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Mumford and Sons proclaim their love to the City of Austin

Mumford and Sons proclaim their love to the City of Austin

Zoe Alvarez, Concert reviewer

November 19, 2019

1.       Guiding Light 2.       Little Lion Man 3.       Babel 4.       Beloved 5.       Lover of the Light 6.       Tompkins Square Park 7.     Believe 8.       Rose of Sharon 9.       The Cave 10.   Roll Away Your Stone 11.   D...

VMT violin player is awarded “Outstanding Soloist” at summer state competition

VMT violin player is awarded “Outstanding Soloist” at summer state competition

Zoe Alvarez, Staff writer

October 18, 2019

Ten thousand and 25,000 musicians perform at the state University Interscholastic League and TSSEC music contest, respectively, every summer in Austin where only 2-3% of those performers receive the “Outstanding Performer” award. Vidal M. Trevino School of Communications and Fine Arts violinist Anthony...

Thoughtful Thursday: Nostalgia

Thoughtful Thursday: Nostalgia

Zoe Alvarez, Thoughtful Thursday columnist

October 17, 2019

Lately, I’ve experienced a great amount of nostalgia. Every memory brought chills yet warmth to my skin. I could only describe the sensation as being wrapped in soft blankets. I couldn’t help but smile as memories played in my mind. I revisited my youth when a friend of mine gave me a bouquet...

New Music Monday: Jakob Ogawa is here for lo-fi lovers

New Music Monday: Jakob Ogawa is here for lo-fi lovers

Zoe Alvarez, New Music Monday columnist

September 30, 2019

Often we crave something new. We grow tired of searching for a song or playlist that we haven’t heard over and over and are left settling. Add Jakob Ogawa to freshen up your music library.  This Norwegian singer and songwriter is from Oslo. I discovered his music when a friend of mine played “V...

Thoughtful Thursday: Crying

Thoughtful Thursday: Crying

Zoe Alvarez, Thoughtful Thursday columnist

September 26, 2019

We often associate crying with a negative emotion such as sadness and anger. It’s far from normal to see crying in a positive light. All throughout society it is seen as a weakness. A person who cries is seen as weak, unable to control their emotions, or in other words “suck it up” when they feel...

Thoughtful Thursday: Neon lights

Thoughtful Thursday: Neon lights

Zoe Alvarez, Thoughtful Thursday columnist

September 19, 2019

I’ve always considered myself to be a moth. I have a strong fascination for neon lights. Often, I’m asked what color scheme I would describe my soul as and the answer is neon. I fell quite in love with neon signs and neon photography the summer before my sophomore year. I remember capturing various...

Thoughtful Thursday: A full moon on the beach

Thoughtful Thursday: A full moon on the beach

Zoe Alvarez, Thoughtful Thursday columnist

September 12, 2019

Planet earth is home to countless majestic beauties. One I was able to witness in its full glory was a full moon on the beach. My family and I walked along the shore in the darkness of a summer night in June. It made the sand and the ocean present itself in midnight hues. I could hold up a color swatch...

Photo Friday: Spirit week

Zoe Alvarez, Photo Friday columnist

September 6, 2019

Thoughtful Thursday: Spirit week

Thoughtful Thursday: Spirit week

September 5, 2019

Once again it’s that time of year; Martin vs. Nixon. To provide a little backstory, this is the most important game of the season due to the great rivalry between Nixon and Martin high school. They are both the oldest high schools in Laredo. The campus is decorated with green and gold streamers, posters, ...

Hasbro under fire for “Monopoly Socialism”

Hasbro under fire for “Monopoly Socialism”

August 26, 2019

After great controversy with “Monopoly for Millennials,” Hasbro is back in the ring with “Monopoly Socialism.” The premise of the board game is to play as socialists, the winner becomes a capitalist. The game is based around socialism. Regardless of the simple concept, it made things a lot...

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