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Ranse Radtke is one of five seniors ready to take the field for the 2021 Raiders.

Senior baseball players excited for new season

Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

No team sport was affected by last year’s COVID shutdown more than baseball, which didn’t even get a chance to start district.  That disappointing ending has given this year’s seniors at Rider...

Coach Abby Bates discusses the start of the new season.

Q/A with softball head coach Abby Bates

Sandra Le, Staff Writer February 23, 2021

As things start to warm up in North Texas, softball teams are finally taking to the fields. Despite losing out on last year’s season, head coach Abby Bates has high expectations for this year’s team. Q:...

Single Pringles on Valentine’s Day

Single Pringles on Valentine’s Day

Treat yourself because you deserve it
Meghan Helton, Copy Editor February 12, 2021

Valentine’s Day is on the horizon, a pink and red reminder of what us singles are lacking. But consider this for a moment: instead of worrying about why you’re not in a relationship, take a day to...

Senior Ana Alvarez practicing in the band hall for her solo.

Setting the tempo

Rider percussionist earns first chair all-state
Sandra Le, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

When Ana Alvarez finished her last etude, she walked away from the audition room knowing she’d done her best.  But Alvarez didn’t have high expectations when it came to chair placements. She knew...

Sidney's car without the green cowboy hat but don't worry it's still in there.

Reality of a teenage driver

Sidney Lott, Staff Writer February 9, 2021

I got my license a little over a month ago. Driving is really fun, unless you're being told to pick up and take people places. Getting your license is like unlocking a new freedom. Your new freedom let’s...

Not-so-typical Top 10 love songs

Not-so-typical Top 10 love songs

Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer February 8, 2021

Music can convey the strongest feelings of love. Whether with a significant other or single this valentines, you need some tunes to accompany all the pink and candy and hearts. I have composed a list of...

Bristow Squared

Bristow Squared

Meghan Helton, Copy Editor January 28, 2021

“Bristow.” This name became known throughout the halls of Rider after Jalynn Bristow led Lady Raiders basketball all the way to the regional tournament last year. Now the name has been reintroduced...

Dr. Cody Blair is entering the spring semester optimistically despite local COVID-19 struggles.

Blair optimistic about spring semester at Rider

Sidney Lott, Staff Writer January 26, 2021

Dr. Cody Blair thought last semester ended on a positive note, and the Rider principal is encouraged by what’s in store for the spring.  More than 150 students returned to campus after a district-wide...

Ripped jeans are one of many key issues students tend to have with the dress code.

Five things to change about dress code

Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer January 14, 2021

Dress code has been an ongoing argument at Rider High School for as long as I can remember. I’m sure it’s also a topic of conversation at other WFISD schools. While a long list of criticisms could...

Aubrey Glidewell is one of the top players for the Rider girls soccer team in 2020-21.

Q/A with girls soccer coach Carl Wiersema

Sandra Le, Reporter January 8, 2021

After their previous season was cut short, the Rider girls soccer team has returned to the fields with high hopes for this year. The Rider Chronicle spoke with the longtime girls head coach Carl Wiersema...

Val Valencia playing League of Legends during esports.

Paving the virtual road

Meghan Helton, Reporter December 15, 2020

The world of online gaming is becoming more popular, due in part to the rise of pro and amateur gamers streaming on platforms such as Twitch and YouTube. Similar to the other millions of female gamers,...

Junior Caitlyn Cheek fakes playing the guitar during

Lip sync without the lips

Rider Theatre readies for beloved tradition
Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer November 12, 2020

Lip sync is a well-known and beloved tradition at Rider High School.  Despite challenges faced due to COVID-19, the show must go on! With the mask mandate, actors have to rely on their body language...

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