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Rivalry through the generations

Rivalry through the generations

Meghan Helton, Reporter

November 12, 2019

Rider-Old High week has come and gone once more, along with its standing traditions. The cowboy hats that flood the halls for the Roundup assembly, the eery jingling of bells on Mum Day. But only a handful of people know how these traditions were created or how they have evolved through the decades. ...

Rider/Old High Week Behind the Scenes

Rider/Old High Week Behind the Scenes

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer

November 7, 2019

With Rider/Old High week almost over, have you ever thought about everything that goes on behind the scenes?  All the planning and the hours students and staff spend to make this week happen?  The class officers know the answers to these questions and many more, especially after all four of their classes have spen...

A Broken Tradition or a Change for the Better?

A Broken Tradition or a Change for the Better?

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

November 6, 2019

The Roundup Assembly has been a Rider-Old High week tradition for decades. Each year, Mr. and Ms. Raider nominees wow the audience with tricks and swing dancing, and the senior class puts on a skit that showcases their four years of high school.  However, there has been a change this year: The Roundup will now...

Q/A with head athletic trainer Coach Doley

Q/A with head athletic trainer Coach Doley

Meghan Helton, Reporter

November 5, 2019

Rider/Old High week is upon us. While Rider’s traditions are well known throughout the school, there are some who have never fully experienced the pride of being a Rider Raider. Coach Doley, head athletic trainer entering his 17th year on the job, made the switch from Wichita Falls High School (...

Into the Game

Into the Game

Sandra Le, Reporter

November 5, 2019

Emily Stolt will reach several special milestones as a senior.  But one of her favorites happened in an Abilene Cooper gym last month. That’s when Stolt first stepped back onto the volleyball court after missing time with an ACL injury to her right knee.  “I just got thrown into it and pl...

How to survive Rider-Old High week

How to survive Rider-Old High week

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

November 4, 2019

There’s something in the air during the first week of November. Perhaps it’s the excessive glitter used in the countless posters plastered on the hallways, or maybe it’s the 100-degree weather taking a sharp turn to below zero? Either way, early November is something everyone should be excited for,...

Q/A with cross country standout Makenzi Renfro

Q/A with cross country standout Makenzi Renfro

Meghan Helton, Reporter

October 31, 2019

It’s only Makenzi Renfro’s second year running cross country, but she’s still leaving an impressive mark on the sport. Running just a few days ago as Rider’s only delegate at regionals, Renfro finished with a time of 22:26.2 minutes and did not make state.  After last week’s WFISD athletics luncheon...

Q/A with Head Girls Basketball Coach Kendall Webb

Q/A with Head Girls Basketball Coach Kendall Webb

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer

October 30, 2019

With basketball season about to start, The Rider Chronicle sat down with head girls basketball coach Kendall Webb to ask a few questions about him entering his promising third year. The Lady Raiders have a Saturday scrimmage and begins the regular season on Nov. 9. Q: How long have you been coachi...

10 Unknown Things About the Library

10 Unknown Things About the Library

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer

October 23, 2019

Although the library is in the middle of the school, some features of Rider’s library remain unknown to the students and the staff.  Here’s a list of 10 great things about the library you may not have known about.  3D printer  One of the newest things to the library this year is a 3D printer t...

A Series of Spooky Events

A Series of Spooky Events

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

October 22, 2019

With Halloween right around the corner, seasonal festivities are underway. Rider High School has several “spooky” events that will be hosted by numerous student organizations. Murder Mystery returns for the second year Last year, Nerd Club hosted its first Murder Mystery party in which participants ...

Guest Column: How can the student section improve?

Guest Column: How can the student section improve?

Peter Nguyen, Guest

October 17, 2019

Senior Peter Nguyen, the student council president shares his views on the student section and how to improve it in this guest column.  If you’ve ever attended one of football’s home games and stood in the student section, you’ll know how loud and proud we can get. By that, I mean we’re pretty q...

A Taste of Fall

A Taste of Fall

Staff

October 16, 2019

With autumn creeping around the corner, fall food favorites are beginning to appear on grocery store shelves. The Rider Chronicle staff set out to sample a variety of seasonal flavors.  Choceur Pumpkin Spice flavoured yogurt covered pretzels Imagine drinking a butter and cheese milkshake with a hint (TRUCK FULL) of salt and you’ll know exactly how these “pretze...

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