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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 Senior Class President Anna Grisel

Q/A with Senior Class President Anna Grisel

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

August 21, 2019

Senior Anna Grisel was elected class president after emerging victoriously from a grueling election last spring. Less than two weeks into the school year, the senior class officers have already hosted one event and are looking to gather students for many more in the months to come. As Rider’s officers...

Graduation: A Tassle Worth The Hassle

Graduation: A Tassle Worth The Hassle

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief

May 24, 2018

After these four transformative years of high school, the senior class of 2018 will graduate on Saturday, May 26 at Kay Yeager Coliseum starting at 5:00 p.m. The seniors will move on, leaving their legacy and ushering in a new class of freshmen who will spend the next four years following in their s...

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...

In The Home Stretch

In The Home Stretch

Miranda Darné, Managing Editor

May 23, 2016

“Y’all please laugh because this is going to be funny.” Senior and softball manager Cortney Wood walked up to the pitcher’s mound readying herself to throw the first pitch of the game, the softball players cheering her on. With nervousness taking over, she hesitated to throw, choosing to...

Top 10 Made the Grade

Top 10 Made the Grade

Makayla Schnaufer, Reporter

June 3, 2015

Elleana Majdinasab felt a sense of relief. She would be the Valedictorian for the 2015 senior class. Top spot was something she had worked for since freshman year.

75-hour Challenge Leads To Band Audition

75-hour Challenge Leads To Band Audition

Lane Maddox, Reporter

December 12, 2014

“Letter N, you may begin your audition,” the room monitor says to the girl next to me. I sit in the ready chair to her right, my palms sweating, as I try to control my breathing and will my heartbeat to slow down. I wipe my clammy hands on my jeans, trying to maintain my composure. You can do...

The Call That Changed My Life

The Call That Changed My Life

Cintia Vickery, Reporter

December 12, 2014

May 27, 2014. As I woke up from a deep sleep, I felt a knot in my throat. I went to school, and I was unusually quiet. As I sat down in my classes, I felt out of place and uneasy. Something was not right, I just felt as if something bad was going to happen at any moment. And I was not ready for it....

The Next Step: Seniors Accepted Into Dream Colleges Early

The Next Step: Seniors Accepted Into Dream Colleges Early

Maddie Box, Reporter

December 12, 2014

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...

The Wisdom Of Pulling Teeth

The Wisdom Of Pulling Teeth

Aleksa Stankovic, Reporter

November 25, 2014

Researchers say that the average person has four wisdom teeth and about 90 percent of all people will develop at least one. The problem with wisdom teeth is that they don’t have enough space to break through the gums and most people decide to remove them in their teen age. Most of those experiences...

Unsatisfactory

Unsatisfactory

Alyssa Matthews, Reporter

October 31, 2014

You sit nervously in a school desk at exactly 7:45 a.m. For the next four hours you will take an exam that will determine your fate in high school. It’s not whether you know it, it’s whether you can apply it. You’ve heard it a thousand times. It’s a state exam, how hard can it be? 4:00:00....

Team Of Seniors Works ‘Relentlessly’

Team Of Seniors Works ‘Relentlessly’

Aleksa Stankovic, Reporter

October 27, 2014

After a year with one senior on the team, this year’s 8-senior volleyball team has a wealth of leadership. Rider’s head Volleyball Coach Alysha Humpert trained the team every day this summer and is excited about the results that they have achieved since the beginning of the year. “We finished...

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