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A letter to all freshman starting high school

Olga Ozornia, Staff Writer

May 24, 2019

Filed under Seniors' welcome blogs

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...

The Bug: 2018-2019 government shutdown is making history

The Bug: 2018-2019 government shutdown is making history

January 25, 2019

The issue to shut down the government was stalled by Congress on December 5, 2018, meaning that federal employees would still receive a paycheck. However, after fighting towards no shutdown the fight was lost after 16 days. On December 22, 2018, President Donald Trump shifted the lifestyle of government...

Contest brings morning students together to celebrate Halloween

Contest brings morning students together to celebrate Halloween

November 8, 2018

The Magnet Tribune held its annual morning Halloween Traditions Contest on October 31. Here are some pictures and results of this event. Another contest was held for afternoon students during 6th block. Morning Traditions Contest results Scariest: 1st Brenda Aguilar Cutest: 1st Esteban Mel...

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

Justyne Bernal, The Bug Columnist

October 5, 2018

Filed under Opinions

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,...

The Bug: Say no to arming staff members on campus

The Bug: Say no to arming staff members on campus

May 10, 2018

Photograph: Students interact in a classroom. Creative Commons license It is an essential concern for guardians to know that their children are always out of harm’s way. When they send them off to school, the students are expected to learn and make joyous memories with their classmates. No pa...

Students compare first and latest issues of The Magnet Tribune (video)

December 15, 2017

Several students compare the first-ever and latest edition of The Magnet Tribune student newspaper.

Border town Mayor Pete Saenz speaks about recent political controversies

December 13, 2017

After growing up in Laredo, Texas, and moving away for a while, Pete Saenz decided to be the positive change that he always wanted to see in the place he grew up in. With his bright outlook and respect for the border town and its future, he was elected mayor in November of 2014. Saenz creates positiv...

Nixon graduate finds acceptance of her ethnicity at UT in Austin

September 15, 2017

Racism, bigotry, discrimination: all issues that seem to occur daily despite laws that have been established. With new U.S. president Donald Trump, some people say there has been a rise in the number of people who are being discriminated against, the majority being Mexican. This has given people with...

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