Howard County Theater Festival Wows Students

A boy walks out of the classroom with a script of his own making while his girlfriend wanders the halls with what appears to be a third-degree burn.

Ballistic Missiles and Rising Tensions: The Conflict with Iran

No one could have ever expected that the new year would start off the way it did, with ballistic missiles, dead spymasters, rising tensions, and a question that nobody had an answer to: what happens next?

Atholton Dancers Shine at Dance Concert

Winter dance concert celebrates students and honors members of the Atholton community affected by cancer.

Out with the Old and in with the New! 2020 is Finally Here

“Three, two, one, Happy New Year!” The phrase that could be heard around the world as people celebrated the start of the long awaited new decade, 2020. The sound of laughter, sight of smiles, and the stress of finding a New Year’s kiss were all exchanged as people gathered around the television set to watch the ball drop in Times Square. As The Black Eyed Peas’s song I Got a Feeling softly played over the TV, flashbacks of the 2010’s filled many people’s heads. Sadly, however, with the start of the new decade also brings the end of Generation Z’s iconic childhood.

Christmas/Winter Break Playlist

  The Raider Review, through the powers of direct democracy, have created a Christmas playlist for you to enjoy over this break! Happy holidays, everyone!   Zenaida/Evan   Max   Erin   Alex   Naomi […]

There’s SNOW Way That Frozen 2 and Disney+ Could Exceed Expectations

On November 22nd, Disney released it’s follow-up to the smashing hit Frozen with Frozen II. This continues the empire that Disney has held over society for the last 96 years.

AHS Drama Kills Monsters and Expectations

Jaylynn Floyd Staff Reporter November 22, 2019      Gather your playing dice, boards, cloaks, and imagination, because an action-packed play about the famous game Dungeons and Dragons is coming to an auditorium near you. […]

La Semaine de Français: Visitez la France

As you come up the final step into the top of the d-hallway stairwell, you find yourself standing beside a busy french cafe with a view of the eiffel tower. Two more steps and suddenly, the Louvre is to your left, glistening in the sunlight, and the arc de triomphe, illuminated by the colors of the french flag in the night sky. As you look in front of you, you see the french flag sprawled out on a wall, and a sign on it that reads: “La France.”

The Raider Time Review, Episode 1: October 30, 2019

This marks the beginning of Atholton High School’s own broadcast news program, the Raidertime Review!

AHS Theatre Gets Into Character

AHS Drama Department’s cast and Costumes, Hair, and Makeup crew came together with Mr. Roger Riggle to create makeup looks for each character in their upcoming fall play, She Kills Monsters.

Atholton Students Take Part in Global Climate Protest

The Earth is sick: climate trends are more erratic than ever, greenhouse gases are trapping more heat in the atmosphere, glaciers are melting, with storms stronger, droughts longer. And the younger generations demand a cure.

The Jury is Out on the Democratic Candidacy Race

The race for the Democratic candidacy has been heating up over the past few months. Over the summer and through the start of the school year, there have been a series of debates between a varying amount of candidates, each trying to make their case for why they will dethrone the incumbent president.

Updated 12/5: The Scoop Behind HCPSS Redistricting

What the proposed redistricting plan would mean for Atholton students.

Setting Up For Success

Find out how well the Raiders have been doing on the volleyball courts.

Meet the Newest Members of the Raider Family!

Every year, some fresh faces arrive in the staff department. Get to know them a little better in these interviews!

New School Year, New Ultimate Frisbee Club

Photo Courtesy of Maggie Fan Gisele Chiang-Tenbrock Section Editor 23 October, 2019 “I’m really surprised, actually, because ultimate frisbee isn’t a popular sport or anything,” said junior Angela Voo, sitting on a picnic bench across […]

HCPSS Emphasizes Mastery, Updates Dresscode

On September 3rd, new changes to the Howard County Public School System were set in place by the Board of Education including the dress code reform, the no-extra-credit policy, and the abolishment of the class rank system.

New Peer Mentor Program Introduced To Freshmen

Introducing the Peer Mentor Program: a chance for freshmen to get a helping hand throughout their first year of high school.

Football’s New Culture

Photo Courtesy of Ryne Eaton Abideen Jallow Staff Reporter 23 October, 2019 Touchdown to make it 56-14! Atholton blowing out Mt. Hebron at homecoming has made this football season worth tuning into, as the team […]

Powderpuff Game

Senior and junior girls went head to head at the Powderpuff Game.

