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Q/A with JROTC Battalion Commander Arianna Menden

Senior Arianna Menden at the September 25th game Rider vs Midland.

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer

October 15, 2020

Friday is a special night as many seniors will be honored at the football game against Lubbock Coronado. The Rider Chronicle sat down with JROTC battalion commander Arianna Menden to talk about the organization and plans for the future. Q: How long have you been in JROTC and why have you stayed thi...

Q/A with senior drummer Analisa Alvarez

Analisa Alvarez

Meghan Helton, Reporter

October 14, 2020

As senior night approaches, many Rider organizations will be preparing to make this a year to remember. Among them is the Pride of the Raiders marching band led in part by senior center snare drummer Analisa Alvarez. The Rider Chronicle sat down with Alvarez to discuss her time in the band as well as...

Q/A with senior Raiderette captain Allison Clancy

Allison Clancy is a senior who will be honored Friday night.

Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer

October 8, 2020

Friday night will be a special one for many as it’s Senior Night for the Class of 2021’s JROTC, band, Raiderettes, cheerleaders and football. The Rider Chronicle is having a series of Q/As with the leaders of each organization this week. First up is a virtual interview with senior Raiderette Captain...

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...

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...

Q/A with Dr. Blair about returning to school

Dr. Cody Blair is entering his third year as Rider's principal.

Sidney Lott, Staff writer

August 28, 2020

Editor’s note: This interview with Dr. Blair was conducted prior to the announcement of the first confirmed COVID-19 case at Rider.  Dr. Cody Blair is entering his third year as the principal of Rider High School. This year is going to be very different from his last two because of the pandemic. T...

One last story

One last story

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

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 about not writing. A lot of my job is talking to people. From heart-pumping stories about a...

Staying in touch

Staying in touch

Sandra Le, Reporter

May 6, 2020

As social distancing continues, some Rider students have felt the effect of not seeing their friends for the past two months.  “I feel really isolated not being able to see my friends. I also just really appreciate school a lot more because of quarantine.” junior Isabel Murphy said, “ with...

Seniors left with worries and unfinished business

Seniors left with worries and unfinished business

Sheridan Allen, Photographer/ Reporter

April 29, 2020

Seniors have had their year turned upside down as many question if any of the traditional celebrations will even happen.  Will they get their senior prom? Will they be able to walk across the stage for a typical graduation ceremony in May? Some seniors, such as Class President Anna Grisel, question...

Raiders join new district after UIL realignment

Raiders join new district after UIL realignment

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

February 3, 2020

Rider will have new opponents in volleyball and basketball for the next two years after Monday’s UIL realignment.  The Raiders are no longer with Abilene Cooper and Wylie. Instead, Rider will be grouped with Aledo, Azle, Granbury and Brewer in District 5-5A.  Basketball coaches Cliff McGuire and...

Putting the Pep in Spring

Putting the Pep in Spring

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer

January 29, 2020

Although out of the norm for Rider’s students, the school will be having the first and only spring pep rally of the year Friday to help show love and support for the spring sports. “I want to stress that we’re doing this to make sure that the spring sports really know that we’re supportin...

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