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Lisa (left) and Risha Parmar are the only members of the Class of 2021 graduating with 5.0 GPAs.

Darling Duo

Parmar twins finish first, second in class rank
Melina Stewart, Reporter May 12, 2021

After working tirelessly for their high school careers to become the best of the best, seniors Risha and Lisa Parmar were the only two Class of 2021 graduates to finish with a 5.0 GPA.  It was Risha...

Kendrick Marks is headed to state in the long jump.

Q/A with state track qualifier Kendrick Marks

Meghan Helton, Copy Editor May 5, 2021

Kendrick Marks had planned on going to the UIL state track meet this year. The Rider junior made his goal a reality when he took the gold medal recently at the Region I-5A Meet in Lubbock. Marks' distance...

Reflecting on this year's prom

Reflecting on this year’s prom

Melina Stewart, Reporter May 5, 2021

The thumping bass coming from the speakers, the decorations gleaming under twinkling lights, the click of the cameras taking photos for lifetime memories. The Enchanted Forest prom was more of a success...

Teachers Wildman, Davis and Moses are all new to Rider High School

Mid-year teachers face different challenges

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer April 30, 2021

Rider has three teachers who have to face and overcome the obstacles of coming in the middle of the year. They have all faced the same challenges but also different ones with the transition.  Most...

Q/A with vaccinated Raiders

Q/A with vaccinated Raiders

Sandra Le, Reporter April 23, 2021

As the vaccines continue to roll out, several faculty members and students within the school have received at least one dose. As of April 23, over 20 percent of Wichita County residents have been fully-vaccinated. ...

Opinion:  State Testing Shouldn't Be Mandatory

Opinion: State Testing Shouldn’t Be Mandatory

Melina Stewart, Reporter April 22, 2021

The scratching sound of a pencil being dragged across a paper. The squeaking of the eraser trying to cover past mistakes. The constant fear in the back of your mind knowing this test can decide whether...

Tempelmeyer coordinates tests.

Tempelmeyer puts the T in testing

Sidney Lott, Staff Writer April 22, 2021

Pat Tempelmeyer’s job is kind of like solving a jigsaw puzzle. There are lots of different pieces that go into testing. Although Tempelmeyer has been Rider’s test coordinator for the past six years,...

Top 10 movies coming out this summer

Top 10 movies coming out this summer

Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer April 16, 2021

Movie theaters were no exception to the effects of COVID, being shut down at least half of 2020. This summer is different than most because two summers’ of blockbusters are being crammed into one. As...

Analise Porras waits with her goat during the Wichita County Junior Livestock Show in January.

FFA: More than just farming

Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer April 8, 2021

Riley Wood has been around animals all of her life. In fact, she said her mother rode horses up until she was nine months pregnant with her.  “I’ve always grown up in the FFA aspects as a kid,”...

Kristy Ciuba was named Rider's Teacher of the Year for 2020-21.

Going above and beyond

Ciuba honored to receive Rider award
Sara Pratt , Reporter March 31, 2021

Like most young kids, Kristy Ciuba used to play school when she was little.  But it wasn’t until Ciuba was in third grade at Crockett Elementary that she knew she wanted to be a teacher.  “I...

Chasity Hurd has enjoyed her first year as  Rider's Community in Schools coordinator.

Hurd makes breakthrough in CIS return

Melina Stewart, Reporter March 31, 2021

What do you do when you feel trapped and suffocated from your overbearing emotions and problems that you feel like no one could help you with? Luckily, Communities in Schools is here to help with those...

Retail therapy gone virtual

Retail therapy gone virtual

Rider students admit an increase in online shopping habits
Sidney Lott, Staff Writer March 5, 2021

Online shopping is very accessible, especially with the cold weather a couple weeks ago and the past year with COVID keeping people inside.  In fact, multiple studies have shown online sales have been...

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