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Former dance student’s son stays in music through piano

Former dance student’s son stays in music through piano

Edward Barrera, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017


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Fourth in a series. Gabriel Torres is a freshman at VMT. The difference with Gabriel and almost every other student though is that his mother is an VMT alumna. Gabriel Torres’s mother, Blanca Torres, commented about her own experience and her thoughts on Gabriel attending VMT. “I was so glad! My ...

Former student liked journalism, but niece likes dancing

Former student liked journalism, but niece likes dancing

Emily Garza, Staff Writer

April 12, 2017


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Third in a series Leann Bernal and Gabriela Bernal (Leann’s aunt) both have something in common and that is V.M.T. Leann is a current VMT student. Bernal is a former VMT student and was part of class of 2000. Bernal remembers how it was back in the old VMT and is amazed with how it has evolv...

Freshman almost didn’t attend VMT because her mom did

Freshman almost didn’t attend VMT because her mom did

Kayla Gonzales, Staff Writer

April 12, 2017


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Second in a series Freshman Regina Renteria said, that at first, she didn’t want to attend VMT because her mother attended. Renteria, who is a creative writing student, said she really didn’t know why she choose creative writing as her fine art but she likes the idea that she gets to wr...

Old campus memories

Old campus memories

Jesus Hernandez, Staff Writer

January 27, 2017


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First in a series. Freshman Melissa Rendon said the students at VMT are the best thing about the school. “I like the people here. They’re into their own things; It’s different from Nixon, it’s just better,” Rendon said. Rendon, who is a journalism student, said she has enjoyed taking ...

Frank Architects receives Design Excellence Award for new campus

Frank Architects receives Design Excellence Award for new campus

Delilah Gonzalez, Staff Writer

April 7, 2016


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The architects which designed the new VMT campus have received an award for their design. Frank Architects received the Design Excellence Award from the Lower Rio Grande Valley American Institute of Architects Chapter Design Awards Program. Frank Rotnofsky, a principal at Frank Architect...

Ribbon-cutting ceremony opens new campus

Ribbon-cutting ceremony opens new campus

August 31, 2015


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VMT celebrated its new campus with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on August 6, 2015.

#VMThrowback: Original faculty member Matt Arambula looks back on teaching career

#VMThrowback: Original faculty member Matt Arambula looks back on teaching career

Brandon Gamez, Staff Writer

May 28, 2015


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Social Studies teacher Matt Arambula III recalls his trip through the years here at VMT which is coming to an end after 36 years of teaching. Arambula shares his reactions on his transferring to VMT. “I applied only to find out there were fifteen others who had applied for the position. Through...

#VMThrowback: Assistant principal recalls days as a VMT teacher

#VMThrowback: Assistant principal recalls days as a VMT teacher

Arlen Barba, Staff Writer

May 26, 2015


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Elsa Barron is a former teacher and is now assistant principal at VMT; she has a lot of memories from years ago. Barron started teaching at VMT 20 years ago, in August 1995. She taught English Language Arts, starting to teach freshmen first and slowly but surely being able to teach all grade levels...

#VMThrowback: Armando Flores discusses creating the hand

#VMThrowback: Armando Flores discusses creating the hand

May 26, 2015


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Armando Flores discusses creating the hand statue adjacent to the Harding Building with staff writers Delilah Gonzalez and Arlen Barba.

#VMThrowback: VMT instructor Ashley Ramirez talks about her years as a student

#VMThrowback: VMT instructor Ashley Ramirez talks about her years as a student

Linda Ramirez, Staff Writer

May 26, 2015


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Her class petitioned and it happened. English instructor and Tapestry sponsor Ashley Ramirez said her class of 2006 created several activities for VMT that are now traditions. “My senior class created a lot of the events that our students now enjoy, for example the senior panoramic picture, senio...

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