The Rider Chronicle

Journalism State-Bound; Students Will Compete In Austin Next Week

Kayla Holcomb, Editor-in-Chief

May 21, 2012

Seniors Meghan Myracle and Jordan Campagna will be competing at State Academic UIL in Austin, Texas for journalism May 21-23, the first time that Rider has had students qualify in every journalism event. Myracle placed in editorial, and Campagna placed in headlines, news, and feature. “I never thought...

Convergence; Rider Media Team Consolidates

Jordan Campagna, Editor-in-Chief

May 21, 2012

After years of the newspaper, yearbook and video teams being separate entities, next year, all three will be converging to form one media team: RHS media. Converging Rider's media teams was pushed by freshman Arron Mercer, next year's executive producer of Rider Channel 22, the audio/visual news. According...

‘Senioritis’ Sets In For Students As Final Month Approaches

‘Senioritis’ Sets In For Students As Final Month Approaches

Jordan Campagna, Editor-in-Chief

May 1, 2012

A glance inside senior classrooms proves that senioritis exists. Students are working on math during English, economics during math, or maybe even just sleeping. According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, senioritis is defined as "an ebbing of motivation and effort by school seniors as evidenced by tardiness,...

Movie draws Rider students out late at night, totally worth it

April 5, 2012

There were countdowns on Facebook, people reading aloud to each other in their seats, fights over who was marrying which male character, then, at 12.01, everything went silent. The lights dimmed. The Games began. The Hunger Games centers around Katniss Everdeen, the first volunteer Tribute from District...

Students filling additional slot on schedule next year, change hopes to eliminate EOC stress

March 2, 2012

Next year, students at all three high schools will be filling one more slot on their schedules as they move to an 8-period class day. The change will increase the school day by eight minutes. Classes will start at 7:45 and end at 2:58. There will be no change in passing period length and there...

Lady Raiders reach #11 in state

February 2, 2012

Last year, the Lady Raider Basketball team made it to playoffs for the first time in 20 years. This year, they're ranked in state. "We are currently #12 and we reached #11 earlier in the season," two-year head coach Ramsey Ghazal said. "I was excited because the girls have worked extremely...

Students need to watch extra-curriculars, only 10 days allowed

November 4, 2011

Starting this year, students need to be cautious of when they use their ECA days since they only have 10 for the whole year, and that limit will be enforced. School related absences are coded in two different ways, ECA, or extra-curricular activities, which count toward the 10 days, or OC, co-curricular...

UIL sponsors stay proactive after budget cut in half

UIL sponsors stay proactive after budget cut in half

November 2, 2011

In past years, the UIL academic budget was $10,000. This year, it is only $5,000. "Funding has been a problem at the state level and now it's trickling down," Rider UIL coordinator and Literary Criticism sponsor Sandra Scheller said. "We're not the only ones who have to do this. Previously the team...

Lost books add up to high cost

Lost books add up to high cost

August 29, 2011

As school was ending last year, it looked as if Rider would lose $10,000 due to 174 missing books. Through the summer, that number shrunk. On the Thursday before school started, 107 books were still missing, adding up to $6,000 in books. Students who have lost books are out of luck until they pay...

State budget cuts force school cuts

May 26, 2011

Due to the rising country deficit, the Texas state education budget has been cut down forcing the district to lower their budget as well. At Rider, six positions were lost, though some of those faculty members were just shifted around. There were three phases in the staff reduction process. Phase...

Political brunch opens student’s eyes to issues

Political brunch opens student’s eyes to issues

Jordan Campagna

March 30, 2011

He hosts a popular TV show. He is the author of multiple best selling books, one of which I am reading now. He is a national figure. Mike Huckabee was in town for a book signing on March 3, 2011 and I got to meet him. He was the keynote speaker at a brunch before the signing. My dad was lucky...

Pritt follows footsteps of older sisters

November 22, 2010

When senior Cortny Pritt found out she won Miss Raider, she couldn’t believe it. “It made me feel so awesome that the student body voted for me,” Pritt said. Laura Pritt, Cortny’s mother, was at the Round Up dance to support her. “When her name was announced, she was surprised and overwhelmed...

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