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VIB: THIS WEEKEND IN VEGAS 9/30/22

VIB: THIS WEEKEND IN VEGAS 9/30/22

September 30, 2022
Find something fun to do this weekend.
Unpaid internships in the United States hurt both college students and young adults alike. Yet, thousands of Americans still take up the position for various reasons, including college credit and work experience. But in the end, the benefits don’t fit the cost. Photo Credit: Rhamil Taguba

COLUMN: WHAT STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS MEANS COMING FORWARD

September 7, 2022

Biden’s astounding move to cancel billions of dollars of loans has kept millions of young and old Americans alike celebrating their freedom from serious financial burden. However, the Biden Administration’s...

Using gumdrops as tokens, freshmen were able to engage in a variety of activities for this year’s Freshman Orientation. Teachers Jessica Kelly and Laura Penrod hosted dozens of incoming freshmen and discussed several topics to bolster their beginnings as a high school student. “I think they enjoyed the time we had together, it went well, Penrod said.

Student council prepares for first freshmen social

Rhamil Taguba, Managing Editor August 31, 2022
Southwest hosts event catered to freshmen.
The Presidents statement in Poland initiated a panic within The White House, but their efforts to divert his statement are futile considering the damage has already been done.  Photo Credit: The White House

Biden’s objectionable backtracking

Rhamil Taguba April 5, 2022
Is The White House too late to correct Biden's mistake?
The world watches as major conflict arises in eastern Europe, but is the U.S. even capable of solving such a disaster? Photo Credit: Frankie Fouganthin

The case for avoiding war with Russia

Rhamil Taguba March 10, 2022
Putin's tyrannical invasion has left the world on the brink of nuclear disaster, but is Biden capable of dealing such mounting pressure?
The Kansas City Chiefs’s rising quarterback shows future potential to take over the NFL as the greatest of all time, knocking off Tom Brady’s two decade reign. Photo Credit: All-Pro Reels

MAHOMES MAY SURPASS BRADY’S LEGACY

Rhamil Taguba February 1, 2022
The quarterback is the core position in a football team - will the Chiefs’s QB topple down the rest of the league?
Meta’s new console poses several benefits, but can it beat out what traditional gaming consoles have to offer? Photo Credit: Maximilian Prandstätter

THE ‘OCULUS QUEST 2’ IS THE PERFECT GATEWAY TO A NEW REALITY

Rhamil Taguba January 27, 2022
Meta’s newest VR console is taking strides in a new gaming world.
DECA members and officers were officially inducted into the organization and were tasked to pledge a promise to the club. Their induction marks the beginning of preparation for a state-wide competition, which focuses on what the members have learned through the past year. “DECA was a good opportunity to learn about business. I felt proud for a moment, I felt like I was a part of something,” junior Jake Windon said. Photo Credit: Rhamil Taguba

New DECA Officers anticipating club’s future

Rhamil Taguba December 7, 2021
DECA, the business and finance clubs, keeps its head high after inducting new members and officers.
Q&A: What are you going to buy for Black Friday?

Q&A: What are you going to buy for Black Friday?

Rhamil Taguba November 28, 2021
We asked students what they planned on buying for this year's Black Friday, an annual event where retailers price their products at significant discounts.
Board President Linda Cavazos speaks to the audience and fellow board members following the revote. Cavazos has been a strong critic of Jara, voting to finalize the termination during the revote.

JARA REINSTATED AS SUPERINTENDENT, BOARD DIVIDED 4-3

Rhamil Taguba November 23, 2021

A nine-hour CCSD board meeting session on Thursday concluded with Trustee Irene Cepeda’s revote to reinstate formerly terminated superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara's contract, reversing the previous vote...

Gov. Steve Sisolak lifts Nevada state mask mandate. Art Credit

BREAKING: CCSD BOARD MEETING MAY RECALL JARA’S TERMINATION

Rhamil Taguba November 18, 2021
CCSD has board meeting on recent accusations of harassment on Dr. Jesus Jara.
The recent efforts by ROBLOX to push Rthro avatar sets is somewhat of a failure when compared to the original sets. Yet, ROBLOX still pursues Rthro related projects. Photo Credit: Rhamil Taguba

ROBLOX, GIVE UP ON RTHRO

Rhamil Taguba November 2, 2021
ROBLOX is pushing for a new style of avatars, one completely different from the original. But is it worth the effort?