The Watertown High School field hockey team poses after its 1-0 double-overtime victory over Sandwich in the MIAA Division 3 state title game on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at Hanover High School.
STATE CHAMPIONS!
Leah Knipper-Davis, Raider Times staff • November 25, 2021

Junior Elizabeth Loftus scored in the second overtime to give Watertown (23-0) a 1-0 victory over Sandwich (19-2-2) in the MIAA Division 3 field hockey state championship...

The 2020-21 Watertown High School girls’ basketball team.
Watertown High girls’ basketball counting down the days
Adrianna Williams, Raider Times staff • November 22, 2021

Balls bouncing on the court, sneakers squeaking, yelling where you are on the floor and whistles blowing. Working your hardest to earn playing time. Having trust in one another...

The 2020-21 Watertown High School girls hockey team.
Watertown High School girls’ hockey sees prep as key to success
Toria Dicker, Raider Times staff • November 22, 2021

The Watertown High School girls’ ice hockey team is preparing for their upcoming season now. The offseason is one of the most important parts of playing any sport, as it...

Action from the Watertown High girls soccer game with Burlington on Oct. 22, 2021, at Victory Field in Watertown.
At Watertown High, girls’ soccer is more family than team
Nabila Abenaou, Raider Times staff • November 22, 2021

Girls’ soccer at Watertown High School is almost like a family. You see the players during the team’s pasta dinners. Sitting down around a long table laughing and cheering...

Players and coaches of the 18U Watertown Raiders softball team pose at their second game.
Watertown 18U softball a big hit
Liliana Souza, Raider Times staff • November 22, 2021

Have you ever been interested in what a softball team would be like? What are the positions? What are the coaches like? What is playing like? Being a part of the team may...

WHS freshman boys' soccer puts the work in
Valerie Duong, Raider Times staff • November 22, 2021

“People always think people that playing soccer isn’t hard and they’re wrong,” says Jeylani Thiam, a member of the Watertown High freshman boys’ soccer team.  The...

The Watertown High field hockey celebrates its 6-0 win in its MIAA Division 3 quarterfinal with visiting Dover-Sherborn on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, at Victory Field.
Watertown High field hockey advances to Final Four
Leah Knipper-Davis, Raider Times staff • November 17, 2021

Watertown High School sophomore Molly Driscoll scored four goals and senior Ellie Monahan had three assists as the second-seeded Raiders (21-0) defeated visiting Dover-Sherborn,...

Gregory Moan (79) celebrate after Watertown beat host Melrose, 29-23, in overtime on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021.
Watertown wins another overtime thriller on the road
Leah Knipper-Davis, Raider Times staff • October 31, 2021

Mason Andrade scored three touchdowns and Rafael Magalhaes kicked a game-tying 36-yard field goal as Watertown beat host Melrose, 29-23, in overtime on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021....

Scenes from Watertown footballs 22-20 overtime win at Wakefield on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021.
Watertown needs overtime to turn back Wakefield
Leah Knipper-Davis, Raider Times staff • October 29, 2021

The Watertown High School football team held off host Wakefield, 22-20, in overtime on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. See more than 30 pictures from Raider Times staff photographer...

Scenes from Watertown Highs 1-0 boys soccer victory over visiting Melrose on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, at Victory Field.
Watertown boys' soccer shakes off Melrose
Leah Knipper-Davis, Raider Times staff • October 22, 2021

The Watertown High School boys' soccer team grabbed a 1-0 Middlesex League win over visiting Melrose on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, at Victory Field. See 30 pictures from the...

Scenes from Watertown footballs 21-0 loss at Stoneham on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021.
Undefeated Stoneham stops Watertown
Leah Knipper-Davis, Raider Times staff • October 22, 2021

The Watertown High School football team lost to undefeated Stoneham (6-0), 21-0, in a road game Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. See morepictures from the game by Raider Times staff...

Scenes from the Watertown High School football game Oct. 8, 2021, at Victory Field. The Raiders lost to visiting Wilmington, 35-14.
Wilmington proves to be armful for Watertown High football team
Leah Knipper-Davis, Raider Times staff • October 13, 2021

The Watertown High School football team fell to visiting Wilmington, 35-14, on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, at Victory Field. See more than three dozen pictures from the Senior Night...

Franklin Park Zoo lights up the night
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Reporters in the Raider Times newsroom taste-test dishes from Flavor Boom! in Watertown.
Your taste buds will boom at Flavor Boom!
Raider Times staff November 22, 2021

It says it in the name: Watertown’s newest restaurant promises you an explosion of flavor and deliciousness! Welcome to Flavor Boom! Boasting a menu of only 10 dishes based on international cuisine from China to the Mediterranean, this takeout, delivery, and catering restaurant at 224 Arsenal St. will give you a meal...

