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RISD Board of Trustees Votes to Accept Resignation of Dr. Stone as Superintendent
District Rescinds Mask Mandate for Secondary Campuses, All Campuses After Semester Break

District Rescinds Mask Mandate for Secondary Campuses, All Campuses After Semester Break

November 12, 2021

On Wednesday, November 3rd, Richardson ISD’s updated mask policy went into effect for junior high and high schools in the district. Face masks are now encouraged but optional for all students and...

Students Vandalize School Following TikTok Trend, ‘Devious Licks’

Students Vandalize School Following TikTok Trend, ‘Devious Licks’

September 25, 2021

After several students were caught vandalizing school property, following the TikTok trend "Devious Licks," Principal Chris Choat made an announcement addressing the legal issues that will arise if students...

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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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RHS’s first F2F fb game and in season
Teams Begin Fall Seasons with Restrictions

Teams Begin Fall Seasons with Restrictions

September 26, 2020

While Covid-19 has challenged the district to implement safety measures that make it possible for fall sports to begin on time, coaches and players have felt the impact of changes that the UIL has put...

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

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

March 6, 2020

When the entire the Richardson student section rushed the floor after beating number one Duncanville, the team knew what they were capable of. They then proved it by making it to the regional tournament...

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JROTC goes to Camp Maxey
Communication Magnet Controls The New Addition of Advanced Scoreboard

Communication Magnet Controls The New Addition of Advanced Scoreboard

December 9, 2021

As sweat beads dripped down Anna Walker's face, she readjusted the bulky camera hiked onto her right shoulder as she looked into the camera's viewfinder before she looked back towards the event in front...

1st Homecoming Parade Since COVID Raises Donations For RISD’s Clothes Closet

1st Homecoming Parade Since COVID Raises Donations For RISD’s Clothes Closet

December 9, 2021

Scorching in the Texas heat, the cross country team walked with their colorful tie-dye tank tops along with a pair of gigantic sunglasses and decorative hats. As they approached the judge's stands, Maryam...

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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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