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Flooding Out The Drought

Flooding Out The Drought

Alyssa Matthews, Reporter

June 1, 2015


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From the five year drought that plagued Texas relentlesly, the recent floods have changed the daily lives of students across WFISD. “The flooding impacted the people in the Tanglewood and Eastside areas,” Public Health Preparedness Coordinator Al Gonzales said. “Folks directly in the path of...

Students Can Save Lives Tomorrow

Students Can Save Lives Tomorrow

Theresa Dhein, Reporter

May 18, 2015


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By giving blood tomorrow Rider High School students have the opportunity to save lives. “When I was a sophomore I was in the hospital and I lost so much blood that I went into a shock so I would have died if they didn't have blood on hand,” senior Sara Sorge said. Only a blood transfusion could...

Unlicensed Speech

Unlicensed Speech

Abby Love, reporter

May 12, 2015


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The Supreme Court decided it was Texas's right to deny making customized license plates that included an image of the Confederate flag for the Sons of Confederate Veterans. One of the reasons the state of Texas said they would not allow the license plate is because the flag is often viewed as a symbol ...

Under The Influence

Miranda Darne, Reporter

February 18, 2015


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No. The only thought that enters her mind as *Jane stares at marijuana is no. But openly refusing it is like refusing popularity, a title only worthy of those who do this newfound coming of age ritual. Peer pressure suddenly felt physical as she was at a loss for words. Her friend is waiting...

Dog Deployment

Dog Deployment

Kiersten Scott, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2015


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Cody Blair doesn’t know when they are coming. He doesn’t know which rooms they will search. But even if the dogs don’t signal their trainers and no contraband items are found he will consider the sweep a success. As an assistant principal organizing this semester’s Drug Dog sweeps is one Blair’s...

Mainstage Play Starts Tonight

Mainstage Play Starts Tonight

Emily Carroll, Co-Editor

January 16, 2015


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It is a Wednesday afternoon. The theater is empty. The house lights dance around the room as cast members fill the aisles with flower petals. Caesar is coming! He’s coming! Caesar is coming! It’s the second to last rehearsal before opening night. "None of us including J have ever done a...

Flu Season Officially Here

Flu Season Officially Here

Alyssa Matthews, Reporter

December 18, 2014


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Flu season is officially here. Flu and flu-like symptoms have been filing in the Wichita Falls Public Health District offices for weeks. “The health district is highly encouraging everyone to be vaccinated as soon as possible,” The Wichita Falls Health District said in a public news release....

Blood Drive Gives Life

Blood Drive Gives Life

Cortney Wood, Reporter

December 15, 2014


Filed under Briefs, News

A near death experience drives student council president Sara Sorge to make each Rider blood drive a success. “I lost so much blood my sophomore year that I had a heart attack,” Sorge said. “People don’t normally think about helping somebody like that, but if nobody had donated, I could have...

The Next Step: Seniors Accepted Into Dream Colleges Early

The Next Step: Seniors Accepted Into Dream Colleges Early

Maddie Box, Reporter

December 12, 2014


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With the first semester of this year coming to a close, seniors are feeling the pressure to get all of their applications in. Although there are many seniors who do not know where they want to go to college, some seniors knew long before this year. Leigh McBride, for instance, started touring colleges...

STAAR Results No Longer Part Of Exam Exemptions

STAAR Results No Longer Part Of Exam Exemptions

Alyssa Matthews, Reporter

December 5, 2014


Filed under Briefs, News

A high school student may opt out of semester exams if his grades and attendance records meet the district’s current standards WFISD said in a news release. This year’s prerequisites are on a class by class basis and do not depend on passing state assessments. Many students are exhilarated that...

JROTC Sponsors First Step Benefit

JROTC Sponsors First Step Benefit

December 5, 2014


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The J.R.O.T.C. will be hosting a 12 Days of Christmas to benefit First Step of WF (the local women’s shelter). They will be collecting donations of clothes, shoes, toys, etc. They will be placing boxes in the J.R.O.T.C. hallway, by the main office, library and by the band hall. And the boxes will...

Cafeteria Kitchen Deemed Unsafe

Cafeteria Kitchen Deemed Unsafe

Alyssa Matthews, reporter

November 20, 2014


Filed under News, Top Stories

(This story is developing. Updated Nov. 25 at 11:38 a.m.) "This is just one of those things in life that you have to go through," Principal Dee Palmore says as he rushingly pass out plates to each anticipating, hungry student in line. "The things where you have to go through the worst to get to the...

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