The Raider Wire

A Letter to the Closed-Minded

This photo emphasizes the unification of two people from two different races. They are able to come together without thinking about their different ethnicities or races.

Kayla Salemi, Opinion Editor

March 28, 2016

Dear Society, Who do you think you are? The burdens you put on young people’s mind will cause this world to self-destruct. I was walking down the hallways when a Muslim girl walked passed me, yet I did not think anything of it until I heard people gasp behind me. I heard one person whisper, “She’s...

We Have Our Reasons

Culture is not just where one lives, what school one goes too, or who one praises. There are also little things like one’s hair that often gets left out of the mix. We cannot just throw our hair up into a pony tail or “messy” bun. The majority of us requiring a combination time, patience, hair products, combs and a silk bonnet to use on a daily bases with our hair. People look at us with strange faces when we wear our natural hair, but then we get scolded when we put wigs on or weaves in. We should be comfortable in whatever we decide to do with our hair and our body, it is our choice after all.

Kayla Salemi, Staff Writer

May 7, 2015

The other day I was sitting at lunch with my friends, talking about my African American hair. I should not have been surprised at all when a million questions began to shoot my way about my hair. Ew, you don’t wash your hair every day? Why I your hair so curly? Can I touch it? What do you put in it?...

We Are Classified By Our Color

It should not matter the color of our skin, it should not matter the curliness of our hair. We are human beings, and deserve equal respect as anyone of any other race does. We weren’t born hating someone because they are not the same shade, we are taught. We are faced with lies, and trickery in society that black is bad and evil; white is good and pure.

Kayla Salemi, Staff Writer

May 4, 2015

We are shamed because of our skin You act like it’s a deadly sin We are written down, simple words in history Although there is no mystery From where we came But who is really to blame We are classified by our color Not allowed to love another Our wild curls, our poofy hair But...

You Know My Name, But Not My Story

This photo symbolizes how much a black person is belittled in this school. The black pawn is surrounded by off-white Queens, displaying how vulnerable we, as young black people, feel in a world where white is representative of power. White symbolizes innocence, purity, and all things good while black symbolizes dark, evil, and all things bad. I think not.

Kayla Salemi, Staff Writer

March 24, 2015

I am different. I am a rare specimen in the myriad of milky skinned men and women. I am the odd ball in this game of life. I can feel the stares on me when I go out with my family. My brother and I are not like the rest of our siblings. My family is most definitely not like most families. I come from...

Simple Charity Hosts H2O 5k for Kenya

Simple Charity is hosting a H2O 5k on Saturday, March 28 starting at 7:15 am at North Forsyth Middle School. Register and make a difference for global poverty.

JoAnn Ahn, Staff Writer

March 23, 2015

Calling all runners! Simple Charity and Just One: Africa, non-profit organizations for global poverty, are partnering up and hosting a 5k and Fun Run on the morning of Saturday, March 28 at North Forsyth Middle School. Simple Charity is a Christian club at NFHS that hopes to “punch poverty in the face,”...

Rider Reality

Mila (horse) flies over a 2’6 vertical.

Natalie Wilson, Staff Writer

February 28, 2014

It’s the beginning of the year and we are all handed one of the ever-so-predictable “All About You!” sheets with the little cartoon in the top left corner and a line for our names on the right, as if we forgot where over the summer where we are supposed to label our papers. Mindlessly, I shoot...

Getting to Know Kaylyn Thomas

Kaylyn Thomas prepares for battle behind the diving blocks at the 2013 State Championships.

Jack Dalmolin, Staff Writer

November 11, 2013

Kaylyn Thomas tore through the water, crushing her opponents’ dreams with each stroke. Determination flooded through every muscle in her body, numbing the lactic acid with adrenaline. One goal filled her mind: medaling. All of the hard weeks of training were about to pay off. Kaylyn finished strong...

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