Raider Echo

Seniors Address Prom Prices

Seniors Address Prom Prices

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

March 26, 2019


Filed under News

Due to speculation by seniors about the prices for prom tickets this year being high, seniors are selling cookie dough and jumping through some last-minute hoops to lower the price which is estimated to be between $90-$105 per person. According to an article by Promsie regarding tips and advice f...

The Expansion of Social Media

The Expansion of Social Media

Braedon Harris, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 23, 2018


Filed under News

As we move further into 2018, it seems as if we’re going to see a lot of the same things. More advancements in technology, more people who will be using technology, and easier access to technology in general. This, consequently, means that social media’s influence will drastically expand, affect...

The Art of Repurposing

The Art of Repurposing

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under News

In 2013, the U.S. generated around 254 million tons of trash and only about 34.3 percent of it was recycled. This is equal to each person throwing away about 4.6 pounds of waste everyday. Many in the Garland community are starting to accumulate items they already have, or can find, and repurpose them...

Raiders Respond to DACA Crisis

Raiders Respond to DACA Crisis

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

October 31, 2017


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As she marched with her sign held high, she yelled out words of protest. She looked sternly to the Texas Capitol building, which housed the lawmakers who could change the future for her family, community and for her country. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, gave permits and legal status...

Mysterious Backpack at CTE

Mysterious Backpack at CTE

Tameciah Griffin, reporter

October 31, 2017


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On Sept. 5, a mysterious backpack was found in front of the Gilbreath-Reed Career & Technical Education Center. After a student evacuation to Sachse High School an investigation by the bomb unit, the campus was deemed safe. “We made sure we took extra caution towards the suspicious backpack,”...

Morrison’s Departure From GISD

Morrison’s Departure From GISD

Riley Sims, Reporter

February 1, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Bob Morrison officially resigned as Superintendent of Garland ISD on December 20. Morrison has worked for GISD since February 2013. The GISD school board announced his resignation without naming an interim superintendent. The school board took an hour of discussion before the public vote to acce...

Career, Technology Students Use Skills to Help Homeless

Career, Technology Students Use Skills to Help Homeless

Eden Amberber, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 3, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

The technology education program has put together a project in which they will create units of shelter for homeless families to sleep in at night. Instructors expect 50 units to be completed by Dec. 16. These units, or pods as the students call them, will be small, portable and lightweight. Print imaging...

Senior Parking Spots Vandalized

Senior Parking Spots Vandalized

Eden Amberber, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Seniors are awash with frustration after vandals burned tire marks on their personalized parking spots. About five parking spots were damaged, including those rented by Deja Sanchez, Lilly Castillo and Briana Barajas. “I worked hard on my spot,” Sanchez said. “I’m annoyed because it took me a lo...