The Rider Chronicle

Staffer Predicts Oscar Picks

Nicole Mercadante

January 8, 2010

This year the buzz is high on the Oscar nominees for 2010, especially since this is the first year that there will be 10 nominees instead of just five, making it harder to fill the slots. Picking out the top five movies for this year would be no problem, but picking out 10 great movies seems impossible....

Picoult’s Plain Truth Worth Reading

Jordan Campagna

January 8, 2010

Famous for writing My Sister's Keeper, Jodi Picoult has a whole array of other, fabulous books out there, each one usually covering a different controversial topic. In Plain Truth, an Amish girl gets pregnant and has a child. She's unmarried though. In her world, that is one of the worst things you ...

To wear or not to wear; a satire

December 14, 2009

It is an issue that comes up with the school board every year, and every year, the verdict remains the same: Boys are not allowed to wear earrings. After seeing continued male earring use in the halls of Rider I have come up with a list of reasons as to why earrings on males are distracting and a down-right...

Modern Warfare 2 and the Connection to Grades

December 11, 2009

BOOM! Headshot! 6277 kills. 6106 deaths. Top kill streak of 20. 2 days, 14 hours, 22 minutes logged. Games; crushing the boredom of people around the world since the 1950's. But are these games addicting, do they hurt grades, inhibit the student body, or control the lives of those who play them? In...


Dylan Hillard

December 11, 2009

We have all been there. You are sitting in the backseat of a car going somewhere when you just realized your favorite show is on TV right now and you are missing it. "Dad, you did set the DVR to record Burn Notice didn't you?" "What's that?" "Did you set the DVR to record my show?" "No, I fo...

Leave My Boys Alone!

Monica Mathieu

December 9, 2009

I love Creed. I walk around singing “Arms Wide Open.” I’ve been telling people who ask that I want Creed CD’s for my birthday. Sadly, most of the free world is bashing Creed. If you Google “worst band in the world” Creed pops up first, second, third…. The Negative Nancies of the school...

Skillet Is Anything But Sleepy

Monica Mathieu

December 3, 2009

Skillet's Awake CD may be the most sought after stocking stuffer this holiday season. With such songs as "Monster" and the title song, "Awake and Alive," this album is sure to stay in your stereo for weeks on end. Although it is the band's eighth album, it is generating this Christian rock band the most...

Last Good Book I Read: Flanders Point

Nicole Mercadante

November 13, 2009

Title: Flanders Point Author: Jacquie Gordon The main character in this novel Charlotte Delafield, goes to an all girls private school, Haddam. She adores this school and she adores her English teacher, Brian Patron. He never returns her affection until graduation day. Love that was once just a dre...

Lip Synch delivers strong performance

Danielle Adams

October 27, 2009

Lip Synch, an 11-year tradition held only by Rider, once again brought down the house on three separate occasions with its mix of intense and emotional pieces. Though one would expect every song in Lip Synch to exceed expectations, some fell flat and left me searching for the point of that torturing...

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