many to feel connected as a family though common experiences and ancestry. A J.W Nixon High School graduate recalled the memory of visiting the annual festival in 2016. This time around he said he was fascinated by the music and the stage d...

TDS students showcase their driving safety booth

TDS students showcase their driving safety booth

Mauro Flores, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018


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Teens In The Driver Seat as well as the P.E.E.R.S. Foundation showcased the effects of unsafe driving by allowing students to experience an Augmented Reality Distracted Driving Education Simulator, virtual reality goggles, and a photo booth with props on Oct. 31....

Students hear pros present at Mass Communication Week

Students hear pros present at Mass Communication Week

Rachell Ramirez, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018


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Lack of money didn’t keep Lydia Saldaña from being successful. Today she’s communications director at Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation and has been for 23 years. She told VMT communications students about her life and career during a presentation at Mass Communication Week at Texas State Un...

Cigarroa seniors attend the VMT Voter Registration Drive

Cigarroa seniors attend the VMT Voter Registration Drive

Alehtze Martinez, Staff Writer

October 27, 2018


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Voting is a hard-won right involving many sacrifices, a VMT social studies teacher explained. “The most important right of the United States of America is to have the right to vote for what we want for our country. Our early generations made many sacrifices to get us our voting rights. It’ll be...

Counselors discuss school information on Parent Night

Counselors discuss school information on Parent Night

October 10, 2018


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VMT held two events, called Parent Night, on Oct. 9 and 10 in the auditorium. Counselors Ana Guajardo and Yvonne Leal discussed requirements students and parents need to be aware of for a successful high school experience. Shown here is Parent Night on Oct. 9.

Two show video projects NYC film festival

Two show video projects NYC film festival

October 6, 2018


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 Terry Gutierrez, right, and Victoria Eller Castillo, are attending the All American High School Film Festival video screenings this morning. Their videos are being featured at the event. This is the first time students from Laredo have attended. Their instructor, Jamin Teran, is accompanying them....

Documentary explores the life of a journalism student

Documentary explores the life of a journalism student

Lesdy Hernandez, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018


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Kayla Gonzalez, a VMT student, was chosen to be part of Miguel Drake-McLaughlin and Jillian Schlesinger, NYC directors, new project. "We were looking for a place to sit in the cafeteria when they walked up to us and asked if they could film us for the whole day,” Gonzalez said. Gonzales, whose...

Filmmakers get involved in flute student’s life

Filmmakers get involved in flute student’s life

Jocelyn Figueroa, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018


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Julie Martinez, a junior flute player, is one of two VMT students being featured in a documentary by New York City filmmakers Jillian Schlesinger and Miguel Drake-McLaughlin. Martinez was randomly chosen to be in the film. They asked her if she can be recorded frequently. “My friends, Saul, Kayla,...

New teacher uses music as a way to stand out from his family

New teacher uses music as a way to stand out from his family

Odalys Verastegui, Staff Writer

October 2, 2018


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Music was his way of standing out from his brothers and sisters. New music teacher Ricardo Garza said he wanted to be his own achiever and be unique in his own way. “My family wasn’t really music supportive. One of my sisters was a vice principal at Nixon, another sister was the captain of...

Performances help celebrate Mexico’s independence day (story and photos)

Performances help celebrate Mexico’s independence day (story and photos)

October 1, 2018


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A dance teacher at V.M.T created a 16 de septiembre event on September 18 with the goal of bringing out the pride of Mexico’s independence on many students, parents, and teachers. V.M.T was the first school to ever celebrate any Hispanic cultural events such as el 16 de septiembre many year...

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