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

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

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’s Story

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

Students Can Save Lives Tomorrow

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

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

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

Blood Drive Gives Life

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

A Difference That Matters

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

Painting For A Purpose Set For Nov. 20

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...

Falls Fest Proves Fun For Volunteers

Falls Fest Proves Fun For Volunteers

Brooke Leiker, reporter

October 16, 2012

Student Council treasurer Destiny Zynda sat at a wooden fold-up table at Falls Fest coloring on the paper tablecloth, a smile on her face despite the heavy rain outside the tent. The Student Council volunteered at the children's booth from 11 to 9 on Friday and Saturday. They provided supplies for...

Caswell Elected Student Council President; Class Officers Named

May 3, 2012

Student Council and class officers were announced today during fourth period. Student Council Officers: President—Taylor Caswell Vice-President—Lindsay Taing Secretary—Haley Hampton Treasurer—Kristen Henry Reporter—Masley Pape Parliamentarian—Destiny Zynda Class Representatives: BriAnna Berryman...

One Family, One Community

One Family, One Community

Ashleigh Robinson

November 17, 2011

As the holiday season approaches, students have taken it upon themselves to bring in money and edible goods for those less fortunate in the city. Students that bring 10 canned goods and a three dollar donation receive a t-shirt. The drive ends Monday, the 21st. The money raised goes towards buying children...

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