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Thoughtful Thursday: Neon lights

Thoughtful Thursday: Neon lights

Zoe Alvarez, Thoughtful Thursday columnist

September 19, 2019

I’ve always considered myself to be a moth. I have a strong fascination for neon lights. Often, I’m asked what color scheme I would describe my soul as and the answer is neon. I fell quite in love with neon signs and neon photography the summer before my sophomore year. I remember capturing various...

Thoughtful Thursday: Spirit week

Thoughtful Thursday: Spirit week

September 5, 2019

Once again it’s that time of year; Martin vs. Nixon. To provide a little backstory, this is the most important game of the season due to the great rivalry between Nixon and Martin high school. They are both the oldest high schools in Laredo. The campus is decorated with green and gold streamers, posters, ...

Thoughtful Thursday: Back to school blisters

Thoughtful Thursday: Back to school blisters

Zoe Alvarez, Thoughtful Thursday columnist

August 22, 2019

Once again, it’s that time of year where everyone is coming back to school. We all wear our newest clothing, show off our freshest haircut, but most importantly, we show off our newest kicks. There’s nothing like a new pair of shoes. We live to show off the bright white soles and clean fabrics....

Thoughtful Thursday: All my friends are musicians

Thoughtful Thursday: All my friends are musicians

Zoe Alvarez, Thoughtful Thursday columnist

June 13, 2019

Going to a fine arts school comes with its unique perks. I remember sitting in my combined dual class in the recital hall when the realization hit me, the majority of the class were musicians. All my friends are musicians and have knowledge in the fine arts field. It spans from band, orchestra, and mari...

Thoughtful Thursday: Music recommendations

Thoughtful Thursday: Music recommendations

Zoe Alva, Thoughtful Thursday columnist

June 6, 2019

I believe there are various acts of courage. Recommending music to friends or others is most definitely one of them. Our taste in music is our own little corner of privacy. It’s one of the very aspects that makes up our personalities, perception of the world, and emotions. Our taste in music is whe...

Thoughtful Thursday: Clothing, outfits, and style

Thoughtful Thursday: Clothing, outfits, and style

Zoe Alvarez, Thoughtful Thursday columnist

May 30, 2019

I became aware of style when I first started watching HGTV as a child. I started to understand aesthetics which lead to my love of photos, songs, moments, and ideas that matched with certain concepts. It was then that I started to develop my sense of style. I saw what colors complimented each other ...

Thoughtful Thursday: Nighttime

Thoughtful Thursday: Nighttime

May 23, 2019

The sun sets behind the horizon leaving the sky with the darkness of the night; the world changes. When I see the stars and the glow of the moonlight, I see the time of the lights. The city lights illuminate the night sky. Old convenience stores and gas stations emit their neon glow. The light post...

Two days without a cellphone

Two days without a cellphone

Zoe Alvarez, Staff writer

May 21, 2019

Morning 1 : I wake up every morning and like to get ready for school while listening to music. It was quite difficult not having my cellphone readily available by my side to play music. I also had to deal with the realization of not having a phone for the entirety of the day, which is must longer and...

Photo Friday: 23rd Annual Photography Exhibition

Zoe Alvarez, Photo Friday columnist

May 17, 2019

The 23rd Annual photography exhibition for Vidal M Trevino School of Communications and Fine Arts took place Friday, May 3, 2019. I have always loved photography and art galleries. I had attended the 2018 exhibit my sophomore year when my photography was placed on display for my journalism course. I had absolutely enjoyed the exhibit and enjoyed my time observing the art. The 2019 exhibit was no different. My junior year photography consisted of those above. This exhibition was utter perfection as all the colors blend...

Thoughtful Thursday: Listening to music

Thoughtful Thursday: Listening to music

Zoe Alvarez, Thoughtful Thursday columnist

May 16, 2019

I’ve always enjoyed listening to music. It is one of the guaranteed hobbies I will always have. I prefer the sound of music blasting from my phone’s speaker rather than the empty silence. Every moment I ask myself: “What do I feel like listening too?” “Am I looking for relaxing music or...

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