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Marching on the field

Marching on the field

Organizations join together for annual Red White and Blue Review

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Sophomore steals the show once again

Sophomore steals the show once again

By Juan Villanueva | For over 20 years, VIA has sponsored the Youth Art Contest which gives students from grades K-12 the ability to draw out a different theme, given each year. This year, the theme was “Be a Safety Superhero in Our Community.” Once submissions were over in April, two students from every grade level […]

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DATA physics teacher to retire

DATA physics teacher to retire

By Clarizza Cuellar | After 22 years  of teaching, DATA physics teacher Alan Gnospelius is set to retire. Gnospelius has taught 16 years at Roosevelt/DATA and six years in two different schools. “The kids are great here I enjoy seeing them,” Gnospelius said. “We have a wonderful staff, and we always have great administration support.” Through […]

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ETA team qualifies for Team America Rocketry Challenge

ETA team qualifies for Team America Rocketry Challenge

By Gio Deprizio and Jesus Neuenfeldt | On April 3, an ETA rocketry team reached the qualifications for nationals for the Team America Rocketry Challenge. Out of 1000 students only 100 qualified for nationals, which will be held May 13 in Viriginia. The requirement was for the rocket to reach a minimal of 850ft and […]

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Features

Coming home: Philbrick returns to design in old neighborhood

Coming home: Philbrick returns to design in old neighborhood

Coming Home: various alumni have returned to teach or lead here at our campus. This is the third part story in this multi-part series. This is the story of DATA architecture teacher Katy Philbrick. By Juan Villanueva | While growing up, Katy Philbrick was always a quiet, hard-working person and still is. “I was a good child, I liked to […]

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Teachers share challenges of hearing loss

Teachers share challenges of hearing loss

By Kayla Rudd | Have you ever wondered what it would be like to teach while being hard of hearing? Some teachers know that feeling of teaching while either being hard of hearing or being part deaf. It’s not always an easy thing to cope with as a teacher. Both Chemistry/Forensics teacher Sarah Chandler and […]

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Travel, family top Rider bucket lists

Travel, family top Rider bucket lists

By Kayla Rudd | Time and life go on and on together as one. At some point through death of loved ones or our own health problems, we think of mortality. We all think of what we would like to do before we die. Here are some items on Rough Rider bucket lists. “I want to […]

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Science Teacher Carey Minchew Turns 12

Science Teacher Carey Minchew Turns 12

By Juan Villanueva | Carey Minchew is a one of a few who get to celebrate their birthday every four years, being a leapling. Despite the fact of being of being born on February 29, the loud, talkative and friendly science teacher says he feels no different nor does he ever miss out on his […]

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Sports

Riders to face Judson after victory against Clark

Riders to face Judson after victory against Clark

By Ana Calderon | Photo by Lesly Aguilar Coming off a victory against the Clark Cougars last week, the varsity football team is prepared to take on Judson tonight. Last Thursday Sept. 1, the Riders started off with a great first quarter, taking the lead 14-0. Fighting through the rain, the Riders pushed pushed their […]

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Track team set to compete at area

Track team set to compete at area

From Staff Reports | Twenty one students are slated to complete at the area track meet this week after placing in the top four at district competition last week. Josh Morgan placed first in Long Jump and second in Triple Jump. Leroy Giles placed third in Long Jump and second in the 200-Meter Dash. Bryson Carroll […]

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Boys make final preparation for playoff

Boys make final preparation for playoff

By Tia Crumley and Tionne Henderson

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Boys earn spot in playoffs

Boys earn spot in playoffs

From Staff Reports | After a 71-63 victory over Lee Monday night, the varsity boys basketball team have earned themselves their first playoff spot in 12 years. “It feels great to be in the playoffs,” Coach Chris Medina said. “Hard work and sticking to the program pays off in the end.” Finishing 6-6 in district, […]

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Entertainment

A New Magical Book and Why It’s Worth the Read

A New Magical Book and Why It’s Worth the Read

By AJ Ballard | It doesn’t matter if some people think Harry Potter is totally cool, or if they think it’s really lame. Everybody knows about the “Boy Who Lived,” so why not get to know the story of his children? Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is set nineteen years after Harry Potter and […]

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Instagram Introduces Stories

Instagram Introduces Stories

By Juan Villanueva | Snapchat, better known for allowing users to communicate using media such as pictures and film, viewable for up to 10 seconds, ran without competition for almost five years. The social media application which also allows users to post onto their story, now faces competition with Instagram. Last month, Instagram finally spiced things up […]

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Lights Out Proves Scary Fun

Lights Out Proves Scary Fun

By Desiree Flores | Hearts are racing, screams are getting louder and louder… Then, BOOM! You spill your popcorn and soda on the person next to you, and all because the lights went out. On July 22, in my opinion the best scary movie so far of 2016 came out to satisfied young teens. The […]

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Lucille Ball’s Legacy Lives On

Lucille Ball’s Legacy Lives On

By Juan Villanueva | Born in 1911, Lucille Ball is perhaps best remembered by her character of Lucy in old sitcoms such as I Love Lucy, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, Here’s Lucy, The Lucy show, and Life With Lucy, with these only being a few of many roles she played in during her full career. After her career took off during […]

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