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Trust Fall

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

Superintendent and Students Discuss School Issues in First PTA Sponsored Meeting

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 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

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

District Looks to New App to Curb Vaping

District Looks to New App to Curb Vaping

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

Theatre Magnet Changes Name

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...

Comedian Jeff Dunham returns to old stomping grounds

Comedian Jeff Dunham returns to old stomping grounds

Megan Smith

March 22, 2019

The biggest library fine Jeff Dunham ever paid was $10,000. As a little boy he wandered up to the Dallas Book Mobile, a traveling library sponsored by the Dallas Public Library, and checked out a book on ventriloquism. He read the book, taught himself how to be a puppeteer and never returned it. Years la...

BluePrint Gallery

BluePrint Gallery

Daphne Lynd and Brooklyn Samuels

March 1, 2019

Senior Lily Flandorfer’s six by four foot canvas was exhibited at the Blue Print Gallery in Dallas after hours of slaving away as she sketched, painted and perfected the piece. Blue Print sponsors a student event that stretches across the metroplex, where students are given the opportunity to sell t...

Archilla Makes Directorial Debut with ‘Legally Blonde’

Archilla Makes Directorial Debut with ‘Legally Blonde’

James Nagele

February 25, 2019

With the roaring applause dying down, director Erik Archilla walked onto the auditorium stage, flowers in hand, to congratulate the seniors of his first-ever musical.The Theatre Magnet chose Legally Blonde, a musical that has a strong message about women empowerment, as their spring play along with a ne...

RISD Board Settles Lawsuit, Changes How Board Members are Elected

RISD Board Settles Lawsuit, Changes How Board Members are Elected

Megan Smith

February 19, 2019

After a lawsuit was filed by former board member David Tyson to change the district's at-large voting system, RISD board members voted unanimously on Feb. 5 to settle and move to a single-member district system for school board elections. The agreement provides for a new electoral system consisting...

Cruisin’ to the Show

Cruisin’ to the Show

Megan Smith and Sasha Mulisa

February 15, 2019

Walking into the famous annual Las Vegas car show for the first time, auto tech students Samuel Howard, Esgar Angel and Navid Alam were immediately captivated by the big rimmed trophy trucks modified for off road races.Auto tech teacher Mark Mester took his students to the Specialty Equipment Market As...

Going APES over new space

Going APES over new space

Daphne Lynd

December 10, 2018

  Hands streaked with dirt, Kathleen Cutting works on her soil lab measuring pH levels with colorful tabs filled with chemicals in the new greenhouse that sits on the roof. The 2016 bond granted the AP Environment Science (APES) program a new space, one that came with a rooftop greenhouse,...

Football Finishes with 5 Wins

Football Finishes with 5 Wins

Caeden Sargent

November 30, 2018

After notching five wins, the most in Head Coach Greg Pel's tenure, the football team will head into the off season with ever-growing expectations for continued improvement. Missing the playoffs by only one game, varsity finished the season 5-5, and 3-4 in district play. "After the win against...

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