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Too short for school: Cheer skirts call for compromise

Too short for school: Cheer skirts call for compromise

October 7, 2011


Filed under Opinion

While students are kneeling, their skirts or shorts must be six inches from the floor. Want an exception to this rule? Be a cheerleader. If the dress code is going to stay the way it is, then it needs to be enforced for all students with no exceptions. The dress code is said to be in place to protect...

You can hate him, but he’s still getting paper

Ashleigh Robinson

October 6, 2011


Filed under A&E, Opinion

Feb. 9, 2009. A text message from my cousin comes in. In it, she asks me if I’ve heard the latest news on Chris Brown and Rihanna. I was fresh out of a long day at school, feeling exhausted as I sat on the couch. I had no clue what she was talking about while I stared at the phone curiously, so I...

October Crossfire Con: Change needed for excess of 5.0 classes

Meghan Myracle

October 6, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Various schools throughout Texas have moved to a grading scale where only four AP classes count toward extra grade points. This system is a good model of what our schools should move toward. If this type of system were put in place, the "GPA race" would be more than just scheduling and figuring out...

October Crossfire Pro: Students deserve point, leave 5.0 alone

Kyler Norman

October 6, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Some people say the GPA system needs to be changed from the current system which allows every AP class taken to count as a 5.0 to a new system that would only allow four classes to count as 5.0's. It is a fact that the current system is fine as is. One may argue that a person shouldn't be hurt gradewise...

Deadline Changes Perception of Time

Meghan Myracle

October 4, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Senior year, we go to school and take it all in...trying to capture the memories and take nothing for granted, I mean it’s the last year of high school right? But what if it were your last year alive? What if your classmate, the one you just called out for asking a "stupid" question, was burying a...

eBooks catching up to bound books in race to top

March 30, 2011


Filed under Opinion

It's everywhere. It's on an airplane. It's in a camping tent. It's at home and hotel. It's at school. The sleek device that whispers stories of fiction and non-fiction through its glossy screen. With the single motion of a finger, a page has been turned. No more losing your place, no more licking...

Political brunch opens student’s eyes to issues

Political brunch opens student’s eyes to issues

Jordan Campagna

March 30, 2011


Filed under Opinion

He hosts a popular TV show. He is the author of multiple best selling books, one of which I am reading now. He is a national figure. Mike Huckabee was in town for a book signing on March 3, 2011 and I got to meet him. He was the keynote speaker at a brunch before the signing. My dad was lucky...

Bullying causes unnessecary harm

November 22, 2010


Filed under Opinion

Rude remarks, ugly names, hateful text messages. Facebook posts and videos on the web have become a prime source of bullying and are now causing teenagers and young adults to take their own lives to escape the serious emotional scars that bullying leaves. It is absolutely appalling that people are capable...

Lovely Bones Strikes a Chord

Emma White

October 21, 2010


Filed under Opinion

This book is amazing. It is awesomely narrated by a girl trying help her family, from the "in-between" of life and death, to cope with her murder, while she tries to deal with it herself. From the horrific violence of the crime scene and the grief, to the redeeming hope of finding the truth, The...

A Great and Terrible Beauty: Great and Terrible

Emma White

October 21, 2010


Filed under Opinion

A Great and Terrible Beauty, written by Libba Bray, is without a doubt a mysterious selection. It's a story about the girl Gemma who seems to have been touched by destiny. It is a shockingly cryptic view of her misfortunes and struggles with regret, confusion, strange visions, and fitting in at her...

Worldshaker Proves to be Good Book

Emma White

October 21, 2010


Filed under Opinion

Worldshaker shook my world. Through the voice of his characters, Richard Harland expressed an amazingly revolutionary story about society and the unfair treatment of lower classes. While it is a fast-paced, exhilarating, slightly romantic, can't-put-it-down book, this stands true as the underlying...

A Job Well Done: Recognized Status Earned

Rider Chronicle Editorial Board

October 8, 2010


Filed under Opinion

This year Rider reached TEA Recognized status all thanks to the hard work of every student and all the staff members. Be proud. You’ve earned it. A big part of the reason we reached recognized campus was due to the many hours math and science teachers spent helping students truly understand the concepts....

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