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Rider seniors will be graduationg outside at Memorial again in 2021.

What will Class of 2021’s graduation look like?

Back to Memorial with masks optional
Sandra Le, Reporter May 10, 2021

As the final weeks of the year approach, preparations for summer and graduation are well underway. Considering last year’s ceremony occurred during a pandemic and without any practice, Rider’s 2020...

Kendrick Marks is headed to state in the long jump.

Q/A with state track qualifier Kendrick Marks

Meghan Helton, Copy Editor May 5, 2021

Kendrick Marks had planned on going to the UIL state track meet this year. The Rider junior made his goal a reality when he took the gold medal recently at the Region I-5A Meet in Lubbock. Marks' distance...

Tempelmeyer coordinates tests.

Tempelmeyer puts the T in testing

Sidney Lott, Staff Writer April 22, 2021

Pat Tempelmeyer’s job is kind of like solving a jigsaw puzzle. There are lots of different pieces that go into testing. Although Tempelmeyer has been Rider’s test coordinator for the past six years,...

Changes in dual-credit classes

Changes in dual-credit classes

Meghan Helton, Reporter April 15, 2021

Students wanting to take dual-credit courses through Vernon College won’t be able to do so at the Career Education Center any longer.  Both Midwestern State and Vernon College have withdrawn their...

Analise Porras waits with her goat during the Wichita County Junior Livestock Show in January.

FFA: More than just farming

Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer April 8, 2021

Riley Wood has been around animals all of her life. In fact, she said her mother rode horses up until she was nine months pregnant with her.  “I’ve always grown up in the FFA aspects as a kid,”...

Glidewell emerges as potent goalscorer

Glidewell emerges as potent goalscorer

Sidney Lott, Staff Writer April 1, 2021

Sophomore Aubrey Glidewell demands perfection when she is on the soccer field. Her impressive drive and determination has allowed her to thrive, even as a young player. Last year Glidewell played on...

Olivia Davenport

Opinion: The fault of ending the mask mandate

Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer March 17, 2021

There are many contrasting opinions after Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently lifted the statewide mask mandate. While it would be fantastic for everything to go back to the way it was prior to COVID-19,...

How we've grown in a year

How we’ve grown in a year

Sandra Le, Staff Writer March 16, 2021

At this time last year, the future was uncertain. Countries were closing, death tolls rising and near global panic ensued. At this time last year, my Spring Break trip to New York was canceled at the last...

Jordan Tolleson is new to powerlifting this year.

Raising the bar

Tolleson thrives in new sport after suffering concussion
Meghan Helton, Copy Editor March 10, 2021

Sophomore Jordan Tolleson is still competing, but instead of diving to save a black-and-white ball, she balances hundreds of pounds on a metal bar across her shoulders. After suffering three concussions...

Rider's Addy Self and the Lady Raiders finished up a strong 2020-21 season.

Lady Raiders reflect on impressive season

Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer March 9, 2021

The Rider girls basketball team recorded several impressive numbers this season.  They finished with a 23-5 record and went undefeated in district.  They rose to No. 3 in the state and advanced...

Pushing on with Raider Rush

Pushing on with Raider Rush

Sandra Le, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

No school activities are guaranteed to occur these days.  But school administrators and faculty have worked hard to ensure that the Raider Rush for incoming freshmen will happen.  “We thought...

Retail therapy gone virtual

Retail therapy gone virtual

Rider students admit an increase in online shopping habits
Sidney Lott, Staff Writer March 5, 2021

Online shopping is very accessible, especially with the cold weather a couple weeks ago and the past year with COVID keeping people inside.  In fact, multiple studies have shown online sales have been...

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