The Raider Wire

The Importance Of Voting

Quillen McKinney, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018

In today’s political sphere it is more important than ever to vote, particularly in the younger generation. However, millennials are the ones not participating in elections, or if they do, they are counted as being less reliable voters than their elders. This age group, however, makes up 31 percent of...

NFL Players are Choosing to Kneel During National Anthem

It has always been a well known tradition to have a vocalist sing the National
Anthem while everybody in the stands and all the players stand with their hand over their heart.
Recently, it has become popular for football players to kneel in protest during the anthem, and it
has caused unrest all across America.

Abby Marks, Staff Writer

December 21, 2017

NFL players on teams from all over the country have been either locking arms with their team mates or kneeling during the National Anthem before the game. They are kneeling not to protest Trump or to disrespect veterans or our military, but to protest police brutality and oppression against African...

Why the Syrian Missile Strike is Trump’s Best Decision So Far

Why the Syrian Missile Strike is Trump’s Best Decision So Far

Jack Scott, Staff Writer

May 9, 2017

On Tuesday, April 4, Syrian government planes killed dozens of people in a sarin gas attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib. Two days later, the US responded in a surprising way: actually punishing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The USS Ross and USS Porter launched 59 tomahawk missiles onto...

Mount Rushmore Elected President

Mount Rushmore Elected President

Jack Scott, Staff Writer

January 5, 2017

In a surprise electoral upset, the American electorate seemingly became confused on Nov. 8 and voted en masse for Mount Rushmore. The mountain beat Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump by a large margin, winning 296 electoral votes to Trump’s 170 and Clinton’s 72. Rushmore did especially well in South...

The Past Eight Years: Accomplishments of President Obama

President Obama: 102nd Abraham Lincoln Association Annual Banquet. Crown Plaza Hotel,  Springfield, Illinois. President Obama has made many positive changes over the past eight years. His presidency is quickly coming to an end as he leaves the White House in January to president-elect Donald Trump.

Anna Anglin, Staff Writer

December 19, 2016

With the president-elect chosen, everyone seems to be focused on Donald Trump. Barack Obama, who has been occupying the White House since 2008, promised change – so here’s looking back at some of those changes as he nears the end of his presidency.   Became the First Black U.S Presi...

The Election: Is America headed for victory or defeat?

Various North students show their support of their favorite candidate. There is a wide variety of Trump, Hillary, and Neither supporters here at NFHS.

Lauryn Almand, Staff Writer

November 2, 2016

When the ballot for the 2016 Presidential Campaign was announced back in August 2015, The United States divided into a sea of controversy. Complaints bombarded each candidate as more citizens began forming strong opinions about each of them. As the year progressed, there were little to no positive conversations...

Former Portuguese P.M. Antonio Guterres to be U.N. Secretary General

Many advocacy groups looked to see a woman in the United Nations’ highest office, and there was no shortage of female contenders – seven of the 13 candidates were women – but in the end, Guterres won out. Women make up an increasing portion of the U.N. staff; 34.8 percent of the secretariat staff are women. Photo from

Jack Scott, Staff Writer

October 25, 2016

On Thursday, Oct. 6, the 15 members of the United Nations Security Council met in New York City and agreed that former Portuguese Prime Minister and former head of the U.N. High Commission for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, should succeed Ban-Ki-moon as the U.N. Secretary General. The choice was reaffirmed b...

USA Places Fourth at Paralympics

(From left to right) The “Mc-trio,” Amanda McGrory, Tatyana McFadden and Chelsea McClammer, won multiple medals for the women's 1500-meter T54. These athletes train and compete alongside one another (Photo from

JoAnn Ahn, News Editor

October 5, 2016

At the end of September, the 2016 Summer Paralympic Games winded down in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Over 160 countries participated in 528 medal events for 23 different sports- all competed by athletes with a large range of disabilities. Some disabilities include impaired muscle power, vision, range of...

More Refugees Coming to America in 2017

Syrian Refugees being held behind barbed wire for safety.

Emma Ray, Staff Writer

September 23, 2016

As of 2017 the Obama Administration will slowly start letting in more refugees. For over a year this has been a conflict the U.S. have been facing, whether or not let thousands of Refugees ranging from Africa, and Europe come to America. Many have been concerned over some of the refugees being...

September 11, 2001: Fifteen Years Later

This structure is one of the two memorials built in place of the Twin Towers in Manhattan, New York City.

Abby Marks, Staff Writer

September 14, 2016

Every American knows the history of Sept 11, 2001. It was a normal day for many, they went to work in New York City, entered the World Trade Center, and checked into their jobs. Around 8:45 on a bright Tuesday morning, American Airlines Boeing 767 crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center...

Olympics Over: Team USA Comes Out on Top

Michael Phelps (far right) poses next to Ryan Lochte and two other members of the gold-medal 4x200 meter freestyle relay foursome. The team beat Great Britain for first place by less than two seconds with a time of 7:00.26 (picture from Wikipedia).

Holley Murray, Staff Writer

September 14, 2016

It has been more than three weeks since the 2016 Summer Olympics kicked off in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with the Aug. 5 opening ceremony. The games came to a close in a remarkable closing ceremony on Aug. 21. Team USA’s athletes represented well in all events, ultimately coming out on top...

The Presidential Marathon

Canada’s most recent election, when voters ousted longtime-incumbent Stephen Harper, is the longest in the Great White North’s history. However, those eleven weeks pale in comparison to the quadrennial marathon that occurs south of the border.

Jack Scott, Staff Writer

January 14, 2016

On March 23, Texas Senator Ted Cruz became the first major candidate to announce a campaign for the presidency in 2016. Since then over 20 people have announced their intention to make it to the White House, and several have dropped out. It is a month before the primaries begin, yet there have been multiple...

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