The Rider Chronicle

Rider/Old High Week Behind the Scenes

Rider students light candles at last year's The Happening.

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer

November 7, 2019

With Rider/Old High week almost over, have you ever thought about everything that goes on behind the scenes?  All the planning and the hours students and staff spend to make this week happen?  The class officers know the answers to these questions and many more, especially after all four of their classes have spen...

How to survive Rider-Old High week

Last year in the Happening parade featured many organizations floats.

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

November 4, 2019

There’s something in the air during the first week of November. Perhaps it’s the excessive glitter used in the countless posters plastered on the hallways, or maybe it’s the 100-degree weather taking a sharp turn to below zero? Either way, early November is something everyone should be excited for,...

Q/A with Senior Class President Anna Grisel

Rider Senior Class President Anna Grisel has high expectations for the 2019-20 school year.

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...

What Colleges Don’t Tell You They Are Looking For: Volunteer Work

Student Council members volunteering with Friends of the Public Library on Teens Make a Difference Day.

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

November 13, 2018

An article published by the Huffington Post explored the idea that perfect standardized test scores don’t guarantee admission to highly selective schools. If these colleges are looking for more than just high SAT and ACT scores, what can be done to receive admission to their competitive programs? ...

Rider Continues to Save Lives Through Annual Blood Drive

Rider Continues to Save Lives Through Annual Blood Drive

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief

October 26, 2018

Last year, Rider High School received an award for the most blood donated in the state of Texas. Now, in hopes to continue, the student council put on another blood drive on October 22. There were over 40 participants who gave blood, consisting of both students and faculty. There were students wh...

Karla’s Story

Karla Alvardo and Karla Gonzalez friendship over their school career has developed them into student leaders.

Shawn Kirkland, Reporter

September 28, 2015

She walked into the classroom, but she couldn’t speak English. It was 2002 and the first day of kindergarten for Karla Alvarado who had just arrived from Mexico City. She was attending an American school and there wasn’t anyone who could speak Spanish, at least that’s what she thought. All...

Students Can Save Lives Tomorrow

Will Rainwater gives blood during the blood drive the week of Thanksgiving.

Theresa Dhein, Reporter

May 18, 2015

By giving blood tomorrow Rider High School students have the opportunity to save lives. “When I was a sophomore I was in the hospital and I lost so much blood that I went into a shock so I would have died if they didn't have blood on hand,” senior Sara Sorge said. Only a blood transfusion could...

She Almost Died: Near Death Experience Gives Sorge A New Calling

Will Rainwater gives blood during the blood drive the week of Thanksgiving.

Sara Sorge, Guest Reporter

December 15, 2014

At 4 a.m. on April 20, 2013, my mom rushed me to the ER. I remember thinking as we pulled up to United Regional that the whole experience was surreal. When I got to the hospital the doctors said I was hemorrhaging uncontrollably, but they didn’t know why so they hooked me up to an IV, gave me a...

Blood Drive Gives Life

Will Rainwater gives blood during the blood drive the week of Thanksgiving.

Cortney Wood, Reporter

December 15, 2014

A near death experience drives student council president Sara Sorge to make each Rider blood drive a success. “I lost so much blood my sophomore year that I had a heart attack,” Sorge said. “People don’t normally think about helping somebody like that, but if nobody had donated, I could have...

A Difference That Matters

Student Council encouraged students to get involved around the community on Teens Make a Difference Day, Oct. 25.

Kobie Lunsford, Reporter

November 24, 2014

Sophomore Class President, Trisha Nicolas, didn’t expect so many teens ready to help at Faith Mission on a Saturday during October, but there they were, for the Teens Make a Difference program. “We take a lot of things for granted,” Nicolas said. “Some people are worried about whether they...

Painting For A Purpose Set For Nov. 20

Mrs. M explains what StuCo President Sara Sorge needs to go over during the Wednesday lunch meeting prior to Red Ribbon Week.

Kiersten Scott

November 12, 2014

On Nov. 20 the student council will host their “Painting-for-a-Purpose” event to raise funds that will go towards the purchase of Christmas gifts for children who would otherwise go without. “Right now we are actually doing a lot of things and“ painting-for-a-purpose” is one of our big fall...

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