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Book Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Maleny Martinez

May 4, 2013


Filed under Raider Reviews

               The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky is a coming-of-age bestseller book of 2012. Although the book has recently become well know, it was released in 1999.                 If you enjoy drama, The Perks of Being a Wallflower will be a book yo...

Tips to land a summer job fast

Jose Garcia, photo editor

April 23, 2013


Filed under Opinion

With the school year coming to an end, many students will have more free time on their hands. It is also a great time to get a job to earn some cash, especially the seniors going off to college.  The Echo presents some helpful tips to increase your chances of landing a job for the summer. Good luck. ...

On a positive path, fighting the system

Shayye Robertson

March 6, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Waking up at 6 a.m. every morning for school is difficult, but we all have to do it. It is even harder to come to school, keep good grades and be involved when teachers, employers and other peers who are supposed to encourage me don’t believe in me and many times make me feel like they are putting m...

A premature miracle is born

Myles Bolden

March 6, 2013


Filed under Opinion

On  April 18, 1995 Donna Bolden had a war with death. The war was me.  My date of birth was originally scheduled three months after.  Donna Bolden was struggling with high blood pressure. Due to a blood pressure of 220/120, which is stroke level, my birth was sped up.  When I was born, I only weighed...

Meaning of the season

Alma Lopez

December 14, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Mobs of red-faced shoppers wrestled each other to be the first to get the best price on highly-desired goods for the holiday season the morning after many families stuffed their faces at their Thanksgiving feasts. This year, I realized that I didn’t need a single bit of that to be happy. We shop...

Tegan and Sara concert review

Tegan and Sara concert review

December 13, 2012


Filed under Music, Photos, Raider Reviews

      Tegan and Sara, a twin duo Indie band, performed live at the AT&T Performing Art Center in downtown Dallas on Oct. 11. They performed their new songs on the upcoming album, Heartthrob, which comes out in January 2013. The new songs were Not Your Hero, I Was A Fool, Messed Up and their new single Closer...

Binders, planners aren’t so bad

Alejandra Casanova

November 12, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Many students and teachers disagree with the requirement of three-inch binder and school planners. I think it’s great that we all have a way to keep our school work organized. Although I can’t speak for everyone, most of us just prefer our own way of organization. Last year the binder policy was...

Cheerleaders’ skirts are too short

Brittany Davis

November 1, 2012


Filed under Opinion

As a teenage girl, I like to exercise my right to wear a miniskirt. I keep it at a modest length (well, as modest as a miniskirt can get) and usually wear knee- high socks, so all that’s visible is about three inches of skin, most of it being my knees. I did this twice and for the most part it went...