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Shift to online school causes concerns

Shift to online school causes concerns

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

March 28, 2020

Due to the rising Coronavirus situation, WFISD has made the decision to switch over into the [email protected] platform which will start on Monday. School closure has also been extended until April 10.   “It was frustrating but understandable given the situation,” senior Travis Christoff said. “It will be in...

Coronavirus forces UIL to shut down Rider events

Coronavirus forces UIL to shut down Rider events

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2020

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the University Interscholastic League (UIL) has made the decision to stop activities from March 16-29. This will affect all of Rider's spring sporting events. March Madness takes on a new meaning as soccer playoffs will be halted for the next couple of weeks along...

Decision to remove courses causes discontent on campus

Decision to remove courses causes discontent on campus

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

February 28, 2020

Wichita Falls Independent School District (WFISD) is officially cutting a few Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors courses offered at Rider for the 2020-2021 school year.  The decision to do away with AP European History, AP Seminar, AP Environmental Science, Honors Creative Writing, Honors Physics and...

Guest Column: Why you should vote and how

Guest Column: Why you should vote and how

Travis Christoff, Guest

February 26, 2020

With the Texas Democratic and Republican primaries rapidly approaching on March 3, the Rider senior class officers are doing everything they can to keep eligible students able, ready and excited to vote. They hosted two voter registration drives and have been keeping their peers informed through their cl...

Power On: Esports comes to campus

Power On: Esports comes to campus

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/ Photographer

February 21, 2020

A few months ago, room 243 was filled with dust and empty tables. Now it is filled with 24 smiling, laughing students as Rider welcomes the esports (electronic sports) club. Esports is competitive gaming between people or teams. This new wave of gaming has brought many different types of students tog...

Leading on and off the court

Leading on and off the court

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

February 5, 2020

The buzzer sounds and applause fills the field house. The Raiders had just defeated the Wylie Bulldogs 61-55. The players retreat to the locker room as the stands empty. For many, it’s time to celebrate. For No. 15 , it’s time to head home. He has a quiz tomorrow in his AP Calculus class. ...

Raiders join new district after UIL realignment

Raiders join new district after UIL realignment

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

February 3, 2020

Rider will have new opponents in volleyball and basketball for the next two years after Monday’s UIL realignment.  The Raiders are no longer with Abilene Cooper and Wylie. Instead, Rider will be grouped with Aledo, Azle, Granbury and Brewer in District 5-5A.  Basketball coaches Cliff McGuire and...

Putting the Pep in Spring

Putting the Pep in Spring

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer

January 29, 2020

Although out of the norm for Rider’s students, the school will be having the first and only spring pep rally of the year Friday to help show love and support for the spring sports. “I want to stress that we’re doing this to make sure that the spring sports really know that we’re supportin...

Over the moon

Over the moon

Sandra Le, Reporter

January 24, 2020

Glowing lanterns, lunar calendars and red envelopes are currently seen in abundance around Asian households and markets. These popular symbols mark the beginning of a new year in several Asian countries.  Unlike the American new year, Lunar New Year goes by the lunar calender, which is based on the...

The College Interview from beginning to end

The College Interview from beginning to end

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

November 18, 2019

  After years of building the perfect combinations of extracurriculars, academics and test scores, high school seniors around the country are now applying to universities where they hope to further their education. As application deadlines roll around, these students simply hit the submit button an...

A Broken Tradition or a Change for the Better?

A Broken Tradition or a Change for the Better?

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

November 6, 2019

The Roundup Assembly has been a Rider-Old High week tradition for decades. Each year, Mr. and Ms. Raider nominees wow the audience with tricks and swing dancing, and the senior class puts on a skit that showcases their four years of high school.  However, there has been a change this year: The Roundup will now...

A Series of Spooky Events

A Series of Spooky Events

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

October 22, 2019

With Halloween right around the corner, seasonal festivities are underway. Rider High School has several “spooky” events that will be hosted by numerous student organizations. Murder Mystery returns for the second year Last year, Nerd Club hosted its first Murder Mystery party in which participants ...

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