News

Community garden competes for grant

Community garden competes for grant

By Desiree Flores | Spring time is coming and science teacher Misty Belmontez had a chance to work with Katy Philbrick and her DATA architect students to help design the TR Community Garden. Belmontez came to Philbrick and asked if this would be something her and her students would like to do as their first major project. “We […]

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Riders represent at Special Olympics

Riders represent at Special Olympics

By Kayla Rudd | On Friday April 1, the PALS, some of the JROTC cadets, and the Special Education department left the school to Blossom Athletic Center help with and participate in the Special Olympics. Senior Tyree Thomas sang the National Anthem in front of all the schools, parents, and students who were there for the […]

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Six students place at UIL district

Six students place at UIL district

By Clarizza Cuellar and Giovanni Deprizio | Six students placed at the University Interscholastic League (UIL) district academic meet last weekend. The students who placed anywhere between first and third head to regionals. Junior Cameron Sapp and senior Otoniel Trejo are two of the students who placed high enough to qualify for regionals. Trejo placed second […]

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Students get chance to interact with poets

Students get chance to interact with poets

By Juan Villanueva | During the last two weeks, various students from all grade levels had a chance to connect with poets Sandra Cisneros and Carmen Tafolla. On March 28, after being invited by RackSpace, the first group of about 17 students, received the chance to attend a luncheon, sponsored by Gemini Ink, to interact […]

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Features

Coming home: Philbrick returns to design in old neighborhood

Coming home: Philbrick returns to design in old neighborhood

Coming Home: various alumni have returned to teach or lead here at our campus. This is the third part story in this multi-part series. This is the story of DATA architecture teacher Katy Philbrick. By Juan Villanueva | While growing up, Katy Philbrick was always a quiet, hard-working person and still is. “I was a good child, I liked to […]

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Teachers share challenges of hearing loss

Teachers share challenges of hearing loss

By Kayla Rudd | Have you ever wondered what it would be like to teach while being hard of hearing? Some teachers know that feeling of teaching while either being hard of hearing or being part deaf. It’s not always an easy thing to cope with as a teacher. Both Chemistry/Forensics teacher Sarah Chandler and […]

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Travel, family top Rider bucket lists

Travel, family top Rider bucket lists

By Kayla Rudd | Time and life go on and on together as one. At some point through death of loved ones or our own health problems, we think of mortality. We all think of what we would like to do before we die. Here are some items on Rough Rider bucket lists. “I want to […]

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Science Teacher Carey Minchew Turns 12

Science Teacher Carey Minchew Turns 12

By Juan Villanueva | Carey Minchew is a one of a few who get to celebrate their birthday every four years, being a leapling. Despite the fact of being of being born on February 29, the loud, talkative and friendly science teacher says he feels no different nor does he ever miss out on his […]

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Sports

Boys make final preparation for playoff

Boys make final preparation for playoff

By Tia Crumley and Tionne Henderson

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Boys earn spot in playoffs

Boys earn spot in playoffs

From Staff Reports | After a 71-63 victory over Lee Monday night, the varsity boys basketball team have earned themselves their first playoff spot in 12 years. “It feels great to be in the playoffs,” Coach Chris Medina said. “Hard work and sticking to the program pays off in the end.” Finishing 6-6 in district, […]

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Students believe in Spurs’ season

Students believe in Spurs’ season

By Kayla Rudd | As the Spurs come off a season of 55 wins and 27 losses, they have made an amazing comeback this season. They already have an outstanding 43 wins and only eight losses this season. The reason the team is doing so well is because they work as a family and work […]

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Boys to play Madison tonight in district tiebreaker

Boys to play Madison tonight in district tiebreaker

A video by Tia Crumley and Tionne Henderson | The boys, 4-4, will take on Madison, 4-5 at home in the gym tonight.

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Entertainment

Lucille Ball’s Legacy Lives On

Lucille Ball’s Legacy Lives On

By Juan Villanueva | Born in 1911, Lucille Ball is perhaps best remembered by her character of Lucy in old sitcoms such as I Love Lucy, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, Here’s Lucy, The Lucy show, and Life With Lucy, with these only being a few of many roles she played in during her full career. After her career took off during […]

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The Walking Dead Season 6 Finale Review

The Walking Dead Season 6 Finale Review

By Keegan Sheckler | Negan is officially here and officially insane and super duper charismatic oddly enough. With the new addition to the Walking Dead Universe, Rick Grimes and his group’s world just got a whole lot bigger and a whole lot more dangerous. Spoilers ahead. If anybody saw episode 15 “East,” they saw that […]

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Batman V Superman opens this weekend

Batman V Superman opens this weekend

By Keegan Sheckler | With only a few more days left before Batman and Superman face off, ticket sales are out the roof. Everyone who is hyped up for this movie is lining up to buy tickets for opening day March 25. Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is going to be the start of the […]

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Risen Proves Historically Accurate

Risen Proves Historically Accurate

By Keegan Sheckler | Just in time for the Easter season, comes a new Bible based movie, Risen. Shortly after the crucifixion of Jesus Christ (Cliff Curtis), a roman tribune named Clavius (Joseph Fiennes) finds out that the body of Jesus, after being placed in a tomb by a jewish group, is missing. Clavius goes […]

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