The Rider Chronicle

Convergence; Rider Media Team Consolidates

Jordan Campagna, Editor-in-Chief

May 21, 2012

After years of the newspaper, yearbook and video teams being separate entities, next year, all three will be converging to form one media team: RHS media. Converging Rider's media teams was pushed by freshman Arron Mercer, next year's executive producer of Rider Channel 22, the audio/visual news. According...

Energy Drinks: High-sugar marketing ploy not useful

April 5, 2012

Want to stay awake? Want to feel alert? Sleep at least eight hours a night. Eat food of a healthy quantity and quality on a regular basis. Participate in routine hygiene activities. The key to continually staying conscious isn’t something new. And it isn’t turning to a synthesized source of a quick...

Show Choir students prepare for competition at end of Feb

March 2, 2012

"All right, let's do it again," said Show Choir director Jason Mayfield. "Heads down." "Thumbs up," whispered someone from the midst of dancer singers, followed by snickers from the rest of the group. The music starts, the Show Choirites spin into action, either carefully scrutinizing themselves...

Wichita Falls Optimist Clubs work to support underpriveleged children around holidays

December 15, 2011

While most people may recognize the name of the Sunrise Optimist Club, very few people know exactly what it is they do. Even fewer realize that there are actually three different optimist clubs in Wichita Falls alone. The three clubs are all affiliated with one another through Optimist International,...

Adult reviewers misunderstand major plot points of popular young adult trilogy

November 4, 2011

For the past three years The Hunger Games trilogy has been the victim of several misinformed reviewers. There are so many reviews that have been published, and that have completely missed the point of the books. The Hunger Games was published in September 2008. One review by Stephen King, published...

With time, practice, support, students will learn ways to multi-task efficiently, beneficially

November 4, 2011

Modern technology is a part of modern life. There isn’t anything more obvious than that fact. When teachers and students are saying that it isn’t okay to multitask with homework and iPhones, they are putting a stopper in the bottle of progress. It isn’t the kind of progress that has to do with...

Unnatural heatwave swarms North Texas, burdens WFISD summer activities all around

Drum Major Lydia White takes a water break during summer band.

October 6, 2011

You survived the summer of 2011. It was a summer of miserable heat that the Weather Channel proclaimed as the Number One worst summer all over the U.S. It was a summer that mentally transported people to deserts, the parched places of the world, gasping for a drop of water. It was a summer that kept...

Staff member places at UIL state competition

Erin Hagy

May 26, 2011

Sophomore Kayla Holcomb placed 5th in headline writing at the State UIL academic meet. This was Holcomb's first year on the journalism team and she had never planed to even compete in headline writing. "Before district, I had originally planned to do only feature writing, but someone dropped out of...

eBooks catching up to bound books in race to top

March 30, 2011

It's everywhere. It's on an airplane. It's in a camping tent. It's at home and hotel. It's at school. The sleek device that whispers stories of fiction and non-fiction through its glossy screen. With the single motion of a finger, a page has been turned. No more losing your place, no more licking...

Lovely Bones Strikes a Chord

Emma White

October 21, 2010

This book is amazing. It is awesomely narrated by a girl trying help her family, from the "in-between" of life and death, to cope with her murder, while she tries to deal with it herself. From the horrific violence of the crime scene and the grief, to the redeeming hope of finding the truth, The...

A Great and Terrible Beauty: Great and Terrible

Emma White

October 21, 2010

A Great and Terrible Beauty, written by Libba Bray, is without a doubt a mysterious selection. It's a story about the girl Gemma who seems to have been touched by destiny. It is a shockingly cryptic view of her misfortunes and struggles with regret, confusion, strange visions, and fitting in at her...

Worldshaker Proves to be Good Book

Emma White

October 21, 2010

Worldshaker shook my world. Through the voice of his characters, Richard Harland expressed an amazingly revolutionary story about society and the unfair treatment of lower classes. While it is a fast-paced, exhilarating, slightly romantic, can't-put-it-down book, this stands true as the underlying...

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