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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 Rider Principal Dr. Cody Blair

Q/A with Rider Principal Dr. Cody Blair

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer

August 22, 2019

Dr. Cody Blair is beginning his second year as Rider High School's principal. With many changes underway, The Rider Chronicle sat down with Dr. Blair to address his plans and goals for the school year. Q: What do you think has made this school successful so far?  A: The key to all of our success is o...

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...

The Game of a Lifetime

The Game of a Lifetime

Sandra Le, Reporter

May 7, 2019

Some teenagers are often told that their attachment to their electronic devices “doesn’t allow them to fully enjoy life.” Now, thanks to the hard work of game developer Candywriter LLC, BitLife, a life-simulation game,  a person now has the opportunity to control a fictional character’s life ...

Political Position

Political Position

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

Students Raise Awareness on E-cigarettes

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....

Western Burgers are Back

Western Burgers are Back

Sheridan Allen, Reporter, Photographer

December 13, 2018

After being gone for a few years, a former school lunch, the Western Burger, is returning for an annual event. The burgers were first served in a school cafeteria in the 1970’s; however, the school stopped serving them in the early 2000s. They’ve made a return to the school lunches just this year. ...

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of the Many Plotholes

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of the Many Plotholes

Victoria Hitchcock, Reporter

December 13, 2018

***SPOILERS AHEAD*** Like many Harry Potter fans, I went into “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” hopeful and bursting with excitement. However, upon leaving the theatre, I couldn’t help but feel the movie wasn’t meant to expand on the intricate universe J.K. Rowling had created, ra...

As High as You Can Go

As High as You Can Go

Mandy Huynh, Reporter

December 5, 2018

A counselor at Rider High School takes her education to the next level as she receives her doctorate degree.  With this, Wendy Risner becomes the third faculty member to earn the title, specifically in philosophy and counselor education at Texas Tech University.  She also has a bachelor’s in English...

Rivalry Week: A Time for Tradition

Rivalry Week: A Time for Tradition

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief

November 27, 2018

This was the 57th year of Rider tradition, and rivalry week has concluded. Traditions were upheld, games were played, and memories were made. Now, we will take a look back at the annual customs that make up Rider Old High week. To start off, the halls throughout the class are decorated to fit the the...

WFISD Seniors Claim Nationwide Titles

WFISD Seniors Claim Nationwide Titles

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

November 13, 2018

For the past three years, Wichita Falls Independent School District (WFISD)  has had one National Merit Semifinalist from Rider High School. This year is no different, as senior Kerri Lu not only earned the prestigious title but made a perfect score on the qualifying Preliminary SAT (PSAT) exam. ...

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