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The Magnet Tribune

A state- and nationally recognized student newspaper

The Magnet Tribune

A state- and nationally recognized student newspaper

The Magnet Tribune

Family and colleagues unveil the plaque and frame in honor of Bobby Compton.

Music hall dedicated after late VMT instructor

Zoe Alvarez, Staff writer January 27, 2020

The Laredo Independent School District held a ceremony to dedicate the Vidal M. Treviño School of Communications and Fine Arts’ music wing in honor of the late Bobby Compton. Compton’s orchestra...

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

VMT’s 16 de septiembre Celebration

Sanmartin Garcia, Staff Writer 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...

Kevin Sosa, left and Jose Limon pose for their profile photo used on SoundCloud.

Not So Sour leaves a sweet taste with fans

Lizeth Gutierrez, Staff writer May 23, 2019

Their duo leaves a “Not So Sour” feeling with their fans. Seniors Kevin Sosa and Jose Limon who attend Martin High School share on their music duo named Not So Sour. Both shared on how they came...

Seniors enter Martin HIghs Batey Gym to Pomp and Circumstance, performed by the Faculty Ensemble.

Seniors receive medallions at annual ceremony

May 21, 2019

Be watching for more updates. Seniors received their medallions at the school's 26th annual Medallion Ceremony, held at Martin High School's old gym, on Tuesday, May 14. Seniors were also recognized...

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...

Kathleen Molina, left, and Amor Aguilar discuss the situation of a high school transgender male athlete competing against female athletes.

Two female athletes say it’s a matter of fairness when competing against a transitioning male

Lesdy Hernandez, Staff Writer May 15, 2019

Kathleen Molina, sophomore, and Amor Aguilar, freshman, who play softball for Martin High, discussed the case of Mack Beggs a transgender wrestling state champion athlete from Trinity High School in Euless,...

Cynthia Dougherty-Bernal, an English teacher at Nixon High School, got her start as a poet at VMT.

English teacher/poet got her start at VMT

Kevin Garcia, Staff Writer May 15, 2019

Her journey as a writer started at The Magnet Tribune. She is now an English teacher and a published poet. Cynthia Dougherty-Bernal has published three books of poetry so far in her career as a poet. She...

VMT director Dr. Martha Villarreal wears the Texas Medal of Arts Award VMT received at the Governors Mansion on Feb. 27.

School receives the Texas Medal of Arts award (story, photos)

Fernando Martinez, Staff Writer May 13, 2019

VMT has received the Texas Medal of Arts, becoming only the second school to attain the honor. VMT staff members attended three events in Austin, Texas, in late February in which they had the chance...

Michelle Dueñas practices her French horn in the Martin High band hall.

Students explain why they like their instruments

Claudia Lara, Staff Writer May 1, 2019

An instrument that sounds like the human voice is what attracted senior Enrique Alcorta to the trombone. Alcorta explains what he likes about the trombone. “Well, what I like about playing the...

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

Jocelyn Figueroa, Staff Writer 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...

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