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WFISD Seniors Claim Nationwide Titles

WFISD Seniors Claim Nationwide Titles

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

November 13, 2018

For the past three years, Wichita Falls Independent School District (WFISD)  has had one National Merit Semifinalist from Rider High School. This year is no different, as senior Kerri Lu not only earned the prestigious title but made a perfect score on the qualifying Preliminary SAT (PSAT) exam. ...

In the Dugout and in Our Hearts

In the Dugout and in Our Hearts

Tayler Jackson, Reporter

February 26, 2018

Although she can’t take the field as a player, Savannah Dickson is getting used to her new role as the softball manager.  During the 2017 season, she was in an accident on her way to an out of town tournament.  However, it hasn’t stopped her from being involved. With her years of experience an...

Ready or Not

Ready or Not

Victoria Hitchcock, Section Editor

January 22, 2018

First semester ends, the countdown begins. Graduation is only four months away, and talk of graduating brings about nervous, yet excited conversations of what is to come. However, senior Muzzamil Nadeem feels more than ready for college. Nadeem plans on attending University of North Texas or Midwestern St...

Colors to Concrete

Colors to Concrete

Carson Lee, Section Editor/Reporter

September 12, 2017

Since freshman year, Senior Class Secretary Kelsey Gutierrez has loved the idea of painting her parking spot, and in August of 2017, after several months of conversation, it all became reality. Thanks to Gutierrez, Principal Dee Palmore and the rest of the senior class officers, seniors are able to d...

Battle of the Arts 3 : Applied vs Performing

Battle of the Arts 3 : Applied vs Performing

Jacob H. Wooten, Reporter, Website Manager

January 27, 2017

This is for scientific purposes. Not research. Lol.

Battle of the Arts 2 : Fine vs Performing

Battle of the Arts 2 : Fine vs Performing

Jacob H. Wooten, Reporter, Website Manager

January 27, 2017

Performing is typically an art believed to be just an art rather than Fine Art. In reality, performing makes up its own art form which is the third art category that Battle of the Arts will observe. Performing Art is debatably the only art category that can put up a challenge to the music side of Fine Arts ...

National Merit Awards

National Merit Awards

Chloe Pak, Reporter

December 7, 2016

Two hundred and twenty-three. The score that opened so many opportunities and brought justice to every second spent prepping. With this score came the title: National Merit Semi-finalist. Rider Senior Madison Carlston has spent hours of her time, years even, dedicated to preparing for the SAT. ...

Exchanging Perspectives Part 2

Exchanging Perspectives Part 2

Abbey Hood, Reporter

October 20, 2014

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

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...

High Cost Of Living; Senior Lives On Own, Discovers How To Live On Lower Budget

Heather Schweiss, Reporter

May 21, 2012

One month before my 18th birthday, during my first week of my senior year of high school, I moved out of my home of 17 years. Moving away from my parents was difficult, but having no help with anything motivated me to prove everyone wrong. I knew it would be a struggle to balance school and work and...

Tips From College; Alum Shares Advice For Seniors

Ashleigh Robinson, Reporter

May 21, 2012

That moment had arrived for her. It was a moment she had been anticipating for years, four to be exact. Everything she had been working toward came to fruition in one ceremony.  At that point, she was beyond ready to graduate. But now as she readies to enter her junior year in college, there are a few...

Getting The Jump Start On Life

Michaela Rutledge, Reporter

May 21, 2012

How taking risks can change your life and help you make a little extra cash Senior Year. I thought I would figure out where to go to college, maybe get a second job and hopefully, buy that ’05 Hyundai Sonata for sale parked in the driveway next door. Boy, was I wrong. Nothing really big happe...

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