Corey Murray

Corey Murray

Daniel Drzycimski, Staff Writer
April 15, 2014 • 142 views
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Corey Murray carefully places a hook through a red and black, plastic worm and slings his fishing rod around his side. He hears the familiar whiz of his line flying out into the water and, as it hits the bottom of the pond, he slowly brings his bait in, bumping it along the bottom the entire way. Just... Read more »

Kameron Alston

Kameron Alston

Talley Flowers, Staff Writer
March 6, 2014 • 123 views
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Taking a few deep breaths, junior Kameron Alston prepares to sing at the final concert for Texas All State. He is one of thousands of musicians that have made it through all four rounds of the competition and into the choir. Alston... Read more »

Briana Mendoza

Briana Mendoza

Daniel Drzycimski, Staff Writer
February 24, 2014 • 94 views
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Rotating the lens to zoom in better on her subject, senior Brianna Mendoza focuses her time into her photo editor position for The Rider Online. Mendoza also works outside of school, not only editing and choosing photos, but going to locations and even students’ houses to take pictures. “I’ve... Read more »

Allison Ward

Allison Ward

Ka'Leif Hodge, Staff Writer
February 21, 2014 • 295 views
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After entering first period, sophomore Allison Ward gives herself a shot of insulin, the first of her daily seven. On January 18, 2010, doctors diagnosed Ward with Type 1 diabetes. Every day since, she has had to take several precautions, like giving herself shots to keep her blood sugar level stable. She... Read more »

Bailee Meals

Bailee Meals

Ashley Richardson, Staff Writer
February 4, 2014 • 213 views
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Sophomore Bailee Meals’ morning routine takes longer than other students. Meals has a genetic disease called Cystic Fibrosis, also known as CF. Every morning she wakes up and does a daily treatment for her CF. Meals, diagnosed with CF at five months old, continuously got misdiagnosed by doctors.... Read more »

Drake Milligan

Drake Milligan

Gracie Long, Staff Writer
January 22, 2014 • 339 views
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Putting on an Elvis costume and gelling his hair, sophomore, Drake Milligan slips into his blue suede shoes while he prepares for another show. Milligan performs as an Elvis tribute artist. He sings, acts and dances just like Elvis. “I saw an Elvis impersonator one time by accident and really... Read more »

Orlando Bobo

Orlando Bobo

Kyle Manning, Staff Writer
January 20, 2014 • 239 views
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Junior Orlando Bobo takes his position behind the defensive line. Looking out towards the opposing team, Bobo must anticipate the offense’s movements, and cut them short. Bobo played defensive linebacker for JV football, but his activities have ranged from shot put to debate to broadcast journalism.... Read more »

Randy Rosenstein

Randy Rosenstein

Madison Fountain, Personality Editor
January 13, 2014 • 147 views
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Jew… ish. Although raised with Judaism as his household religion, senior Randy Rosenstein celebrates both Christian and Jewish holidays. Going to the synagogue on high holidays such as Hanukkah, Rosenstein feels a strong pull to his heritage, but continues to respect his mother’s Christianity as... Read more »

Michael Darmon

Michael Darmon

Kenzie Cowan, Staff Writer
December 20, 2013 • 162 views
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Sophomore Michael Darmon steps onto a dark, blank stage, rehearsing the lines in his head for “Urinetown” by Greg Kotis. Brainstorming the possible ways he can make his acting skills even stronger, Darmon acts out his new part over and over, preparing for rehearsal later that night. Darmon began... Read more »

Austin Kiefer

Austin Kiefer

Billy Stevens, Staff Writer
December 10, 2013 • 239 views
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Tongue trilling, freshman Austin Kiefer warms up his voice and gets ready to sing. Kiefer’s new single “Wonder” released on iTunes Nov. 22, 2013. His new song proves worthy by his fans who are crazy about his love story breakup song, with “Wonder” being his debut on iTunes, and his first chance... Read more »

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