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 ...

Tribute to Rosa Parks

By Sara Esquivel, Staff writer

February 19, 2016

Filed under Opinion

In honor of Black History Month, I want to give a tribute to Rosa Parks, also known as “The Mother of the Day Civil Rights Movement.” Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on Dec. 1, 1955, when the bus driver...

Warm Holiday Memories

By Analynn Vazquez, Staff writer

December 18, 2015

Filed under Opinion

My favorite part about the holiday season is when ABC Family starts its 25 Days To Christmas marathon. I get so excited and happy just thinking about it. There are so many movies to watch, but my favorite is “Mickey’s Once...

Not in Her Nature

Not in Her Nature

June 2, 2015

Party with Mario

Antonette Reyes, Staff writer

May 8, 2015

Filed under Features, Opinion

A new fun game from an old franchise, "Mario Party" has their 10th installment. But it’s their first installment on their newest console, the Nintendo Wii U. There are many similarities from the other "Mario Parties" before...

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