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Despite Pandemic, Class of 2020 has Grad Ceremony
RISD Students March at Berkner Park

RISD Students March at Berkner Park

June 5, 2020

Berkner Park was silent for nearly nine minutes while each person in the crowd took a knee and held a fist in the air. Among family and friends, high school students from Richardson, Mckinney and Allen...

APES Students Clean Cottonwood Park, Test Water Quality

APES Students Clean Cottonwood Park, Test Water Quality

March 6, 2020

When Laura Lee tested the water quality at Cottonwood Park for an AP environmental science project, she realized that this assignment went beyond the classroom. The results showed that the environment...

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Theatre Magnet Changes Name
Archilla Makes Directorial Debut with ‘Legally Blonde’

Archilla Makes Directorial Debut with ‘Legally Blonde’

February 25, 2019

With the roaring applause dying down, director Erik Archilla walked onto the auditorium stage, flowers in hand, to congratulate the seniors of his first-ever musical.The Theatre Magnet chose Legally Blonde,...

Richardson Reads Hosts Dave Eggers

Richardson Reads Hosts Dave Eggers

October 15, 2018

Author Dave Eggers' smirked at senior Wilmer Mejia Maldonado when he asked if he had a phone, then brandished a flip phone over his head like a trophy while the student body erupted into laughter and applause. Eggers,...

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Varsity Basketball Makes it to Regional Tournament for first time in 33 years
Boys Basketball Heads to Regional Tourney for first time in 33 years

Boys Basketball Heads to Regional Tourney for first time in 33 years

March 5, 2020

Jumping out to a 17-11 lead at the end of the first quarter, the boys basketball team never trailed en-route to a 79-58 win against Waxahachie to qualify for the Regional tournament for the first time...

Varsity Football Notches Win in First Game

September 17, 2019

With senior Cameron Turner catching three touchdowns, and going for 138 receiving yards, the Eagles won their season opener against Nimitz 48-27.Senior quarterback Lukas Mulvey threw three touchdown passes...

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Senior Installs Meditation Garden to Provide Students Stress-Free Space
Cruisin’ to the Show

Cruisin’ to the Show

February 15, 2019

Walking into the famous annual Las Vegas car show for the first time, auto tech students Samuel Howard, Esgar Angel and Navid Alam were immediately captivated by the big rimmed trophy trucks modified for...

Going APES over new space

Going APES over new space

December 10, 2018

  Hands streaked with dirt, Kathleen Cutting works on her soil lab measuring pH levels with colorful tabs filled with chemicals in the new greenhouse that sits on the roof. The 2016 bond granted...

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Crimson Tide Cashes in on Past Success

Jacob Richman, Staff Sports Writer
December 13, 2017

On Sunday, the College Football Playoff committee showed they are still stuck in the 1970s by giving the Alabama Crimson Tide the 4th seed in the playoff. Alabama is one of, if not the greatest college football programs in the country with 16 national championships, but that shouldn't be a factor in who gets to play on the biggest stage in the FBS. Should the Cowboys be allowed in the Super Bowl...

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The FCC’s Dangerous Decision on Net Neutrality

Alex Nowak, Staff Writer
December 13, 2017

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the agency would vote to undo Obama-era net neutrality rules on December 14. The rules keep companies like Verizon, Comcast and other large internet service providers (ISPs) from slowing down websites or otherwise controlling users overall internet experience. The FCC board should vote to maintain current net neutrality regulations...

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Tussling with Rules Against Transgender Athletes

March 3, 2017

Euless Trinity’s Mack Beggs shines a light on the growing debate surrounding transgender athletes. The 17-year-old wrestler is transitioning from female to male, but the UIL rules have forced him to wrestle females based on his birth certificate. He won the state UIL wrestling meet last Saturday to cap an undefeated season. These one-sided matches are not entertaining nor fair to any of the opposing...

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