The Rider Chronicle

Political Position

Photo attributed by Travis Christoff

Mandy Huynh, Reporter

March 7, 2019

1500 miles away from his family, junior Travis Christoff stood in Washington D.C as a page for the senator when President Donald Trump walked over to him to chat. “The President talked to us for a little bit, he said ‘Y’all are doing a great job, I wish I had your job’, and it was really coo...

A New Face on Campus

Amanda Mann working at her desk.

Mandy Huynh, Reporter

February 22, 2019

Our newest assistant principal, Amanda Mann chose to make the move here when she got some advice about her life from a friend. “One of them said we should make the life we want to live.  So, I decided I wanted to live here with my friends, so I moved in July,” she said. “The job for Rider came...

Students Connect Through Innovative New Program

Sophomore Alex Preston and Jason Tran work on their chromebooks.

Mandy Huynh and Sheridan Allen

October 22, 2018

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...

Modding the Game

Jacob H. Wooten, Reporter, Website Manager

March 23, 2017

Changing America’s education cannot be done easily or quickly. Change takes time and commitment. The Human Right of Education is stated in Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, drafted by the United Nations on December 10, 1948, stating that; “Education shall be directed to the full deve...

Playing the Game

Jacob H. Wooten, Reporter, Website Manager

March 23, 2017

America’s education is based on a market-logic with many glitches. An “input-output” relationship that focuses on student’s accountability for colleges; representing and advertising the college with the student’s degree. This puts heavy emphasis on curriculum standards (Common Core) which u...

Redesigning the Game

Jacob H. Wooten, Reporter, Website Manager

March 23, 2017

A set of new front doors, chromebooks in orange boxes, new parking lot at Memorial Stadium and additional building to Junior Highs. All this change originates from WFISD’s 2015 Bond, passed with a 57.82-percent approval by Wichita Falls voters. The bond provides WFISD with funds for safety and security stren...

Hacking the Game

Jacob H. Wooten, Reporter, Website Manager

March 23, 2017

Education is like a game except in the long run, the game becomes life. It’s a tricky game to play as students play their cards to receive the highest benefits. Every student has their strengths and weaknesses. Unfortunately, certain cards are being hacked to the student’s disadvantages which in the long...

Blueprints To Classroom Success

Jansen Roulliard, Reporter

April 2, 2014

Freshman Hailey Harrison dodges the bulging backpack of the student in front of her and hurries to her next class. Weaving in and out of slow-moving students like a skilled veteran, she has become used to the daily routine of swerving through the hallways. Harrison catches bits of conversations...

Education Crisis: Professors say students unprepared

Education Crisis: Professors say students unprepared

November 7, 2011

The decline of US education is a major topic of debate and conversation among politicians, students and citizens alike. Professors say the issues come from multiple sources. Statistics From Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2009 Performance of US 15-Year-Old students shows the US...

Kenyan Student Says Education Systems Different

Sheby Ross

March 4, 2010

This was it. After being in the US for a few short weeks, the first day of the new semester was here. Nervousness and excitement built up—this was a nightmare in his eyes. "Life in the US is a little bit fast paced whereas in Kenya life is laid back," freshman Brian Kiarie who moved here from...

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