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Joe Talbot: Eagle Scout Extrodinare

Emma Floyd and Alaina Galasso

February 27, 2015

Boy Scouts is a larger commitment than most think. Many hours are put in, and the expectations are high. The troop members have to attend multiple meetings a week, complete various tasks to achieve badges and be held to higher...

Book Review: Uglies

Alaina Galasso, Opinions Editor

February 25, 2015

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld is yet another science fiction and dystopian novel centered around a failed attempt to perfect society. In Uglies everyone is turned “pretty” after a mandatory surgery that occurs on their sixteenth...

Viper hoops to second round of playoffs

Sarah Davis, sports center editor

February 25, 2015

Viper boys basketball will advance to the second round of playoffs after beating Reagan High School 71-52 on Tuesday. They will play Sam Houston High School at New Braunfels High School on Friday. Tip off time is TBA, but will...

Viper Track In the Midst of Preparation for Imminent Season

Wilson Chestney, Staff Writer

February 25, 2015

Track season is just getting started, and the Vipers are off to a great start. Though some runners are in it just to get some physical activity, others are training hard to perform well at meets. “This season was, at first,...

Books you need to read now

Abby Knowles, Features Editor

February 25, 2015

The House on Mango Street The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros is a painstakingly beautiful novel about a young Mexican- American girl Esperanza growing up in Chicago. It portrays her struggles against poverty, violenc...

Chinese New Year comes to China Town Austin

Stephen King, Staff writer

February 25, 2015

Chinese New year is on its way and the International Club will celebrate it in Austin’s Chinatown this weekend. “We want to learn about this important holiday,” Eva Gonzalez, president of the club, said. “So we’re...

Vandegrift takes third place Sweepstakes

Stephen King, Staff writer

February 25, 2015

UIL scores have been released for all competing schools and Vandegrift took third place Sweepstakes and will be given a trophy at the Westwood tournament in a few weeks. “I think it’s great!” the UIL coordinator Galen...

Vandegrift should give D’s

Abby Knowles

February 23, 2015

At Vandegrift any grade below a C means a student will have to retake the class, often in summer school or the next year. However, in countless schools and most universities in the US, this is not the case. Students can still...

Interact heads Teens for Jeans Drive

Emma-Rose Floyd, News Editor

February 23, 2015

Interact Club is currently collecting jeans for homeless kids and teens in the Austin area through the Teens for Jeans drive. Boxes are by Ms. Gillmett’s room in the English wing. All are welcome to donate through the end...

Restaurant Review: Takoba

Sessen Stephanos, Lifestyles and Entertainment

February 23, 2015

This past weekend I got to eat at the adorable restaurant Takoba. Located on East 7th street, Takoba has a beautiful indoor seating arrangement along with an adorable outdoor patio. It was a bit chilly when I went for lunch so...

College corner: College of Charleston

Kelly Rosenblatt, Editor-In-Chief

February 23, 2015

Sometimes the things you least expect are the things that surprise you the most. I experienced this first-hand last month when I visited the College of Charleston in South Carolina. Halfway across the country, and about half the...

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