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Rider names valedictorian after four-way tie

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...

Decision to remove courses causes discontent on campus

Decision to remove courses causes discontent on campus

Several parties respond to WFISD's course removals
Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor February 28, 2020

Wichita Falls Independent School District (WFISD) is officially cutting a few Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors courses offered at Rider for the 2020-2021 school year.  The decision to do away with...

Out With the Old and in With the New

Out With the Old and in With the New

GPAs to be calculated using completely new system
Manasvi Reddy, Reporter February 27, 2018

What is GPA? Merriam-Webster defines it as the average obtained by dividing the total number of grade points earned by the total number of credits attempted. To some high school students, maintaining a...

Modding the Game

Change can't be immediate.
Jacob H. Wooten, Reporter, Website Manager March 23, 2017

Changing America’s education cannot be done easily or quickly. Change takes time and commitment. The Human Right of Education is stated in Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, drafted...

Playing the Game

Some glitches in America's education.
Jacob H. Wooten, Reporter, Website Manager March 23, 2017

America’s education is based on a market-logic with many glitches. An “input-output” relationship that focuses on student’s accountability for colleges; representing and advertising the college...

World History Essential

Foreign exchange student shares thoughts on why World History should be required course next year
Theresa Dhein, reporter June 1, 2015

By making World History, a subject that broadens a student's mind, an elective class, WFISD makes an important decision for the next generation of students. Knowledge of other countries and their history...

Students give up ECA classes for more AP

Students give up ECA classes for more AP

Kayla Holcomb October 6, 2011

The race is on. AP classes. A averages. The goal: To get the highest GPA. Many top students say they have sacrificed everything from extra-curricular activities to their health in order to achieve their...

October Crossfire Con: Change needed for excess of 5.0 classes

Meghan Myracle October 6, 2011

Various schools throughout Texas have moved to a grading scale where only four AP classes count toward extra grade points. This system is a good model of what our schools should move toward. If this...

October Crossfire Pro: Students deserve point, leave 5.0 alone

Kyler Norman October 6, 2011

Some people say the GPA system needs to be changed from the current system which allows every AP class taken to count as a 5.0 to a new system that would only allow four classes to count as 5.0's. It...

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