The Rider Chronicle

One last story

One last story
Senior Editor-in-Chief reflects on time spent working on The Rider Chronicle
May 15, 2020

I never thought being Editor-in-Chief for The Rider Chronicle meant complaining about the lack of writing involved in the position. Freshman me is definitely rolling over in the grave hearing herself complain...

A virus does not define a race

A virus does not define a race
March 30, 2020

The Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak emerged in Wuhan, China and quickly spread around the world. With the rising number of cases, many people are quick to point fingers at a particular group, Asians.  Various...

Importance of time hits home with Nana’s passing, coronavirus

Importance of time hits home with Nana's passing, coronavirus
March 24, 2020

Everyone takes time for granted. Everyone takes some of the smallest things for granted. I’ve taken so much for granted, and it’s all gone now. When the coronavirus was just affecting China, I had...

Things to do in Wichita Falls A-Z

Things to do in Wichita Falls A-Z
Read about some ideas for a staycation at home
March 13, 2020

The Coronavirus has canceled all of your Spring Break travel plans. Now what? Here is an A-Z guide to keep you busy over the break.  A- Arcade The Deep End costs only $5 for unlimited games. Don’t...

Guest Column: Why you should vote and how

The senior class officers organized a voter registration drive earlier this semester.
Senior Travis Christoff explains the importance of voting
February 26, 2020

With the Texas Democratic and Republican primaries rapidly approaching on March 3, the Rider senior class officers are doing everything they can to keep eligible students able, ready and excited to vote....

Guest Column: How can the student section improve?

Senior Peter Nguyen is the host of this year's pep rallies.
Senior Peter Nguyen shares his thoughts
October 17, 2019

Senior Peter Nguyen, the student council president shares his views on the student section and how to improve it in this guest column.  If you’ve ever attended one of football’s home games and...

A Night to Remember

A personal story from Senior Night
September 30, 2019

“Why am I more nervous about tonight than region?” Senior Ethan Hughes said. I could only smile and laugh nervously as I felt the exact same way. I was trembling inside that giant inflatable I’ve...

Terrified, But Ready…I Guess

“It’s weird because as crazy and loud as I am, when it comes to taking pictures, I’m anything but center stage. If I’m the one in the selfie, it’s usually a goofy face in 100 different pictures on somebody’s phone because I blew up their camera roll. I don’t like pictures of me, so whenever there is a genuine picture, it’s going to be a group picture with the people I love most.”
February 12, 2016

Take a bow, the grand finale, the last lap. The ways of saying it are endless.  It’s the end. Senior year. This is the first time I have written those words, and I hate that. I graduate...

‘Farthest Thing from Paralyzed’

‘Farthest Thing from Paralyzed’
June 1, 2015
Dr. Hailey, my optometrist, studies me “this is the third eye infection I’ve seen this year,” he said. The right half of my face was paralyzed at birth and while I have regained almost complete muscle control my right eye still can’t close fully on its own. “You poor thing,” he said. “Because you can’t blink properly your eye is chronically dehydrated.”

75-hour Challenge Leads To Band Audition

Senior Lane Maddox completed the 75-hour challenge leading up to area auditions.
December 12, 2014

“Letter N, you may begin your audition,” the room monitor says to the girl next to me. I sit in the ready chair to her right, my palms sweating, as I try to control my breathing and will my heartbeat...

The Call That Changed My Life

Senior Cintia Vickery with Staff Sergeant Garcia, her Marine Recruiter. Vickery plans on joining the Marines and participating the their ROTC program.
December 12, 2014

May 27, 2014. As I woke up from a deep sleep, I felt a knot in my throat. I went to school, and I was unusually quiet. As I sat down in my classes, I felt out of place and uneasy. Something was not...

I’m A College Kid

I'm A College Kid
December 12, 2014

“All your life you’ve been treated like special little snowflakes,” The Professor says as he locks both doors. “It is my job to tell you that you’re not special at all.” 80 hot sweaty kids,...

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