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From Text to Script: Excitement or Fear?

From Text to Script: Excitement or Fear?

Dei Seamans

January 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Rider Chronicle

It’s no secret that many of the most popular book series have been brought to life on the big screen. However, it would be a lie to say that all of these movie adaptations shared their paper counterparts’ popularity. A prime example would be the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. The books...

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 ...

‘Rise Red As The Dawn’, Read Red Queen

‘Rise Red As The Dawn’, Read Red Queen

Cortney Wood, Co-Editor in Chief

May 23, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Periodically throughout a year, book nerds absolutely spaz out over a new book and rave about it continuously. As many books as I read a year, I tend to fall in love with characters, or places, or ideas, but I really haven’t found a series that I am in LOVE with since fourth grade when I was introduced...

No Longer Terrified, Ready

No Longer Terrified, Ready

Cortney Wood, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 23, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The countdown is on. Only a handful of days linger until the final bell rings on May 27 and I am finished with high school forever, and I’m finally okay saying I am a senior and I am ready to graduate. It took a lot for me to sit down and actually write my first column that was in the January/February...

STAAR Restricts Students’ Learning

STAAR Restricts Students’ Learning

April 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion

College demands facts and information and not the confusing packet that results in a non-crediting score, the STAAR. Many of the lesson plans in place in core classes have been shortened to accommodate for the tests sponsored by the state. The teachers tell us what ‘might’ be on the tests...

Eyes On The Road

Eyes On The Road

Cortney Wood, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Despite the facts that one in five crashes in Texas each year involve distracted driving and eight people die a day in the United States because of distracted driving, people continue to drive two ton machines with their eyes glued to their phone to pick the next song they will jam to in the car. Everyone...

Spring Back Into Class After Break

Spring Back Into Class After Break

March 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Spring break starts soon, and every student, teacher and staff member will book it out of this building with their sights set on relaxation. But, although Netflix will run for the next nine days straight, after everyone returns from the well-deserved break, don’t fall into the trap of just skirting...

Make Your Voice Heard

Make Your Voice Heard

February 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion

There are only 272 days until the 2016 Presidential Election. When the day finally arrives on Nov. 8, the United States will choose the next leader of the nation. The voice of this generation rides on the seniors. As they transition into adulthood, the seniors need to register to vote to ensure that...

Terrified, But Ready…I Guess

Terrified, But Ready…I Guess

Cortney Wood, Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Take a bow, the grand finale, the last lap. The ways of saying it are endless.  It’s the end. Senior year. This is the first time I have written those words, and I hate that. I graduate this year, and it terrifies me. I’m the exact opposite of every other senior. Everyone I hear ha...

There’s No Place Like Home

There’s No Place Like Home

Makayla Schnaufer, Reporter

December 18, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Little Screen, Big Distraction

Little Screen, Big Distraction

December 18, 2015


Filed under Opinion

WFISD set in place a new cell phone policy before the start of the year which allows students to use their phones during lunch and between classes. However, students are abusing this freedom and are using their phones non-stop throughout the school day. This is frustrating teachers and disrupting ...

Uprooted: Secret Life Of A Military Kid

Uprooted: Secret Life Of A Military Kid

Miranda Darné, Managing Editor

December 18, 2015


Filed under Opinion

We entered a small room filled with other children like my siblings and I. Sadness was etched on their faces. I was old enough to know what was going on, so when my parents tried to cheer me up I wanted none of it. A man opened the door and started rallying the others saying it was time to go....

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