New Tests, New Concerns

When quarantine started, schools were shut down for a few weeks before online learning began. College Board, the non-profit organization behind the SAT and AP tests, wasn’t sure whether or not to allow students to still take the test. There were several reasons, such as the students getting less time for class and preparations, the same $94 price per test for less learning and smaller tests, and the question of how to give the students their tests.

The College Board Controversies

My opinion and account on what you might not have known was going on with the now infamous College Board.

Understanding the Coronavirus

Catch the latest on the hysteria surrounding today’s pandemic: Coronavirus.

“Bob and Tom”

Our newest comic strip: Bob and Tom!

President Motley and the Vaping Conundrum

A common joke hovering around the halls of Atholton High School is that Mr. Motley is the students’ benevolent ruler. What if that was more than just a recurring meme? It is.

Fish Out of Water: Zip Lining

I would consider myself to be more of a “homebody” than the adventurous type. That is not to say I do not step out of my comfort zone for certain activities, but lying in bed is a lot more comfortable than being outside and actually physically exerting myself. However, when I was given a Fish Out of Water segment to write, I chose to try zip lining through the trees.

Oh, the Places You Might (Or Might Not) Go

Its okay to not know what you’re going to be when you grow up

Winter Pep Rally Brings Student Body Together

Hundreds of students crowded the gym on Friday, January 31st, cheering as they took part in Atholton’s first winter pep rally in recent memory, made possible by SGA’s executive board and members.

Students Guided to Bright Futures with Academic Partnerships

Every day millions of kids go to school and feel as though no adult in the building cares about them and their success, what is going in their life. . .

Green Team Compost Program Launch

Atholton’s Green Team, formerly known as the STEAM Team, started a new program for composting at school to promote an eco-friendly focus in Atholton’s student body and faculty. On January 21, the first day of midterms, the program began with a compost bin in the cafeteria. The Green Team members came to help promote and monitor the bin.

School Calendar Changes, Summer Ends August 25th

This fall, school buses will be arriving earlier than usual–on August 25th, to be exact. Starting school before Labor Day is back, and many are not happy about it. 

Post Malone Rocks Capital One

The stadium was filled with tattoos, belly shirts, Bud Light Seltzer, and smiling faces when Post Malone came to Capital One Arena Washington, D.C. to perform.

Party at AHS for Future Raiders

On Tuesday, January 28th, Atholton hosted a new parent and student orientation night in the auditorium to ease the anxiety of the transition from their current school to Atholton. 

Deep Dive into the Star Wars Expanded Universe

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker concluded the Disney trilogy and fans are looking elsewhere for Star Wars content. Not enough people are talking about the Star Wars Expanded Universe.

The Raidertime Review, Episode 2

The second installment of the Atholton’s video magazine, the Raidertime Review.

Varsity Basketball Showdown

Atholton battles Resi in rival basketball match.

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!

Our Favorite Halloween Movies

Happy Halloween! At The Raider Review, we compiled a few favorite horror movies for your pleasure. Enjoy!

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.

Class of 2021 Senior Predictions

Jaylynn Floyd Staff Reporter 24 June 2020 “I think our class will be in complete and total anarchy,” said rising senior Lyla Farooqi. With everything going on in the world, from being in the middle […]

How Are AHS Seniors Actually Feeling?

Gisele Chiang-Tenbrock Editor-in-Chief 24 June 2020 “It’s just so unfulfilling to not end up enjoying the end of the road –graduation– as much as I enjoyed the memories that led to the end of road: […]

Top 5 Netflix Series to Watch During Quarantine

Kyleigh Eaton Staff Reporter June 1, 2020   Nailed It! Nailed it! is a series that came out in 2018 that takes three contestants that aren’t that great at baking, and during the bake-off the […]

Atholton Season Wrap-Up

Abideen Jallow Staff Reporter March 11, 2020 Atholton’s boys varsity basketball team is still alive in the playoffs with hopes of becoming 3A State Champions. The team finished the regular season with a record of […]

Atholton BSU Presents: HBCU Culture

Black Student Union took the key focus of what Atholton is all about and projected that onto the stage in this year’s BSU assembly. The assembly involved music, spoken words, dance performances, and dialogue by a combination of students in the club. 

Fish Out of Water: Props to Musicals

Suffice to say I had no idea what I was doing at the Drama Learning Center, waiting for the next showing of Brooklyn: The Musical.