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NMSI’s Impact Nationwide

NMSI’s Impact Nationwide

Braedon Harris, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 20, 2018


Filed under News

In 1991, an idea to raise the quality of schools in Texas was born. The result of the lack of qualified scientists and engineers for a government project in rural north-central Texas led to a program that continued well after it had been cancelled. By 2007, the program had grown nationwide. Based in ...

Job Market Anticipates Shift

Job Market Anticipates Shift

Braedon Harris, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 20, 2018


Filed under News

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 125 million people were employed on a full-time basis across the United States in 2017. Whether this be through temporary jobs or long-term careers, many Americans are actively engaged in the workforce.   Many perceive careers very differently, and ...

Courses That Don’t Compare

Courses That Don’t Compare

Braedon Harris, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Transitioning to college may be a bigger jump than most students expect. Research from the American Psychological Association shows than more that 30 percent of college freshman drop out before their sophomore year. The reasons behind this can be linked to poor academic preparation, lack of financial...

The Hidden Costs of College Applications

The Hidden Costs of College Applications

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2018


Filed under Column

It is now my senior year and the time has come for me to start filling out college applications. However, nobody prepared me for how much time, money and writing goes into the whole process. Throughout high school, I’ve watched numerous YouTube videos and read countless articles about the applicat...

Seniors Enter Final Semester

Seniors Enter Final Semester

Braedon Harris, Co-editor-in-Chief

March 27, 2018


Filed under Features

As seniors start their final semester of high school, the final pieces are falling into place. Students are receiving college acceptance letters, FASFA confirmations and are making plans for when they leave high school. After students submit their applications, they feel as if a weight has been lifted of...

Seniors’ Path to Graduation

Seniors’ Path to Graduation

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

October 31, 2017


Filed under Features

Each year around the country about 3.6 million seniors graduate high school. Many of these young adults debate going to college, joining the armed forces, or working for a company right away. As of 2016, 69.7 percent of high school graduates were enrolled in colleges and universities. However, it can...

Basketball Player Accepts Offer to Play on Collegiate Level

Braedon Harris, Reporter

August 30, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

Walking off the unfamiliar campus, senior Alexis Chapman never thought she'd find herself here.   Chapman, a varsity basketball player, will be going to the University of Northern Colorado to compete in women's Division 1 basketball.  After visiting the campus, she received an athletic sc...

Alm’Bria Reese

Alm’Bria Reese

Lillian Tram and Edith Perez

March 28, 2017


Filed under Raiders of North Garland

"I’m planning to go to Richland College after graduation. I’m going to be there for a couple of years to get a better GPA and then I’m going to head out to a [Chicago university]. I don’t want to be in Texas for too long. [Chicago] has a program for studying abroad, and all the places that they...

Joey Samraj

Joey Samraj

Karina Herrera, Photographer

March 26, 2017


Filed under Raiders of North Garland, Uncategorized

"I'm going to UT Arlington to do summer school so I can finish off my college much faster. I'm excited [because I'll be away from home.]," Joey Samraj, Senior.  

College Costs Continue to Rise

Braedon Harris, Reporter

February 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion

For nearly 40 years, the average college tuition has quadrupled at both the private and public levels. This increase does not include the several other costs students pay, including housing, food, books, supplies and transportation. If tuition costs continue to rise at this rate, students will continue...

National Signing Day

National Signing Day

Braedon Harris, Reporter

February 21, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

National Signing Day, Feb. 1, is the first day that a high school senior can sign a binding National Letter of Intent for college football with a school that is a member of the NCAA. This year, five North Garland athletes signed a letter.   Seniors Conner Dagen, Kofi Obeng, Jaylon Ray, Garrick Hubbard an...

Kristina Hung

Kristina Hung

Emily Molden, Photo Editor

January 5, 2017


Filed under Raiders of North Garland

"I'm planning on going out of state for college, so leaving Garland and everything. I chose out of state because I've already developed a sense of community here in Garland, and by going out of state I'll develop more, and it will help me in my future career as an art psychologist. Memes on twitter are...