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Katie Keovongphet, Reporter
September 19, 2019

StartRocket is a Russian company created as early as January 2019 that plans to launch satellites with the purpose of advertising company logos in space. The plan is to have the satellites form together and create company logo "constellations," as BBC news puts it. StartRocket hopes to be able to light up the night sky with a peace sign by 2021. The CEO of StartRocket, Vlad Sitnikov, was inspired by the Humanity Star, a "disco ball" launched into space in January 2018, that ended its space adventure...

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Julius Perez, Reporter
September 19, 2019

Over the summer a Facebook Events post called on people to sign up to storm Area 51, the infamous and highly classified United States Air Force base. There have been countless conspiracies as to what is hidden in the desert base from research into highly advanced technologies to ideas that the base hides intelligent alien lifeforms. This is what the event claims its purpose is, to storm into the base to "see them aliens." What originally began as a joke became a sweeping internet phenomenon. Countless...

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Devorah Segura, Reporter
September 19, 2019

A picture of Canada's prime minister, Justin Trudeau, has recently surfaced of him at a 2001 'Arabian Nights' party. Trudeau appears to be wearing a turban and robes with his face, neck, and hands completely darkened to imitate a person of a darker complexion. The picture now being revealed in the media has now brought on immense criticism from people around the world due to the racial insensitivity of his actions. “I shouldn’t have done that. I should have known better and I didn’t. I’m...

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Iveth Vanegas, Reporter
September 17, 2019

Following Mac Miller's overdose in 2018, Cameron Pettit was charged on Wednesday for allegedly supplying Miller with fake oxycodone pills that contained fentanyl. Pettit also allegedly supplied Miller with cocaine and Xanax, two days before Miller's death. Miller's death was due to an accidental overdose of fentanyl, alcohol and cocaine. "Fentanyl disguised as a genuine pharmaceutical is a killer," U.S Attorney Nick Hanna said in a press release. "Drugs laced with cheap and potent fentanyl are...

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Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Photo Editor
September 17, 2019

Recently, Russia set off a new missile system in the Arctic and conducted several nuclear tests. Many Americans have begun to ask themselves, "Are we at risk?" and, "What should we do about it?" According to senior Meagan Nguyen, it's not much of a big deal to her at least. "The U.S. is strong enough to protect themselves against the missiles," Nguyen said. Nguyen said the missile testing should be no cause for concern to the U.S. since Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump are allies, but ...

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Gelila Negesse, Co-Editor-in-Chief
September 17, 2019

On July 30th and July 31st, the second Democratic debates took place in Detroit, Michigan. One major issue discussed in the topics, from healthcare to gun control, was if the U.S government was working for the benift of the people or for profit. I asked 3 Raiders whether they believe politicians are here to serve the people or serve their donars. Here's what I found:   Gabino Mendoza, 12 "As of right now I believe it's working for profit but before it worked for the people. Obama...

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The Crisis of Climate Change
The Cost of Lassie’s Lavish Lifestyle

The Cost of Lassie’s Lavish Lifestyle

January 29, 2019

When you think of a dog, you usually think of a furry, four-legged animal that barks and loves to cuddle. What you usually don’t think of, is a pampered pooch wearing bows...

How Weather Changes Our Lifestyle.

How Weather Changes Our Lifestyle.

January 10, 2019

To many, fall and winter means holidays, family gatherings, snow and staying in, but that is not the case for everyone. Many may suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD),...

Two in One: Single Parenthood

Two in One: Single Parenthood

November 1, 2018

Everyone starts with a mom and a dad, but there are many situations that can cause that to change. According to VeryWellFamily, there are around 14 million single parents...

Making Education Achievable

Making Education Achievable

November 1, 2018

Around the country, many students hope to achieve success in whatever they pursue. Whether they seek a career in agriculture, business, law or even the medical industry, students...

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Poll: Raiders Interest in Political Parties

September 13, 2019

  With the 2020 Presidential coming up, the interest of the political parties rises. I surveyed 25 seniors about which political party they think they would vote for....

Poll: Should Cell Phone Use Be Banned During School Hours?

September 11, 2019

  On September 10th, our Principle Michael Arreola led a school wide reading activity. The reading activity was about a California high school that completely banned...

Poll: Trump 2020?

August 15, 2019

I polled 25 students around the NGHS campus and asked them whether or not they would like to see Trump win the 2020 Election

The Cost of Reducing School Dropout Rates

The Cost of Reducing School Dropout Rates

April 17, 2019

Between 2010 and 2016, the National Center for Education Statistics reported a slight decrease in the high school dropout rate, from 7.4 percent to 6.1 percent, which reflects...

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Poll: Students React to Transgender People Playing Sports

September 5, 2019

I asked 25 Raiders if transgender students should be allowed to play sports, and the results were quite interesting. Out of the 25 votes, 12 people voted yes and 13 voted...

Quiz: What’s Your Dream Vacation?

Quiz: What’s Your Dream Vacation?

May 22, 2019

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Quiz: Can We Guess Your Grade Level?

Quiz: Can We Guess Your Grade Level?

May 14, 2019

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Oscars Nomination Creates Controversy

Oscars Nomination Creates Controversy

April 17, 2019

Since 1929, the Oscars have given films awards for things like for their best actress and actors,  best directors, best screenplay, best sound and best-animated feature....

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