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2018 NFL Draft Grades

Michael Chambers, Reporter

May 23, 2018


Filed under Sports

Every year during the NFL offseason, there is a draft held for college football's most elite talent from around the country to be drafted and play for an NFL team. This year, there were a lot of good players who were drafted by different teams, some essential to a championship, while others are ke...

Dropping the Ball on Dez Bryant

Dropping the Ball on Dez Bryant

Michael Chambers, Reporter

May 15, 2018


Filed under Sports

531 catches, 7,459 yards and 73 touchdowns. These are stats for NFL star Dez Bryant, who  was recently released from the Dallas Cowboys. While these stats are impressive, there has been a major decline in his production over the last three years. In the 2014 season,  Bryant amassed 88 catches for 1,320 yards ...

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.

Protesting Injustice: Kaeper-kneel

Michael Chambers, Reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under Sports

Since the 2016-2017 NFL season, quarterback Colin Kaepernick has kneeled during the national anthem to protest against racial injustice and police brutality. Since May 2017, Kaepernick has been a free agent, and has yet to be signed despite proving to be a capable NFL starter and leading the 49ers to...

Lilian Nguyen

Lilian Nguyen

Paola Hernandez, Reporter

November 23, 2017


Filed under Raiders of North Garland

"The Seniors will obviously win because [of] seniority," Lilian Nguyen, 12, said. "It's our last year, so it makes sense."

Coach Don Card

Coach Don Card

Paola Hernandez, Reporter

November 22, 2017


Filed under Raiders of North Garland

"Over the holidays, we host a motorcycle soccer tournament at our farm," Football coach, Don Card said. "We play soccer on motorcycles, hence the name."

A New Era for Raider Football

A New Era for Raider Football

Michael Chambers, Reporter

October 31, 2017


Filed under Sports

Each year, there’s something special about the beginning of football season. This year at North is particularly special. With a new offensive coordinator and 14 sophomores on the varsity football team, the 2017-2018 Raiders are looking to make a new identity for themselves. The Raider football team...

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...

Lack of Spirit Group Causes Uproar

Lack of Spirit Group Causes Uproar

Karla Romero, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

The lack of Raider Rowdies this school year has sparked some controversy among the students. Despite this, most do not know what truly happened to the organization, other than history teacher Ryan Victor no longer being the sponsor. “Simply the biggest reason [to no longer do it] was [my wife a...

Duck’s Raiders

Duck’s Raiders

Karla Romero, Reporter

May 13, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

After being gone from work since August due to his worsened cardiomyopathy (a hereditary heart muscle disease that makes it hard for the heart to transport blood to his body), football coach Kenny Duck came back to teaching on April 11. He found out about his illness in 2007 and had been taking medication...

From unfortunate injury to unexpected discovery

From unfortunate injury to unexpected discovery

Eden Amberber, Reporter

April 15, 2016


Filed under Features, Sports

  Senior Oscar Marin found his passion for physical therapy unintentionally. During the first football game of the season, Marin tore a ligament in his leg and fractured his fibula. For Marin, it was not just a moment of pain, but also of guidance. “[Our team] was running a play, and while I ...

Football Dreams Made a Reality

Football Dreams Made a Reality

Karla Romero, Reporter

March 16, 2016


Filed under Sports

Although the varsity football team won only three of their 10 games this season, defensive tackle senior Lorenzo Bennett was sought after by a Division II university (typically a smaller public or private university with under 10,000 students that offers partial scholarships for football rather than...