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Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Meghan Helton, Reporter

September 13, 2019

Blood, sweat, tears. All shed for the love of the game held so closely to the hearts of the  Rider football players. This love is no different for the Raiders’ quarterback, Jacob Rodriguez. Last year at this point, an injured Rodriguez stood restlessly watching from afar. He paced endlessly, che...

Q/A with Rider’s Mascot Rubert the Raider

Q/A with Rider’s Mascot Rubert the Raider

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

September 5, 2019

Did you know that Rider’s black and gold mascot name is Rubert the Raider? There’s a lot we don’t know about our beloved Raider, but The Rider Chronicle sat down with Rubert to talk about his life as a mascot.  Q: How did you get into the raiding business?  A: My high school rival growing up had a family cat...

Opening New Doors

Opening New Doors

Sandra Le, Reporter

September 4, 2019

Every new school year comes with new changes.  The biggest difference for Rider students this year is the school’s entrance policy. In an attempt to create a safer environment, students can only enter the building through two doors, the front and cafeteria.  According to Principal Dr. Cody B...

PALS sends encouraging words to students in need

PALS sends encouraging words to students in need

Meghan Helton, Reporter

August 30, 2019

Marina King knew she wanted to do something to make a difference.  El Paso needed as much support as possible following the Wal-Mart shooting that killed 22 people and left 24 others injured.  One of King’s former students shared a screenshot from a post made by an elementary school teacher as...

Q/A with Rider Band Director Loy Studer

Q/A with Rider Band Director Loy Studer

Meghan Helton, Reporter

August 26, 2019

With every new year comes new challenges. Loy Studer, the head director of the Pride of the Raiders Marching Band, is no stranger to this. Now entering his 14th year, The Rider Chronicle sat down with Studer to discuss the arrival of the new band uniforms and his views for the current marching season...

A Decade of Electronicas

A Decade of Electronicas

Meghan Helton, Reporter

May 20, 2019

The stage darkens and the crowd quiets. Something moves in the black lights and luminescent faces emerge. They get in formation and the show begins. Every year Electronica has a theme and this performance is no different. In fact, the audience can expect an amazing show that’s like nothing they’v...

A Union of Music

A Union of Music

Meghan Helton, Reporter

May 20, 2019

School is coming to a close and soon we’ll be welcoming the new year. To celebrate the end of this long nine months, the musical groups will perform their annual Spring Concerts. This year, however, the two varsity instrumental groups will join each other on the stage for the grand finale to an amaz...

Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame

Sandra Le and Emily Dillard

May 20, 2019

Following the release of Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War”, viewers of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) were left to anticipate the next movie in the series, “Avengers: Endgame”. The three-hour long movie was directed by brothers Anthony and Joe Russo. The movie had a budget of $356 mill...

The Game of a Lifetime

The Game of a Lifetime

Sandra Le, Reporter

May 7, 2019

Some teenagers are often told that their attachment to their electronic devices “doesn’t allow them to fully enjoy life.” Now, thanks to the hard work of game developer Candywriter LLC, BitLife, a life-simulation game,  a person now has the opportunity to control a fictional character’s life ...

Rising to a New Challenge

Rising to a New Challenge

Abigail Fitchie, Reporter

April 2, 2019

A new face can be seen on the soccer field since as Britany Schmidt, a health science teacher steps up to take the role of head coach for the JVB Girl’s soccer team. She may be a coach, but she is also a teacher, wife, and mother all at once. “It’s a lot of work and it was more time consuming than I wa...

Junior Takes a New Approach to Organization

Junior Takes a New Approach to Organization

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief

March 11, 2019

Before he carried the 28-pound laundry basket, Junior Nathan Carlston would carry a backpack, but this wouldn’t last. His backpack would be organized for 2-3 weeks before transitioning to a pile of papers that became well known by students across the school. This lasted for weeks until Carlston, while...

Political Position

Political Position

Mandy Huynh, Reporter

March 7, 2019

1500 miles away from his family, junior Travis Christoff stood in Washington D.C as a page for the senator when President Donald Trump walked over to him to chat. “The President talked to us for a little bit, he said ‘Y’all are doing a great job, I wish I had your job’, and it was really coo...

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