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Arts Education

Arts Education

Katie Harrill, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Imagine art students using paint with such poor quality that you are almost able to peel it off the canvas. Imagine using paint brushes that have lost all of their bristles and now resemble small, dried-out, pine straw brooms. Imagine choir kids with no risers to perform on and performing arts students...

How To Choose Your College Major

How To Choose Your College Major

Marvin Cruz, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

If you intend to earn a professional degree after High School, you will probably need certain courses or prerequisites Some colleges ask you to list your expected major on your college application--although "undecided" is usually an option but do not require you to declare a definitive degree until later...

How Animals Can Help Students Relieve Stress

How Animals Can Help Students Relieve Stress

Kana Mullee, Staff Writer

March 29, 2019


Filed under Editorial/Opinion

A survey by the American Psychological Association found that 45 percent of teens said they were stressed by school pressures. There are a lot of things about school that stresses  teenagers out including homework and getting into a good college.   Because of this, students are constantly loo...

A Step-by-Step Guide to Prom for First-Timers

A Step-by-Step Guide to Prom for First-Timers

Blaise Rayburn, Literature Editor

March 28, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase, The Raider Flatline (North's Satirical News)

With prom season upon us, the Raider Wire has compiled a step-by-step guide for first-time prom attendees of everything you absolutely have to do in order for you and your social life to survive prom.   Step One: Planning You should always start thinking about what you will do for pro...

Why Seniors Should NOT Take IE2 Before College

Why Seniors Should NOT Take IE2 Before College

Marvin Cruz, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Senior year is the last hurdle before students go off to participate in college, and most students wish to take it easy for their last year of high school. One of the options that rising seniors have is IE2 (Investing in Educational Excellence), which allows seniors to remove one to three classes from ...

Why You Should NOT Listen To Music While Studying

Why You Should NOT Listen To Music While Studying

Marvin Cruz, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Most people know that studying is one of the hardest aspects of school for students. Although studying is difficult, there are many ways to increase a student’s ability to study materials. For instance, students can chew a specific gum flavor while studying and then chew the same flavor right as t...

Generation Z: Generation Z Faces A Dilemma; Stay the Same, or Change the World

Generation Z: Generation Z Faces A Dilemma; Stay the Same, or Change the World

Katie Harrill, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Each generation has their own set of strengths and weaknesses that can be traced back to them. Somehow Generation Z, or our current generation,  has been linked to a larger list of weaknesses than past generations. What gives Generation Z its unfavorable image? Why do other generations get to decide...

Negative Body and Self-Images Are Not Helping Anyone

Negative Body and Self-Images Are Not Helping Anyone

Kana Mullee, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Imagine yourself looking in the mirror to see your reflection and not being happy with it. Unfortunately, this is the reality for many teens everywhere. Body image is how and what a person thinks and feels about their body. This image includes how a person wished their body looked, which may or may...

The Reason Behind the Super Bowl’s Lackluster Halftime

Cassidee Jackson, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

On Feb. 3, the nation’s annual Super Bowl took place in the Mercedes Benz Stadium, with the New England Patriots facing off against the Los Angeles Rams. For many Americans, the highlight of each Super Bowl is not the actual game but the commercials and halftime performance by popular musicians. This year...

President Trump’s Twitter Account Has Officially Been Confiscated

President Trump’s Twitter Account Has Officially Been Confiscated

Kana Mullee, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

On Thursday, Jan. 27, Twitter released a statement officially announcing that Donald Trump’s account had been removed and that he was banned from ever making an account on the social media outlet ever again. The reason given was that they were “done up with the president being mean and rude o...

The Art of Conversation

The Art of Conversation

Katie Harrill, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

It is sad, really. It is sad that for us, the act of conversing with someone is a scary thought. Instead of actually speaking face to face, we would prefer cowering behind the safety of our screens. We would rather use emojis than show our actual emotions because using emojis is safer. Who can tell w...

The Toll That Self-Diagnosis Takes on Mental Illness

The Toll That Self-Diagnosis Takes on Mental Illness

Blaise Rayburn, Literature Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

In the age of WebMD and online quizzes, hypochondriacs are thriving. But the realm of digital self-diagnostic tools not only covers physical illness but has also expanded to encompass any mental ailment under the sun. Online resources such as sites like Psych Central, a website full of self-assessment quizzes that gauge your likelih...

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