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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of the Many Plotholes

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of the Many Plotholes

Victoria Hitchcock, Reporter

December 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

***SPOILERS AHEAD*** Like many Harry Potter fans, I went into “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” hopeful and bursting with excitement. However, upon leaving the theatre, I couldn’t help but feel the movie wasn’t meant to expand on the intricate universe J.K. Rowling had created, ra...

As High as You Can Go

As High as You Can Go

Mandy Huynh, Reporter

December 5, 2018


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

A counselor at Rider High School takes her education to the next level as she receives her doctorate degree.  With this, Wendy Risner becomes the third faculty member to earn the title, specifically in philosophy and counselor education at Texas Tech University.  She also has a bachelor’s in English...

Rivalry Week: A Time for Tradition

Rivalry Week: A Time for Tradition

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief

November 27, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

This was the 57th year of Rider tradition, and rivalry week has concluded. Traditions were upheld, games were played, and memories were made. Now, we will take a look back at the annual customs that make up Rider Old High week. To start off, the halls throughout the class are decorated to fit the the...

A Whodunit Gathering

A Whodunit Gathering

Mandy Huynh, Reporter

November 13, 2018


Filed under Feature

 A party is set on Halloween night with guests eating snacks and chatting about the upcoming show. The setting is Killingsworth grape and wine farm; Elizabeth Killingsworth, a widow to the late Robert Killingsworth, is hosting her last party. She is missing as all the other main suspects make their ...

Students Connect Through Innovative New Program

Students Connect Through Innovative New Program

Mandy Huynh and Sheridan Allen

October 22, 2018


Filed under News

AP Capstone is a two year program that’s only offered at 1500 hundred schools in the U.S. Currently, Rider is the only school offering it in the whole district. The first year of the program is called AP seminar, which 26 students are currently enrolled. They learn how to identify credible sources an...

Justice for Landavazo and Smith

Justice for Landavazo and Smith

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

September 25, 2018


Filed under Feature

The final verdict of the Kody Lott trial, the 22-year-old man who was found guilty of killing Lauren Landavazo and injuring another student on their way home from McNiel Junior High on Sept. 2, 2016 has echoed throughout the community. The ruling, sentencing Lott to life in prison and a $20-thousand fi...

New Club on the Block

New Club on the Block

Victoria Hitchcock, Section Editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Movies often depict high school to be full of cliques. There are the jocks, the goths, the geeks, the preppy kids, and countless others. As ridiculous as they seem on screen, a less extreme version does tend to exist in real life, and this division can leave some kids feeling excluded. Everyone want...

A Different Perspective

A Different Perspective

Dei Seamans, Reporter

February 28, 2018


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Imagine waking up tomorrow morning in France, surrounded by a culture that’s seemingly alien-like. Now imagine having to live there, with only the knowledge of the country gained through pop culture. For some students at Rider, that was their experience arriving in America for the first time. “It’...

To Make a Champion

To Make a Champion

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief

February 26, 2018


Filed under Feature, Sports, Top Stories

With the Olympics having wrapped up this past week, several young athletes have had the chance to represent their country, some of whom earned a medal. The youngest of these was 15-year-old Alina Zagitova in figure skating. From the U.S. 17-year-old Red Gerard won the gold in Men’s slopestyle. “Se...

Ready or Not

Ready or Not

Victoria Hitchcock, Section Editor

January 22, 2018


Filed under Feature, Rider Chronicle, Senior, Top Stories

First semester ends, the countdown begins. Graduation is only four months away, and talk of graduating brings about nervous, yet excited conversations of what is to come. However, senior Muzzamil Nadeem feels more than ready for college. Nadeem plans on attending University of North Texas or Midwestern St...

Learning From Leaders

Learning From Leaders

Victoria Hitchcock, Section Editor

January 2, 2018


Filed under News

The first week of November 2017 set in motion a new method of professional development. The pineapples you may see adorning classroom doors around the school aren’t just for decoration, they serve a greater purpose. They are a part of the Pineapple Chart, a system that allows teachers to observe othe...

At the End of the Hall

At the End of the Hall

Dei Seamans, Reporter

November 29, 2017


Filed under Feature

It had been a rainy day, but it hadn’t been depressing. The gentle humming of the car engine, the explosive sounds coming from an anime on a laptop, and the sound of friends laughing filled the air. Less than 10 seconds later, many lives were changed forever, and one life was extinguished. Throu...

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