The Rider Chronicle

As High as You Can Go

As High as You Can Go

Mandy Huynh, Reporter

December 5, 2018


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

A counselor at Rider High School takes her education to the next level as she receives her doctorate degree.  With this, Wendy Risner becomes the third faculty member to earn the title, specifically in philosophy and counselor education at Texas Tech University.  She also has a bachelor’s in English...

Two Teams, One Family

Two Teams, One Family

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief

November 15, 2018


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Whistles blew, and the first quarter was over. Screams of anticipation for the big game settled, and Wichita Falls Independent School District Superintendent Michael Kuhrt drew the attention of both Raiders and Coyotes. He announced that student council members would be walking through the stands. As t...

A Whodunit Gathering

A Whodunit Gathering

Mandy Huynh, Reporter

November 13, 2018


Filed under Feature

 A party is set on Halloween night with guests eating snacks and chatting about the upcoming show. The setting is Killingsworth grape and wine farm; Elizabeth Killingsworth, a widow to the late Robert Killingsworth, is hosting her last party. She is missing as all the other main suspects make their ...

A Production Worth the Practice

A Production Worth the Practice

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief

October 12, 2018


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After 20 years of excellence, Rider's theatre department presented its 2018 annual production of Lip Sync titled "Lip Sync XX: Songs of the Silver Screen" involving more than 60 students, 12 of which are directors. Preparation began at the end of last year, leading into auditions, which were held...

Justice for Landavazo and Smith

Justice for Landavazo and Smith

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

September 25, 2018


Filed under Feature

The final verdict of the Kody Lott trial, the 22-year-old man who was found guilty of killing Lauren Landavazo and injuring another student on their way home from McNiel Junior High on Sept. 2, 2016 has echoed throughout the community. The ruling, sentencing Lott to life in prison and a $20-thousand fi...

Out With the Old, In With the New

Out With the Old, In With the New

Victoria Hitchcock and Mandy Huynh

September 6, 2018


Filed under Feature

When the student body learned that they would be receiving chromebooks for classwork this year, their reactions varied widely. The news brought about feelings of excitement from some, and contempt for change from others. Some students, like senior Anna Razavi, are frustrated with new requirements to use a ...

New Club on the Block

New Club on the Block

Victoria Hitchcock, Section Editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Movies often depict high school to be full of cliques. There are the jocks, the goths, the geeks, the preppy kids, and countless others. As ridiculous as they seem on screen, a less extreme version does tend to exist in real life, and this division can leave some kids feeling excluded. Everyone want...

A Different Perspective

A Different Perspective

Dei Seamans, Reporter

February 28, 2018


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Imagine waking up tomorrow morning in France, surrounded by a culture that’s seemingly alien-like. Now imagine having to live there, with only the knowledge of the country gained through pop culture. For some students at Rider, that was their experience arriving in America for the first time. “It’...

To Make a Champion

To Make a Champion

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief

February 26, 2018


Filed under Feature, Sports, Top Stories

With the Olympics having wrapped up this past week, several young athletes have had the chance to represent their country, some of whom earned a medal. The youngest of these was 15-year-old Alina Zagitova in figure skating. From the U.S. 17-year-old Red Gerard won the gold in Men’s slopestyle. “Se...

In the Dugout and in Our Hearts

In the Dugout and in Our Hearts

Tayler Jackson, Reporter

February 26, 2018


Filed under Feature, Featured Athlete, Featured Sports Story Carousel, Senior, Top Stories

Although she can’t take the field as a player, Savannah Dickson is getting used to her new role as the softball manager.  During the 2017 season, she was in an accident on her way to an out of town tournament.  However, it hasn’t stopped her from being involved. With her years of experience an...

A Dream for Coaching

A Dream for Coaching

Amaya Spearman, Reporter

January 26, 2018


Filed under Feature, Sports, Top Stories

After fifteen years, a familiar face is returning to the soccer field at Rider High School.  While he was a leader as a player, now he is the leader as the new boys head coach. “Everyone has their dream job, but this is what I've always wanted to do,” Head Coach Dustin Holly said. Since wi...

Ready or Not

Ready or Not

Victoria Hitchcock, Section Editor

January 22, 2018


Filed under Feature, Rider Chronicle, Senior, Top Stories

First semester ends, the countdown begins. Graduation is only four months away, and talk of graduating brings about nervous, yet excited conversations of what is to come. However, senior Muzzamil Nadeem feels more than ready for college. Nadeem plans on attending University of North Texas or Midwestern St...

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