The Rider Chronicle

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 Night to Remember

A Night to Remember

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

September 30, 2019

“Why am I more nervous about tonight than region?” Senior Ethan Hughes said. I could only smile and laugh nervously as I felt the exact same way. I was trembling inside that giant inflatable I’ve seen for the past four years. The loud cheers outside were nothing new for me. They could be heard b...

Terrified, But Ready…I Guess

Terrified, But Ready…I Guess

Cortney Wood, Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 12, 2016

Take a bow, the grand finale, the last lap. The ways of saying it are endless.  It’s the end. Senior year. This is the first time I have written those words, and I hate that. I graduate this year, and it terrifies me. I’m the exact opposite of every other senior. Everyone I hear ha...

‘Farthest Thing from Paralyzed’

‘Farthest Thing from Paralyzed’

Kiersten Scott, Co-editor

June 1, 2015

Dr. Hailey, my optometrist, studies me “this is the third eye infection I’ve seen this year,” he said. The right half of my face was paralyzed at birth and while I have regained almost complete muscle control my right eye still can’t close fully on its own. “You poor thing,” he said. “Because you can’t blink properly your eye is chronically dehydrated.”

75-hour Challenge Leads To Band Audition

75-hour Challenge Leads To Band Audition

Lane Maddox, Reporter

December 12, 2014

“Letter N, you may begin your audition,” the room monitor says to the girl next to me. I sit in the ready chair to her right, my palms sweating, as I try to control my breathing and will my heartbeat to slow down. I wipe my clammy hands on my jeans, trying to maintain my composure. You can do...

The Call That Changed My Life

The Call That Changed My Life

Cintia Vickery, Reporter

December 12, 2014

May 27, 2014. As I woke up from a deep sleep, I felt a knot in my throat. I went to school, and I was unusually quiet. As I sat down in my classes, I felt out of place and uneasy. Something was not right, I just felt as if something bad was going to happen at any moment. And I was not ready for it....

I’m A College Kid

I’m A College Kid

Alyssa Matthews, Reporter

December 12, 2014

“All your life you’ve been treated like special little snowflakes,” The Professor says as he locks both doors. “It is my job to tell you that you’re not special at all.” 80 hot sweaty kids, dressed in everything from midriffs to freshly pressed tuxedos listen attentively, hanging on the...

Don’t Suffer In Silence

Don’t Suffer In Silence

Dewey Cooper, Web Editor

October 3, 2014

  I sit there alone in my room, the clock reads 3:29 a.m. Even though I know I have to be at school in the slowly approaching morning, I sit there. Wide awake, feeling hopeless, feeling emotionally drained, feeling like everyone and everything in the world is against me. This is not the first...

One family, all teams: Cross country reaches out

One family, all teams: Cross country reaches out

Montana Mooney

October 6, 2011

You hear or see it every day. Our school stresses the concept. We are supposed to be “one family, one team,” but what does that mean? Go to just one cross country meet and you’ll find out immediately, just like I did. In order to photograph the meet, I had to ride the bus with the team. The day...

Little Big Planet

Michael Johnson

December 1, 2009

I truly was invincible. Riding through my neighborhood on my slick Mongoose bike with the rest of my elementary posse, we knew how to be kids. Through our selective system we’d ding dong ditch a random house which would be followed by running away from angry mindless adults, but that was fun for us....

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