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Lisa (left) and Risha Parmar are the only members of the Class of 2021 graduating with 5.0 GPAs.

Darling Duo

Parmar twins finish first, second in class rank
Melina Stewart, Reporter May 12, 2021

After working tirelessly for their high school careers to become the best of the best, seniors Risha and Lisa Parmar were the only two Class of 2021 graduates to finish with a 5.0 GPA.  It was Risha...

Reflecting on this year's prom

Reflecting on this year’s prom

Melina Stewart, Reporter May 5, 2021

The thumping bass coming from the speakers, the decorations gleaming under twinkling lights, the click of the cameras taking photos for lifetime memories. The Enchanted Forest prom was more of a success...

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...

Chasity Hurd has enjoyed her first year as  Rider's Community in Schools coordinator.

Hurd makes breakthrough in CIS return

Melina Stewart, Reporter March 31, 2021

What do you do when you feel trapped and suffocated from your overbearing emotions and problems that you feel like no one could help you with? Luckily, Communities in Schools is here to help with those...

Retail therapy gone virtual

Retail therapy gone virtual

Rider students admit an increase in online shopping habits
Sidney Lott, Staff Writer March 5, 2021

Online shopping is very accessible, especially with the cold weather a couple weeks ago and the past year with COVID keeping people inside.  In fact, multiple studies have shown online sales have been...

Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

Melina Stewart, Reporter March 4, 2021

With many places closed because of the pandemic, doing everything virtual has become a societal norm. Going to school, shopping, and visiting with friends and family are now dictated by COVID precautions....

Amberly Schell, left, and Maranda Rose-Adame, right, pose infront of a piano after achieving All-State titles

All the right notes

Amberly Schell earns All-State first chair
Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer February 2, 2021

Choir isn’t just singing a few songs for parents during Christmas. Just like volleyball, band, colorguard and cheer, they compete. At this year’s UIL All-State competition, sophomore Amberly Schell...

The Struggle with Chromebooks

The Struggle with Chromebooks

How Rider deals with device problems
Melina Stewart, Reporter February 1, 2021

Dozens upon dozens of Chromebooks stacked upon each other, useless in helping students learn. They’ve become more of a burden than a tool.  In an effort to minimize the spread of germs and sickness,...

Dr. Cody Blair is entering the spring semester optimistically despite local COVID-19 struggles.

Blair optimistic about spring semester at Rider

Sidney Lott, Staff Writer January 26, 2021

Dr. Cody Blair thought last semester ended on a positive note, and the Rider principal is encouraged by what’s in store for the spring.  More than 150 students returned to campus after a district-wide...

The Rider girls basketball team is coming off its most successful season under coach Kendall Webb.

Q/A with Coach Webb about the girls basketball season

Melina Stewart, Reporter October 30, 2020

Under head coach Kendall Webb, the Lady Raiders had their best season during the 2019-2020 school year, winning 30 games and capturing a share of the district title. The Rider Chronicle talked with Webb...

Q/A with Rider students recently recovered from COVID-19

Q/A with Rider students recently recovered from COVID-19

Sandra Le, Reporter October 30, 2020

It’s no secret that Rider students have contracted COVID-19 since the reopening of schools as more than 20 students and staff have come down with the virus. As the cases hit an all-time high across parts...

Senior Nick Darcus makes a catch in Rider's season opener against Midland.

Q/A with senior wide receiver Nick Darcus

Sandra Le, Reporter October 16, 2020

Friday night will be a special one for many as it’s Senior Night for the Class of 2021’s JROTC, band, Raiderettes, cheerleaders and football. The Rider Chronicle is having a series of Q/As with the...

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