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Gender Bender

Gender Bender

Noelle Yancy

October 4, 2018


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While swords clashed, actor Kira McKnight chokes a male actor in the theater department's production of "Macbeth," which reversed the gender roles to show women in positions of power. Theatre Director Cliff McClelland spun the Shakespearean play so character's roles were rewritten for the opposite...

Addams Family

Addams Family

Avocado Marian

February 12, 2018


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For the annual musical, the theater department put on the "Addams Family" February 1-4 with the help of art department, choir, dance, orchestra and band.The "Addams Family" cast and crew spent about two and a half months building, painting, sewing, and learning lines to get the show stage-ready."It’s r...

Band Sends Record 12 Musicians to Prestigious Youth Orchestra

Band Sends Record 12 Musicians to Prestigious Youth Orchestra

Lihem Amlak, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


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After hours of practicing and student auditions, the band had a record 12 students accepted into the prestigious Lone Star Youth Winds (Lone Star). Lone Star Youth Winds is a group of 80 of the best band students in the North Texas community who get the opportunity to rehearse with professional directors...

Junior Directing Wave

Junior Directing Wave

Madison Triplett

November 8, 2017


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  The Junior Theatre Magnet class, with only 13 students, put on a series of three plays on last Thursday as part of the magnet's Junior Directing Waves. Three students are responsible for choosing, directing and producing three different plays. "It was fun," Junior Sophia Falies said,...

Striking a New Chord

Striking a New Chord

Rose Nagele

December 15, 2016


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By Rose Nagele Sitting in the parking lot of the Mesquite Memorial Stadium, the Golden Eagle Marching Band cheered and laughed as their director, Jesus Marquez, danced and whooped after revealing the results of the most important competition of the past 2 years. In the Area C UIL marching competi...

Band Sets High Standard at All Region

Band Sets High Standard at All Region

December 13, 2016


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By Jacob RichmanA record 50 Richardson musicians made All-Region Band, paving the way for 15 band members to audition for area.Freshman All Region: Ella Martin- Flute, James Nagele-Flute, Logan Williams- Euphonium, Alexander Ly-Clarinet, Lily Schaefer-Clarinet, Anita Renaud-Alto Saxophone, Lexie Wolff-...

Band Finishes Season at Area

Band Finishes Season at Area

October 31, 2016


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By Jacob Richman The Golden Eagle Band finished 15th out of 26 at the Area C marching contest at Mesquite Memorial Stadium. This puts an end to a much improved season for the band, who finished third place earlier this year at the Desoto Marching Classic and received superior ratings at the Region...

Theatre’s ‘By the Bog of Cats’ Plays in the Blackbox Theatre

Theatre’s ‘By the Bog of Cats’ Plays in the Blackbox Theatre

October 30, 2016


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Golden Eagle Band Places Third at Desoto Competition

Golden Eagle Band Places Third at Desoto Competition

October 11, 2016


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By Jacob Richman The marching band placed third in the 29th Annual Desoto Marching Classic Competition last Saturday. The band's show, "For Whom the Bell Tolls", is a mix of classical pieces including "Bells for Stokowski" and "Russian Christmas Music".   "The marching show is a lot better this...

Band Holds Annual Marching Fundraiser

Band Holds Annual Marching Fundraiser

September 26, 2016


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By Jacob Richman The Golden Eagle Marching Band took to the streets surrounding the school for their annual March-A-Thon fundraiser on Saturday. The 190 members of the band marched five kilometers and entertained local supporters with private concerts. "Community support is everything," band d...

Winter Guard Excels At First Competition

Winter Guard Excels At First Competition

March 15, 2016


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By Elizabeth Benitez Freshman Nancina Tyler nervously smiled as she tossed a rifle high in the air as part of her solo in front of the watchful judges. After weeks of hard work and practice, Winter Guard competed at its first competition this year on February 6 at James Bowie High School and pl...

Two-Time Choir Students Advance to State

Two-Time Choir Students Advance to State

February 26, 2016


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By Heiress SmithFor the second year in a row, junior Bethany Jelinek, and senior Dylan Kirk made the annual All-State Choir Competition. Jelinek earned 2nd chair, Soprano 2, and Kirk earned 4th Chair, Tenor 2, placing them in the All State Mixed Choir. "I'm very excited," Jelinek said. "It's a lot of pressure ...

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