The online student newspaper of Vandegrift High School

Vandegrift Voice

The online student newspaper of Vandegrift High School

Vandegrift Voice

The online student newspaper of Vandegrift High School

Vandegrift Voice

COVID-19 concerns are up in the air as cases rise within the district.
Students wary of returning to school as COVID cases rise
January 17, 2022

As schools around the country reopened following the rise in COVID-19 cases after winter break, many...

Fireworks to celebrate 2022  (Taylor Chronert)
New Year, New You?
January 11, 2022

  These past couple of years have been life changing for many.  Families were quarantined...

3rd 6 weeks Recap
3rd 6 weeks Recap
December 17, 2021

Tim Troutner will continue having a career in playing lacrosse professionally plus being head coach of the boys lacrosse team
From Professional to Coach: Meet the new head boys lacrosse coach
January 13, 2022

The Vandegrift lacrosse season is about to begin and to kick off the season, Vandegrift welcomes new lacrosse coach, Tim Troutner. Tryouts for...

Vandy PDA posts pictures of campus couples; the Instagram handle is @vandy_p_d_a
Anonymous Instagram accounts: the new sheriff in town
January 8, 2022

Like most school administrations, campuses have issues throughout the school year. Over the years, a common way to hear students’ voices was via anonymous...

The idea of a school shooting hangs over many students heads after the Michigan shooting.
“Scared out of my mind”: School violence threats on the rise after Michigan shooting
December 17, 2021

The stretch between Thanksgiving and winter break can feel like stumbling toward the finish line in most years. But for many students, the last three weeks...

Review: Encanto
Review: Encanto
Seiya Mutreja, Staff Reporter • January 17, 2022
A wall at Vandegrift High School showing where seniors will be going after high school.
Opinion: Vandegrift should establish "Senior Semester"
Nicholas Scoggins, Staff Reporter • January 7, 2022
Students in Chinese class shown wearing masks and social distancing.
COVID-19 update: Omicron and staff shortages
Daniel Farrow, Staff Reporter • January 7, 2022
Erins newest songs, Trust in You, Falling, and Walk with Me are out now on Spotify and Apple Music.
Vandegrift alum releases songs on Spotify and Apple Music
Taylor Chronert, Staff Reporter • January 19, 2022

Many students know what they want to do after high school, whether it’s knowing what they want to study...

Sophomore Alexander Giamona is a Navy JROTC student advancing to nationals for marksmanship.
Hitting the mark
January 18, 2022

He fired at the target multiple times and watched as he hit the mark with almost perfect precision each time. Despite the nerves creeping throughout...

Originally from Chicago, VHS alumni Katie McClellan enjoys experiencing the four seasons again up north in Syracuse.
VHS alumni Katie McClellan reflects on defining moments of her education
January 14, 2022

Fond memories of the blazing Texas heat start to fade as the winter season in Syracuse, New York takes full effect, leaving VHS alumni Katie...

Current Vision members after completing their first round of auditions
Vision and Legacies hold auditions for 2022-2023 team
Arabella Villarroel, Staff Reporter • December 8, 2021

Nervous, but feeling that adrenaline rush, the candidates walked out onto their designated spot. They waited for the music to come on. 5,6,7,8--...

Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday with one of its main features being the lighting of the menorah. Juniors Benyamin Zilber and Natalie Weber share their culture with us during this special time of the year.
It’s beginning to look a ‘latke’ like Hanukkah
December 3, 2021

Standing at the table in anticipation, they light the first candle on the menorah. Families gather in awe and watch the fire brighten up the...

504 students have found themselves without a testing center this year.
Why are 504 students getting their resources taken away?
November 29, 2021

Vandegrift 504 students have lost an important resource: testing rooms and the accommodations that come with them. The reason is unknown to students,...

The unauthorized usage of cellphones in classrooms has risen in recent months.
Teachers take action against unauthorized phone usage
November 19, 2021

Vandegrift faculty have recently noticed a rise in distracted students during class time.  One thing that staff said has disrupted classroom...

Q&A with Varsity Girls Basketball player, Sarah Sheriff
Q&A with Varsity Girls Basketball player, Sarah Sheriff
Natalie Weber, Staff Reporter • January 10, 2022

Sarah Sheriff is a junior and has played on the Varsity team since freshman year. Sheriff is extremely...

Evan Farrow faces off against Austin high in vandegrift basketballs season opener.
Q&A with Evan Farrow
December 16, 2021

Callen Nutt- How did yall think you performed in tonight’s game as a player and as a team Evan Farrow - I think we performed great, we moved...

Kevin Sanchez giving it all that hes got in the  Eastbay XC Championship race
A race like never before
December 14, 2021

Last Saturday, junior cross country runner, Kevin Sanchez, traveled off to San Diego to compete against 40 other male qualifiers in the cross...

STAFF PROFILES
Dayna Ung
Dayna Ung
Staff Reporter
Dayna Ung is a junior, and this is her second year on the newspaper team. In school, she enjoys Vandegrift Theatre and being involved in various clubs. Outside of school, she is part of a theatre organization
Isabel is a junior and this is her third year on the newspaper staff. She also participates in UIL Journalism and is the president of the Literary Journal club. In her spare time, she likes to read, write,
Claire Janson
Claire Janson
Staff Reporter
Claire is a senior, and this is her second year on the newspaper staff. In her free time she enjoys hiking, running, and a variety of other sports. Outside of school she’s