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Virtual Learning in the Eyes of Stakeholders(Part II: Back Face to Face)

Virtual Learning in the Eyes of Stakeholders(Part II: Back Face to Face)

Ruth Assefa, Reporter April 29, 2022

Mekuria Huluka, an accountant and a dad of 3, wakes up at 5 am and starts to prepare for the day. An hour later, Betanya Assefa, an 8th grader at Austin Academy of Excellence, wakes up at 6:30 am to wake...

“I stand with Kyrie”: The Debate Around Vaccination Requirements

“I stand with Kyrie”: The Debate Around Vaccination Requirements

Ruth Assefa, Reporter March 4, 2022

With almost 95% of NBA players vaccinated against COVID-19, seven-time NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving stands out amongst his teammates and opponents due to his vaccination status. Players were given a choice...

Virtual Learning in the Eyes of Stakeholders

Virtual Learning in the Eyes of Stakeholders

Ruth Assefa, Reporter March 12, 2021

Mekuria Huluka, an accountant and a dad of 3, wakes up at 6 am and starts to prepare for the day. An hour later, Betanya Assefa, a 7th grader at Austin Academy of Excellence, wakes up at 7 am to wake up...

As Texans Suffer, our Politicians Parade with Negligence

As Texans Suffer, our Politicians Parade with Negligence

Raider Echo Staff February 9, 2021

Every  day, Texas reaches new numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths, breaking records from previous days as the state approaches a year since COVID-19 lockdowns. Now, almost 35,000 Texans have died...

Covid-19 vs el  la educacion

Covid-19 vs el la educacion

Diana Leyva, reporter January 7, 2021

 Por Diana Leyva  Una cosa con la que todos pueden estar de acuerdo es que el virus COVID-19 nos ha afectado gravemente. Sobre todo, en el sistema educativo. Alrededor del mundo, la gente está haciendo...

Michelle Montanez

Zoom Fatigue; and the Physical Effects on Students

Michelle Montanez, Reporter December 10, 2020

By: Michelle Montanez Zoom Fatigue. A term coined this year to describe the tiredness, worrying, and burnout associated with overusing virtual platforms to communicate.  Students who attend school...

The Effects of COVID-19 on Student Mental Health

Michelle Montanez, Reporter November 12, 2020

By: Michelle Montanez On March 12, GISD students’ worlds were turned upside down as school began closing to curb the spread of COVID-19. Since the closure of schools in the Spring semester and into...

Teaching in the Age of Coronavirus

Teaching in the Age of Coronavirus

Kaison Thepbouri October 2, 2020

  Broadcast senior Kaison Thepbouri interviewed Graphic Design teacher Cryss Godoy-Diguette about her experience with the new hybrid education model implemented as a result of the COVID-19...

GISD to Begin First Intersession Week October 6th

GISD to Begin First Intersession Week October 6th

Gelila Negesse and Devorah Segura September 28, 2020

From October 6th to October 9th, after the last week of the new nine week grading cycle, GISD will have an intersession week. Created by Garland ISD’s Superintendent, Dr. Ricardo Lopéz, and Board of...

A Possible Ending to a New Beginning

A Possible Ending to a New Beginning

Michelle Montanez, Reporter September 25, 2020

For Texans, high school football is a long-time tradition. From the players themselves, to the drill team, color guard, and band, all of these students add to the high school football experience. Since...

Life Under Isolation Takes Hit on Teens’ Mental Health

Life Under Isolation Takes Hit on Teens’ Mental Health

Gelila Negesse, Co-Editor-in-Chief May 18, 2020

On April third, the Garland Independent School District (GISD) announced that the rest of the school year would be closed and completed through online learning in response to the growing COVID-19 threat.  For...

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Infecting the World of Sports

Michael Chambers, Sports Reporter May 17, 2020

The Coronavirus has affected the entire world, closing down restaurants, malls and even stopping travel. Sports have even been impacted greatly, with every major league around the globe suspending operations...

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