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Get Active In Your Community: The Story Of Seven Crazy Adults Reliving The Time Of Their Lives

Get Active In Your Community: The Story Of Seven Crazy Adults Reliving The Time Of Their Lives

Brooke Leiker, Reporter

January 9, 2013

Community is a hilarious TV show about a study group at Greendale, a community college with an eccentric staff and student body. The study group includes a suspended lawyer, a pop culture-obsessed film student, and a millionaire who joined Greendale out of boredom, among other odd students. In Community,...

“1984” Meets Education System: A Satire

“1984” Meets Education System: A Satire

Erica Bourland, Assistant Editor

November 5, 2012

"Okay, students," announced Ms. Bee. "You know the drill. Clear your desk. Sharpen your two number two pencils. And remember: NEVER leave an answer blank; ALWAYS use the "rule-out" method; bubble CLEARLY, filling in the circle COMPLETELY; go back and CHECK your work, but don't over think it! This is...

Haunted Houses You Don’t Want To Miss

Haunted Houses You Don’t Want To Miss

Shelby Harrison, Reporter

October 30, 2012

Looking for a good haunted house this Halloween? Here are some helpful tips on a few in and around Wichita Falls. Sunrise Optimist Club teamed up with Rider's FFA and softball teams to put on a creepy haunted maze behind Memorial Stadium. Not suggested for children under ten. Ending at 10 p.m. on Halloween...

Assassin’s Creed 3 Debuts At Midnight

Assassin’s Creed 3 Debuts At Midnight

Austin Doucet, Reporter

October 29, 2012

Midnight Oct. 30 marks the release of Assassin’s Creed 3, the final major title of the series. The series began in 2007 and has since spawned a sequel, followed by many other midquels and prequels through all forms of media. The game has been said by developers to be the longest production time since...

ARGO, Educational And Entertaining

ARGO, Educational And Entertaining

Kiersten Scott, Reporter

October 25, 2012

Argo is a movie worth cajoling your parents to see. Set during the Iranian Revolution, this movie is based on an actual C.I.A. mission that took place. The movie covers the Iranian hostage crisis, or more specifically the 6 hostages that escaped the U.S. embassy that was captured by the Iranian people...

Season Premiere Lives Up To Expectations

Season Premiere Lives Up To Expectations

Austin Doucet, Reporter

October 18, 2012

The Walking Dead began its third season with the 20th episode in the series “Seed,” and it kicked the season off fast. The episode was great standing alone and as a season premiere with its action, drama, humor, and, of course, a twist. As a fan of the comics and the show, I found plenty of highlights....

The Walking Dead Premieres Sunday

The Walking Dead Premieres Sunday

Austin Doucet, reporter

October 12, 2012

Sunday, Oct. 14 marks the return of the hit television drama/thriller The Walking Dead. However, if you have yet to see the show or missed an episode, AMC is having an all-weekend marathon of the entire series leading up to the third season’s premiere. The marathon will start with the first season...

Picture Day Memories Prove Fun

Picture Day Memories Prove Fun

Montana Mooney, Reporter

September 10, 2012

If you attend Rider, there's a good chance that as I'm writing this you are getting to experience all of the wonders of the oh so infamous picture day. I myself have already gotten this year's yearbook picture over with, thanks to my being a senior. Senior pictures were definitely in my top five least...

Post Apocalyptic Themes Take Over Young Adult Shelves

Hannah Smith, Staff Writer

May 1, 2012

You’ve read the books, seen the movie, (some more than once). What’s next? It’s difficult to find a book that’s of equivalent excitement as your last. There’s a void that needs to be filled and the vampire love triangles won’t fill it. The growing number of young adults reading dystopian,...

Bieber Fever Hits Student Hard

Bieber Fever Hits Student Hard

Alexa Mauri, Staff Writer

May 1, 2012

Why I love Justin Bieber: 1. He's a beautiful man. 2. He sings like an angel. 3. He's awesome. 4. He's better than you. 5. He's a good dancer, and I dance, which means we're meant for each other. 6. His songs are great. 7. He's gorgeous. 8. He does a lot of charity work. 9. He's from Canada. 10....

Movie draws Rider students out late at night, totally worth it

April 5, 2012

There were countdowns on Facebook, people reading aloud to each other in their seats, fights over who was marrying which male character, then, at 12.01, everything went silent. The lights dimmed. The Games began. The Hunger Games centers around Katniss Everdeen, the first volunteer Tribute from District...

Adult reviewers misunderstand major plot points of popular young adult trilogy

November 4, 2011

For the past three years The Hunger Games trilogy has been the victim of several misinformed reviewers. There are so many reviews that have been published, and that have completely missed the point of the books. The Hunger Games was published in September 2008. One review by Stephen King, published...

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