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As High as You Can Go

As High as You Can Go

Mandy Huynh, Reporter

December 5, 2018

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

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

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...

Two Teams, One Family

Two Teams, One Family

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief

November 15, 2018

Whistles blew, and the first quarter was over. Screams of anticipation for the big game settled, and Wichita Falls Independent School District Superintendent Michael Kuhrt drew the attention of both Raiders and Coyotes. He announced that student council members would be walking through the stands. As t...

What Colleges Don’t Tell You They Are Looking For: Volunteer Work

What Colleges Don’t Tell You They Are Looking For: Volunteer Work

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

November 13, 2018

An article published by the Huffington Post explored the idea that perfect standardized test scores don’t guarantee admission to highly selective schools. If these colleges are looking for more than just high SAT and ACT scores, what can be done to receive admission to their competitive programs? ...

Fast Tracking College Admissions

Fast Tracking College Admissions

Manasvi Reddy, Reporter

March 22, 2018

According to CollegeBoard, the process of applying to undergraduate college programs begins at the start of the summer following junior year. From scholarships to essays to financial aid, the deadlines can feel seemingly endless until the fall. Then, there’s the wait. Most students don’t receive a...

March in Wichita Falls Set For Saturday

March in Wichita Falls Set For Saturday

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief

March 22, 2018

A March For Our Lives will be taking place on Saturday in Wichita Falls, starting at 10:00a.m. Vern and Bianka Landavazo have helped put the event together.  Their daughter Lauren was shot and killed while walking home from McNiel Middle School in 2016. They have partnered with both the League of ...

Code Red: A New Approach to Lockdowns

Code Red: A New Approach to Lockdowns

Manasvi Reddy, Reporter

March 19, 2018

Following recent events in Parkland, Florida, administrators have started locking all but two entrances to the building to increase security on campus.  While new safety measures are being put in place, other safety protocols have been in motion since the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year. This...

New Club on the Block

New Club on the Block

Victoria Hitchcock, Section Editor

February 28, 2018

Movies often depict high school to be full of cliques. There are the jocks, the goths, the geeks, the preppy kids, and countless others. As ridiculous as they seem on screen, a less extreme version does tend to exist in real life, and this division can leave some kids feeling excluded. Everyone want...

Going for the Gold

Going for the Gold

Manasvi Reddy, Reporter

February 28, 2018

Spring is almost here, and UIL academic competition season is already underway. For the sixteen teams representing Rider, these meets, organized by University Interscholastic League, provide a chance for any student, from the introverted brainiac to the outgoing performer, to express themselves while com...

A Different Perspective

A Different Perspective

Dei Seamans, Reporter

February 28, 2018

Imagine waking up tomorrow morning in France, surrounded by a culture that’s seemingly alien-like. Now imagine having to live there, with only the knowledge of the country gained through pop culture. For some students at Rider, that was their experience arriving in America for the first time. “It’...

Out With the Old and in With the New

Out With the Old and in With the New

Manasvi Reddy, Reporter

February 27, 2018

What is GPA? Merriam-Webster defines it as the average obtained by dividing the total number of grade points earned by the total number of credits attempted. To some high school students, maintaining a high GPA is of utmost priority. A recent change in the way a student’s grade point average is calculated ...

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