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Kristy Ciuba was named Rider's Teacher of the Year for 2020-21.

Going above and beyond

Ciuba honored to receive Rider award
Sara Pratt , Reporter March 31, 2021

Like most young kids, Kristy Ciuba used to play school when she was little.  But it wasn’t until Ciuba was in third grade at Crockett Elementary that she knew she wanted to be a teacher.  “I...

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...

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...

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:...

Joe Genewick is coming off a strong junior season, which includes two silver medals at regionals.

Q/A with swimmer Joe Genewick

Sara Pratt, Staff writer February 15, 2021

Junior Joe Genewick just wrapped up a great swim season,  finishing second place in the 200 individual medley and 100-yard breaststroke at regionals. Normally, Genewick’s results would have qualified...

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...

Amberly Schell, left, and Maranda Rose-Adame, right, pose infront of a piano after achieving All-State titles

All the right notes

Amberly Schell earns All-State first chair
Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer February 2, 2021

Choir isn’t just singing a few songs for parents during Christmas. Just like volleyball, band, colorguard and cheer, they compete. At this year’s UIL All-State competition, sophomore Amberly Schell...

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...

Rider coach Marc Bindel addresses the Raiders after its 55-28 loss to Aledo.

Bindel, Rodriguez reflect on special group

Rider falls to Aledo in semifinals
Meghan Helton, Copy Editor January 9, 2021

DENTON - The 2020-21 football season reluctantly drew to a close for the Rider Raiders in a hard-fought battle against the Aledo Bearcats. With the score standing 55-28 in the final seconds of the...

Junior Eduardo Cerna is one of Rider's top players for the 2021 season.

Q/A with boys soccer coach Dustin Holly

Meghan Helton, Copy Editor January 8, 2021

Already off to a 4-0 start, the varsity boys soccer team kicked off this season with a top spot in the region. The Rider Chronicle sat down with head coach Dustin Holly to talk about expectations, key...

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...

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