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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...

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 Head Volleyball Coach Alysha Humpert

Q/A with Head Volleyball Coach Alysha Humpert

Sandra Le, Reporter

August 27, 2019

Coming off her 200th win, head volleyball coach Alysha Humpert sat down with The Rider Chronicle to share her thoughts about this season. Q: After your first few games, how have your expectations for the team changed? A: I wouldn’t say my expectations have changed because ultimately, I always wan...

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?...

A Union of Music

A Union of Music

Meghan Helton, Reporter

May 20, 2019

School is coming to a close and soon we’ll be welcoming the new year. To celebrate the end of this long nine months, the musical groups will perform their annual Spring Concerts. This year, however, the two varsity instrumental groups will join each other on the stage for the grand finale to an amaz...

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...

Students Raise Awareness on E-cigarettes

Students Raise Awareness on E-cigarettes

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer

February 8, 2019

 Vaping has slowly become more popular among teens in the past few years. However; according to the National Institute on Drug abuse (NIDA), 13.75% of teens do not know what is inside of their e-cigarettes. PALS (Peer Assistance and Leadership) teacher, Marina King, decided to help students become more aware....

As High as You Can Go

As High as You Can Go

Mandy Huynh, Reporter

December 5, 2018

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

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...

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