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Getting to Know Donald Trump

Getting to Know Donald Trump

Hannah Shaffer, Features Editor
November 9
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
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
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
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
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
Filed under Features, Recent Stories, Sports Stories, 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
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...

Think Healthy

Think Healthy

Alanna Zaskoda
September 19
Filed under Features

For some, the process of trying to lose weight or get fit can be a daily struggle. We live in a country that has a huge advertising industry that advertises unhealthy food as harmless with neon signs at every fast food joint and decorative wrappers. Because of this, Americans must  go out of their ...

Family Background Affects Students

Family Background Affects Students

Ashley Bow, Staff Writer
September 15
Filed under Features, Top Story

Sophomore Katy Thomas arrives home at 3:30 p.m after picking up her younger sister, Rachel, from school. She hurries down a hall to her room, shrugs her backpack onto the floor and kneels down to pet her dog who has been excitedly waiting all day for her to return home from school. She then leaves he...

Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11

Jacob Friedberg and Phillip Smith
September 9
Filed under Features

It started off as an ordinary September day but quickly turned to smoke-filled skies and streets full of terrified people. As the people of New York City started their daily routines, they were interrupted by a horrific terrorist attack. This attack would devastate the nation and change it forever....