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Johanna Chaney gives instruction to her AP U.S. History class during 5th block.

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...

Dania Saucedo grades her AP students' assignments as her students work on their diarios.

A day in the life of a teacher

January 14, 2019

Every day, people wake up and live their lives. It's intriguing to learn about someone's typical day, from students, parents, and more. Teachers have always been so fascinating, especially the ones that leave a great impact on me. My sophomore year I took Spanish 2 and was given the wonderful opportunity...

Heidi Marquez Smith, executive director of the Texas Cultural Trust, speaks at VMT's recognition ceremony.

School receives Medal of Arts recognition from Texas Cultural Trust

November 28, 2018

November 28 is Vidal M. Trevino School of Communications and Fine Arts Day, according to a City of Laredo proclamation during a ceremony that announced VMT is a recipient of a 2019 Texas Medal of Arts. Texas Cultural Trust has recognized VMT for its role in arts education. The ceremony to...

The Bug: My community in 651 words

Justyne Bernal, The Bug Columnist

October 5, 2018

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 up here. From the downfalls to the successes, wherever life takes me, I will always take Laredo with me. Since my hometown’s geographic location is along the border with Mexico, inaccurate stereotypes are made towards...

Debatable: Dress code regulations should be significantly reduced

Regulations on a dress code are seen in this image taken by a cell phone.

Angie Bravo, Debatable columnist

September 13, 2018

Across the nation, we have heard of students getting in trouble for exposed collarbones, shoulders, midriffs, and sometimes even knees. Students are told that they need to cover up because they present a “distraction,” but what constitutes a distraction and why is it that showing a shoulder or a...

Educational benefits assist military members

Retired Marine Staff Sergeant Rogelio Aguirre and son Garrett Dion sit inside a Mmlitary vehicle at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina in 2012.

Maddie Dion, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017

Being in the military offers many educationally opportunities. For example, military personnel who finish their contract often have financial help in obtaining higher education. A former Marine and sailor discussed their higher education opportunities using financial aid. Service members get...

Three different high schools in 4 years

Jesus Hernandez, Staff Writer

January 6, 2017

Switching schools is quite often everywhere you go. Students switch either because their parents changed houses or they have to move because it’s required, and usually you make friends pretty fast so that you forget everything about your old school. Well that is not the case in high school. High school tends to be a little bit more challenging. Everyone now by then already has their group of friends and they're not really as open to making new friends as in let’s say elementary or middle school. Now let’s say you were...

William Rodriguez reacts after being named the recipient to a $500 scholarship. At left is Counselor Ana L. Salinas, and at right is school Director Dr. Martha Villarreal.

‘Excellence in Character Education’ awards recognize students

April 16, 2015

The "Excellence in Character Education" Recognition Ceremony recognized 56 VMT students in the district's board room on April 10. Students were chosen by their fine arts, communication and academic teachers based on 16 Habits of Mind character traits. Counselor Ana Laura Salinas organized the event,...

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