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A Note Above the Rest

A Note Above the Rest

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief

January 22, 2018

The anticipation had risen, it was time to see if he would measure up. He had spent the last eight months preparing for this moment, and it all came down to this one audition. Then it was a waiting game. After auditioning earlier in the day, Junior Austin Taack sat among some of the best high school...

The Next Chapter

The Next Chapter

Chris Greenwood, Copy Editor

January 2, 2018

Following the start of the new school year, Sydney Stockton, Librarian sets out to revamp the library at Rider High School.  It’s all a part of her 10 year plan.  While some of the books are from when the school opened in 1961 and have literary value, Stockton said they aren’t being touched.  In...

Without Words

Without Words

Carson Lee, Editor-in-Chief

January 2, 2018

She wakes up at 5:50. She leaves the house at 6:30. It’s a daily one hour and two-minute commute to Rider High School from her house in Graham, but this is just one of the “should be” challenging aspects of her day. Sophomore Jackie Anaya is deaf. When she was a toddler, her parents became aware...

“Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself”

“Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself”

Dei Seamans, Reporter

December 4, 2017

Since its release to the theaters on Sept. 8, 2017, the film adaptation of Stephen King’s “IT” has earned over $500-million at the box office, ending the 44-year reign of “The Exorcist” as the highest grossing horror film of all time. There’s something about well-made horror flicks that dr...

Creating Worlds from Nothing

Creating Worlds from Nothing

Dei Seamans, Reporter

December 4, 2017

National Novel Writing Month, known throughout the Internet as NaNoWriMo, is an online event that lasts all of November. Participants attempt to write a 50,000 word novel by 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 30. December through February are known as the “Now What?” months, in which the writers can take the time t...

At the End of the Hall

At the End of the Hall

Dei Seamans, Reporter

November 29, 2017

It had been a rainy day, but it hadn’t been depressing. The gentle humming of the car engine, the explosive sounds coming from an anime on a laptop, and the sound of friends laughing filled the air. Less than 10 seconds later, many lives were changed forever, and one life was extinguished. Throu...

From Sidelines to Headlines

From Sidelines to Headlines

Victoria Hitchcock, Section Editor

November 29, 2017

After two years of watching from the sidelines, Colton Ward is finally getting his chance to be on the football field again. In August of 2015 Ward sustained a serious knee injury at freshman football practice that ultimately resulted in the amputation of his lower right leg. “Just to see all the...

Stepping Up to Step Down

Stepping Up to Step Down

Carson Lee, Editor-in-Chief

November 29, 2017

The match is over. The result is final. The team breaks into applause in support of one another. For the veteran player and captain of the tennis team Leah Schrass, this is one of the many reasons why tennis has drawn her back to her roots. “Something I love is that after every match we just stand and ...

Behind the Scenes: Lip Sync

Behind the Scenes: Lip Sync

Victoria Hitchcock, Feature Section Editor

November 29, 2017

Lip Synch is a much-loved production put on by Rider Theatre every year. It is exactly what it sounds like, the actors dance and lip sync to music according to the show’s theme. In year’s “Hall of Fame” Lip Synch, artists like Michael Jackson and David Bowie live on, on stage at least. With the...

Colors to Concrete

Colors to Concrete

Carson Lee, Section Editor/Reporter

September 12, 2017

Since freshman year, Senior Class Secretary Kelsey Gutierrez has loved the idea of painting her parking spot, and in August of 2017, after several months of conversation, it all became reality. Thanks to Gutierrez, Principal Dee Palmore and the rest of the senior class officers, seniors are able to d...

Battle of the Arts 5 : Applied vs Applied

Jacob H. Wooten, Reporter, Website Manager

March 21, 2017

We have learned to only view the visual and musical beauties of the Fine Arts without considering that not even our acting or dancing could be art. Performing Arts aside, Battle of the Art’s next observation is of the Applied Arts which has seen to be the most neglected of the artistic perceptions. De...

Battle of the Arts 4 : Fine vs Fine

Jacob H. Wooten, Reporter, Website Manager

March 21, 2017

Music is a special form of art. One that is split between Performing and Fine Arts. Focusing on the Fine Art side, with the rest of Fine Arts stuck in the moment of time it is framed, music is a wavering experience that comes and goes in the moment notes leave the instrument and fade upon invisible yet exp...

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