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Rider seniors will be graduationg outside at Memorial again in 2021.

What will Class of 2021’s graduation look like?

Back to Memorial with masks optional
Sandra Le, Reporter May 10, 2021

As the final weeks of the year approach, preparations for summer and graduation are well underway. Considering last year’s ceremony occurred during a pandemic and without any practice, Rider’s 2020...

The plans for the new high schools' athletic facilities, located on the East and West side of Wichita Falls, passed with a large majority vote.

$13.5 million WFISD recreational facility bond passes

Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief May 4, 2021

The WFISD school bond to construct athletic facilities for the new high schools passed with an overwhelming majority on Saturday. With 3,560 voting in favor of the bond and 1,710 voting against it, the...

Changes in dual-credit classes

Changes in dual-credit classes

Meghan Helton, Reporter April 15, 2021

Students wanting to take dual-credit courses through Vernon College won’t be able to do so at the Career Education Center any longer.  Both Midwestern State and Vernon College have withdrawn their...

Maverick McKown and Bhargavi Chauhan compete during the District 5-5A UIL Academic Meet held March 27 on campus.

Underclassmen lead strong UIL “home-court” showing

Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief April 5, 2021

This year’s District 5-5A UIL competitors were given a “home-court” advantage for the annual meet. To accommodate COVID-related safety measures, students participated in the competition from their...

Enchanted Forest will be the theme for the 2021 Prom.

Enchanted Forest prom is on

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer March 26, 2021

At the start of the year it was a question and in most minds a doubt if prom would even happen. But prom is an event that COVID didn’t cancel.  Rider will be having its annual spring dance on April...

Crouch excited about joining naming committee

Crouch excited about joining naming committee

Rider teacher to contribute to new schools' naming process
Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief March 12, 2021

The naming process for WFISD’s two new high schools is officially underway. A committee of 40 individuals - 10 parents, 10 community members, 10 staff members, and 10 students 8th grade and below - met...

Pushing on with Raider Rush

Pushing on with Raider Rush

Sandra Le, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

No school activities are guaranteed to occur these days.  But school administrators and faculty have worked hard to ensure that the Raider Rush for incoming freshmen will happen.  “We thought...

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...

Senior Arman Persaud thanks the crowd after being named Mr. Raider 2020 at the Canyon Randall football game on Nov. 20.

A twist on tradition

Reflecting on altered homecoming festivities
Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief December 14, 2020

As the beginning of the 2020-21 school year approached and local coronavirus cases continued to rise, senior class sponsor Alisha Crouch was fearful that age-old Rider traditions would be called off entirely.  “I...

Rider High School will close down at the end of the 2023-24 school year.

Rider reacts to $276.4 million bond passing

Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief November 7, 2020

Proposition A of WFISD’s school bond officially passed on Thursday evening upon the finalization of election results.  The proposal to construct two new high schools narrowly passed, receiving 14,538...

This year's Mum Day pep rally will have a different feel as it will be a virtual one.

Rider pulls off virtual pep rally during rivalry week

Sidney Lott, Staff writer October 23, 2020

Despite uncertainties earlier this week about what Rider vs. Old High would entail amid coronavirus concerns, the Mum Day pep rally is still on. However, the traditional pep rally experience will be different...

Everything you need to know about the WFISD School Bond

Everything you need to know about the WFISD School Bond

Seniors react to district's proposition to build new schools
Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief October 21, 2020

Early voting is underway, and among candidates contesting for presidency, city mayorship and the county commissioner are Wichita Falls Independent School District’s [WFISD] Propositions A and B to build...

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