The Raider Wire

Puerto Rico Crushed by Hurricane Aftermath

The streets of Puerto Rico’s capital, San Juan, were once crowded with tourists for most of the year, but now the city lays mostly emptied of tourists.  The island has struggled to right itself in the wake of the two hurricanes which hit it hard in September of this year.

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor

November 6, 2017

It has been almost two months since Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck Puerto Rico, and the island continues to flail in the aftermath of those storms.  There has been drastic decline in the Puerto Rican economy and 80 percent of its population is still without electricity.  Water is contaminated in...

Lower Ninth Ward

People roam the streets of Downtown New Orleans, Louisiana enjoying the day before the afternoon storm.

Erin Dickman, Social Media Manager

February 10, 2015

Everything was calm in the outskirts of New Orleans. The weeds in between the cracked pavement were enjoying their day, standing tall, and the clouds lethargically lay out in front of the sun. Tiana enjoyed August due to the unpredictable weather- it was the only aspect of New Orleans that she ever enjoyed....

Typhoon Haiyan

President Obama offers his condolences and prayers to the Philippines on Thursday

Sam Dobrotka, Staff Writer

November 15, 2013

On Friday November 8, Typhoon Haiyan struck the central Philippines. By the following Friday, the death toll had risen to 3,621 with another 1,140 people missing. The typhoon damaged much of the infrastructure in the areas hardest hit, resulting in fears that there will be a major spread of disease d...

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