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My wonder walker \\ Bringing down the mood with a heartfelt ballad and gentle guitar strums, sophomore Henry Walker performs “Wonder Wall” at the annual Pop Show May. 5. “Performing in front of an audience is pretty nerve-wracking, but once you’re on stage, your nerves begin to melt away,” Walker said.

Punk-rock, preppy, pop show

writer: Gloria Olajimi, Copy Editor
May 23, 2023
Girls just wanna have...books \\ From relaxing the mind to enlightening the soul, reading has numerous wellness benefits; however, the romanticization of the practice may impede those positive outcomes.

The girlypop is a bibliophile

writer: Gloria Olajimi, Copy Editor
May 15, 2023
Hand in hand \\ Singing the famous duet, Duo de Fleurs, seniors Lucy Ramirez and Carolyn Childrey perform at the talent show Mar. 22. Performing in the talent show was like showing off to people what we, the performers, could do,  Ramirez said. I also loved being able to get to know more people because of the different acts. I met my friend Antwon Anderson through the talent show over past years, and it really is just a fun thing to do if you want to put yourself out there.

Raider’s got talent

writer: Gloria Olajimi, Copy Editor
March 24, 2023
Seizing the moment \\ Belting out her finest soprano notes, junior Ellyse Joseph sings Les Berceaux for the Black is Beautiful showcase Feb. 19. I chose to sing Les Berceaux because I had a day to prepare something, and the track was free since a cappella choir is already learning it for UIL, Joseph said.

A tribute to african artistry

writer: Gloria Olajimi, Copy Editor
February 28, 2023
Spot the difference \\ The image to the left is a piece entitled “Baked to Perfection” created by junior Vivian Nguyen and to the right is the Manga-AI-converted version of the piece. “The hands and facial features are gone and everything is so blurred,” Nguyen said. “Even though it was only inspired by my work, not an exact copy, the AI version isn’t even a quality piece.”

Artist animosity

writer: Gloria Olajimi, Copy Editor
February 6, 2023
Grade school gunmen?

Grade school gunmen?

writer: Hannah Hansen, Editor-in-Chief
January 20, 2023
Real Raiders wear pink \\ Participating in the Pink Out game against North Garland, Nicole Soto interacts with the crowd as Rowdy the Raider. “I think that people should be more open to the idea of the cheerleaders and the mascot and join in on chants whenever they can, especially the easier ones, because our football players feed off of the crowd’s energy,” Soto said. The Raiders beat North Garland 47-26 Oct. 21.

Getting rowdy

writer: Maggie Volpi, Staff reporter
January 5, 2023
Winner, winner, chicken dinner \\ Calculus students Connor Nance, Caleb Beauchamp, Luke Orr, and Matthew Myers celebrate their first place win in The Quest

Quizzical questing

writer: Hannah Hansen, Editor-in-Chief
December 12, 2022
Before the football players run out of the tunnel, junior Ellie Eason dances in a victory line. getting to be apart of when the players run out on the field is one of my favorite parts, Eason said. Raiders defeated Wylie High 26-19.

Crosstown showdown

writer: Morgan Gore, Staff reporter
December 12, 2022
Apocalyptic Amateur \\ Self-proclaimed investigative journalist Graham Hancocks new Netflix docuseries is problematic and spreads dangerous misinformation.

Absurd apocalypse assumptions

writer: Hannah Hansen, Editor-in-Chief
December 9, 2022
Strike a pose \\ After weeks of auditioning, the 2022-2023 Wylie East Dance Company performs at their first showcase Dec 3. We perform a wide area of styles from modern, jazz, and ballet to hip-hop, junior Jade Banks (center) said.

Show them what you got

writer: Gloria Olajimi, Copy Editor
December 8, 2022
To hell and back \\ Watching over the Humanities II sixth period student’s project, a life-size depiction of Satan towers over the ninth circle of hell. In Dante’s interpretation of hell, Satan has three heads and is half-way stuck in ice.

Into the Inferno

writer: Maggie Volpi, Staff reporter
December 1, 2022
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