The Rider Chronicle

Eyes On The Road

Eyes On The Road

Cortney Wood, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Despite the facts that one in five crashes in Texas each year involve distracted driving and eight people die a day in the United States because of distracted driving, people continue to drive two ton machines with their eyes glued to their phone to pick the next song they will jam to in the car. Everyone...

One Size Doesn’t Fit All

One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Cortney Wood, Co-Editor-In-Chief

March 11, 2016


Filed under Feature

The students around him constantly commented on how he was slightly overweight, and their words rang in his head. "Fat." "Chubby." "Overweight." Each word stung him, and eventually, he found a way to solve that problem. He stopped eating. When he was in junior high, *Drake Carson said his ...

Sacrifice, Hard Work

Sacrifice, Hard Work

Cortney Wood, Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 12, 2016


Filed under Sports

As she faces Old High, senior Brea Harrison helps earn her team the spot as sixth in state. "I try not to think about the rank and all of the awards," she said. "I just play, have fun, and of course, look towards state."

Terrified, But Ready…I Guess

Terrified, But Ready…I Guess

Cortney Wood, Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion

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...

Crafting The Community

Crafting The Community

Cortney Wood, Reporter

November 24, 2014


Filed under Feature

Sydney stood behind the door, waiting. Hair tied back with a neat bow, she wore a dress made by her mother. Weeks of preparation have the girls eager with excitement Beyond the doors, several children sit oblivious to the upcoming surprise. Handmade Disney princess dresses adorn juniors Sydney...

Coach Leads Young Team To Success

Cortney Wood, Reporter

October 23, 2013


Filed under Sports

Head Coach Ryan Gillen entered the 2013-2014 year knowing he graduated seven out of his top eight boys on the varsity tennis team. Never once did he let that overshadow the opportunity this year had to offer. And this year has already turned out with varsity taking the District Champ title early this...

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