Ask Raider Sam

By Savannah Gamboa, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Dear Raider Sam, I am beyond stressed for the upcoming application season. Thinking about not being good enough and being rejected scares me. I don’t know how to feel not overwhelmed! Any advice? - Stressed Senior Dea...

Raiders debate arming teachers

By Roselyn Romero, Staff editor

March 23, 2018

Filed under News, Opinion

Since the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, the debate of arming teachers and staff members has been a hot topic among many educators and students across the nation. In an Isle File survey of 263 students, 78 percent were...

Voice of a CI Dreamer

Voice of a CI Dreamer

October 4, 2017

Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month

By Wren Palmer, Staff Writer

May 25, 2017

Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

The month of May is here! Amidst the stresses of AP testing, last-minute assignments, and the anxious feeling to clock out for summer is a month in honor of those with heritage from Asia and the Pacific Islands. Asian-Pacific...

Cinco de Mayo: Cultural appreciation or appropriation?

By Angie Garcia, Staff Writer

May 25, 2017

Filed under Features, Opinion, Student Life

It’s that time of the year to bring out folklorico dresses, botas, and tejanas because Cinco de Mayo is still fresh in our minds. But before it can be celebrated for its rightful meaning, it’s important to have a clear understanding...

Interview with an author

By Cecilia Jimenez, Staff Writer

May 19, 2017

Filed under Features, Opinion, Student Life, Uncategorized

March is National Reading Month so we decided to catch up with Sara Raasch, the New York Times best-selling author of the Snow like Ashes trilogy. Her debut novel, Snow Like Ashes, takes place in a fantasy landscape that is fi...

A month to honor reading

Cecilia Jimenez, Staff Writer

April 5, 2017

Filed under Features, Opinion, Student Life

March is National Reading Month so we decided to catch up with Sara Raasch, the New York Times best-selling author of the Snow like Ashes trilogy. Her debut novel, Snow Like Ashes, takes place in a fantasy landscape that is...

Failing Grade Causing Stress

By Elma del Aguila, Staff writer

March 2, 2017

Filed under A&E, Opinion

Dear Raider Sam, I am an AP student and failed my first class ever this semester. I want to do better, but I don’t know who to turn to. I’m too embarrassed to tell my friends or ask my teacher for help. Most of all I am...

Farewell to the Obamas

Wren Palmer, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017

Filed under Features, Opinion

For 8 years, Barack Obama served the United States as the first African-American president. As of January 20, 2017, Obama is no longer in office -- as if you did not already know this. Reflecting on the last 8 years, I am truly hear...

Staff Voices: Our Favorite Books

April 12, 2016

Filed under A&E, Opinion

By Kaitlyn Hilario There are just certain feelings of content and excitement I experienced as a kiddo reading fantasy and adventure novels. I could never put down these books. Thinking back, my all-time favorite book that holds ...

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