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Crunch time for seniors seeking financial aid

Crunch time for seniors seeking financial aid

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

September 9, 2019

For the next couple of months, high school seniors planning to attend college will be swept up in the hustle and bustle of applications, recommendation letters, résumés and deadlines. When it all comes to an end, however, the cost of post-secondary education is one of the hardest bullets to bite.  ...

Opening New Doors

Opening New Doors

Sandra Le, Reporter

September 4, 2019

Every new school year comes with new changes.  The biggest difference for Rider students this year is the school’s entrance policy. In an attempt to create a safer environment, students can only enter the building through two doors, the front and cafeteria.  According to Principal Dr. Cody B...

A Union of Music

A Union of Music

Meghan Helton, Reporter

May 20, 2019

School is coming to a close and soon we’ll be welcoming the new year. To celebrate the end of this long nine months, the musical groups will perform their annual Spring Concerts. This year, however, the two varsity instrumental groups will join each other on the stage for the grand finale to an amaz...

Students Raise Awareness on E-cigarettes

Students Raise Awareness on E-cigarettes

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer

February 8, 2019

 Vaping has slowly become more popular among teens in the past few years. However; according to the National Institute on Drug abuse (NIDA), 13.75% of teens do not know what is inside of their e-cigarettes. PALS (Peer Assistance and Leadership) teacher, Marina King, decided to help students become more aware....

Western Burgers are Back

Western Burgers are Back

Sheridan Allen, Reporter, Photographer

December 13, 2018

After being gone for a few years, a former school lunch, the Western Burger, is returning for an annual event. The burgers were first served in a school cafeteria in the 1970’s; however, the school stopped serving them in the early 2000s. They’ve made a return to the school lunches just this year. ...

Dress-Up or Dress Out

Dress-Up or Dress Out

Sheridan Allen, Reporter

November 27, 2018

Dress-up days have been a tradition at Rider for more than 32 years, and with a wide variety of students at Rider, it’s not a surprise that some participate, while others don’t. For senior Seth Allen, participating is hard because he doesn’t know what days are dress-up days and what the the...

Rivalry Week: A Time for Tradition

Rivalry Week: A Time for Tradition

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief

November 27, 2018

This was the 57th year of Rider tradition, and rivalry week has concluded. Traditions were upheld, games were played, and memories were made. Now, we will take a look back at the annual customs that make up Rider Old High week. To start off, the halls throughout the class are decorated to fit the the...

What Colleges Don’t Tell You They Are Looking For: Volunteer Work

What Colleges Don’t Tell You They Are Looking For: Volunteer Work

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

November 13, 2018

An article published by the Huffington Post explored the idea that perfect standardized test scores don’t guarantee admission to highly selective schools. If these colleges are looking for more than just high SAT and ACT scores, what can be done to receive admission to their competitive programs? ...

WFISD Seniors Claim Nationwide Titles

WFISD Seniors Claim Nationwide Titles

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

November 13, 2018

For the past three years, Wichita Falls Independent School District (WFISD)  has had one National Merit Semifinalist from Rider High School. This year is no different, as senior Kerri Lu not only earned the prestigious title but made a perfect score on the qualifying Preliminary SAT (PSAT) exam. ...

The “Secret” Standardized Tests

The “Secret” Standardized Tests

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

November 13, 2018

For most high school students, junior year is the year of standardized testing. From the PSAT in the fall to multiple rounds of SAT or ACT testing year-round, colleges require many things of students the year before applications get sent out. For certain schools in America, these test scores are simply no...

Rider Continues to Save Lives Through Annual Blood Drive

Rider Continues to Save Lives Through Annual Blood Drive

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief

October 26, 2018

Last year, Rider High School received an award for the most blood donated in the state of Texas. Now, in hopes to continue, the student council put on another blood drive on October 22. There were over 40 participants who gave blood, consisting of both students and faculty. There were students wh...

Students Connect Through Innovative New Program

Students Connect Through Innovative New Program

Mandy Huynh and Sheridan Allen

October 22, 2018

AP Capstone is a two year program that’s only offered at 1500 hundred schools in the U.S. Currently, Rider is the only school offering it in the whole district. The first year of the program is called AP seminar, which 26 students are currently enrolled. They learn how to identify credible sources an...

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