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Swim team members discuss their experiences

Swim team members discuss their experiences

May 24, 2019

Nixon Mustang swimming team members have many great experiences to discuss after some members advanced to the region meet. The Nixon swim team has been in existence for three years now. The team started with fewer than 10 swimmers but this year had about 25. The first two years the team was in 5A until th...

Nixon prevails over Martin in rivalry game

Nixon prevails over Martin in rivalry game

September 17, 2018

Magnet Tribune Staff Writer Eva Montiel, who also attends Martin, took photos of the annual rivalry between Martin High and Nixon High in the Hammer Bowl. Nixon won the hammer with a 31-21 score. Here are some photos of the game.

Conference changes won’t stop students from succeeding

Conference changes won’t stop students from succeeding

September 13, 2018

“When we found out that we moved up to 6A I was shocked. That meant we were going against the 6A schools which have very good bands,” said Catherine Benavides, a junior Nixon High band member. Nixon High School moved up to 6A this year, a major change. The school went from conference 5A to 6A...

Partners place at CX debate

Partners place at CX debate

February 9, 2016

VMT students Mario Rodriguez and Andy Sanchez earned 3rd place at the CX district debate for Nixon High School.

Students describe their pride as members of the Color Guard

Students describe their pride as members of the Color Guard

January 14, 2016

Being in JROTC Color Guard brings a lot of responsibility. For example, students give up their time to practice and go to football games or school programs. J.W Nixon High School Color Guard members explained what it’s like presenting colors. “Personally, it’s an amazing and honorable feeling....

‘No one can dampen our spirits:’ Rain delays but doesn’t stop game

‘No one can dampen our spirits:’ Rain delays but doesn’t stop game

September 16, 2015

Although the Alexander vs. Nixon football game on September 11 saw the clouds turn grey and rain pour down, that didn't stop Nixon students, faculty and spectators to come support their school.

Marching Band

Belen Silva, Staff Writer

October 23, 2013

People think marching band is easy. They think it's just playing music and walking to different positions. Well, they are so wrong. Recently the J.W Nixon Band competed in U.I.L Marching contest  this past Saturday and we got a first division, which is a really good score, meaning we can advance to Area. So all this week it's been nothing but practice. Our usual routine involves 2 hours rehearsing our sets and music every day. Except on Wednesdays, we need a break from all that playing and marching in the sun. Area...

Senior actress finds boy’s role challenging

Senior actress finds boy’s role challenging

October 17, 2013

Playing the role of a boy was a challenge for VMT senior Jessica Verastigui, who performed at the Fringe Festival in Scotland in August. She and a group performed “¡Bocon!” as part of a theatre group from Nixon High. “I played a boy named Miguel, and in the play he goes on an advent...

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