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Painting For A Purpose Set For Nov. 20

Painting For A Purpose Set For Nov. 20

Kiersten Scott

November 12, 2014


Filed under Briefs, News

On Nov. 20 the student council will host their “Painting-for-a-Purpose” event to raise funds that will go towards the purchase of Christmas gifts for children who would otherwise go without. “Right now we are actually doing a lot of things and“ painting-for-a-purpose” is one of our big fall...

Biology Club Relaunches

Biology Club Relaunches

Miranda Darne

November 7, 2014


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For the first time in several years, Rider has a functioning Biology Club. “We actually had a lot more people there than I thought we were going to,” senior and Biology Club President Kiersten Scott said. “We had about 40 people, and I thought we were only going to have 7; I’m really excited ...

Students Commended On National Scale

Students Commended On National Scale

Abby Love, Reporter

October 31, 2014


Filed under News, Top Stories

Out of the 1.5 million students who take the PSAT every year, only about 34,000 students receive the National Merit commended status. This year out of the 10 WFISD students who received this honor, eight were from Rider. These eight include, Gage Grace, Bonnie Lambert, Carolyn Messer, Dakota Tolleson,...

Unsatisfactory

Unsatisfactory

Alyssa Matthews, Reporter

October 31, 2014


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You sit nervously in a school desk at exactly 7:45 a.m. For the next four hours you will take an exam that will determine your fate in high school. It’s not whether you know it, it’s whether you can apply it. You’ve heard it a thousand times. It’s a state exam, how hard can it be? 4:00:00....

Learn An Asian Art With The Spanish Teacher

Kobie Lunsford, Reporter

September 16, 2014


Filed under News, Rider Chronicle

In this day and age, people need to be able to defend themselves, and martial arts club can get students ready early on in their lives. The purpose of the Pyong Hwa Do Martial Arts Club is to open students to martial arts and help them better themselves and others. The club also does volunteer work. “The...

Mu Alpha Theta: It’s Not All About Math

Alyssa Matthews, Reporter

September 16, 2014


Filed under Briefs, News, Rider Chronicle

The National Math Honor Society is preparing for another year full of community service and volunteerism. “A lot of people think all we do it sit around and solve math problems.” sponsor Lydia Coyle said. “We actually do numerous events such as donating cans to Interfaith Ministries, filling...

Opportunities To Give Back With StuCo

Opportunities To Give Back With StuCo

September 15, 2014


Filed under Briefs, Interactive Stories, News, Rider Chronicle, Top Stories

Rider Student Council is an organization that offers different volunteering activities to its members. “Student Council allows everyone to give back to our community in a way that students enjoy, “ president Sara Sorge said. They have meetings every Wednesday during the lunch periods and everyone...

New Game New Gear: Raider Football Debuts New Helmets

New Game New Gear: Raider Football Debuts New Helmets

Abby Love, Reporter

September 5, 2014


Filed under News, Rider Chronicle, Sports, Top Stories

Tonight the Rider varsity football team will be revealing their new helmets during the 7 p.m game against Amarillo High at Memorial Stadium. The team is coming off of a win last week. “Last year’s team left a lot of adversity for the seniors this year as far as the success that we are expected...

When The School Bond Failed

Kiersten Scott, Co-Editor

June 4, 2014


Filed under News, Rider Chronicle

The May 10 school bond proposal lost by a margin of 7553 votes cast against to 2812 votes cast for. Because of the bond’s failure students were notified two weeks ago what school they were assigned to and 40 of those students did not get their first choice. “You can’t make 100 percent of people...

Rider Alumni Speak About Life After High School

Cortney Wood, Reporter

May 30, 2014


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With the excitement of graduation alive in the hallways at Rider, and the stress of life after high school developing throughout the 2014 graduating class, past graduates Kayla Holcomb (class of 2013) and Lindsey Segert (class of 2011) reflect on their years at Rider and how their experiences here resurface...

District Prepares To Improve Standard Bandwidth

Courtney Wood, Reporter

May 15, 2014


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The impatient, rapid clicking of the mouse, the huffed breathing, and the irritated eye rolls are all of which hallmarks of the slow internet connection at school that should be resolved by next school year. The school district has purchased an increased bandwidth for all WFISD schools that will be...

New 5-Hour STAAR For Freshmen, Sophomores

April 28, 2014


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Now that students and teachers have made it through the 5-hour English Language Arts test that combined the reading and writing portions of the EOC, they see issues with the exam. “I think it was a waste of time and not really productive because we really didn’t do anything,” junior Laci Watson...

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