The Raider Wire


A knock at the door shook him from his stupor in front of the television, and as he stood, scraping his feet slowly along the floor, several bottles clinked in protest.  A man in a black suit stood waiting for him.

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor

May 19, 2017

Jerry was a fidgety man with a face that made people nervous to look at--not because it was intimidating by any means, but because of a characteristic twitching of the corner of his mouth at odd intervals.  He was short and balding, although with the amount of time he spent fixing his hair each morn...

Age Is But a Number

The amount of years poured into one cause, just one cause, adds up to a number. Age works the same way; it adds up to a number, just a number.

Julie Day, Staff Writer

September 4, 2015

Everyone ages through time, yet old age is considered to be taboo. Why is there an inequality associated with aging? At 67 years old, Mary Pitts did not believe in the word retirement. She was insistent on working, as she did not have the funds to retire, but money was not the only factor keeping...

All Who Are Weary and Burdened

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Perri Rabbitt, Staff Writer

March 17, 2015

I have felt down lately: mixed up, not myself. I have felt so many things at once that overflow and overwhelm me, and then I have felt nothing. In the midst of the whirlwind of frustration and blank minds, I have been crowded with thoughts I couldn’t get rid of more quickly. I have felt anger at the...

SOS Venezuela

What a beautiful place for rebellion to catch fire.

Bim Peacock, Staff writer

March 4, 2014

As battles between Middle Eastern countries continue to ignite, rebellions in the Ukraine catch fire, and turmoil begins to spark within Eastern Asia, life would seem to go on peacefully in the western hemisphere. Venezuela, however, has seen restless citizens in the past few months as protests and demonstrations have become more prominent. Following the roadside m...

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