The Rider Chronicle

Black Friday Stampede

December 14, 2009


Filed under Opinion

Never have I been anxious for Black Friday, the day when malls and stores are crowded shoulder to shoulder for some of the best deals of the year, especially on electronics. Never have I gotten up ridiculously early for that coveted 42” plasma television at an amazingly low price. This year though,...

Leave My Boys Alone!

Monica Mathieu

December 9, 2009


Filed under A&E, Opinion

I love Creed. I walk around singing “Arms Wide Open.” I’ve been telling people who ask that I want Creed CD’s for my birthday. Sadly, most of the free world is bashing Creed. If you Google “worst band in the world” Creed pops up first, second, third…. The Negative Nancies of the school...

Little Big Planet

Michael Johnson

December 1, 2009


Filed under Opinion

I truly was invincible. Riding through my neighborhood on my slick Mongoose bike with the rest of my elementary posse, we knew how to be kids. Through our selective system we’d ding dong ditch a random house which would be followed by running away from angry mindless adults, but that was fun for us....

The Ugly Truth: Pros and cons of High School Relationships

Shelby Ross

November 24, 2009


Filed under Feature, Opinion

It was 52 degrees outside and it was time to say goodbye. After weeks of anticipating this moment, it was finally here. The porch light hit his sun-bright eyes just evenly, I could see my reflection. We stared aimlessly into the darkness trying to gather the words to say. He was swaying back and forth...

Dress Code: Those shoulders sure are sexy

Nicole Mercadante

November 10, 2009


Filed under Opinion

There he sits, in the 3rd row, two seats back and in front of him is his crush. He's liked her since middle school. He notice she's wearing a dark blue razorback tank. Her bare shoulders glistening under the fluorescent lights. He want to kiss the freckle on her left shoulder. Psh, yeah right! Has anyone...

Lip Synch delivers strong performance

Danielle Adams

October 27, 2009


Filed under A&E, Opinion

Lip Synch, an 11-year tradition held only by Rider, once again brought down the house on three separate occasions with its mix of intense and emotional pieces. Though one would expect every song in Lip Synch to exceed expectations, some fell flat and left me searching for the point of that torturing...

Underground Dressup Days Destroy Tradition

Kelsi Kotulan

October 21, 2009


Filed under Opinion

A group of students at Rider decided to hold a top-secret meeting to come up with alternative dress up days than the ones that the cheerleaders already came up with to give the students more of a variety. For example, instead of dressing like a cowboy for Roundup, the underground idea was to dress up...

Asked & Answered

Brittany Wood & Leslie Trejo

October 9, 2009


Filed under Opinion

Hello Raiders! We are here to introduce you to the new advice column. Write a question on a piece of notebook paper and drop it in one of the advice boxes. These are located in the ROHO Depot (black and gold box) and the counselor’s office (pink Hawaiian box). We will be checking these weekly and posting...

Very Little, Yet So Much

Very Little, Yet So Much

October 7, 2009


Filed under Opinion

I felt like a celebrity as I drove through the villages in Uganda. Kids ran to the side of the road flailing their arms and waving while yelling "Mzungus!", which means white people. I waved back and received a smile worth the long flight, jet lag, and uncomfortable situations. Through all the troubles,...

Rider’s Reputation At Stake

Terran Watson

October 7, 2009


Filed under Opinion

The student section at the football games—composed of mostly seniors who are loud, rambunctious, high-spirited, colorful, and RUDE. Now, I’m not bashing the entire student section; there are some students who sit back idly and watch while others commit the crime. This year, I’ve been fortunate...

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