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...

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: 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 ...

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...

Laredo woman reminisces on her successful family

Laredo woman reminisces on her successful family

March 28, 2018

“Anything is possible if you push yourself to your goal, never give up," Juliet Averitt, said about her father’s drive for success. For older Laredoams, remember those really popular stores Cindy and Ricardo’s, Santos Department, Rio Family Center, and the most importantly of all The River Dr...

Journalism students talk about The Outlet Shoppes

May 11, 2017

Journalism students Sabrina Sanchez and Belen Silva speak to TAMIU intern Selena Borjas about their opinions of The Outlet Shoppes at Laredo. Music: Swiss Miss (New Server Remix) by Nop, Creative Commons License  

The Outlet Shoppes makes an impact on the city

Selena Borjas, TAMIU intern

May 11, 2017

s “It is finally opened! I am so excited to shop especially because we didn’t have stores like Michael Kors,” Eva Gonzalez, a Laredo resident, said about The Outlet Shoppes at Laredo, which opened its doors with a grand opening on April 5 and 6, 2017. A 100 million dollar project, the outlet is located in downtown Laredo. It is besides the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge and offers a view of the sister city of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. The Outlet Shoppes provide new stores in the city...

Make America great again

Vivian Coleman, Guest writer

April 28, 2017

“We must be concerned not merely about who murdered them, but about the system, the way of life, the philosophy, which produced the murderers.” -- Martin Luther King Jr. In the public eye, Dr. King has always been an advocate against racism, but what Dr. King verbalizes transcends that of racism in today’s society. Although, racism has seemed to steadily grow in the public’s eyes instead of gradually decline, it is not only racism that is plaguing our society, it is also immigration. Racism, and immigration, were nev...

The Outlet Shoppes director discusses impact on the city

April 24, 2017

The marketing director for The Outlet Shoppes at Laredo, Erica Contreras, spoke with Selena Borjoas about what the outlet can provide for the community.

The Bug: Racism continues to evolve in various ways

Justyne Bernal

March 3, 2017

Racism is everywhere we turn, no matter how much we deny it. This issue has been around for many years and it hasn’t seemed to clear up yet and I believe it never will. It is such a heartache to those who are discriminated and even to those who aren’t. Every person, every race, has been discriminated in some way. I believe that racism has always been a big issue in America and continues to arise. Growing up around so many different races has allowed me to gain a different perspective of the world. I live in Lared...

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