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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...

Q/A with state powerlifters Hannah Wilson and Lance Asmus

Hannah Wilson is one of two Rider athletes heading to the state powerlifting meet.

Meghan Helton, Reporter

March 11, 2020

It may only be their first year powerlifting, but Rider's Hannah Wilson and Lance Asmus have proven to be quick learners.  Both will represent the Raiders at their respective state meets later this month. Wilson placed second in regionals and will lift again on March 21 in Waco. Asmus placed fif...

Spring Has Sprung

Kaitlyn Dunlap dissecting a mink.

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/ Photographer

March 9, 2020

It’s been a hectic last couple of weeks with many sports and academic events in full swing. Here are some pictures highlighting that.

Q/A with baseball coach Jeremy Crouch

Rider baseball coach Jeremy Crouch is expecting a strong season in 2020

Meghan Helton, Reporter

February 27, 2020

After a one-year hiatus from the playoffs, Rider baseball bounced back in 2019 with a young squad. Many key players are returning in 2020, leading to high expectations. The Rider Chronicle sat down with head coach Jeremy Crouch to discuss the upcoming season, returning standouts and a few new face...

Q/A with softball coach Abby Bates

Rider's Abby Bates is entering her second season as the head softball coach.

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2020

Rider’s Abby Bates is entering her second season as the head softball coach of her alma mater where she holds 35 school records.  The Lady Raiders opened up the 2020 season last week and are looking to make progress after Bates’ debut last year. She sat down with The Rider Chronicle to discuss the ...

Power On: Esports comes to campus

Power On: Esports comes to campus

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/ Photographer

February 21, 2020

A few months ago, room 243 was filled with dust and empty tables. Now it is filled with 24 smiling, laughing students as Rider welcomes the esports (electronic sports) club. Esports is competitive gaming between people or teams. This new wave of gaming has brought many different types of students tog...

Carrillo corners the competition

Emmanuel Carrillo is a five-time national champion boxer who also plays multiple sports at Rider.

Meghan Helton, Reporter

February 20, 2020

Emmanuel Carrillo Jr., the freshman soccer player and cross country runner named after his father. He takes the field wearing black and gold, seemingly no different from the next athlete.  But he’s not always clad in school colors during competition. When he’s in the ring, he wears the color...

Happily Ever After

Nancy and Anthony Glassburn got married over winter break after being engaged for a little more than a month.

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2020

Once upon a time, Anthony Glassburn was a senior walking down the halls alone when he noticed Nancy Garcia, a junior at the time. He smiled at her every day just like he would one year later when she walked down the aisle on their wedding day.  The couple started dating last year, and on Nov. 11 Anthony went...

Q/A with Valentine’s Day couples: Wilson and Murillo

Karina Murillo and Daine Wilson dance during the senior skit pep rally in the fall.

Meghan Helton, Reporter

February 13, 2020

With Valentine’s Day this week, the Rider Chronicle sat down to interview many Rider couples about their relationship. Seniors Daine Wilson and Karina Murillo have been together for almost a year with their anniversary approaching in March. They discussed favorite memories, what annoys their partner ...

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