The Rider Chronicle

Spring Back Into Class After Break

Spring Back Into Class After Break

March 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Spring break starts soon, and every student, teacher and staff member will book it out of this building with their sights set on relaxation. But, although Netflix will run for the next nine days straight, after everyone returns from the well-deserved break, don’t fall into the trap of just skirting...

Little Screen, Big Distraction

Little Screen, Big Distraction

December 18, 2015


Filed under Opinion

WFISD set in place a new cell phone policy before the start of the year which allows students to use their phones during lunch and between classes. However, students are abusing this freedom and are using their phones non-stop throughout the school day. This is frustrating teachers and disrupting ...

Infamous Infestation

Infamous Infestation

November 20, 2015


Filed under Opinion

8:49 p.m., Tuesday, October 27th. They sat grouped around a computer, chatting as they finished up the October paper deadline.  Two editors and their adviser, completely unsuspecting of what was about to drop down on them. Literally. It crawled its way out of a hole in the ceiling, right above...

Campus Unlocked

Campus Unlocked

September 18, 2015


Filed under Opinion

School is meant to be used as a learning institution. With school attacks like Columbine, a necessity for precaution within schools has developed rapidly. The number of unsecured access points into Rider cause the level of security within the school to drop dramatically. There has been a repeated...

Staff Editorial

Staff Editorial

June 1, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Next year sophomore students will sit in their U.S. History class wondering where the world has gone. After removing World History as a required course, the district only offers the course as a 4.0 elective. Teachers and students stand concerned with this decision. If we don’t learn World History...

Honor Our Troops

Honor Our Troops

December 12, 2014


Filed under Opinion

As a military city, it is more than our duty to respect our troops. This includes both those who live or work at Sheppard as well as our own JROTC program. For instance the Pledge of Allegiance is a form of respect that is built into our school day and participation is just a small token of our gratitude...

Time To Get Involved

Time To Get Involved

Chronicle Staff

November 24, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Spanish club, Drama club, Key Club, Crime Stoppers, Chess Club, Student Council, and Mu Alpha Theta. If you haven’t noticed already, all of these clubs have something in common: they are all extra-curricular activities provided for students. If you aren’t involved in some kind of extra-curricular...

Main Hall Traffic Jam Easily Fixed

Main Hall Traffic Jam Easily Fixed

October 18, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Lately, the main stairwell has been the place to be during passing periods. Friends having a conversation on the staircase. A friend on one side of the stairwell yelling across to another. Not to mention, the daily congestion of students waiting to get to their classes. Staircases are not meant...

Too short for school: Cheer skirts call for compromise

Too short for school: Cheer skirts call for compromise

October 7, 2011


Filed under Opinion

While students are kneeling, their skirts or shorts must be six inches from the floor. Want an exception to this rule? Be a cheerleader. If the dress code is going to stay the way it is, then it needs to be enforced for all students with no exceptions. The dress code is said to be in place to protect...

A Job Well Done: Recognized Status Earned

Rider Chronicle Editorial Board

October 8, 2010


Filed under Opinion

This year Rider reached TEA Recognized status all thanks to the hard work of every student and all the staff members. Be proud. You’ve earned it. A big part of the reason we reached recognized campus was due to the many hours math and science teachers spent helping students truly understand the concepts....

Too Little Too Late: Don’t Wait, Get Involved Now

Rider Chronicle Editorial Board

October 8, 2010


Filed under Opinion

Rider was once thriving with clubs; people full of passion for a cause, now many of the once loved clubs have disappeared. There are many reasons as to why Rider has lost so many clubs, but the main reasons are a lack of student commitment and many teachers who just no longer have the time. After-school...

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