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Vandegrift Voice

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Vandegrift Voice

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Vandegrift Voice


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Art by Seiya Mutreja
AI-ming for integration: The new role of generative AI in classrooms
Seiya Mutreja, Editor • September 27, 2023
“I feel like [there was] a cultural lag where something [was] developed, yet we [did] not have the norms, policies, and procedures in place to address it,” Kendall said.
Gabir’s family sits near the Nile River, socializing and enjoying the homely feeling of being back in Sudan. This was the summer of 2021, the first time Gabir had come back to Sudan after moving away, as the country was not at war, but still economically and politically unstable.
Losing home, finding hope: Civil war in Sudan erupts
Aisha Rashid, Editor • September 6, 2023

For senior Afnan Gabir, this summer was the one to look forward to, as she was finally going back to Sudan, her beloved home country. But in...

In the beginning of the year, counselor Charity Escott works on finalizing and perfecting student schedules. Counselors made these final changes through the data management system eSchoolPlus.
Constructing classes: Counselors' thorough schedule building process
September 4, 2023

The scorching summer sun still shone outside. Counselors sat at their office, and the taps and clacks of the keyboards resonated in the walls...

Goth, a music-based subculture that originated in the 1980s from punk subculture, has transformed into an outlet for creative expression flowing about through fashion, lifestyle, music, mood, artistry and more.
Oh My Goth! The gloomy subculture that's eternal
May 17, 2023

History The term “Goth” or “Gothic,” is embedded into thousands of years worth of countercultural movements. In Ancient Rome, among...

Students Riya Yarlagadda, Neha Poreddy, and Bryan Dam create activity to inspire happiness and compassion on campus.
A smile a day keeps the doctor away: Operation Smile helps local, international communities
May 12, 2023

Global, inspiring and compassionate.  Those are the words that members of Operation Smile use to describe their organization.  Operation...

(From Left-to-Right) Jaxon Bandelier, Alex Mata, Connor Redmond, Miles Kritzer play at the UT Golf Club on the 15th green in the 3rd team qualifier of the season.
Swinging to success: Varsity boys start their season
Swetha Sathish, Staff Reporter • September 11, 2023

Motivation, hard work, discipline, and competition are the keys to “ultimate success” as defined by the Vandegrift Boys Golf Team. The team...

Junior Sydney Givens gets ready to take her shot on the green. Givens placed second individually at the golf championship. (Submitted by Mimi Burton)
Birdie, eagle, Viper: Girls golf wins 6A championship
May 18, 2023

Freshly trimmed verdant grass flies in the air with every swing of the club. The muggy heat creeps through their skin as sweat runs down their...

Starbucks fall menu was released Aug. 24 and featured five beverages and three food items.
Starbucks showdown: An autumn menu that falls short on flavor
Mary Bahrami, Staff Reporter • September 29, 2023

With the first week of fall already coming to a close, and the weather finally dropping beneath 100 degrees, it’s officially time to crack...

Margot Robbie as Barbie.
A modern twist redefining our childhood: Why high schoolers should embrace “Barbie"
September 28, 2023

Director Greta Gerwig has breathed new life into an iconic childhood toy in her new film, “Barbie.” While initially raising eyebrows, this...

The restaurant has several crafty decorations, like the chalkboard, amplifying the welcoming aura. Green Mango is typically not very crowded, but Saturday nights are the busiest the eatery gets.
Green Mango gets the green light
September 20, 2023

Situated in the Trails at 620, Green Mango by Thai Spice is known for its fresh and flavorful Thai dishes. The restaurant includes several passed...

Reneé Rapp performing The Wedding Song at her concert on Sep. 18.
Snow Hard Feelings Tour: Reneé Rapp lights up the night
September 19, 2023

All concerts have that pre-show excitement, even if it’s several months in advance, as it was with me. From ordering the tickets to standing...


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Julia Bychowski is a junior and is so excited to be News Editor on the Voice. Aside from writing, Julia enjoys listening to true crime podcasts, hanging out with her friends, and reading trashy fantasy books. Julia is also a member of Model UN, Debate, UIL Academics, and has been playing the cello for almost five years.


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