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Dress-Up or Dress Out

Dress-Up or Dress Out

Sheridan Allen, Reporter

November 27, 2018


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Dress-up days have been a tradition at Rider for more than 32 years, and with a wide variety of students at Rider, it’s not a surprise that some participate, while others don’t. For senior Seth Allen, participating is hard because he doesn’t know what days are dress-up days and what the the...

Rivalry Week: A Time for Tradition

Rivalry Week: A Time for Tradition

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief

November 27, 2018


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This was the 57th year of Rider tradition, and rivalry week has concluded. Traditions were upheld, games were played, and memories were made. Now, we will take a look back at the annual customs that make up Rider Old High week. To start off, the halls throughout the class are decorated to fit the the...

What Colleges Don’t Tell You They Are Looking For: Volunteer Work

What Colleges Don’t Tell You They Are Looking For: Volunteer Work

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

November 13, 2018


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An article published by the Huffington Post explored the idea that perfect standardized test scores don’t guarantee admission to highly selective schools. If these colleges are looking for more than just high SAT and ACT scores, what can be done to receive admission to their competitive programs? ...

WFISD Seniors Claim Nationwide Titles

WFISD Seniors Claim Nationwide Titles

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under News, Senior

For the past three years, Wichita Falls Independent School District (WFISD)  has had one National Merit Semifinalist from Rider High School. This year is no different, as senior Kerri Lu not only earned the prestigious title but made a perfect score on the qualifying Preliminary SAT (PSAT) exam. ...

The “Secret” Standardized Tests

The “Secret” Standardized Tests

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

November 13, 2018


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For most high school students, junior year is the year of standardized testing. From the PSAT in the fall to multiple rounds of SAT or ACT testing year-round, colleges require many things of students the year before applications get sent out. For certain schools in America, these test scores are simply no...

Rider Continues to Save Lives Through Annual Blood Drive

Rider Continues to Save Lives Through Annual Blood Drive

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief

October 26, 2018


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Last year, Rider High School received an award for the most blood donated in the state of Texas. Now, in hopes to continue, the student council put on another blood drive on October 22. There were over 40 participants who gave blood, consisting of both students and faculty. There were students wh...

Students Connect Through Innovative New Program

Students Connect Through Innovative New Program

Mandy Huynh and Sheridan Allen

October 22, 2018


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AP Capstone is a two year program that’s only offered at 1500 hundred schools in the U.S. Currently, Rider is the only school offering it in the whole district. The first year of the program is called AP seminar, which 26 students are currently enrolled. They learn how to identify credible sources an...

New Year, New Rules

New Year, New Rules

Carson Lee and Manasvi Reddy

August 31, 2018


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With school officially back in session, students are waking up from summer-long snoozes to face multiple changes on campus. As they walked into school for the first time in months, they were greeted by an unfamiliar face: Dr. Cody Blair, the new Principal of Rider High School. Dr. Blair replaced M...

Graduation: A Tassle Worth The Hassle

Graduation: A Tassle Worth The Hassle

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief

May 24, 2018


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After these four transformative years of high school, the senior class of 2018 will graduate on Saturday, May 26 at Kay Yeager Coliseum starting at 5:00 p.m. The seniors will move on, leaving their legacy and ushering in a new class of freshmen who will spend the next four years following in their s...

Reaching the Finale for the First Time

Reaching the Finale for the First Time

Dei Seamans, Reporter

March 26, 2018


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When Rider High School's JROTC team received an email at the beginning of March they were ecstatic, for it revealed that they had qualified for the final round of the 2017-2018 JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl. This is the first time Rider has won the opportunity to compete at the national level i...

Fast Tracking College Admissions

Fast Tracking College Admissions

Manasvi Reddy, Reporter

March 22, 2018


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According to CollegeBoard, the process of applying to undergraduate college programs begins at the start of the summer following junior year. From scholarships to essays to financial aid, the deadlines can feel seemingly endless until the fall. Then, there’s the wait. Most students don’t receive a...

March in Wichita Falls Set For Saturday

March in Wichita Falls Set For Saturday

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief

March 22, 2018


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A March For Our Lives will be taking place on Saturday in Wichita Falls, starting at 10:00a.m. Vern and Bianka Landavazo have helped put the event together.  Their daughter Lauren was shot and killed while walking home from McNiel Middle School in 2016. They have partnered with both the League of ...

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