Raider Echo

Katerina Ly

Katerina Ly

Lillian Tram, Project Manager

December 14, 2016

"Sometimes [parents] don't understand how their kids feel. They have really high expectations that are hard to reach. My dad sent an email to the counselor because he wanted to get me into MST but they said I wouldn't get accepted because of my [PSAT] scores and my scores weren't even that bad, but it...

Amber Nguyen

Amber Nguyen

Lillian Tram, Project Manager

December 14, 2016

"I want to be in the Air Force because of the benefits and I like the idea of serving the country. It was really interesting because I didn't know the Air Force had all these careers that you could do. A lot of people call me short but I don't want that to stop me from joining."

Cynde Quinn

Cynde Quinn

Lillan Tram, Project Manager

December 14, 2016

"The most rewarding thing about being a counselor is working with students who have something that you can help them with. I had a student as a freshman who came in and is dyslexic but who had never been through dyslexic training on how to deal with his dyslexia. I worked with the district on helping...

Tiana Mendoza

Tiana Mendoza

Edith Perez, Design Editor

December 14, 2016

“I’m in choir and I play tennis. I mostly buy my [makeup] from the drugstore, I have a price limit you know because I don’t have a job, but over Christmas I plan on getting better quality makeup but obviously I’ve been practicing during [this] high school year on improving [my makeup].”

Blanca Placios

Blanca Placios

Lillian Tram, Project Manager

December 14, 2016

"I am the secretary for the [Special Ed] department. I am in charge of sending out notifications to the parents, calling parents to the meetings, and doing a lot of paperwork. I like working with kids because I worked with them in ESL (English as a Second Language) before for 7 years. There are different...

Clarissa Renteria

Clarissa Renteria

Clarissa Moreno, Photographer

December 14, 2016

“[I’ve modeled] for a year [now]. It takes a lot of hard work [along] with practice and technique. [You have to learn how to] walk in the runway, many ways to keep your posture, and learn how to walk in heels. Ever since i was little I've been wanting to [model]. It’s hard to be confident around oth...

Victoria Marroquin

Victoria Marroquin

Clarissa Moreno, Photographer

December 14, 2016

“[I listen to] anything really but my favorite genre is Alternative. [I like] G-Eazy [i admire] how he speaks his mind. In a way it lets me clear my mind and see what I really want to do, it’s a huge confidence boost.”

Alberto Verdin

Alberto Verdin

Clarissa Moreno, Photographer

December 14, 2016

I’ve been in Orchestra] since 6th grade. [I stopped] playing because I wanted to go to Sachse and Sachse doesn’t have Orchestra. My first year with the violin was really challenging but throughout the years it became almost muscle memory, Verdin says. Never give up something that you really like,...

Destiny Calix

Destiny Calix

Clarissa Moreno, Photographer

December 14, 2016

"I've been in Color Guard for two years. I saw their Winter guard performance my freshman year, [i realized] i liked performing in front of people. [It's not hard] being in color guard, it's mostly about having fun. it requires a lot of time with practices everyday after school until 5:30, [it does]...

Sithony Houp

Sithony Houp

Edith Perez, Designer

December 14, 2016

(on the right) “I’m very androgynous, but I love fashion [and] I like doing stuff creatively through social media and just helping friends. I like fashion but at the same time I want to help people out in any way I can either by little things or even like giving them some type of closure with something...

Ben Ayala

Ben Ayala

Emily Molden, Photo Editor

December 14, 2016

"Biomedical engineering interests me because it combines both an artistic skill set and knowledge of medicine. The engineering aspect will be the most challenging to me because I do not have prior experience in the engineering field," Ben Ayala, 11.

Alison Dumond

Alison Dumond

Emily Molden, Photo Editor

December 13, 2016

"I'm in orchestra, and I play viola and violin. I became interested in orchestra in elementary school. They brought out all the instruments to us, and I liked music a lot more than I liked people. After playing violin for five years, I switched to viola. I'm going to try to pursue this in college, and...