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The Bug: There’s no place like home: Laredo, Texas

The Bug: There’s no place like home: Laredo, Texas

May 15, 2019

This is senior Justyne Bernal’s final column in The Magnet Tribune’s online edition. “From the outside looking in you cannot explain it. From the inside looking out, you cannot describe it.” This quote perfectly describes the way I feel about my community, Laredo, Texas. A place that is ...

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...

The Bug: 2018-2019 government shutdown is making history

The Bug: 2018-2019 government shutdown is making history

January 25, 2019

The issue to shut down the government was stalled by Congress on December 5, 2018, meaning that federal employees would still receive a paycheck. However, after fighting towards no shutdown the fight was lost after 16 days. On December 22, 2018, President Donald Trump shifted the lifestyle of government...

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...

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,...

After 25 years, instructor remains passionate about teaching

May 27, 2018

Editor's note: Journalism instructor Mark Webber is retiring at the end of May 2019, at the end of the school year. This story was published in May 2018. As Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Journalism/online media and lite...

The Bug: Say no to arming staff members on campus

The Bug: Say no to arming staff members on campus

May 10, 2018

Photograph: Students interact in a classroom. Creative Commons license It is an essential concern for guardians to know that their children are always out of harm’s way. When they send them off to school, the students are expected to learn and make joyous memories with their classmates. No pa...

Class of 2018 recalls good times at old campus (story, photos, video)

April 5, 2018

This story is also published on Best of SNO. “When we stepped off the bus at the Harding Building, an immediate feeling of nostalgia came over me. It was like I was a freshman all over again. It was a very joyous moment,” dance student Katherine Serna said as she got off the bus at the old bui...

Students show their talents at the annual Showcase

March 29, 2018

The school's annual Showcase took place at the former Laredo Civic Center (now the Martinez Performing Arts Complex) on Monday, March 26....

Henry Cuellar discusses topics he advocates for his platform

February 23, 2018

Photo: Congressman Henry Cuellar speaks to farmers in his congressional district. https://cuellar.house.gov Since 2006, Henry Cuellar has been in office as a U.S Representative for Texas 28th Congressional District and is known to be hardworking and a great voice in politics, according to The Wa...

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