The Rider Chronicle

Illegal Parking Creates Problem

Monica Mathieu

January 20, 2010

More and more students are getting caught parking in reserved spots. Although the parking policy is not new, a ridiculous number of students are getting towed at their own expense. "I park in the same spot every day and didn't get towed until the second semester," junior Tiffany Norman said. "I got...

Favorite Elections Set for Tomorrow

Porshala Strawn

January 20, 2010

Favorite Elections will be held Thursday during lunches in the student center. Freshmen candidates are Blayne Brooks, Abby Bates, Chase Henderson, Kristen Russ, Christian Delagarza, Lauren Giles, Daniel Espinoza, Lydia White, J. T. Barrett, Madison Hillard, Jordan McQerry, Payton Becker, Michael Percy,...

Heightened Airport Security Makes for Difficult Travel

Erica Klenk

January 20, 2010

On Christmas day a man named Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attempted to ignite explosives on an airplane flying into Detroit from Amsterdam causing heightened airport security across the nation just in time for the busy holiday travel season. Junior Jade Rumminger flew to Hawaii two days after the attack. "In...

Microsoft Office Testing Provided

Erica Klenk

January 20, 2010

Rider students taking Mrs. Cannedy's BCIS or Coach Bobbit's BIMM class have the opportunity to take the Microsoft Office Certification Test. The test benefits the student by helping them prove expertise in Microsoft Office programs, which is an absolute necessity for many schools and businesses. "We've...

Lost Textbooks Create Budget Strain

Branden Robinson

January 8, 2010

Last year, lost textbooks accounted for $10,000 of school debt, and the school is still not finished paying for the problem. "We lost a lot of books last year," assistant principal Peter Braveboy said. "Before, many seniors failed to turn in their books." Now, the school has a new policy. The school...

Mice Found on Campus

Jordan Campagna

January 8, 2010

Instead of students and teachers being the only things in the school, this year, there are a few new visitors: mice. Deliese Nusser, Food and Nutrition Sciences teacher, doesn't have a problem with the mice. "The mice we've been seeing are adorable," Nusser said. "They just can't be in the kitchens....

Yearbooks and Senior Ads on sale now

Porshala Strawn

January 8, 2010

Senior ads and yearbooks are available online at yearbooksforever.com. The ad forms were sent out in the mail last month. More forms are on the yearbook page of the Rider website. The prices for yearbooks will go up after January 12. Senior ads can be purchased in the newsroom or online at...

Beware of Winter Weather

Dani Adams

January 6, 2010

Wichita Falls residents are advised to use extreme caution throughout the remainder of the week as the winter weather becomes more severe. Wind chills are expected to drop between -5 and -30 degrees, meaning flip-flops, shorts and t-shirts are definitely a bad idea. In this cold weather, wind chills...

Onslaught of tardies

December 14, 2009

Rushing to class, you find yourself at the top of the main stairwell trying to push past people to make it to class on time. There is the average group of people gossiping in the middle of the hall about how this person is dating someone too pretty for them, or how this teacher gave them an undeserved...

No excuses for finals

December 14, 2009

When it comes to excused absences and  exclusion from final exemptions, there is a difference. “You can have five parent excused absences. They have to write a note and it has to be presented within three days of the absence,” assistant principal Monte Thacker said. “I don’t know why that absence...

Rider FFA Shines at State

Rider FFA Shines at State

December 9, 2009

Rider FFA headed to State competition with high expectations. They met those expectations and more. Freshman Chandler Alejandro placed 7th in the Creed competition in a competition that started with over 600 students. The Sr. Quiz Team made up of Matt Hanes, Sawyer Freeman, Kaylie Wolfe and Justyn...

Swine Flu: Student stories

Jordan Campagna

November 23, 2009

Swine flu; the pandemic that's sweeping the nation. Junior Ben Cummings originally thought he just had strep. "I went to the school nurse who then told me to go to a doctor who told me I had swine flu," Cummings said. "I got the medicine early enough so I wasn't sick as long." The average person has...

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