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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, ...

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

Q/A with boys basketball coach Cliff McGuire

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

Q/A with cross country standout Makenzi Renfro

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?

Guest Column: How can the student section improve?

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...

A Handmade Touch

A Handmade Touch

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

October 10, 2019

Senior Aribah Tahir once only practiced henna, a paste used to make temporary tattoos, on her own hands. But then the Rider senior expanded into drawing the Middle Eastern body art onto interested students, carefully personalizing each pattern.  What began as a hobby five years ago has turned int...

Q/A with Drum Major Reili Schell

Q/A with Drum Major Reili Schell

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

September 24, 2019

Friday night will be a special one for many as it’s Senior Night for the Class of 2020’s JROTC, band, Raiderettes, colorguard, cheerleaders and football. The Rider Chronicle is having a series of Q/As with the leaders of each organization this week.  Most Friday nights, Drum Major Reili Schell ...

Q/A with JROTC Cadet Major Joseph Scales

Q/A with JROTC Cadet Major Joseph Scales

Meghan Helton, Reporter

September 23, 2019

Friday night will be a special one for many as it’s Senior Night for the Class of 2020's JROTC, band, Raiderettes, colorguard, cheerleaders and football. The Rider Chronicle will have a series of Q/As with the leaders of each organization this week.  Cadet Major Joseph Scales, who has served in...

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...

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