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Costumes galore at the morning Halloween Costume Contest

Costumes galore at the morning Halloween Costume Contest

Magnet Tribune staff

November 1, 2013


Filed under Features, School News, Showcase

Early morning rain didn't keep Halloween morning's Costume Contest from taking place, but delayed it until third period. The event took place at the outdoor stage next to the cafeteria, and was sponsored by The Magnet Tribune. Judges were Magnet Tribune staff writers Arlen Barba, Victoria Cardenas and Delilah ...

School Messenger System reaches all parents at the same time

School Messenger System reaches all parents at the same time

Kyle Rios, Staff Writer

October 29, 2013


Filed under Audio, School News, Showcase

A system that can contact all parents simultaneously is now in use. Attendance clerk Laura Rios discussed how she uses School Messenger System. “It’s a system in which a message from the school goes in as a telephone message to all VMT parents,” she said. Rios discussed why the school...

Students in Dual Enrollment find college Government class challenging

Students in Dual Enrollment find college Government class challenging

Susana Ginez, Staff Writer

October 23, 2013


Filed under School News, Showcase

Students taking Government course 2035 have noticed a big difference from last year’s English course in dual enrollment. They say they face very different challenges with the new course as opposed to last year’s freshman English classes. “There’s more pressure in the way that the professor...

U.S Army Band gives advice to music groups

U.S Army Band gives advice to music groups

April Valdez and Esmeralda Martinez

October 23, 2013


Filed under Audio, School News, Showcase, Video

U.S Army Band members advised SoundTown members on performance techniques through a Google Hangouts online session Oct. 9 in the Recital Hall. The U.S. Army Brass Quintet also took part in a Hangout with students in the Ovation Brass on Oct. 16. "It’s just awesome to listen to world- class musicians from all ...

Rain forces move of 16 de septiembre celebration to recital hall

Rain forces move of 16 de septiembre celebration to recital hall

Arlen Barba, Staff Writer

September 19, 2013


Filed under School News, Showcase, Video

“Today we are here to celebrate Mexican Independence,” Social Studies instructor Gregorio Garza said as the 16 de Septiembre celebration began Sept. 18 in the recital hall due to heavy rain. Sophomores Jaspe Patterson and Annette Palacios began the 16 de Septiembre celebration by reading a Hispanic...

VMT remembers 9/11 on its 12th anniversary

VMT remembers 9/11 on its 12th anniversary

Victoria Cardenas, Staff Writer

September 11, 2013


Filed under School News, Showcase, Video

Principal Dr. Martha Villarreal said “people will always remember 9/11” during the school’s 12th observance of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks at St. Peter’s Plaza, on Sept. 11. “We will forever remember that day when Americans were transfixed to their television sets,” she added. Villarreal...

New campus shows progress

New campus shows progress

Mark Webber, Instructor

August 16, 2013


Filed under School News, Showcase

Construction continues on the new campus. Photos taken Aug. 16....

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