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How to Save a Life

February 5

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By Peter Mikhael Athletic trainer Maria Rosanelli grabbed the automated defibrillator bag sitting on the desk across the office door and ran to the football field. She stopped near the 30-yard line where a student lay faced down, turne...

New Dance Created for Underclassmen

February 3

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By Isabel Costian and Noah Pokorney Sophomore Anna Maupin made a beeline for the dance floor as the first few notes of "Jailhouse Rock" began playing out of the oversized speakers. Maupin and her plaid-covered friends laughed and danced to the 1957 Elvi...

New Debate Coach Inspires Students

January 29

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By Deemah Pulak Balloons, confetti and music flooded the room as new Speech and Debate coach Laura Coker walked into her room awe-struck. For receiving her Master’s degree, Coker’s third period class planned out a faux graduation par...

Museum Exhibits Student Artwork, Music

January 23

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By Deemah Pulak Sophomore Gwyneth James nervously waited for her grandmother to pick up three pieces of paper from the 20 laid faced down on a table in rectangles, each containing a noun. With those three words, James would create a drawing that now hangs at the Dallas Museum of...

Richardson Sends Four Students to All-State Choir

January 16

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By Deemah Pulak Junior Dylan Kirk trudged back to the waiting room from his sight reading audition, thinking he hadn’t done very well. Advancing from Area, Kirk and three other Richardson choir students auditioned for the Texas All-State Choir t...

Band Director Linley Leaves

January 11

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By Mubarrat Choudhury Senior Andrew Ly looked up at his director Tim Linley, ready to practice his UIL piece for the final time with him before Linley left Richardson. After two and a half years as Richardson's Head Band...

Weekly Photos

December 13

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Seniors, Freshmen Bond over Health Science Meeting

December 8

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By Deemah Pulak Freshman Clemence Le Mener hurried toward the cafeteria as soon as the 4:10 p.m. bell rang. It was the first after-school Health Science meeting of the year, but something about it seemed strange. “Usually at...

Richardson Students “Hang Out” with Students in Japan

December 2

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By Madeline Chalkley  Mihoko Yamamura’s AP and Pre-AP Japanese Language students sat in two rows at the back of her classroom in front of a Toshiba laptop. They eagerly waited for a Google Hangout call from a group of students from Chosei High School, a Japanese school located ...

Academic Decathlon Defends District Title

November 21

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By Isabel Costian A group of students woke up earlier than usual Wednesday morning to compete at the annual Academic Decathlon district competition. Richardson beat the other three schools defending the district title. Richardson beat Pearce by 34 points w...

Health Science Students Attend HOSA Conference

November 4

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By Madeline Chalkely It was 11:30 p.m. in Tyler, Texas, and senior Aisleen Menezes gathered in a hotel room with HOSA Area Officers running around in a frenzy trying to piece together the last minute details for the next ...

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