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Voting isn’t enough: organized activism

Diana Leyva, Reporter
November 12, 2020

The end of 2020 marks the end of the four years that Trump has been in office, making this election year more important than ever. But, voting is not the only thing to be done to reform the government. Organized activism helps target major issues and actively works to correct them. According to Organizing.Work, a website about the ins and outs of organizing, long term organized reform helps create...

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Raider Echo 2020 Election Endorsements

Raider Echo Staff
October 31, 2020

With the 2020 election in full force, battles for numerous seats are set for November 2nd. Our staff is one of  progressive thinkers who prioritize increasing quality of life for disenfranchised communities. So what does this mean? Our state has long been run by candidates who have shown that they are not here to truly benefit the lives of working Texans. By way of equitizing school resources,...

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School Implements New Advisory Period

Diana Leyva, reporter
October 22, 2020

In light of Coronavirus, this year, GISD implemented an advisory period at North Garland to address the social and emotional needs of students, and target academic gaps, created by the shutdown/lock down after March. So far in advisory, students have been learning about colleges, academic strategies and learning about resources they can use to help with any problems they may be facing. Counselors...

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Teaching in the Age of Coronavirus

Kaison Thepbouri
October 2, 2020

  Broadcast senior Kaison Thepbouri interviewed Graphic Design teacher Cryss Godoy-Diguette about her experience with the new hybrid education model implemented as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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GISD to Begin First Intersession Week October 6th

Gelila Negesse and Devorah Segura
September 28, 2020

From October 6th to October 9th, after the last week of the new nine week grading cycle, GISD will have an intersession week. Created by Garland ISD’s Superintendent, Dr. Ricardo Lopéz, and Board of Trustees in order to address learning gaps created by the  COVID disruptions, the week is meant to allow students to either: sign up for enrichment courses at the school hosted by teachers of different...

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Legacy

Jacob Teshome
September 24, 2020

Listen to sophomore Olli Ibarra's thoughts on the death and legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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School Implements New Advisory Period
Teaching in the Age of Coronavirus
GISD to Begin First Intersession Week October 6th
A Possible Ending to a New Beginning

A Possible Ending to a New Beginning

September 25, 2020

For Texans, high school football is a long-time tradition. From the players themselves, to the drill team, color guard, and band, all of these students add to the high school...

Life Under Isolation Takes Hit on Teens’ Mental Health

Life Under Isolation Takes Hit on Teens’ Mental Health

May 17, 2020

On April third, the Garland Independent School District (GISD) announced that the rest of the school year would be closed and completed through online learning in response...

Government Stimulus Checks to Support Families

Government Stimulus Checks to Support Families

May 17, 2020

As of April 17, up to 80 million people in the U.S. reportedly received a stimulus check issued by the IRS to help families as prices of necessities, such as groceries, ...

Infecting the World of Sports

Infecting the World of Sports

May 17, 2020

The Coronavirus has affected the entire world, closing down restaurants, malls and even stopping travel. Sports have even been impacted greatly, with every major league around...

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High School Perspectives on Body Image in 2020

A Paradigm of Parasocial Relationships

October 1, 2020

     It’s human nature to want to form relationships with others - even with complete strangers. The concept of parasocial relationships is frequently overlooked...

The Effects of Coronavirus on High School Seniors

The Effects of Coronavirus on High School Seniors

April 7, 2020

As the news of the Coronavirus first emerged, classes, public gatherings, events, masses, etc., went on as usual. The world didn’t think too much at first. However, the...

The Effect of Culture on Mental Health

March 5, 2020

In Ghana, a boy sits shackled by a chain under a tree. He has been there for three years. He is quiet. Sitting holding his knees, his figure is small and his eyes seem empty....

The Missing Girls of America: An Epidemic Raising Alarm

The Missing Girls of America: An Epidemic Raising Alarm

February 28, 2020

Kamille McKinney, 3 years old. Nevaeh Adams, 5 years old. Jenna Hospedales, 14 years old. Aniah Blanchard, 19 years old. Alexis Crawford, 21 years old. All these girls are...

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GISD to Begin First Intersession Week October 6th

Gelila Negesse and Devorah Segura

Family Holiday Dinner 2019

Family Holiday Dinner 2019

December 13, 2019

As the cold air swept in late this week, North Garland High School opened its doors to the community and hosted the first-ever Holiday dinner. The dinner was in the cafeteria...

Powderpuff 2019

Powderpuff 2019

November 22, 2019

With students blowing into their hands to keep warm in the brisk air, the annual Powder Puff game took place right before the long-awaited Thanksgiving break. This student-led...

Poll: Would You Take a Space Elevator to the Moon?

Poll: Would You Take a Space Elevator to the Moon?

September 19, 2019

A space elevator to the moon is said to be not only feasible, but cheap. According to a paper published by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, a lunar...

New State Laws Go Into Effect In September

September 19, 2019

During the 2019 Texas Legislature Session, 820 laws we're passed that range from prison treat, state budgets and the smoking age that went into place September first. These...

Poll: Should Face Filters Be Banned on Dating Websites?

Poll: Should Face Filters Be Banned on Dating Websites?

September 19, 2019

Dating site "Plenty of Fish" has put a ban on face filters for users on their site. According to a poll done by the site, 25 percent of it's users believe that their potential...

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Parental Respect for Teen Privacy

November 13, 2020

Listen to broadcast sophomore Michelle Montoya interview two sophomores about their opinions and experiences with privacy.

The Art’s Impact on Social Issues

November 13, 2020

Broadcast sophomore Michelle Montoya interviews artists about the expression of thoughts on social issues through the arts.

The Illusion of Democracy

The Illusion of Democracy

November 2, 2020

For a country so heavily built on the fundamentals of “democracy” and which claims the nation is “for the people”, more often than not, the United States and its systems...

Raider Echo 2020 Election Endorsements

Raider Echo 2020 Election Endorsements

October 31, 2020

With the 2020 election in full force, battles for numerous seats are set for November 2nd. Our staff is one of  progressive thinkers who prioritize increasing quality of...

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Pros and Cons of Social Media
Disney is Changing it’s Views
Movie Review: Is Coraline Worth Watching?

Movie Review: Is Coraline Worth Watching?

May 18, 2020

Due to the quarantine that has taken place during this outbreak, my free time has increased and I find myself looking for activities to take up time. I decided to take this...

Show Review: The Rollercoaster of Never Have I Ever

Show Review: The Rollercoaster of Never Have I Ever

May 18, 2020

Released on April 27, 2020, the Netflix original “Never Have I Ever” is a mix of teenage drama, awkward experiences and laughs with close friends. This 10-episode series...

Netflix Adds “Avatar The Last Airbender”

Netflix Adds “Avatar The Last Airbender”

May 16, 2020

On May 15, Netflix finally added the popular cartoon “Avatar The Last Airbender” to its catalog, giving fans a new show to binge.  The jubilant show follows two siblings,...

COVID-19 Postpones and Cancels Events Worldwide

May 12, 2020

The outbreak of coronavirus/COVID-19 has caused numerous companies and event organizers to postpone, reschedule or even cancel public events. Due to regulations and advice...

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