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Environment Empathy

Environment Empathy

Jose Cruz, Staff Writer
January 20, 2017
Filed under Features, LBTV, Top Story

As laughter fills the classroom and the daily chatter of adolescence begins, junior Carissa Chavarria can’t take her mind off of what she considers a more important matter at hand. In the midst of a consumerized world preoccupied with the happenings of celebrity figures, junior Carissa Chavarria fin...

When Ps Look Like Qs

When Ps Look Like Qs

Hannah Shaffer, Features Editor
December 12, 2016
Filed under Features, Top Story

With the letters shifting and floating off the paper, senior Jeff Jameson strained his eyes and focused on trying to comprehend the words in his government textbook.   Jameson fits in with the one in five students who struggle with some form of dyslexia, a learning disability characterized by a d...

President-Elect Trump: Now What?

President-Elect Trump: Now What?

Sara Gerges and Lexi Ellis
November 9, 2016
Filed under Features

Donald J. Trump defied the political establishment on election night by being named the 45th president-elect of the United States. The billionaire businessman and inexperienced politician overcame 16 other Republicans during the primaries and was named the Republican nominee. Facing Democrat Hillary Clinton...

Getting to Know Donald Trump

Getting to Know Donald Trump

Hannah Shaffer, Features Editor
November 9, 2016
Filed under Features

A Timeline of Trump June 14, 1946: The Beginning of a President-Elect Mr. Donald John Trump was born on June 14, 1946 in Queens, New York, to parents Frederick C. and Mary MacLeod Trump. Feb. 14, 1983: The Opening of Trump Tower Trump Tower opens in the middle of Midtown Manhattan, New York Ci...

Beating Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Beating Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Kathryn Pedroza, Staff Writer
November 2, 2016
Filed under Features, Recent Stories, Top Story

At 21 years old, Ms. Jinna Danser, a Functional Academic Learning Support (FALS) teacher at Legacy, didn’t know she would have a year that would change and mold her as a person. She felt a knot in her neck and went to get it checked out. After her first appointment, the doctors sent her away sayin...

Becoming Vegan

Becoming Vegan

Grant Baker, Ben Schnuck, and Saella Ware
November 1, 2016
Filed under Features, Recent Stories, Top Story

Vegans, the final frontier. These are the voyages of three of the Rider Online Staff. Our one week mission: to explore strange vegan alternatives, to seek out foods without any animal byproducts, to boldly go where no sane human has gone before. The term vegan means to abstain from any and all animal products...

Sleepless in School

Sleepless in School

Shalavé Cawley, Features Editor
October 28, 2016
Filed under Features

Washing dishes for seven and a half hours really drains a guy. It’s almost midnight and senior Michael Peterson has just gotten home from his job at Mellow Mushroom. Unfortunately for Peterson, he can’t go to bed just yet. He has an essay due the next day in English, an essay he hasn’t even started....

Preparing for the SAT/ACT

Preparing for the SAT/ACT

Lexi Ellis, Staff Writer
October 26, 2016
Filed under Features, Top Story

College-bound students, like senior Kasie Haemker, often find themselves stressed out by the demands of high school. Haemker has experienced a particularly stressful senior year trying to balance college applications, SAT/ACT prep, homework, and extracurricular activities.  Colleges will accept scores from either the...

Melson Brothers: Two Generations of Siblings Enjoy Football Together

Melson Brothers: Two Generations of Siblings Enjoy Football Together

Jorden Melson and Jake Stacks
October 6, 2016
Filed under Features, Recent Stories, Sports, Top Story

In the fall of 1993, Coach Chris Melson and his younger brother Brandon got jobs coaching football at Ada Junior High. They spent their days teaching teenagers how to throw a spiral, catch passes and make tackles. Now, Chris Melson presides as Legacy’s Head Football Coach, and his brother Brandon ...

Solving the Procrastination Puzzle

Solving the Procrastination Puzzle

Ashley Bow, Staff Writer
September 28, 2016
Filed under Features, Top Story

After arriving home after another long day at school, junior Margaret Vo sets down her backpack in her room. She looks away from it and decides instead to spend the next hour on her phone watching YouTube videos and scrolling through Twitter. Finally, the guilt about her procrastination gets to her. Sh...