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Changes in dual-credit classes

Changes in dual-credit classes

Meghan Helton, Reporter April 15, 2021

Students wanting to take dual-credit courses through Vernon College won’t be able to do so at the Career Education Center any longer.  Both Midwestern State and Vernon College have withdrawn their...

Jordan Tolleson is new to powerlifting this year.

Raising the bar

Tolleson thrives in new sport after suffering concussion
Meghan Helton, Copy Editor March 10, 2021

Sophomore Jordan Tolleson is still competing, but instead of diving to save a black-and-white ball, she balances hundreds of pounds on a metal bar across her shoulders. After suffering three concussions...

Rider's Addy Self and the Lady Raiders finished up a strong 2020-21 season.

Lady Raiders reflect on impressive season

Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer March 9, 2021

The Rider girls basketball team recorded several impressive numbers this season.  They finished with a 23-5 record and went undefeated in district.  They rose to No. 3 in the state and advanced...

Dos and don’ts about applying for scholarships

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/ Photographer March 2, 2021

Students have known about scholarships since they were in elementary school.  However, scholarships can also be confusing, from knowing what to apply for or who to ask for recommendations. Like most...

Single Pringles on Valentine’s Day

Single Pringles on Valentine’s Day

Treat yourself because you deserve it
Meghan Helton, Copy Editor February 12, 2021

Valentine’s Day is on the horizon, a pink and red reminder of what us singles are lacking. But consider this for a moment: instead of worrying about why you’re not in a relationship, take a day to...

Bristow Squared

Bristow Squared

Meghan Helton, Copy Editor January 28, 2021

“Bristow.” This name became known throughout the halls of Rider after Jalynn Bristow led Lady Raiders basketball all the way to the regional tournament last year. Now the name has been reintroduced...

Aubrey Glidewell is one of the top players for the Rider girls soccer team in 2020-21.

Q/A with girls soccer coach Carl Wiersema

Sandra Le, Reporter January 8, 2021

After their previous season was cut short, the Rider girls soccer team has returned to the fields with high hopes for this year. The Rider Chronicle spoke with the longtime girls head coach Carl Wiersema...

Val Valencia playing League of Legends during esports.

Paving the virtual road

Meghan Helton, Reporter December 15, 2020

The world of online gaming is becoming more popular, due in part to the rise of pro and amateur gamers streaming on platforms such as Twitch and YouTube. Similar to the other millions of female gamers,...

Students spent many hours over the weekend decorating for Rider-Old High week.

A rundown for this year’s atypical Rider/Old High week

Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer October 19, 2020

Throughout this year, expect the unexpected has felt like a common theme. Rider/Old High week is no exemption. Since the big week has been moved up almost a month, everyone is scrambling to meet deadlines...

Analisa Alvarez

Q/A with senior drummer Analisa Alvarez

Meghan Helton, Reporter October 14, 2020

As senior night approaches, many Rider organizations will be preparing to make this a year to remember. Among them is the Pride of the Raiders marching band led in part by senior center snare drummer Analisa...

Allison Clancy is a senior who will be honored Friday night.

Q/A with senior Raiderette captain Allison Clancy

Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer October 8, 2020

Friday night will be a special one for many as it’s Senior Night for the Class of 2021’s JROTC, band, Raiderettes, cheerleaders and football. The Rider Chronicle is having a series of Q/As with the...

Junior Sydney Haston steams milk at Frank and Joe's. Haston is one of serval Rider students working during the pandemic.

Rider students working despite the danger of coronavirus

Meghan Helton, Reporter October 2, 2020

High school is hard enough on its own, but add working in the middle of a pandemic, and you’ve got a whole new world of responsibilities. In workplaces everywhere, new safety precautions have been...

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