The Rider Chronicle

‘It’s an Adventure’

‘It’s an Adventure’

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief

January 31, 2019


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

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 of sitting at schools around the state, waiting to perform. Each stage eliminates some participants, e...

A Note Above the Rest

A Note Above the Rest

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief

January 22, 2018


Filed under Feature, Rider Chronicle, Top Stories

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 auditioning earlier in the day, Junior Austin Taack sat among some of the best high school...

Battle of the Arts 2 : Fine vs Performing

Battle of the Arts 2 : Fine vs Performing

Jacob H. Wooten, Reporter, Website Manager

January 27, 2017


Filed under Feature, Rider Chronicle, Senior

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 Art is debatably the only art category that can put up a challenge to the music side of Fine Arts ...

Chasing the Waves

Chasing the Waves

Myla Johnston, Reporter

May 27, 2016


Filed under Feature, Video

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. As she began to listen to the guitar solo, She looked back at her notebook. This was the beginning...

Senior at ‘Brink of Greatness’

Senior at ‘Brink of Greatness’

Shannon Pyle, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2015


Filed under Feature

“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 to be the status quo to be perfect.” She took a deep breath and steeled her nerves. “If you...

Teacher Today, DJ Tomorrow

Teacher Today, DJ Tomorrow

Jared Bruner, Reporter

September 25, 2015


Filed under Feature

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 job as choir director, Mayfield and his wife Laura Mayfield own a DJ/Events business called Mayfield...

Falls Fest Takes a Bow

Falls Fest Takes a Bow

Cortney Wood, Co-Editor-In-Chief

September 24, 2015


Filed under Feature

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 has been a part of Falls Fest for the last 12 years and loves when people pour into the park eager...

Generation, Why?

Steven Garcia, Reporter

November 5, 2013


Filed under Opinion

  When you think of the music of 2000s leading all the way up to 2013, what do you think of? Macklemore preaching to us about same love, Green Day continuing to question the status quo to tell us, “Don’t be an American Idiot.” Or do you think of the sight to sore eyes called the 2013 MTV...

Choir And Orchestra See Increase In Student Participation With 8-period Day

Choir And Orchestra See Increase In Student Participation With 8-period Day

Jansen Rouillard, Reporter

October 16, 2013


Filed under News

From the band that went to perform in London in 2012 to the 22 choir soloists that competed in State UIL Solo and Ensemble in 2013, Rider High School musicians have shown they know how to play and sing music. That success has led to an increase in numbers for both choir and band programs. Choir Director...

Music of The Decade Fun but Empty Minded

Monica Mathieu

January 8, 2010


Filed under A&E

For the bands trailing the age of the Spice Girls and Nirvana, this past decade was a challenge to plant their own roots and find their own sound. Some of the most original acts in recent memory popped up in the 2000s, many of them odd or controversial. In 2000, Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP"...

Skillet Is Anything But Sleepy

Monica Mathieu

December 3, 2009


Filed under A&E

Skillet's Awake CD may be the most sought after stocking stuffer this holiday season. With such songs as "Monster" and the title song, "Awake and Alive," this album is sure to stay in your stereo for weeks on end. Although it is the band's eighth album, it is generating this Christian rock band the most...

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