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RISD School Board President Regina Harris tearfully reads a statement from Jeannie Stone following the boards vote to accept her resignation as superintendent of the school district. Photo credit: Savannah Armitage

RISD Board of Trustees Votes to Accept Resignation of Dr. Stone as Superintendent

Savannah Armitage December 13, 2021

At an emotion-filled school board meeting Monday night, the Richardson ISD Board of Trustees unanimously voted to accept the resignation of RISD Superintendent Jeannie Stone. In a joint statement with...

JROTC students walk towards their next destination during the afternoon to get started on their next activity of the day. Talon Photo by Jesus Serrano

JROTC goes to Camp Maxey

Jana Pulak December 9, 2021

With a rope gently sagging from one side of a creek bed to the other about 10 feet above the ground, Cadet Private Charli Warren tried not to think about how much trust she was putting into the one rope,...

At the Eagle-Mustang stadium, Anna Walker shoots the pep rally event as it was being projected on the video board next to her. The most interesting part of my job is all the spontaneous stuff while filming, Walker said. Photo credit: Savannah Armitage

Communication Magnet Controls The New Addition of Advanced Scoreboard

Jana Pulak December 9, 2021

As sweat beads dripped down Anna Walker's face, she readjusted the bulky camera hiked onto her right shoulder as she looked into the camera's viewfinder before she looked back towards the event in front...

During the 1st homecoming parade since COVID, the cross country team holds out their hands to high-five teachers passing by as they approach the judges stand, hoping to catch their eyes with their vibrant colored outfits. We were dressed up like we were on vacation, cross country runner, Maryam Kassem said. Photo credit: Mallory Derrick

1st Homecoming Parade Since COVID Raises Donations For RISD’s Clothes Closet

Jana Pulak December 9, 2021

Scorching in the Texas heat, the cross country team walked with their colorful tie-dye tank tops along with a pair of gigantic sunglasses and decorative hats. As they approached the judge's stands, Maryam...

On Wednesday, November 3rd, Richardson ISD’s updated mask policy went into effect for junior high and high schools in the district. Face masks are now encouraged but optional for all students and staff after the downward trend in active COVID-19 cases in RISD schools.

District Rescinds Mask Mandate for Secondary Campuses, All Campuses After Semester Break

Abigail Smith November 12, 2021

On Wednesday, November 3rd, Richardson ISD’s updated mask policy went into effect for junior high and high schools in the district. Face masks are now encouraged but optional for all students and...

Inspired by the TikTok trend called Devious Licks, students vandalized school property and are now facing criminal charges and school-related consequences. We are going to prosecute, and enforce the student code of conduct as harsh as we can, Principal Chris Choat said. Photo credit: Shea Southern

Students Vandalize School Following TikTok Trend, ‘Devious Licks’

Jana Pulak September 25, 2021

After several students were caught vandalizing school property, following the TikTok trend "Devious Licks," Principal Chris Choat made an announcement addressing the legal issues that will arise if students...

Esports Adviser Henry Vo and Overwatch Captain Greg Smith whisper to each other before the school board recognizes the team for their victory at Nationals. Talon Photo by Shea Southern

School Board recognizes Nuclear Eagles esports team after winning national tournament

Abigail Smith September 24, 2021

The Nuclear Eagles Overwatch A-team was recognized by the School Board on Monday for their win in last June's Electronic Gaming Federation High School tournament, after closely defeating rival school Crespi...

Senior Mya Johnson stands with Senior Marcellus Dennis after being named homecoming queen. Mya was crowned at the MacArthur home game to make up for missing the homecoming game after being contact traced. Talon Photo by Mallory Derrick Photo credit: Mallory Derrick

Homecoming Queen Leaves Before Halftime Ceremony Due to Contact Tracing

Leila Saidane November 12, 2020

As tears streaked through her makeup and down her cheek, senior Mya Johnson's dress twinkled under the stadium lights as she sat in her mom's car during homecoming halftime festivities. She was able to...

While Covid-19 has challenged the district to implement safety measures that make it possible for fall sports to begin on time, coaches and players have felt the impact of changes that the UIL has put in place. Talon Photo by Leila Saidane

Teams Begin Fall Seasons with Restrictions

Mia Lynn September 26, 2020

While Covid-19 has challenged the district to implement safety measures that make it possible for fall sports to begin on time, coaches and players have felt the impact of changes that the UIL has put...

PHOTO GALLERY: 2020 Graduation

PHOTO GALLERY: 2020 Graduation

Yessi Lipscomb, photographer June 8, 2020

Despite Pandemic, Class of 2020 has Grad Ceremony

Leila Saidane June 7, 2020

On a clear 97 degree day, RHS seniors had the opportunity to walk across one of three stages set up for graduation at Eagle Stadium. RISD administrators came up with a plan for the ceremony while still...

RISD Students March at Berkner Park

Leila Saidane June 5, 2020

Berkner Park was silent for nearly nine minutes while each person in the crowd took a knee and held a fist in the air. Among family and friends, high school students from Richardson, Mckinney and Allen...

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