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Top Ten Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

Top Ten Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

Melina Stewart, Reporter March 4, 2021

With many places closed because of the pandemic, doing everything virtual has become a societal norm. Going to school, shopping, and visiting with friends and family are now dictated by COVID precautions....

Seniors Lisa Parmar (left to right), Matthew Bitz and Risha Parmar will be attending Rice University in the fall.

From Rider Raiders to Rice Owls

Three seniors admitted to prestigious Houston university
Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief February 26, 2021

Only 421 students across the country were accepted to Rice University via the binding early decision agreement in December.  Three of those seniors chosen by the prestigious Houston university hail...

Christ and Heather Preston has been together for 19 years.

Q/A with Valentine’s Day couple: The Prestons

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer February 12, 2021

With Valentine's Day around the corner, the Rider Chronicle sat down with married teachers Christ and Heather Preston. The couple of 19 years discussed how they met, their favorite memories and what...

Senior Ana Alvarez practicing in the band hall for her solo.

Setting the tempo

Rider percussionist earns first chair all-state
Sandra Le, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

When Ana Alvarez finished her last etude, she walked away from the audition room knowing she’d done her best.  But Alvarez didn’t have high expectations when it came to chair placements. She knew...

Not-so-typical Top 10 love songs

Not-so-typical Top 10 love songs

Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer February 8, 2021

Music can convey the strongest feelings of love. Whether with a significant other or single this valentines, you need some tunes to accompany all the pink and candy and hearts. I have composed a list of...

Dr. Wendy Risner working at her desk.

Risner fulfills lifelong dream

Rider counselor transitions to new career at MSU
Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer February 5, 2021

Dr. Wendy Risner finally began fulfilling her lifelong dream six years ago.  That's when the Rider counselor began her journey to getting a Ph.D. and her doctorate. Now her dream, working as a professor...

Amberly Schell, left, and Maranda Rose-Adame, right, pose infront of a piano after achieving All-State titles

All the right notes

Amberly Schell earns All-State first chair
Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer February 2, 2021

Choir isn’t just singing a few songs for parents during Christmas. Just like volleyball, band, colorguard and cheer, they compete. At this year’s UIL All-State competition, sophomore Amberly Schell...

The Struggle with Chromebooks

The Struggle with Chromebooks

How Rider deals with device problems
Melina Stewart, Reporter February 1, 2021

Dozens upon dozens of Chromebooks stacked upon each other, useless in helping students learn. They’ve become more of a burden than a tool.  In an effort to minimize the spread of germs and sickness,...

Academic meet goes virtual

Academic meet goes virtual

Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief January 28, 2021

Calculator keys were still punched and captivating speeches were still delivered last week, but Rider students competing in the first University Interscholastic League (UIL) competition didn’t leave...

Dr. Cody Blair is entering the spring semester optimistically despite local COVID-19 struggles.

Blair optimistic about spring semester at Rider

Sidney Lott, Staff Writer January 26, 2021

Dr. Cody Blair thought last semester ended on a positive note, and the Rider principal is encouraged by what’s in store for the spring.  More than 150 students returned to campus after a district-wide...

Battle of the standardized tests: SAT versus ACT

Battle of the standardized tests: SAT versus ACT

Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief January 15, 2021

While the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) and the ACT (American College Testing) are both standardized tests used to gauge a student’s academic abilities for college admission or scholarship purposes,...

Aubrey Glidewell is one of the top players for the Rider girls soccer team in 2020-21.

Q/A with girls soccer coach Carl Wiersema

Sandra Le, Reporter January 8, 2021

After their previous season was cut short, the Rider girls soccer team has returned to the fields with high hopes for this year. The Rider Chronicle spoke with the longtime girls head coach Carl Wiersema...

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