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12 Killed In Colorado Shooting

Shelby Harrison, reporter

July 21, 2012

Once again tragedy strikes Colorado, this time in the small town of Aurora. At the premier of the motion picture "The Dark Night Rises" a shooter opened fire into the audience. Allegedly 24-year-old James E. Holmes opened fire around 12:30 into the crowd, as of last count 71 people were wounded, including...

WFISD Passes Resolution To End High Stakes Testing; ‘No Child Left Behind’ Creates Problems For Students, Teachers

WFISD Passes Resolution To End High Stakes Testing; ‘No Child Left Behind’ Creates Problems For Students, Teachers

Kyler Norman, Reporter

May 21, 2012

In Texas several districts are signing “The Resolution to End High Stakes Testing” because of the many negative impacts of the tests. “I am in favor of the resolution,” Assistant Superintendent Dr. Timothy Powers said. “It’s time to take another look at a better way to assess student success.” Along...

Convergence; Rider Media Team Consolidates

Jordan Campagna, Editor-in-Chief

May 21, 2012

After years of the newspaper, yearbook and video teams being separate entities, next year, all three will be converging to form one media team: RHS media. Converging Rider's media teams was pushed by freshman Arron Mercer, next year's executive producer of Rider Channel 22, the audio/visual news. According...

Lanford Wins Scholarship

Lanford Wins Scholarship

May 9, 2012

Yearbook co-editor Jon Lanford won the $1000 Walsworth Yearbook scholarship announced at the ILPC State Journalism Convention in April in Austin. Lanford served as editor the last two years and was one yearbook staff all four years.

Top 10 Announced

May 9, 2012

The top 10 students of the senior class were announced this week. 1. Sarah Naumann 2. Greg Gaskey 3. Lauren Choate 4. Cameron Liss 5. Madeline Johnson 6. Oliver DeAsis 7. Aamna Zaidi 8. Jennifer Sissel 9. Julie Nicholson 10. Josh Baskin

NHS Collects More Than $17k For Pets

May 4, 2012

NHS students collected more than $17,000 in their Pennies for Pets drive April 21. The money goes to the local Humane Society and P.E.T.S. Students who were not able to collect money worked volunteer hours at either organization.

Caswell Elected Student Council President; Class Officers Named

May 3, 2012

Student Council and class officers were announced today during fourth period. Student Council Officers: President—Taylor Caswell Vice-President—Lindsay Taing Secretary—Haley Hampton Treasurer—Kristen Henry Reporter—Masley Pape Parliamentarian—Destiny Zynda Class Representatives: BriAnna Berryman...

Seniors Attend ASP Signing Day

Seniors Attend ASP Signing Day

May 3, 2012

ASP seniors took part in Signing Day May 1 at the Education Center. ASP College Advisor Jaclyn Muensterman said the day is a chance to recognize students for their hard work with grants and scholarships from colleges and universities. It's also a chance to recognize parents for their work and support...

Cards Seem Convenient But Experts Say They Cause Long-Term Economic Problems For People Who Use Them

Ashleigh Robinson, Staff Writer

May 1, 2012

In a matter of years, paper money may be outsourced with the continued using and uprising of debit and credit cards. While both are quick and easy methods to spend money, one swipe of one credit card is all it takes to acquire a massive amount of debt. Family Consumer Science teacher Lola Pepper feels...

Teachers Speak Out On Frustration Of Cheating, Lack Of Academic Consequences In Classroom

Ashlynn Giles, Staff Writer

May 1, 2012

"I think some of the reasons kids cheat is they are looking at someone’s work to compare answers to see or confirm if they were right, which is stupid because you don't even know if they studied," an anonymous Rider teacher said."When I was in school consequences were a lot harsher than now." Statistics...

Students Advance In Art Competition; Rewarded With Bryan Trip

Students Advance In Art Competition; Rewarded With Bryan Trip

Montana Mooney, Staff Writer

May 1, 2012

Six students from the art department earned the chance to compete at the state level VASE art competition in Bryan, Texas. “It’s the largest art competition in the world,” art teacher Nancy Kizis said. “It’s an even playing field because Art 1 is compared to other Art 1 material, just like...

Applying For Grants, Loans Consumes Valuable Time; Higher Education Proves Worth It In The End

Lane Weldon, Staff Writer

May 1, 2012

Junior Jessica Ayres sits at her desk, fiercely writing. She stops and looks over at the book the essay is on about, “Profiles in Courage,”and then puts her head on the desk. She hopes it is worth it. As the school year comes to an end, it’s still not too late for seniors or younger students to...

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