The Rider Chronicle

‘Ginger’ Bullying Goes Too Far, Be Proud Of Hair Color

Kayla Holcomb, Assistant Editor

May 1, 2012


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Every time I get my hair cut I am told how beautiful my hair is and how much every woman who dyes her hair wants my color. I am told to be proud of my hair color and never change it. Because I am rare. I am a redhead. We stand out in the crowd. When someone in the hall yells “hey red!” I turn around....

Staff Editorial: Credit Cards Can Carry Secret Fees, Cash Better In End

May 1, 2012


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In recent years, the simplicity and compactness of credit cards is making carrying cash obsolete. Cards are easier than counting bills and coins and take up far less space than gratuitous amounts of wrinkled, wadded bills. But don’t be fooled by these immediate, trivial benefits, because these short-term...

Texting while driving needs to stop now before more senseless deaths; you’re not that busy

Meghan Myracle

April 5, 2012


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May 29, 2006 June 18, 2006 Dec. 20, 2006 March 18, 2007 April 26, 2007 June 28, 2007 Aug. 13, 2007 Jan. 3, 2008 Aug. 6, 2008 Nov. 20, 2008 These dates all have something in common. They’re etched on tombstones, marking the end of a life simply because another driver decided that one text...

Viral video misleads supporters

Montana Mooney

April 5, 2012


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When I asked to write the Kony 2012 story for The Chronicle, I planned to take it in a very different direction than I’m about to. If any of you are my friends on Facebook or follow me on Twitter, I wouldn’t blame you for judging me and my past “STOP KONY” statements. But there’s a good chance...

Energy Drinks: Popular sweet drinks harmless on occasion

Jaycee Burke

April 5, 2012


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There are several different kinds of energy drinks. Some give you five hours of pure adrenalin, some give you wings, and others make you crash. Although, a Monster, when you're really tired in the morning before school, usually will wake you up, by third period, it's over. You're ready to sleep for days....

Energy Drinks: High-sugar marketing ploy not useful

April 5, 2012


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Want to stay awake? Want to feel alert? Sleep at least eight hours a night. Eat food of a healthy quantity and quality on a regular basis. Participate in routine hygiene activities. The key to continually staying conscious isn’t something new. And it isn’t turning to a synthesized source of a quick...

Social networking causes online drama, prompts real life fights

Montana Mooney

March 2, 2012


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Almost everyone on this campus has a Facebook account. Facebook is a social networking site used to communicate with and browse pictures of friends and family. Seems healthy, right? Wrong. Everyone is aware of Facebook drama and cyber bullying, but what happens when the bullying gets taken out of school? Girls...

Distance really does make the heart grow fonder

March 2, 2012


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"I'm sad that you're going, but it's a good decision. This will be good for you." my dad said, draping his arm around my shoulder. It was finally that time. The day that I'd been somewhat dreading and anticipating all at once, was here. The house was empty; furniture gone, windows naked, just...

Text talk popping up in class assignments causes teachers to fear for students’ future careers

December 15, 2011


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Lower case i’s, numbers for words, partial words instead of full words, fragments. All are seen in papers turned in as final copies. Teachers say the texting generation can’t spell, and that’s a problem. Freshman English teacher Heather Preston fears “that students will continue to use text...

Student grows closer to mother after realizing hurtfulness of words, accepting differences

November 4, 2011


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I  sat        in the hard yellow chair, working on the long packet presented by the teacher, my hand cramping, listening to the quiet chatter of the students in front, behind, beside me. I could only faintly make out the words, not really paying attention. Then I heard it. The sharp words pierced...

Technology, homework do not go together

November 4, 2011


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There is no such thing as “Multitasking.” That is, there is no such thing as being able to multitask efficiently. While you try to take care of two to four things at a time you are most always sacrificing quality for quantity. Students who take the effort to focus on just one assignment at a time...

With time, practice, support, students will learn ways to multi-task efficiently, beneficially

November 4, 2011


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Modern technology is a part of modern life. There isn’t anything more obvious than that fact. When teachers and students are saying that it isn’t okay to multitask with homework and iPhones, they are putting a stopper in the bottle of progress. It isn’t the kind of progress that has to do with...

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