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

Theatre Magnet Changes Name

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...

Senior Morgan Peterson throws her hands up in the number

Archilla Makes Directorial Debut with ‘Legally Blonde’

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,...

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

Richardson Reads Hosts Dave Eggers

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,...

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

Gender Bender

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...

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

Addams Family

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...

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

Band Sends Record 12 Musicians to Prestigious Youth Orchestra

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...

Junior Sophia Falies and Junior Madison Triplett rehearse lines before performing

Junior Directing Wave

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,...

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

Striking a New Chord

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...

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

Band Sets High Standard at All Region

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-...

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

Band Finishes Season at Area

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...

Theatre puts on

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

October 30, 2016

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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

Golden Eagle Band Places Third at Desoto Competition

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...

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