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A Peek Behind the Curtain

A Peek Behind the Curtain

Sandra Le, Reporter

October 3, 2019

After four years of performing in Rider’s lip sync, senior Carson Hollingsworth understands that each year is different.  Directors such as Hollingsworth and senior Jay Phillips have spent countless hours after school planning and choreographing their own different songs. This year, Hollingsworth...

Reaching for new heights

Reaching for new heights

Meghan Helton, Reporter

October 1, 2019

It’s easy to see junior Jill Leslie step onto the volleyball court. As the tallest girl on the team standing 6-foot-3, it’s no surprise she’s a ferocious blocker at the net.  But what you don’t see is the dramatic change in Leslie’s life. Her father, Justin Leslie, became the head men’s...

A Night to Remember

A Night to Remember

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

September 30, 2019

“Why am I more nervous about tonight than region?” Senior Ethan Hughes said. I could only smile and laugh nervously as I felt the exact same way. I was trembling inside that giant inflatable I’ve seen for the past four years. The loud cheers outside were nothing new for me. They could be heard b...

Q/A with Raiderettes Captain Sarah Johnston

Q/A with Raiderettes Captain Sarah Johnston

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer

September 26, 2019

Friday night will be a special one for many as it’s Senior Night for the Class of 2020’s JROTC, band, Raiderettes, color guard, cheerleaders and football. The Rider Chronicle is having a series of Q/As with the leaders of each organization this week.  Raiderettes captain Sarah Johnston sat down ...

Under One Roof

Under One Roof

Sheridan Allen, Report/ Photographer

September 19, 2019

Before this year, Mickey (Slin) Limchitti and Juhye Tak were separated by 2,311 miles and the South China Sea.   Now, the Rider junior foreign exchange students, who consider themselves sisters, are separated by only a few feet. Tak lived in Seoul, South Korea, and Limchitti is from Bangkok, Thail...

Q/A with Rider’s foreign tennis players

Q/A with Rider’s foreign tennis players

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2019

The Rider tennis team is diverse this year with three foreign students participating. Junior Coen Houtsma and his freshman brother Bas left the Netherlands more than a year ago, but this is their first year in the program.  Sophomore Axelle Jacquemin is a new asset to the team after arriving from Belgiu...

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Meghan Helton, Reporter

September 13, 2019

Blood, sweat, tears. All shed for the love of the game held so closely to the hearts of the  Rider football players. This love is no different for the Raiders’ quarterback, Jacob Rodriguez. Last year at this point, an injured Rodriguez stood restlessly watching from afar. He paced endlessly, che...

Opening New Doors

Opening New Doors

Sandra Le, Reporter

September 4, 2019

Every new school year comes with new changes.  The biggest difference for Rider students this year is the school’s entrance policy. In an attempt to create a safer environment, students can only enter the building through two doors, the front and cafeteria.  According to Principal Dr. Cody B...

Rider students affected by AP deadline change

Rider students affected by AP deadline change

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

August 29, 2019

Rider students and faculty are conflicted by this year’s registration deadline change in Advanced Placement courses.  The College Board, a company that writes the curriculum and cumulative exams for AP courses, has moved the deadline from March to October for 2020 testers. This adjustment gives...

Q/A with Head Volleyball Coach Alysha Humpert

Q/A with Head Volleyball Coach Alysha Humpert

Sandra Le, Reporter

August 27, 2019

Coming off her 200th win, head volleyball coach Alysha Humpert sat down with The Rider Chronicle to share her thoughts about this season. Q: After your first few games, how have your expectations for the team changed? A: I wouldn’t say my expectations have changed because ultimately, I always wan...

Q/A with Senior Class President Anna Grisel

Q/A with Senior Class President Anna Grisel

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

August 21, 2019

Senior Anna Grisel was elected class president after emerging victoriously from a grueling election last spring. Less than two weeks into the school year, the senior class officers have already hosted one event and are looking to gather students for many more in the months to come. As Rider’s officers...

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