Raider Echo

An Ethiopian Christmas

An Ethiopian Christmas

Eden Amberber, Reporter

December 21, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

As everyone sings holiday songs and opens gifts, he half-heartedly participates. He’s anticipating a later Christmas in January. Ethiopian senior Michael Kabtimer celebrates Christmas on Jan. 7, because Ethiopia follows the Coptic calendar, while America follows the Gregorian calendar. The Coptic...

French student participates in program to study abroad

French student participates in program to study abroad

Alma Lopez, Assistant Editor

November 26, 2013


Filed under In-Depth

As junior Ruben Pariente exits the plane, he spots senior Jorge Martinez and his family holding a bright yellow sign that says, “Welcome Ruben Salut.” Pariente is studying in the U.S. for the school year and will be living with his hosts, the Martinez family, while he is here. He will study as a...

Student moves from Middle East to further future

Student moves from Middle East to further future

Alma Lopez, Assistant Editor

November 26, 2013


Filed under In-Depth

Nervous for students in front of her, senior Saru Markose checks the hallway for teachers as she sees a couple in front of her holding hands. Back in Markose’s Indian-style school in Qatar, students would get kicked out for such actions. Markose moved here from Qatar over the summer and is new to the...

Student speaks of past difficulties of adjusting to new country

Anahi Castro

October 4, 2013


Filed under Features

Senior Deni Lakovic is thankful to his parents for facing and making the decision of leaving their home country, changing their entire way of life and providing him with the opportunity to live in America. According to Lakovic, there were several factors that contributed to his family fleeing their...