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Q&A with Coach McGuire about boys basketball season

Nick Darcus is one of a few players returning from last year's regional tournament team.
November 16, 2020

The Rider boys basketball team is coming off a trip to the regional tournament, but when they begin the 2020-21 season next week, the Raiders will be full of new faces.  The Rider Chronicle sat down...

Q/A with JROTC Battalion Commander Arianna Menden

Senior Arianna Menden at the September 25th game Rider vs Midland.
October 15, 2020

Friday is a special night as many seniors will be honored at the football game against Lubbock Coronado. The Rider Chronicle sat down with JROTC battalion commander Arianna Menden to talk about the organization...

Q/A with senior drummer Analisa Alvarez

Analisa Alvarez
October 14, 2020

As senior night approaches, many Rider organizations will be preparing to make this a year to remember. Among them is the Pride of the Raiders marching band led in part by senior center snare drummer Analisa...

Q/A with senior Raiderette captain Allison Clancy

Allison Clancy is a senior who will be honored Friday night.
October 8, 2020

Friday night will be a special one for many as it’s Senior Night for the Class of 2021’s JROTC, band, Raiderettes, cheerleaders and football. The Rider Chronicle is having a series of Q/As with the...

Philanthropy “masked” for charities

Philanthropy
September 15, 2020

“Why are you wearing a mask?” “They’re terribly comfortable,” Wesley said in The Princess Bride, “I think everyone will be wearing them in the future.”  Who knew such a simple phrase...

Allowing sophomores off-campus lunch is a win-win

The cafeteria and student center aren't as crowded with more students learning from home.
September 11, 2020

With only 68 percent of students back at Rider face-to-face this six weeks, there is an obvious reduction of bodies in the school, especially at lunch. Yet this depletion of students and other safety precautions...

Changing Keys

The Pride of the Raiders Band practices in the mornings before school starts.
Band, choir adapt to new regulations
September 2, 2020

Across the nation, teachers have been forced to adjust their classes to new social distancing policies in order to keep students safe. Some fine arts courses such as choir and band are having to adapt...

Q/A with Dr. Blair about returning to school

Dr. Cody Blair is entering his third year as Rider's principal.
August 28, 2020

Editor’s note: This interview with Dr. Blair was conducted prior to the announcement of the first confirmed COVID-19 case at Rider.  Dr. Cody Blair is entering his third year as the principal of...

One last story

One last story
Senior Editor-in-Chief reflects on time spent working on The Rider Chronicle
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...

Staying in touch

Staying in touch
Students share how they stay in touch during school closure
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...

Seniors left with worries and unfinished business

Seniors left with worries and unfinished business
Seniors share thoughts on the rest of the years
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...

Raiders join new district after UIL realignment

Raiders join new district after UIL realignment
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...

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