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Teens Swiping Right

Teens Swiping Right

Emily Dillard, Reporter

April 16, 2019

The famous dating app ‘Tinder’, known for its swiping left and right feature, has been around since 2012. Adults who either want to try something new and or find it hard to meet people in the ‘real world’ usually end up on this app or one of the many others. Although meant for 18 and up, it has bee...

Two Competitors Take a Bite Out Of Apple

Two Competitors Take a Bite Out Of Apple

Meghan Helton, Reporter

March 6, 2019

One of the biggest debates of the 21st century just got bigger. Apple and Android have been competing with each other for an entire decade already, and the smartphone industry isn’t dying out anytime soon. Now, with the more recent addition of Apple Music, the debate has escalated to include a riva...

A New Face on Campus

A New Face on Campus

Mandy Huynh, Reporter

February 22, 2019

Our newest assistant principal, Amanda Mann chose to make the move here when she got some advice about her life from a friend. “One of them said we should make the life we want to live.  So, I decided I wanted to live here with my friends, so I moved in July,” she said. “The job for Rider came...

Season 8 of Game of Thrones Expectations

Season 8 of Game of Thrones Expectations

Emily Dillard, Reporter

February 22, 2019

Season eight of Game of Thrones is coming out this year on April 14 and people are ready. A lot of theories about the show surfaced when HBO released a commercial about new seasons and new shows that were coming out in 2019, which featured around a seven second part of the last season of Game of Thro...

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...

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...

To Make a Champion

To Make a Champion

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief

February 26, 2018

With the Olympics having wrapped up this past week, several young athletes have had the chance to represent their country, some of whom earned a medal. The youngest of these was 15-year-old Alina Zagitova in figure skating. From the U.S. 17-year-old Red Gerard won the gold in Men’s slopestyle. “Se...

A Menorah Amongst Christmas Trees

A Menorah Amongst Christmas Trees

Makayla Schnaufer, Reporter

December 11, 2015

Celia Horwitz gathers around the menorah with her family, lighting the first two candles on the first night of Hanukkah. For eight days her family will celebrate the Jewish holiday, also known as the festival of light. Hanukkah received its origin when a Jewish temple was destroyed, leaving the Hebrews...

A Weekend Away

A Weekend Away

Makayla Schnaufer, Reporter

May 12, 2015

The bus stops at the curb and students and chaperons quickly climb out, taking everything from pillows and blankets to textbooks and pencils into the school with them. While some of the students start studying for their events, others chat with their friends and a few even start up some games trying...

Braveboy Takes Job As Elementary Principal

Braveboy Takes Job As Elementary Principal

Lane Maddox, Reporter

December 18, 2014

Mr. Braveboy makes his daily rounds through the student center and cafeteria during lunch, monitoring the room and checking in with his students. He brings smiles to their faces as he thinks about the big change that he is about to go through. After working with high school students for more than...

‘Hardwiring Happiness’: Laughlin Starts Future Early With National Guard

‘Hardwiring Happiness’: Laughlin Starts Future Early With National Guard

Abby Love, Reporter

December 12, 2014

Austin Laughlin runs through the woods with a 60 lb. bag on his back, all strapped in and secure, with more people in the same uniform running behind him. Everything is going as planned until something changes. A member of his platoon stumbles down a slanted path into the trees and grass after one backpack...

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