Homecoming Parade

Decorated floats, marching band, JROTC, and other groups paraded outside of Atholton.

Homecoming Breakfast

Students started off Homecoming at the annual breakfast.

Spirit Week Day 5: Color Day & Pep Rally

Students closed out spirit week at the pep rally, sporting their class color.

Spirit Week Day 4: Wacky Tacky Day

Students grabbed their wackiest and tackiest attire on Wacky Tacky Day.

Spirit Week Day 3: Maryland Day

At the midpoint in the week, students grabbed their best Maryland garb and rocked their state spirit.

Spirit Week Day 2: Character Day

One of the biggest spirit days at AHS – Character Day! Creativity and fun are unleashed to show off each person’s favorite character.

Spirit Week Day 1: Jersey Day

Students kicked off Spirit Week with Jersey Day, dressing in their favorite athletic wear.

Homecoming Decorations

Students gear up for Homecoming by decorating the hallways according to their class theme.

Dressgate: HCPSS Revised Dress Code For the 2019-2020 School Year

On May 9th, the Howard County Board of Education released a revised policy for the Students Dress Code, which will take effect this July.

Welcome New SGA Officers!

Yesterday, students across Atholton High School voted for Student Government Association class officers to represent them across the school. Here are the winners.

Top 10 Merriweather Summer Concerts Upcoming in 2019

As we head into summer, everybody is looking forward to the upcoming concerts at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Here is a list of the Top 10 concerts that you should definitely go see this year if you wanna have a great time with friends while school is out of session.

Sister to Sister to Success

The Sister to Sister organization is a club for tenth through twelfth-grade girls that are passionate about community service and sisterhood.

Crossword- 5th Edition

Across: 1 You do this to leather 3 𝚽 5 … — … 8 Beast of burden 9 Staple British beverage 10 Food of choice for vegans 11 A lower garment typically worn by men in […]

Ms. Koehnlein: 20 Years at Atholton

As a 20 year veteran at Atholton and recent winner of the HCPSS “Work Hard, Be Kind” award, Ms. Koehnlein can only be described as a Media Center master. In light of her upcoming retirement […]

Marching Band Ends the Year by Cheering on Girls on the Run

The Atholton Marching Band closed out their year by motivating runners during the Girls on the Run 5k.

LGBT Pride Month

Rebecca Leger Staff Reporter       The flag waves in the gentle breeze, its radiant colors shining in the glow of the sun; the rainbow stands for the strength and beauty of an entire community founded […]

Marching Band Has Begun Marching to Victory Again

The shining trumpet began the march, guiding the audience’s gaze to their black and green uniforms.

Success STEMs from Science Olympiad Hard Work

Atholton’s Science Olympiad team had an exciting season this school year. Out of three major competitions, the group managed to grab multiple first place awards small events.

SMOB Elect Allison Alston: Why She Advocates

Chera Yoon Editor-in-Chief June 6, 2019 ‘Treat yourself like you’re someone you care about,’ was the motto that led Allison Alston through her successful campaign for 2019–2020 Howard County Student Member of the Board (SMOB). […]

Custodians: Atholton’s Nighttime Warriors

They sweep the floors, clean the cafeteria, and keep our school clean; the most essential jobs at Atholton have long been preformed by  Custodians.

The Motley Initiative: A New Identity

Alexandra Gardner Section Editor 5 June 2019 A few years ago, Atholton wanted to reward students for their proficiency in school. Administration came up with the Raider Reach: a rudimentary system designed for elementary school […]

Live In Action: The Atholton Role Playing Game Club

You can play the role of someone else that you have always wanted to be by joining the Atholton High School Role Playing Club.

Spring Sports Banquet

Last night, the spring sports teams, including baseball, softball, track, tennis, Allied Softball, and lacrosse, celebrated the end of their seasons at the Spring Sports Banquet and the ensuing awards show.

Allied Softball Hits it out of the Park

Every Tuesday and Thursday, the cracking of bats can be heard ringing in the gym as Atholtons Allied Softball team faces off with their foe. Commandeered by club sponsor Mr. Stuppy and manager Cameron Okolita, the club leaves it all on the field in every game.

5 Things More Important Than the New Royal Baby

On Monday, May 6th, the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and Prince Harry gave birth to their first child. Here are five things that are more important.