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Christ and Heather Preston has been together for 19 years.

Q/A with Valentine’s Day couple: The Prestons

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer February 12, 2021

With Valentine's Day around the corner, the Rider Chronicle sat down with married teachers Christ and Heather Preston. The couple of 19 years discussed how they met, their favorite memories and what...

Dr. Wendy Risner working at her desk.

Risner fulfills lifelong dream

Rider counselor transitions to new career at MSU
Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer February 5, 2021

Dr. Wendy Risner finally began fulfilling her lifelong dream six years ago.  That's when the Rider counselor began her journey to getting a Ph.D. and her doctorate. Now her dream, working as a professor...

Nina Chapman is a Rider graduate who recently published a fiction book that referenced her youth  living in Wichita Falls.

Rider Alum Shares Her Story

Melina Stewart, Reporter September 28, 2020

Nina Chapman didn’t always plan to be an author.  The native Wichitan who graduated from Rider in 1999 loved writing and telling stories, but admits she wasn’t the scholarly type and didn’t enjoy...

Power On: Esports comes to campus

Power On: Esports comes to campus

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/ Photographer February 21, 2020

A few months ago, room 243 was filled with dust and empty tables. Now it is filled with 24 smiling, laughing students as Rider welcomes the esports (electronic sports) club. Esports is competitive gaming...

Coach Kendall Webb at last year's girls basketball game.

Q/A with Head Girls Basketball Coach Kendall Webb

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer October 30, 2019

With basketball season about to start, The Rider Chronicle sat down with head girls basketball coach Kendall Webb to ask a few questions about him entering his promising third year. The Lady Raiders have...

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...

Two Competitors Take a Bite Out Of Apple

Two Competitors Take a Bite Out Of Apple

Students' Takes On iPhone Versus Android Debate
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...

Amanda Mann working at her desk.

A New Face on Campus

Get to know our newest assistant principal
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...

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...

Counselor Wendy Risner posing for a photo.

As High as You Can Go

Counselor Wendy Risner receives her doctorate from Texas Tech University
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...

New Club on the Block

New Club on the Block

Rider's new Nerd Club gives students a place to find friends with the same interests.
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...

To Make a Champion

To Make a Champion

Students comment on teenage olympians
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...

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