Raider Echo

Ashley Bell

Ashley Bell

Thu Vu and Eden Amberber

September 6, 2016


Filed under Raiders of North Garland

"Be positive. Don't think about the negative things. When someone close to me passed away, I had to stay positive and move on."

Student gets one-of-a-kind dress for prom night

Student gets one-of-a-kind dress for prom night

Eden Amberber, Reporter

May 11, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

As most students buy their prom dresse s from a boutique, she is sorting through piles of fabric. She searches through hundreds of colors and textures. She finds the perfect color, magenta. Perfect for her special night. Senior Susan Olayinka is currently getting a prom dress custom-made for herself. ...

From unfortunate injury to unexpected discovery

From unfortunate injury to unexpected discovery

Eden Amberber, Reporter

April 15, 2016


Filed under Features, Sports

  Senior Oscar Marin found his passion for physical therapy unintentionally. During the first football game of the season, Marin tore a ligament in his leg and fractured his fibula. For Marin, it was not just a moment of pain, but also of guidance. “[Our team] was running a play, and while I ...

From high school dream to college reality

Eden Amberber, Reporter

April 15, 2016


Filed under Features

As a freshman, he walked into school with a plethora of worries. He thought of his chances of getting into his dream schools. Due to this, he worked hard throughout high school. Now a senior, he has achieved his dream.  After applying for early admission, senior Miguel Aguilar was accepted to Stanford ...

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...

Jennifer Vazquez

Jennifer Vazquez

Eden Amberber and Saschel Moore

November 17, 2015


Filed under Raiders of North Garland

"My boyfriend gave me these roses. We've been together [for] six months. My favorite thing about him is basically everything." Senior Jennifer Vazquez

Cianne Board

Cianne Board

Saschel Moore and Eden Amberber

November 17, 2015


Filed under Raiders of North Garland

"[Being tall] is different. The most annoying thing is when the same people ask me everyday 'Why are you so tall?' But, overall I don't really care [about it]." Sophomore Cianne Board

Worry heightens as student awaits medical results

Worry heightens as student awaits medical results

Eden Amberber, Reporter

November 3, 2015


Filed under Features

His stepmother snipped off the one thing that brought him comfort, because the X-ray would not read with the interference. A simple necklace, given by his stepmother, a symbol for the comfortable life that had been. A couple hours later, his doctor walked in with a grim look on his face. This past...

Swiss Miss

Swiss Miss

Karla Romero, Reporter

February 25, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

At the beginning of class the teacher stepped into her office with a few students. Before going in she let the other students know she had an announcement, but she had to discuss it with a few students first. Later, they all walked out at the same time. The three students looked excited, and the teacher...

Is this girl drunk in love?

Patty Castillo, Writer

September 5, 2014


Filed under Features

As Beyoncé begins her 2009 VMA performance, freshman Dalia Castillo starts to pay more attention to the pop star on stage. Midway through Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies”, Castillo’s newfound love for Beyoncé begins. “I was flipping through channels and a concert came on,” Castillo said. “I...

Virgin Territory

Virgin Territory

Patty Castillo

May 2, 2014


Filed under Features

As 17-year-old Danny walks through the drugstore, he looks at the different prices and brands until he finds the type of condoms he and his girlfriend like the most. His first time with his girlfriend made him wonder if they should have waited, but they did make a commitment to each other which changed...