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Basketball Player Accepts Offer to Play on Collegiate Level

Braedon Harris, Reporter

August 30, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

Walking off the unfamiliar campus, senior Alexis Chapman never thought she'd find herself here.   Chapman, a varsity basketball player, will be going to the University of Northern Colorado to compete in women's Division 1 basketball.  After visiting the campus, she received an athletic sc...

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

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

Eden Amberber, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 24, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

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...

What it’s Like Being a Twin

What it’s Like Being a Twin

Jeffrey Candelaria, Designer

February 24, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

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...

Raider Art Goes to Big Apple

Raider Art Goes to Big Apple

Miranda Molina, Reporter

February 23, 2017


Filed under Features

As Skutt, a company responsible for making pottery wheels, ceramic kiln and glass kilns announced a Peep Show contest for students to create functional ceramic peephole plug that fits into a kilns, students were eagerly getting to work with their pieces for the contest. A peephole and plug play many...

Haircut for a Cause

Haircut for a Cause

Karla Romero, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

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...

Young Love

Young Love

Karla Romero, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

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...

Keeping it in the Family

Keeping it in the Family

Miranda Molina, Reporter

January 4, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

In the morning, in an office the size of a closet, English as a Second Language (ESL) and Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC) teacher Cynthia White gets ready for the day. She signs into her computer and her daughter, senior Annie White, passes the time, talking about her day before the...

Student celebrates Islamic festival

Student celebrates Islamic festival

Riley Sims, Reporter

January 3, 2017


Filed under Features

Freshman Leena Siraj celebrates Eid, the Islamic festival, with her family every year. “We usually go to the convention center and pray, and then we go home to a after-party,” Siraj said. “Then we just have fun with our family and friends.” Growing up, Siraj witnessed fellow classmates...

Following Grandpa’s Footsteps

Following Grandpa’s Footsteps

Braedon Harris, Reporter

January 3, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

After hearing stories about his grandfather’s experience at NASA, sophomore Nathan Ludlow hopes to someday have the opportunity to work for the organization himself. “My grandfather worked for NASA and hopefully I’ll be able to live up to that someday,” Ludlow said. “It has inspired me to...

Marine’s Family Misses Only Son

Marine’s Family Misses Only Son

Braedon Harris, Reporter

January 3, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Having a family member in the military is a struggle for millions of households. For sophomore Nataly Cardona, this became a reality when her older brother joined the Marines. “After my brother graduated from high school he went straight into the Marines,” Cardona said. “First he went to boot...

Student Copes with Loss During Holiday Season

Student Copes with Loss During Holiday Season

Hannah Majerczyk and Eden Amberber

January 3, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Life seemed to be blissful for a teenage girl. But her life changed in the blink of an eye. At the age of 15, sophomore Sydney Taylor lost an important family member, her father. One dark night, a car drove on the road with a motorcycle following behind it. A father of two was on the motorcycle, on...

When Parents Work Holidays

When Parents Work Holidays

Riley Sims, Reporter

January 3, 2017


Filed under Features

For some, the holiday season is about spending time as a family, though for sophomore Truong Nguyen, only part of her Christmases are focused on her family. Many students have parents who work on the holidays and do not get to see them on these special days. While others may think it is sad, these...