The Raider Wire


I wake up from another long winter, and I step into the light. I have been waiting for this moment for so long.

Austin McIntosh, Staff Writer

March 23, 2016

My life in the winter is still and cold. The ground and the walls are always so dark. I do this year after year, as I grow old. My whole life has been spent is this nice park.   As I wake up from another sleep, I crawl outside and rejoice in the light. I see the trees, and I...

Wraith of the Riverstone Reel

Wraith of the Riverstone Reel

Bim Peacock, Literature Editor

January 14, 2016

Listen closely, dearest child, but surely not to me.  Listen to that breeze that blows every autumn from the hilltop, that catches your hat and plucks it from your feather hair.  It is not the wind that whistles among the streets, dear child; listen closer.  Yes, you hear it, do you not?  Hear the...


Mother Nature sings a lullaby for her children

Raicheal Havins, News Editor

November 20, 2015

Shadows dance, choreographed by flames. Smoke flicks up into the night, towards oblivion. The pyre, the gloom, the burnish. Sun and Moon struggle for dominance in the dawning sky. Clouds drift on past, heavy with their tears. Earth rumbles and rolls over to continue her slumber. The...

Glow-in-the-Dark Stars

 “And everyone is smiling for me. No one’s crying. Everything is black but not in a scary way.”
Photo used with permission from Leilani Gibbons.

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer

October 20, 2015

My room is covered in glow-in-the-dark stars, and when I get scared of dying, I imagine myself being absorbed into a black hole and refuting existence. I imagine my body combusting into stardust so that I can disperse into space. I imagine myself compressing the folds of my body into an orb of gaseous...

Golden-Eyed Paradise

“Wind blows softly through her sleek, dark hair...”

Grace Hanks, Staff Writer

April 24, 2015

Her touch is a sign, that she knows I am here. her smile is a reminder, of how much she cares.   Her laugh is a melody, like the tinkling of chimes.   Her love, her heart, her soul, I Know, are all mine, as mine are hers.   Wind blows softly through...


You left me in a likeness of your image; growing and growing and gruesome. 
Painting by yours truly.

Savannah Keith, Poetry Editor

April 17, 2015

Even in this hindering state A perplexed deal of corrosion I can still taste you, barley leaves With the traces of thyme and ocean. There is an itching in my fingers To their tip twined intercepts And in them, I only feel you, The thorny crowns around your neck The way they sink into your chi...

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....

Finding Happiness

Clover sets out in search of happiness; she does not know where to find it, but she will do whatever she needs to do to finally be happy again.

Lea DiMatteo, Art Editor

December 19, 2014

Clover was always a quiet person; she did not like to interact with people, and she did not like to be in one place for a long time. Her hair always fell right into place even though she never brushed it. Her body cavity was shrinking, you could see every vein in her arms, and her eyes seemed to sink...

Cloudy Over Georgia

The northern mountains of Georgia are a spectacular sight no matter what type of weather covers them. Despite the heavy wind, light cloud cover, and forty degree temperature, the view over Georgia still demands appreciation.

Ben Strube, Online Design Editor

April 8, 2014

Lost Spirit

The world reaches far beyond the bounds that any word could capture.  Out there, out in the wilderness, or even just within the walls of a foreign, exotic city lay the answers to all of life’s struggles.

Bim Peacock, Staff Writer

March 21, 2014

Let’s go play video games!  Let’s watch TV all day!  Let’s read a book about a pointless made up world similar to ours!  Let’s sit inside and rot away in the darkness! What has our culture come to?  Humans were born to trek across the world and witness the miracles of the universe.  Yet...

Living in North Georgia

In the heat of an outdoor tennis match in Windermere Subdivision, two young men talk strategy and regroup for their second set of doubles.

Sam Perryman, Staff Writer

January 22, 2014

Georgia is one of the most magical states in America. The wide range of climates and terrain give it beautiful scenery no matter which region you find yourself in, and the communities of genuinely happy southerners are surely the some of the most interesting in the South. In the northern half of the Peac...

Fabulous Fall Photography – DIY

Fabulous Fall Photography - DIY

Jessica Prouty, Staff Writer

December 13, 2013

The fall season has arrived and is now in full bloom! As we work our way into the many holidays, with people hustling and bustling about, we begin preparation for the impending winter to come. However, the week before Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to stop, unwind, and take in the world around us....

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