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By the Numbers

Tameciah Griffin, Reporter

January 24, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Uncategorized

With recent headlines about politics and entertainment, we wanted to get students’ opinion on music, Donald Trump and Pixar movie "Coco", which recently earned a Golden Globe. This, is BY THE NUMBERS. Do you think Trump is a racist? "I think he is another Hitler,"said junior Misty Rico Do you think Pixar...

Elidio Barbosa

Elidio Barbosa

Jeffrey Candelaria, Designer

March 30, 2017


Filed under Raiders of North Garland, Uncategorized

"I would [want to] learn how to mix and master music. I want to start producing and it's a way I would want to make money and improve in my own craft. All my life I have really been into music and it has been something that's really influential to me, and I believe that it's something that could help...

Jacob Looney

Jacob Looney

Emily Molden, Photo Editor

December 19, 2016


Filed under Raiders of North Garland

"I want to pass all my classes and learn how to do new things, like wood shop, but I don't really have high hopes [for school]. I'm more focused on guitar and weightlifting, but you cant really tell [with the weightlifting]. I'd like to go into the music industry, but I haven't really done anything in...

Victoria Marroquin

Victoria Marroquin

Clarissa Moreno, Photographer

December 14, 2016


Filed under Raiders of North Garland

“[I listen to] anything really but my favorite genre is Alternative. [I like] G-Eazy [i admire] how he speaks his mind. In a way it lets me clear my mind and see what I really want to do, it’s a huge confidence boost.”

Jake Hernandez

Jake Hernandez

Emily Molden, Photo Editor

October 6, 2016


Filed under Raiders of North Garland

"My goal for senior year is to focus and apply for as many colleges and scholarships as I can. I want to study graphic design, music, and creative writing. My goals are to really live my life and then settle down," Jake Hernandez, 12.

Review: ‘Blond’

Review: ‘Blond’

Eden Amberber, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2016


Filed under Music, Raider Reviews, Showcase

Frank Ocean is back and better than ever. This R&B singer, rapper and songwriter definitely proved to his long-awaiting fans that his new album, “Blond,” was worth the wait. His last release, “Channel Orange,” is now four years old. “Blond” already feels like a transcending classic. ...

Korea’s next big thing

Korea’s next big thing

Amy Pham, Co-Editor-In-Chief

May 13, 2016


Filed under Features

His stormy, white hair blended into the color of the sky as he flew for 14 straight hours across the ocean. Once he landed, he was on a race against time. He wasn’t a star yet, but that’s all he wanted to be. In December, sophomore Thang Tran, who is half Korean and half Vietnamese, sent an ...

Addiction to the Tunes

Addiction to the Tunes

Patty Castillo, Reporter

November 13, 2015


Filed under Features

Senior Ryan Coronado’s musical journey began at a young age. When night terrors led to trouble sleeping and trouble sleeping led to writing. “I started writing when I was 9, but at first they were just little stories,” Coronado said. “I used to read manga and I’d write my own. I would write ab...

Richard Landon Green

Richard Landon Green

SaSchel Moore and Eden Amberber

September 3, 2015


Filed under Raiders of North Garland

"I want my [music] to tell others to [never] let life bring you down. Always look toward the light." junior Richard Landon Green

Efrain Estrada

Efrain Estrada

Edith Perez and Amy Pham

September 3, 2015


Filed under Raiders of North Garland

"Usually [our opinion] depends on who we grow up with, why we’re growing up with them. Usually, we just wanna fit in, but people that like country music, they like standing out. I live in Texas, so you know, I wanna feel like I’m part of Texas. My mom always wanted a husband that’s country so she...

‘Kindred’ Passion Pit Album Review

Amy Pham, Print Managing Editor

June 2, 2015


Filed under Music, Raider Reviews

The third studio album of the electro pop group Passion Pit is encompassed in their characteristic high-pitched vocals and habitual bouncy sound effects, to the point that songs seamlessly mold into a metaphorical fabric of music, while becoming borderline indistinguishable from each other. Several tracks...