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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 ...

Allowing sophomores off-campus lunch is a win-win

The cafeteria and student center aren't as crowded with more students learning from home.

Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer

September 11, 2020

With only 68 percent of students back at Rider face-to-face this six weeks, there is an obvious reduction of bodies in the school, especially at lunch. Yet this depletion of students and other safety precautions in place, we are still overcrowded. There is an obvious long term solution: letting sophomor...

CEC adapts to virtual learning challenges

Some classes at the CEC require students to be face-to-face learners.

Sidney Lott, Reporter

September 10, 2020

Chad Johnson is like any other teacher, juggling with adjusting the equipment used in his class.  Johnson works at both Rider High School and the Career and Education Center (CEC) where he teaches graphic design and audio/video production. He is having to use alternate software this year because o...

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 Dr. Blair about returning to school

Dr. Cody Blair is entering his third year as Rider's principal.

Sidney Lott, Staff writer

August 28, 2020

Editor’s note: This interview with Dr. Blair was conducted prior to the announcement of the first confirmed COVID-19 case at Rider.  Dr. Cody Blair is entering his third year as the principal of Rider High School. This year is going to be very different from his last two because of the pandemic. T...

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....

Q/A with new assistant principal Falesha Wood

Falesha Wood has transitioned to an Assistant Principal role for the 2020-21 school year.

Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer

August 27, 2020

Falesha Wood is a well-known and loved part of the Rider staff, but this year brings on some new challenges for her. Wood has stepped down from her position as an English teacher to take on a new role as an assistant principal, replacing Amanda Mann. The Rider Chronicle sat down with the new member of...

Rider’s fall sport seasons delayed by new UIL guidelines

Rider's football season cannot begin until late September after the UIL's new guidelines handed down Tuesday.

Manasvi Reddy, Editor-in-Chief

July 21, 2020

As coronavirus cases continue to rise across the nation, the University Interscholastic League (UIL) has modified the athletic calendar for the 2020-2021 school year.  On Tuesday, the organization announced a postponed start to the season for conferences 5A and 6A. Rider and Wichita Falls High School,...

Tryouts go virtual during pandemic

Cheerleaders performing during a November pep rally.

Meghan Helton, Reporter

May 18, 2020

With Rider High School shut down because of COVID-19, extracurricular groups were forced to cease their activities altogether. However, Rider's marching band, cheerleaders and Raiderettes have found ways to overcome this when it came to having tryouts for 2020-21. “In the past auditions for ch...

Crowe: Reflecting on time as Raider yearbook editor-in-chief

Crowe: Reflecting on time as Raider yearbook editor-in-chief

Carsen Crowe, Yearbook Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2020

For those who don’t know me, my name is Carsen Crowe. I’m a graduating senior, and I have had the honor to be the editor in chief of the yearbook staff for the past two years.  This program has brought me so many amazing friends and incredible opportunities, and it has played a huge role in paving ...

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...

Passing the time

Passing the time

Meghan Helton, Reporter

April 15, 2020

It has now been a month since Wichita Falls went into quarantine. More than four full weeks of the year confined to the walls of one’s home. While the world outside is raging with good and bad news, what are the students doing at home to ease the boredom? The popular opinion seems to be a range of g...

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