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One last story

One last story

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

May 15, 2020

I never thought being Editor-in-Chief for The Rider Chronicle meant complaining about the lack of writing involved in the position. Freshman me is definitely rolling over in the grave hearing herself complain about not writing. A lot of my job is talking to people. From heart-pumping stories about a...

Staying in touch

Staying in touch

Sandra Le, Reporter

May 6, 2020

As social distancing continues, some Rider students have felt the effect of not seeing their friends for the past two months.  “I feel really isolated not being able to see my friends. I also just really appreciate school a lot more because of quarantine.” junior Isabel Murphy said, “ with...

Seniors left with worries and unfinished business

Seniors left with worries and unfinished business

Sheridan Allen, Photographer/ Reporter

April 29, 2020

Seniors have had their year turned upside down as many question if any of the traditional celebrations will even happen.  Will they get their senior prom? Will they be able to walk across the stage for a typical graduation ceremony in May? Some seniors, such as Class President Anna Grisel, question...

Raiders join new district after UIL realignment

Raiders join new district after UIL realignment

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

February 3, 2020

Rider will have new opponents in volleyball and basketball for the next two years after Monday’s UIL realignment.  The Raiders are no longer with Abilene Cooper and Wylie. Instead, Rider will be grouped with Aledo, Azle, Granbury and Brewer in District 5-5A.  Basketball coaches Cliff McGuire and...

Putting the Pep in Spring

Putting the Pep in Spring

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer

January 29, 2020

Although out of the norm for Rider’s students, the school will be having the first and only spring pep rally of the year Friday to help show love and support for the spring sports. “I want to stress that we’re doing this to make sure that the spring sports really know that we’re supportin...

Over the moon

Lanterns hang from the roof of the Dallas Galleria to celebrate Lunar new year, which starts on Jan. 25th.

Sandra Le, Reporter

January 24, 2020

Glowing lanterns, lunar calendars and red envelopes are currently seen in abundance around Asian households and markets. These popular symbols mark the beginning of a new year in several Asian countries.  Unlike the American new year, Lunar New Year goes by the lunar calender, which is based on the...

Q/A with Rider girls head soccer coach Carl Wiersema

Q/A with Rider girls head soccer coach Carl Wiersema

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/ Photographer

January 13, 2020

The Rider girls soccer team had a good start to the 2020 season winning their first seven games. The Rider Chronicle sat down with head coach Carl Wiersema to talk about keys to the strong start, standout players and soon reaching an impressive coaching milestone as he enters the week with 497 victor...

Q/A with boys soccer head coach Dustin Holly

Dustin Holly is entering his third year coaching soccer at Rider.

Sandra Le, Reporter

January 10, 2020

With the soccer season just beginning, the Rider Chronicle sat down with head coach Dustin Holly for his insight behind their successful first couple weeks, including a championship at the Princeton Tournament.  Q: What have been the keys behind the good start of the season this year? A: We h...

Feel the beat

Freshman Brandon Harris practices over the summer, putting in hours of work.

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

December 16, 2019

During football season, the sound of loud drums tapping in time can be heard from the practice field across the neighborhood. The loud boom of the metronome is overpowering when approaching the turf.  However, there is one person on the field who can’t hear the ticking behind them. Freshman Brando...

Another kind of victory

Junior Nick Darcus celebrates victory over WFHS at the playoffs.

Meghan Helton, Reporter

December 12, 2019

Despite ending with a playoff loss to Lubbock Cooper, the Rider football team’s 2019 season has definitely been one to remember.  Beating rival Old High for a consecutive fifth year and advancing to the state quarterfinals were impressive accomplishments, but what stood out most in this postseason...

Q/A with boys basketball coach Cliff McGuire

Rider basketball coach Cliff McGuire is entering his seventh season leading the program.

Meghan Helton, Reporter

November 14, 2019

Rider boys basketball team is coming off another district title and has high expectations for the 2019-2020 season.  Cliff McGuire is entering his 14th season coaching and his seventh with the Raiders. The Rider Chronicle spoke with McGuire about coaching, this year’s season and upcoming players...

Rivalry through the generations

Rivalry through the generations

Meghan Helton, Reporter

November 12, 2019

Rider-Old High week has come and gone once more, along with its standing traditions. The cowboy hats that flood the halls for the Roundup assembly, the eery jingling of bells on Mum Day. But only a handful of people know how these traditions were created or how they have evolved through the decades. ...

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