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Not-so-typical Top 10 love songs

Not-so-typical Top 10 love songs

Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer February 8, 2021

Music can convey the strongest feelings of love. Whether with a significant other or single this valentines, you need some tunes to accompany all the pink and candy and hearts. I have composed a list of...

A Night to Remember

A personal story from Senior Night
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...

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Q/A with Rider Band Director Loy Studer

Meghan Helton, Reporter August 26, 2019

With every new year comes new challenges. Loy Studer, the head director of the Pride of the Raiders Marching Band, is no stranger to this. Now entering his 14th year, The Rider Chronicle sat down with...

A Decade of Electronicas

A Decade of Electronicas

Meghan Helton, Reporter May 20, 2019

The stage darkens and the crowd quiets. Something moves in the black lights and luminescent faces emerge. They get in formation and the show begins. Every year Electronica has a theme and this performance...

A Union of Music

A Union of Music

Wind Ensemble and Varsity Orchestra Merge for Spring Concert
Meghan Helton, Reporter May 20, 2019

School is coming to a close and soon we’ll be welcoming the new year. To celebrate the end of this long nine months, the musical groups will perform their annual Spring Concerts. This year, however,...

From left to right: Junior Ashton Mastalsz, Junior Rebekah Woodward, Senior Austin Taack. Mastalsz was an alternate for the Tenor 1 section, with Taack placing first chair, also as a Tenor 1, and Woodward placing first chair as an Alto 1.

‘It’s an Adventure’

Woodward and Taack earn top spots in All-State Choir
Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief January 31, 2019

It’s countless hours of learning the music, perfecting every note, tidying up dynamics, and everything in between. It’s countless hours of sight reading for the later rounds. It’s countless hours...

A Note Above the Rest

A Note Above the Rest

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief January 22, 2018

The anticipation had risen, it was time to see if he would measure up. He had spent the last eight months preparing for this moment, and it all came down to this one audition. Then it was a waiting game. After...

Battle of the Arts 2 : Fine vs Performing

Battle of the Arts 2 : Fine vs Performing

Expression : the process of making known one’s thoughts and feelings
Jacob H. Wooten, Reporter, Website Manager January 27, 2017

Performing is typically an art believed to be just an art rather than Fine Art. In reality, performing makes up its own art form which is the third art category that Battle of the Arts will observe. Performing...

Chasing the Waves

How 4 friends became successful with their shared love for music. This is the story of Pastel Waves.
Myla Johnston , Reporter May 27, 2016

Sophomore Trinity Kronlein sat in her room, writing in a notebook full of poems. Her phone went off, Kronlein looked over and when she saw a message from freshman Aiden Potter, she played the recording....

Senior at 'Brink of Greatness'

Senior at ‘Brink of Greatness’

Student releases EP with four original songs through professional producer
Shannon Pyle, Co-Editor-in-Chief September 28, 2015

“I have a skin disorder.” Senior Sara Hamlin stepped up to the microphone. “So I’m not perfect or anything.” She felt the heat of the room pressing in on her. “You don’t have...

After six years as the choir director, Jason Mayfield is leaving education at the end of this school year to pursue his business, Mayfield Events.

Teacher Today, DJ Tomorrow

Choir director leaves to pursue full-time career outside of education.
Jared Bruner, Reporter September 25, 2015

Lights flashing. Speakers thumping. The room is filled with people dancing. Dancing to the music chosen by the DJ. This is what Choir Director Jason Mayfield does as a living. Alongside his...

Falls Fest takes center stage for the last time.

Falls Fest Takes a Bow

30 year annual outdoor event kicks off the last time
Cortney Wood, Co-Editor-In-Chief September 24, 2015

Lucy Park has been fenced off and the posters and billboards have been hung all around town. Through the years, Falls Fest publicity chair Lindsay Greer has never gotten used to the 5 o’clock rush. She...

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