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Letter from the Editor: Welcome Back, Raiders

Letter from the Editor: Welcome Back, Raiders

Casey Bacon, Senior Editor

September 10, 2015

Welcome back, Leonardtown Raiders! Here we are again: back to the early A.M. alarms; the scrambling to make the 8 o’clock bell; the catching up with old friends in the hallways and making new ones in classes; the nerves before the big game, bigger audition, standing up for that oral presentation, ...

What Are Graduating Seniors Going to Miss About Being Kids?

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Abigail Crosby, Senior Student Life Writer

May 17, 2012

On May 31st at 6:00 PM, Leonardtown High School’s class of 2012 will graduate and begin a new chapter in their lives. They will join the work force, start college, or do both, and will begin to learn how to live on their own and think for themselves. Most are excited for the upcoming opportunity...

What Grinds Our Gears

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Liam McNamara and Joey Williams, Junior Op. Ed. Writers

May 17, 2012

As the school year winds down with the end of AP testing and finals, an attitude of apathy seeps into the students and staff of Leonardtown. Signs of summer tantalize us with temptations of class outside and weekend barbecues by the pool. Whimsical daydreams quickly turn to frustration as we realize...

Oh High School

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Cassie Osvatics, Senior Op. Ed. Writer

May 15, 2012

My senior year is just about over, and like many seniors, I’m extremely excited. Spoiler alert! In years to come, high school won’t matter. It’s shocking, I know, but it’s true. Yes, your grades will have mattered for college and college matters for your future so, in essence high school...


Jenna Hall and Sydney Mooney, Sophomore and Junior Sports Writers

May 15, 2012

This spring season has been good for all teams, and the spring play-offs bring mixed emotions as seniors take a good hard look at their high school sports season, and take their last steps on the field. As under classmen have the joy of spending the seniors last time with them, while looking forward...

Parents and Their Noisy Kids

Shelby Quade and Kyle Guice, Sophomore Op. Ed. Writers

May 15, 2012

You know what really annoys us? When we’re out having a nice meal at a restaurant with our families, and all you hear is someone’s kid whining. Nothing aggravates us more than that. Parents, if you know your child is not old enough to behave in a public place or that they don’t know how to behave...

Chronicle – Not What You’d Expect

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Elisa Mattingly, Sophomore Reviews Writer

February 28, 2012

When you are going in to see the movie Chronicle, you are expecting an exciting action movie with tons of destruction centered around three teenage boys who were mysteriously given super powers. This is what you get, but with so much more. Chronicle is an intense action movie with surprising depth. The movie ...

Taking Back Sunday Takes it Back!

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Taylor Steingold, Arts and Entertainment Reviews Writer

December 12, 2011

“When I let you down, look past your doubt. Just, please, please, don’t lose faith in me.” Yes! The punk rock stars of the band Taking Back Sunday are back! They are back with a new vigorous album and attitude to succeed farther with their “good old” passionate band. Starting with the return...

What does it take to get over heartbreak?

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Taylor Steingold, Sophomore Arts and Entertainment Reviews Writer

December 8, 2011

What does it take to get over heartbreak? Standing tall, Singer/songwriter/ Pianist/Guitarist/performer Christina Perri intuitively knows the answer, as her successful newest album Lovestrong takes off. This album is a true, healing, 5 star reviver. Every song on the album is originated by she, herself....

Immortals Review

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Gabby Tancredi, Sophomore Arts and Entertainment Reviews Writer

November 29, 2011

Like Greek gods, myths and ancient war? Then you should put Immortals on your list of movies to see! Directed by Tarsem Singh and starring Henry Cavill as Theseus, Freida Pinto as sibylline oracle, and Mickey Rourke as the Power-hungry King Hyperion, this is a movie about a power hungry king who will...

Harry Potter Casts His Final Spell

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Elisa Mattingly, Reviews Writer

November 28, 2011

Millions everywhere are heavyhearted with the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 and the end to the series many grew up with and adored. It is bittersweet watching the movie and realizing that never again will you experience the excitement and wand-induced action that only Harry, R...

Blink 182’s Neighborhoods

Blink 182's Neighborhoods

Shelby Quade, Sophomore Arts and Entertainment Reviews Writer

November 9, 2011

“I can't get my feet up off the edge, I kinda like the little rush you get when you're standing close to death” Blink-182 is back with their sixth studio album Neighborhoods, released on September 27, 2011. Neighborhoods is Blink’s first album in eight years, following an “indefinite hiatus...

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