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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...

Sophomore guard Cason Wallace slashes to the basket during first half action. The Eagles lost to a Permian team who was on fire from three and were able to hold Richardson's two top scorers to a combined 22 points. Photo by Leila Saidane

Varsity Basketball Makes it to Regional Tournament for first time in 33 years

Henry Patton March 6, 2020

When the entire the Richardson student section rushed the floor after beating number one Duncanville, the team knew what they were capable of. They then proved it by making it to the regional tournament...

As part of AP Environmental Science teacher Tony Strohmeyer's annual trip to Cottonwood Park, students not only cleaned up trash, they also tested the quality of the water through biological, physical and even chemical experiments. Talon Photo by Maddie Boyles Photo credit: Maddie Boyles

APES Students Clean Cottonwood Park, Test Water Quality

Charlotte Owens March 6, 2020

When Laura Lee tested the water quality at Cottonwood Park for an AP environmental science project, she realized that this assignment went beyond the classroom. The results showed that the environment...

Jumping out to a 17-11 lead at the end of the first quarter, the boys basketball team never trailed en-route to a 79-58 win against Waxahachie to qualify for the Regional tournament for the first time in 33 years. Talon photo by Leila Saidane

Boys Basketball Heads to Regional Tourney for first time in 33 years

Henry Patton March 5, 2020

Jumping out to a 17-11 lead at the end of the first quarter, the boys basketball team never trailed en-route to a 79-58 win against Waxahachie to qualify for the Regional tournament for the first time...

This year Desperados started regularly switching partners because the team is smaller. Desperado members had to develop trust with multiple partners rather than just one. Talon Photo by Ellery Ferguson

Trust Fall

Mia Lynn January 27, 2020

As Fake ID by Big and Rich blared through the speakers, senior Desperado Taylor Baxter was tossed in the air by her partner, Noah Franklin. As the second song began to play, Baxter switched to dancing...

Junior Lucy Lavigne and senior Madeleine Jones meet with superintendent Jeannie Stone along with other students to ask questions and discuss important issues as part of RISD Say Something. The PTA organized this event in the library and had popcorn and soda for the students. Talon Photo by Kaitlyn Medina

Superintendent and Students Discuss School Issues in First PTA Sponsored Meeting

Mia Lynn January 15, 2020

Students met with the PTA and RISD superintendent Jeannie Stone to ask questions and discuss important issues as part of RISD Say Something. The PTA organized the event in the library and had popcorn and...

When senior Jake Parrish had to come up with a project for his Eagle Scout badge, he immediately thought of an old idea he had about providing a place at RHS for students to escape stress and reduce anxiety. Talon Photo by John Hydrick

Senior Installs Meditation Garden to Provide Students Stress-Free Space

John Hydrick December 16, 2019

When senior Jake Parrish had to come up with a project for his Eagle Scout badge, he immediately thought of an old idea he had about providing a place at RHS for students to escape stress and reduce anxiety....

Robotics Magnet Gets Shop Overhall

Robotics Magnet Gets Shop Overhall

Ella Davis October 4, 2019

Metal shavings fall to the floor of the Robotics room as senior Abby Ramirez shaves down a large piece of metal. Ramirez was using one of the many new machines that the Robotics Magnet obtained at the...

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