Should President’s Day still be considered a holiday?

Have you ever asked yourself, why do we have President’s Day off? Well, you are not alone as this “holiday” is considered a national holiday, but do people really celebrate this day like the other true holidays that they do observe or do they just take this particular day in the year as a free day off from work or school.

POMS, Putting the Hospitality Back Into Competition

by Evan Newman Staff Reporter February 13, 2019 The Atholton POMS team hosted its first competition here at Atholton on February 2nd, but with some major key differences than one might expect from the competition. […]

Student Spotlight: Andy Boulle

As his first website didn’t make the leap he was expecting, he decided to take his talents to a new project, “NoodleBeat,” a music streaming platform that he coded himself.

10 Things More Exciting Than the Super Bowl

By: Matthew Bloom and Jessie Wang Staff Reporters Photo credits to hollywoodreporter.com Reading Jane Austen novels (Sorry Ms. Stackhouse) A bowl of room-temperature soup Bing as a default search browser When you’re done standardized testing […]

Atholton Scores High in Maryland State Department of Education Report Card

In early December, the Maryland State Department of Education released the annual report cards for school across Maryland and gave Atholton High School five out of five stars.

February Professional Learning

On February 5th, while schools are closed and students are at home, teachers still have a full day of learning ahead in teacher-taught seminars.

The Interesting Life of Ms. Chaudhry

If you ever thought that teachers have no life, you probably haven’t met Ms. Chaudhry. A lobbyist, teacher, and fan of The Walking Dead, she does it all.

Let’s Get This Bread With Toastmasters! A New Public Speaking Club

Students created a club centered around improving public speaking skills.

The Government Shutdown

On December 22, 2018, President Donald J. Trump issued a government shutdown due to several disputes between the Democratic party and the Republican party in the White House over immigration issues. Since 1776, there have been a total of 21 government shutdowns, the current one being the longest one we have ever had. The shutdown hits closer to home, at Atholton High School, affecting students and events alike.

Howard County named Lisa Myers first woman, first African-American police chief

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced on Tuesday, January 8th that former Howard County police captain Lisa Myers will become the first female and the first African American police chief of the county.

An Inside Look of the Space RAIDers

by Evan Newman Staff Reporter January 18, 2019 Sparks flying, keys clacking, the robot is already starting to take shape. The Robotics Club is, well, a club that makes robots. The robots are made over […]

Day in the Life: AP Student

One could describe stress as high school’s weapon of choice. With homework, internships, and efforts towards a social life, the life of a high school student doesn’t always seem like High School Musical.

Hip, Hop, Hooray at the HoCo Dance Festival!

This past Saturday, Wilde Lake High School hosted the annual Howard County Dance Festival, showcasing the work of many hardworking dance departments throughout the county in one performance.

Taking the Plunge!

To infinity and below! Senior Jessie Zinderman is taking on the Super Plunge at the Sandy Point State Park on Saturday, January 19th. After years of participating in the Polar Bear Plunge, Zinderman has pledged to do the Super Plunge this year, where she will jump into the freezing water once every hour for a full 24 hours.

Make A Run For It: It’s Good For You

Running can be a pain to think about, but you might be surprised by all the benefits procured from the miracle pill.

NBA Mid-Way Check-In Survey

The NBA season is nearly half-way through and there have been lots of big performances and events so far. So we (Abideen Jallow, Raymond (RJ) Brown, and Kellen Morris) are going to see where our opinions differ half-way through the nearly nine month long season.

Lamar Jackson and the New-Look Ravens

Jackson has electrified a team and a fanbase that was down in the dumps after falling to 4-5 this season, and looks to improve heading into next year.

Same People, New Faces

The hilarity and community of AHI Tuna, Atholton’s improv club.

Is Atholton Doing New Year’s Resolutions?

The public has mixed views on whether or not making a resolution is ‘legit’, so we got the scoop from our very own here at Atholton.

Violent Video Games and the Holidays

Thoughts on navigating the aisles of GameStop.

Ranking The Top 10 Holiday Movies

Get into the holiday spirit as we countdown the best holiday movies from 10 to 1.

E & I Tea time Episode 7: Winter Break

In this episode of E & I Tea time, we discussed what to do over winter break from comedy specials to hanging out with your family. 

Which Phone is Right For You?

