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Amberly Schell, left, and Maranda Rose-Adame, right, pose infront of a piano after achieving All-State titles

All the right notes

Amberly Schell earns All-State first chair
Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer February 2, 2021

Choir isn’t just singing a few songs for parents during Christmas. Just like volleyball, band, colorguard and cheer, they compete. At this year’s UIL All-State competition, sophomore Amberly Schell...

The Struggle with Chromebooks

The Struggle with Chromebooks

How Rider deals with device problems
Melina Stewart, Reporter February 1, 2021

Dozens upon dozens of Chromebooks stacked upon each other, useless in helping students learn. They’ve become more of a burden than a tool.  In an effort to minimize the spread of germs and sickness,...

Dr. Cody Blair is entering the spring semester optimistically despite local COVID-19 struggles.

Blair optimistic about spring semester at Rider

Sidney Lott, Staff Writer January 26, 2021

Dr. Cody Blair thought last semester ended on a positive note, and the Rider principal is encouraged by what’s in store for the spring.  More than 150 students returned to campus after a district-wide...

The Rider girls basketball team is coming off its most successful season under coach Kendall Webb.

Q/A with Coach Webb about the girls basketball season

Melina Stewart, Reporter October 30, 2020

Under head coach Kendall Webb, the Lady Raiders had their best season during the 2019-2020 school year, winning 30 games and capturing a share of the district title. The Rider Chronicle talked with Webb...

Q/A with Rider students recently recovered from COVID-19

Q/A with Rider students recently recovered from COVID-19

Sandra Le, Reporter October 30, 2020

It’s no secret that Rider students have contracted COVID-19 since the reopening of schools as more than 20 students and staff have come down with the virus. As the cases hit an all-time high across parts...

Senior Nick Darcus makes a catch in Rider's season opener against Midland.

Q/A with senior wide receiver Nick Darcus

Sandra Le, Reporter October 16, 2020

Friday night will be a special one for many as it’s Senior Night for the Class of 2021’s JROTC, band, Raiderettes, cheerleaders and football. The Rider Chronicle is having a series of Q/As with the...

Senior Shayla Stevenson at the freshmen corral

Q/A with cheerleader captain Shayla Stevenson

Melina Stewart, Reporter October 13, 2020

With senior night coming up this Friday, the Rider Chronicle is interviewing senior leaders who will be honored on the field during our senior night tradition. Senior captain Shayla Stevenson opened up...

The Pride of the Raiders Band practices in the mornings before school starts.

Changing Keys

Band, choir adapt to new regulations
Sandra Le, Reporter September 2, 2020

Across the nation, teachers have been forced to adjust their classes to new social distancing policies in order to keep students safe. Some fine arts courses such as choir and band are having to adapt...

Staying in touch

Staying in touch

Students share how they stay in touch during school closure
Sandra Le, Reporter May 6, 2020

As social distancing continues, some Rider students have felt the effect of not seeing their friends for the past two months.  “I feel really isolated not being able to see my friends. I also just...

Dustin Holly is entering his third year coaching soccer at Rider.

Q/A with boys soccer head coach Dustin Holly

Sandra Le, Reporter January 10, 2020

With the soccer season just beginning, the Rider Chronicle sat down with head coach Dustin Holly for his insight behind their successful first couple weeks, including a championship at the Princeton Tournament.  Q:...

All purchases were made by the Rider Chronicle Staff.

Treats for your reindeer

Staff December 13, 2019

It’s finally the most wonderful time of the year again, and with the holiday season comes many sweets, new and old, that The Rider Chronicle staff could simply not resist. So for this Christmas spin...

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...

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