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Time Is Running Out For StuCo Giving Tree

Ashley Shoemake, Staff Writer

December 15, 2011

Filed under News

On Friday, December 2nd,  Student Council put up giving trees around the school. Under these trees, which are by the front office or on Main Street, cans of food are being placed to benefit the less fortunate. Cans donated wi...

Giving Back This Holiday Season

Lindsey Morehart, Staff Writer

December 14, 2011

Filed under Lifestyles

This year’s holiday season is more than just giving and receiving presents from loved ones. With the chilly winter weather, frequent hot chocolate runs and continuous nostalgic Christmas songs playing, it’s hard not to get...

Parents Guide To Teen Abbrevs

Avery Brillante, Staff Writer

December 14, 2011

Filed under Lifestyles, Top Stories

These days, we’re totes starting to talk in a supes different way. Over the past few years, a new sort of language has been emerging among teens. Along with the rise of technology, kids are finding many ways to make communicating...

Proper Decorum for Light-Hearted Holidays

Priyunka Maheshwari, News Editor

December 14, 2011

Filed under Lifestyles, Top Stories

Re-gifting Nine years ago, you begged your parents to get you the new Lego building kit. You didn’t get one, and made a huge fuss about it. Your great-uncle arrives in town this year with none other than the toy set, for...

Choir Prepares for Annual Concert

KC Grimes, Sport Assistant Editor

December 14, 2011

Filed under News

As Christmas approaches, so does the holly jolly spirit. The Vandegrift High School choir program is putting on a Christmas Holiday concert on Wednesday, December 14th, at 7 PM in the VHS Auditorium. The concert will follow a s...

NBA Lockout Concluded, Season Begins Christmas Day

Zoe Lopez, Staff Writer

December 14, 2011

Filed under Sports, Sports Center, Top Stories

The NBA lockout has finally concluded. For five months, the owners and players of the NBA were deadlocked in negotiations with no real hope of compromise in sight. Fortunately, November 26th, 2011 was the glorious end to such an...

Time For Generation Y To Step Up To Political Plate

Sofia Colorado, Lifestyles Editor

December 14, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

Generation Y. The Millennium Generation. Echo Boomers. These are all terms used to describe America's current youth born in the 1980-1994. We are the fastest growing population, ranging from ages 5-20. We are large enough to rival...

Soccer Season Begins

Zoe Lopez, Staff Writer

December 14, 2011

Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Now that December is here, so are campfires, pumpkin spice lattes, Christmas caroling and most importantly: soccer season. Boys and girls tryouts began Monday, November 28th at 4:00 pm on the turf as they shared the field ...

STAAR Testing Replaces TAKS

Lindsey Morehart, Staff Writer

December 14, 2011

Filed under News, Uncategorized

This year is the introduction of the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness testing. The STAAR tests are set to replace the TAKS tests and final exams starting with the freshman class. “The STAAR tests will be much...

Students Embrace Religious Diversity

Sofia Colorado, Arts and Entertainment Editor

December 14, 2011

Filed under Lifestyles, Top Stories

Texas is considered part of the “Bible Belt” of America, which means that the majority of the population occupying the southeastern and central area of the United States is regular church attendees. Vandegrift High School...

Face Off: Are New Years Resolutions Worth Making?

David Goodman, Kieran Daly, Staff Writer

December 13, 2011

Filed under Opinions

New Years Resolutions Never End Well: David Goodman   Whether it is a new hobby you want to pick up or a goal you want to set, with the new year comes new possibilities. Every New Year’s Day lays down the foundation...

The Perfect Gift

Taylor Watson, Editor-In-Chief

December 13, 2011

Filed under Lifestyles, Top Stories

Everyone knows the holidays are about giving more than receiving, but when it comes to close friends and family, the perfect gift is hard to find. Year after year and trend after trend everyone wants to give a gift to be remembered....

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