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10 Unknown Things About the Library

10 Unknown Things About the Library

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer

October 23, 2019

Although the library is in the middle of the school, some features of Rider’s library remain unknown to the students and the staff.  Here’s a list of 10 great things about the library you may not have known about.  3D printer  One of the newest things to the library this year is a 3D printer t...

Political Position

Photo attributed by Travis Christoff

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...

Students Raise Awareness on E-cigarettes

Marina King opens the anti-vape assembly

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer

February 8, 2019

 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....

Students Connect Through Innovative New Program

Sophomore Alex Preston and Jason Tran work on their chromebooks.

Mandy Huynh and Sheridan Allen

October 22, 2018

AP Capstone is a two year program that’s only offered at 1500 hundred schools in the U.S. Currently, Rider is the only school offering it in the whole district. The first year of the program is called AP seminar, which 26 students are currently enrolled. They learn how to identify credible sources an...

Fast Tracking College Admissions

Fast Tracking College Admissions

Manasvi Reddy, Reporter

March 22, 2018

According to CollegeBoard, the process of applying to undergraduate college programs begins at the start of the summer following junior year. From scholarships to essays to financial aid, the deadlines can feel seemingly endless until the fall. Then, there’s the wait. Most students don’t receive a...

‘Bye Friend’

At the media banquet, seniors Cortney Wood, Shannon Pyle, Arianna Garza and Miranda Darnè took silly pictures because Cortney is a “little turkey” and doesn’t take individual pictures Darnè said. “She’s always ducking behind people or she’s the one taking the picture,” Darnè said. “My favorite pictures of her though are the ones she takes when she steals your iPhone, if you want to see some definitely ask me, I will show you.”

Sierra Hodges, Reporter

May 23, 2016

It’s a “hey pal” or a “hi friend” that makes her who she is. She’s known by name but even more by voice throughout the school. Senior Cortney Wood is known personally by all of the administration and most of the staff. She has such a great personality that they always have good things...

Flipped Classrooms

To collect data for his eco-column fish tank, Senior Jake Schrass measures his fish’s food supply, the sea plant.
“This experiment teaches us the relationship between terrestrial and aqueous habitats,” Schrass said. “It shows us how nutrients are shared between different food chains. It was a lot of fun, but the most important skill I have learned so far would be how to not kill Caesar, my group’s fish.”

Jared Bruner, Reporter

December 11, 2015

He sits in the back, grading papers while the students collect data from their homemade fish tanks. AP Environmental Science teacher Joshua Nielsen teaches his classroom with the “flipped classroom” style.   Nielsen first heard about flipped classrooms five years ago and implemented it in hi...

Red Alert

Red Alert

Cortney Wood, Co-Editor-In-Chief

December 10, 2015

As the on-campus police officers returned from an errand on Nov. 19, they were notified of the shooting at Texoma Armory Gun Shop in the 4700 block on Southwest Parkway at 11 a.m., just before the first lunch bell rang. The police department hadn’t notified the school district of the situation yet,...

Staff Editorial

Staff Editorial

May 12, 2015

There is a need for organization within the school that allows students to know what is happening and when. Without a calendar, a schedule, or online source to find out, there is no way to inform both staff and students about school events. Without anything to tell students what’s going on, conflicting...

Picture Day Memories Prove Fun

Picture Day Memories Prove Fun

Montana Mooney, Reporter

September 10, 2012

If you attend Rider, there's a good chance that as I'm writing this you are getting to experience all of the wonders of the oh so infamous picture day. I myself have already gotten this year's yearbook picture over with, thanks to my being a senior. Senior pictures were definitely in my top five least...

Mice Found on Campus

Jordan Campagna

January 8, 2010

Instead of students and teachers being the only things in the school, this year, there are a few new visitors: mice. Deliese Nusser, Food and Nutrition Sciences teacher, doesn't have a problem with the mice. "The mice we've been seeing are adorable," Nusser said. "They just can't be in the kitchens....

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