The Rider Chronicle

Don’t Suffer In Silence

Don’t Suffer In Silence

Dewey Cooper, Web Editor

October 3, 2014

  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

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...

It’s More Than Just A Challenge

It’s More Than Just A Challenge

Emily Carroll, Co-Editor

August 22, 2014

The pick kept slipping through his hands. As he tried over and over to play his guitar, cousin Kent realized the lack of feeling in his right thumb. He thought it was just a case of arthritis, which would have made sense at the age of 55. After a while, the ability to simply hold a cup was a struggle....

Netflix Neurosis

Netflix Neurosis

Karla Gonzales, Reporter

May 30, 2014

Friday night. You don’t have anything to do. Well, you have two packets of homework and a project due on Monday. But all of that can wait till Sunday night. And you don’t want to go anywhere, because that means talking to people and having to put on normal pants. *presses play on Netflix*...

Once We Enter College It’s Either Smooth Or Rough Sailing, The Choice Is Ours


March 28, 2014

After high school, we begin to enter the “real world”. We begin to move out of the house, get new jobs, and maybe go to college. But instead of our superiors nagging at us to get our lives together, we are on our own this time. No test corrections. No extra credit. No second chances. The only...

You’re Not Stupid

Austin Doucet, Reporter

March 14, 2014

“I want you all to look at me. Cause what I’m about to say is important. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, and I want you all to know this. This goes out to everybody… You’re not stupid. Okay? You’re not stupid. Don’t ever tell yourself that. You’re important. What you have...

The Cost Of Connecting

Patrick Klingler, Reporter

March 4, 2014

A recent court ruling in D.C. has struck down the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) claim to net neutrality. What is net neutrality? It is the concept that essentially prevents outside parties from interfering with regular Internet usage. The FCC has been fighting to keep net neutrality, but...

Early Release Regression

Early Release Regression

Kiersten Scott, Co-Editor

February 25, 2014

Ever since the eighth period was established I have lied to myself to make it through the day. “Come on, Kiersten”, I think. “Just make it to Independent Study then you can take a quick nap on the big blue super plush *yawn* sofa with the oversize *yawn* pillows. But then when eighth period...

Students Debate Bond Proposal

Alexa Vincent, Ashlynn Giles, Reporter

February 20, 2014

For Bond Proposal by Alexa Vincent We are American. We were built on taking chances. We are a nation of nonconformists and mavericks. And if we want to continue being able to truthfully tell the world about how unsurpassed we are, we need to step up, because right now the truth is this: we’re being su...

Pokemon: X And Y Review

Austin Doucet, Reporter

December 18, 2013

Pokemon X and Y is an incredible addition to the beloved franchise which, just like the series, has spanned many generations. These two entries bring to the hands of players many things they’ve wanted since the original Red and Blue games back in 1998. X and Y is a great encouragement for returnees...

Morning Without Choice

Jordan Starks, Contributor

November 22, 2013

I lay comfortably in my bed sleep, and then my alarm blares off. I sluggishly roll over and silence the alarm and check the time. Yup, its 5:30am, as I peel back the covers and lift myself out of bed. No one else is awake. I proceed to throw on my clothes, as I groan as I look out the window at the dark...

Rivalry Week

Rivalry Week

Emily Carroll, Co-editor

November 7, 2013

There is something about the first week of November that seems to set it apart from any other week in school. On Monday, when we get to school we expect to walk through the same old drab halls we see everyday. But on this particular first Monday of the month, there seems to be a little more black a...

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