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Seven tricks for efficient remote learning

Seven tricks for efficient remote learning

Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief

September 9, 2020

The first three weeks of school have come and gone, and there are several lessons to be learned for those in online classrooms. Here are seven tips for remote learners on how to maximize a virtual learning experience: Use your voice Remember that the virtual students are bunched together on the teacher...

5 ways COVID-19 has changed college admissions for ’21

Midwestern State University

Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief

September 1, 2020

Similar to many other aspects of today’s world, the college admissions process has been disturbed by the spread of the coronavirus around the country. From changing standardized testing requirements to modifying interview formats, here are five substantial alterations to the 2020-21 college applicat...

Meet The Rider Chronicle Staff

Meet The Rider Chronicle Staff

The Rider Chronicle Staff

August 31, 2020

The Rider Chronicle's staff has grown to seven members for this school year. Their goal is to work together to share the latest news, sports, trends and current events on campus with their readers. Introducing the 2020-2021 Rider Chronicle Staff: Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief Since joining The Ri...

The Reality of Remote Learning

Mr. Byas checks in with his virtual students during English class this week.

Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief

August 27, 2020

For many students, the first day of school is an exciting ordeal. However, for almost 30 percent of the Rider student body, the beginning of this school year didn’t have many of the same thrills. In order to avoid potential exposure to the coronavirus, these students have opted to attend school vir...

First Rider Student Tests Positive for COVID-19

First Rider Student Tests Positive for COVID-19

Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief

August 26, 2020

Wichita Falls Independent School District (WFISD) confirmed its second case of coronavirus in a press release on Wednesday night. The statement revealed that the student attended both Rider and the Career and Education Center (CEC), and that all student and staff contacts have been notified of their low...

Rider students return from 160-day break

Students return to campus following safety procedures amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief

August 20, 2020

For the first time since being released for Spring Break on March 13, Rider students and faculty returned to campus to resume school activities. With new social distancing protocols and sanitizing procedures in place to avoid a potential coronavirus outbreak, almost 70 percent of students have o...

Five Rider changes for 2020-21 you may not know

Rider High School will have a few changes as the 2020-21 school year begins.

Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief

August 17, 2020

With school set to resume on Thursday, Rider High School administration has published a variety of new protocols to ensure both the safety and productivity of students and staff. The Wichita Falls Independent School District [WFISD] has made multiple efforts to inform families about the expectations...

Tryouts go virtual during pandemic

Cheerleaders performing during a November pep rally.

Meghan Helton, Reporter

May 18, 2020

With Rider High School shut down because of COVID-19, extracurricular groups were forced to cease their activities altogether. However, Rider's marching band, cheerleaders and Raiderettes have found ways to overcome this when it came to having tryouts for 2020-21. “In the past auditions for ch...

Rider names valedictorian after four-way tie

Carson Sager

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

May 12, 2020

Though the Covid-19 pandemic has caused the Class of 2020’s school year to take an unforeseeable turn, Rider seniors’ class rankings have been just as out-of-the-ordinary.  This year, four students were in the running for the valedictorian spot, with Carson Sager earning the honor in a tiebr...

2020 Graduation information released

2020 Graduation information released

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

May 6, 2020

Since the start of school closure, the question of graduation has been up in the air. To the relief of many, the news of a graduation ceremony lifted their spirits.  “My reaction was overjoyed and it’s important to me because it brings my family and friends close,” senior Autumn Howells said....

Seniors left with worries and unfinished business

Seniors left with worries and unfinished business

Sheridan Allen, Photographer/ Reporter

April 29, 2020

Seniors have had their year turned upside down as many question if any of the traditional celebrations will even happen.  Will they get their senior prom? Will they be able to walk across the stage for a typical graduation ceremony in May? Some seniors, such as Class President Anna Grisel, question...

College Board Restructures 2020 AP Exams Amid Pandemic

College Board Restructures 2020 AP Exams Amid Pandemic

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

April 10, 2020

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, schools across the nation have closed until further notice. Since the closures, the College Board has drastically altered the structure and content of this year’s AP exams.  These changes have left many students unsure of how to feel, as their chances of col...

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