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  • Lack of Spirit Group Causes Uproar
    News

    Lack of Spirit Group Causes Uproar

    Karla Romero, Co-Editor-in-Chief

    September 28, 2016

    The lack of Raider Rowdies this school year has sparked some controversy among the students. Despite this, most do not know what truly happened to the organization, other than history teacher Ryan Victor no longer being the sponsor. “Simply the biggest reason [to no longer do it] was [my wife a... READ MORE »»

  • Struck by lightening
    Features

    Struck by lightening

    Miranda Molina, Reporter

    May 13, 2016

    As it begins to rain, a bright streak of lightning flashes across the sky and a boom of thunder shakes the ground. Seeing the lightning makes Robotics and Project Lead The Way teacher Sean Denny start to remember the first time he was struck by lightning when he was in middle school. “I have been... READ MORE »»

  • Foster father’s insight
    Features

    Foster father’s insight

    Beth Mauthe, Copy Editor

    May 13, 2016

    The cries of a hungry newborn baby broke the silence of the sleepy house. Bleary-eyed and still groggy from sleep, English teacher Matt Clarke stumbled through the early morning darkness and made a bottle for the crying child. He reached for his phone to check the time, but his face was instead illuminated by a st... READ MORE »»

    “Just did my first set of twists. Not bad for a white dad, right? Had some guidance. Building my skill diversity.” Photo courtesy of Clarke's Twitter: @nghsclarke

  • Duck’s Raiders
    Features

    Duck’s Raiders

    Karla Romero, Reporter

    May 13, 2016

    After being gone from work since August due to his worsened cardiomyopathy (a hereditary heart muscle disease that makes it hard for the heart to transport blood to his body), football coach Kenny Duck came back to teaching on April 11. He found out about his illness in 2007 and had been taking medication... READ MORE »»

  • Soccer Superstar
    Features, Sports

    Soccer Superstar

    Eden Amberber, Reporter

    May 13, 2016

    As she shows off her skills in front of the judges, she doesn’t break a sweat. She is confident. She knows she has skill. She is sure she will make the cut. Freshman Randi Thortis is set to star in a Nickelodeon reality television show, Soccer Superstar, which will premier this summer. The show is a ... READ MORE »»

    During a taping of "Ultimate Soccer Star" competition reality show, freshman Randi Thortis gets important information.

    Photo provided by Randi Thortis

  • Documentary leads to life-altering choices
    Features

    Documentary leads to life-altering choices

    Karla Romero, Reporter

    May 11, 2016

    After watching an animal cruelty documentary called Earthlings one year ago, junior Jasmine Pineda decided to become a vegetarian. She then started to make sure the beauty products she used were cruelty-free or vegan.      “I just couldn’t handle it anymore,” Pineda said. “I didn’t want ... READ MORE »»

  • Student gets one-of-a-kind dress for prom night
    Features

    Student gets one-of-a-kind dress for prom night

    Eden Amberber, Reporter

    May 11, 2016

    As most students buy their prom dresse s from a boutique, she is sorting through piles of fabric. She searches through hundreds of colors and textures. She finds the perfect color, magenta. Perfect for her special night. Senior Susan Olayinka is currently getting a prom dress custom-made for herself. ... READ MORE »»

  • Holman’s House of Horrors
    Features

    Holman’s House of Horrors

    Hannah Majerczyk, Reporter

    May 2, 2016

    In a large house lives a family with a boy who would soon cause many strange occurrences. A large picture hangs on the wall of a grandma who is loved and never forgotten but the center of all supernatural things. The family is in the back of the house while a small boy plays with a ball. All goes well... READ MORE »»

  • Sweet as Honey
    Column

    Sweet as Honey

    Marilyn Bland, Special Contributor

    March 4, 2016

    Writing about Honey is certainly one of the most difficult things I have done, yet doing so is a way in which I can honor her. The very first moment I touched Honey, I knew something special had happened. Some dogs take a little while to warm to an unfamiliar person, and others stay aloof for a... READ MORE »»

    At UTD’s doctoral graduation in December, Dr. Marilyn Bland poses with her daughter, Juliet Bond, and her guide dog, Honey. photo courtesy of Ruth Martin

  • Junior affected by tornado
    News

    Junior affected by tornado

    Lillian Tram, Business Manager

    February 5, 2016

    After the Dec. 26 tornado hit Rowlett, junior Michelle Juby assessed the damage to her house and then went to help. Due to her knowledge of first aid and CPR from classes that she had taken, Juby assisted the injured people. "There was this guy that wasn’t breathing and me and two other guys pu... READ MORE »»

    Photo provided by Michelle Juby

News

Senior parking spots vandalized

Senior parking spots vandalized

Eden Amberber, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Seniors are awash with frustration after vandals burned tire marks on their personalized parking spots. About five parking spots were damaged, including those rented by De...  Read More »

Sep 28 • 0 comments

iPhone Gone Wrong

SaSchel Moore, Reporter

The fire alarms sounded through the hallways, causing every student to rush to the nearest exit. This time it was not a prank or a case of burnt cookies. A phone had caught flame. On Wednesday March 15th, roughly 25 to 30 minutes before the end of first period senior Jossalin Sanchez discovered a smoking phone in her backpack that led administrators to call the fire d...  Read More »

Mar 31 • Comments Off

Allergies: A thing of the past

Allergies: A thing of the past

Hannah Majerczyk, Reporter

It’s springtime, and bees are buzzing as birds chirp. Some people are happy, planting flowers for insects to pollinate. Others are having picnics in the park to enjoy the...  Read More »

Mar 4 • Comments Off

Senior’s sense of service

Senior’s sense of service

Lynne Diaz, Photo Editor

Senior Eduardo Ramirez lived only 15 minutes away from where the tornado hit. His home was not damaged; however, the aftermath of such a disaster still concerned him. “I wa...  Read More »

Feb 11 • Comments Off

Senior’s home damaged in Rowlett tornado

Senior’s home damaged in Rowlett tornado

Emily Molden, Reporter

The days after Christmas are usually spent with family and relaxing before the new year starts. However, senior Tessa Toler’s house was struck by a tornado on Dec. 26. Whi...  Read More »

Feb 9 • Comments Off

Junior helps victims

Junior helps victims

Clarissa Moreno, Photographer

Junior Deja Sanchez and a group of friends donated to people in need after a tornado disaster in the Rowlett area on Dec. 26. Donating supplies is just another one of the many ways...  Read More »

Feb 8 • Comments Off

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Opinion

Review: ‘Blond’

September 28, 2016

Senior column Abraham Deleon

May 13, 2016

Senior column Amy Pham

May 13, 2016

Senior column Lynne Diaz

May 13, 2016

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Sports

A Swimmer’s Summit

May 25, 2016

From unfortunate injury to unexpected discovery

April 15, 2016

Football Dreams Made a Reality

March 16, 2016

Football is no longer a fantasy for linebacker

October 30, 2015

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