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Raiders Respond to DACA Crisis

Raiders Respond to DACA Crisis

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

October 31, 2017


Filed under News

As she marched with her sign held high, she yelled out words of protest. She looked sternly to the Texas Capitol building, which housed the lawmakers who could change the future for her family, community and for her country. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, gave permits and legal status...

The Safety of Hospitals

The Safety of Hospitals

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-of-Chief

October 31, 2017


Filed under News

When people think about hospitals, they think about doctors, medicine, nurses and numerous beeping machines. However, what some people don’t think about is the daily security measures put in place at medical facilities. Although the movies show it differently, most hospitals won’t even let somebody...

Mysterious Backpack at CTE

Mysterious Backpack at CTE

Tameciah Griffin, reporter

October 31, 2017


Filed under News

On Sept. 5, a mysterious backpack was found in front of the Gilbreath-Reed Career & Technical Education Center. After a student evacuation to Sachse High School an investigation by the bomb unit, the campus was deemed safe. “We made sure we took extra caution towards the suspicious backpack,”...

North Korea Attacks Again

North Korea Attacks Again

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2017


Filed under News

The tension between the U.S. and North Korea has escalated to a new extreme that has many worried. North Korea has conducted six nuclear test over the past 11 years. The most recent test was conducted on Sept. 3. They tested a hydrogen bomb, which is more powerful than an atomic bomb. State media has...

The Hidden Price of Everything

The Hidden Price of Everything

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2017


Filed under News

Stores like H&M and Ikea have become quite popular in recent years because of their low prices on popular products. This has made fast chain stores a popular choice for students going back to school or moving into their first apartments. However, the question of how they lower their costs and how...

October Teachers of the Month

October Teachers of the Month

Emily Molden, Photo Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under News, News Briefs

For the month of October 2017, North Garland High School names two teachers of the month due to a tie. Both science teacher Mr. Barth and English teacher Miss. Boone were recipients of a framed certificate, a goody box, and a parking space in front of the school for the entire month of October. The teachers...

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...