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I’m A College Kid

I’m A College Kid

Alyssa Matthews, Reporter

December 12, 2014


Filed under Column, Opinion

“All your life you’ve been treated like special little snowflakes,” The Professor says as he locks both doors. “It is my job to tell you that you’re not special at all.” 80 hot sweaty kids, dressed in everything from midriffs to freshly pressed tuxedos listen attentively, hanging on the...

The Next Step: Seniors Accepted Into Dream Colleges Early

The Next Step: Seniors Accepted Into Dream Colleges Early

Maddie Box, Reporter

December 12, 2014


Filed under News

With the first semester of this year coming to a close, seniors are feeling the pressure to get all of their applications in. Although there are many seniors who do not know where they want to go to college, some seniors knew long before this year. Leigh McBride, for instance, started touring colleges...

On Family, One Team?

On Family, One Team?

Steven Garcia, Reporter

December 12, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Sitting in the belly of Rider High School for the past almost four years, there’s been a motto that’s been drilled in students’ minds: “One Family, One Team.” How can we as people spread this propaganda to the next generation of Raiders when this “family” often makes other “family”...

STAAR Results No Longer Part Of Exam Exemptions

STAAR Results No Longer Part Of Exam Exemptions

Alyssa Matthews, Reporter

December 5, 2014


Filed under Briefs, News

A high school student may opt out of semester exams if his grades and attendance records meet the district’s current standards WFISD said in a news release. This year’s prerequisites are on a class by class basis and do not depend on passing state assessments. Many students are exhilarated that...

JROTC Sponsors First Step Benefit

JROTC Sponsors First Step Benefit

December 5, 2014


Filed under Briefs, News

The J.R.O.T.C. will be hosting a 12 Days of Christmas to benefit First Step of WF (the local women’s shelter). They will be collecting donations of clothes, shoes, toys, etc. They will be placing boxes in the J.R.O.T.C. hallway, by the main office, library and by the band hall. And the boxes will...

An Unexpected Change

An Unexpected Change

Lane Maddox, reporter

November 25, 2014


Filed under Feature

Jessica Bivona walks through her front door, glad to finally be home after a family trip to Abilene. She sits on the couch, and all feels safe and normal, until she notices her 13 year-old cat, Clara Bell, lying motionless under the family coffee table. Clara painstakingly tries to pad her way over...

World Of Tanks Proves Fun Sometimes

World Of Tanks Proves Fun Sometimes

Raymond McNally

October 30, 2014


Filed under A&E

World of tanks review. Raymond Mcnally. Most free-to-play games are not all that great while only a few can be incredibly addicting in their own way. The games I’m talking about are Team Fortress 2, Dota 2, and Star Wars: the Old Republic. For today I will be going over World of Tanks (WoT). At...

Blueprints To Classroom Success

Jansen Roulliard, Reporter

April 2, 2014


Filed under Feature

Freshman Hailey Harrison dodges the bulging backpack of the student in front of her and hurries to her next class. Weaving in and out of slow-moving students like a skilled veteran, she has become used to the daily routine of swerving through the hallways. Harrison catches bits of conversations...

Teachers Make Due Without Budgets First Month

Brooke Leiker, Reporter

October 18, 2013


Filed under News

This wasn’t the latest the WFISD departments had gotten their budgets, but for the first month of school, Rider teachers went without money. The departments got the budgets on September 24, although, it is normally given out the first week of September.      “Ideally, it would be nice to have it b...

JROTC Banquet Teaches Formal Skills

Miguel Hernandez

May 23, 2013


Filed under News

The Rider JROTC Banquet is a formal social function similar to the Army Banquet held annually in the MPEC in mid-April Special activities from presenting the colors to an award ceremony the banquet starts to become a tradition for the JROTC Banquet. “The JROTC Banquet is a social function to teach...

Freshman Sidelined With Injury

Holly Apple

May 23, 2013


Filed under Sports

It was a soccer game like any other for Tiffany Foster until the injury that changed everything. It was the last game of the season for Lady Raider Soccer against Burkburnett. Rider was dominating the opponent with a score of 5-0. With the crowd on their feet cheering Rider on, the game was coming to...

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