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Zayury Ochoa

Zayury Ochoa

Paola Hernandez, Reporter

January 9, 2018


Filed under Raiders of North Garland

"On Christmas Eve we eat food like pozole and tamales, then on Christmas day we open presents and just spend the day with family," Zayury Ochoa, 10, said.

Dakota Norris

Dakota Norris

Paola Hernandez, Reporter

January 9, 2018


Filed under Raiders of North Garland

"On New Years we cook steak and watch football with the family, it's great," Dakota Norris, 10, said.

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...

Ricardo Castañeda

Ricardo Castañeda

Paola Hernandez, Reporter

November 19, 2017


Filed under Raiders of North Garland

"Over the Thanksgiving break me and my family are going to unite and spend Thanksgiving with each other," Ricardo Castañeda, 10, said. "We're also going to eat food like turkey and all that other good food."

Keeping it in the Family

Keeping it in the Family

Miranda Molina, Reporter

January 4, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

In the morning, in an office the size of a closet, English as a Second Language (ESL) and Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC) teacher Cynthia White gets ready for the day. She signs into her computer and her daughter, senior Annie White, passes the time, talking about her day before the...

George Gegbe

George Gegbe

Emily Molden, Photo Editor

September 21, 2016


Filed under Raiders of North Garland

"I just had surgery recently because my appendix burst. I was in excruciating pain, and I had to rest a couple of days to get back in a better condition and rehabilitate myself. My friends, family and the school staff have been really supportive of my surgery. I'm really thankful," George Gegbe, 11.

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...

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...

Drug expert analyzes chemicals, life

Drug expert analyzes chemicals, life

Hannah Majerczyk, Reporter

December 21, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase, Staff

Chemistry teacher Juan Campos faces a classroom with rows and rows of desks. In the back are tables full of chemicals for his next class. Campos once used chemicals in a different way. He was a drug analyst, facing many challenges, including keeping his family safe while dealing with criminal cases that...

Posadas: religious or social?

Posadas: religious or social?

Karla Romero, Reporter

December 21, 2015


Filed under Column, Showcase

Many families have holiday traditions. Some are religious, some are ethnic and some are just silly. In my family, we combine the religious and ethnic aspect by hosting Posadas — a nine-day Catholic celebration in which we go to a designated house each night beginning on Dec. 16. My mom started to...

Sandra Rivera

Sandra Rivera

Edith Perez, Reporter

November 4, 2015


Filed under Raiders of North Garland

“It was hard. I always felt alone when all the other girls had their dads with them and had someone for father-daughter dances, but no, I was alone. I’ve definitely gotten over it, and I don’t think about [past feelings]. In fact I just found out who he is, and since I’ve never met him personally,...

Kofi Obeng

Kofi Obeng

David Moreau, Reporter

October 30, 2015


Filed under Raiders of North Garland

"My mom recently went to Ghana, and that impacted me because it showed me that I need her. It's kind of hard to do things without my mom." junior Kofi Obeng