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  • Second Annual Springfest Held to Help SROs
    News

    Second Annual Springfest Held to Help SROs

    Lillian Tram, Assistant Photo Editor

    April 20, 2017

       Student Council will be hosting their second annual Springfest on April 21 from 4-7 pm on the football field. The purpose of this event is to bring people from around the city together to enjoy time with their family and friends. Student Council’s goal is to create an atmosphere with a sense of c...

  • School Swimming Record Broken
    News

    School Swimming Record Broken

    Braedon Harris, Reporter

    March 24, 2017

    At the 6A district swim meet on Jan. 27, sophomore Leila Atumah broke the school’s swim record in the 100 yard backstroke.   Going into the district meet, Atumah was very nervous about her races. She knew what each of her opponents’ time ranges were, but still wasn't sure about the outcom...

    Thu Vu

  • Student Participates in Summer STEM Program, Meets World Acclaimed Inventors, Scientists
    Features

    Student Participates in Summer STEM Program, Meets World Acclaimed Inventors, Scientists

    Eden Amberber, Co-Editor-in-Chief

    March 24, 2017

    While most students spend their summer lounging by the pool, junior Rhiannon Roberts spends hers at the National Academy of Future Science and Technology Leaders conference in Boston, Massachusetts. “I got a letter in the mail from the academy inviting me and that was the first time I had ever heard...

  • Alice in Wonderland Review
    Opinion, Raider Reviews

    Alice in Wonderland Review

    Miranda Molina, Reporter

    February 28, 2017

    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...

  • GISD 2014 Bond Still in Effect
    News

    GISD 2014 Bond Still in Effect

    Braedon Harris, Reporter

    February 24, 2017

    In 2014, Garland ISD passed a $455.5 million bond to enhance student safety, upgrade district technology and improve facilities. The bond put in place five phases, each of which include at least six bid packages. Each bid package contains between one and seven projects at multiple locations. “I think...

  • What it’s Like Being a Twin
    Features

    What it’s Like Being a Twin

    Jeffrey Candelaria, Designer

    February 24, 2017

    T he saying, “two is better than one” is true for twins Marilyn and Melissa Jimenez. For 16 years, they have had the pleasure of being identical twins. Though they admit that there are some struggles with being a twin, they say they would never want to change a thing. “It’s always fun being...

    Lillian Tram

  • Addressing Domestic Violence
    Opinion

    Addressing Domestic Violence

    Riley Sims, Reporter

    February 23, 2017

    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...

  • National Signing Day
    Sports

    National Signing Day

    Braedon Harris, Reporter

    February 21, 2017

    National Signing Day, Feb. 1, is the first day that a high school senior can sign a binding National Letter of Intent for college football with a school that is a member of the NCAA. This year, five North Garland athletes signed a letter.   Seniors Conner Dagen, Kofi Obeng, Jaylon Ray, Garrick Hubbard an...

  • Haircut for a Cause
    Features

    Haircut for a Cause

    Karla Romero, Co-Editor-in-Chief

    February 1, 2017

    Last November, Special Education teacher Mrs. Michelle Sargent came back from Thanksgiving break with shorter hair. She’d donated the rest to Locks of Love in honor of her dear departed friend, Ms. Shannon Odom. “You can also donate money to them,” Sargent said. “Locks of Love is great becau...

    Elena Gary

  • Young Love
    Features

    Young Love

    Karla Romero, Co-Editor-in-Chief

    February 1, 2017

    The summer before her senior year Valentina Grajales Martinez and her boyfriend of more than two years started talking about the possibility of getting married once she graduated. Soon after the school year started, they decided to get married over winter break instead. “It’s not because I’m pregnant or anyt...

    Grajales Martinez and Farias at the courthouse. Photo courtesy of Grajales Martinez.

News

The House Hearing

The House Hearing

Riley Sims, Reporter

FBI Director James Comey gave a testimony to the House Intelligence Committee on March 20. During the hearing, Comey stated that there was no evidence regarding Presidents ...

April 28, 2017 • Comments closed

The Missing Raider Rowdies

The Missing Raider Rowdies

Riley Sims, Reporter

The school has now gone nearly an entire year without the Raider Rowdies. Administration still has not found a sponsor willing to take charge. Every organization is required...

February 23, 2017 • Comments closed

A Russian Hacking Scandal

A Russian Hacking Scandal

Riley Sims, Reporter

Before leaving office, former President Obama announced that he plans on punishing Russia for its alleged involvement in the 2016 election hacking scandal. Numerous intel...

February 1, 2017 • Comments closed

Morrison’s Departure From GISD

Morrison’s Departure From GISD

Riley Sims, Reporter

Bob Morrison officially resigned as Superintendent of Garland ISD on December 20. Morrison has worked for GISD since February 2013. The GISD school board announced his resi...

February 1, 2017 • Comments closed

Career, Technology Students Use Skills to Help Homeless

Career, Technology Students Use Skills to Help Homeless

Eden Amberber, Co-Editor-in-Chief

The technology education program has put together a project in which they will create units of shelter for homeless families to sleep in at night. Instructors expect 50 units...

January 3, 2017 • Comments closed

New Math, Science and Technology (MST) Advisor Hired

New Math, Science and Technology (MST) Advisor Hired

Riley Sims, Reporter

After a search of more than four months, administrators named a new MST advisor, Mrs. Audrey Smallwood, in October. The job opened following Mrs. Emilie Radoyevich’s depa...

January 1, 2017 • Comments closed

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Opinion

Girl Scout Cookie Knockoffs

March 24, 2017

College Costs Continue to Rise

February 26, 2017

How Safe is Technology?

How Safe is Technology?

February 25, 2017

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

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

February 1, 2017

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Sports

Basketball Player Accepts Offer to Play on Collegiate Level

August 30, 2017

Girl’s Varsity Basketball Tournament

Girl’s Varsity Basketball Tournament

February 1, 2017

Track Off To An Early Start

December 6, 2016

Swim Team Holds High Expectations

Swim Team Holds High Expectations

November 3, 2016

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