• “The Space Between Us” an out-of-this-world love story

    “The Space Between Us” an out-of-this-world love story

    Jaylene DeJesus, Raider Times staff

    February 4, 2017

    What’s you favorite thing about Earth? Well, for a boy named Gardner Elliot he doesn’t know. He was the first human born on Mars. He was kept secret by NASA. He has dreams of Earth and what it would be like to be a normal person. He has met a girl named Tulsa though an online chat. When Gardner ...

    A scene from "The Space Between Us" starring Asa Butterfield and Britt Robertson.

    Raider Times photo / Courtesy of STX Entertainment

  • “The Space Between Us” has plenty of room for tears

    “The Space Between Us” has plenty of room for tears

    Maia Vachon and Saron Nebiye

    February 2, 2017

        “The Space Between Us” is a story of true love, experiencing the wonders of the world, and finding where one belongs in the universe.     While on Mars, an astronaut named Sarah Elliot dies while giving birth to a child. For the next 16 years, her son, Gardner Elliot grows up on...

    Britt Robertson (left) and Asa Butterfield star in "The Space Between Us."

    Raider Times photo / Courtesy of STX Entertainment

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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.

“The Space Between Us” an out-of-this-world love story

“The Space Between Us” an out-of-this-world love story

Jaylene DeJesus, Raider Times staff

What’s you favorite thing about Earth? Well, for a boy named Gardner Elliot he doesn’t know. He was the first human born on Mars. He was kept secret by NASA. He has dreams of Earth and what it would be like to be a...

February 4

“The Space Between Us” has plenty of room for tears

“The Space Between Us” has plenty of room for tears

Maia Vachon and Saron Nebiye

    “The Space Between Us” is a story of true love, experiencing the wonders of the world, and finding where one belongs in the universe.     While on Mars, an astronaut named Sarah Elliot dies while givi...

February 2

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 ...

January 20

  • Laura Osnes: A small town girl with big dreams January 19
  • Mark Wahlberg strives to get it right in “Patriots Day” January 12
  • “Passengers” a marvel to the eye December 21

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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...

January 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...

December 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 ...

December 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...

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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...

December 19

Visit to India offers a discoveries like nowhere else

Visit to India offers a discoveries like nowhere else

September 23

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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 ...

December 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...

January 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...

January 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...

December 14

Frame of Reference — editorial cartoons

Frame of Reference — editorial cartoons

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

November 22

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