Raider Echo

Ashley Puentes, 11

Ashley Puentes, 11

Hannah Majerczyk, Reporter

December 21, 2016

“I kinda think that we shouldn’t have [final exams] because it’s not fair to evaluate somebody’s knowledge just on one term,” Puente said. “People panic on test day and I just don’t think we should have them.”

Oscar Alvizo, 11

Oscar Alvizo, 11

Hannah Majerczyk, Reporter

December 20, 2016

“I work on cars daily. I go to a lot of car shows, and you go and see who wins,” Alvizo. “Whenever you get to the races, i don’t know how to really explain it. You just really try to see who wins, and that’s basically all i like to do.”

Jacob Looney

Jacob Looney

Emily Molden, Photo Editor

December 19, 2016

"I want to pass all my classes and learn how to do new things, like wood shop, but I don't really have high hopes [for school]. I'm more focused on guitar and weightlifting, but you cant really tell [with the weightlifting]. I'd like to go into the music industry, but I haven't really done anything in...

Moises Salmeron

Moises Salmeron

Elena Gary, Designer

December 18, 2016

"My job [during the holiday season] is really busy and I'm tired of people, and I'm ready to get everybody out of the store. [My job made me] hate Christmas music, I listen to it eight hours a day. I'm like 'Can you stop?' It's the same song in twenty different versions and I'm like, 'Are you kidding...

Roshni Rana

Elena Gary, Designer

December 17, 2016

"I did not exempt any of my exams for this semester, but I plan on exempting all of my exams second semester because most of [my exams] are for AP classes. No, I don't [think exams have a purpose] because [teachers] all know their kids are going to exempt their exams, and [teachers] all know that the...

Dai Nguyen

Dai Nguyen

Kristin MacKay, Photographer

December 16, 2016

"Never expect the obvious or you will think life is too easy, you need to think two ways," Dai Nguyen, 11.

Fransisco Chappa

Fransisco Chappa

Kristin MacKay, Photographer

December 16, 2016

"Don't start something if you're not going to finish," Fransisco Chappa, 11.

Crystal Okeke

Crystal Okeke

Kristin MacKay, Photographer

December 16, 2016

"There is no such thing as being perfect, only imperfect, yet the word imperfect spells out the words I'm perfect," Crystal Okeke, 9.

Marissa Brown

Marissa Brown

Kristin MacKay, Photographer

December 16, 2016

"Life's too short not to be blunt," Marissa Brown, 11.

Angelica Chavez

Angelica Chavez

Kristin MacKay, Photographer

December 16, 2016

"Don't let procrastination get you like it got me," Angelica Chavez, 12

Nhu Nguyen

Nhu Nguyen

Elena Gary, Designer

December 16, 2016

"I'm not ready for the second semester, because it's just going to get harder, especially with Physics. Two of my classes are getting changed [with my schedule] next year, APUSH and Precal. I'm excited for Christmas Break to spend time with my family and friends and getting gifts, but I haven't really...

Gabby Campos

Gabby Campos

Emily Molden, Photo Editor

December 15, 2016

"I was sick a lot and out of school a lot my freshman year, but other than that it was pretty good. It affected my GPA pretty bad, because I always missed work. I've been working on getting it up, so I'm in all honors classes except for English. The honors classes are better, but harder. I like the challenge,"...