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...

Regina Renteria is a freshman at VMT in creative writing.

Freshman almost didn’t attend VMT because her mom did

April 12, 2017

Second in a series Freshman Regina Renteria said, that at first, she didn’t want to attend VMT because her mother attended. Renteria, who is a creative writing student, said she really didn’t know why she choose creative writing as her fine art but she likes the idea that she gets to wr...

Bruno Rendon poses with the late Superintendent Vidal M. Trevino and his art teacher Armando Flores after receiving a national award for his metalwork in the mid-1990s.

Old campus memories

January 27, 2017

First in a series. Freshman Melissa Rendon said the students at VMT are the best thing about the school. “I like the people here. They’re into their own things; It’s different from Nixon, it’s just better,” Rendon said. Rendon, who is a journalism student, said she has enjoyed taking ...

Walkthrough reveals new VMT campus (video, photos)

January 14, 2016

Staff writers Edward Barrera and Milton Hattem offer a video and photography tour of the new VMT campus. Related content: #VMThrowback  

J.W. Nixon High School's Color Guard

Photo album: More photos of 9/11

September 15, 2015

VMT students and staff observed the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in the school auditorium.

Lights hang from the ceiling in the A Building.

VMT’s architecture shows today’s modern style

September 14, 2015

Second block class  journalism and CTE students took photographs to show off the school's unique architectural design.

This is one of the staircases in A Building.

New campus’s architecture looks modern (first block)

September 14, 2015

First block journalism and CTE students took photographs to show off the school's unique architectural design.  

The ribbon falls after it is cut at the ribbon cutting ceremony inaugurating the new VMT campus on Aug. 6, 2015.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony opens new campus

August 31, 2015

VMT celebrated its new campus with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on August 6, 2015.

School Director Dr. Martha Villarreal speaks to students and parents at the open house.

Open house hosts students, parents

August 22, 2015

VMT held an open house on Thursday, Aug. 20. School Director Dr. Martha Villarreal and Counselor Ana Salinas spoke to students and parents first. Visits to classrooms followed.

The VMT Philharmonic performs the school's new alma mater.

More highlights of the ribbon-cutting ceremony

August 13, 2015

VMT held a ribbon-cutting ceremony that included performances from students and alumni on Thursday, Aug. 6, to inaugurate the new $19 million campus. The school moved from its downtown location where it was founded and spent its first 22 years before relocating to East Laredo. ...

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