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The Drawbacks of Standardized Testing

The Drawbacks of Standardized Testing

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

One of the first steps of a college application is a student’s submission of their SAT or ACT tests. Both the SAT and ACT are designed to test students’ knowledge over skills that colleges deem useful. Though colleges claim the tests even out the playing field for applicants, there have been deb...

The New Face of Royalty

The New Face of Royalty

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding took place on May 19, in the United Kingdom. This union was a sign of change for the royal family due to factors like Markle’s nationality, race and former marital status, which contrast from past royals. The couple, however, has been praised for choosing l...

Representation for the People

Representation for the People

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

President Trump has been in office for more than a year, but we are still hearing about more scandals in the White House. As the Supreme Court calls in members of Trump’s campaign, it leaves the public wondering how many secrets are going to spill out of the White House. How can we trust the government...

Unmasking Terrorism Fears

Unmasking Terrorism Fears

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In the wake of numerous terrorist attacks, some people are having a hard time enjoying public activities and travel out of fear that they will be in a unsafe situation. This even has some questioning if they should partake in these activities. However, they should not be scared to enjoy themselves because...

Brewing up a Ruling

Brewing up a Ruling

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As a result of recent studies linking acrylamide, a chemical produced when coffee beans are roasted, to cancer, a California judge ruled on March 29, that coffee must come with a cancer warning label. The ruling comes from a lawsuit filed by the Council for Education and Research on Toxics in 2010. Sta...

The Myths of Fake News

The Myths of Fake News

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Over the past year, the phrase fake news has been heard time and time again. President Donald Trump first used this phrase in his campaign as a response to deny claims about him that the press released, the most notable ones about his relations with Russia. It seems as if today’s society believes it’s...

Tis the Season for Shopping

Tis the Season for Shopping

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The holidays are near, and many stores are beginning to advertise their biggest sales of the year. For most, the beginning of holiday shopping starts with Black Friday. However, in the recent years, stores have moved Black Friday earlier and earlier. Black Friday has now become Black Thursday. By moving...

“Fake News” A Testimony from a Enemy of the People

“Fake News” A Testimony from a Enemy of the People

Riley Sims, Reporter

May 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Ever since President Donald Trump was elected, he has consistently attacked the media for reporting what he calls “fake news.” He has discouraged people from reading articles and news sources that he has labeled as fake news, even when the articles report real information. He has insulted the profession ...

Girl Scout Cookie Knockoffs

Riley Sims, Reporter

March 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It is Girl Scout Cookie season and people are rushing to buy their share. However, nowadays it seems much easier to get ahold of Girl Scout cookies year-round with alternative cookie brands manufacturing cookies that taste exactly like some of the classic flavors. Girl Scouts also started selling cereal....

Alice in Wonderland Review

Alice in Wonderland Review

Miranda Molina, Reporter

February 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Raider Reviews

Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll’s famous book about a young girl’s misadventures in a fantasy world, has been adapted as several different movies and plays. Arguably, the most well-known, is the animated Disney feature from 1951. Now, Raider Theater has taken their own swing at the play. The...

College Costs Continue to Rise

Braedon Harris, Reporter

February 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion

For nearly 40 years, the average college tuition has quadrupled at both the private and public levels. This increase does not include the several other costs students pay, including housing, food, books, supplies and transportation. If tuition costs continue to rise at this rate, students will continue...

How Safe is Technology?

How Safe is Technology?

Jeffrey Candelaria, Reporter

February 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Technology plays a huge role in the world we live in today. It is widely used by millions of people on a daily basis, and most don’t know what they would do without it in their day-to-day lives. With all the new high-tech devices and smartphones released in the world today, it’s only natural that...