Raider Echo

Jaqui Benitez, reporter
May 5, 2022

In mid-February, two students, Vy Nguyen and Alvin Tran came together and introduced NG UNICEF to North Garland. UNICEF, also known as the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, is a non-profit organization that aids women, children, and communities across multiple third-world countries by having fundraisers, participating in volunteering services, and uniting people at socials to spread the awareness of social problems around the world.    Currently, they have a president,...

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Jaqui Benitez, reporter
April 29, 2022

Every year the City of Garland Stormwater Management sponsors a video contest for middle and high school students. This year, Robert Hensley’s Digital Audio Tech class participated in the contest in hopes of winning one of the cash prizes.   “I feel really good about it, it was a very nice experience,” junior Madison Aarons said. “I had fun going out and finding clips. Just going and setting everything up.”    For students to participate in the contest, they have...

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Sophomores, Juniors Learn to Manage Higher-Level Courses

Asher Efrem, Reporter
April 25, 2022

     Math and Science Technology students in grades 10 and 11 have the opportunity to enroll in OnRamps Precalculus, a dual credit course from the initial OnRamps, which was established by the University of Texas at Austin.       For many students, PreCalculus OnRamps is the first dual enrollment course they take, which can cause confusion to many of these sophomores and juniors. This has...

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North Garland Band Goes to Region

Isabella Castillo, Reporter
April 1, 2022

For the first three to four months of school, the marching band is in session. Composed of long after-school rehearsals and lots of big competitions, many people think that once the marching season ends the biggest part of the band’s duties are over. But, in reality, they’re only getting started. Soon enough, it’s time for Region band auditions to begin.  “Region is a competition where...

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AVID National Demonstration Title Renewed

Maeryn Mosher, Reporter
March 31, 2022

AVID students rushed into the library to celebrate the renewal of the AVID National Demonstration title. With cake and drinks, students gathered around to watch some of their accomplishments from the year to achieve the renewed title.  North was first recognized in 2015 as a National Demonstration School after an exemplary display of AVID techniques. Only two percent of AVID high schools earn...

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Activism Throughout Time

Diana Leyva, reporter
May 27, 2021

Every year more and more people participate in protests against injustice. As people grow  more aware of the issues present in modern society, so does the internet. The term performative activism was first used for actual performances that promoted activism in the 1980’s. However, the term did not gain mainstream popularity until 2017, when outline writer  Jeff Ihaza first mentioned it in his...

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Virtual Learning in the Eyes of Stakeholders(Part II: Back Face to Face)
“I stand with Kyrie”: The Debate Around Vaccination Requirements
Covid-19 vs el  la educacion
Zoom Fatigue; and the Physical Effects on Students

Zoom Fatigue; and the Physical Effects on Students

December 10, 2020

By: Michelle Montanez Zoom Fatigue. A term coined this year to describe the tiredness, worrying, and burnout associated with overusing virtual platforms to communicate.  Students...

The Effects of COVID-19 on Student Mental Health

November 12, 2020

By: Michelle Montanez On March 12, GISD students’ worlds were turned upside down as school began closing to curb the spread of COVID-19. Since the closure of schools...

School Implements New Advisory Period

School Implements New Advisory Period

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...

Teaching in the Age of Coronavirus

Teaching in the Age of Coronavirus

October 2, 2020

  Broadcast senior Kaison Thepbouri interviewed Graphic Design teacher Cryss Godoy-Diguette about her experience with the new hybrid education model implemented...

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What is NG UNICEF?

May 5, 2022

In mid-February, two students, Vy Nguyen and Alvin Tran came together and introduced NG UNICEF to North Garland. UNICEF, also known as the United Nations International Children’s...

Virtual Learning in the Eyes of Stakeholders(Part II: Back Face to Face)

Virtual Learning in the Eyes of Stakeholders(Part II: Back Face to Face)

April 29, 2022

Mekuria Huluka, an accountant and a dad of 3, wakes up at 5 am and starts to prepare for the day. An hour later, Betanya Assefa, an 8th grader at Austin Academy of Excellence,...

Carter BloodCare Comes to North Garland

April 18, 2022

Student organizations promoted the Carter BloodCare blood drive for students over the age of 16 to participate.   “We encourage people who come up to us, and tell them...

North Garland Band Goes to Region

North Garland Band Goes to Region

April 1, 2022

For the first three to four months of school, the marching band is in session. Composed of long after-school rehearsals and lots of big competitions, many people think that...

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Bridgerton Review
Bridgerton Review
Diana Leyva, reporter • April 8, 2021

The Netflix series Bridgerton is rated MA for Mature Audiences due to scenes that are not for children, so when watching this show viewer discretion is advised.  Season...

As Texans Suffer, our Politicians Parade with Negligence
As Texans Suffer, our Politicians Parade with Negligence
February 9, 2021

Every  day, Texas reaches new numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths, breaking records from previous days as the state approaches a year since...

Cobra Kai Review
Cobra Kai Review
January 29, 2021

Cobra Kai, once on Youtube, has now been brought to Netflix and has just released its third season. Cobra Kai was great, it had lots of action...

Kamala Harris and Her Impact on Society
December 14, 2020

Listen to broadcast sophomore Michelle Montoya interview two of her peers on how they feel about Vice President-Elect, Kamala Harris.

Dress Codes in Schools Perpetuate Outdated Gender Norms
Dress Codes in Schools Perpetuate Outdated Gender Norms
December 5, 2020

Every start of the school year, a dress code is presented to students. And every year, the same grievances and criticisms are brought up.   This...

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Hispanic Heritage Month Podcast
Asher Efrem November 3, 2021

Impact of HHM/What it means to people Podcast  

Student Council: Preparing for North Garland's Homecoming
November 3, 2021

Preparing For North Garland's Homecoming  

Parental Respect for Teen Privacy
Michelle Montoya, Reporter • November 13, 2020
The Art's Impact on Social Issues
Michelle Montoya, Reporter • November 13, 2020
Polls

What does the end of the school year mean to you?

  • It's almost summer! (58%, 7 Votes)
  • Field trips (17%, 2 Votes)
  • Graduation (17%, 2 Votes)
  • Warm weather (8%, 1 Votes)
  • AP/EOC tests (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 9

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Bridgerton Review
Oh What A World: Exploring Global Arts
Cobra Kai Review

Cobra Kai Review

January 29, 2021

Cobra Kai, once on Youtube, has now been brought to Netflix and has just released its third season. Cobra Kai was great, it had lots of action and a fully developed plot line....

Pros and Cons of Social Media

Pros and Cons of Social Media

October 2, 2020

Sophomore broadcast student Michelle Montoya interviews sophomore Dylan Fisher, sophomore Class President Nalanie Kheang and Sociology teacher Jess Collier about the advantages...

Disney is Changing it’s Views

Disney is Changing it’s Views

September 29, 2020

     With this year’s events, from coronavirus to racial unrest to the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, more and more people are looking at media and entertainment...

Netflix Adds “Avatar The Last Airbender”

Netflix Adds “Avatar The Last Airbender”

May 17, 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,...

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