The Rider Chronicle

I’m A College Kid

I’m A College Kid

Alyssa Matthews, Reporter

December 12, 2014


Filed under Column, Opinion

“All your life you’ve been treated like special little snowflakes,” The Professor says as he locks both doors. “It is my job to tell you that you’re not special at all.” 80 hot sweaty kids, dressed in everything from midriffs to freshly pressed tuxedos listen attentively, hanging on the...

On Family, One Team?

On Family, One Team?

Steven Garcia, Reporter

December 12, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Sitting in the belly of Rider High School for the past almost four years, there’s been a motto that’s been drilled in students’ minds: “One Family, One Team.” How can we as people spread this propaganda to the next generation of Raiders when this “family” often makes other “family”...

Honor Our Troops

Honor Our Troops

December 12, 2014


Filed under Opinion

As a military city, it is more than our duty to respect our troops. This includes both those who live or work at Sheppard as well as our own JROTC program. For instance the Pledge of Allegiance is a form of respect that is built into our school day and participation is just a small token of our gratitude...

iPhone 6 = Awesome

iPhone 6 = Awesome

Miranda Darne, Reporter

December 5, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Finally. I’d basically been waiting for this phone for practically two years. To finally be rid of the haunting past that was my phone was glorious.. Granted I was supposed to wait in a freakishly long line, and maybe fill out the paperwork to get the new phone six to eight weeks later in...

Last Year. Alone.

Last Year. Alone.

Samantha Harbottle, Reporter

December 1, 2014


Filed under Column, Opinion

Senior year is supposed to be exciting and something to look forward to. You are nervous about prom and who is going to ask you. You have all these senior activities that will make great memories for you to look back on in the future. There is just one thing wrong. My parents made me move to a comple...

Time To Get Involved

Time To Get Involved

Chronicle Staff

November 24, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Spanish club, Drama club, Key Club, Crime Stoppers, Chess Club, Student Council, and Mu Alpha Theta. If you haven’t noticed already, all of these clubs have something in common: they are all extra-curricular activities provided for students. If you aren’t involved in some kind of extra-curricular...

Letter From The Editors: Sorry For The Delay

Letter From The Editors: Sorry For The Delay

Kiersten Scott and Emily Carroll

November 18, 2014


Filed under Opinion

This is the first print edition of The Rider Chronicle. Typically this would be our October Issue, but due to budget constraints and primarily the sale of ads, and lack thereof, we gladly showcase this publication. Our desire as editors and staffers is for you the student body to look at us. For you...

Exchanging Perspectives: Goodbye

Exchanging Perspectives: Goodbye

Abbey Hood

November 10, 2014


Filed under Column, Opinion

My exchange journey is coming to an end, and I have really mixed emotions about this. On one hand I am super excited to see all my family and friends again, but on the other hand I am extremely sad to say goodbye to all my friends here. I have had such an amazing time here in Wichita Falls, which has...

Exchanging Perspectives Part 2

Exchanging Perspectives Part 2

Abbey Hood, Reporter

October 20, 2014


Filed under Column, Opinion, Senior

In Australia I lived right by Lake Albert so the front of my house was all glass making it easy to admire the view. I recall sitting at the table eating Weet-Bix for breakfast when all of a sudden a group of five kangaroos go hopping by, one with a joey in its pouch. I would always take my time admiring...

Exchanging Perspectives Part 1

Exchanging Perspectives Part 1

Abbey Hood, Reporter

October 10, 2014


Filed under Column, Opinion, Senior

When I first found out I had a host family I was over the moon, and then I found out they lived in Texas. I was originally very hesitant but I decided to stay open minded and say yes, which was one of the greatest decisions I have ever made! Texas is nothing like I originally imagined. For some unknown...

Don’t Suffer In Silence

Don’t Suffer In Silence

Dewey Cooper, Web Editor

October 3, 2014


Filed under Opinion

  I sit there alone in my room, the clock reads 3:29 a.m. Even though I know I have to be at school in the slowly approaching morning, I sit there. Wide awake, feeling hopeless, feeling emotionally drained, feeling like everyone and everything in the world is against me. This is not the first...

Class Rank Competition Misguided

Class Rank Competition Misguided

Aaliyah Gray, Reporter

September 19, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Constant competition regarding class rank bubbles just underneath the seemingly calm exterior of practiced composure and crafted discipline. But there are more important things than class rank. The drive, the motivation to better ourselves should not come from an inferiority complex, but from our...

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