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Q&A with Dr. Blair about success, challenges of online school

Dr. Cody Blair is looking forward to the next school year.

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer

May 18, 2020

Rider's 2019-20 school year comes to a close this week. The Rider Chronicle had a video conference with principal Dr. Cody Blair about how online school went, how it can be improved and how much he missed the students on campus. Q: Did online school go as planned? A: That’s a good question. ...

Tryouts go virtual during pandemic

Cheerleaders performing during a November pep rally.

Meghan Helton, Reporter

May 18, 2020

With Rider High School shut down because of COVID-19, extracurricular groups were forced to cease their activities altogether. However, Rider's marching band, cheerleaders and Raiderettes have found ways to overcome this when it came to having tryouts for 2020-21. “In the past auditions for ch...

Rider names valedictorian after four-way tie

Carson Sager

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

May 12, 2020

Though the Covid-19 pandemic has caused the Class of 2020’s school year to take an unforeseeable turn, Rider seniors’ class rankings have been just as out-of-the-ordinary.  This year, four students were in the running for the valedictorian spot, with Carson Sager earning the honor in a tiebr...

2020 Graduation information released

2020 Graduation information released

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

May 6, 2020

Since the start of school closure, the question of graduation has been up in the air. To the relief of many, the news of a graduation ceremony lifted their spirits.  “My reaction was overjoyed and it’s important to me because it brings my family and friends close,” senior Autumn Howells said....

Seniors left with worries and unfinished business

Seniors left with worries and unfinished business

Sheridan Allen, Photographer/ Reporter

April 29, 2020

Seniors have had their year turned upside down as many question if any of the traditional celebrations will even happen.  Will they get their senior prom? Will they be able to walk across the stage for a typical graduation ceremony in May? Some seniors, such as Class President Anna Grisel, question...

50 Movies to Binge in Quarantine

50 Movies to Binge in Quarantine

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

April 21, 2020

Amid the global coronavirus pandemic, people from all over the world are scrambling to find ways to entertain themselves as they adhere to the new social distancing guidelines. So, just in case you’re wondering if Carole Baskin killed her husband or why we do in fact wear pink on Wednesdays, The Ri...

Q/A with theatre student Sam Eytalis

Sam Eytalis (Last person on the right) stands with other actors in their costumes for the UIL show.

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

April 14, 2020

After receiving the chance to move on to bi-district, the theatre department was met with some devastating, but predictable news about one-act play.  Due to the virus, the competitions have been pushed back until at least May. The Rider Chronicle sat down with senior Sam Eytalis, who was looking ...

College Board Restructures 2020 AP Exams Amid Pandemic

College Board Restructures 2020 AP Exams Amid Pandemic

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

April 10, 2020

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, schools across the nation have closed until further notice. Since the closures, the College Board has drastically altered the structure and content of this year’s AP exams.  These changes have left many students unsure of how to feel, as their chances of col...

Q/A with senior pitcher Maverick Folmar

Rider pitcher Maverick Folmar is having his senior baseball season impacted by the coronavirus.

Sandra Le, Reporter

April 8, 2020

Rider pitcher Maverick Folmar signed to play baseball with Vernon College and then looked forward to his senior baseball season.  However, the quick spread of Coronavirus has forced spring athletic and academic activities into a standstill with nothing allowed to go on for at least the next month...

A virus does not define a race

A virus does not define a race

Sandra Le, Reporter

March 30, 2020

The Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak emerged in Wuhan, China and quickly spread around the world. With the rising number of cases, many people are quick to point fingers at a particular group, Asians.  Various videos have surfaced online of Asian-Americans being targeted because of the virus. They’...

Shift to online school causes concerns

WFISD will be planning assignments in two week increments. This will be district-wide.

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

March 28, 2020

Due to the rising Coronavirus situation, WFISD has made the decision to switch over into the [email protected] platform which will start on Monday. School closure has also been extended until April 10.   “It was frustrating but understandable given the situation,” senior Travis Christoff said. “It will be in...

Things to do in Wichita Falls A-Z

Things to do in Wichita Falls A-Z

Sandra Le and Mandy Huynh, Reporter and Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2020

The Coronavirus has canceled all of your Spring Break travel plans. Now what? Here is an A-Z guide to keep you busy over the break.  A- Arcade The Deep End costs only $5 for unlimited games. Don’t let the outside fool you! Maniac’s Mansion (TAG’s) is also another great option; it’s only $7 ...

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