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As High as You Can Go

As High as You Can Go

Mandy Huynh, Reporter

December 5, 2018


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

A counselor at Rider High School takes her education to the next level as she receives her doctorate degree.  With this, Wendy Risner becomes the third faculty member to earn the title, specifically in philosophy and counselor education at Texas Tech University.  She also has a bachelor’s in English...

Rivalry Week: A Time for Tradition

Rivalry Week: A Time for Tradition

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief

November 27, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

This was the 57th year of Rider tradition, and rivalry week has concluded. Traditions were upheld, games were played, and memories were made. Now, we will take a look back at the annual customs that make up Rider Old High week. To start off, the halls throughout the class are decorated to fit the the...

A Whodunit Gathering

A Whodunit Gathering

Mandy Huynh, Reporter

November 13, 2018


Filed under Feature

 A party is set on Halloween night with guests eating snacks and chatting about the upcoming show. The setting is Killingsworth grape and wine farm; Elizabeth Killingsworth, a widow to the late Robert Killingsworth, is hosting her last party. She is missing as all the other main suspects make their ...

Students Connect Through Innovative New Program

Students Connect Through Innovative New Program

Mandy Huynh and Sheridan Allen

October 22, 2018


Filed under News

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...

Out With the Old, In With the New

Out With the Old, In With the New

Victoria Hitchcock and Mandy Huynh

September 6, 2018


Filed under Feature

When the student body learned that they would be receiving chromebooks for classwork this year, their reactions varied widely. The news brought about feelings of excitement from some, and contempt for change from others. Some students, like senior Anna Razavi, are frustrated with new requirements to use a ...

New Club on the Block

New Club on the Block

Victoria Hitchcock, Section Editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Movies often depict high school to be full of cliques. There are the jocks, the goths, the geeks, the preppy kids, and countless others. As ridiculous as they seem on screen, a less extreme version does tend to exist in real life, and this division can leave some kids feeling excluded. Everyone want...

A Different Perspective

A Different Perspective

Dei Seamans, Reporter

February 28, 2018


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Imagine waking up tomorrow morning in France, surrounded by a culture that’s seemingly alien-like. Now imagine having to live there, with only the knowledge of the country gained through pop culture. For some students at Rider, that was their experience arriving in America for the first time. “It’...

To Make a Champion

To Make a Champion

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief

February 26, 2018


Filed under Feature, Sports, Top Stories

With the Olympics having wrapped up this past week, several young athletes have had the chance to represent their country, some of whom earned a medal. The youngest of these was 15-year-old Alina Zagitova in figure skating. From the U.S. 17-year-old Red Gerard won the gold in Men’s slopestyle. “Se...

In the Dugout and in Our Hearts

In the Dugout and in Our Hearts

Tayler Jackson, Reporter

February 26, 2018


Filed under Feature, Featured Athlete, Featured Sports Story Carousel, Senior, Top Stories

Although she can’t take the field as a player, Savannah Dickson is getting used to her new role as the softball manager.  During the 2017 season, she was in an accident on her way to an out of town tournament.  However, it hasn’t stopped her from being involved. With her years of experience an...

Standards for Standardized Testing

Standards for Standardized Testing

Manasvi Reddy, Reporter

January 18, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

The SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) and the ACT (American College Test) are standardized tests taken by high school students, typically juniors, to appeal to colleges and open doors to scholarships. These tests are no joke, in fact, the majority of well-known colleges in the U. S. require a certain per...

Tips to Test

Tips to Test

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief

January 10, 2018


Filed under News, Rider Chronicle, Top Stories

Everyone told her she should’ve taken it sooner. She had been calm and prepared, ready to ace the test and watch the scholarships appear. Then she entered the testing room. It was a large, slightly dim classroom labeled “101A,” with the testing venue “Midwestern State Univ.” written...

Learning From Leaders

Learning From Leaders

Victoria Hitchcock, Section Editor

January 2, 2018


Filed under News

The first week of November 2017 set in motion a new method of professional development. The pineapples you may see adorning classroom doors around the school aren’t just for decoration, they serve a greater purpose. They are a part of the Pineapple Chart, a system that allows teachers to observe othe...

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