The Rider Chronicle

Rider Alum Shares Her Story

Nina Chapman is a Rider graduate who recently published a fiction book that referenced her youth  living in Wichita Falls.

Melina Stewart, Reporter

September 28, 2020

Nina Chapman didn’t always plan to be an author.  The native Wichitan who graduated from Rider in 1999 loved writing and telling stories, but admits she wasn’t the scholarly type and didn’t enjoy reading.  “I was just too squirrely. I think I have ADD I swear, but I love a good book now,” Chapm...

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...

Things to do in Wichita Falls A-Z

Things to do in Wichita Falls A-Z

Sandra Le and Mandy Huynh, Reporter and Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2020

The Coronavirus has canceled all of your Spring Break travel plans. Now what? Here is an A-Z guide to keep you busy over the break.  A- Arcade The Deep End costs only $5 for unlimited games. Don’t let the outside fool you! Maniac’s Mansion (TAG’s) is also another great option; it’s only $7 ...

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...

Rider admins weigh in on New Year’s resolutions

Rider admins weigh in on New Year's resolutions

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

January 15, 2020

Each new year, people around the world take the opportunity to make resolutions, setting a goal for what they hope to accomplish. It’s a wonderful time to reflect on the highs and lows of the past year and also to reach for personal growth in the coming year.  However, each person interprets New Year’s...

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...

A Series of Spooky Events

Maddie Nichols tries to crack the case during the first Murder Mystery event in Oct. 2018.

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

October 22, 2019

With Halloween right around the corner, seasonal festivities are underway. Rider High School has several “spooky” events that will be hosted by numerous student organizations. Murder Mystery returns for the second year Last year, Nerd Club hosted its first Murder Mystery party in which participants ...

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...

A Handmade Touch

Senior Aribah Tahir draws a personalized pattern with henna for her client.

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

October 10, 2019

Senior Aribah Tahir once only practiced henna, a paste used to make temporary tattoos, on her own hands. But then the Rider senior expanded into drawing the Middle Eastern body art onto interested students, carefully personalizing each pattern.  What began as a hobby five years ago has turned int...

Under One Roof

Mickey Limchitti (left) and Juhye Tak (right) are living together in Wichita Falls.

Sheridan Allen, Report/ Photographer

September 19, 2019

Before this year, Mickey (Slin) Limchitti and Juhye Tak were separated by 2,311 miles and the South China Sea.   Now, the Rider junior foreign exchange students, who consider themselves sisters, are separated by only a few feet. Tak lived in Seoul, South Korea, and Limchitti is from Bangkok, Thail...

Q/A with Rider’s foreign tennis players

Rider tennis player Axelle Jacquemin has thrived on and off the courts since moving from Belgium in August.

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2019

The Rider tennis team is diverse this year with three foreign students participating. Junior Coen Houtsma and his freshman brother Bas left the Netherlands more than a year ago, but this is their first year in the program.  Sophomore Axelle Jacquemin is a new asset to the team after arriving from Belgiu...

As High as You Can Go

Counselor Wendy Risner posing for a photo.

Mandy Huynh, Reporter

December 5, 2018

A counselor at Rider High School takes her education to the next level as she receives her doctorate degree.  With this, Wendy Risner becomes the third faculty member to earn the title, specifically in philosophy and counselor education at Texas Tech University.  She also has a bachelor’s in English...

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