Category Archives: Features

Mission Advancement bridges the gap in funding VDHS

By Joshua Papaqui, Staff Writer One may stop and wonder where does all of Verbum Dei’s support come from? Is it from tuition, or maybe it is from the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP)? Well, in fact, much of the money to keep Verbum … Continue reading

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Imposing Eagle’s Nest: focal meeting point for many events

  “It’s the biggest place on campus” – The 23-year old Eagle’s Nest brings community together for athletics, liturgies, and other events.  Image by Brian Hernandez     By Brian Hernandez, Staff Writer The most imposing structure on Verbum Dei’s campus is … Continue reading

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Senor class gifts put ‘men with and for others’ into action

By Randdy De Paz, Staff Writer The senior gifts tradition has become a component of the “men with and for others” mindset that Verbum Dei High School attempts to inculcate into its students.  In recent years, seniors have been leaving … Continue reading

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Trending: Internet access a boon to scholars’ education

By Oscar Herrera, Column/Opinion Editor The internet is constantly changing and shaping everyone’s life.  The internet is everywhere, and there is no escaping it. Whether or not one may agree with the role the internet plays in our daily lives, … Continue reading

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Savings and investment ideas abound in Verb community

By Hector Arrieta, Editor in Chief “You wanna know what money sounds like? Go to a trading floor on Wall Street,” says character Jordan Belfort from The Wolf of Wall Street, directed by Martin Scorsese. Money is what makes the … Continue reading

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E-waste drives attempt to divert electronics from waste stream

By Brian Hernandez, Staff Writer Electronic waste otherwise known as e-waste is discarded electrical or electronic devices. Used electronics which are destined for reuse, resale, salvage, recycling, or disposal are also considered e-waste.  Striving to be a green campus, Verbum … Continue reading

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Verb security contributes to campus safety and campus life

By Brian Hernandez, Staff Writer Safety: it’s something of importance to all members of the Verbum Dei High School community.  That safety is provided by the security guards on campus, James Gibbon and Ms. Irma. Ms. Irma came to Verb as a … Continue reading

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Praise band ‘prays twice’ at monthly liturgical celebrations

By George Rosales, Staff Writer Verbum Dei High School’s Praise Band is a tradition at Verb, and it leads the music ministry at school liturgical celebrations each month. The Praise Band consists of E.J. Vieyra, Theology Department Chair, as conductor and pianist/bassist; … Continue reading

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Dr. Odom’s community newsletter informs in lively fashion

By Uriel Molina, Staff Writer Notification sounds are heard frequently throughout the Verbum Dei High School community when Dr. Brandi Odom, Chief Academic Officer, sends an email “blast” so that stakeholders can access her recently updated newsletter article. Programmed and created by Odom … Continue reading

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2019-2020 to be a “banner year” for Mission Advancement

By Joshua Papaqui, Staff Writer If one is walking on Verbum Dei’s campus, whether down the corridors or in the parking lot, one will certainly see banners depicting Verbum Dei students hard at work and featuring phrases that represent VDHS’s core beliefs. The bold vinyl banners were … Continue reading

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