The Rider Chronicle

PALS sends encouraging words to students in need

While working on postcards to send to El Paso, many of the students worked together to come up with some ideas.

Meghan Helton, Reporter

August 30, 2019

Marina King knew she wanted to do something to make a difference.  El Paso needed as much support as possible following the Wal-Mart shooting that killed 22 people and left 24 others injured.  One of King’s former students shared a screenshot from a post made by an elementary school teacher as...

Students Raise Awareness on E-cigarettes

Marina King opens the anti-vape assembly

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer

February 8, 2019

 Vaping has slowly become more popular among teens in the past few years. However; according to the National Institute on Drug abuse (NIDA), 13.75% of teens do not know what is inside of their e-cigarettes. PALS (Peer Assistance and Leadership) teacher, Marina King, decided to help students become more aware....

Donation Time

Paraprofessional Larry Foster writes two lightbulbs for his parents.

Chris Greenwood, Reporter

December 11, 2015

After requests from Hospice to bring attention to the tree of lights campaign this winter, PALS tried something new. PALS collect donations during lunch and 4th period classes. “Anyone can donate: teachers, students, anybody at all,” Brown said. “It doesn’t have to be in memory of someone...

Keep Moving Forward

Senior Russell Catletti plays against former Rider students at the Alumni vs. Varsity game

Cintia Vickery, Reporter

June 1, 2015

There he stood, watching kids being pushed and shoved against lockers and laughed at. He saw kids with big smiles on their faces, but he knew the hurt behind those smiles. He watched the kids who just blended in, making themselves invisible in a crowd. Kids who never raised their hands in classes because they were too afraid of receiving the label of “Nerd” and “Teacher’s Pet.”

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