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The House Hearing

The House Hearing

Riley Sims, Reporter

April 28, 2017


Filed under News

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 Trump’s claims that former President Obama had wiretapped Trump Tower prior to the election. Comey, who was joined by National Security ...

Second Annual Springfest Held to Help SROs

Second Annual Springfest Held to Help SROs

Lillian Tram, Assistant Photo Editor

April 20, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

   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

School Swimming Record Broken

Braedon Harris, Reporter

March 24, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

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...

GISD 2014 Bond Still in Effect

GISD 2014 Bond Still in Effect

Braedon Harris, Reporter

February 24, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

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...

The Missing Raider Rowdies

The Missing Raider Rowdies

Riley Sims, Reporter

February 23, 2017


Filed under News

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 to have a sponsor. The blackout pep rally was the last one of the year, and there were no Raider Rowdies to perform. This makes...

A Russian Hacking Scandal

A Russian Hacking Scandal

Riley Sims, Reporter

February 1, 2017


Filed under News

Before leaving office, former President Obama announced that he plans on punishing Russia for its alleged involvement in the 2016 election hacking scandal. Numerous intelligence agencies are confident Russia’s release of stolen emails from numerous politicians did indeed have some influence over Presid...

Morrison’s Departure From GISD

Morrison’s Departure From GISD

Riley Sims, Reporter

February 1, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

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 resignation without naming an interim superintendent. The school board took an hour of discussion before the public vote to acce...

Career, Technology Students Use Skills to Help Homeless

Career, Technology Students Use Skills to Help Homeless

Eden Amberber, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 3, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

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 to be completed by Dec. 16. These units, or pods as the students call them, will be small, portable and lightweight. Print imaging...

New Math, Science and Technology (MST) Advisor Hired

New Math, Science and Technology (MST) Advisor Hired

Riley Sims, Reporter

January 1, 2017


Filed under News

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 departure over the summer. “We first put out on the district website to hire a MST coordinator when Mrs. Radoyevich got her job as ...

NMSI Sessions Begin

Riley Sims, Reporter

December 1, 2016


Filed under News

The National Math Science Initiative (NMSI) study sessions are set to start in December. These large reviews for AP classes are held at different high schools, depending on the subject. They are available for AP Math, Science, and English classes. The first English session will be held on Dec. 3 at Naama...

Election Endorsements

Election Endorsements

Riley Sims, Reporter

November 3, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

This year’s election is probably the most controversial our country has ever had with major candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. There is no doubt that people will be rushing to the polls on November 8. Since they have become the official candidates, the race has been neck and neck. The two...

Hispanic Heritage Celebration Takes Place in Cafeteria

Hispanic Heritage Celebration Takes Place in Cafeteria

Miranda Molina and Jeanie Torvi

October 12, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

On October 12, there was Hispanic music playing in the cafeteria. Throughout the day, people could see others dressed up in traditional Hispanic clothing. "It’s Hispanic Heritage [Month]. [We are] celebrating the 24 countries that speak Spanish. No one is representing Hispanics, so this is a way...