The Raider Wire

The True Story Behind American Sniper

The photo above is from Kyle’s novel, ‘American Sniper.’ “Me and Taya, the love of my life and better half,” Kyle wrote. Chris Kyle was more than just a bronco rider from Texas or the deadliest sniper in U.S. history; he was a father, a husband, and a friend.(Photograph courtesy of Heather Hurt/Calluna Photography.)

Rhiannon Martin, Staff Writer

March 24, 2015

By now, everybody has either seen the new Bradley Cooper movie 'American Sniper' or at least heard bits and pieces of the true story behind the deadliest sniper in American history. Chris Kyle, who completed four tours in Iraq, had a confirmed kill rate of 160 out of a possible 255 kills. His statistics...

Ukraine Calls for 100,000 Men

Ben Bramblett, Staff Writer

February 9, 2015

Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine are asking to gain 100,000 men in support of their rebellion against Russia. Leader Alexander Zakharchenko called upon the Ukrainian Military, after about seven mortar fire battles from 31 January 2015, to 1 February 2015, to give him soldiers for his efforts against the Russian military. Zakharchenko said in an interview with BBC...

Nuclear Arsenal Blunders

Thirty-four Air Force officers in charge of launching nuclear weapons are suspected of cheating on proficiency tests.

Sam Dobrotka, Staff Writer

January 17, 2014

On January 15, the Air Force admitted that 34 officers in charge of nuclear missiles were suspended due to cheating on monthly proficiency tests. While there were monitored practice scenarios ensuring that the officers knew how to do their jobs, the cheating represented a lack of integrity. The US nu...

North’s Swim Team Kicks Up Waves

NFHS swimmer Owen Wickman gets into position on the starting blocks vs. Riverside Military Academy.

Lisa Couts, Guest Writer

December 13, 2013

The Swimming Raiders plunged into the Riverside Military Academy pool on Wednesday November 20th. The waves were kicked up when the girls 400 Freestyle Relay (Kaylyn Thomas SR, Elly Wagner SR, NicoleSullivan JR, and Rachel Sullivan FR) swam their hearts out in 3:32.60. This swift race gave the relay...

In Their Name: A Day of Honor

“Serving in the military is a privilege!” Major Kelly said.

Kasey Jo Reed, Staff Writer

November 11, 2013

Have you ever heard the phrase the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month? The majority of the people who have don't know that it originates from the signing of the armistice between the allied forces and Germany after World War I on November 11, 1918. President Wilson proclaimed the day as the...

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