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Review: Milky Chance’s Sadnecessary

Review: Milky Chance’s Sadnecessary

Abraham Deleon, Design Editor

February 10, 2015


Filed under Music, Raider Reviews

After releasing their first single “Stolen Dance,” the German pair Milky Chance released their debut album Sadnecessary one year after they had originally released it in Germany. The duo is easily recognized on the radio for their unique vocals and simple, but catchy beats. Using their success ...

Holiday date ideas

Patty Castillo, Reporter

December 18, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

Holiday romance films set up expectations for the perfect snowy date every year. Going shopping or having a romantic dinner are some common holiday date ideas. Instead of going on a typical holiday date, try some of these ideas: Go ice-skating: Depending on the environment you live in, visit an indo...

Review: Mockingjay, Part 1

Amy Pham, Print Managing Editor

December 18, 2014


Filed under Movies, Raider Reviews

The third installment of the "Hunger Games" series: "Mockingjay" Part 1, depicted the beginning of a rebellion forming amongst those against the Capital, with the majority of the movie focusing on Katniss filming propaganda clips to promote the rebellion. The film’s production value was prominent,...

Album Review: Pentatonix, ‘That’s Christmas to Me’

Connie Ho, Online Managing Editor

December 18, 2014


Filed under Music, Raider Reviews

The holiday season is the perfect time of the year to pop in a CD and listen to joyful, festive music. Pentatonix, an American a cappella group consisting of five members, released their new holiday album, “That’s Christmas To Me” on Oct. 21. The album contains their covers of classic holiday songs...

What students are grateful for

Anahi Castro, Editor-in-Chief

November 21, 2014


Filed under Opinion

“I’m thankful that God saved me. I’m thankful that my church is together and we're having dinner together” -sophomore Ricardo Reyes “Passing physics.” -junior Amal Sebastian “Everything in my life. Every single part from the past will [allow me] to move to the next stage” -freshman...

Album review: Ariana Grande, ‘My Everything’

Amy Pham, Print Managing Editor

November 10, 2014


Filed under Music, Raider Reviews

She’s got one less problem without you, and you, and you, because she’s been racking up sales since the release of her second studio album,"My Everything" on Aug. 22. Ariana Grande is back with her familiar luscious vocals and R&B-influenced poppish beats, but also tests the waters by experimenting...

Album review: BANKS,’Goddess’

Amy Pham, Print Managing Editor

November 10, 2014


Filed under Music, Raider Reviews

BANKS’ debut album “Goddess” debuted on Sept. 5 as a hosh posh of both heavily-modified, studio produced beats and natural-sounding acoustic guitar and piano. BANKS’ instrumental-prevalent style, along with her haunting vocals (comparable to that of Lorde) are an instant hit and a sublime addition...

Yuck! Food dislikes among students

Eden Amberber, Reporter

November 7, 2014


Filed under Opinion

“Brussel sprouts, they taste nasty and my mom always burns them in the oven,” -freshman Nicole Espinosa “I don’t like mashed potatoes. It reminds me of baby food,” -sophomore Feba Gerzim “I like animals, so I don’t like to eat [meat],” -freshman Abby Casas “I hate mustard,...

I Actually Survived High School

I Actually Survived High School

Nayely Vallejo

June 6, 2014


Filed under Opinion

We survived. But most importantly, I survived. High school was something that totally took me by surprise because it wasn’t what I thought it would be. In most movies, you see that everyone knows everyone, the popular girls with pink everything and the loser nerds with glasses, knee high socks and...

Goodbye to my Alma Mater

Goodbye to my Alma Mater

Alma Lopez, Assistant Editor

June 2, 2014


Filed under Opinion

So this is it. I still remember my first time walking the red and black school halls lead by P.A.L. Mentors with my plans to become a doctor. I remember my Fish Camp when I had no idea who I would become. Looking back, I realize that I’m no longer even in the MST program, the whole reason I came...

Unforgettable Experiences

Unforgettable Experiences

Proenka Roque, Design editor

June 2, 2014


Filed under Opinion

While looking back at my high school years I was filled with mixed emotions. These four years have not been easy but have surely been worth it. I have made great friends as well as gained a great family, my “Raider Echo” peeps, which I love dearly. Being involved in school throughout these four...

This Is Only The Beginning

This Is Only The Beginning

Shayye Robertson, Photo editor

June 2, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Everyone says that these years are the best years of your life. That’s not how I see it. Over the course of my senior year, I've come to realize that these four years have prepared me for life in the oddest way. From the friends that became like family, to the friends that you lost from years...