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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


Filed under News, Top Stories

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? ...

The “Secret” Standardized Tests

The “Secret” Standardized Tests

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

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...

Students Connect Through Innovative New Program

Students Connect Through Innovative New Program

Mandy Huynh and Sheridan Allen

October 22, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

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...

Graduation: A Tassle Worth The Hassle

Graduation: A Tassle Worth The Hassle

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief

May 24, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

After these four transformative years of high school, the senior class of 2018 will graduate on Saturday, May 26 at Kay Yeager Coliseum starting at 5:00 p.m. The seniors will move on, leaving their legacy and ushering in a new class of freshmen who will spend the next four years following in their s...

Fast Tracking College Admissions

Fast Tracking College Admissions

Manasvi Reddy, Reporter

March 22, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

According to CollegeBoard, the process of applying to undergraduate college programs begins at the start of the summer following junior year. From scholarships to essays to financial aid, the deadlines can feel seemingly endless until the fall. Then, there’s the wait. Most students don’t receive a...

To Make a Champion

To Make a Champion

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief

February 26, 2018


Filed under Feature, Sports, Top Stories

With the Olympics having wrapped up this past week, several young athletes have had the chance to represent their country, some of whom earned a medal. The youngest of these was 15-year-old Alina Zagitova in figure skating. From the U.S. 17-year-old Red Gerard won the gold in Men’s slopestyle. “Se...

Ready or Not

Ready or Not

Victoria Hitchcock, Section Editor

January 22, 2018


Filed under Feature, Rider Chronicle, Senior, Top Stories

First semester ends, the countdown begins. Graduation is only four months away, and talk of graduating brings about nervous, yet excited conversations of what is to come. However, senior Muzzamil Nadeem feels more than ready for college. Nadeem plans on attending University of North Texas or Midwestern St...

College Preparations

April 4, 2016


Filed under Video

The Next Step: Seniors Accepted Into Dream Colleges Early

The Next Step: Seniors Accepted Into Dream Colleges Early

Maddie Box, Reporter

December 12, 2014


Filed under News

With the first semester of this year coming to a close, seniors are feeling the pressure to get all of their applications in. Although there are many seniors who do not know where they want to go to college, some seniors knew long before this year. Leigh McBride, for instance, started touring colleges...

Faculty Members Clear Students Doubts

Karla Alvarado and Reporter

March 28, 2014


Filed under News

Students often have doubts about the differences between AP and regular classes. College/Career counselor Julie Johnson does not believe that superior intelligence is a must to be in pre-AP and AP classes. “It helps to be really smart but you don’t have to be in order to take AP classes because...

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

Staff

March 28, 2014


Filed under Opinion

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...

Tips From College; Alum Shares Advice For Seniors

Ashleigh Robinson, Reporter

May 21, 2012


Filed under Senior

That moment had arrived for her. It was a moment she had been anticipating for years, four to be exact. Everything she had been working toward came to fruition in one ceremony.  At that point, she was beyond ready to graduate. But now as she readies to enter her junior year in college, there are a few...

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