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Q/A with volleyball coach Alysha Humpert on upcoming season

Q/A with volleyball coach Alysha Humpert on upcoming season

Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer

September 15, 2020

The Rider volleyball team opens the season Tuesday night against Iowa Park. With a new year comes new players, dynamics and challenges. The Rider Chronicle sat down with head coach Alysha Humpert to discuss COVID changes, strengths and new faces for the 2020 season. Q: What are the biggest changes ...

Philanthropy “masked” for charities

Philanthropy

Sandra Le, Reporter

September 15, 2020

“Why are you wearing a mask?” “They’re terribly comfortable,” Wesley said in The Princess Bride, “I think everyone will be wearing them in the future.”  Who knew such a simple phrase could ultimately predict the future 33 years later?  With the rise of COVID-19 cases, masks have b...

Allowing sophomores off-campus lunch is a win-win

The cafeteria and student center aren't as crowded with more students learning from home.

Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer

September 11, 2020

With only 68 percent of students back at Rider face-to-face this six weeks, there is an obvious reduction of bodies in the school, especially at lunch. Yet this depletion of students and other safety precautions in place, we are still overcrowded. There is an obvious long term solution: letting sophomor...

Rider staff, students remember Simmons fondly

Michael Simmons

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer

September 11, 2020

Rider High School lost a beloved member of its staff Monday when longtime coach Michael Simmons passed away at the age of 54.  Simmons spent the past seven years teaching physical education at Rider. Before he came to campus, Simmons also worked at Zundy and spent a decade serving in the militar...

CEC adapts to virtual learning challenges

Some classes at the CEC require students to be face-to-face learners.

Sidney Lott, Reporter

September 10, 2020

Chad Johnson is like any other teacher, juggling with adjusting the equipment used in his class.  Johnson works at both Rider High School and the Career and Education Center (CEC) where he teaches graphic design and audio/video production. He is having to use alternate software this year because o...

Q/A with Ashtyn Huff about her wedding during pandemic, new role

Ashtyn (Tolbert) Huff discusses getting married in a pandemic and her new role as a cheerleading coach.

Meghan Helton, Copy Editor

August 31, 2020

Another summer has come and gone, but needless to say this one was different for teacher Ashtyn (Tolbert) Huff. Not only did Huff prepare for a second year teaching in a global pandemic, but she also had to pick out a dress and plan a honeymoon for her Aug. 1 wedding. On top of all that, Huff added ...

Q/A with Dr. Blair about returning to school

Dr. Cody Blair is entering his third year as Rider's principal.

Sidney Lott, Staff writer

August 28, 2020

Editor’s note: This interview with Dr. Blair was conducted prior to the announcement of the first confirmed COVID-19 case at Rider.  Dr. Cody Blair is entering his third year as the principal of Rider High School. This year is going to be very different from his last two because of the pandemic. T...

Q/A with new assistant principal Falesha Wood

Falesha Wood has transitioned to an Assistant Principal role for the 2020-21 school year.

Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer

August 27, 2020

Falesha Wood is a well-known and loved part of the Rider staff, but this year brings on some new challenges for her. Wood has stepped down from her position as an English teacher to take on a new role as an assistant principal, replacing Amanda Mann. The Rider Chronicle sat down with the new member of...

Tryouts go virtual during pandemic

Cheerleaders performing during a November pep rally.

Meghan Helton, Reporter

May 18, 2020

With Rider High School shut down because of COVID-19, extracurricular groups were forced to cease their activities altogether. However, Rider's marching band, cheerleaders and Raiderettes have found ways to overcome this when it came to having tryouts for 2020-21. “In the past auditions for ch...

One last story

One last story

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

May 15, 2020

I never thought being Editor-in-Chief for The Rider Chronicle meant complaining about the lack of writing involved in the position. Freshman me is definitely rolling over in the grave hearing herself complain about not writing. A lot of my job is talking to people. From heart-pumping stories about a...

Crowe: Reflecting on time as Raider yearbook editor-in-chief

Crowe: Reflecting on time as Raider yearbook editor-in-chief

Carsen Crowe, Yearbook Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2020

For those who don’t know me, my name is Carsen Crowe. I’m a graduating senior, and I have had the honor to be the editor in chief of the yearbook staff for the past two years.  This program has brought me so many amazing friends and incredible opportunities, and it has played a huge role in paving ...

Staying in touch

Staying in touch

Sandra Le, Reporter

May 6, 2020

As social distancing continues, some Rider students have felt the effect of not seeing their friends for the past two months.  “I feel really isolated not being able to see my friends. I also just really appreciate school a lot more because of quarantine.” junior Isabel Murphy said, “ with...

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