The Rider Chronicle

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...

A Note Above the Rest

A Note Above the Rest

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief

January 22, 2018


Filed under Feature, Rider Chronicle, Top Stories

The anticipation had risen, it was time to see if he would measure up. He had spent the last eight months preparing for this moment, and it all came down to this one audition. Then it was a waiting game. After auditioning earlier in the day, Junior Austin Taack sat among some of the best high school...

The Next Chapter

The Next Chapter

Chris Greenwood, Copy Editor

January 2, 2018


Filed under Feature

Following the start of the new school year, Sydney Stockton, Librarian sets out to revamp the library at Rider High School.  It’s all a part of her 10 year plan.  While some of the books are from when the school opened in 1961 and have literary value, Stockton said they aren’t being touched.  In...

Without Words

Without Words

Carson Lee, Editor-in-Chief

January 2, 2018


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

She wakes up at 5:50. She leaves the house at 6:30. It’s a daily one hour and two-minute commute to Rider High School from her house in Graham, but this is just one of the “should be” challenging aspects of her day. Sophomore Jackie Anaya is deaf. When she was a toddler, her parents became aware...

“Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself”

“Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself”

Dei Seamans, Reporter

December 4, 2017


Filed under Feature

Since its release to the theaters on Sept. 8, 2017, the film adaptation of Stephen King’s “IT” has earned over $500-million at the box office, ending the 44-year reign of “The Exorcist” as the highest grossing horror film of all time. There’s something about well-made horror flicks that dr...

Creating Worlds from Nothing

Creating Worlds from Nothing

Dei Seamans, Reporter

December 4, 2017


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

National Novel Writing Month, known throughout the Internet as NaNoWriMo, is an online event that lasts all of November. Participants attempt to write a 50,000 word novel by 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 30. December through February are known as the “Now What?” months, in which the writers can take the time t...

At the End of the Hall

At the End of the Hall

Dei Seamans, Reporter

November 29, 2017


Filed under Feature

It had been a rainy day, but it hadn’t been depressing. The gentle humming of the car engine, the explosive sounds coming from an anime on a laptop, and the sound of friends laughing filled the air. Less than 10 seconds later, many lives were changed forever, and one life was extinguished. Throu...

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