The Rider Chronicle

There’s No Place Like Home

There’s No Place Like Home

Makayla Schnaufer, Reporter

December 18, 2015


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Little Screen, Big Distraction

Little Screen, Big Distraction

December 18, 2015


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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


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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....

Infamous Infestation

Infamous Infestation

November 20, 2015


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8:49 p.m., Tuesday, October 27th. They sat grouped around a computer, chatting as they finished up the October paper deadline.  Two editors and their adviser, completely unsuspecting of what was about to drop down on them. Literally. It crawled its way out of a hole in the ceiling, right above...

Boots Off The Ground

Boots Off The Ground

Chris Greenwood, Reporter

November 20, 2015


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I thought the Wednesday of Sept. 23 was going to be a blast because I was ECA from school. I wasn’t thinking about the tower that I was to rappel from that same day. I’ve always been scared of heights, and I missed school only to be terrified beyond belief. Being enrolled in the JROTC (Junior...

Water In The Third World

Water In The Third World

Savannah Dickson, Reporter

November 2, 2015


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Living in Wichita Falls, we think we know what a water crisis is. As a town we went through a stage five drought which meant recycled toilet and shower water, dead ugly lawns and no trips to the lake. However, the 2.5 billion people who don’t have clean enough water to remain healthy would consider...

Palmore’s Proposal

Palmore’s Proposal

October 1, 2015


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Stress is a problem. Teenagers hold the title of being the most stressed age group, and stress at such an early age can have dire effects on someone’s mental and physical health. One of the largest causes of stress for the student body is test taking. There are days where every core class has a test...

Campus Unlocked

Campus Unlocked

September 18, 2015


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School is meant to be used as a learning institution. With school attacks like Columbine, a necessity for precaution within schools has developed rapidly. The number of unsecured access points into Rider cause the level of security within the school to drop dramatically. There has been a repeated...

Freedom of Language, a Foundational Struggle

Freedom of Language, a Foundational Struggle

Juan Candia, Reporter

June 4, 2015


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A man risked his life and gave up his dreams by crossing the border on February of ‘98. He left his family, friends, a job, even his car, to experience the wonderful American Dream. A woman risked her life two months later, crossing the border. She left her family and risked so much just to live an...

One More High School Story

One More High School Story

Steven Garcia, Reporter

June 2, 2015


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Let me tell you something about high school, but first keep this in mind: this might as well be a rant. I really didn’t learn anything from a book or doing a research paper. I did most of my learning outside of the classroom: -Who’s going to stick with you. -How to and how not to treat the...

Molding A Dream By Crafting A Future

Molding A Dream By Crafting A Future

Maddie Box, Reporter

June 2, 2015


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“So, what are you going to do with your life?” “I plan on attending the University of North Texas in the fall to study Speech Pathology.” I have heard this question hundreds of times since the beginning of this school year. I never knew after a measly 18 years of life that I would need...

Keep On Writing On

Keep On Writing On

Emily Carroll, Co-editor

June 2, 2015


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I have written this goodbye a countless number of times and for some reason, I haven’t had that “YES” moment. That moment when you write something and think “This. Is. Gold.” I’ve come to the conclusion that I am not going to write a golden goodbye. But I’ve got to keep writing if I want...

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