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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...

Missing Raider Rowdies

Missing Raider Rowdies

Miranda Molina, Reporter

October 6, 2016


Filed under News Briefs, Opinion, Showcase

With the start of football season, the student body realized that a major part of the game night spirit groups, the Raider Rowdies, were missing. The Raider Rowdies are no longer performing. In response, students have had a negative reaction to the situation and have started trying to get the beloved...

Homecoming Do’s and Don’ts

Homecoming Do’s and Don’ts

Karla Romero, Reporter

October 2, 2016


Filed under News Briefs, Showcase

Do: Go all out for dress up days. Wear a mum/garter on spirit day. Go all out on spirit day with clothes, face (and body) paint to show pride at the pep rally and game. Go to the pep rally. Go to the game. Go to the dance. Buy your tickets for the game and ...

Lack of Spirit Group Causes Uproar

Lack of Spirit Group Causes Uproar

Karla Romero, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

The lack of Raider Rowdies this school year has sparked some controversy among the students. Despite this, most do not know what truly happened to the organization, other than history teacher Ryan Victor no longer being the sponsor. “Simply the biggest reason [to no longer do it] was [my wife a...

Senior Parking Spots Vandalized

Senior Parking Spots Vandalized

Eden Amberber, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Seniors are awash with frustration after vandals burned tire marks on their personalized parking spots. About five parking spots were damaged, including those rented by Deja Sanchez, Lilly Castillo and Briana Barajas. “I worked hard on my spot,” Sanchez said. “I’m annoyed because it took me a lo...

iPhone Gone Wrong

SaSchel Moore, Reporter

March 31, 2016


Filed under News

The fire alarms sounded through the hallways, causing every student to rush to the nearest exit. This time it was not a prank or a case of burnt cookies. A phone had caught flame. On Wednesday March 15th, roughly 25 to 30 minutes before the end of first period senior Jossalin Sanchez discovered a smoking ...

Allergies: A thing of the past

Allergies: A thing of the past

Hannah Majerczyk, Reporter

March 4, 2016


Filed under News

It’s springtime, and bees are buzzing as birds chirp. Some people are happy, planting flowers for insects to pollinate. Others are having picnics in the park to enjoy the warm weather. There seems to be no care in the world; however, a large amount of pollen and dust are in fact, present. Allergies...

Senior’s sense of service

Senior’s sense of service

Lynne Diaz, Photo Editor

February 11, 2016


Filed under News

Senior Eduardo Ramirez lived only 15 minutes away from where the tornado hit. His home was not damaged; however, the aftermath of such a disaster still concerned him. “I was worried; I had family out in the area, and I wasn’t able to contact most of them,” Ramirez said. “That night after I g...