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Dos and don’ts about applying for scholarships

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/ Photographer March 2, 2021

Students have known about scholarships since they were in elementary school.  However, scholarships can also be confusing, from knowing what to apply for or who to ask for recommendations. Like most...

Seniors Lisa Parmar (left to right), Matthew Bitz and Risha Parmar will be attending Rice University in the fall.

From Rider Raiders to Rice Owls

Three seniors admitted to prestigious Houston university
Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief February 26, 2021

Only 421 students across the country were accepted to Rice University via the binding early decision agreement in December.  Three of those seniors chosen by the prestigious Houston university hail...

Ranse Radtke is one of five seniors ready to take the field for the 2021 Raiders.

Senior baseball players excited for new season

Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

No team sport was affected by last year’s COVID shutdown more than baseball, which didn’t even get a chance to start district.  That disappointing ending has given this year’s seniors at Rider...

Coach Abby Bates discusses the start of the new season.

Q/A with softball head coach Abby Bates

Sandra Le, Staff Writer February 23, 2021

As things start to warm up in North Texas, softball teams are finally taking to the fields. Despite losing out on last year’s season, head coach Abby Bates has high expectations for this year’s team. Q:...

Joe Genewick is coming off a strong junior season, which includes two silver medals at regionals.

Q/A with swimmer Joe Genewick

Sara Pratt, Staff writer February 15, 2021

Junior Joe Genewick just wrapped up a great swim season,  finishing second place in the 200 individual medley and 100-yard breaststroke at regionals. Normally, Genewick’s results would have qualified...

Single Pringles on Valentine’s Day

Single Pringles on Valentine’s Day

Treat yourself because you deserve it
Meghan Helton, Copy Editor February 12, 2021

Valentine’s Day is on the horizon, a pink and red reminder of what us singles are lacking. But consider this for a moment: instead of worrying about why you’re not in a relationship, take a day to...

Christ and Heather Preston has been together for 19 years.

Q/A with Valentine’s Day couple: The Prestons

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer February 12, 2021

With Valentine's Day around the corner, the Rider Chronicle sat down with married teachers Christ and Heather Preston. The couple of 19 years discussed how they met, their favorite memories and what...

Senior Ana Alvarez practicing in the band hall for her solo.

Setting the tempo

Rider percussionist earns first chair all-state
Sandra Le, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

When Ana Alvarez finished her last etude, she walked away from the audition room knowing she’d done her best.  But Alvarez didn’t have high expectations when it came to chair placements. She knew...

Virtual Love

Virtual Love

Five tips on a long-distance relationship.
Melina Stewart, Reporter February 11, 2021

The chills you get when their hands accidentally touch yours, the sparkle in their eyes you only notice up close. A smile slowly takes over their face when they see you, knowing that it’s there because...

Sidney's car without the green cowboy hat but don't worry it's still in there.

Reality of a teenage driver

Sidney Lott, Staff Writer February 9, 2021

I got my license a little over a month ago. Driving is really fun, unless you're being told to pick up and take people places. Getting your license is like unlocking a new freedom. Your new freedom let’s...

Not-so-typical Top 10 love songs

Not-so-typical Top 10 love songs

Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer February 8, 2021

Music can convey the strongest feelings of love. Whether with a significant other or single this valentines, you need some tunes to accompany all the pink and candy and hearts. I have composed a list of...

Dr. Wendy Risner working at her desk.

Risner fulfills lifelong dream

Rider counselor transitions to new career at MSU
Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer February 5, 2021

Dr. Wendy Risner finally began fulfilling her lifelong dream six years ago.  That's when the Rider counselor began her journey to getting a Ph.D. and her doctorate. Now her dream, working as a professor...

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