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Espada y Escudo

Espada y Escudo

Espada y Escudo

The Student News Site of Vel Phillips Memorial

June Special Edition Editors Note: Goodbye Spartans!

June Special Edition Editor’s Note: Goodbye Spartans!

Ava Kahn, Editor-in-Cheif May 30, 2024

As this school year comes to a close, I’d like to thank the Sword and Shield team, along with the yearbook team, for all their hard work this year. We have had a wonderful year at the Sword and Shield,...

April Editors Note: Happy Post Spring Break From Your Sports Editor!

April Editor’s Note: Happy Post Spring Break From Your Sports Editor!

Vince Kim, Sports Editor April 1, 2024

DISCLAIMER: THE POSTSCRIPT IS SATIRE AND IS MEANT FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY. Hello everyone! It’s Vince Kim, your Sports Editor back with the April Editor’s Note. I hope you guys had a wonderful...

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March Editor’s Note: Happy Early Spring From Your Arts and Entertainment Editors!

Monika Jeraj and Alexandra Saffman March 1, 2024

Hey everyone! It’s Monika Jeraj and Alexandra Saffman, your Arts and Entertainment Editors for this year. We’re back and so ready for spring - it seems Punxsutawney Phil was right this year, despite...

Lewis Howard Latimer

Black History Month Spotlight: Lewis Howard Latimer

Anvika Annyapu February 5, 2024

Throughout history, several figures have been swept under the radar. During Black History Month, in collaboration with Spartan News and BSU, every week, we will spotlight an underrecognized Black figure...

January Editors Note: Happy New Year!

January Editor’s Note: Happy New Year!

Max Knight January 1, 2024

Hey Spartans, I’m Max Knight, your 2023-2024 Opinions editor here at Sword and Shield. Happy January and 2024! I hope everyone’s had an incredible winter break and holiday season, and has taken their...

December Editors Note: Hello From Your News Editor!

December Editor’s Note: Hello From Your News Editor!

Ava Kahn December 1, 2023

It’s Ava Kahn, your news editor for the 2023-2024 school year! Happy December! I hope your semester has been going well. As we get closer to the end of first semester, make sure to stay on top of your...

November Editors Note: Happy End of Fall & More

November Editor’s Note: Happy End of Fall & More

Hayat Brahmer, Student Life Editor November 1, 2023

Hello everyone! It's Hayat Brahmer, your student life editor for the 2023-2024 school year! I hope the beginning of the school year is treating you well, you're enjoying your classes, and making new...

October Editors Note: Happy Spooky Season!

October Editor’s Note: Happy Spooky Season!

Alexandra Saffman and Monika Jeraj September 30, 2023

Hi and happy October!   It’s Alexandra and Monika, your Arts and Entertainment editors for the year. As we’re all settling into the flow of the new school year, we want to invite you to...

September Editors Note: Welcome to a New School Year!

September Editor’s Note: Welcome to a New School Year!

Vince Kim, Sports Editor August 31, 2023

Hi everyone!      It’s Vince Kim, your Sports Editor for the 2023-24 school year! I’d like to welcome back all the sophomores and upperclassmen, and as for the freshman class, get ready for your...

Editors Note: Happy End of the School Year!

Editor’s Note: Happy End of the School Year!

Hayat Brahmer, Student Life Editor May 2, 2023

Hello everyone! It's Hayat Brahmer your Student Life Editor for the 2022-2023 school year! I hope your semester is going well so far and that you continue to keep up your good work until the end of...

April Editors Note: Final Quarter!

April Editor’s Note: Final Quarter!

Vince Kim and Sanjay Palta-Hill April 5, 2023

Hello everyone!    We’re Sanjay and Vince, your Sword & Shield Sports Editors for the 2022-23 school year. We hope you had an awesome spring break to get ready for the final quarter of...

Your EICs Want to Wish You a Happy New Year!

Your EICs Want to Wish You a Happy New Year!

Sophia Jiang, Anvika Annyapu, and Olivia Zhu January 14, 2023

It’s 2023 and a fresh new start for all of the Spartans at VPM! We hope to give you all some up-to-date information on all of the hot topics of this new year, from news on the Speaker of the House, to...

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