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Theatre Magnet Changes Name

In hopes of more accurately representing the program, The Theatre Magnet changed their name to The Theatre Collective. Photo courtesy of The Theatre Collective

Mia Lynn

October 2, 2019

In hopes of more accurately representing the program, the Theatre Magnet chose to change their name to The Theatre Collective. A committee including the theatre directors, current and past students, and parents had three meetings where they discussed the future of the program and its importance to the co...

Archilla Makes Directorial Debut with ‘Legally Blonde’

Senior Morgan Peterson throws her hands up in the number

James Nagele

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, a musical that has a strong message about women empowerment, as their spring play along with a ne...

Richardson Reads Hosts Dave Eggers

Author Dave Eggers debates the pros and cons of techonogly with the student filled crowd. Photo by Chad Byrd

Daphne Lynd

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, whose book "The Circle" deals with issues surrounding technology, was selected for...

Gender Bender

Carlos Gutierrez, Linden Dodson and Sam Mostellar play the witches in the theater department's production of

Noelle Yancy

October 4, 2018

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

Seniors Nathan May and Julia Butcher play Gomez and Morticia Addams during the annual school musical

Avocado Marian

February 12, 2018

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 Lone Star Youth Winds Orchestra. Lone Star is a group of 80 of the best band students in the north Texas community. Photo by Daphne Lynd

Lihem Amlak, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017

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 Sophia Falies and Junior Madison Triplett rehearse lines before performing

Madison Triplett

November 8, 2017

  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

In the Area C UIL marching competition, the band made 15th out of 24 competing bands in an area that boasts multiple state finalists every year. Talon Photo by Brantley Graham

Rose Nagele

December 15, 2016

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

Junior euphonium-player Adam Pobanz made All-Region, along with a record 49 other band members this year. Photo by Henry Carpenter

December 13, 2016

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

Junior Ken Osadon plays his trombone as he marches across the field. The band finished 19th at the Area competition. Photo by Chad Byrd

October 31, 2016

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

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October 30, 2016

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Golden Eagle Band Places Third at Desoto Competition

Junior Kordell Pope grips his bass clarinet as the marching band marches to Set 5 at the Desoto Marching Classic on Saturday, where Richardson placed third. Photo by Brantley Graham

October 11, 2016

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...

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