The Talon

Theatre Advances to UIL District

March 27, 2014


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By Sarah Oprysk After hosting UIL Theatre for the first time, Richardson High School advanced to District after competing on Thursday and Friday. "Every year before, we've practiced and practiced, only to get somewhere where we don't know the layout," said Theatre Magnet director Erik Archilla. "Our techies ...

Talent Show Showcases Students

March 4, 2014


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By Nate Beer As freshman Becca Nash took center stage and sang Idina Menzel's "Let It Go," the crowd's enthusiastic cheers were almost deafening. A yearly event, the Talent Show showcases some of the hidden artistic talent Richardson students have to offer, and acts as a fundraising activit...

Theatre Magnet Performs for Elementary Students

March 2, 2014


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By Sarah Oprysk The Richardson Theatre Magnet presented "The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales" on February 25. The magnet's sophomore class was split by class periods so that students could perform the shows back-to-back. Each role also had understudies in case of characters got ...

Theatre Magnet Puts On “Shrek the Musical”

February 6, 2014


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When junior Griffin Camacho, who played the title role in "Shrek the Musical" didn't show up for school, people wondered whether or not the Thursday night opening would even happen. With the now-infamous RHS Plague in full swing, the Shrek cast was no exception to the more than 600 students repor...

The Semester in Pictures

The Semester in Pictures

December 30, 2013


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From energetic school pep rallies to controversial global events, from old rivalries to new traditions, through renovations and additions to the staff, Richardson wasted no time in making memories in the fall of 2013. As the school moves into the new year, the following is a summary of the semester that...

Theatre Magnet Puts On Phobia House

Theatre Magnet Puts On Phobia House

October 31, 2013


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The same apprehension of watching the first few minutes of a horror movie sifted through the people shuffling through the auditorium doors, towards the eerie music echoing screams. Friends clung to each other or nervously laughed off their fear as they entered the fog-filled void. Every year, Theatre...

Theatre Magnet Presents Hallo Wonderland

Theatre Magnet Presents Hallo Wonderland

October 31, 2013


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With sets painted in themes ranging from Dr. Seuss to "The Wind in the Willows," actors waited in various posts along the hall for their cues. At the other end of the hall, children watched each set of characters perform before reaching a jackpot of candy. "Hallo Wonderland," an original interactive...

Theatre Magnet to Present ‘The Tempest’ with Professional Director

Theatre Magnet to Present ‘The Tempest’ with Professional Director

October 16, 2013


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The storm
 whirled, flinging the students from one side of the ship to the other as they
recited the ancient lines of Shakespeare’s "The
 Tempest." The play, which opens October 17, will be the first theater play
 directed by a professionally paid female director, Debbie Ruiz Esparaza. Al...

School Prepares for Homecoming

School Prepares for Homecoming

October 4, 2013


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Senior Brianna Edwards walked into her math class dressed in flag colors, blending into the blue, red and white being worn by her classmates. That was ‘Merica Monday, the first Homecoming spirit day of the week. “My favorite day was ‘Merica Monday - it was just such a great day," junior...

Eagles Prepare for Pearce

Eagles Prepare for Pearce

September 27, 2013


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Students cheered and screamed as master of ceremonies Owen Nesbitt announced the next performance. Like any other pep rally, students were encouraged to miss class to show their school pride. This year, however, the energy from the students was powered by the desire to crush J.J. Pearce – the ...

Eagle Dynasty Pep Rally

Eagle Dynasty Pep Rally

September 13, 2013


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The stands shook as students jumped and screamed at the school first Pep Rally. The theme – Eagle Dynasty. The event included performances by cheerleaders, Eaglettes, Eagle Guard, Legacy, Step Dance Team, MBC and, as always, the band. “I’m really pumped for today’s pep rally,” Senior Ty Meeks said. “We played a great game against Allen last year and I really hope for a repeat of that.” Tonight the Eagles draw Allen, the number two team in the nation. “Our kids are goin...

RHS Holds First Annual Back-to-School Picnic

RHS Holds First Annual Back-to-School Picnic

August 30, 2013


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RHS students and teachers from every club and organization gathered Wednesday evening around a long line of tables running the length of the football field setting up t-shirt tables, banners, props and trophies while marketing their programs. Under a scorching sun, families and members of the RHS...

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