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Changes in dual-credit classes

Changes in dual-credit classes

Meghan Helton, Reporter April 15, 2021

Students wanting to take dual-credit courses through Vernon College won’t be able to do so at the Career Education Center any longer.  Both Midwestern State and Vernon College have withdrawn their...

Analise Porras waits with her goat during the Wichita County Junior Livestock Show in January.

FFA: More than just farming

Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer April 8, 2021

Riley Wood has been around animals all of her life. In fact, she said her mother rode horses up until she was nine months pregnant with her.  “I’ve always grown up in the FFA aspects as a kid,”...

Kristy Ciuba was named Rider's Teacher of the Year for 2020-21.

Going above and beyond

Ciuba honored to receive Rider award
Sara Pratt , Reporter March 31, 2021

Like most young kids, Kristy Ciuba used to play school when she was little.  But it wasn’t until Ciuba was in third grade at Crockett Elementary that she knew she wanted to be a teacher.  “I...

Olivia Davenport

Opinion: The fault of ending the mask mandate

Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer March 17, 2021

There are many contrasting opinions after Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently lifted the statewide mask mandate. While it would be fantastic for everything to go back to the way it was prior to COVID-19,...

Jordan Tolleson is new to powerlifting this year.

Raising the bar

Tolleson thrives in new sport after suffering concussion
Meghan Helton, Copy Editor March 10, 2021

Sophomore Jordan Tolleson is still competing, but instead of diving to save a black-and-white ball, she balances hundreds of pounds on a metal bar across her shoulders. After suffering three concussions...

Rider's Addy Self and the Lady Raiders finished up a strong 2020-21 season.

Lady Raiders reflect on impressive season

Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer March 9, 2021

The Rider girls basketball team recorded several impressive numbers this season.  They finished with a 23-5 record and went undefeated in district.  They rose to No. 3 in the state and advanced...

Dos and don’ts about applying for scholarships

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/ Photographer March 2, 2021

Students have known about scholarships since they were in elementary school.  However, scholarships can also be confusing, from knowing what to apply for or who to ask for recommendations. Like most...

Joe Genewick is coming off a strong junior season, which includes two silver medals at regionals.

Q/A with swimmer Joe Genewick

Sara Pratt, Staff writer February 15, 2021

Junior Joe Genewick just wrapped up a great swim season,  finishing second place in the 200 individual medley and 100-yard breaststroke at regionals. Normally, Genewick’s results would have qualified...

Single Pringles on Valentine’s Day

Single Pringles on Valentine’s Day

Treat yourself because you deserve it
Meghan Helton, Copy Editor February 12, 2021

Valentine’s Day is on the horizon, a pink and red reminder of what us singles are lacking. But consider this for a moment: instead of worrying about why you’re not in a relationship, take a day to...

Sidney's car without the green cowboy hat but don't worry it's still in there.

Reality of a teenage driver

Sidney Lott, Staff Writer February 9, 2021

I got my license a little over a month ago. Driving is really fun, unless you're being told to pick up and take people places. Getting your license is like unlocking a new freedom. Your new freedom let’s...

Dr. Wendy Risner working at her desk.

Risner fulfills lifelong dream

Rider counselor transitions to new career at MSU
Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer February 5, 2021

Dr. Wendy Risner finally began fulfilling her lifelong dream six years ago.  That's when the Rider counselor began her journey to getting a Ph.D. and her doctorate. Now her dream, working as a professor...

Amberly Schell, left, and Maranda Rose-Adame, right, pose infront of a piano after achieving All-State titles

All the right notes

Amberly Schell earns All-State first chair
Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer February 2, 2021

Choir isn’t just singing a few songs for parents during Christmas. Just like volleyball, band, colorguard and cheer, they compete. At this year’s UIL All-State competition, sophomore Amberly Schell...

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