• Shyamalan pulls himself together for “Split”

    Shyamalan pulls himself together for “Split”

    Elijah Levy, Raider Times staff

    January 20, 2017

        “Split” is the newest thriller from the once-proclaimed master himself, M. Night Shyamalan.     Way before he was known as the guy with the outlandish twists, he was called the next Spielberg, a title he has yet to live up to. I say this because other than about 2-3 of his films, t... READ MORE »»

    James McAvoy is a menacing figure in M. Night Shyamalan's "Split," starring as a man with multiple personality disorder.

    Raider Times photo / Courtesy Universal Studios

  • Laura Osnes: A small town girl with big dreams

    Laura Osnes: A small town girl with big dreams

    Aiden Carroll, Raider Times staff

    January 19, 2017

    Everyone has a dream when they are little of who or what they want to be when they grow up, whether it’s dancing, cooking, singing, teaching, etc. For two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, she has had the dream of being on Broadway since the age of 5. The room inside Farkas Hall, located at Harv... READ MORE »»

    Broadway star Laura Osnes (left) poses with a Raider Times reporter after a recent interview at Harvard University.

    Raider Times photo / Aiden Carroll

  • Mark Wahlberg strives to get it right in “Patriots Day”

    Mark Wahlberg strives to get it right in “Patriots Day”

    Ruby Cohen and Katherine Lawn

    January 12, 2017

        Peter Berg’s new film “Patriots Day” has gained attention nationwide, but especially locally  due to the film being based on the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.    With the events that followed the bombings taking place in Watertown, and a portion of the movie being filmed here, it c... READ MORE »»

    Filmmakers and participants in the events surrounding the Boston Marathon bombings -- including (from left) former Boston police commissioner Ed Davis, Watertown police sergeant Jeff Pugliese, director Peter Berg, FBI special agent Richard DesLauriers, actor Mark Wahlberg, and Boston police commissioner Billy Evans -- came together on Dec. 15, 2016, for a press conference to promote the new film "Patriots Day" at the Intercontinental Hotel in Boston.

  • “Passengers” a marvel to the eye

    “Passengers” a marvel to the eye

    Destiny Santalucia, Raider Times staff

    December 21, 2016

    In all the recent space movies, the visual effects are breathtaking, which, the space fanatic that I am, I cannot get enough of. I was delighted to find that “Passengers” is no exception with vivid shots of the stars and captivating technology. But, as with all the others, it followed the same basic plot: A ... READ MORE »»

    Chris Pratt (left) and Jennifer Lawrence star in "Passengers".

    Raider Times photo / Courtesy Sony Pictures

  • MØ shows how it’s done

    MØ shows how it’s done

    Tatum Lee, Raider Times staff

    December 19, 2016

    Danish singer MØ and opening act Grace Mitchell performed at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston on Dec. 2 and their concert was absolutely amazing.   Since MØ has become a well-known musician, it’s very surprising to see her performing at a small venue like the Paradise Rock Club.  Her fans definitely enjoyed having an intimate jam session rather than bein... READ MORE »»

    MØ performs at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston on Dec. 2, 2016.

    Raider Times photo / Tatum Lee

  • Big opportunities await at University of Michigan

    Big opportunities await at University of Michigan

    Honor Petrie, Raider Times staff

    December 19, 2016

    I spent a recent weekend in Ann Arbor visiting the University of Michigan. On the September Saturday when I visited, the Big House -- the nickname of the football stadium -- was the epicenter of all school spirit, and everyone in town was headed to the stadium. With nearly 110,000 seats, the Big House is the bigges... READ MORE »»

    The University of Michigan football stadium in Ann Arbor holds nearly 110,00 people and is the second-largest stadium in the world.

    Raider Times photo / Honor Petrie

  • How can “Rogue One” be so good and also disappointing?

    How can “Rogue One” be so good and also disappointing?

    Elijah Levy, Raider Times staff

    December 14, 2016

    “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” the newest entry in the greatest franchise in cinematic history, Isn’t amazing. Don't get me wrong, this direct prequel to “A New Hope” isn't Episode 1 or 2 bad, but don't expect Episode 4 or 5. Now when I say that this isn't an amazing film, I'm in no way tr... READ MORE »»

    Raider Times photo / Courtesy Walt Disney

  • “This wasn’t the movies”

    “This wasn’t the movies”

    Heidi Rush, Raider Times staff

    December 13, 2016

    “This is how I am going to die,” thought Sergeant John MacLellan.  Many police officers thought about this in Watertown during the night of April 19, 2013. The intense look on Sergeant MacLellan's face captivated the audience, especially when he described when Tamerlan Tsarnaev was mortally... READ MORE »»

    Sergeant John MacLellan (right) talks about the events of April 19, 2013, during a visit to Watertown High School on March 10, 2014. Watertown Police Lieutenant James O'Connor is at left.

  • Northeast Comic Con: A place for nerds galore!

    Northeast Comic Con: A place for nerds galore!

