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 »

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 »

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 »

The Bird

The Bird

Jason Ferris, Editor
March 11, 2016
Filed under Arts, Entertainment, and Reviews, Movie, Op/Ed, Top Stories

When the opening credits of Deadpool rolled up on the big screen, we all knew this would change the nature of the superhero film or put Fox $58 million in the hole. We’ll call the opening credits self-deprecating and leave it at that. To the delight of Fox, Deadpool’s R rating of nude scenes and middl... Read more »

Multiple Choice…More Like Multiple Failure

Multiple Choice…More Like Multiple Failure

Jason Ferris, Editor
March 2, 2016
Filed under Op/Ed, School News, Top Stories

Multiple choice: for some it is a dreaded game of luck and for others it is a chance to guess. For those of you who excel at this game of Russian roulette, you must not be taking any English classes. People moan at essays and short answer questions but are they as challenging as people making them out to be... Read more »

Can’t Buy Me Love (Okay, Well…)

Can’t Buy Me Love (Okay, Well…)

Casey Bacon, Co-Editor
February 23, 2016
Filed under Op/Ed, Top Stories

Walking into any store on the 13th of February, a shopper is practically guaranteed to encounter heart-shaped, gaudy displays, shelves raided but for a few forlorn candy boxes, the remnants of the dozens of bouquets that were sold out a day before, and check-out lines teeming with patrons, their bas... Read more »

Gods Among Men

Gods Among Men

Jason Ferris, Co-Editor
February 23, 2016
Filed under Arts, Entertainment, and Reviews, Op/Ed, Top Stories

After the 58th iteration of the Grammy’s dazzled people with the red carpet last week, viewers are again left to question why they subject themselves to this system of superiority. We watch these entertainment moguls grace the stage with their weepy pats on the back. We watch these gods among men c... Read more »

Leonardtown’s Literary Magazine: Lip Service Until Now

Leonardtown’s Literary Magazine: Lip Service Until Now

Jason Ferris, Co-Editor
February 14, 2016
Filed under Arts, Entertainment, and Reviews, School News, Top Stories

We have sports teams and a thespian society, a Spanish club, French club, Chinese club, National Honor Society, Computer Bowl, Art Honor Society, even a BBQ club: but where’s our literary magazine? That is the question I asked myself when I embarked on my capstone project for Leonardtown’s Global and ... Read more »