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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...

Q/A with Head Girls Basketball Coach Kendall Webb

Coach Kendall Webb at last year's girls basketball game.

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer

October 30, 2019

With basketball season about to start, The Rider Chronicle sat down with head girls basketball coach Kendall Webb to ask a few questions about him entering his promising third year. The Lady Raiders have a Saturday scrimmage and begins the regular season on Nov. 9. Q: How long have you been coachi...

10 Unknown Things About the Library

10 Unknown Things About the Library

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer

October 23, 2019

Although the library is in the middle of the school, some features of Rider’s library remain unknown to the students and the staff.  Here’s a list of 10 great things about the library you may not have known about.  3D printer  One of the newest things to the library this year is a 3D printer t...

Q/A with Rider Principal Dr. Cody Blair

Dr. Cody Blair is looking forward to the next school year.

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer

August 22, 2019

Dr. Cody Blair is beginning his second year as Rider High School's principal. With many changes underway, The Rider Chronicle sat down with Dr. Blair to address his plans and goals for the school year. Q: What do you think has made this school successful so far?  A: The key to all of our success is o...

Teens Swiping Right

Teens Swiping Right

Emily Dillard, Reporter

April 16, 2019

The famous dating app ‘Tinder’, known for its swiping left and right feature, has been around since 2012. Adults who either want to try something new and or find it hard to meet people in the ‘real world’ usually end up on this app or one of the many others. Although meant for 18 and up, it has bee...

Dress-Up or Dress Out

Dress-Up or Dress Out

Sheridan Allen, Reporter

November 27, 2018

Dress-up days have been a tradition at Rider for more than 32 years, and with a wide variety of students at Rider, it’s not a surprise that some participate, while others don’t. For senior Seth Allen, participating is hard because he doesn’t know what days are dress-up days and what the the...

Reaching the Finale for the First Time

Reaching the Finale for the First Time

Dei Seamans, Reporter

March 26, 2018

When Rider High School's JROTC team received an email at the beginning of March they were ecstatic, for it revealed that they had qualified for the final round of the 2017-2018 JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl. This is the first time Rider has won the opportunity to compete at the national level i...

A Note Above the Rest

A Note Above the Rest

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief

January 22, 2018

The anticipation had risen, it was time to see if he would measure up. He had spent the last eight months preparing for this moment, and it all came down to this one audition. Then it was a waiting game. After auditioning earlier in the day, Junior Austin Taack sat among some of the best high school...

“Do it For Those Who Can’t”

Jacob H. Wooten, Reporter, Website Manager

January 25, 2017

Giving back is what the Rider Raiders were all about on September 17th, 2016 as they raised awareness about ALS by taking part in the annual Muscle Walk. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is a disorder involving the death of neurons that control voluntary muscles and causes many inabilities ...

In The Home Stretch

With a 19-1 victory, senior Megan Barmore hits a single against Old High.

Miranda Darné, Managing Editor

May 23, 2016

“Y’all please laugh because this is going to be funny.” Senior and softball manager Cortney Wood walked up to the pitcher’s mound readying herself to throw the first pitch of the game, the softball players cheering her on. With nervousness taking over, she hesitated to throw, choosing to...

Hey, What’s That Smell?

In Forensic Science, the class did a study of human decomposition where they used pieces of meat left out for several days to simulate maggot growth on a human body. “Seeing the maggots as soon as Weber rolled it over was really disturbing,” senior Amber Dorsman said. “It was kind of interesting, just really nasty.”

Lilia Ruiz and Shannon Pyle, Reporter and Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 23, 2016

Preparations were made. The windows were all closed. All the rooms surrounding the courtyard were warned. It was all ready. As the Forensic Science students walked out onto their crime scene the first thing they noticed was the smell. “Sometimes you’re going to come up on a crime scene where ...

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