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...

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...


Expectations can be healthy or crushing. Obsessive thought and restricting criticism can engage someone to completely shut down. Letting go of control is freeing. I have realized that striving to be the best me is the greatest thing I can do.

Perri Rabbitt, Staff Writer

December 19, 2014

I gasped for air, realizing that there were two hands around my neck, clenching, pulsing. They would squeeze so tight sometimes. Sometimes they would squeeze so tightly that I realized there was no open passage for air to enter and quench my craving. This was a time like that, lasting longer than any...

Alba Gu Bràth and The Case for Scottish Independence

In the weeks leading up to the September 18 independence referendum, a wave of Scottish nationalism gripped the country. Scottish pride has always existed, and has been used as a tool by both the Yes and No campaigns to win over voters. The Scottish flag has been hoisted in places all over Scotland, and has even been used by Catalonian protesters in Spain to signify their desire for an independence vote.

Jack Scott, Staff Writer

October 28, 2014

On Thursday, September 18, nearly 85% of the Scottish population voted on whether or not Scotland would become an independent country. Just over half the population voted to reject independence, ensuring Scotland would remain a part of the United Kingdom. The vote inspired separatists in other countries to pu...

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