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Maverick McKown and Bhargavi Chauhan compete during the District 5-5A UIL Academic Meet held March 27 on campus.

Underclassmen lead strong UIL “home-court” showing

Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief April 5, 2021

This year’s District 5-5A UIL competitors were given a “home-court” advantage for the annual meet. To accommodate COVID-related safety measures, students participated in the competition from their...

Crouch excited about joining naming committee

Crouch excited about joining naming committee

Rider teacher to contribute to new schools' naming process
Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief March 12, 2021

The naming process for WFISD’s two new high schools is officially underway. A committee of 40 individuals - 10 parents, 10 community members, 10 staff members, and 10 students 8th grade and below - met...

Seniors Lisa Parmar (left to right), Matthew Bitz and Risha Parmar will be attending Rice University in the fall.

From Rider Raiders to Rice Owls

Three seniors admitted to prestigious Houston university
Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief February 26, 2021

Only 421 students across the country were accepted to Rice University via the binding early decision agreement in December.  Three of those seniors chosen by the prestigious Houston university hail...

Streamlining standardized testing?

Streamlining standardized testing?

College Board discontinues SAT Subject Tests, Optional Essay for future exams.
Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief February 5, 2021

The College Board released an official statement on Jan. 19 detailing the organization’s decision to rid of SAT Subject Tests and the optional SAT Essay. For years, standardized testing as a whole has...

Academic meet goes virtual

Academic meet goes virtual

Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief January 28, 2021

Calculator keys were still punched and captivating speeches were still delivered last week, but Rider students competing in the first University Interscholastic League (UIL) competition didn’t leave...

Battle of the standardized tests: SAT versus ACT

Battle of the standardized tests: SAT versus ACT

Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief January 15, 2021

While the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) and the ACT (American College Testing) are both standardized tests used to gauge a student’s academic abilities for college admission or scholarship purposes,...

Once a Raider, always a Raider

Once a Raider, always a Raider

Rep. James Frank discusses time at Rider
Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief January 5, 2021

Representative James B. Frank is currently serving his fourth term in the Texas House of Representatives. However, long before he became an esteemed public official, acting as Chairman of the Human Services...

Ride on, honorable one

Ride on, honorable one

Football player Kaleb Honea leaves lasting legacy on Rider community
Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief December 16, 2020

Months have gone by since Rider football player Kaleb Honea passed away following a serious car accident in late July. However, the 16-year-old’s legacy continues to touch the lives of those around him. On...

Senior Arman Persaud thanks the crowd after being named Mr. Raider 2020 at the Canyon Randall football game on Nov. 20.

A twist on tradition

Reflecting on altered homecoming festivities
Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief December 14, 2020

As the beginning of the 2020-21 school year approached and local coronavirus cases continued to rise, senior class sponsor Alisha Crouch was fearful that age-old Rider traditions would be called off entirely.  “I...

Rider High School will close down at the end of the 2023-24 school year.

Rider reacts to $276.4 million bond passing

Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief November 7, 2020

Proposition A of WFISD’s school bond officially passed on Thursday evening upon the finalization of election results.  The proposal to construct two new high schools narrowly passed, receiving 14,538...

The ultimate spooky season movie marathon

The ultimate spooky season movie marathon

Staff October 27, 2020

It's the spookiest time of year once again, but Halloween looks different this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. Since trick-or-treating and visiting haunted houses are considered high-risk activities,...

Everything you need to know about the WFISD School Bond

Everything you need to know about the WFISD School Bond

Seniors react to district's proposition to build new schools
Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief October 21, 2020

Early voting is underway, and among candidates contesting for presidency, city mayorship and the county commissioner are Wichita Falls Independent School District’s [WFISD] Propositions A and B to build...

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