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Senior Interns at Presbyterian, Methodist

December 18, 2014


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By Haley Yates Standing in the corner of a delivery room at Richardson Methodist Hospital, the smell of burning flesh filled senior Maddie Barnett's nose as doctors cauterized the pregnant belly of a patient. In the middle of a group of health science magnet students, she stared at the doctors usi...

New World, Second Chance

New World, Second Chance

December 16, 2014


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By Peter Mikhael Younes Latif watched as the sun calmly set when a bomb exploded in the market near his house. Younes ran after his older brother to examine the damage, but as he crossed the street, something heavy threw him to the sidewalk – a second explosion. “It sounded like when something...

German Student Experiences American Life

December 13, 2014


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By Isabel Costian "Mach deine Eltern und Trainer stolz. So etwas wirst du nie wider erleben." As German exchange student Paul Flachenecker stood on the sidelines waiting for his last Texas high school football game to begin, he thought to himself "Do your parents and coach proud. This is s...

A Model Student

November 13, 2014


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By Isabel Costian Running backstage at The Pin Show, an independent designers fashion show, senior Vaughan Ollier pushed through the racks of clothes and frantically dashed toward the runway, hoping not to miss her cue. Minutes later, Ollier strutted down the runway, shoulders pulled back while ...

Students Elected to National, State HOSA Positions

November 3, 2014


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By Deemah Pulak Bouncy, classy and enthusiastic. That’s how Health Science teacher Kathleen Lewis describes three students who represent the school in the HOSA council. Richardson alumni Christine Kim and seniors Aisleen Menezes and Jackson Durbin were selected from the 165,000 HOSA membe...

New Astronomy Class Created

October 3, 2014


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By Haley Yates Science teacher Dr. George Hademenos created a buzz around the school last year when he was selected to do research on a NASA mission. Now, he has taken his knowledge of space to teach a new astronomy class. Hademenos said the district has strongly encouraged expanding the aca...

Volleyball Dedicates Game to Breast Cancer Research

September 26, 2014


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By Isabel Costian The fourteen volleyball players stood to the national anthem just like the beginning of every other game. But on Tuesday night, they could not help but think of their friends and family who were lost to breast cancer and those who are still fighting it. The volleyball team...

Law Magnet Hires New Director

September 12, 2014


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By Madeline Chalkley It was 1989. Ben Fiedler was 32 years old, fresh out of The South Texas College of Law and ready to dive into the work force with a law degree in hand. Little did Fiedler know, however, that after practicing law for approximately 13 years in Civil Litigation and teaching in ...

Eason Appointed Junior High Principal

May 30, 2014


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By Peter Mikhael After six years at Richardson as assistant principal, Josh Eason will head to North Junior High beginning this fall. Eason said he's been ready for this position for three years, but has been waiting for the right opportunity. “I really wanted to stay in Richardson,” E...

Teacher to Study at Harvard

Teacher to Study at Harvard

April 30, 2014


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By Prescott Osuchukwu When law teacher Alexis Stern recently discovered that she had been admitted to Harvard University for graduate school, she found herself in complete disbelief. “The first person I told was my mother," Stern said. "I texted her because I was in complete shock. I didn’t ...

Student Works Displayed at Dallas Museum of Art

Student Works Displayed at Dallas Museum of Art

March 18, 2014


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By Haley Yates Seniors Anna Fields and Kristin Rundstein and junior Emily White were among the 60 students whose pieces were selected for display at the O'Donnell Foundation Young Masters exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art. Forty-nine studio art works, five art history essays, and five music t...

Seniors Taste Culinary Life

Seniors Taste Culinary Life

March 7, 2014


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By Haley Yates Last year, Culinary Magnet director Karen Hill created an internship program that provides interested culinary students with career specific opportunities that combine classroom instruction and industry experience. As interns, seniors Jessie Balcazar, Cierrah Washington and Austin ...

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