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Raider Rewind

Raider Rewind

Ruth Varghese, photographer

November 26, 2013


Filed under Entertainment, Photos

Some of the traditions the NG Raiders hold go back to the beginning, when North Garland first opened its doors in 1971.   Always shootin’ to fry the Colonels, the NG Raider Band used to (and still do) wear KFC buckets on their heads in the customary walk-through pep rally before the varsity f...

Phones, social media contribute to lack of sleep

Phones, social media contribute to lack of sleep

Anahi Castro

November 26, 2013


Filed under Entertainment

FACTS •Sleep is vital to well-being, as important as the air you breathe, the water you drink and the food you eat. It can help you eat better and manage stress. •Biological sleep patterns shift toward later times for both sleeping and waking during adolescence - meaning it is natural to no...

The Gift of Giving Back; Volunteer opportunities this winter

Lynne Diaz, photographer

November 26, 2013


Filed under Entertainment

Have spare time and want to give back to the community? Volunteering is always a great way to help. Look below for some details about volunteering! Aiding the Elderly Winters Park Assisted Living and Memory Care is always looking for people to help out with things. Enjoying the company of the elde...

Free Beneficial Apps

Free Beneficial Apps

Abraham Deleon, designer

November 26, 2013


Filed under Entertainment

These free apps allow you to connect with entertainment and friends in different ways or provide convenient tools. All these apps are available on both Apple and Android devices. Tango: Allows the user to call, text and video chat with other users. Also, users can play games while on the phone an...

4 Things to do before the winter holidays end

Juliana Gary

November 26, 2013


Filed under Entertainment

"Dashing Through the Snow" by CORP When: December 19 – 22 at 8pm, and the 22 at 2pm CORP (Company of Rowlett Performers) will perform “Dashing Through the Snow,” a play set in Tinsel, Texas, four days before Christmas. It showcases that whole day’s events at the Snowflake Inn. Where: G...

Cutting the cost

Cutting the cost

Shayye Robertson, photo editor

November 26, 2013


Filed under Entertainment

 When going to the movies, it’s a lot cheaper to hit the 99¢ Only Store for snacks before going to the movies. It’s nice to have your own car and drive to school but gas is expensive. Car pool instead. You and your friends can car pool and split the cost of gas evenly among your friends. This way ...

Students reveal weird phobias

Students reveal weird phobias

Patty Castillo, Photographed by Proenka Roque, design editor

October 22, 2013


Filed under Entertainment

Lepidopterophobia- the fear of butterflies “When I was younger, I saw the episode where SpongeBob had to take care of ‘Wormy’, and when they zoomed in on the butterflies face I could not handle it! I’ve been scared ever since." Diana Castillo-Portillo, 12 Anatidaephobia- the fear that you are ...

Seniors Throwback: What they liked

Seniors Throwback: What they liked

Shayye Robertson, photographer

May 28, 2013


Filed under Entertainment

Cindy Wang Favorite TV Show: “Lizze McGuire” Favorite Game: Candyland Favorite Toy: Polly Pocket Favorite Candy: Wonderballs Ankur Patel Favorite TV Show: “Full House” Favorite Game: Pokemon Favorite Toy: Nintendo 64 Favorite Candy: Won...

Class of 2013 reminisces: What seniors will miss about North Garland

May 23, 2013


Filed under Entertainment

The Echo presents a few things the 2013 class will miss from NGHS. Whether it’s socializing in between classes, the burrito line, going to football games or attending a dance, there are some things about high school that seniors will miss. "I’m going to miss getting away with late work in classes and teachers help...

Thrift Sense

May 7, 2013


Filed under Entertainment

When senior Jade Shanette goes thifting, she often goes to Thrift City or Goodwill, where she shops the racks for summer clothes like jumpers and dungarees. Raider Echo: Why do you thrift? Jade Shanette: I think it’s different. You put your own style to it. It’s not like what people do in the store. I...

5 things you don’t know about me

5 things you don’t know about me

Shayye Robertson

March 6, 2013


Filed under Entertainment, Features

Ever wondered what people think about you when they see you? We asked students what someone would never guess about them.    Gus Gray 1. I’m shy. 2. I like country music. 3. I’m not half Mexican. 4. I call my truck an SUV. 5. I’m addicted to "Black Ops."                ...