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Access To Everyone, Except Some

Access To Everyone, Except Some

Sara Barrera, Reporter

March 11, 2016


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Because Rider was built in 1961 and the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) was enacted in 1990, Handicap kids have to modify and adapt themselves around the school. “When our school was being built back in the day, handicap accessibility was not in the codes,” Principal Dee Palmore said. “We...

Students Thankful After Lockdown Incident

Students Thankful After Lockdown Incident

Rider Chronicle Staff

February 19, 2016


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The Carrigan Career Center was placed on lockdown this morning after a man, who was allegedly armed, approached the building. The man did not enter the building. According to Times Record News reports, he was later found in his home and is now in jail. Rider junior Gabby Roberson was in the school...

Red Alert

Red Alert

Cortney Wood, Co-Editor-In-Chief

December 10, 2015


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As the on-campus police officers returned from an errand on Nov. 19, they were notified of the shooting at Texoma Armory Gun Shop in the 4700 block on Southwest Parkway at 11 a.m., just before the first lunch bell rang. The police department hadn’t notified the school district of the situation yet,...

‘Murder, She Wrote’

‘Murder, She Wrote’

Kobie Lunsford, Copy Editor

November 2, 2015


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Several objects lay strewn across the floor: a bag, a water bottle, a pencil, an arm. A group of students crowded the area and carefully examined the items. They saw more than just a careless mishap. They saw a pencil that lay too far from the arm, a water bottle that was somehow still in the bag,...

School Choice, Thing of the Past

School Choice, Thing of the Past

Brooke Inman, Reporter

October 27, 2015


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Because of the new attendance zones enforced this year by the school board, school choice for students is no longer permitted in the district, unless you are permitted an opt-out choice. This is the first year since the mid-nineties that seventh and ninth graders have had to attend the school in their...

New Rules to Race

New Rules to Race

Anaya Williams, Reporter

September 28, 2015


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To avoid the GPA race, a redesign of the configuration of GPA will affect students graduating in 2018 and after. “Students in the past have what we call ‘played the GPA game’,” college and career counselor Julie Johnson said. “They will do anything they can to be number one or number two,...

Staph Found In Locker Room, No Soap In Bathroom

Staph Found In Locker Room, No Soap In Bathroom

Makayla Schnaufer, Reporter

September 28, 2015


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There have been three confirmed cases of staph out of the athletic department, causing the health department and the school district to take action and protect students and faculty. “This is staph,” said school nurse Kim Hagy. “Nothing has been confirmed MRSA.” MRSA is a more aggressive...

Trial by Friends

Trial by Friends

Kobie Lunsford, Copy Editor

September 28, 2015


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Beginning shortly after school on Sept. 23 in room 113, a school-based Teen Court is scheduled to start functioning in each of the WFISD high schools. Teen Court functions as District Court does for the most part, but with peers evaluating the cases of peers before those cases are sent to the Distr...

¡Freshmen Fiesta!

¡Freshmen Fiesta!

Savannah Dickson, Reporter

September 27, 2015


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Due to the rule change allowing eighth graders to take Pre-Ap Spanish I, freshmen will tag along with sophomores in pre-AP Spanish II, affecting both classes. “The vast majority of them [sophomores] seem to know what they are doing right now and seem very well prepared, and in the overall scheme...

Top 10 Made the Grade

Top 10 Made the Grade

Makayla Schnaufer, Reporter

June 3, 2015


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Elleana Majdinasab felt a sense of relief. She would be the Valedictorian for the 2015 senior class. Top spot was something she had worked for since freshman year.

Electronic Evolution

Electronic Evolution

Abby Love, reporter

June 3, 2015


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The beginning of the 2014-2015 school year the library began a program that allows students to download and read eBooks rather than the traditional printed books. Along with the free app, bright light, that allows students to download any of the books available for download in the library onto their...

House Bill 5 Takes Control

House Bill 5 Takes Control

Kaylee Davenport, reporter

June 1, 2015


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Freshmen at Rider are the “guinea pigs” to the new endorsement plan which was decided in August 2014 by the state. “I do think in some ways it can be a little alarming,”  counselor Jennifer Spurgers said. “The nice thing is that you can still change your endorsement once a year.” And...

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