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VMT dancers perform a dance routine during the 16 de septiembre celebration.

VMT’s 16 de septiembre Celebration

October 10, 2019

The 16 de septiembre celebration ceremony was held at VMT's auditorium on Tuesday September 17, 2019.   On Sept. 17, Vidal M Trevino School of Communications and Fine Arts held a presentation celebrating Mexican Independence Day, where students, teachers, and staff listened to VMT’s Mariachi...

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...

World Geography teacher Juan Astudillo helps a student during a recent first block class. He said he prefers having a 5-day school week.

Opinions vary on 4-day school week

April 30, 2019

David Rincon, a freshman from Nixon High School, likes the idea of a four-day school week. “I think it’s a good idea, we get more time to ourselves. We will be able to do more things with another day off,” Rincon said. An estimated 560 districts in 25 states have allowed at least some of ...

A VMT Theater Arts student smiles while signing up an 8th grader during a recruiting trip to Memorial Middle School.

School eyes 8th graders on recruiting trip

February 8, 2019

VMT and other LISD magnet/early colleges held recruiting trips to middle schools on January 31 and Feb. 1. Here are photos from the January 31 trip to Memorial Middle School....

The Bug: A student’s knowledge is not reflected by standardized testing

Justyne Bernal, The Bug Columnist

October 5, 2018

While standardized tests such as the SAT, ACT, and STAAR tests show a student’s growth, it does not reflect their full knowledge. According to the KLRN Frontline, the SAT was “first created to identify slow learners so that teachers could give them the attention they needed.” Now, the test is designed to examine and figure out what students’ weaknesses are. It is not rational to base the intelligence of a student on tests. Therefore, students should not have to take standardized tests because they are too stressful,...

Debatable: Dress code regulations should be significantly reduced

Regulations on a dress code are seen in this image taken by a cell phone.

Angie Bravo, Debatable columnist

September 13, 2018

Across the nation, we have heard of students getting in trouble for exposed collarbones, shoulders, midriffs, and sometimes even knees. Students are told that they need to cover up because they present a “distraction,” but what constitutes a distraction and why is it that showing a shoulder or a...

Supporters hold up signs during the March for our Lives protest in Laredo on March 24.

Students and teacher speak out on gun violence

May 15, 2018

According to TIME magazine, there have been 17 school shootings in the year 2018 alone. As a result, tensions in the country are high as parents and students alike want something to be done in order to prevent such tragedies from occurring. When asked about whether as students they feel safe in...

Senior Arelee Castro works on her cow sculpture in her art classroom in A Building.

VMT rises through its art department

May 15, 2017

Take a look at the art work you see in the hallways. The infamous horse that has made us all smile to the festive decorations at the Hispanic festival to the mesmerizing decor at Winter Ball. Thanks to the Visual Arts department, run by teaching assistant Mario Teniente and instructors Alfonso Santos...

Journalism instructors are unique among all teachers

Mark Webber, Journalism instructor

December 29, 2016

November 29's journal topic, "If you were to give Mr. Webber a journal topic, what would it be? Please explain," brought forth a number of very interesting responses. Normally I don't read journal responses but I had to read this one, and what I read surprised me. About one-third to one-half of answers involved asking me to discuss teaching in general, or teaching journalism in particular. Some of those wanted to know how I liked being a teacher, or how I ended up as a journalism teacher. All were excellent responses,...

VMT students rehearse for the LISD video.

VMT students rehearse for the LISD video

May 25, 2016

Students rehearsed for the LISD video on May 12 in a building. The actual filming took place on May 25.

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