One Chapter Closes, Another Is Begun

One Chapter Closes, Another Is Begun

Casey Bacon, Co-Editor
May 25, 2016
Filed under Op/Ed, Student Life, Top Stories

Well, here we are: another year completed, another summer to look forward to, another class leaving behind their high school careers, and another class rising to begin theirs. I’m proud and thankful to be part of that 2016 graduating class, moving into the wider, real world in a simultaneously excit... Read more »

Finally, A Breath

Finally, A Breath

Jason Ferris, Editor
May 25, 2016
Filed under Op/Ed, School News, Student Life, Top Stories

The sun is peeking through the clouds, all the rain has dried up, nature is crawling out of its many shelters and we should be doing the same. We should be crawling out of school, but we’re not. School is not winding down as we expected, thanks to projects and busy work. I know many of you didn’t thi... Read more »

One Month More

One Month More

Jason Ferris, Co-Editor
May 9, 2016
Filed under Op/Ed, School News, Student Life, Top Stories, What Grinds Our Gears

Why won’t school just end already? I’m sorry, teachers and administrators; we’re all thinking it. We are tired of studying for AP tests,  throwing projects together, and scribbling essays. We are tired of math problems and science labs. I know I am not alone when I say the last day of school ca... Read more »

Who Knew?

Who Knew?

Jason Ferris, Co-Editor
May 3, 2016
Filed under Arts, Entertainment, and Reviews, Book, Community info, Op/Ed, Student Life, Top Stories

Until I met David Sedaris, I had no idea I cared about the lives of others. Ok, I’m not heartless. I just never thought a memoir could be so gripping, that another life could draw me so helplessly in. I had read memoirs before but only about astronauts or politicians that changed the landscape of t... Read more »

What Are Your Plans for Summer Vacation?

What Are Your Plans for Summer Vacation?

Reagan Walker, Junior Staff Writer
April 28, 2016
Filed under Op/Ed, Student Life

As the school year comes to a close, you know what that means: summer is on its way! Kids will be racing to the front doors of schools for the last time of the year, boarding their school buses and waving goodbye to the teachers, staff and other school workers for the season. But if you’re like th... Read more »

A Letter to the 2016 Senior Class

A Letter to the 2016 Senior Class

Reagan Walker, Junior Staff Writer
April 27, 2016
Filed under Op/Ed, Student Life, Top Stories

Dear senior Raiders, Graduation is almost here for all of you, and I know that you have many plans for college, for the workforce, or for whatever great endeavors are in your future. But sadly, you will have to leave your teachers, staff, principal, and the rest of the student body behind. But before ... Read more »

Spring Cleaning 101

Regan Walker
April 7, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle, Op/Ed, Student Life

Well, Raiders, the weather is warming up and the birds are out chirping and spring time is finally here. You know what that means: spring cleaning! Whether you clean the whole house or just your bedroom, here are some clean-up tips to make this spring cleaning your tidiest yet. #1. Organizing your clo... Read more »

Preparation for Prom

Preparation for Prom

Hailey Springer, Junior Staff Writer
April 7, 2016
Filed under School News, Student Life

Prom is approaching very quickly, quicker than some of us realize, and you need to make sure that you are prepared. When it comes to prom dress shopping, you need to make sure you are shopping for something that will leave both you and your wallet happy.There are tons of online shops that give you gre... Read more »

Drafting Disaster

Drafting Disaster

Jason Ferris, Co-Editor
March 30, 2016
Filed under Arts, Entertainment, and Reviews, Community info, School News, Student Life, Top Stories

People often ask me why I write, why I spend hours digging through my imagination and finding the words to string a story together. I tell them that I have to and I’m not the only one. Within everyone is a story, an inner voice, and writing empowers people to listen to it. I know it sounds cliché... Read more »

Prepare for AP Exams!

Prepare for AP Exams!

Skylar Broome, Senior Staff Writer
March 15, 2016
Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

Wednesday, March 2nd was the last day to turn in your forms and order your AP tests - which leads to the question of: what next? The answer varies on which test and what kind of student you are; but the general consensus seems to be prepare early. It is likely your AP teachers have been constructing the year’... Read more »

Making This Spring Break the Best Yet

Making This Spring Break the Best Yet

Reagan Walker, Junior Staff Writer
March 11, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Raiders, listen up: spring break is almost here and some of you guys are trying to figure out the perfect idea for your one-of-a-kind spring break… lucky for you, I’ve got some great ideas that might help you to make up your mind. #1: Take the chance to get away. If you’ve always wanted to... Read more »

Finishing the Second Quarter

Finishing the Second Quarter

Hailey Springer, Junior Staff Writer
January 12, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle, School News, Student Life, Top Stories

As we all have made it back from winter break, we are slowly getting back into the grind of our everyday life. But we can’t be getting back into things too slowly, because the second quarter will be ending very soon. This means we will be in a hurry to get work turned in, or any extra credit to help... Read more »