The Magnet Tribune

World Geography teacher Juan Astudillo helps a student during a recent first block class. He said he prefers having a 5-day school week.

Opinions vary on 4-day school week

April 30, 2019

David Rincon, a freshman from Nixon High School, likes the idea of a four-day school week. “I think it’s a good idea, we get more time to ourselves. We will be able to do more things with another day off,” Rincon said. An estimated 560 districts in 25 states have allowed at least some of ...

Incoming freshman, this one is for you

Justyne Bernal, Staff Writer

April 3, 2019

To you incoming freshman, the best advice to give you would simply be to always be yourself. They say that during high school you figure out who you truly are and maybe part of that is true. But, at the end of the day never lose sight of who you are.  There is going to be many people and even teachers that try to  influence you but never change. I am sure that most of you look forward to high school because of the freedom you will have. The maturity level that is expected from you is high and it is up to you if you...

Thoughtful Thursday: Walking to class

The hallway is decorated from a pep rally during the football season.

Zoe Alvarez, Thoughtful Thursday columnist

January 16, 2019

Walking to class is a simple task. I find it is much more than packing your things and moving on to your next block. It’s time for contemplation, listening to music, and mentally preparing yourself for your next class. I accomplish so much when I walk to class. I plan my day ahead, review what was...

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...

Four years of high school through four students

Zoe Alvarez, Staff writer

May 2, 2018

High school, a place where students go for education. That’s not all -- high school is a place where people begin to discover who they really are, learn and experience new things, and a place where memories are made. Whether you finished high school years ago or just getting started, here is what four years of high school is like through four students. Freshmen Year Krista Lopez is a freshman who attends J.W. Nixon High School. She also attends the Vidal M. Trevino School of Communications and Fine Arts. ...

Dance students wait for music to start before they begin to preform during recruiting at the Civic Center.

Students’ performances show variety during recruiting

March 7, 2017

VMT and other magnet schools spent two days at the LISD Fine Arts Center recruiting 8th graders for next year. A 9th-grade steel drums student liked showing off what the steel drums band is all about. “The performance was a lot of fun for us to do and it was great to go meet and talk to some 8...

This is me at my high school graduation with my sister and mother.

Education and motivation are the keys to success

February 20, 2017

My mother dropped out of school when she was in the 9th grade and my father when he was in the 7th grade. The reason why both dropped out of school was because they thought they didn't need an education. My father started working at a young age and liked the money. My mother simply told me she felt ...

My outstanding best friends

Karla Alvarez, Staff Writer

January 11, 2017

I had started to lose hope in finding good friends who I can trust, joke with, and be there for. All of that had changed when I met my current best friends. I wouldn’t trade them for the world. I’ve known most of them for a couple of years but it wasn’t until last year that we started getting close. I would like to begin with the friend who enjoys to act, dance, and sing. She’ll probably make it to the big screen one day. Athziri is her name and she is the most fun person you ever meet. Since the day I met her...

Reflecting first semester

Krysta Robles, Staff Writer

January 10, 2017

In the short months of school starting, first semester is coming to an end. We still have less than a week until second semester. I am not excited for that. I like my first semester classes, I only have one academic. However, in my second semester schedule, I am taking three academics. Guess who is going to be stressed out? If you guessed me, then you’re absolutely right! Honestly can’t wait for that. I’m pretty sure that I will not be that stressed out, but I won’t deny the fact that I am not ready for the seco...

I wish I could return to moments from my past

Angie Bravo, Staff Writer

January 6, 2017

Typically I’ll try to analyze any type of situation that concerns me by thinking of how it could have gone differently. With this said, of course I would love to go back in time and revisit moments from my past-not to change them but to simply live them. For example, I would love to revisit moments from when I was in elementary school. When I was in elementary school, I was always thinking about getting to middle school and high school. I recall wanting to grow up and enjoy the benefits of growing up, but it had never...

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