The Raider Review

Learning vs Passing

Zsyrii Ennis, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 2, 2018

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According to Merriam-Webster's dictionary, school is defined as "an institution for the teaching of children." In my previous years in school, I believed that school prepared me by teaching me lessons I would one day need in the...

Why Celebrate Christmas?

Why Celebrate Christmas?

December 11, 2017

Why Celebrate Thanksgiving?

Why Celebrate Thanksgiving?

November 21, 2017

Ask Zsyrii: Rushing Love

Zsyrii Ennis, Co-Editor in Chief

November 20, 2017

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Dear Zsyrii, Why do we rush relationships? My friend - let's call her Nancy - breaks up with a person and then replaces them within the next month. She thinks she is in love, but she is not - she throws the word around too...

#TakeAKnee: When First Amendment Rights Apply to Only 77% of the Country’s Population

Dayana Foster, Managing Editor

November 16, 2017

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According to the commonly quoted First Amendment of the Constitution, American citizens are granted the right to peacefully assemble and to petition the government when they feel wronged - all without government intervention.  They are giv...

Gun Enthusiast for Gun Control

Ethan Philpott, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 15, 2017

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For starters, guns don’t kill people, people do. I am a firm believer of this statement. Based on the gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety, each year in America about 33,945 people are killed by guns on average. Accident or...

Opinion: Colorism in the Black Community Needs to Cease

Londyn Mason, Opinion Editor

November 14, 2017

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Colorism has been around for decades. People in the United States can trace it all the way back to slavery when rape by the masters and white overseers led to the birth of light-skinned slaves. In certain situations they were treated worse than darker skinned slaves but at the same time th...

Opinion: Stop Cultural Appropriation and Over-Sexualization of Halloween Costumes

Londyn Mason, Opinion Editor

October 24, 2017

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It's October!! One of my favorite months. Everything spooky is in the air, I can feel it. I don't trick or treat anymore , but I do like to partake in visiting haunted attractions. For you kids who still enjoy dressing up and...

Opinion: Focus on Homework in High School Decreases

Zsyrii Ennis, Co-Editor in Chief

October 16, 2017

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The necessity of homework in high school has often been a debate. With the new Prince George's County grading policy, homework is no longer a high percentage of your grade. English and Math classes are weighted at 10%,  Science...

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