Munam Ahmed Staff Reporter       Phones are always improving each year, and 2018 has been a big year for the advancement of cell phones. Companies such as Apple, Samsung, Google, Red, OnePlus have […]

Atholton High School’s Comprehensive Guide to the Remainder of the NFL Season

You are probably wondering “well, what’s my team going to have to do to make the playoffs? What sort of chance do we have?” Have no fear, because the students and staff of AHS believe they have the answer.

Where Do the Clubs Go?

Jessie Wang Staff Reporter It’s exceedingly difficult to miss the large number of club-related announcements in the morning. “This club will be meeting on this day” and “Come support this club at this place” are […]

How 21st Century Standards Are Affecting Teens’ Mental Health

Gisele Chiang-Tenbrock Jaylynn Floyd Staff Reporters She slowly walked down the hallway, holding back tears as she checked her grades on her phone. She had failed all of the five tests that she had taken […]

A Look Into the Choir Life at Atholton

Do you love singing? Are you interested in taking choir? Take a deep dive into the life of an choral student.

E & I Tea Time Episode 5: Binge-Worthy Christmas Specials

In this episode of E & I Tea Time, we discussed our favorite Christmas movies, tv episodes, and music for you to try leading up to Christmas.

2018-19 Varsity Basketball Preview

After winning their first two scrimmages by a combined 87 points against Glen Burnie and Fairmont Heights, Atholton Coach Jared Albert and his varsity players have their sights set on states going into the 2018-19 season.

E & I Tea Time Episode 4: Let’s Talk About Murder

In this episode of E & I Tea Time, we discussed our favorite unsolved murders and murder mystery shows to binge.

Art of the Month: November

Check out Atholton’s Art of the Month for November!

E & I Tea Time Episode 3: Best Thanksgiving Specials

In this episode of E & I Tea Time, we discussed the the best Thanksgiving tv specials, Black Friday, and Thanksgiving traditions.

Atholton Athletes Sign Letters of Intent for Division 1 Sport

On November 14, in front of their friends and families, five Atholton athletes signed their letters of intent to play a sport on the collegiate level.

What is Your Favorite Part About Thanksgiving?

We asked the Atholton High School community what their favorite part about Thanksgiving was, these are the results.

E & I Tea Time Episode 2: How to Avoid Family On Thanksgiving

In this episode of E & I Tea Time, we discussed our recommendations for what to listen to and watch to avoid awkward family situations over Thanksgiving break.

Watchability of Sports: A Comprehensive Guide To What Sports To Watch

 Hockey. Baseball. Basketball. Football. Futbol. Golf. Tennis. Sportsball. This large assortment of sports and games are all great in their own way, but how watchable are their major leagues?

E & I Tea Time Episode 1: Kendrick Lamar, The Office, and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

In this episode of E & I Tea Time, we discussed our favorite music, movies, and tv shows to let you guys know a little bit about ourselves.

Meet Mr. Motley

Both hands on his signature rolly podium, walky-talky in his pocket, smile on his face, he warmly greets students and staff in the hallways of Atholton. Meet our newest solution to Hutchins-withdrawal, our latest addition to Raider Nation—Principal Robert Motley.

The Raider Review Guide to Horror Movies

It’s that time of year again, where the brisk autumn air is filled with the sounds of crisp leaves falling onto the sidewalk, children’s laughs, and high-pitched screams. The quintessential sign of the changing of the seasons, here is a comprehensive guide to horror movies according to The Raider Review staff.

The Secrets Behind Homecoming

Here is the backstory behind your favorite week of the year.

Homecoming Football Game

On Saturday, October 13th, the Atholton Raider’s took on the Marriotts Ridge Mustangs during the AHS Homecoming Football Game.

Powderpuff Game

Junior girls and senior girls went head to head on Saturday, October 13th during the Homecoming Powderpuff Game.

Homecoming Parade

Clubs, sports, JROTC, and alumni marched around the Atholton area on Saturday, October 13th, in the Homecoming Parade.

Homecoming Breakfast

Students gear up for a day full of fun at the Homecoming Breakfast.

Spirit Week Day 5: Color Day and Pep Rally

On Friday, October 12th, students closed out spirit week by dressing in their class colors and participating in the pep rally.

Spirit Week Day 4: Decades Day

On Thursday, October 11th, students threw it back to the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s on Decades Day.

Winter Sports Records

Atholton winter sports record updated weekly

Locks and Bathrooms

The unknown reason for the locking of the Music/Art/Tech/Business bathroom has been answered.