The Rider Chronicle

Bad Connection

Bad Connection

Savannah Dickson, Reporter

November 20, 2015


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Ugly. Pathetic. Worthless. Simple words that have a complex and disastrous effect. And it is even worse when they are said over a bright screen. Bullying people increases chances of suicide up to nine times and the easiest way to bully someone nowadays, is through the internet or social media....

Why Teachers Teach

Why Teachers Teach

Anaya Williams, Reporter

November 20, 2015


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In spite of a 30 percent drop in people entering teacher preparation programs and statistics that show 50 percent of teachers leave the classroom in the first five years of their career, new teachers start every year. And sometimes, they stay. First year English teacher Kristy Chamberlain was insp...

Minutes Away From Losing His Leg

Minutes Away From Losing  His Leg

Cortney Wood and Sierra Hodges

November 2, 2015


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Minutes away from losing his leg. Four hours without blood circulation. Three pops. That’s all he heard, and he knew something was wrong with his knee. It happened in a split second. One moment his mind was on his next move, the next two bodies pinned him to the ground and he heard three pops. He...

Raider Of The Month: October

Raider Of The Month: October

Sierra Hodges, Reporter

November 2, 2015


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Breathing in a deep breath she starts her turn. Five... Six...Seven...Eight... She counts to prepare the dancers. Every pep-rally, game, dance is different, and they all have to be polished. Her brown hair in a perfect bun and gold glitter on her right eye, dance team captain Peyton Tally puts a big...

Dance Of The Dead

Dance Of The Dead

Justin Houts, Reporter

October 30, 2015


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The putrid corpses of twisted circus performers rise from the dead and march the streets in a horrifying display of absolute terror. They seek only to terrify and consume their prey and will not stop until their hunger for chaos and flesh is satisfied. Just when all hope seems lost, a circle opens up...

Names On Their Backs

Names On Their Backs

Cortney Wood, Co-Editor-In-Chief

October 29, 2015


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Down the ramp leading onto the field, around the corner where fans shouldn’t be, Jan Albin walks alone onto the turf. She hears thousands of screams in anticipation of the ‘Think Pink’ game at home on Oct. 9. Captains Hunter Kyle and TJ Vasher walk up to Albin and ask if she’s ready for...

Bet You Can’t Eat Just One

Bet You Can’t Eat Just One

Miranda Darne, Managing Editor

October 28, 2015


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For weeks James Wagner had been sworn to secrecy. Not even his family could know. Lay’s had contacted Wagner about being a potential finalist for the Lay’s Do Us A Flavor competition, but he didn’t think anything of it. Then there was a knock on the door. He opened the door and saw celebrity...

Senior’s Survival Guide

Senior’s Survival Guide

Miranda Darne, Managing Editor

September 28, 2015


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Meeting standards. That’s what senior Madi Davis has to do to be admitted into MSU. Although Madi has already committed to MSU for soccer and only has to meet the minimum acceptance requirements, preparations for college have still been hard as she sets her own goals.From taking dual credit classes...

Senior at ‘Brink of Greatness’

Senior at ‘Brink of Greatness’

Shannon Pyle, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2015


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“I have a skin disorder.” Senior Sara Hamlin stepped up to the microphone. “So I’m not perfect or anything.” She felt the heat of the room pressing in on her. “You don’t have to be the status quo to be perfect.” She took a deep breath and steeled her nerves. “If you...

Karla’s Story

Karla’s Story

Shawn Kirkland, Reporter

September 28, 2015


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She walked into the classroom, but she couldn’t speak English. It was 2002 and the first day of kindergarten for Karla Alvarado who had just arrived from Mexico City. She was attending an American school and there wasn’t anyone who could speak Spanish, at least that’s what she thought. All...

Capturing Carroll Collectively

Capturing Carroll Collectively

Brooke Inman, Reporter

September 28, 2015


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She arrives at work at 7:15 a.m. every morning. Immediately, she is taking calls and aligning papers for the principal. Administrative assistant and bookkeeper Montie Carroll works at least eight hours every day. Being an administrative assistant, Carroll is responsible for Rider’s budget and ma...

Teacher Today, DJ Tomorrow

Teacher Today, DJ Tomorrow

Jared Bruner, Reporter

September 25, 2015


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Lights flashing. Speakers thumping. The room is filled with people dancing. Dancing to the music chosen by the DJ. This is what Choir Director Jason Mayfield does as a living. Alongside his job as choir director, Mayfield and his wife Laura Mayfield own a DJ/Events business called Mayfield...

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