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Austin bag ban starts March 1

Priyunka Maheshwari, Feature Editor

February 28, 2013

Retailers will no longer be able to offer single-use plastic and paper bags starting tomorrow. The Austin bag ban is an attempt to limit the 263 million plastic bags used per year in Austin, according to city officials. Shoppers ...

New businesses come to Steiner Ranch

Maggie Talbot, Staff Writer

February 1, 2013

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt Shop is scheduled to open up soon in Steiner Ranch. The new Steiner Ranch shopping area, Quinlan Crossing, is welcoming an onslaught of new businesses in 2013. The most recent addition is Menchie’s, a sel...

COOL week provides internship opportunities

Denise Bui, Web Editor

February 1, 2013

Career Opportunities On Location, also known as COOL Week, provides a chance for students to experience a week in a job setting relating to their intended field of study. During Feb. 4-8, students who were chosen earlier this...

Piccolo player reflects on national honor

Priyunka Maheshwari, Feature Editor

January 11, 2013

After being selected in November for the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band, Sarah Hassall performed on Jan. 5 at halftime during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio. The senior piccolo player was one of only 125...

Band concludes successful marching season, sends several members to region orchestra

Kelly Honts, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2012

Many members of the Vandegrift Band auditioned for the TMEA Region Orchestra on Nov. 10. Each player was required to perform a cut from four different pieces. Judges then chose a certain number of people to perform in the region...

Trail of Lights returns to Zilker Park

Sarah Davis, Staff Writer

December 18, 2012

For the last two years the Trail of Lights at Zilker Park has been a no show, but this year it’s back and better than ever with new attractions. "The Trail of Lights is something that I always looked forward to going to when...

Rock climber wins gold

Rock climber wins gold

December 18, 2012

Robotics Cinderella Lock-in

Denise Bui, Wed Editor

November 14, 2012

Viperbots robotics spent Saturday at Vandegrift working on their robots in preparation for the first competition on Dec. 1st in San Antonio. Some stayed the entire time, lasting almost 16.5 hours.  “It’s called the Cinder...

Viperbots Need Funds

Denise Bui, Web Editor

November 9, 2012

With the robotics team preparing for their competition season, one main problem stands in their way: raising enough funds for all five teams to compete. They are about $12,000 short for the 2012-2013 season. “We have applied...

Robotics Kicks Off its New Season with an Explosion of New Members

Denise Bui, Web Editor

October 23, 2012

The Vandegrift Robotics Team has kicked off its season by preparing for several competitions to qualify for the First Tech Challenge. The theme this year is “Ring it Up!”. Competing teams are beginning to build and strategize...

Viper Community Participates in Race for the Cure

Priyunka Maheshwari, Feature Editor

October 22, 2012

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month may be ending soon, but Vandegrift students and teachers continue to spread awareness with a Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure team. The Vandegrift Viper Community team will race in downtown...

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