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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...

College recruitment changes during pandemic

College recruitment changes during pandemic

Melina Stewart, Reporter

September 11, 2020

All over the world, COVID-19 has altered numerous parts of our lives, from going out in public and taking health care precautions to upcoming high school graduates and their college plans. Rider seniors Kaitlin Anglin, Jed Castles and Ranse Radtke all faced similar college recruitment challenges duri...

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...

5 ways COVID-19 has changed college admissions for ’21

Midwestern State University

Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief

September 1, 2020

Similar to many other aspects of today’s world, the college admissions process has been disturbed by the spread of the coronavirus around the country. From changing standardized testing requirements to modifying interview formats, here are five substantial alterations to the 2020-21 college applicat...

Q/A with Ashtyn Huff about her wedding during pandemic, new role

Ashtyn (Tolbert) Huff discusses getting married in a pandemic and her new role as a cheerleading coach.

Meghan Helton, Copy Editor

August 31, 2020

Another summer has come and gone, but needless to say this one was different for teacher Ashtyn (Tolbert) Huff. Not only did Huff prepare for a second year teaching in a global pandemic, but she also had to pick out a dress and plan a honeymoon for her Aug. 1 wedding. On top of all that, Huff added ...

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...

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...

Rider’s fall sport seasons delayed by new UIL guidelines

Rider's football season cannot begin until late September after the UIL's new guidelines handed down Tuesday.

Manasvi Reddy, Editor-in-Chief

July 21, 2020

As coronavirus cases continue to rise across the nation, the University Interscholastic League (UIL) has modified the athletic calendar for the 2020-2021 school year.  On Tuesday, the organization announced a postponed start to the season for conferences 5A and 6A. Rider and Wichita Falls High School,...

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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