Watertown High students and teachers pose at the Don Quixote monument in the La Plaza de España in Madrid during the February 2019 trip.
WHS students still have time to sign up for trip to Spain, Italy
Noor Dia, Raider Times staff • September 24, 2021

Got any plans for February vacation? How does a trip to Europe sound? That’s right, if you are a Watertown High School student, you have the opportunity to join Spanish...

Students in the Class of 2021 added individual design touches to their caps and gowns for the Watertown High School graduation on June 5, 2021, at Victory Field.
Capping it all off at graduation
Isabella Nitschke and Leah Knipper-Davis October 15, 2021

When it came time to say goodbye to Watertown High School, many students in the Class of 2021 made their own fashion statements with their caps and gowns at graduation, which...

What is the best way to teach the 2020 presidential election?
What is the best way to teach the 2020 presidential election?
Leyla Mandel, Raider Times staff • November 2, 2020

As high school students, politics has never been prevalent in our lives until now. For many of us, this is our first exposure to the world of politics and I wondered what...

Andrew Yang, one of the Democratic candidates of president, addresses the crowd on Cambridge Common during a campaign stop Monday, Sept. 16, 2019.
Andrew Yang draws a crowd on Cambridge Common
Lucy Gould, Raider Times correspondent • September 18, 2019

Andrew Yang is running for the Democratic nomination for president, and he certainly has a lot of supporters. That was apparent Sept. 16, 2019, when he held a campaign rally...

Presidential candidate Wayne Messam (in suit) poses with students and teachers after a question-and-answer session at Watertown (Mass.) High School on May 22, 2019.
Presidential candidate Wayne Messam visits Watertown High
Raider Times staff June 27, 2019

On June 26 and June 27, two debates were held featuring 20 Democratic candidates for president. Wayne Messam was not among the 20 in Miami, partly due to his not announcing...

Presidential candidate John Delaney (standing, middle row, fourth from left) poses with students and teachers after a question-and-answer session at Watertown (Mass.) High School on May 3, 2019.
Presidential candidate John Delaney visits Watertown High
Raider Times staff June 26, 2019

On Wednesday, June 26, presidential candidate John Delaney will take part in the first Democratic debate, along with nine other candidates. (Ten more candidates will debate...

Members of the new Expedition Club at Watertown High pose during their first outing of the school year.
Outside, the norm
Carly MacCormack and Anthony Lampasona November 22, 2021

It’s 6:45 a.m. While many students are just waking up, some are beginning a quest into the forest. This group of students are part of the new club at Watertown High School,...

Every Tuesday at 7 p.m., the Watertown High Robotics club meets in the robotics lab to innovate and learn.
Robotics Club still building enthusiasm at Watertown High
Adrian Schick, Raider Times staff • November 22, 2021

As you walked around the Activities Fair back during your first few days of the school year, you may have noticed something odd: A large, comical duck costume propped up behind...

Watertowns GSA at 2019 Pride.
‘We are all in this together’
Adelle Sheynkman, Raider Times staff • November 22, 2021

Though never truly gone, participation in the Gender Sexuality Alliance at Watertown High School drastically declined during online learning, and as a result, so did local...

Pride Club made a banner promoting Spirit Week and the Homecoming dance and placed it in the center stairwell at Watertown High School for all students to see.
Spirit Week returns to Watertown High School after two years
Adrianna Williams, Izzy DeLorio, Dayana Posada Chacon, Rylee Valstyn, and Gina Rank November 22, 2021

Hoping to start this year off great at Watertown High, Spirit Week was held early this year, from Sept. 20-24, because the Pride Club wanted the students to be involved from...

The Syracuse University table, one of more than 60 at Watertown High’s College Night on Oct. 6, 2021.
Plenty of tips to be found at College Night
Max Bennett and Leah Knipper-Davis November 22, 2021

On Wednesday night, Oct. 6, the College Fair returned to the Watertown High, with representatives from 60-plus schools to talk with students. Here’s some of their advice: Elms...

Members of the Book Club at Watertown High School pose before a meeting this fall.
Book Club starts exciting new chapter at Watertown High School
Fathima Perez-Cordero, Raider Times staff • November 22, 2021

Looking for the best club at Watertown High School … What club may that be? It’s the book club! For people who love reading, the book club is the place for you. Why?...

Picture yourself helping create the Watertown High yearbook
Maria Vasques, Raider Times staff • November 22, 2021

Contrary to popular belief, any student can help create the yearbook at Watertown High School. According to Elizabeth Mundy, the Yearbook adviser, no special editing skills...

Pat Ferdinand, a coach and counselor at Watertown High, talks strategy during the girls basketball teams 40-29 win over visiting Wilmington on Feb. 10, 2021.
Dream jobs in high demand
Jenna Atiyyat, Toria Dicker, Liliana Souza, Abby Hendrick, and Maria Vasques November 22, 2021

Amid the start of the school year, people subconsciously create their expectations and goals for the journey ahead. While some people cautiously mold their class schedule...

