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Senior competes in third and final state band marching contest

Justin Jalomo, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2018

Filed under Columns

Advancing to finals of the state marching contest is an honor because it means your band is one of the top bands in the state. Advancing  to state is truly a great experience because not only are you around bands from across th...

7 Things To Do In Austin When It’s Cold

Cady Grace Wynn and Sumerlyn Yudell

November 11, 2018

Filed under Columns, Lifestyles

Austin is the perfect place to paddle board on the lake, take a segway tour downtown, sip on a cold drink by a luxurious rooftop pool or take a hike with stunning views. But what is there to do when it gets cold? Here’s sev...

Online news versus traditional news

Natalie Brink, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2018

Filed under Columns

I was standing in the kitchen with the local paper in my hands. I tried to flip to the next page smoothly, as I had seen in movies of days past, but the entire newspaper came apart in my hands. My parents looked at me in tota...

Spring cleaning: closet edition

Chloe Strader, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2018

Filed under Columns, Lifestyles

It’s that time of year again! Time to retire that over worn grey sweater who’s more frumpy now than ever before. Time to breakout your trusty denim shorts and favorite yellow bikini. And most importantly vacuum away that 3-...

For the love of fashion

Chloe Strader, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2018

Filed under Columns

Fashion has always been important to me. I’ve always considered it essential in a person’s life. Having that one piece of clothing that is just so you that there is nothing you won’t do to get it. It has also always...

Mr. Simpson

Lanie Malone, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2018

Filed under Columns, Columns, Entertainment, Humans of Vandegrift, Lifestyles, Opinions, Teacher Spotlights

Being raised in a family of accountants, land-men and nurses, I never had actual dreams about writing professionally. When I was younger I wrote like some kids watched TV. I enjoyed it so much that I would scribe pages on pages o...

A mother and a mom

Chloe Strader, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2018

Filed under Columns

I have always been at odds with my mother. We could never agree on what was right and wrong. We are, well actually were, the world's greatest adversaries. We never understood each other. When I was really young and not fully ...

Working with self control

Lanie Malone, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2018

Filed under Columns, Columns, Opinions

Last week my friends and I were at a gas station when a random lady driving a large, red truck came out from the gas station. I didn’t catch a good look at her. Instead, I caught a good look at her throwing open her car door, ...

Oh, how I love thee

Lanie Malone, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2018

Filed under Columns, Columns, Humans of Vandegrift, Opinions, Student Spotlight

The first person a newborn lays their eyes on is their Mom. Specifically, a girl and her mother have a special bond that is difficult to be tampered with. My two main mother figures in my life include my mother and my gra...

Midwest Clinic Recap

Justin Jalomo, Staff Reporter

January 5, 2018

Filed under Columns

The percussion ensemble earned a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform at the Midwest International Clinic and Conference in Chicago. The performance took place at McCormick Place on Dec. 22. To perform at Midwest, a sc...

Sociology experiment tests ‘norms’ at Vandegrift

Chloe Strader, Staff Reporter

December 17, 2017

Filed under Columns, Entertainment

I spent this past semester in Mrs. Legg’s sociology class. We spent the early half of the school year studying the social structure of Vandegrift and the roles we play in that social structure. Once we learned the basics we h...

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