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As High as You Can Go

As High as You Can Go

Mandy Huynh, Reporter

December 5, 2018


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

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


Filed under News, Top Stories

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...

A Whodunit Gathering

A Whodunit Gathering

Mandy Huynh, Reporter

November 13, 2018


Filed under Feature

 A party is set on Halloween night with guests eating snacks and chatting about the upcoming show. The setting is Killingsworth grape and wine farm; Elizabeth Killingsworth, a widow to the late Robert Killingsworth, is hosting her last party. She is missing as all the other main suspects make their ...

Students Connect Through Innovative New Program

Students Connect Through Innovative New Program

Mandy Huynh and Sheridan Allen

October 22, 2018


Filed under News

AP Capstone is a two year program that’s only offered at 1500 hundred schools in the U.S. Currently, Rider is the only school offering it in the whole district. The first year of the program is called AP seminar, which 26 students are currently enrolled. They learn how to identify credible sources an...

Out With the Old, In With the New

Out With the Old, In With the New

Victoria Hitchcock and Mandy Huynh

September 6, 2018


Filed under Feature

When the student body learned that they would be receiving chromebooks for classwork this year, their reactions varied widely. The news brought about feelings of excitement from some, and contempt for change from others. Some students, like senior Anna Razavi, are frustrated with new requirements to use a ...

New Club on the Block

New Club on the Block

Victoria Hitchcock, Section Editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Movies often depict high school to be full of cliques. There are the jocks, the goths, the geeks, the preppy kids, and countless others. As ridiculous as they seem on screen, a less extreme version does tend to exist in real life, and this division can leave some kids feeling excluded. Everyone want...

To Make a Champion

To Make a Champion

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief

February 26, 2018


Filed under Feature, Sports, Top Stories

With the Olympics having wrapped up this past week, several young athletes have had the chance to represent their country, some of whom earned a medal. The youngest of these was 15-year-old Alina Zagitova in figure skating. From the U.S. 17-year-old Red Gerard won the gold in Men’s slopestyle. “Se...

A Dream for Coaching

A Dream for Coaching

Amaya Spearman, Reporter

January 26, 2018


Filed under Feature, Sports, Top Stories

After fifteen years, a familiar face is returning to the soccer field at Rider High School.  While he was a leader as a player, now he is the leader as the new boys head coach. “Everyone has their dream job, but this is what I've always wanted to do,” Head Coach Dustin Holly said. Since wi...

Learning From Leaders

Learning From Leaders

Victoria Hitchcock, Section Editor

January 2, 2018


Filed under News

The first week of November 2017 set in motion a new method of professional development. The pineapples you may see adorning classroom doors around the school aren’t just for decoration, they serve a greater purpose. They are a part of the Pineapple Chart, a system that allows teachers to observe othe...

Without Words

Without Words

Carson Lee, Editor-in-Chief

January 2, 2018


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

She wakes up at 5:50. She leaves the house at 6:30. It’s a daily one hour and two-minute commute to Rider High School from her house in Graham, but this is just one of the “should be” challenging aspects of her day. Sophomore Jackie Anaya is deaf. When she was a toddler, her parents became aware...

Stepping Up to Step Down

Stepping Up to Step Down

Carson Lee, Editor-in-Chief

November 29, 2017


Filed under Feature, Featured Athlete, Featured Sports Story Carousel, Sports

The match is over. The result is final. The team breaks into applause in support of one another. For the veteran player and captain of the tennis team Leah Schrass, this is one of the many reasons why tennis has drawn her back to her roots. “Something I love is that after every match we just stand and ...

Boys Basketball Finishes Record Season

Boys Basketball Finishes Record Season

Chloe Pak, Reporter

March 11, 2016


Filed under Sports

After a record-breaking year, the boys basketball season comes to a close as of March 5 against Dunbar in the Regional championship. “The kids have worked really hard,” head varsity basketball coach Clifford McGuire said. The boys earned their place in the Elite Eight and can walk away regi...

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