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Senior column Connie Ho

Senior column Connie Ho

Connie Ho, Co-Editor-In-Chief

May 13, 2016


Filed under Column, Opinion

Shy, awkward and quiet. My entrance into high school was anything but extraordinary. High school offered me the chance to start fresh and find myself amongst a pool of other students who also had a desire to stay true to themselves. However, after four years of going through relatively the same routine,...

Senior column Beth Mauthe

Senior column Beth Mauthe

Beth Mauthe, Copy Editor

May 13, 2016


Filed under Column, Opinion

It’s crazy, looking back at the four years I’ve spent in high school, to realize that I’m graduating in only a few weeks. And now, with two younger siblings both in high school as of next year, I’m excited for them to experience all the good and the bad that accompanies high school. Joining...

Dating for Dummies

Dating for Dummies

Beth Mauthe, Copy Editor

March 4, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

How to ask someone on a date • Although it’s beginning to be more normal to ask someone out over text or direct message, it is still a better idea to ask someone on a date either in person, or at least through a phone call. • Asking people on dates in person or over the phone may seem more aw...

Gone with “The Great Gatsby”

Staff

March 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Staff

Drumroll! The prom theme this year will be... “The Great Gatsby.” Great. The Class of 2016 Prom Committee made this choice in December, after ‘considering’ a preliminary Twitter poll of other options such as Secret Garden (12 percent), Broadway (16 percent) and "Skyfall”/James Bond (29 percent)....

Anonymous confessions and secrets

Amy Pham, Co-Editor-In-Chief

March 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion

•I went to see “Furious 7” with five different girls. •I talk to my stuffed animals like they’re people. •One time, I went into a closet and slept there for two days. •I’ve attempted suicide. •I’ve stayed the night at the school after a football game. Came with a sleeping...

Movie Review: Hotel Transylvania 2

Connie Ho, Co-Editor-In-Chief

November 3, 2015


Filed under Movies, Opinion, Raider Reviews

Sony Pictures Animations recently released Hotel Transylvania 2, their second installment to the Hotel Transylvania franchise, on Sept. 25. The family movie is a mixture of funky, fun, and spooktacular scenes that tell the story of how Dracula attempts to guide his half-human grandson into becoming a...

Me, Myself and Misconceptions

Me, Myself and Misconceptions

Beth Mauthe, Copy Editor

October 30, 2015


Filed under Column, Opinion

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‘Kindred’ Passion Pit Album Review

Amy Pham, Print Managing Editor

June 2, 2015


Filed under Music, Raider Reviews

The third studio album of the electro pop group Passion Pit is encompassed in their characteristic high-pitched vocals and habitual bouncy sound effects, to the point that songs seamlessly mold into a metaphorical fabric of music, while becoming borderline indistinguishable from each other. Several tracks...

Sick of the System

Sick of the System

Leslie Mageto, Reporter

April 20, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Sophomore Ricky Le sluggishly makes his way to first period. He sits down at the back corner of the classroom and waits for the teacher to assign the class yet another page of bookwork to do. He then plugs in his headphones and lays his head down on his desk. Ten minutes before class is over, he gets...

Generational misconceptions

Generational misconceptions

Brittany Davis, Reporter

April 20, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Senior Faith Johnson rolls her eyes when she sees a lazy-looking person raise his hand in class. He is dressed like a typical slacker and usually spends his time sleeping. However, today he actually paid attention and what he said was somewhat insightful. Johnson is surprised – and ashamed. ...

Senior check-list

Connie Ho, Online Managing Editor

February 25, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Senior year is winding down and the school year is already halfway done. For seniors, this is an important time to prepare for college and get ready to take a step into a new lifestyle. In addition to this, there are many things to complete before students can tackle college on their own. Finalize insuran...

Review: Passion Pit’s Lifted Up (1985)

Abraham Deleon, Design Editor

February 20, 2015


Filed under Music, Raider Reviews

After using their social media accounts to hint at new music, the electronic and synth-pop band Passion Pit released two new singles in the past two days; one of them being "Lifted Up (1985)." "Lifted Up (1985)" is the song that you can play in the background while doing work. The new single has a...