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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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Katie Keovongphet, Reporter
September 13, 2019

A student passed out while vaping in a high school restroom in Florence, Alabama. According to NBC news, Wilson High School's principal Gary Horton decided to remove the stall doors two weeks after the incident to lessen cases of students skipping class to vape in the school restrooms. The stall doors have only been removed in the boys' restroom, and Horton claims that the removal of stall doors is temporary until they find an alternative solution. The Center for Disease and Control Prevention...

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Gelila Negesse, Co-Editor-in-Chief
September 11, 2019

In recent weeks, teens around the country have been hospitalized with severe lung damage due to their excessive use of e-cigarettes. The use of e-cigarettes and vaping have risen in recent years within teen demographics raising questions on the effects it may have on brain development. I asked 40 students if they ever vaped before and 11 said yes while 29 said no.        

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Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Photo Editor
September 5, 2019

Daylight Savings time was created to save energy by moving daylight to night to so there could be more time for activities. Of the 30 students that were surveyed and asked if Daylight Savings is necessary, 23 of them said that it should be continued while seven saw no use in the practice.  

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Julius Perez, Reporter
September 5, 2019

On the night of Sep. 4, CNN hosted a 7-hour town hall during which 10 of the top presidential candidates discussed their plans for taking on climate change. Each candidate had roughly 40 minutes one-on-one with CNN moderators in an interview-style discussion on their climate change policies. Candidates also received questions from the audience, which provided for some tense moments. Young voters asked questions to candidates like Julián Castro and Amy Klobuchar bringing up their controversial histories...

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Devorah Segura, Reporter
September 5, 2019

With the impacts of Hurricane Dorian missing Florida, neighboring coasts have been on edge on when it might strike again. Hurricane Dorian was Category 3 storm Tuesday, then dropping to Category 2 before gaining strength on Wednesday night. Extreme winds were up to 60 miles from the center of the hurricane, with tropical storm winds reaching up to 195 miles. As of early Thursday morning, the South Carolina Emergency Management Divison claimed there were about 200,000 power outages statewide. Hurricane...

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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: 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...

Hidden Secrets to College Admissions Revealed

Hidden Secrets to College Admissions Revealed

April 1, 2019

The biggest college admissions scandal in U.S. history occurred on March 12, resulting in federal prosecutors charging 50 people for bribery. It’s estimated that parents...

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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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