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A rundown for this year’s atypical Rider/Old High week

Students spent many hours over the weekend decorating for Rider-Old High week.

Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer

October 19, 2020

Throughout this year, expect the unexpected has felt like a common theme. Rider/Old High week is no exemption. Since the big week has been moved up almost a month, everyone is scrambling to meet deadlines and confused as to what is happening. But do not fear! We have a daily rundown so you know exac...

Q/A with JROTC Battalion Commander Arianna Menden

Senior Arianna Menden at the September 25th game Rider vs Midland.

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer

October 15, 2020

Friday is a special night as many seniors will be honored at the football game against Lubbock Coronado. The Rider Chronicle sat down with JROTC battalion commander Arianna Menden to talk about the organization and plans for the future. Q: How long have you been in JROTC and why have you stayed thi...

Rider-Old High football matchup coming a month early

Dominique Horton and the Rider Raiders will play Wichita Falls High School on Oct. 23 instead of a month later as originally scheduled.

Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief

October 12, 2020

Rider's rivalry football game against Wichita Falls High School is now coming a month early. In fear of the future need to reschedule games, the District 3-5A Executive Committee voted to move the Rider-Old High game to Friday, Oct. 23. The game was previously scheduled for the Friday of Thanksgiving ...

Q/A with senior Raiderette captain Allison Clancy

Allison Clancy is a senior who will be honored Friday night.

Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer

October 8, 2020

Friday night will be a special one for many as it’s Senior Night for the Class of 2021’s JROTC, band, Raiderettes, cheerleaders and football. The Rider Chronicle is having a series of Q/As with the leaders of each organization this week. First up is a virtual interview with senior Raiderette Captain...

Rider students working despite the danger of coronavirus

Junior Sydney Haston steams milk at Frank and Joe's. Haston is one of serval Rider students working during the pandemic.

Meghan Helton, Reporter

October 2, 2020

High school is hard enough on its own, but add working in the middle of a pandemic, and you’ve got a whole new world of responsibilities. In workplaces everywhere, new safety precautions have been set for employers and employees alike. Not only are masks to be worn, but workers must know how to pro...

Q/A with head football coach Marc Bindel

Rider coach Marc Bindel addresses his football team during the recent Midnight Madness practice.

Meghan Helton, Reporter

September 24, 2020

Coming off a 9-5 record and second consecutive trip to the state quarterfinals in 2019, this year the Rider Raiders are anxious to back up their lofty state ranking. With multiple athletes committed to Division I colleges, the Raiders have aspirations of another lengthy playoff run. The Rider Chronicle sat ...

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 ...

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...

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 senior quarterback Jacob Rodriguez

Rider quarterback Jacob Rodriguez is excited about his senior season as the team's quarterback.

Melina Stewart, Reporter

August 27, 2020

Jacob Rodriguez is entering his third and final year as Rider’s star quarterback. Although it has been pushed back due to the coronavirus, he is still enthusiastic about his upcoming football season and college plans. The Rider Chronicle sat down with him to discuss his plans for this school year....

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