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Graduation: A Tassle Worth The Hassle

Graduation: A Tassle Worth The Hassle

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief

May 24, 2018


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After these four transformative years of high school, the senior class of 2018 will graduate on Saturday, May 26 at Kay Yeager Coliseum starting at 5:00 p.m. The seniors will move on, leaving their legacy and ushering in a new class of freshmen who will spend the next four years following in their s...

Reaching the Finale for the First Time

Reaching the Finale for the First Time

Dei Seamans, Reporter

March 26, 2018


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When Rider High School's JROTC team received an email at the beginning of March they were ecstatic, for it revealed that they had qualified for the final round of the 2017-2018 JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl. This is the first time Rider has won the opportunity to compete at the national level i...

Fast Tracking College Admissions

Fast Tracking College Admissions

Manasvi Reddy, Reporter

March 22, 2018


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According to CollegeBoard, the process of applying to undergraduate college programs begins at the start of the summer following junior year. From scholarships to essays to financial aid, the deadlines can feel seemingly endless until the fall. Then, there’s the wait. Most students don’t receive a...

March in Wichita Falls Set For Saturday

March in Wichita Falls Set For Saturday

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief

March 22, 2018


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A March For Our Lives will be taking place on Saturday in Wichita Falls, starting at 10:00a.m. Vern and Bianka Landavazo have helped put the event together.  Their daughter Lauren was shot and killed while walking home from McNiel Middle School in 2016. They have partnered with both the League of ...

Code Red: A New Approach to Lockdowns

Code Red: A New Approach to Lockdowns

Manasvi Reddy, Reporter

March 19, 2018


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Following recent events in Parkland, Florida, administrators have started locking all but two entrances to the building to increase security on campus.  While new safety measures are being put in place, other safety protocols have been in motion since the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year. This...

Going for the Gold

Going for the Gold

Manasvi Reddy, Reporter

February 28, 2018


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Spring is almost here, and UIL academic competition season is already underway. For the sixteen teams representing Rider, these meets, organized by University Interscholastic League, provide a chance for any student, from the introverted brainiac to the outgoing performer, to express themselves while com...

Out With the Old and in With the New

Out With the Old and in With the New

Manasvi Reddy, Reporter

February 27, 2018


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What is GPA? Merriam-Webster defines it as the average obtained by dividing the total number of grade points earned by the total number of credits attempted. To some high school students, maintaining a high GPA is of utmost priority. A recent change in the way a student’s grade point average is calculated ...

Standards for Standardized Testing

Standards for Standardized Testing

Manasvi Reddy, Reporter

January 18, 2018


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The SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) and the ACT (American College Test) are standardized tests taken by high school students, typically juniors, to appeal to colleges and open doors to scholarships. These tests are no joke, in fact, the majority of well-known colleges in the U. S. require a certain per...

Tips to Test

Tips to Test

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief

January 10, 2018


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Everyone told her she should’ve taken it sooner. She had been calm and prepared, ready to ace the test and watch the scholarships appear. Then she entered the testing room. It was a large, slightly dim classroom labeled “101A,” with the testing venue “Midwestern State Univ.” written...

Learning From Leaders

Learning From Leaders

Victoria Hitchcock, Section Editor

January 2, 2018


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The first week of November 2017 set in motion a new method of professional development. The pineapples you may see adorning classroom doors around the school aren’t just for decoration, they serve a greater purpose. They are a part of the Pineapple Chart, a system that allows teachers to observe othe...

Final Exam Schedule

Final Exam Schedule

November 29, 2017


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Opportunities Arise After JROTC Room Shifts

Opportunities Arise After JROTC Room Shifts

Chris Greenwood, Copy Editor

November 29, 2017


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With the AG program being moved to the Career and Education Center (CEC), a new opportunity presented itself for another program at Rider High School, the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. While some may be confused about the move, junior Matthew Tuten is appreciative of it. “We would j...

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