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A virus does not define a race

A virus does not define a race

Sandra Le, Reporter

March 30, 2020

The Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak emerged in Wuhan, China and quickly spread around the world. With the rising number of cases, many people are quick to point fingers at a particular group, Asians.  Various videos have surfaced online of Asian-Americans being targeted because of the virus. They’...

Importance of time hits home with Nana’s passing, coronavirus

Importance of time hits home with Nana’s passing, coronavirus

Rider Chronicle Staff Writer

March 24, 2020

Everyone takes time for granted. Everyone takes some of the smallest things for granted. I’ve taken so much for granted, and it’s all gone now. When the coronavirus was just affecting China, I had family in the hospital fighting for their lives. My uncle got better and came home; however, reality s...

Q/A with state powerlifters Hannah Wilson and Lance Asmus

Q/A with state powerlifters Hannah Wilson and Lance Asmus

Meghan Helton, Reporter

March 11, 2020

It may only be their first year powerlifting, but Rider's Hannah Wilson and Lance Asmus have proven to be quick learners.  Both will represent the Raiders at their respective state meets later this month. Wilson placed second in regionals and will lift again on March 21 in Waco. Asmus placed fif...

Spring Has Sprung

Spring Has Sprung

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/ Photographer

March 9, 2020

It’s been a hectic last couple of weeks with many sports and academic events in full swing. Here are some pictures highlighting that.

Q/A with baseball coach Jeremy Crouch

Q/A with baseball coach Jeremy Crouch

Meghan Helton, Reporter

February 27, 2020

After a one-year hiatus from the playoffs, Rider baseball bounced back in 2019 with a young squad. Many key players are returning in 2020, leading to high expectations. The Rider Chronicle sat down with head coach Jeremy Crouch to discuss the upcoming season, returning standouts and a few new face...

Q/A with softball coach Abby Bates

Q/A with softball coach Abby Bates

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2020

Rider’s Abby Bates is entering her second season as the head softball coach of her alma mater where she holds 35 school records.  The Lady Raiders opened up the 2020 season last week and are looking to make progress after Bates’ debut last year. She sat down with The Rider Chronicle to discuss the ...

Power On: Esports comes to campus

Power On: Esports comes to campus

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/ Photographer

February 21, 2020

A few months ago, room 243 was filled with dust and empty tables. Now it is filled with 24 smiling, laughing students as Rider welcomes the esports (electronic sports) club. Esports is competitive gaming between people or teams. This new wave of gaming has brought many different types of students tog...

Carrillo corners the competition

Carrillo corners the competition

Meghan Helton, Reporter

February 20, 2020

Emmanuel Carrillo Jr., the freshman soccer player and cross country runner named after his father. He takes the field wearing black and gold, seemingly no different from the next athlete.  But he’s not always clad in school colors during competition. When he’s in the ring, he wears the color...

Q/A with Valentine’s Day couples: Wilson and Murillo

Q/A with Valentine’s Day couples: Wilson and Murillo

Meghan Helton, Reporter

February 13, 2020

With Valentine’s Day this week, the Rider Chronicle sat down to interview many Rider couples about their relationship. Seniors Daine Wilson and Karina Murillo have been together for almost a year with their anniversary approaching in March. They discussed favorite memories, what annoys their partner ...

Shooting for Mars

Shooting for Mars

Meghan Helton, Reporter

January 30, 2020

Cold waves crash on the silent beach, everything illuminated by the pale glow of the moon. The coast observes a young girl lying in the sand, gazing up to the heavens. Born in Amalfi, Italy, she grew up on the European coast as an orphan. Angry and not wanting to go to bed, she would escape to her...

Putting the Pep in Spring

Putting the Pep in Spring

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer

January 29, 2020

Although out of the norm for Rider’s students, the school will be having the first and only spring pep rally of the year Friday to help show love and support for the spring sports. “I want to stress that we’re doing this to make sure that the spring sports really know that we’re supportin...

Surpassing Expectations

Surpassing Expectations

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

January 28, 2020

The Lady Raiders basketball team entered the gym last Friday looking for something to prove.  Earlier that week they suffered a rare loss, but they ended up shattering any doubt they had what it takes to be a top contender for the district title. After knocking off Aledo 52-36 at home on Friday, ...

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