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A rundown for this year’s atypical Rider/Old High week

Students spent many hours over the weekend decorating for Rider-Old High week.

Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer

October 19, 2020

Throughout this year, expect the unexpected has felt like a common theme. Rider/Old High week is no exemption. Since the big week has been moved up almost a month, everyone is scrambling to meet deadlines and confused as to what is happening. But do not fear! We have a daily rundown so you know exac...

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...

Rider students working despite the danger of coronavirus

Junior Sydney Haston steams milk at Frank and Joe's. Haston is one of serval Rider students working during the pandemic.

Meghan Helton, Reporter

October 2, 2020

High school is hard enough on its own, but add working in the middle of a pandemic, and you’ve got a whole new world of responsibilities. In workplaces everywhere, new safety precautions have been set for employers and employees alike. Not only are masks to be worn, but workers must know how to pro...

Q/A with head football coach Marc Bindel

Rider coach Marc Bindel addresses his football team during the recent Midnight Madness practice.

Meghan Helton, Reporter

September 24, 2020

Coming off a 9-5 record and second consecutive trip to the state quarterfinals in 2019, this year the Rider Raiders are anxious to back up their lofty state ranking. With multiple athletes committed to Division I colleges, the Raiders have aspirations of another lengthy playoff run. The Rider Chronicle sat ...

Q/A with volleyball coach Alysha Humpert on upcoming season

Q/A with volleyball coach Alysha Humpert on upcoming season

Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer

September 15, 2020

The Rider volleyball team opens the season Tuesday night against Iowa Park. With a new year comes new players, dynamics and challenges. The Rider Chronicle sat down with head coach Alysha Humpert to discuss COVID changes, strengths and new faces for the 2020 season. Q: What are the biggest changes ...

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 ...

Q/A with senior quarterback Jacob Rodriguez

Rider quarterback Jacob Rodriguez is excited about his senior season as the team's quarterback.

Melina Stewart, Reporter

August 27, 2020

Jacob Rodriguez is entering his third and final year as Rider’s star quarterback. Although it has been pushed back due to the coronavirus, he is still enthusiastic about his upcoming football season and college plans. The Rider Chronicle sat down with him to discuss his plans for this school year....

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...

Q/A with state powerlifters Hannah Wilson and Lance Asmus

Hannah Wilson is one of two Rider athletes heading to the state powerlifting meet.

Meghan Helton, Reporter

March 11, 2020

It may only be their first year powerlifting, but Rider's Hannah Wilson and Lance Asmus have proven to be quick learners.  Both will represent the Raiders at their respective state meets later this month. Wilson placed second in regionals and will lift again on March 21 in Waco. Asmus placed fif...

Spring Has Sprung

Kaitlyn Dunlap dissecting a mink.

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/ Photographer

March 9, 2020

It’s been a hectic last couple of weeks with many sports and academic events in full swing. Here are some pictures highlighting that.

Q/A with baseball coach Jeremy Crouch

Rider baseball coach Jeremy Crouch is expecting a strong season in 2020

Meghan Helton, Reporter

February 27, 2020

After a one-year hiatus from the playoffs, Rider baseball bounced back in 2019 with a young squad. Many key players are returning in 2020, leading to high expectations. The Rider Chronicle sat down with head coach Jeremy Crouch to discuss the upcoming season, returning standouts and a few new face...

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