The Rider Chronicle

Junior Takes a New Approach to Organization

Junior Takes a New Approach to Organization

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief

March 11, 2019


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

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


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

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...

Two Competitors Take a Bite Out Of Apple

Two Competitors Take a Bite Out Of Apple

Meghan Helton, Reporter

March 6, 2019


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

One of the biggest debates of the 21st century just got bigger. Apple and Android have been competing with each other for an entire decade already, and the smartphone industry isn’t dying out anytime soon. Now, with the more recent addition of Apple Music, the debate has escalated to include a riva...

Written in the Stars

Written in the Stars

Sandra Le, Reporter

March 1, 2019


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Zodiac signs are an interesting part of life. They supposedly show what your personality is like, who you’re more compatible with, or what your emotions are. The question is, do people actually believe in them? Freshman Nichole Music explains that she always sees zodiac signs on Pinterest, and the...

New Year, New You

New Year, New You

Sandra Le, Reporter

February 22, 2019


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

The New Year came and many people either chose a New Year’s resolution or a One-Word idea to follow throughout the year. New Year’s resolutions are like life goals such as losing weight, studying harder, eating healthier and even more, while one-words surround the idea of how you want to approac...

Season 8 of Game of Thrones Expectations

Season 8 of Game of Thrones Expectations

Emily Dillard, Reporter

February 22, 2019


Filed under Feature, Opinion, Top Stories

Season eight of Game of Thrones is coming out this year on April 14 and people are ready. A lot of theories about the show surfaced when HBO released a commercial about new seasons and new shows that were coming out in 2019, which featured around a seven second part of the last season of Game of Thro...

Students Raise Awareness on E-cigarettes

Students Raise Awareness on E-cigarettes

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer

February 8, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

 Vaping has slowly become more popular among teens in the past few years. However; according to the National Institute on Drug abuse (NIDA), 13.75% of teens do not know what is inside of their e-cigarettes. PALS (Peer Assistance and Leadership) teacher, Marina King, decided to help students become more aware....

‘It’s an Adventure’

‘It’s an Adventure’

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief

January 31, 2019


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

It’s countless hours of learning the music, perfecting every note, tidying up dynamics, and everything in between. It’s countless hours of sight reading for the later rounds. It’s countless hours of sitting at schools around the state, waiting to perform. Each stage eliminates some participants, e...

As High as You Can Go

As High as You Can Go

Mandy Huynh, Reporter

December 5, 2018


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

A counselor at Rider High School takes her education to the next level as she receives her doctorate degree.  With this, Wendy Risner becomes the third faculty member to earn the title, specifically in philosophy and counselor education at Texas Tech University.  She also has a bachelor’s in English...

Dress-Up or Dress Out

Dress-Up or Dress Out

Sheridan Allen, Reporter

November 27, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Dress-up days have been a tradition at Rider for more than 32 years, and with a wide variety of students at Rider, it’s not a surprise that some participate, while others don’t. For senior Seth Allen, participating is hard because he doesn’t know what days are dress-up days and what the the...

Rivalry Week: A Time for Tradition

Rivalry Week: A Time for Tradition

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief

November 27, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

This was the 57th year of Rider tradition, and rivalry week has concluded. Traditions were upheld, games were played, and memories were made. Now, we will take a look back at the annual customs that make up Rider Old High week. To start off, the halls throughout the class are decorated to fit the the...

Two Teams, One Family

Two Teams, One Family

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief

November 15, 2018


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Whistles blew, and the first quarter was over. Screams of anticipation for the big game settled, and Wichita Falls Independent School District Superintendent Michael Kuhrt drew the attention of both Raiders and Coyotes. He announced that student council members would be walking through the stands. As t...

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