Vandegrift Voice

Alaina Galasso
Alaina Galasso is a senior at Vandegrift and this is her third year on the newspaper staff. She competes in journalism for Academic UIL and was previously sixth in district for Feature Writing, fourth in district for News Writing, first in district and region for Editorial Writing and second in state for Editorial Writing. She also works as a professional theatre technician outside of school and is an active member of the school's theatre department. She is currently the department's head stage manager but has participated in lighting, run crew and sound since she was a freshman. For her work in theatre she is a 9 star International Thespian and current secretary of Thespian Troupe 7613. She has also been involved in Student Council, the HCEF Inventeam, National Honor Society, Vision Dance Company, AVID and Latin Club throughout high school. She hopes to attend a top university up north and plans on majoring in Theatre Design, Production, and Management with a minor in Creative Writing.

alaina galasso, Editor in Chief

May 10, 2016
Former bookkeeper returns as school resource officer (Story)
Apr 18, 2016
Seniors’ thoughts about college (Story)
Apr 11, 2016
Vanguard 2016 to take place this weekend (Story)
Apr 06, 2016
Theatre presents ‘Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind’ (Story)
Mar 29, 2016
My experience with VHS’s past four One Act Play productions (Story)
Mar 11, 2016
Why the movie ‘Room’ should have won Best Picture (Story)
Mar 03, 2016
Boys soccer team secures spot in playoffs (Story)
Feb 28, 2016
Three seniors’ thoughts on becoming an adult (Story)
Feb 20, 2016
Restaurant Review: Maggiano’s Little Italy (Story)
Feb 16, 2016
Teacher Spotlight: Neal Gage (Story)
Feb 10, 2016
Theatre creates a student directing program (Story)
Jan 27, 2016
4 tips for a successful interview (Story)
Jan 14, 2016
Choir members make All-State ensembles (Story)
Jan 08, 2016
Throwback to American Horror Story seasons 1-3 (Story)
Jan 04, 2016
Ballet Austin’s ‘The Nutcracker’ succeeds once again (Story)
Dec 11, 2015
Theatre hosts a one-day donation drive (Story)
Dec 07, 2015
Government classes hold mock elections (Story)
Nov 24, 2015
Volunteer to serve the homeless a Thanksgiving meal with Mission U-Too (Story)
Nov 15, 2015
Tennis advances and places at State (Story)
Nov 06, 2015
Senior Zach Greenquist fixes and drives a 1950 Ford F1 (Story)
Oct 29, 2015
Jen Perry performs the role she created in Kinky Boots on Broadway (Story)
Oct 23, 2015
My strange traditions (Story)
Oct 19, 2015
Netflix Throwback: Friends (Story)
Oct 12, 2015
Broadcast department works to create professional-level content (Story)
Oct 05, 2015
Dissecting animals is cruel and unnecessary for high school students (Story)
Sep 28, 2015
Colleges shouldn’t charge application fees (Story)
Sep 20, 2015
On The Run Wild Tour stops in Austin (Story)
Sep 10, 2015
Seniors apply for COOL week (Story)
Sep 02, 2015
Hill Country Education Foundation InvenTeam presents ‘The Dalmatian’ at Eurekafest (Story)
Jun 02, 2015
Debate students celebrate ‘Debanquet’ (Story)
May 27, 2015
Tests should no longer be timed (Story)
May 15, 2015
Choir selected out of 140 for TMEA performance (Story)
Apr 24, 2015
Latin students created Roman monuments (Story)
Apr 10, 2015
Album Review: Modest Mouse’s “Strangers to Ourselves” (Story)
Apr 08, 2015
Students perform benefit concert for Boot Campaign (Story)
Mar 24, 2015
Live like Lutz (Story)
Mar 03, 2015
The One Act Play (Story)
Feb 25, 2015
Book Review: Uglies (Story)
Feb 20, 2015
Mady Ramirez selected for Award of Excellence (Story)
Jan 28, 2015
Book Review: Wild (Story)
Dec 16, 2014
Volunteer with Austin Pets Alive (Story)
Dec 10, 2014
Robotics heads to Regional Championships (Story)
Dec 02, 2014
Thespians travel to Dallas for convention (Story)
Nov 24, 2014
Spanish 4 AP classes hold a health fair at school lunches (Story)
Nov 07, 2014
Debate team excels in Pflugerville Tournament (Story)
Oct 31, 2014
Should high school students trick-or-treat? (Story)
Oct 30, 2014
Spanish classes celebrate Day of the Dead (Story)
Oct 23, 2014
Imagine Dragons hints at new album release (Story)
Oct 17, 2014
Choir performs at fall concert (Story)
Oct 13, 2014
PALS meet their PALees for the first time (Story)
Oct 03, 2014
The life of a Stage Manager (Story)
Sep 25, 2014
Student calls for change in grading policy (Story)
Sep 23, 2014
Student attends Texas Musical Theatre Workshop over the summer (Story)
Sep 11, 2014
Upcoming Band Competitions (Story)
Jun 05, 2014
Band Spotlight: Coldplay (Story)
Jun 05, 2014
Are We Being Robbed of Our Summer? (Story)
Jun 03, 2014
Book Review: The Outsiders (Story)
Jun 03, 2014
AVID Club Spotlight (Story)
Apr 30, 2014
Choir Contest Results (Story)
Apr 22, 2014
Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards (Story)
Apr 15, 2014
Shortening the February Break (Story)
Apr 15, 2014
Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Bauer (Story)
Apr 07, 2014
FCA’s Student Vs. Faculty Basketball Game (Story)
Mar 24, 2014
South Pacific Nominations (Story)
Feb 21, 2014
Austin Music Fever: Young the Giant (Story)
Feb 17, 2014
Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Chockla (Story)
Feb 13, 2014
Academic UIL Season is Underway (Story)
Jan 05, 2014
Starting the New Year Right (Story)
Dec 05, 2013
Top Ten Holiday Movies (Story)
Nov 22, 2013
Club Spotlight: Drama Club (Story)
Oct 30, 2013
Cross Country is Ready for Regionals (Story)
Oct 30, 2013
State Bound! (Story)
Oct 04, 2013
Pierce Broe: All In (Story)
Sep 06, 2013
Kicking for Cash (Story)
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