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The Age of Streaming

The Age of Streaming

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 5, 2018


Filed under News

One of the biggest American pastimes is watching TV. It gives us the news, sports and entertainment. However, with the rise of streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Video, cable TV is getting a run for its money. What’s caused this switch, and why are streaming services becoming more popular?...

History of St. Patrick’s Day

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

March 8, 2018


Filed under News

St. Patrick is known as a patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. Born in Roman Britain, he was kidnapped and brought to Ireland as a slave at the age of 16. He later escaped but returned to Ireland and is known for bringing Christianity back with him. The commercialization of St. Patrick’s...

The Great Russian Scandal

The Great Russian Scandal

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 8, 2018


Filed under News

Russia has been banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang County, South Korea following a 17-month investigation into a doping scandal from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. The doping was covered up by the Russian government and authorities. While the team is banned from the games, Russian athletes...

A New Era for the Boy Scouts

A New Era for the Boy Scouts

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 1, 2017


Filed under News

On Oct. 11, the Boy Scouts of America announced that they will allow girls to join the organization. They have made changes involving membership over the past four years, including allowing openly gay and transgender scouts to join as well as permitting gay leaders. The topic of girl membership in...

The Art of Repurposing

The Art of Repurposing

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under News

In 2013, the U.S. generated around 254 million tons of trash and only about 34.3 percent of it was recycled. This is equal to each person throwing away about 4.6 pounds of waste everyday. Many in the Garland community are starting to accumulate items they already have, or can find, and repurpose them...

Separated for Christmas

Separated for Christmas

Paola Hernandez, Reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under News

   Christmas is coming up, which means it’s time to get the family together and celebrate.    For some families, this includes presents, food and spending quality time with each other. For others, it’s a time to reminisce over the loss of certain family members. Immigration has been an ongoi...

The Gift of Giving Blood

The Gift of Giving Blood

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 1, 2017


Filed under News

Every two seconds in the U.S., somebody needs blood. With that means many people show up, ready to give blood to help the cause. However, many of them are not aware of what goes on behind the scenes, and the proper way that their blood should be handled. “There are so many checkpoints in doing blood...

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...