The Rider Chronicle

Field Hockey Fever

Monica Mathieu

April 8, 2010


Filed under Opinion, Sports

WFISD is home to award-winning bands, stellar soccer teams and a plethora of UIL teams. It is a thriving environment for the academically strong as well as one for traditional sports such as soccer, volleyball and football. However, to put itself over the top and prove to the state that WFISD is truly...

Season Ends in Heartbreak Shoot-Out

Brittany Robinson

March 27, 2010


Filed under Sports

One single goal. That was all it came down to in the intense shootout at the Rider Raider’s Region I-4A sectional round playoff game against Denton Guyer. The Raider’s 1-0 shootout loss was a devastating way to end their outstanding season. Rider had control of the game and out worked the Wildcats,...

Raiders Storm Saginaw

Michael Johnson

March 23, 2010


Filed under Sports

The Raiders entered their first playoff game against the Saginaw Rough Riders with the goal of "scoring early and often." They did just that in their 5-1 win. All five of the goals from Rider came in the first half. Senior Josh Findlay set the pace of the game with the first three goals, one off a...

Kenyan Student Says Education Systems Different

Sheby Ross

March 4, 2010


Filed under Feature

This was it. After being in the US for a few short weeks, the first day of the new semester was here. Nervousness and excitement built up—this was a nightmare in his eyes. "Life in the US is a little bit fast paced whereas in Kenya life is laid back," freshman Brian Kiarie who moved here from...

Rider Participates in Hearts for Haiti

Rider Participates in Hearts for Haiti

Shelby Ross

February 12, 2010


Filed under News

On Friday, Feb. 12 all WFISD Teachers and Students were challenged to donate $1 or more to benefit the victims of Haiti. At the moment, Rider has raised $620 so far for Hearts for Haiti. Rider has also had fundraisers such as Hoops for Haiti and Teacher Jean Day which raised over $900.

Blockbuster Takes a Bow

Dani Adams and Dani Adams

January 20, 2010


Filed under News

Americans were recently shocked to learn that Blockbuster is planning to close over 800 of its nationwide stores including the one just a block from Rider. “My friends were talking about how they went and bought bunches of movies,” sophomore Sarah Harmer said. “Apparently it was [closing] because...

Beware of Winter Weather

Dani Adams

January 6, 2010


Filed under News

Wichita Falls residents are advised to use extreme caution throughout the remainder of the week as the winter weather becomes more severe. Wind chills are expected to drop between -5 and -30 degrees, meaning flip-flops, shorts and t-shirts are definitely a bad idea. In this cold weather, wind chills...

Dress Code: Those shoulders sure are sexy

Nicole Mercadante

November 10, 2009


Filed under Opinion

There he sits, in the 3rd row, two seats back and in front of him is his crush. He's liked her since middle school. He notice she's wearing a dark blue razorback tank. Her bare shoulders glistening under the fluorescent lights. He want to kiss the freckle on her left shoulder. Psh, yeah right! Has anyone...

Lip Synch delivers strong performance

Danielle Adams

October 27, 2009


Filed under A&E, Opinion

Lip Synch, an 11-year tradition held only by Rider, once again brought down the house on three separate occasions with its mix of intense and emotional pieces. Though one would expect every song in Lip Synch to exceed expectations, some fell flat and left me searching for the point of that torturing...

One Team, One Goal

One Team, One Goal

October 9, 2009


Filed under Sports

After a shaky start, the varsity football team looks forward to a strong season as they rely on the leadership of the seniors. “[I’m looking forward to] a district championship and a state championship,” Coach James Garfield said. “[And] kids playing hard and doing what is right all the time.” Rider...

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