The Magnet Tribune

A letter to all freshman starting high school

Olga Ozornia, Staff Writer

May 24, 2019

Dear Incoming High School Freshmen, These next four years may contain many relationships coming to an end, a lot of drama with people, and will especially go through an unmeasurable amount of stress. During these next year’s you’ll experience a lot, and hopefully, this advice could be of use to you while in high school. First of all, high school is not how the movies perceive it to be. There is no life-changing makeover that makes you popular, no choreographed number that the whole school dances to, and there are...

A letter to incoming freshman

Irene Alegria, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

After 4-years at VMT I can confidently say that it made my high school experience that much more enjoyable. No matter what home school you some from, VMT will be one place where anyone will be able to freely be themselves and release their creativity. This in my opinion also allows you to be more independent and grow as an individual. Even though we also take an academic class, the fine art you choose is an escape in which you will truly do something you enjoy and look forward to. With all that is offered at this school,...

Is failing or never trying worse? What are you most grateful for?

Olga Ozornia, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019

I believe never trying is worse because you don’t get to experience life as it is. Everyone fails in life, at one point or another, and you’re just bound to experience it. If you think of it this is how many famous people became famous because of their failure. So, failing shouldn’t be something you should fear because it’s a way of maturing. To fail is a part of life, so when we succeed we can say it was through these moments that got me here. Never withstanding a loss is what stops people from moving on in th...

Makeup is definitely a choice, whether you want to use it or not; nonetheless, society has depicted makeup to be an essential tool.

Experiences: Wearing makeup is a choice, not a requirement

January 30, 2019

Usually starting at adolescence, I started showing interest about my appearance. An abundance of makeup tutorials on social media were stuck into my head and as new trends would come out, it was a challenge to keep up with them throughout the years. However, it gets tiring to wake up early every morning...

Thoughtful Thursday: It’s church Jamaica season

People sell tickets at Christ the King church Jamaica.

Zoe Alvarez, Thoughtful Thursday columnist

November 8, 2018

The fall season means many things to me, Halloween, and the fall season Jamaica. Whether it be my school or church Jamaica. I get this sense of excitement have had ever since I was a child. When I was younger I loved church Jamaicas for their treats, games, and prizes. It was so much fun winning prizes a...

Memories can sometimes be erased by the emphasis of recording the moment on an electronic device.

Experiences: Cellphone cameras delete memories from real life

May 14, 2018

We have done this at least one time in our lives: Whipped out our mobile device to take a picture of the sky that is too appealing to not remember, or secretly snapped a particularly splendid plate at a restaurant. It's really obvious that we take pictures and record our lives to preserve our memorie...

Experiences: Guns aren’t the problem

Lucero Rea, Experiences columnist

December 12, 2017

There’s precisely nowhere in the U.S in which a horrendous mass shooting isn’t possible. The Texas church attack on Nov. 5 is the latest mass shooting in the United States. A man opened fire on a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas killing many and wounding several people. This individual had a history of domestic violence, in addition to attacking his previous wife and child while he was in the Air Force. Controlling the guns was clearly not an issue for him since he had access to weapons in the military. It’s...

Experiences: An eye opener to a friend

A colon cancer patient rests in her hospital room on Christmas Day.

Lucero Rea, Experiences columnist

October 2, 2017

Life is full of happiness and tears, be strong and have faith. Expect the unexpected is something we should all keep in mind, things can change in an instant without even thinking it will. My friend and her family were planning on spending Christmas and New Year’s Eve at their house like they...

Experiences: My personal experience on gaining self-confidence

Lucero Rea, Experiences columnist

April 26, 2017

We live in a world full of judgement, and that gets to some people. Not everyone has the confidence that is needed, but nothing is more beautiful than being confident. Personally, I rather people think I’m “narcissistic” than someone whom self-confidence is not there. Thinking you are not enough and not capable of doing certain things is something I feel contrite about even feeling. Last year was a really tough year for me, but I don’t regret anything at all since all of that helped me become the person I am...

What’s happening in life

May 27, 2016

Staff writer Eric Botello talks about life with Edwin Villanueva and Victoriano Garcia.

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