The Rider Chronicle

‘Bye Friend’

‘Bye Friend’

Sierra Hodges, Reporter

May 23, 2016


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It’s a “hey pal” or a “hi friend” that makes her who she is. She’s known by name but even more by voice throughout the school. Senior Cortney Wood is known personally by all of the administration and most of the staff. She has such a great personality that they always have good things...

Hey, What’s That Smell?

Hey, What’s That Smell?

Lilia Ruiz and Shannon Pyle, Reporter and Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 23, 2016


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Preparations were made. The windows were all closed. All the rooms surrounding the courtyard were warned. It was all ready. As the Forensic Science students walked out onto their crime scene the first thing they noticed was the smell. “Sometimes you’re going to come up on a crime scene where ...

Fighting For Her Life

Fighting For Her Life

Jaidyn Lehman, Reporter

May 23, 2016


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“I’m sorry to tell you this, but you have stage one cancer.” That statement shifted junior Shelby Walter’s life forever. At 16 years old, Walter was diagnosed with Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma at the beginning of March. Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma is a rare uterine cancer with an average of...

Day Of Destruction

Day Of Destruction

Caden Veitenheimer, Reporter

April 22, 2016


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“I laid there and the tornado beat me half to death with every single piece of Faith Baptist Church that it could come up with,” Testing Coordinator Patrick Tempelmeyer said. “I got hit with cinder blocks, boards, chunks of metal, you name it.” On April 10, 1979, Tempelmeyer was in the mi...

Just Do It… Later

Just Do It… Later

Anaya Williams, Reporter

April 22, 2016


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She stays up all night to do a project that’s due the next day. She spends about three and a half hours on homework each night, and sophomore Amber Villalobos rushes to get her work done so she doesn’t fail. Villalobos said time management isn’t her strong suit, and because she procrastinates...

Soccer Players Work On Making Every Moment Count

Soccer Players Work On Making Every Moment Count

Mallory Royal and Lily Landours, Reporters

March 11, 2016


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Nine seniors, one final season as a part of the Rider family, working together on the field for the last time. “We came into the season with a whole bunch of injuries, we had like six to seven players out and some of them were very crucial players,” three year varsity player  Madison Davis sai...

Semester Shuffle

Semester Shuffle

Christopher Greenwood, Reporter

March 11, 2016


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New faces and needed adjustments appear as three new teachers are introduced to the staff at the beginning of the second semester. “I’ve wanted to be a teacher ever since I was in the second grade and saw that my grandma had taught for 30 years,” Spanish teacher Britney Lucus said. “I guess...

One Size Doesn’t Fit All

One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Cortney Wood, Co-Editor-In-Chief

March 11, 2016


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The students around him constantly commented on how he was slightly overweight, and their words rang in his head. "Fat." "Chubby." "Overweight." Each word stung him, and eventually, he found a way to solve that problem. He stopped eating. When he was in junior high, *Drake Carson said his ...

Stronger Than Her Stereotype

Stronger Than Her Stereotype

Kobie Lunsford, Copy Editor

March 11, 2016


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Darkness crowded the room, but the girl couldn’t sleep. She was far too excited. She would get to attend a new school tomorrow, the Harrell Accelerated Learning Center. She planned for it to be her gateway into more education. About six years later, English teacher Heather Preston thought back on...

Cold as Ice

Cold as Ice

Sierra Hodges, Reporter

February 12, 2016


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“If I don’t get in the water on Saturday, you all get 25 bonus points.” When junior Maddie Royal got that Remind 101 message from Coach Owens, her day was made. At the time, Owens was one of the highest earning teachers in the run for the Polar Plunge. The Remind was salvation. To save her AP...

Got It On Lauck

Got It On Lauck

Lydia Angel, Reporter

February 12, 2016


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Panic rushed through her when she realized that she was only halfway through her day. She still had to go through Anatomy, Physics and volleyball practice. Overwhelmed, she thought I can just go see my mom. When senior Sydney Lauck is having a bad day, she doesn’t have to wait to go home to tal...

History Between The Lines

History Between The Lines

Chris Greenwood, Reporter

February 12, 2016


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Art teacher Brian Gilbert’s life was not only affected by a tradition brought through the ages, but spread it to inspire the generation following behind. “I don’t just do it so I can make a living from it,” Gilbert said. “I feel that I have to do it. If I don’t produce work, I feel that I...

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