Raider Echo

History of St. Patrick’s Day

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

March 8, 2018

St. Patrick is known as a patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. Born in Roman Britain, he was kidnapped and brought to Ireland as a slave at the age of 16. He later escaped but returned to Ireland and is known for bringing Christianity back with him. The commercialization of St. Patrick’s...

Junior anticipates holiday traditions with family

Saschel Moore, Reporter

February 5, 2016

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...

Krismasi Njema, or Merry Christmas, in Swahili

Krismasi Njema, or Merry Christmas, in Swahili

Patty Castillo, Reporter

December 21, 2015

While some may put an Xbox One, the newest iPhone or a Chevy Camaro on their wish list, freshman Isaac McMillen wants something unmaterialistic this holiday season. McMillen’s older sister was given the opportunity to teach science to middle schooler’s in Kenya, Africa and will not be home for the...

An Ethiopian Christmas

An Ethiopian Christmas

Eden Amberber, Reporter

December 21, 2015

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...

Posadas: religious or social?

Posadas: religious or social?

Karla Romero, Reporter

December 21, 2015

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...

What students are grateful for

Anahi Castro, Editor-in-Chief

November 21, 2014

“I’m thankful that God saved me. I’m thankful that my church is together and we're having dinner together” -sophomore Ricardo Reyes “Passing physics.” -junior Amal Sebastian “Everything in my life. Every single part from the past will [allow me] to move to the next stage” -freshman...