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How Safe is Technology?

How Safe is Technology?

Jeffrey Candelaria, Reporter

February 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Technology plays a huge role in the world we live in today. It is widely used by millions of people on a daily basis, and most don’t know what they would do without it in their day-to-day lives. With all the new high-tech devices and smartphones released in the world today, it’s only natural that...

Why I Love Valentine’s Day – And You Should Too

Why I Love Valentine’s Day – And You Should Too

Eden Amberber, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2017


Filed under Column, Opinion, Showcase

When I was growing up, Valentine’s Day was really only about one thing: candy. Every year, on Feb. 14, insane amounts of candy not fit for an elementary schooler’s bloodstream gave me a sugar rush. But, it wasn’t only the sugar high that riled me up as a child. The holiday made me full of anticip...

Opinion: The True Cost of Open Carry

Opinion: The True Cost of Open Carry

Eden Amberber, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Guns are a part of American culture. We buy them, we collect them, and now we can, with a handgun license, openly carry them. On Jan. 1, Texas’ open carry law went into effect. This bill allows those who are licensed to carry to do so in public areas. However, open carry is prohibited in gun-free zones like scho...

Is the school ready to “come out” with LGBT Representation?

Is the school ready to “come out” with LGBT Representation?

Miranda Molina, Reporter

November 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Within the past year, many positive things have happened in the LGBTQ+ community. The most major change being the legalization of same-sex marriage during the summer of 2015 by the Supreme Court. Due to this ruling, the LGBTQ+ community has been more represented in many places, including the school environment....

Raider Echo Votes Third Party

Raider Echo Votes Third Party

Staff Editorial

November 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

According to the Huffington Post, many voters are not excited by the prospect of electing either remaining major candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. This level of indifference is disappointing. However, voters may be seeing another option on their presidential ticket this coming November: a...

Making America Great Again?

Making America Great Again?

Jeffrey Candelaria, Designer

November 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Make America great again!” “Build the wall!” “Our leaders are stupid!” Unless you have been living under a rock, you know of the notorious man who has said these things, along with many more, some worse. It is of course, the very much hated, yet very much loved, Donald Trump. Most voters today...

Missing Raider Rowdies

Missing Raider Rowdies

Miranda Molina, Reporter

October 6, 2016


Filed under News Briefs, Opinion, Showcase

With the start of football season, the student body realized that a major part of the game night spirit groups, the Raider Rowdies, were missing. The Raider Rowdies are no longer performing. In response, students have had a negative reaction to the situation and have started trying to get the beloved...

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. ...

Senior column Abraham Deleon

Senior column Abraham Deleon

Abraham Deleon, Design Editor

May 13, 2016


Filed under Column, Opinion

With graduation just around the corner, I’m still in shock and disbelief. Despite all the things I heard about high school speeding by, I never really noticed it until these past few months. I’ve slowly had to accept the fact that the wonderful experiences and friends that I’ve made will soon be...

Senior column Amy Pham

Senior column Amy Pham

Amy Pham, Co-Editor-In-Chief

May 13, 2016


Filed under Column, Opinion

I started high school being full-on cringy, not just because of my bowl haircut, but because I was one of those people who swore they hated everyone. At 14, with my I <3 BOOBIES bracelets and self-proclamation of being awkward, that’s all I could strive to be – someone who could only hate others. Ironically,...

Senior column Lynne Diaz

Senior column Lynne Diaz

Lynne Diaz, Photo Editor

May 13, 2016


Filed under Column, Opinion

I wish I could find the wisest person in the world to write this for me, but all I have are 18 years of experience, so here I go. When you spend four years with a certain lifestyle, with people in a certain place, the words to say goodbye to that have to describe the immense loss yet gain, sadness yet...

Senior column SaSchel Moore

Senior column SaSchel Moore

SaSchel Moore, Reporter

May 13, 2016


Filed under Column, Opinion

I experienced some of the best and worst times of my life in high school. I met my best friends here. I met my family here. Most of all, I found out who I was here. Without high school, I wouldn’t have discovered that I am an optimist, or that I get crazy anxiety from the breakfast lines in the morning....