The Magnet Tribune

Let’s Talk Politics: President Trump’s Impeachment Inquiry

Brianna Pineda, Staff Writer

October 15, 2019

By now everyone has heard about President Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry. It was first brought to the attention of the public on Sept. 24. It has been three weeks since this announcement has been made. Since then people have been making their opinions known, including the president himself. The reason the investigation is being conducted is because the president asked the Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, to investigate Joe Biden, top democratic candidate, and his family. President Trump had been making calls to Ze...

Let’s Talk Politics: Abortion

Brianna Pineda, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

The topic of abortion has always been a controversy in our society. Though every state has at least one abortion clinic, there are some states in the United States that have set restrictions to have an abortion. Restrictions such as the 20 week abortion ban and the heartbeat bills and so many more make it harder for women to get an abortion, and go against the ruling of Roe v. Wade. Now, when I say restrictions I mean exactly that. Since the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case in 1973, abortion is fully legal in the U.S. R...

Let’s talk politics: Separation of Church and State

Brianna Pineda, Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

The argument of the statement “separation between church and state “ has been around for quite a while. There are people arguing that it’s not in the constitution, people saying that it’s in a letter Thomas Jefferson wrote, people saying that there is no such thing as “separation between church and state “ in the United States, so I’m here to put some clarity to this situation. “Separation of church and state” was written for the first and only time in a letter from Thomas Jefferson to the Baptists ...

Hundreds rally at the White House for an end to the government shutdown during the 
protests of 2018–2019, on January 10, 2019.

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...

Hundreds rally at the White House for an end to the government shutdown on January 19, 2019.

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...

Krista Lopez, sophomore dance student, is one of 800,000 federal employees’ children who is dealing with the effects of the shutdown.

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 ...

Esteban Rocha is one of the many federal employees' children affected by the government shutdown.

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. 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 is a Broadway musical production.

‘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.  

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