    Helen Gjino and Saron Nebiye

    December 4, 2016

    The annual Northeast Comic Con is a place for artwork and comics with themes gravitating toward fantasy and the superhero universe. It is a place for people to meet other fans -- and hopefully even meet famous people they love. The NECC is again being held at the Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington, 20 ... READ MORE »»

    Sean Gunn of "Guardians of the Galaxy" (left) and Lew Temple of "The Walking Dead" take a moment to pose for fans during the Northeast Comic Con at Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington, Mass., on Dec. 3, 2016.

  • STAR program a success in any language

    STAR program a success in any language

    Artur Sedrakyan, Raider Times staff

    December 1, 2016

       The STAR program is about Students Taking Active Roles in their learning.    Helda Shirinian is an ELL (English Language Learner) teacher at Cunniff Elementary School in Watertown, who started the free after-school program three years ago. Each and every student of hers has different backg... READ MORE »»

    Helda Shirinian (third from left) leads the STAR program for ELL students three times a week after school at Cunniff Elementary in Watertown, Mass.

    Raider Times photo / Artur Sedrakyan

Shyamalan pulls himself together for “Split”

Shyamalan pulls himself together for “Split”

Elijah Levy, Raider Times staff

    “Split” is the newest thriller from the once-proclaimed master himself, M. Night Shyamalan.     Way before he was known as the guy with the outlandish twists, he was called the next Spielberg, a title ...  Read More »

Jan 20

Laura Osnes: A small town girl with big dreams

Laura Osnes: A small town girl with big dreams

Aiden Carroll, Raider Times staff

Everyone has a dream when they are little of who or what they want to be when they grow up, whether it’s dancing, cooking, singing, teaching, etc. For two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, she has had the dream of being ...  Read More »

Jan 19

Mark Wahlberg strives to get it right in “Patriots Day”

Mark Wahlberg strives to get it right in “Patriots Day”

Ruby Cohen and Katherine Lawn

    Peter Berg’s new film “Patriots Day” has gained attention nationwide, but especially locally  due to the film being based on the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.    With the events that followed the bom...  Read More »

Jan 12

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  • MØ shows how it’s done December 19, 2016
  • How can “Rogue One” be so good and also disappointing? December 14, 2016

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Bake sale helps buy medical supplies a world away

WHS Armenian Club

The Armenian Club at Watertown High School is in its fifth year of fund-raising for the Armenia Medical Care Project. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this, we ha...  Read More »

Jan 19

Watertown High School announces first-term honor roll

Raider Times staff

First term, 2016-2017 NINTH GRADE, high honors David Abrahamyan, Anna Aiello, Antoni Calisir, Antonina Carton, Liam Carvajal-Janke, Brittany Catsoulis, Lila Cherry-German...  Read More »

Dec 9

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Northeast Comic Con: A place for nerds galore!

Northeast Comic Con: A place for nerds galore!

Helen Gjino and Saron Nebiye

The annual Northeast Comic Con is a place for artwork and comics with themes gravitating toward fantasy and the superhero universe. It is a place for people to meet other ...  Read More »

Dec 4

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News in brief from Watertown High

Coats for Kids needs your help! The annual Coats for Kids drive is going on at Watertown Middle School -- and Watertown High School is helping, too! Winter coats and jack...  Read More »

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Big opportunities await at University of Michigan

Big opportunities await at University of Michigan

Honor Petrie, Raider Times staff

I spent a recent weekend in Ann Arbor visiting the University of Michigan. On the September Saturday when I visited, the Big House -- the nickname of the football stadium -- w...  Read More »

Dec 19

Visit to India offers a discoveries like nowhere else

Visit to India offers a discoveries like nowhere else

September 23, 2016

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Northeast Comic Con: A place for nerds galore!

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Helen Gjino and Saron Nebiye

The annual Northeast Comic Con is a place for artwork and comics with themes gravitating toward fantasy and the superhero universe. It is a place for people to meet other ...  Read More »

Dec 4

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“Senioritis” is a silent killer

Cris Patvakanian, Raider Times staff

We’ve finalized our resumes, sent out applications, and crossed our fingers that the admissions board at College XYZ finds us perfectly qualified. But what now? The way I see it there are three paths left on our academic jour...  Read More »

Jan 28

A eulogy for Free Time

Shannon Murphy, Raider Times staff

I stand before you today to pay my respects and to say goodbye to my recently departed fried, My Free Time. On a recent Monday, this valuable and irreplaceable part of my life was taken away from me. It passed away as soon...  Read More »

Jan 28

Turning off the technology is a powerful feeling

Sarah Greim, Raider Times staff

    Technology. A blessing? A curse? Or something in between? The recent increase in technology usage can be seen in different lights. Some may see their blessed iPhone as a beacon of light. It is something to wrap...  Read More »

Dec 14

Frame of Reference — editorial cartoons

Frame of Reference — editorial cartoons

Emily Hart, Hannah McCall, Alitheia Chabot, and Sasha Helfner

Nov 22

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