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...

‘Ginger’ Bullying Goes Too Far, Be Proud Of Hair Color

Kayla Holcomb, Assistant Editor

May 1, 2012

Every time I get my hair cut I am told how beautiful my hair is and how much every woman who dyes her hair wants my color. I am told to be proud of my hair color and never change it. Because I am rare. I am a redhead. We stand out in the crowd. When someone in the hall yells “hey red!” I turn around....

Team Continues To Compete Despite Various Emotions Related To Coach’s Arrest

Kayla Holcomb, Assistant Editor

May 1, 2012

“Do you think what happened to him was fair?” There was a long pause before she looked up straight into my eyes. Her one word held all her hurt and betrayal inside, but at the same time you could hear her strength. She fully believed in the one word she said. “Yes.” Color guard director Michael...

Oakley sponsors student

April 5, 2012

“Pull!” A little clay pigeon is flung into the air followed by the sound of a carefully-aimed shotgun firing at and breaking the bird. Hundreds of such scenarios create a din of voices and gun fire. Scores are being yelled out at every station. However, it doesn’t phase senior Adam Culley. Instead,...

Freshman thrives in hockey despite physical disability

March 2, 2012

"Everyday [my parents] tell me to live life and not worry about my size, just live." Taking their advice, freshman Bryce Martin does just that. He's been the captain for the Wichita Falls Wildcats high school team for two years in a row, currently coaches a team in the younger league, and strives...

Underclassmen exeption policy changing, to mirror upperclassmen

March 2, 2012

The school board has decided to put all students under the same finals exemption rules for next year since Texas schools are transcending into the end-of-course exams that everyone will have to pass in order to graduate. "The freshman and the sophomore students do not have the same attendance requirement...

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...

Students save woman’s life during NHS fundraiser

May 26, 2011

They hoped to become heroes for pets, instead they became heroes for a human. National Honor Society (NHS) members, Kristin George and Bailey McCreary had done this many times already: walked up to the next house, knocked on the door, and delivered their spiel to collect money for Pennies For Pets. However...

Staff member places at UIL state competition

Erin Hagy

May 26, 2011

Sophomore Kayla Holcomb placed 5th in headline writing at the State UIL academic meet. This was Holcomb's first year on the journalism team and she had never planed to even compete in headline writing. "Before district, I had originally planned to do only feature writing, but someone dropped out of...

Misnumbered classrooms confuse students

March 30, 2011

The atmosphere grew heated and suffocating, little beads of sweat appeared on her forehead, and her hands grew clammy. This was similar to a first-day-of-school nightmare. Dread kicked in as the bell rang and the precious five minutes sped by as the straight-A student frantically rushed to locate...

Faculty focuses on moving 50-year rivalry from streets to football field

November 22, 2010

Glory. Triumph. Spirit. Over the years, Rider High School and Wichita Falls High School have battled it out, competing for bragging rights as the winning high school for the year. The reason? When Rider was founded, it split Wichita Falls High School in two, and half of the students transferred to the...

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