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Keep It Classy, Raiders: Rider/Old High

Keep It Classy, Raiders: Rider/Old High

Emily Carroll, Reporter

November 6, 2012


Filed under Opinion

As the next Rider vs. Old High week kicks into gear Raiders need to remember to keep the rivalries clean and safe. This year Raiders are being asked to keep the rivalry classy and on the field. When we think of rivalry we shouldn't think of taunting the opposing school. As head football coach Jim Garfield...

“1984” Meets Education System: A Satire

“1984” Meets Education System: A Satire

Erica Bourland, Assistant Editor

November 5, 2012


Filed under A&E, Opinion

"Okay, students," announced Ms. Bee. "You know the drill. Clear your desk. Sharpen your two number two pencils. And remember: NEVER leave an answer blank; ALWAYS use the "rule-out" method; bubble CLEARLY, filling in the circle COMPLETELY; go back and CHECK your work, but don't over think it! This is...

“Mansome” On The Rise

“Mansome” On The Rise

Steven Garcia, Reporter

November 1, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Looking at 2003's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, 2011's Metrosexy, this year's 50/50, and  MTV's Guy Code,  you can tell being "mansome" is on the rise. The typical mansome man, is a young man who has the money to spend for what he needs to feel and look great. I'm a mansome man and I'm straight...

Haunted Houses You Don’t Want To Miss

Haunted Houses You Don’t Want To Miss

Shelby Harrison, Reporter

October 30, 2012


Filed under A&E, Opinion

Looking for a good haunted house this Halloween? Here are some helpful tips on a few in and around Wichita Falls. Sunrise Optimist Club teamed up with Rider's FFA and softball teams to put on a creepy haunted maze behind Memorial Stadium. Not suggested for children under ten. Ending at 10 p.m. on Halloween...

ARGO, Educational And Entertaining

ARGO, Educational And Entertaining

Kiersten Scott, Reporter

October 25, 2012


Filed under A&E, Opinion

Argo is a movie worth cajoling your parents to see. Set during the Iranian Revolution, this movie is based on an actual C.I.A. mission that took place. The movie covers the Iranian hostage crisis, or more specifically the 6 hostages that escaped the U.S. embassy that was captured by the Iranian people...

Season Premiere Lives Up To Expectations

Season Premiere Lives Up To Expectations

Austin Doucet, Reporter

October 18, 2012


Filed under A&E, Opinion

The Walking Dead began its third season with the 20th episode in the series “Seed,” and it kicked the season off fast. The episode was great standing alone and as a season premiere with its action, drama, humor, and, of course, a twist. As a fan of the comics and the show, I found plenty of highlights....

The Walking Dead Premieres Sunday

The Walking Dead Premieres Sunday

Austin Doucet, reporter

October 12, 2012


Filed under A&E, Opinion

Sunday, Oct. 14 marks the return of the hit television drama/thriller The Walking Dead. However, if you have yet to see the show or missed an episode, AMC is having an all-weekend marathon of the entire series leading up to the third season’s premiere. The marathon will start with the first season...

Picture Day Memories Prove Fun

Picture Day Memories Prove Fun

Montana Mooney, Reporter

September 10, 2012


Filed under A&E, Opinion

If you attend Rider, there's a good chance that as I'm writing this you are getting to experience all of the wonders of the oh so infamous picture day. I myself have already gotten this year's yearbook picture over with, thanks to my being a senior. Senior pictures were definitely in my top five least...

It’s A Man’s World; Teenage Girl Living Life An Octave Below The Norm; Learn To Laugh At Yourself, Accept Who You Are

It’s A Man’s World; Teenage Girl Living Life An Octave Below The Norm; Learn To Laugh At Yourself, Accept Who You Are

Montana Mooney, Reporter

May 21, 2012


Filed under Opinion

"Montana, why do you sound so manly?" Thanks Alexa. I'd like to clarify a few things before I begin this article. One, contrary to popular belief, I am 100 percent female. Two, I do not have an Adam's apple. Three, I do not plan on either of the above changing anytime soon. When I was a child, my...

Why I Miss School…; Hard To Be Motivated, Break Bad Habit

May 21, 2012


Filed under Opinion

The mattress underneath my body holds me in place. The pillow rested underneath my head whispers, “Stay a while”, and the thick comforter embracing me keeps me captive. But the echoing sound of “Paradise” by Coldplay ironically disrupts my actual paradise. I reach over to the charging iPhone...

STAAR, EOC Gone Too Far; High Stakes Testing Harms Students Now, In Future

May 21, 2012


Filed under Opinion

May. The month wasted on testing. The last 6 weeks grading period really is wasted on testing. There is no way for a teacher to hold a class with all this crazy testing going on. Every day class is held in a different classroom, some days half of the students are gone—or all of them. Students are...

Unsanitary Toilets Gross Out Students

Alexa Mauri, Staff Writer

May 1, 2012


Filed under Opinion

We’ve all had the feeling. You’re sitting in class and all the sudden, it hits you. You have to use the bathroom. But then you realize how disturbing they are. “I hate using the school bathrooms,” junior Courtney Terrell said. “They’re disgusting.” The seats are gross and there’s hardly...

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