The Rider Chronicle

New Year, New You

New Year, New You

Sandra Le, Reporter

February 22, 2019


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

The New Year came and many people either chose a New Year’s resolution or a One-Word idea to follow throughout the year. New Year’s resolutions are like life goals such as losing weight, studying harder, eating healthier and even more, while one-words surround the idea of how you want to approac...

A New Face on Campus

A New Face on Campus

Mandy Huynh, Reporter

February 22, 2019


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Our newest assistant principal, Amanda Mann chose to make the move here when she got some advice about her life from a friend. “One of them said we should make the life we want to live.  So, I decided I wanted to live here with my friends, so I moved in July,” she said. “The job for Rider came...

Season 8 of Game of Thrones Expectations

Season 8 of Game of Thrones Expectations

Emily Dillard, Reporter

February 22, 2019


Filed under Feature, Opinion, Top Stories

Season eight of Game of Thrones is coming out this year on April 14 and people are ready. A lot of theories about the show surfaced when HBO released a commercial about new seasons and new shows that were coming out in 2019, which featured around a seven second part of the last season of Game of Thro...

Students Raise Awareness on E-cigarettes

Students Raise Awareness on E-cigarettes

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer

February 8, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

 Vaping has slowly become more popular among teens in the past few years. However; according to the National Institute on Drug abuse (NIDA), 13.75% of teens do not know what is inside of their e-cigarettes. PALS (Peer Assistance and Leadership) teacher, Marina King, decided to help students become more aware....

‘It’s an Adventure’

‘It’s an Adventure’

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief

January 31, 2019


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It’s countless hours of learning the music, perfecting every note, tidying up dynamics, and everything in between. It’s countless hours of sight reading for the later rounds. It’s countless hours of sitting at schools around the state, waiting to perform. Each stage eliminates some participants, e...

Western Burgers are Back

Western Burgers are Back

Sheridan Allen, Reporter, Photographer

December 13, 2018


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After being gone for a few years, a former school lunch, the Western Burger, is returning for an annual event. The burgers were first served in a school cafeteria in the 1970’s; however, the school stopped serving them in the early 2000s. They’ve made a return to the school lunches just this year. ...

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of the Many Plotholes

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of the Many Plotholes

Victoria Hitchcock, Reporter

December 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

***SPOILERS AHEAD*** Like many Harry Potter fans, I went into “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” hopeful and bursting with excitement. However, upon leaving the theatre, I couldn’t help but feel the movie wasn’t meant to expand on the intricate universe J.K. Rowling had created, ra...

Virus Of The Year

Virus Of The Year

Laila Almanza, Reporter

December 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Directed by Rich Moore and Phil Johnston, “Ralph Breaks The Internet” is a wholehearted movie with a flare of Disney reminiscence. I recently saw “Ralph Breaks The Internet” which opened in theatres November 21, 2018. After Ralph and Vanellope, played by John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman, save t...

The Nutcracker and The Four Mediocre Realms

The Nutcracker and The Four Mediocre Realms

Mandy Huynh, Reporter

December 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

My experience with the Nutcracker is limited to the cartoon version on Tom and Jerry, which was watched every year during Christmas back in my childhood years. As someone who has almost no knowledge of the actual ballet, I went into this movie with no expectations other than the standards of a Disney ...

As High as You Can Go

As High as You Can Go

Mandy Huynh, Reporter

December 5, 2018


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

A counselor at Rider High School takes her education to the next level as she receives her doctorate degree.  With this, Wendy Risner becomes the third faculty member to earn the title, specifically in philosophy and counselor education at Texas Tech University.  She also has a bachelor’s in English...

Dress-Up or Dress Out

Dress-Up or Dress Out

Sheridan Allen, Reporter

November 27, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Dress-up days have been a tradition at Rider for more than 32 years, and with a wide variety of students at Rider, it’s not a surprise that some participate, while others don’t. For senior Seth Allen, participating is hard because he doesn’t know what days are dress-up days and what the the...

Rivalry Week: A Time for Tradition

Rivalry Week: A Time for Tradition

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief

November 27, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

This was the 57th year of Rider tradition, and rivalry week has concluded. Traditions were upheld, games were played, and memories were made. Now, we will take a look back at the annual customs that make up Rider Old High week. To start off, the halls throughout the class are decorated to fit the the...

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