The Magnet Tribune

The Bug: My community in 651 words

Justyne Bernal, The Bug Columnist

October 5, 2018


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I have lived in Laredo, Texas, all my life. This community has allowed me to gain a different perspective of the world. It holds a unique position between two countries that allows Laredo to have a variety of different people and cultures. Since this city has a story of its own, I am proud to have grown...

Observations: Birth control pills can benefit underage females

Observations: Birth control pills can benefit underage females

Aryanna Rodriguez, Observations columnist

September 20, 2018


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Birth control pills are a contraceptive pill that is used by females to prevent future or unwanted pregnancies. The prescription for these oral contraceptive pills is available to teens that are 18 and older in some states. In other states, they are not available to teens under the age of 18 unless they...

One year, four concerts

One year, four concerts

Zoe Alvarez, Staff Writer

August 21, 2018


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A new year brings us many new opportunities. For some, it’s to travel, try new things, discover themselves, and much more. For me, it’s the opportunity to go to concerts. A new year means new albums/music which means more artists going on tour and concerts to attend. This year gave me a wonderful...

Non-free speech and its consequences

Milton Hattem, Staff Writer

March 28, 2018


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Non-protected speech is not protected by the Constitution, and can often be identified as slander, threats, solicitation of crimes, and other forms of speech with the intent to commit a crime, defame, hurt, or threaten someone. Things such as posting false information to harm someone’s reputation,...

My thoughts on DACA

Milton Hattem, Staff Writer

March 28, 2018


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The DACA program should be revoked by legislation. It’s simply unconstitutional for the American government to spend time, money, and resources on the protection of non-citizens. Of course, those under it currently shouldn’t be immediately given the boot from this country.  These people should...

How time flies when you don’t notice

Manuel Ruiz, Staff Writer

March 26, 2018


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It’s always important to enjoy the time you have with the people you care about. Time really flies when you don’t even notice. Sometimes an hour feels like thirty minutes, a year can feel like a month, but each day feels like an hour passing by. Time is something interesting. Many say time flies...

Coping with a difficult situation

Aryanna Rodriguez, Staff Writer

January 10, 2018


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As we are at the beginning of a New Year, I am so glad that this year has begun way better than last year. There are so many things I have learned in the past 2 years that helped me go into 2018 with confidence and persistence. There is so much that I am looking forward to this year, and so many reaso...

2018 will be good to me

Lucero Rea, Staff Writer

January 10, 2018


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I could not be any more grateful for the astounding things that happened to me in 2017. The year before that wasn’t quite my year; however, many interesting things came to me the following year. Mostly everybody has their New Year’s resolution; nevertheless, the most important thing you ask for...

The Concert Life

The Concert Life

Zoe Alvarez, Staff Writer

January 8, 2018


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I love everything about concerts. If I could, I would go to a concert every chance I get. Concerts are to be attended frequently, in my opinion. The excitement of the show and the feeling you leave with is truly amazing. The eagerness to see all the tour merch the band has; a tradition my family and...

My 2017-18 marching band experience

Emily Garza, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


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When most people hear marching band, they think “band nerds,” “they don’t do anything,” or “it’s not a sport.” Well, little do they know that we do so much. Some of us band members have been in band since 6th grade, or probably joined during high school, but the thing is at the end...

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