The Word

Speech, Debate Team Prepare for New Season

Ben Manry

January 19, 2011

The Speech and Debate team is gearing up for next semester’s UIL and Texas Forensic Association competition season. “Our new district is very competitive -- academically -- with Cedar Park, Dripping Springs and Lake Travis....

College Bound: Seniors Make Post-Graduation Plans

Ben Manry

January 19, 2011

College: to different people, it means different things. To some, a far-off aspiration, to others, simply a part of life, but for the senior class, it is a present and immediate reality. Getting those applications in alongside...

No permit, no parking

Morgan McGrath

November 17, 2010

Year after year, students have neglected to purchase parking passes, and every year students have occasionally gotten a warning sticker plastered on their windshield, but there has not been any further action to enforce the policy,...

5 Team’s 1 Stage

November 5, 2010

Dance teams district wide will host iDance Nov. 6, showcasing hip hop jazz, contemporary and kick. This year, the Legacies from Vandergrift will be joining the show. “The purpose for iDance is to showcase all high schools...

Students pledge to stop texting while driving

Cole Sawyer

October 14, 2010

Heading out on a Saturday night, 17-year-old Scott Neill said goodbye to his parents, and they replied with the standard parental response: “Don’t do anything silly and be safe. Make good choices.” “You worry too much,”...

‘Stage Door’ opens Oct. 21

Carolin Engmann

October 14, 2010

"Stage door,” a comedy full of ambitious - or even embittered actresses and skeptical stage directors, opens Oct. 21. “All of the kids involved in the show are dedicated and working very hard toward the same goal: putting...

Rangers for the Cure

Morgan McGrath

October 12, 2010

In the United States, 23.6 million children and adults have been diagnosed with diabetes, a life-changing disease according to the American Diabetes Association.   There are two types of diabetes: type one and type two. Ty...

Behind the Curtain

Ben Manry

October 5, 2010

The audience fills the room, waiting for the curtain to rise. Twelve students, including senior Kami Armstrong wait backstage, biting nails and sweating; each reproducing the quiet, half-hearted ghost notes or steps of yet another...

Get a Jumpstart on College with ECS+

Morgan McGrath

September 27, 2010

By the end of her senior year, junior Rachael Anne Mallinger will not only have 26 high school credits, but also 24 college credits through Austin Community College and the Early College Start Plus program. Developed by the...

Rear C-Lot to Receive Makeover

Mayra Armenta

September 24, 2010

The Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) designated the rear part of the C-lot as its new training site. “We need the space because it’s a field to us just like the football players need their field,”...

Ranger Camp

August 10, 2010

Welcome New Rangers Class of 2014!   VRHS Cafeteria 3-6 p.m. Last Name A-K & Band, Wed. August 11th Last Name L-Z, Thur. August 12th  Activities from 3-5:50 p.m. campus wide Students will receive class schedules...

Dissecting the Healthcare Bill

Cole Sawyer

April 19, 2010

The recent healthcare reform bill passed has caused uproars from people across the country. However, the contents of the bill are often misunderstood or even unknown to the average person or student. It is, after all, 1,990 pages....

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