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“Do it For Those Who Can’t”

“Do it For Those Who Can’t”

Jacob H. Wooten, Reporter, Website Manager

January 25, 2017


Filed under Featured Sports Story Carousel, News

Giving back is what the Rider Raiders were all about on September 17th, 2016 as they raised awareness about ALS by taking part in the annual Muscle Walk. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is a disorder involving the death of neurons that control voluntary muscles and causes many inabilities ...

Trump’s Triumph

Trump’s Triumph

Lydia Angel, Chloe Pak, Victoria Hitchcock, Co-editor and Chief, Reporter, Reporter

December 8, 2016


Filed under News, Opinion

The 2016 election is finished. Donald Trump is the elected president of the United States as of November 8th, 2016. Some students are happy about the results, and some are not.   “After watching the election, I went to sleep,” sophomore, Kallie Quintero said, “I knew Trump was going to win, so ...

New Voter Advise

New Voter Advise

Maria Gandy, Reporter/Illustrator

December 7, 2016


Filed under Advice Column, Feature, News

For many reasons this particular election is one like no other. A famous businessman with little political experience, but a headstrong boldness is going against the first female candidate who has political experience is going to make the competition fierce. Many veteran voters are rattled by the optio...

National Merit Awards

National Merit Awards

Chloe Pak, Reporter

December 7, 2016


Filed under Feature, News, Senior

Two hundred and twenty-three. The score that opened so many opportunities and brought justice to every second spent prepping. With this score came the title: National Merit Semi-finalist. Rider Senior Madison Carlston has spent hours of her time, years even, dedicated to preparing for the SAT. ...

Ballot Influence

Ballot Influence

Lydia Angel, Co-Editor/Reporter

November 9, 2016


Filed under Feature, News

Before heading to the polls, people are influenced in different ways as to how they will cast their ballot.

Shooting Suspect Behind Bars

Shooting Suspect Behind Bars

Lydia Angel

September 7, 2016


Filed under News

A suspect is in custody after confessing to the murder of Lauren Landavazo. On Sunday afternoon just before 1:30p.m. the Wichita Falls Police Department responded to a suspicious persons call in the 4700 block of Southwest Parkway.  When they arrived they made a traffic stop on a vehicle matching Fri...

Police Still Searching for Shooting Suspect

Police Still Searching for Shooting Suspect

Lydia Angel, Editor

September 3, 2016


Filed under News

A suspect is on the loose in connection to a shooting that killed one junior high student and injured another. According to the Wichita Falls Police Department, it happened just after 3p.m. Friday.    WFPD said the shooting took place on the 5200 block of Kingston Drive and involved two McNeil Midd...

Superintendent Releases Statement on Shooting

Superintendent Releases Statement on Shooting

September 2, 2016


Filed under News

The following statement was released by the WFISD Superintendent Friday night regarding a shooting near Rider High School: Good evening, WFISD Parents and Staff. Today after school there was a tragic off-campus situation involving two girls from McNiel Middle School. I am saddened to report that ...

CTE Center Construction

CTE Center Construction

Anaya Williams, Journalist

May 18, 2016


Filed under News

Construction has begun on the Career and Technological Education center. The purpose of the CTE center is to help transition students from high school to jobs in the community. Students will learn advanced skills and receive certifications, college credits and the ability to explore their future from...

Let’s Talk About Sex

Let’s Talk About Sex

Victoria Hitchcock, Reporter

April 22, 2016


Filed under News

When the state of Texas cut the health requirement for high school students, they also took away any form of sex education at Rider, except for the few who choose to take health as an elective. At Rider, that’s 30 students a semester. Before the cut, students learned about Hot Topics, the abstinence...

‘Afraid is the Wrong Answer’

‘Afraid is the Wrong Answer’

Chris Greenwood, Reporter

April 22, 2016


Filed under News

School trips may be exciting, but the dangers add up after travelers leave the airport. World events can add to how stressful a trip may be. “I have to go through another door in the airport and have a cross put on my passport,” Spanish teacher Maria Cruz said. “The cross on my passport means...

Does STAAR Create Stars?

Does STAAR Create Stars?

Lydia Angel, Reporter

April 22, 2016


Filed under News

STAAR season has kicked off and students have questioned why the tests exist. ”What happened was, the businesses in Texas went to the legislatures and said they needed students coming out of school that are better prepared,” Principal Dee Palmore said.“Technology started to come in and everybody...

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