Guatemala offers world of possibilities to the traveler
Franklin Park Zoo lights up the night

Franklin Park Zoo lights up the night

October 7, 2021

WHS students still have time to sign up for trip to Spain, Italy

WHS students still have time to sign up for trip to Spain, Italy

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Sample photo used by the Watertown Free Public Library to visualize what kind of submissions it would want for the Collective Memory Project. This picture is taken around the 1970s.
Collective Memory Project at library is preserving Watertown’s history
Adelle Sheynkman, Raider Times staff • March 27, 2022

The mission of the Collective Memory Project is to give every Watertown resident --- not just stuffy old men --- the chance to become a part of the town’s shared legacy. While...

Watertown High math teacher and football coach John Cacace talks with reporters in the Raider Times newsroom.
Add it all up and John Cacace has been on an adventurous path
Raider Times staff March 31, 2022

John Cacace loves adventure, and he loves to travel. He has backpacked in Tanzania, owns a boat, enjoys lobstering and skiing, and — during the pandemic — drove across...

The state champion Raiders pose after returning to Watertown on March 17, 2018.
2018 RAIDERS COMPLETED DREAM SEASON!
Nathan Follett, Raider Times staff • March 17, 2022

The Raiders may be sleepers, but they will be waking up with some historic hardware to show any doubters.  The Watertown boys’ basketball team closed its playoff run...

Watertown High players salute their fans after defeating Stoneham, 4-3, in the Division 4 state semifinals Monday, March 14, 2022, at Tsongas Arena in Lowell.
Watertown High boys' hockey to play for the state title!
Leah Knipper-Davis, Raider Times staff • March 17, 2022

Mason Andrade scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period, Casey Williams made 28 saves, and Alec Banosian scored twice as the Watertown High boys' hockey team defeated...

The Watertown High girls basketball team takes a moment to reflect before hosting Ursuline on Feb. 15, 2022.
Bolstered by eighth-grade feeder system, Watertown High girls' basketball has depth for postseason
Toria Dicker, Raider Times staff • March 4, 2022

Last year, the first basketball season with COVID started, and, as a result, many sports seasons were canceled because of high positive case numbers. Given that there is no...

The Watertown High boys basketball team prepares to take on visiting Cardinal Spellman on Feb. 22, 2022.
No. 2 Watertown High boys' basketball part of MIAA playoff doubleheader Friday
Leah Knipper-Davis, Raider Times staff • March 4, 2022

The Watertown High School boys' basketball finished the regular season, 13-7, and will next host a first-round MIAA tournament game on Friday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. The game...

The Watertown High girls hockey team celebrates a goal during its 6-0 win over Melrose on Feb. 2, 2022, at John A. Ryan Arena.
Watertown High girls' hockey ready for postseason tournament
Leah Knipper-Davis, Raider Times staff • March 3, 2022

The Watertown High School girls' hockey team had a successful regular season, winning the Middlesex League Freedom Division, and will next play a first-round MIAA tournament...

Scenes from the annual Thanksgiving high school football game between Belmont and Watertown, which was played Nov. 25, 2021, at Victory Field in Watertown. The host Raiders won, 25-0.
Watertown football ends season with Thanksgiving shutout of Belmont
Leah Knipper-Davis, Raider Times staff • November 27, 2021

Mason Andrade ran for two short touchdowns and Rafael Magalhaes kicked two field goals as Watertown (7-4) blanked visiting Belmont (4-7) in their 100th annual Thanksgiving...

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...

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...

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...

Theodore DiSciscio, adjustment counselor at Watertown High School, in his office.
It’s safe to say that Teddy DiSciscio’s here to help
Nabila Abenaou, Raider Times staff • April 15, 2022

Theodore DiSciscio; an adjustment counselor at Watertown High during school hours; Father, cook, and a book reader outside of school. In school, he goes by Teddy. Teddy drew...

Clothes collected for people who need them at Watertown High School are displayed in Kates Collection in the guidance office.
“Kate’s Collection” at Watertown High School is a fitting way to remember
Raider Times staff April 14, 2022

From death comes mourning, despair, and sorrow. But death can also spark an opportunity to help people. The Kate Sherwood Foundation wants to do exactly that. The goal is...

Watertown High math teacher and football coach John Cacace talks with reporters in the Raider Times newsroom.
Add it all up and John Cacace has been on an adventurous path
Raider Times staff March 31, 2022

John Cacace loves adventure, and he loves to travel. He has backpacked in Tanzania, owns a boat, enjoys lobstering and skiing, and — during the pandemic — drove across...

Some of the cast and crew of Into the Woods take a break from a recent rehearsal at Watertown High School. The musical will be performed for three nights in the WHS auditorium, March 17-19, 2022.
Watertown High theater creates a ‘Woods’ well worth exploring
Adrian Schick, Raider Times staff • March 17, 2022

Watertown High School has unveiled its latest production: “Into the Woods!” The adaptation of the 1986 Broadway musical will hit the stage in March to dazzle audiences...

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...

Kristin Wagner’s The Click, which performed at The Dance Complex in Central Square, Cambridge, in February 2022.
DANCE NOW returns to Boston, this time in a cabaret setting
Katherine A. Schick, Raider Times staff • March 24, 2022

For the eighth time, the New York-based DANCE NOW production company brought DANCE NOW Boston to The Dance Complex in Central Square, Cambridge, for four late-February performances. But this time, the show was brought with...

Some of the cast and crew of Into the Woods take a break from a recent rehearsal at Watertown High School. The musical will be performed for three nights in the WHS auditorium, March 17-19, 2022.
Watertown High theater creates a ‘Woods’ well worth exploring
Adrian Schick, Raider Times staff • March 17, 2022

Watertown High School has unveiled its latest production: “Into the Woods!” The adaptation of the 1986 Broadway musical will hit the stage in March to dazzle audiences with musical numbers, interwoven plots, and more! Written...

Mark Wahlberg (right) and Tom Holland star in Uncharted.
Three Raider Times reporters travel into "Uncharted" territory
Izzy DeLorio, Katherine A. Schick, and Gina Rank February 27, 2022

Does the idea of Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg running around Barcelona while searching for treasure and JJ from “Outer Banks” sound interesting? If it does, you should watch the new movie “Uncharted,” which is adapted...

Theodore DiSciscio, adjustment counselor at Watertown High School, in his office.
It’s safe to say that Teddy DiSciscio’s here to help
Nabila Abenaou, Raider Times staff • April 15, 2022

Theodore DiSciscio; an adjustment counselor at Watertown High during school hours; Father, cook, and a book reader outside of school. In school, he goes by Teddy. Teddy drew...

A mountainous structure created by Josh Borrow from a SWIFT cosmological simulation.
For MIT astrophysicist Josh Borrow, he’s just trying to figure out how the universe works
Raider Times staff March 19, 2022

Have you ever wondered about how exactly scientists discover and research new things and ideas about our universe? How did they figure out how the Big Bang started and...

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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 13, 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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