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How to survive Rider-Old High week

How to survive Rider-Old High week

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

November 4, 2019

There’s something in the air during the first week of November. Perhaps it’s the excessive glitter used in the countless posters plastered on the hallways, or maybe it’s the 100-degree weather taking a sharp turn to below zero? Either way, early November is something everyone should be excited for,...

Guest Column: How can the student section improve?

Guest Column: How can the student section improve?

Peter Nguyen, Guest

October 17, 2019

Senior Peter Nguyen, the student council president shares his views on the student section and how to improve it in this guest column.  If you’ve ever attended one of football’s home games and stood in the student section, you’ll know how loud and proud we can get. By that, I mean we’re pretty q...

A Night to Remember

A Night to Remember

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

September 30, 2019

“Why am I more nervous about tonight than region?” Senior Ethan Hughes said. I could only smile and laugh nervously as I felt the exact same way. I was trembling inside that giant inflatable I’ve seen for the past four years. The loud cheers outside were nothing new for me. They could be heard b...

‘Farthest Thing from Paralyzed’

‘Farthest Thing from Paralyzed’

Kiersten Scott, Co-editor

June 1, 2015

Dr. Hailey, my optometrist, studies me “this is the third eye infection I’ve seen this year,” he said. The right half of my face was paralyzed at birth and while I have regained almost complete muscle control my right eye still can’t close fully on its own. “You poor thing,” he said. “Because you can’t blink properly your eye is chronically dehydrated.”

She Almost Died: Near Death Experience Gives Sorge A New Calling

She Almost Died: Near Death Experience Gives Sorge A New Calling

Sara Sorge, Guest Reporter

December 15, 2014

At 4 a.m. on April 20, 2013, my mom rushed me to the ER. I remember thinking as we pulled up to United Regional that the whole experience was surreal. When I got to the hospital the doctors said I was hemorrhaging uncontrollably, but they didn’t know why so they hooked me up to an IV, gave me a...

75-hour Challenge Leads To Band Audition

75-hour Challenge Leads To Band Audition

Lane Maddox, Reporter

December 12, 2014

“Letter N, you may begin your audition,” the room monitor says to the girl next to me. I sit in the ready chair to her right, my palms sweating, as I try to control my breathing and will my heartbeat to slow down. I wipe my clammy hands on my jeans, trying to maintain my composure. You can do...

The Call That Changed My Life

The Call That Changed My Life

Cintia Vickery, Reporter

December 12, 2014

May 27, 2014. As I woke up from a deep sleep, I felt a knot in my throat. I went to school, and I was unusually quiet. As I sat down in my classes, I felt out of place and uneasy. Something was not right, I just felt as if something bad was going to happen at any moment. And I was not ready for it....

I’m A College Kid

I’m A College Kid

Alyssa Matthews, Reporter

December 12, 2014

“All your life you’ve been treated like special little snowflakes,” The Professor says as he locks both doors. “It is my job to tell you that you’re not special at all.” 80 hot sweaty kids, dressed in everything from midriffs to freshly pressed tuxedos listen attentively, hanging on the...

Last Year. Alone.

Last Year. Alone.

Samantha Harbottle, Reporter

December 1, 2014

Senior year is supposed to be exciting and something to look forward to. You are nervous about prom and who is going to ask you. You have all these senior activities that will make great memories for you to look back on in the future. There is just one thing wrong. My parents made me move to a comple...

Exchanging Perspectives: Goodbye

Exchanging Perspectives: Goodbye

Abbey Hood

November 10, 2014

My exchange journey is coming to an end, and I have really mixed emotions about this. On one hand I am super excited to see all my family and friends again, but on the other hand I am extremely sad to say goodbye to all my friends here. I have had such an amazing time here in Wichita Falls, which has...

Exchanging Perspectives Part 2

Exchanging Perspectives Part 2

Abbey Hood, Reporter

October 20, 2014

In Australia I lived right by Lake Albert so the front of my house was all glass making it easy to admire the view. I recall sitting at the table eating Weet-Bix for breakfast when all of a sudden a group of five kangaroos go hopping by, one with a joey in its pouch. I would always take my time admiring...

Exchanging Perspectives Part 1

Exchanging Perspectives Part 1

Abbey Hood, Reporter

October 10, 2014

When I first found out I had a host family I was over the moon, and then I found out they lived in Texas. I was originally very hesitant but I decided to stay open minded and say yes, which was one of the greatest decisions I have ever made! Texas is nothing like I originally imagined. For some unknown...

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