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Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Meghan Helton, Reporter

September 13, 2019

Blood, sweat, tears. All shed for the love of the game held so closely to the hearts of the  Rider football players. This love is no different for the Raiders’ quarterback, Jacob Rodriguez. Last year at this point, an injured Rodriguez stood restlessly watching from afar. He paced endlessly, che...

Crunch time for seniors seeking financial aid

Crunch time for seniors seeking financial aid

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

September 9, 2019

For the next couple of months, high school seniors planning to attend college will be swept up in the hustle and bustle of applications, recommendation letters, résumés and deadlines. When it all comes to an end, however, the cost of post-secondary education is one of the hardest bullets to bite.  ...

Q/A with Rider’s Mascot Rubert the Raider

Q/A with Rider’s Mascot Rubert the Raider

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

September 5, 2019

Did you know that Rider’s black and gold mascot name is Rubert the Raider? There’s a lot we don’t know about our beloved Raider, but The Rider Chronicle sat down with Rubert to talk about his life as a mascot.  Q: How did you get into the raiding business?  A: My high school rival growing up had a family cat...

PALS sends encouraging words to students in need

PALS sends encouraging words to students in need

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...

Q/A with Rider Band Director Loy Studer

Q/A with Rider Band Director Loy Studer

Meghan Helton, Reporter

August 26, 2019

With every new year comes new challenges. Loy Studer, the head director of the Pride of the Raiders Marching Band, is no stranger to this. Now entering his 14th year, The Rider Chronicle sat down with Studer to discuss the arrival of the new band uniforms and his views for the current marching season...

Q/A with Head Football Coach Marc Bindel

Q/A with Head Football Coach Marc Bindel

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

August 23, 2019

After a previous season filled with struggles and success, head football coach Marc Bindel enters the new school year with high expectations. The Rider Chronicle sat down with Bindel to discuss the pressures and challenges of running a football team.  Q: What are your expectations for this year?...

Q/A with Rider Principal Dr. Cody Blair

Q/A with Rider Principal Dr. Cody Blair

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer

August 22, 2019

Dr. Cody Blair is beginning his second year as Rider High School's principal. With many changes underway, The Rider Chronicle sat down with Dr. Blair to address his plans and goals for the school year. Q: What do you think has made this school successful so far?  A: The key to all of our success is o...

A Decade of Electronicas

A Decade of Electronicas

Meghan Helton, Reporter

May 20, 2019

The stage darkens and the crowd quiets. Something moves in the black lights and luminescent faces emerge. They get in formation and the show begins. Every year Electronica has a theme and this performance is no different. In fact, the audience can expect an amazing show that’s like nothing they’v...

Gotta Catch’em All

Gotta Catch’em All

Mandy Huynh, Reporter

May 20, 2019

Welcome to the world of Pokemon! This world is inhabited by creatures called pokémon! For some people, pokémon are pets. Others use them for fights. Now are you a boy or a girl? Based on the The Detective Pikachu Game (2016), the new 2019 Detective Pikachu movie left longtime fans anticipating and...

Political Position

Political Position

Mandy Huynh, Reporter

March 7, 2019

1500 miles away from his family, junior Travis Christoff stood in Washington D.C as a page for the senator when President Donald Trump walked over to him to chat. “The President talked to us for a little bit, he said ‘Y’all are doing a great job, I wish I had your job’, and it was really coo...

Two Competitors Take a Bite Out Of Apple

Two Competitors Take a Bite Out Of Apple

Meghan Helton, Reporter

March 6, 2019

One of the biggest debates of the 21st century just got bigger. Apple and Android have been competing with each other for an entire decade already, and the smartphone industry isn’t dying out anytime soon. Now, with the more recent addition of Apple Music, the debate has escalated to include a riva...

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