• Taste of the Times: Linda’s Donuts wins over judges

    Taste of the Times: Linda’s Donuts wins over judges

    Watertown Splash staff

    March 20, 2017

    Everyone has their favorite places to get certain foods. But what if you didn't where that food was coming from? Would it still be your favorite? Recently, the Raider Times newsroom participated in a blind taste test to determine where people could find the best-tasting donut in the Watertown area. The...

    The Taste of the Times blind taste test compared four styles of donuts -- jelly, plain, glazed, and chocolate -- from four locations -- Linda's Donuts in Belmont, Dunkin' Dounts, Koffee Kup, and Shaw's.

  • Raiders’ run ends at TD Garden

    Raiders’ run ends at TD Garden

    Nathan Follett, Raider Times staff

    March 14, 2017

        The dominant season of the Watertown boys’ varsity basketball team has come to a close.     The Middlesex League champion Raiders fell, 46-40, to the Hanover Indians on Monday afternoon in the Division 3 state semifinals at TD Garden. Hanover (22-3) moves on to play Palmer (23-1) in the Div...

    The Watertown High School fan section has John Korte's back as the junior goes up for a shot against Hanover in a Division 3 state semifinal game at TD Garden on Monday, March 13, 2017.

    Raider Times photo / Elizabeth Allen

  • WHS theater family enjoys bringing “Shrek the Musical” to the stage

    WHS theater family enjoys bringing “Shrek the Musical” to the stage

    Emma McGoldrick, Raider Times staff

    March 13, 2017

        Starting Thursday, March 16, Watertown High School will present “Shrek the Musical” for three nights. I sat in on a rehearsal Thursday, March 9, in the WHS auditorium. I witnessed the efforts going into the production. I watched as people tried on their costumes for the first time, prac...

    Some of the cast and crew take a moment from rehearsal for "Shrek the Musical," which will be performed at Watertown High School on March 16-18, 2017.

  • Watertown High prepares for big game in North finals

    Watertown High prepares for big game in North finals

    Jackson Da Silva, Raider Times staff

    March 11, 2017

         The Watertown High School boys’ basketball team is having a great run, one of many great successes this year. Boys’ soccer qualified for the tournament and won its first Middlesex League title, field hockey won the state title again while continuing its historic undefeated record, and girls’...

    The Watertown High School fan section had a beach theme for Wednesday's game against Lynnfield -- with good results. For Saturday's game against Bedford, the theme will be USA.

    Raider Times photo / Elizabeth Allen

  • “Circus 1903” something special to behold

    “Circus 1903” something special to behold

    Catherine Papayannopoulos, Raider Times staff

    March 10, 2017

        How can a circus perform on a theater stage? I couldn't imagine how a venue even as grand as the Boch Center's Wang Theatre could hold such an event. I was as curious as I was excited with anticipation, as I walked to my seat on Wednesday night, opening night of “Circus 1903” in Boston....

    High-wire acts are just part of the fun of "Circus 1903" at Boch Center's Wang Theatre in Boston through March 12, 2017.

    Raider Times photo / Courtesy of "Circus 1903"

  • RAIDERS MAKE THEIR POINT!

    RAIDERS MAKE THEIR POINT!

    Raider Times staff

    March 9, 2017

    The Watertown High School boys' basketball team advanced in the Division 3 North sectional with 58-46 victory over Lynnfield on Wednesday night, March 8, 2017, in Wilmington. With the victory, the top-seeded Raiders (20-2) will play sixth-seeded Bedford (17-6) on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Burlington High....

    Vondre Chase and the Watertown High boys' basketball team are pointed toward the MIAA Division 3 North sectional final with their 58-46 victory over Lynnfield on Wednesday night, March 8, 2017, in Wilmington. With the victory, the top-seeded Raiders (20-2) will play sixth-seeded Bedford (17-6) on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Burlington High for the right to play in the state semifinals at TD Garden.

    Raider Times photo / Elizabeth Allen

  • IT’S TOURNEY TIME AT WHS!

    IT’S TOURNEY TIME AT WHS!

    Raider Times staff

    March 3, 2017

    It's tournament time again in Watertown! The last home games of year for Watertown High School boys' and girls' basketball teams will take place this weekend at WHS. The boys will play Friday night at 7 p.m. against North Reading. Watertown (18-2) is the top seed in Division 3 North and will be...

    Watertown High boys' basketball at Belmont on Jan. 31, 2017.

    Raider Times photo / Elizabeth Allen

  • “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

WHS theater family enjoys bringing “Shrek the Musical” to the stage

WHS theater family enjoys bringing “Shrek the Musical” to the stage

Emma McGoldrick, Raider Times staff

    Starting Thursday, March 16, Watertown High School will present “Shrek the Musical” for three nights. I sat in on a rehearsal Thursday, March 9, in the WHS auditorium. I witnessed the efforts going into t...

March 13

“Circus 1903” something special to behold

“Circus 1903” something special to behold

Catherine Papayannopoulos, Raider Times staff

    How can a circus perform on a theater stage? I couldn't imagine how a venue even as grand as the Boch Center's Wang Theatre could hold such an event. I was as curious as I was excited with anticipation, as I walke...

March 10

“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 February 3
  • Shyamalan pulls himself together for “Split” January 20
  • Laura Osnes: A small town girl with big dreams January 19

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Watertown High School announces second-term honor roll

Raider Times staff

Second term, 2016-2017 NINTH GRADE, high honors David Abrahamyan, Antoni Calisir, Kevin Cardoso, Liam Carvajal-Janke, Brittany Catsoulis, Lila Cherry-German, Guilher...

February 24

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

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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

Volunteer opportunity at WMS Watertown Middle School needs high school tutors to work after school with middle school students.  Please contact Andrew Allegro at WMS or see Mr...

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Taste of the Times: Linda’s Donuts wins over judges

Taste of the Times: Linda’s Donuts wins over judges

Watertown Splash staff

Everyone has their favorite places to get certain foods. But what if you didn't where that food was coming from? Would it still be your favorite? Recently, the Raider Times...

March 20

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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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“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 29

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 29

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 15

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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