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Philanthropy “masked” for charities

Philanthropy

Sandra Le, Reporter

September 15, 2020

“Why are you wearing a mask?” “They’re terribly comfortable,” Wesley said in The Princess Bride, “I think everyone will be wearing them in the future.”  Who knew such a simple phrase could ultimately predict the future 33 years later?  With the rise of COVID-19 cases, masks have b...

Allowing sophomores off-campus lunch is a win-win

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

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 in place, we are still overcrowded. There is an obvious long term solution: letting sophomor...

Seven tricks for efficient remote learning

Seven tricks for efficient remote learning

Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief

September 9, 2020

The first three weeks of school have come and gone, and there are several lessons to be learned for those in online classrooms. Here are seven tips for remote learners on how to maximize a virtual learning experience: Use your voice Remember that the virtual students are bunched together on the teacher...

Changing Keys

The Pride of the Raiders Band practices in the mornings before school starts.

Sandra Le, Reporter

September 2, 2020

Across the nation, teachers have been forced to adjust their classes to new social distancing policies in order to keep students safe. Some fine arts courses such as choir and band are having to adapt to fit the new health and safety regulations.  “We had to change the order of how we sing in class,” assist...

The Reality of Remote Learning

Mr. Byas checks in with his virtual students during English class this week.

Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief

August 27, 2020

For many students, the first day of school is an exciting ordeal. However, for almost 30 percent of the Rider student body, the beginning of this school year didn’t have many of the same thrills. In order to avoid potential exposure to the coronavirus, these students have opted to attend school vir...

First Rider Student Tests Positive for COVID-19

First Rider Student Tests Positive for COVID-19

Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief

August 26, 2020

Wichita Falls Independent School District (WFISD) confirmed its second case of coronavirus in a press release on Wednesday night. The statement revealed that the student attended both Rider and the Career and Education Center (CEC), and that all student and staff contacts have been notified of their low...

Rider students return from 160-day break

Students return to campus following safety procedures amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief

August 20, 2020

For the first time since being released for Spring Break on March 13, Rider students and faculty returned to campus to resume school activities. With new social distancing protocols and sanitizing procedures in place to avoid a potential coronavirus outbreak, almost 70 percent of students have o...

Five Rider changes for 2020-21 you may not know

Rider High School will have a few changes as the 2020-21 school year begins.

Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief

August 17, 2020

With school set to resume on Thursday, Rider High School administration has published a variety of new protocols to ensure both the safety and productivity of students and staff. The Wichita Falls Independent School District [WFISD] has made multiple efforts to inform families about the expectations...

Q&A with Dr. Blair about success, challenges of online school

Dr. Cody Blair is looking forward to the next school year.

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer

May 18, 2020

Rider's 2019-20 school year comes to a close this week. The Rider Chronicle had a video conference with principal Dr. Cody Blair about how online school went, how it can be improved and how much he missed the students on campus. Q: Did online school go as planned? A: That’s a good question. ...

Tryouts go virtual during pandemic

Cheerleaders performing during a November pep rally.

Meghan Helton, Reporter

May 18, 2020

With Rider High School shut down because of COVID-19, extracurricular groups were forced to cease their activities altogether. However, Rider's marching band, cheerleaders and Raiderettes have found ways to overcome this when it came to having tryouts for 2020-21. “In the past auditions for ch...

Rider names valedictorian after four-way tie

Carson Sager

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

May 12, 2020

Though the Covid-19 pandemic has caused the Class of 2020’s school year to take an unforeseeable turn, Rider seniors’ class rankings have been just as out-of-the-ordinary.  This year, four students were in the running for the valedictorian spot, with Carson Sager earning the honor in a tiebr...

2020 Graduation information released

2020 Graduation information released

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

May 6, 2020

Since the start of school closure, the question of graduation has been up in the air. To the relief of many, the news of a graduation ceremony lifted their spirits.  “My reaction was overjoyed and it’s important to me because it brings my family and friends close,” senior Autumn Howells said....

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