Surprises at Watertown High come in the form of more freedom, more homework
Surprises at Watertown High come in the form of more freedom, more homework
Adelle Sheynkman, Adrian Schick, Fathima Perez-Cordero, Valerie Duong, Leanna Dorian, and Nabila Abenaou November 22, 2021

“I was expecting it to be like a Netflix original movie.” “It’s exactly as I expected it to be, because this [expletive] is boring as hell.” “It’s pretty much...

Photo Club clicks at Watertown High School
Abby Hendrick, Raider Times staff • November 22, 2021

Watertown High students are seeing the world through their very own lenses with the Photography Club, which is run by Dan Dressler in Room 172. Photo Club is open to everyone...

The cast and crew of Get Smart at Watertown high School began rehearsal Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2021, by setting up the set with props made during tech week.
Behind the scenes as "Get Smart" prepares for opening night
Adrian Schick, Raider Times staff • November 18, 2021

Even with the fall play days away, the cast and crew of Watertown High School’s “Get Smart” are going strong. In the last week before the curtain goes up for the first...

Students in the Class of 2021 added individual design touches to their caps and gowns for the Watertown High School graduation on June 5, 2021, at Victory Field.
Capping it all off at graduation
Isabella Nitschke and Leah Knipper-Davis October 15, 2021

When it came time to say goodbye to Watertown High School, many students in the Class of 2021 made their own fashion statements with their caps and gowns at graduation, which...

Watertown High students and teachers pose at the Don Quixote monument in the La Plaza de España in Madrid during the February 2019 trip.
WHS students still have time to sign up for trip to Spain, Italy
Noor Dia, Raider Times staff • September 24, 2021

Got any plans for February vacation? How does a trip to Europe sound? That’s right, if you are a Watertown High School student, you have the opportunity to join Spanish...

The Robotics team at Watertown High School is ready to take flight again with a whole new flock of students.
WHS clubs and activities excited for new students to join
Raider Times staff September 20, 2021

There are dozens of clubs, groups, organizations, and activities in and around Watertown High — including some new ones in 2021! — and they are all looking for students...

Reporters in the Raider Times newsroom taste-test dishes from Flavor Boom! in Watertown.
Your taste buds will boom at Flavor Boom!
Raider Times staff November 22, 2021

It says it in the name: Watertown’s newest restaurant promises you an explosion of flavor and deliciousness! Welcome to Flavor Boom! Boasting a menu of only 10 dishes based...

Pat Ferdinand, a coach and counselor at Watertown High, talks strategy during the girls basketball teams 40-29 win over visiting Wilmington on Feb. 10, 2021.
Dream jobs in high demand
Jenna Atiyyat, Toria Dicker, Liliana Souza, Abby Hendrick, and Maria Vasques November 22, 2021

Amid the start of the school year, people subconsciously create their expectations and goals for the journey ahead. While some people cautiously mold their class schedule...

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The cast and crew of Get Smart at Watertown high School began rehearsal Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2021, by setting up the set with props made during tech week.
Behind the scenes as "Get Smart" prepares for opening night
Adrian Schick, Raider Times staff • November 18, 2021

Even with the fall play days away, the cast and crew of Watertown High School’s “Get Smart” are going strong. In the last week before the curtain goes up for the first time Friday, Nov. 19, they have been meeting in...

The cast of Rent takes a bow Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, following its performance at the Boch Center / Shubert Theatre in Boston.
"Rent" stands test of time in return to Boston
Arkady Varzhapetian, Raider Times staff • October 14, 2021

If you have never heard of “Rent,” you will adore this classic love story that deals with drug addiction, finding your sexuality, and the struggles of living in New York City. The show is on its 25th anniversary farewell...

A scene from Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience at Franklin Park Zoo, which runs through Oct. 11, 2021.
Franklin Park Zoo lights up the night
Adrian Schick and Katherine Schick October 7, 2021

From peacocks to pandas, camels to crabs, the Franklin Park Zoo has it all in its new exhibit, Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience. The special addition, which runs through Oct. 11 (6-10:30 p.m.), combines both flora and...

Students in the Class of 2021 added individual design touches to their caps and gowns for the Watertown High School graduation on June 5, 2021, at Victory Field.
Capping it all off at graduation
Isabella Nitschke and Leah Knipper-Davis October 15, 2021

When it came time to say goodbye to Watertown High School, many students in the Class of 2021 made their own fashion statements with their caps...

For Niamh Murphy, her time at Watertown High had many interesting chapters
Alicia Karunaratne, Raider Times staff • June 12, 2021

The prompt for the junior thesis paper was to pick a portion of your life and write about it. It was about “my life, starting freshman year...

Joie Mara, the school nurse at Watertown High, has remained upbeat throughout the pandemic.
Nurse Joie Mara has been in the middle of it all
Naomi Baker, Raider Times staff • June 12, 2021

Over a year after shutting down for what originally was going to be a two-week break, Watertown High School returned to a full five-day schedule...

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