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RHS Holds First Annual Back-to-School Picnic

RHS Holds First Annual Back-to-School Picnic

August 30, 2013

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...

Wildflower! Festival

Wildflower! Festival

May 16, 2013

This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of Richardson’s annual Wildflower! Art & Musical Festival. The festival features music from various genres - classic rock, R&B, Texas blues, funk, pop, alt-rock, folk and Americana. Wildflower! not only features live music, but also local artwork y...

Eaglettes Dance In Annual Spring Show

Eaglettes Dance In Annual Spring Show

April 17, 2013

As Sarah McLachlan’s song “I Will Remember You” played, senior captain Sophie Kollaja hung her purple-sequined hat on a wooden “stick-chick” and blew her rhinestone-covered whistle, marking the end of the 56th annual Eaglette Revue. “Revue was really fun, but very high intensity,” Kollaja sa...

Talent Show Spotlight

Talent Show Spotlight

March 8, 2013

The color changing spotlights flashed across the stage, electronic music filled the auditorium, a mini-mosh pit formed in the front – and it was only intermission. Every year, the senior class officers host a talent show to show off the unique skills of the students. Senior Demir Candas and junior...

Chamber Orchestra Three-peat Win for UIL Sweepstakes

Chamber Orchestra Three-peat Win for UIL Sweepstakes

March 5, 2013

In single file fashion, the Chamber orchestra walked from stage left toward their seats. The chairs were positioned in semi-circle rings around the conductor's podium where the ensemble's director, Sara Long, would lead the group to their third consecutive Sweepstakes at the 2013 UIL competition. "I...

Life of Pi

Life of Pi

December 11, 2012

Life of Pi” is a sweeping film that takes viewers on an emotional roller coaster. Based on the book by Yann Martel, director Ang Lee takes you through the journey of young Pi, a boy whose goal in life is to find God. Adult Pi (Irrfan Khan) tells a young writer about his journey as a boy across the se...

Music Program Gathers Fifth Graders for Recruitment

Music Program Gathers Fifth Graders for Recruitment

December 5, 2012

The orchestra sat in formation, quietly practicing the four pieces they have rehearsed for their performance. Richardson orchestra director Sara Long stepped onto the podium and raised her arms to conduct the first piece. Hundreds of antsy fifth graders eagerly waited for their performance. "As part...

Students Enjoy Unique Thanksgiving Day Traditions

Students Enjoy Unique Thanksgiving Day Traditions

November 26, 2012

Senior Carson Zerwekh has not missed a Turkey Trot since she was ten years old. She spends the rest of Thanksgiving day watching the TiVo’d Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with the rest of her family that come to visit from California. They eat Carson’s uncle’s hand-fried turkey and stuffing while...

Junior directing wave

Junior directing wave

November 19, 2012

By Victoria Dennis One act plays performed and directed by the juniors of the Theatre Magnet have officially kicked off with their first set of directing “waves.” Each wave consists of about four shows directed by a junior from the magnet. They have been part of the curriculum for seven years...

RHS Orchestra honors veterans and celebrates members

November 15, 2012

On Tuesday, November 13th,  the orchestra program performed their winter concert. The program featured all four orchestras, but the focus was on the Chamber orchestra and its members. For the first time in a decade, the Richardson High School Chamber Orchestra entered into the State Honor Orchestr...

Theatre Magnet puts on traveling show

Theatre Magnet puts on traveling show

November 5, 2012

by VICTORIA DENNIS A touring show performed by the Theatre Magnet titled, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged” finished their tour with a performance at RHS for Senior AP English classes. According to theater director Cliff McClelland, this is the first touring show that the ...

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