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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...

Hoppy-ness comes from Easter candy

Hoppy-ness comes from Easter candy

Sandra Le, Staff Writer April 1, 2021

As Easter makes its way into spring, shelves are filled with pastel decorations and sickeningly sweet desserts. I personally sampled five well-known candies to add to your Easter basket this year.    Cadbury...

Olivia Davenport

Opinion: The fault of ending the mask mandate

Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer March 17, 2021

There are many contrasting opinions after Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently lifted the statewide mask mandate. While it would be fantastic for everything to go back to the way it was prior to COVID-19,...

Allie Garcia

Opinion: Removing mask mandate the right call

Allie Garcia , Contributing writer March 17, 2021

At the beginning of coronavirus, last year, around this same time when students across the country got released for Spring Break, little did we all know we would finish out the year online.  The COVID-19...

Single Pringles on Valentine’s Day

Single Pringles on Valentine’s Day

Treat yourself because you deserve it
Meghan Helton, Copy Editor February 12, 2021

Valentine’s Day is on the horizon, a pink and red reminder of what us singles are lacking. But consider this for a moment: instead of worrying about why you’re not in a relationship, take a day to...

Virtual Love

Virtual Love

Five tips on a long-distance relationship.
Melina Stewart, Reporter February 11, 2021

The chills you get when their hands accidentally touch yours, the sparkle in their eyes you only notice up close. A smile slowly takes over their face when they see you, knowing that it’s there because...

Sidney's car without the green cowboy hat but don't worry it's still in there.

Reality of a teenage driver

Sidney Lott, Staff Writer February 9, 2021

I got my license a little over a month ago. Driving is really fun, unless you're being told to pick up and take people places. Getting your license is like unlocking a new freedom. Your new freedom let’s...

Streamlining standardized testing?

Streamlining standardized testing?

College Board discontinues SAT Subject Tests, Optional Essay for future exams.
Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief February 5, 2021

The College Board released an official statement on Jan. 19 detailing the organization’s decision to rid of SAT Subject Tests and the optional SAT Essay. For years, standardized testing as a whole has...

Ripped jeans are one of many key issues students tend to have with the dress code.

Five things to change about dress code

Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer January 14, 2021

Dress code has been an ongoing argument at Rider High School for as long as I can remember. I’m sure it’s also a topic of conversation at other WFISD schools. While a long list of criticisms could...

The ultimate spooky season movie marathon

The ultimate spooky season movie marathon

Staff October 27, 2020

It's the spookiest time of year once again, but Halloween looks different this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. Since trick-or-treating and visiting haunted houses are considered high-risk activities,...

The cafeteria and student center aren't as crowded with more students learning from home.

Allowing sophomores off-campus lunch is a win-win

Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer September 11, 2020

With only 68 percent of students back at Rider face-to-face this six weeks, there is an obvious reduction of bodies in the school, especially at lunch. Yet this depletion of students and other safety precautions...

50 Movies to Binge in Quarantine

50 Movies to Binge in Quarantine

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor April 21, 2020

Amid the global coronavirus pandemic, people from all over the world are scrambling to find ways to entertain themselves as they adhere to the new social distancing guidelines. So, just in case you’re...

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