The Rider Chronicle

Too Little Too Late: Don’t Wait, Get Involved Now

Rider Chronicle Editorial Board

October 8, 2010


Filed under Opinion

Rider was once thriving with clubs; people full of passion for a cause, now many of the once loved clubs have disappeared. There are many reasons as to why Rider has lost so many clubs, but the main reasons are a lack of student commitment and many teachers who just no longer have the time. After-school...

I Read Banned Books

Emma White

September 30, 2010


Filed under Opinion

Welcome to banned book week, week of the banned books, week of rebels, readers of rebellion. This is the week passionate readers come together to celebrate books and live in freedom with them. It is when people overlook censorship and read what they want because they want to. One book that is currently bei...

The Bounty Hunter Delivers

Shelby Ross

April 14, 2010


Filed under A&E, Opinion

Gerard Butler? Um, hot Scottish actor? I'd watch any movie with him in it. From The Phantom of the Opera to The Ugly Truth. And Jennifer Aniston? She is sassy and sexy and determined in all her movies. What a genius idea to put these two hot people together in a movie. The Bounty Hunter is an action-romantic...

Dragons Rock

Branden Robinson

April 14, 2010


Filed under A&E, Opinion

How to Train Your Dragon is a classic story of a coming of age boy vying for the acceptance of his peers and father; Hiccup is a teenager growing up in a colony of Vikings, but unlike all of the other teens in this colony, Hiccup is skinny, weak, and amazingly clumsy. The Vikings see him as a burden...

Field Hockey Fever

Monica Mathieu

April 8, 2010


Filed under Opinion, Sports

WFISD is home to award-winning bands, stellar soccer teams and a plethora of UIL teams. It is a thriving environment for the academically strong as well as one for traditional sports such as soccer, volleyball and football. However, to put itself over the top and prove to the state that WFISD is truly...

New “Alice in Wonderland” film is audience pleaser

Sean Underwood

April 5, 2010


Filed under A&E, Opinion

Disney has for a second time re-done Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," but rather than paying attention to the book's whimsical attributes like the studio's original film in the 50's, the Disney team let Tim Burton bring out the book's dark side with this new incarnation. First off,...

The Road Shows Human Strength

Sean Underwood

February 12, 2010


Filed under A&E, Opinion

Finally, after many attempts, Cormac McCarthy's novel The Road has been made into an independent feature film. This action thriller will keep you at the edge of your seat until the very last scene. With a constant moving story line and realistic visuals, the film keeps the crowd's attention without bei...

Daybreakers Delivers Real Vampire Story

Branden Robinson

January 20, 2010


Filed under A&E, Opinion

Daybreakers. Yes, yet another vampire movie. With the rampant vampire craze, Hollywood decided to fuel the fire by going back to traditional vampire mythology. These vampires do not sparkle, cannot sustain continuously on animal blood, and they burn to cinders in the sun.  Instead of focusing on the v...

2012 Deserves an Award: Worst Movie Ever.

Byron Dowling

January 11, 2010


Filed under A&E, Opinion

Although there are many other movies that I could rant on that deserve no place within the Oscar’s list, there is one that failed to escape the clutches of this review. The most undeserving movie of the year would absolutely have to be “2012”. While watching the catastrophe of a film I couldn’t...

Editor’s Playoff Predictions for NFL Wild Card Week

Michael Johnson

January 8, 2010


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Here we are. 12 teams remain. Eight play this week. I’ll tell who will win and why, and my “clutch” player predictions for each game. AFC New York Jets @ Cincinnati Bengals First of all the Jets shouldn’t even be in the playoffs. Their last two games were against teams who already had a c...

Tiger Woods Overshadows Real News

December 14, 2009


Filed under Opinion

The primary news story is about a famous athlete's moral mistakes. Not the biggest problem, but apparently interesting enough to make it as the top story. At the same time Tiger’s infidelity was the talk to news stations everywhere, four bombs simultaneously exploded in Iraq, killed 100's and injuring...

The Blind Side

December 14, 2009


Filed under Opinion

Based on a true story, The Blind Side is this year’s best inspirational movie, telling the heart-wrenching story of Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron), a teenage boy struggling to survive on the streets after being forcefully removed from his home and bounced around from foster home to foster home. When...

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