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Federal employee shares her government shutdown troubles

Federal employee shares her government shutdown troubles

January 29, 2019

The name has been changed to protect the federal employee’s identity Kristen Davis is one of the many 800,000 federal employees who was affected by the last government shutdown. When the shutdown was first announced, Davis paid little attention due to the fact that the previous shutdown was shor...

Federal employee describes government shutdown hardships

Federal employee describes government shutdown hardships

January 28, 2019

The name has been changed to protect this federal employee’s identity. Robert Matthews is one of the 800,000 employees who had been affected by the government shutdown. He had little concern when he first heard of the shutdown as he has been through several. “I really did not give much though...

Dance student explains family’s government shutdown challenges

Dance student explains family’s government shutdown challenges

January 25, 2019

Krista Lopez is one of the 800,000 federal employees’ children who is currently dealing with the effects of the shutdown. She is a sophomore VMT dance student. She described her feelings as concern and confusion when she first heard about the government shutdown on December 22, 2018. Her parents ...

Sophomore shares his government shutdown experience

Sophomore shares his government shutdown experience

January 24, 2019

Esteban Rocha is one of the many children of federal employees who are being affected by the shutdown. He is a sophomore VMT creative writing student. Like many others, he did not anticipate the length of this government shutdown; he assumed it would last a couple of days. Little did he know i...

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...

‘Hamilton’ ties in history to current events

‘Hamilton’ ties in history to current events

June 4, 2017

The Broadway musical Hamilton continues to ensnare viewers across the nation, ever since its release in 2016. It tells the story of founding father Alexander Hamilton, and has received countless accolades due to a theatrical oddity; the story is told primarily through the intricate tongue of hip hop...

Students discuss Obama’s presidency

January 13, 2017

Staff writers Briana Sepulveda and Salma Silva interviewed students on their opinions of whether or not Obama fufilled his presidency.  

Seniors discuss presidential election results (audio)

November 15, 2016

Staff writer Mario Rodriguez discusses elections results with seniors the morning after the election.

Clinton overwhelmingly wins mock debate vote

Clinton overwhelmingly wins mock debate vote

October 25, 2016

At Tuesday's mock debate at VMT, Hillary Clinton won the vote among seniors who voted by an 87 to 12 percent margin over Donald Trump. One percent voted for "other." Be watching for story, photos, and video of this event!

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