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Christmas on the Square

Christmas on the Square

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

January 10, 2019


Filed under Featured Multimedia, Photos

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The Moral Obligation to Give Gifts This Christmas

The Moral Obligation to Give Gifts This Christmas

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

November 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Giving gifts to my family is a dilemma for me. I have a family split by literal barriers like oceans and emotional ones like divorce. Although the moral of gift-giving may not be what many people usually think about when the holidays come around, I feel like it’s a worthy topic that impacts many people ...

Easy Bunuelo Recipe

Clarissa Moreno, Photographer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Time: Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 20 minutes   Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon 12 (8 inch) flour tortillas whole or cut into shapes   Directions: In a bowl, combine the cinnamon and sugar. In a heavy-bottom saucepan, add enough oil to come up half...

Gingerbread Pancakes

Clarissa Moreno, Photographer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Time: Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 15 minutes   Ingredients: 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 egg ½ teaspoon vanilla extract ¼ cup molasses 1 ½ cu...

Separated for Christmas

Separated for Christmas

Paola Hernandez, Reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under News

   Christmas is coming up, which means it’s time to get the family together and celebrate.    For some families, this includes presents, food and spending quality time with each other. For others, it’s a time to reminisce over the loss of certain family members. Immigration has been an ongoi...

Student celebrates Islamic festival

Student celebrates Islamic festival

Riley Sims, Reporter

January 3, 2017


Filed under Features

Freshman Leena Siraj celebrates Eid, the Islamic festival, with her family every year. “We usually go to the convention center and pray, and then we go home to a after-party,” Siraj said. “Then we just have fun with our family and friends.” Growing up, Siraj witnessed fellow classmates...

Moises Salmeron

Moises Salmeron

Elena Gary, Designer

December 18, 2016


Filed under Raiders of North Garland, Uncategorized

"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...

Nhu Nguyen

Nhu Nguyen

Elena Gary, Designer

December 16, 2016


Filed under Raiders of North Garland

"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...

Junior anticipates holiday traditions with family

Saschel Moore, Reporter

February 5, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

In most television productions Christmas in the United States is generically portrayed as a season for gift-giving and caroling into the wee hours of the night. However, something that sets the real America apart from its film depictions is the diversity. In Hispanic culture, Christmas is celebrated...

Krismasi Njema, or Merry Christmas, in Swahili

Krismasi Njema, or Merry Christmas, in Swahili

Patty Castillo, Reporter

December 21, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

While some may put an Xbox One, the newest iPhone or a Chevy Camaro on their wish list, freshman Isaac McMillen wants something unmaterialistic this holiday season. McMillen’s older sister was given the opportunity to teach science to middle schooler’s in Kenya, Africa and will not be home for the...

Out with the old, in with the new

Connie Ho, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 21, 2015


Filed under Column, Showcase

As the first glimpse of daylight peeks through the windows, children race down toward the Christmas tree and unwrap packages of gaming systems and designer items. A bittersweet realization dawns upon me as I notice that the dollhouses and board games I once desired when I was their age, are no longer...

A visit from Christmas past

A visit from Christmas past

Beth Mauthe, Copy Editor

December 21, 2015


Filed under Features

The lights on the Christmas tree shone brightly and added a warm and joyful hue to the living room, as his two little boys sat excitedly around the presents surrounding the tree and waited for the okay from him and his wife to begin opening them all. As he watched their little faces glow with excitemen...