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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...

2020 Graduation information released

2020 Graduation information released

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

May 6, 2020

Since the start of school closure, the question of graduation has been up in the air. To the relief of many, the news of a graduation ceremony lifted their spirits.  “My reaction was overjoyed and it’s important to me because it brings my family and friends close,” senior Autumn Howells said....

Taking center stage

The Lion King has three shows this weekend and ends the following weekend.

Sandra Le, Reporter

March 5, 2020

Within the crowded halls of the school, sophomore Londi Reid is an average, everyday 16 year old. But under the lights of the Wichita and Backdoor Theatres, Reid is a well-known performer.  Reid, who is currently playing Nala in the Wichita Theatre’s production of The Lion King, began acting o...

Guest Column: Why you should vote and how

The senior class officers organized a voter registration drive earlier this semester.

Travis Christoff, Guest

February 26, 2020

With the Texas Democratic and Republican primaries rapidly approaching on March 3, the Rider senior class officers are doing everything they can to keep eligible students able, ready and excited to vote. They hosted two voter registration drives and have been keeping their peers informed through their cl...

Raiders join new district after UIL realignment

Raiders join new district after UIL realignment

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

February 3, 2020

Rider will have new opponents in volleyball and basketball for the next two years after Monday’s UIL realignment.  The Raiders are no longer with Abilene Cooper and Wylie. Instead, Rider will be grouped with Aledo, Azle, Granbury and Brewer in District 5-5A.  Basketball coaches Cliff McGuire and...

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

Freshman point guard Ashlynn Knight plays against Iowa Park.

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, ...

Rider admins weigh in on New Year’s resolutions

Rider admins weigh in on New Year's resolutions

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

January 15, 2020

Each new year, people around the world take the opportunity to make resolutions, setting a goal for what they hope to accomplish. It’s a wonderful time to reflect on the highs and lows of the past year and also to reach for personal growth in the coming year.  However, each person interprets New Year’s...

Q/A with boys basketball coach Cliff McGuire

Rider basketball coach Cliff McGuire is entering his seventh season leading the program.

Meghan Helton, Reporter

November 14, 2019

Rider boys basketball team is coming off another district title and has high expectations for the 2019-2020 season.  Cliff McGuire is entering his 14th season coaching and his seventh with the Raiders. The Rider Chronicle spoke with McGuire about coaching, this year’s season and upcoming players...

Q/A with head athletic trainer Coach Doley

Q/A with head athletic trainer Coach Doley

Meghan Helton, Reporter

November 5, 2019

Rider/Old High week is upon us. While Rider’s traditions are well known throughout the school, there are some who have never fully experienced the pride of being a Rider Raider. Coach Doley, head athletic trainer entering his 17th year on the job, made the switch from Wichita Falls High School (...

Q/A with cross country standout Makenzi Renfro

Makenzi Renfro represented Rider at the regional cross country meet earlier this week.

Meghan Helton, Reporter

October 31, 2019

It’s only Makenzi Renfro’s second year running cross country, but she’s still leaving an impressive mark on the sport. Running just a few days ago as Rider’s only delegate at regionals, Renfro finished with a time of 22:26.2 minutes and did not make state.  After last week’s WFISD athletics luncheon...

Guest Column: How can the student section improve?

Senior Peter Nguyen is the host of this year's pep rallies.

Peter Nguyen, Guest

October 17, 2019

Senior Peter Nguyen, the student council president shares his views on the student section and how to improve it in this guest column.  If you’ve ever attended one of football’s home games and stood in the student section, you’ll know how loud and proud we can get. By that, I mean we’re pretty q...

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