“Senioritis” is a silent killer

Cris Patvakanian, Raider Times staff

January 28, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Senior Reflection, WHS Student Life

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...

A eulogy for Free Time

Shannon Murphy, Raider Times staff

January 28, 2016

Filed under Opinion, WHS Student Life

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 as...

Turning off the technology is a powerful feeling

Sarah Greim, Raider Times staff

December 14, 2015

Filed under Opinion

    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 the...

A map for the college search

Sarah Greim, Raider Times staff

November 9, 2015

Filed under Opinion, WHS Student Life

College. For some, this is an obstacle they cannot stop stressing about. For others, it is simply a word looming in the back of their minds. Me? I roam somewhere in the middle. Being a junior in high school I have a bit of tim...

Some good advice to me, from me

Cris Patvakanian, Raider Times staff

November 8, 2015

Filed under Opinion, WHS Student Life

Dear 14-year-old Cris, On your first day of high school, you’re going to be disturbed by the difficulty of physics class. Worry, it only gets worse from there ;). But here I am, writing a letter to guide you through high ...

During ALICE training at WHS, students face fearful scenarios

Cris Patvakanian, Raider Times staff

April 11, 2015

Filed under News, Opinion

     Watertown, although roughly 4 miles in area, has been filled with quite a lot history over its 385-year existence.      The town used to be famous for housing Revolutionary headquarters and Perkins School for the Bl...

Climate March generates energy to change the planet

Rebecca Grossman and Kira Peterson

November 7, 2014

Filed under News, Opinion

Global warming, rising sea levels, greenhouse gases, fossil fuels. You’ve probably heard all of these phrases in connection with climate change, and, although they seem important, it is hard to link them to our everyday lives....

When it’s the right choice, it works perfectly

Nate Munson-Palomba, Raider Times staff

October 6, 2014

Filed under Opinion, WHS Student Life

For those students in the Class of 2015, college begins in about 337 days. For many of us, that day will mark the beginning of a new phase in life, a phase marked by a change in education style and philosophy. As we enter college,...

The best kind of independent study

Nate Munson-Palomba, Raider Times staff

May 24, 2014

Filed under Opinion

     When Steve Watson left after three years at Watertown High, there was admittedly an audible sigh of relief from the student body. Shirley Lundberg has not had the easiest year at WHS, although the first year is hard for e...

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