The Rider Chronicle

Skipping school?

December 14, 2009


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Every year, from high school to junior high to elementary, 800 students on average are truant. Out of the 800 students, approximately 200 are from Rider. “Half of them are truant because they fail to turn in documentation,” attendance clerk Ellen Rigsby said. The definition of truant is one who...

Livin’ on the edge

Michael Johnson

December 14, 2009


Filed under Feature, Sports

In the 2008 Olympics the world watched as new replace old. Arguably the best opening ceremony took place, Phelps brought home a record eight gold medals in a single Olympics, Usain Bolt lived up to his name and became the fastest man on earth, and nine new events joined the Olympics. Of these, one quenched...

17 and Pregnant

December 11, 2009


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"I don't know if they were tears of joy or fear," senior Alyson Marsh* said.  "Maybe a little of both." It's senior year, and instead of worrying about graduation and ordering her cap and gown on time, this senior has so much more to worry  about. More important than hanging out with friends on...

The ugly truth

Nicole Mercadante

December 10, 2009


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Going into high school, dating becomes part of everyday life and deciding the boundaries for relationships is a major part of growing together. Junior Lily Williamson*, just recently ended a two-year relationship with her first love, he was also her first time. “It was my decision to finally have...

The Ugly Truth: Pros and cons of High School Relationships

Shelby Ross

November 24, 2009


Filed under Feature, Opinion

It was 52 degrees outside and it was time to say goodbye. After weeks of anticipating this moment, it was finally here. The porch light hit his sun-bright eyes just evenly, I could see my reflection. We stared aimlessly into the darkness trying to gather the words to say. He was swaying back and forth...

Things Aren’t Always As They Seem: A Look Inside Hospice of Wichita Falls

Things Aren’t Always As They Seem: A Look Inside Hospice of Wichita Falls

Hannah Smith

October 7, 2009


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She sits outside with her walker listening to the students zooming past, the band practicing their new songs, the high pitched sound coming from the coaches' whistles, the laughter and chatter of the students. She listens to the the world of the young people that spend their day right across the street....

Cancer Free: Senior Tyler Crump Returns to School After a Year of Battling Hodgekin’s Lymphoma

October 7, 2009


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Tyler Crump knows what it's like to stare death in the face. He's been doing it for over a year now since he was diagnosed with Hodgekins Lymphoma.  He's spent most of the last year checking in and out of hospitals, undergoing painful procedures to save his life. "Life the hospital was hard,"...

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