The Rider Chronicle

Letter From The Editors: Sorry For The Delay

Letter From The Editors: Sorry For The Delay

Kiersten Scott and Emily Carroll

November 18, 2014

This is the first print edition of The Rider Chronicle. Typically this would be our October Issue, but due to budget constraints and primarily the sale of ads, and lack thereof, we gladly showcase this publication. Our desire as editors and staffers is for you the student body to look at us. For you...

Exchanging Perspectives: Goodbye

Exchanging Perspectives: Goodbye

Abbey Hood

November 10, 2014

My exchange journey is coming to an end, and I have really mixed emotions about this. On one hand I am super excited to see all my family and friends again, but on the other hand I am extremely sad to say goodbye to all my friends here. I have had such an amazing time here in Wichita Falls, which has...

Exchanging Perspectives Part 2

Exchanging Perspectives Part 2

Abbey Hood, Reporter

October 20, 2014

In Australia I lived right by Lake Albert so the front of my house was all glass making it easy to admire the view. I recall sitting at the table eating Weet-Bix for breakfast when all of a sudden a group of five kangaroos go hopping by, one with a joey in its pouch. I would always take my time admiring...

Exchanging Perspectives Part 1

Exchanging Perspectives Part 1

Abbey Hood, Reporter

October 10, 2014

When I first found out I had a host family I was over the moon, and then I found out they lived in Texas. I was originally very hesitant but I decided to stay open minded and say yes, which was one of the greatest decisions I have ever made! Texas is nothing like I originally imagined. For some unknown...

Don’t Suffer In Silence

Don't Suffer In Silence

Dewey Cooper, Web Editor

October 3, 2014

  I sit there alone in my room, the clock reads 3:29 a.m. Even though I know I have to be at school in the slowly approaching morning, I sit there. Wide awake, feeling hopeless, feeling emotionally drained, feeling like everyone and everything in the world is against me. This is not the first...

Class Rank Competition Misguided

Class Rank Competition Misguided

Aaliyah Gray, Reporter

September 19, 2014

Constant competition regarding class rank bubbles just underneath the seemingly calm exterior of practiced composure and crafted discipline. But there are more important things than class rank. The drive, the motivation to better ourselves should not come from an inferiority complex, but from our...

It’s More Than Just A Challenge

It's More Than Just A Challenge

Emily Carroll, Co-Editor

August 22, 2014

The pick kept slipping through his hands. As he tried over and over to play his guitar, cousin Kent realized the lack of feeling in his right thumb. He thought it was just a case of arthritis, which would have made sense at the age of 55. After a while, the ability to simply hold a cup was a struggle....

Netflix Neurosis

Netflix Neurosis

Karla Gonzales, Reporter

May 30, 2014

Friday night. You don’t have anything to do. Well, you have two packets of homework and a project due on Monday. But all of that can wait till Sunday night. And you don’t want to go anywhere, because that means talking to people and having to put on normal pants. *presses play on Netflix*...

Once We Enter College It’s Either Smooth Or Rough Sailing, The Choice Is Ours


March 28, 2014

After high school, we begin to enter the “real world”. We begin to move out of the house, get new jobs, and maybe go to college. But instead of our superiors nagging at us to get our lives together, we are on our own this time. No test corrections. No extra credit. No second chances. The only...

You’re Not Stupid

Austin Doucet, Reporter

March 14, 2014

“I want you all to look at me. Cause what I’m about to say is important. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, and I want you all to know this. This goes out to everybody… You’re not stupid. Okay? You’re not stupid. Don’t ever tell yourself that. You’re important. What you have...

The Cost Of Connecting

Patrick Klingler, Reporter

March 4, 2014

A recent court ruling in D.C. has struck down the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) claim to net neutrality. What is net neutrality? It is the concept that essentially prevents outside parties from interfering with regular Internet usage. The FCC has been fighting to keep net neutrality, but...

Early Release Regression

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Kiersten Scott, Co-Editor

February 25, 2014

Ever since the eighth period was established I have lied to myself to make it through the day. “Come on, Kiersten”, I think. “Just make it to Independent Study then you can take a quick nap on the big blue super plush *yawn* sofa with the oversize *yawn* pillows. But then when eighth period...

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