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Despite Pandemic, Class of 2020 has Grad Ceremony

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 following Texas pandemic requirements for events. Each stage had a camera crew, photographer and announcers to record and document each student's walk. Photo credit: Yessi Lipscomb

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 following Texas pandemic requirements for events. Each stage had a camera crew, photographer and...

RISD Students March at Berkner Park

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 gathered to mourn the death of George Floyd, and demand change to the law enforcement system. When...

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

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

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 for the first time in 33 years. They lost to a Permian team who was on fire from three and were able...

APES Students Clean Cottonwood Park, Test Water Quality

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

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 was being directly impacted by the community and what they were putting into the water.As part of A...

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

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

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 in 33 years.The Eagles had five players who scored in double figures overwhelming Waxahachie, who had w...

Trust Fall

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

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 with Davis Michelle, her second partner. This year Desperados started regularly switching partners ...

Superintendent and Students Discuss School Issues in First PTA Sponsored Meeting

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

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 soda for the students.This year's district theme is RISD Say Something, so the PTA board invited S...

Senior Installs Meditation Garden to Provide Students Stress-Free Space

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

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. His idea culminated in a meditation garden installed in the courtyard between A and B halls t...

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 beginning of the year including a lathe to shape a pole for something that robotics is creating. “The...

District Looks to New App to Curb Vaping

In an to effort give students an anonymous way to report things like vaping, bullying, and violence, a district committee unveiled an app named

Destini Grayer

October 3, 2019

In an to effort give students an anonymous way to report things like vaping, bullying and violence, a district committee unveiled an app named "Anonymous Alerts" at the beginning of the school year.The RISD website says “Anonymous Alerts® allows students or parents to quickly, easily and anony...

Theatre Magnet Changes Name

In hopes of more accurately representing the program, The Theatre Magnet changed their name to The Theatre Collective. Photo courtesy of The Theatre Collective

Mia Lynn

October 2, 2019

In hopes of more accurately representing the program, the Theatre Magnet chose to change their name to The Theatre Collective. A committee including the theatre directors, current and past students, and parents had three meetings where they discussed the future of the program and its importance to the co...

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