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Dozens of students changing learning environment

Choir students practice social distancing in class

Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief

September 24, 2020

As the first six weeks of school draw to a close, several Wichita Falls Independent School District families have opted for their students to change instructional methods beginning this Monday. About 100 Rider students will be altering their learning methods for the second six-week grading period...

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...

First Rider Student Tests Positive for COVID-19

First Rider Student Tests Positive for COVID-19

Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief

August 26, 2020

Wichita Falls Independent School District (WFISD) confirmed its second case of coronavirus in a press release on Wednesday night. The statement revealed that the student attended both Rider and the Career and Education Center (CEC), and that all student and staff contacts have been notified of their low...

One last story

One last story

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

May 15, 2020

I never thought being Editor-in-Chief for The Rider Chronicle meant complaining about the lack of writing involved in the position. Freshman me is definitely rolling over in the grave hearing herself complain about not writing. A lot of my job is talking to people. From heart-pumping stories about a...

2020 Graduation information released

2020 Graduation information released

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

May 6, 2020

Since the start of school closure, the question of graduation has been up in the air. To the relief of many, the news of a graduation ceremony lifted their spirits.  “My reaction was overjoyed and it’s important to me because it brings my family and friends close,” senior Autumn Howells said....

A direct relationship

Mr. Baskin watches former students Ashley Flores and Lily Tran complete a lab in AP Physics 1.

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

April 1, 2020

Every year,  Randy Baskin begins his Honors Physics class the same way. He asks the students what the most important word in the English language is before tying all their responses back to a single word: relationships. For Baskin, relationships between people, places and experiences have shaped...

Decision to remove courses causes discontent on campus

Decision to remove courses causes discontent on campus

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

February 28, 2020

Wichita Falls Independent School District (WFISD) is officially cutting a few Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors courses offered at Rider for the 2020-2021 school year.  The decision to do away with AP European History, AP Seminar, AP Environmental Science, Honors Creative Writing, Honors Physics and...

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...

Putting the Pep in Spring

Putting the Pep in Spring

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer

January 29, 2020

Although out of the norm for Rider’s students, the school will be having the first and only spring pep rally of the year Friday to help show love and support for the spring sports. “I want to stress that we’re doing this to make sure that the spring sports really know that we’re supportin...

Feel the beat

Freshman Brandon Harris practices over the summer, putting in hours of work.

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

December 16, 2019

During football season, the sound of loud drums tapping in time can be heard from the practice field across the neighborhood. The loud boom of the metronome is overpowering when approaching the turf.  However, there is one person on the field who can’t hear the ticking behind them. Freshman Brando...

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...

Guest Column: How can the student section improve?

Senior Peter Nguyen is the host of this year's pep rallies.

Peter Nguyen, Guest

October 17, 2019

Senior Peter Nguyen, the student council president shares his views on the student section and how to improve it in this guest column.  If you’ve ever attended one of football’s home games and stood in the student section, you’ll know how loud and proud we can get. By that, I mean we’re pretty q...

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