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Debatable: LISD should shift more resources into AP testing

Debatable: LISD should shift more resources into AP testing

May 17, 2019

This is senior Angie Bravo's final Debatable column on The Magnet Tribune online newspaper. We hear it nearly every day; “Education is the foundation of life” or “You don’t have a choice, you need to go to study for a better life,” or something along those lines. We hear something nearly ev...

The Bug: A student’s knowledge is not reflected by standardized testing

Justyne Bernal, The Bug Columnist

October 5, 2018

While standardized tests such as the SAT, ACT, and STAAR tests show a student’s growth, it does not reflect their full knowledge. According to the KLRN Frontline, the SAT was “first created to identify slow learners so that teachers could give them the attention they needed.” Now, the test is designed to examine and figure out what students’ weaknesses are. It is not rational to base the intelligence of a student on tests. Therefore, students should not have to take standardized tests because they are too stressful,...

Observations: Standardized test scores do not reflect students’ abilities

Observations: Standardized test scores do not reflect students’ abilities

April 25, 2018

Standardized testing is something that is very common especially for high school students. Famous standardized tests like the ACT and SAT are important timed tests that students take as juniors and seniors. The test scores for standardized tests are argued to be very important because they determine...

My weird hobby

Miguel Zamarripa, Staff Writer

November 5, 2015

Sometimes people have hobbies and they are the normal ones like sports or something indoors that you relax but, my hobby is nothing like that. Mine requires brain for it to work (my opinion). Can you guess what it is…? Ok just give up you’re never going to guess. It’s memorizing movie scripts and acting them out. When I watch a movie it’s because I like the actresses that come out or actors how they act. When I love the movie I download the script in my phone and memorize the entire movie just for fun and ac...

Two receive honors at state One Act Play performance

Two receive honors at state One Act Play performance

June 2, 2014

Seniors Kathryn Carroll and Andres Regalado received recognitions at the State One Act play performance for Nixon High School. She received the best actress and Samuel French awards, and Regalado made the all-star cast. At VMT, Carroll's fine arts area is dance and Regalado's is theater.

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