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Girl Scout Cookie Knockoffs

Riley Sims, Reporter
March 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion

It is Girl Scout Cookie season and people are rushing to buy their share. However, nowadays it seems much easier to get ahold of Girl Scout cookies year-round with alternative cookie brands manufacturing cookies that taste exactly like some of the classic flavors. Girl Scouts also started selling cereal....

Alice in Wonderland Review

Alice in Wonderland Review

Miranda Molina, Reporter
February 28, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Raider Reviews, Showcase

Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll’s famous book about a young girl’s misadventures in a fantasy world, has been adapted as several different movies and plays. Arguably, the most well-known, is the animated Disney feature from 1951. Now, Raider Theater has taken their own swing at the play. The...

College Costs Continue to Rise

Braedon Harris, Reporter
February 26, 2017
Filed under Opinion

For nearly 40 years, the average college tuition has quadrupled at both the private and public levels. This increase does not include the several other costs students pay, including housing, food, books, supplies and transportation. If tuition costs continue to rise at this rate, students will continue...

How Safe is Technology?

How Safe is Technology?

Jeffrey Candelaria, Reporter
February 25, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Technology plays a huge role in the world we live in today. It is widely used by millions of people on a daily basis, and most don’t know what they would do without it in their day-to-day lives. With all the new high-tech devices and smartphones released in the world today, it’s only natural that...

Addressing Domestic Violence

Addressing Domestic Violence

Riley Sims, Reporter
February 23, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Domestic violence is a sensitive topic for many people. It is not easy to talk about. Domestic violence is defined as somebody using physical, emotional, sexual or psychological violence to control their partner. Often the abused live in fear of telling anybody, because they believe they will be harme...

Why I Love Valentine’s Day – And You Should Too

Why I Love Valentine’s Day – And You Should Too

Eden Amberber, Co-Editor-in-Chief
February 1, 2017
Filed under Column, Opinion, Showcase

When I was growing up, Valentine’s Day was really only about one thing: candy. Every year, on Feb. 14, insane amounts of candy not fit for an elementary schooler’s bloodstream gave me a sugar rush. But, it wasn’t only the sugar high that riled me up as a child. The holiday made me full of anticip...

Anonymous New Year’s Resolutions

Emily Molden, Photo Editor
December 31, 2016
Filed under Opinion

I will stop spending too much money on fast food and save my money instead. Forget the past, move forward, and be happy. Finally getting a tatt. I want to be more healthy. Wash my pillow. Get in shape before I leave for the Army. To tell my mom how I really feel about her husband. T...

iPad Impact

Jeanie Torvi, Reporter
December 14, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Since the introduction of iPads to school understand and mobility efficient. Teachers can grade students more quickly than they used to. There's no doubt that there has been a drastic positive impact on the school with this electronic advancement. iPads are not only helping with lessons, but with the...

Opinion: The True Cost of Open Carry

Opinion: The True Cost of Open Carry

Eden Amberber, Co-Editor-in-Chief
December 14, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Guns are a part of American culture. We buy them, we collect them, and now we can, with a handgun license, openly carry them. On Jan. 1, Texas’ open carry law went into effect. This bill allows those who are licensed to carry to do so in public areas. However, open carry is prohibited in gun-free zones like scho...

STAAR Testing Problematic

STAAR Testing Problematic

Riley Sims, Reporter
November 3, 2016
Filed under Column, Opinion, Showcase

If you have attended a school in Texas, you know what the STAAR test is. The STAAR test has been given to students since spring of 2012, when it replaced the TAKS test. The test is supposed to be a way to show a student’s progress, but many argue that it is actually a tool to determine if  studen...

Is the school ready to “come out” with LGBT Representation?

Is the school ready to “come out” with LGBT Representation?

Miranda Molina, Reporter
November 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Within the past year, many positive things have happened in the LGBTQ+ community. The most major change being the legalization of same-sex marriage during the summer of 2015 by the Supreme Court. Due to this ruling, the LGBTQ+ community has been more represented in many places, including the school environment....

iPads Not Likely to Meet Expectations

iPads Not Likely to Meet Expectations

Braedon Harris, Reporter
November 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

With the 1:1 iPad rollout ending in September, many are debating whether or not the iPads will be beneficial in classrooms. The district’s intention is to ensure equity of resources through the iPads. Despite these objectives, staff and students alike are wondering if the devices will be able to meet...