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Ranse Radtke is one of five seniors ready to take the field for the 2021 Raiders.

Senior baseball players excited for new season

Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

No team sport was affected by last year’s COVID shutdown more than baseball, which didn’t even get a chance to start district.  That disappointing ending has given this year’s seniors at Rider...

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...

Christ and Heather Preston has been together for 19 years.

Q/A with Valentine’s Day couple: The Prestons

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer February 12, 2021

With Valentine's Day around the corner, the Rider Chronicle sat down with married teachers Christ and Heather Preston. The couple of 19 years discussed how they met, their favorite memories and what...

Sidney's car without the green cowboy hat but don't worry it's still in there.

Reality of a teenage driver

Sidney Lott, Staff Writer February 9, 2021

I got my license a little over a month ago. Driving is really fun, unless you're being told to pick up and take people places. Getting your license is like unlocking a new freedom. Your new freedom let’s...

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...

Amberly Schell, left, and Maranda Rose-Adame, right, pose infront of a piano after achieving All-State titles

All the right notes

Amberly Schell earns All-State first chair
Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer February 2, 2021

Choir isn’t just singing a few songs for parents during Christmas. Just like volleyball, band, colorguard and cheer, they compete. At this year’s UIL All-State competition, sophomore Amberly Schell...

The Struggle with Chromebooks

The Struggle with Chromebooks

How Rider deals with device problems
Melina Stewart, Reporter February 1, 2021

Dozens upon dozens of Chromebooks stacked upon each other, useless in helping students learn. They’ve become more of a burden than a tool.  In an effort to minimize the spread of germs and sickness,...

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...

Dr. Cody Blair is entering the spring semester optimistically despite local COVID-19 struggles.

Blair optimistic about spring semester at Rider

Sidney Lott, Staff Writer January 26, 2021

Dr. Cody Blair thought last semester ended on a positive note, and the Rider principal is encouraged by what’s in store for the spring.  More than 150 students returned to campus after a district-wide...

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...

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