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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...

Decision to remove courses causes discontent on campus

Decision to remove courses causes discontent on campus

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 AP European History, AP Seminar, AP Environmental Science, Honors Creative Writing, Honors Physics and...

Out With the Old and in With the New

Out With the Old and in With the New

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 high GPA is of utmost priority. A recent change in the way a student’s grade point average is calculated ...

Modding the Game

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 by the United Nations on December 10, 1948, stating that; “Education shall be directed to the full deve...

Playing the Game

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 with the student’s degree. This puts heavy emphasis on curriculum standards (Common Core) which u...

World History Essential

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 is significant for understanding their cultures. Sure, it is very important to know about one’s...

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 goals. "The only pressure is myself, what all I can do," senior Greg Gaskey said. "If I make good...

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 type of system were put in place, the "GPA race" would be more than just scheduling and figuring out...

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 is a fact that the current system is fine as is. One may argue that a person shouldn't be hurt gradewise...

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