The Rider Chronicle

Falls Fest Takes a Bow

Falls Fest Takes a Bow

Cortney Wood, Co-Editor-In-Chief

September 24, 2015


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Lucy Park has been fenced off and the posters and billboards have been hung all around town. Through the years, Falls Fest publicity chair Lindsay Greer has never gotten used to the 5 o’clock rush. She has been a part of Falls Fest for the last 12 years and loves when people pour into the park eager...

Mr. Pearson Says Goodbye After 41 Years of Teaching

Mr. Pearson Says Goodbye After 41 Years of Teaching

Emily Carroll, Editor

June 4, 2015


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His great grandmother was almost stolen in an Indian raid, his relatives were farmers in the depression, and from an early age, education is what enabled him to rise up out of poverty. After 41 years of teaching, Joe Pearson has decided to retire.

‘Gold Sealed’ Talent, Student Succeeds

‘Gold Sealed’ Talent, Student Succeeds

Cortney Wood, Reporter

June 2, 2015


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Junior Jenna Ward won the Gold Seal. Only 177 received the Distinguished Status and she was awarded the Gold Seal out of 28,000 pieces initially submitted. It is the highest honor a high school art student can receive and Jenna earned her spot amongst the best.

Depending on Independence

Depending on Independence

Lane Maddox & Cortney Wood, reporter & editor

June 2, 2015


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Senior Trang Mai sits in her living room with her sister, joking around about the possibility of living in Europe for a year. Over the next few months, their jokes turn into serious consideration, leading Trang to decide to live in a foreign country for a year before attending college. Starting this A...

Traveling Adventures Of A Horse-Loving Chemist

Traveling Adventures Of A Horse-Loving Chemist

Aleksa Stankovic, Reporter

June 2, 2015


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After classes are over, students don’t usually think about their teachers, but that can be a mistake because teachers also have their own interesting stories to tell. Autumn Weber proves this as a chemistry teacher who has traveled through numerous places because of her love for horses and her adventurous spirit.

Replacing Negative Thoughts

Replacing Negative Thoughts

Collin Partridge, Reporter

June 2, 2015


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A needle biopsy pierced her neck on Jan. 5, on Jan. 7 the preliminary reports showed concerning results, and on Jan. 14 the lump on her neck received a name: Squamous Cell Carcinoma, but for Receptionist Jan Albin these jumble of words translated to one thing. Cancer.

Keep Moving Forward

Keep Moving Forward

Cintia Vickery, Reporter

June 1, 2015


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There he stood, watching kids being pushed and shoved against lockers and laughed at. He saw kids with big smiles on their faces, but he knew the hurt behind those smiles. He watched the kids who just blended in, making themselves invisible in a crowd. Kids who never raised their hands in classes because they were too afraid of receiving the label of “Nerd” and “Teacher’s Pet.”

Gardening for the Future

Gardening for the Future

Miranda Darné, Reporter

June 1, 2015


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As she walks into the greenhouse, horticulture student Gracie Pinto readies her materials by collecting soil and gloves, excited to begin planting. She glances at all her class has planted and grown throughout the year and sees everything from onions to jalapeños waiting to be given away to everyone...

Cupcake Confidence

Cupcake Confidence

Kobie Lunsford, Reporter

May 12, 2015


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Anh Tran, Kelise Cunningham, Kirsten Morath, Cy Coomer, and Ni’Osha Brown rushed to set up the table and get the gear ready for Jessica Bivona. After they finished, they stood by to encourage and silently cheer her on. Everything necessary for a kitchen except for an oven was made ready for use. Jessica...

Senior Cintia Vickery Earns Full Ride JROTC Scholarship

Senior Cintia Vickery Earns Full Ride JROTC Scholarship

Kaylee Davenport, Reporter

May 12, 2015


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After an array of tests, senior Cintia Vickery received the Frederick C. Branch Marine Corps Leadership Scholarship for African Americans, a full ride scholarship to her choice of one of 17 colleges and universities. “I was coming out of the Boys and Girls Club when I received a phone call from...

Behind Electronica VI: Unleashed

Behind Electronica VI: Unleashed

Anna Au, Reporter

May 12, 2015


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The squeaking of rolling equipment and shuffling of feet fills the vacant room. The tuning of instruments create a melodic tone. Suddenly, all is silent as the director makes his cue. With more lights and greater pieces, Electronica is going to be “better than last year,” senior percussionist...

A Weekend Away

A Weekend Away

Makayla Schnaufer, Reporter

May 12, 2015


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The bus stops at the curb and students and chaperons quickly climb out, taking everything from pillows and blankets to textbooks and pencils into the school with them. While some of the students start studying for their events, others chat with their friends and a few even start up some games trying...

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