The Rider Chronicle

World History Essential

Theresa Dhein, reporter

June 1, 2015


Filed under Opinion

By making World History, a subject that broadens a student's mind, an elective class, WFISD makes an important decision for the next generation of students. Knowledge of other countries and their history is significant for understanding their cultures. Sure, it is very important to know about one’s...

Staff Editorial

Staff Editorial

June 1, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Next year sophomore students will sit in their U.S. History class wondering where the world has gone. After removing World History as a required course, the district only offers the course as a 4.0 elective. Teachers and students stand concerned with this decision. If we don’t learn World History...

Staff Editorial

Staff Editorial

May 12, 2015


Filed under Opinion

There is a need for organization within the school that allows students to know what is happening and when. Without a calendar, a schedule, or online source to find out, there is no way to inform both staff and students about school events. Without anything to tell students what’s going on, conflicting...

School Life Around The World

School Life Around The World

Aleksa Stankovic, Reporter

May 12, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Every 1st of September my school year starts. It is always nice to see all the people you know and spend every day of every class with. That’s right. Unlike in America where you change your classes and classmates after every period, in Serbia you are with the same group of people for all four high school yea...

Aleksa Stankovic, Reporter

April 15, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Climate change is knocking on our door and all we do is argue whether or not we hear the sound. Changes that happened since humans became “main characters” are so tremendous that every argument about our impact on wildlife and the planet should lead us to have just one, clear conclusion-we must change...

Bringing Baking Back

Bringing Baking Back

Kiersten Scott, Co-Editor

February 26, 2015


Filed under A&E, Opinion

I have never seen, smelled or tasted a mini pear pie, and neither have the seven bakers on the Great British Baking Show. Still, during this technical challenge they have two hours to create a magnificent poached mini pear pie covered in layer-y marble-y rough puff pastry. The tension in the baking...

‘Chivalry Is Dead Because Feminism Killed It’

‘Chivalry Is Dead Because Feminism Killed It’

Emily Carroll, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2015


Filed under Opinion

"Chivalry is dead because feminism killed it." As I scroll through twitter, I see this tweet that puts me a little on edge. How does feminism kill a man's decision to be chivalrous? Unfortunately, it is because people claim to be feminists but instead mistake equal rights for power over and emasculation...

Digital Dilemma

Digital Dilemma

Kiersten Scott, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2015


Filed under Opinion

I see it in class every day. Students on their phones. Sometimes I wonder if I am the last left who still feels guilty for pulling out my phone to look something up or try to check my grades. This is wrong. School policy declares that devices must be off all day, but the moment I step into class it’s...

Isis Does Not Equal Islam

Isis Does Not Equal Islam

Alyssa Matthews, Reporter

February 11, 2015


Filed under Opinion

ISIS is not a Muslim Terrorist group. They are just a cult of people who commit terroristic attacks in the name of, “Allah.” It is a shame that Islam, a religion whose followers are constantly judged as terrorists, is seen as a philosophy of violence and terror. Muslims do not deserve to be treated...

Top 5 Deadline Life Savers

Top 5 Deadline Life Savers

December 17, 2014


Filed under A&E, Opinion

It's December, so in yearbook land, that means one thing: DEADLINE! The monster deadline. The 100+ pages due before the final bell rings to release us for the winter break. We know we're not the only ones in the whirl of deadline craziness, but we've developed a recipe that leads to surefire success...

75-hour Challenge Leads To Band Audition

75-hour Challenge Leads To Band Audition

Lane Maddox, Reporter

December 12, 2014


Filed under Column, Opinion

“Letter N, you may begin your audition,” the room monitor says to the girl next to me. I sit in the ready chair to her right, my palms sweating, as I try to control my breathing and will my heartbeat to slow down. I wipe my clammy hands on my jeans, trying to maintain my composure. You can do...

The Call That Changed My Life

The Call That Changed My Life

Cintia Vickery, Reporter

December 12, 2014


Filed under Column, Opinion

May 27, 2014. As I woke up from a deep sleep, I felt a knot in my throat. I went to school, and I was unusually quiet. As I sat down in my classes, I felt out of place and uneasy. Something was not right, I just felt as if something bad was going to happen at any moment. And I was not ready for it....

The student news publishing site of Rider High School in Wichita Falls, TX.
Opinion