Raider Echo

Ysa Muniz, 11

Ysa Muniz, 11

Jeffrey Candelaria, Designer

December 23, 2016


Filed under Raiders of North Garland

"The first semester wasn't a very good one for me." Muniz said. "Junior year has been one of the hardest ever so far and my grades could have been much better than they were. I'm not happy with them at all. I just hope that i get everything together next semester and maybe start reading those APUSH chapters."

Opinion: The True Cost of Open Carry

Opinion: The True Cost of Open Carry

Eden Amberber, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Guns are a part of American culture. We buy them, we collect them, and now we can, with a handgun license, openly carry them. On Jan. 1, Texas’ open carry law went into effect. This bill allows those who are licensed to carry to do so in public areas. However, open carry is prohibited in gun-free zones like scho...

Thu Ngoc Nguyen

Thu Ngoc Nguyen

Jeanie Torvi, Reporter

November 3, 2016


Filed under Raiders of North Garland

“[Police brutality is] stupid, because they should do better background checks on these policemen they are hiring.”

Thi Phan

Thi Phan

Jeanie Torvi, Reporter

November 3, 2016


Filed under Raiders of North Garland

“The police have been doing some weird things lately. But because of the outrage based on the opposition, I think that they should figure out a way to stop everything, calm down, then get back to their job.”

Josh Hare

Josh Hare

Jeanie Torvi, Reporter

November 3, 2016


Filed under Raiders of North Garland

“I feel that [police brutality is] a real problem in America, especially lately, so I feel it should stop. I think that it’s messed up how some police officers will abuse their power. They just take it too far, which is why you see all these news stories. Now there’s riots."

Matt Clarke

Matt Clarke

Jeanie Torvi, Reporter

November 3, 2016


Filed under Raiders of North Garland

“I believe brutality of any kind is wrong, and especially when it comes from people in authority who might be abusing their power and the interest of their own personal ambitions. I think police brutality is an issue. I think it is wrong. And I think we need to find a way to address it.”

Raiders Weigh in on Police Brutality

Raiders Weigh in on Police Brutality

Jeanie Torvi, Reporter

November 3, 2016


Filed under Features

Police brutality has been more prevalent in the news and on social media. Predominately, it is a white cop shooting an unarmed black male; then thousands of people scream racism and discrimination. This is something labeling the decade in American history. With the recent outrage and passionate riots...

iPads Not Likely to Meet Expectations

iPads Not Likely to Meet Expectations

Braedon Harris, Reporter

November 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

With the 1:1 iPad rollout ending in September, many are debating whether or not the iPads will be beneficial in classrooms. The district’s intention is to ensure equity of resources through the iPads. Despite these objectives, staff and students alike are wondering if the devices will be able to meet...

Undocumented Student Speaks Out

Undocumented Student Speaks Out

Karla Romero, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2016


Filed under Column, Opinion, Showcase

There are many things in life we won’t agree with. That’s because life isn’t really fair. It’s not fair that I don’t get to go to the top school for my chosen career, because it’s just not an option regardless of my journalistic abilities. It’s not fair that my parents have to bust their...

Election Endorsements

Election Endorsements

Riley Sims, Reporter

November 3, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

This year’s election is probably the most controversial our country has ever had with major candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. There is no doubt that people will be rushing to the polls on November 8. Since they have become the official candidates, the race has been neck and neck. The two...

Raider Echo Votes Third Party

Raider Echo Votes Third Party

Staff Editorial

November 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

According to the Huffington Post, many voters are not excited by the prospect of electing either remaining major candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. This level of indifference is disappointing. However, voters may be seeing another option on their presidential ticket this coming November: a...

Making America Great Again?

Making America Great Again?

Jeffrey Candelaria, Designer

November 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Make America great again!” “Build the wall!” “Our leaders are stupid!” Unless you have been living under a rock, you know of the notorious man who has said these things, along with many more, some worse. It is of course, the very much hated, yet very much loved, Donald Trump. Most voters today...