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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


Filed under Lead, News

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


Filed under Features, Lead

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


Filed under Features, Lead

  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


Filed under Fall, Lead, Sports

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...

Teaching for the Stars

Teaching for the Stars

Daphne Lynd

November 21, 2018


Filed under Features, Lead

When physics teacher Derek Hammons visited the Johnson Space center, he saw the original Apollo control room which would send his career on a new trajectory. Hammons attended a teacher space camp called Lift Off early last summer where he began to pursue the idea that a job with NASA might actually...

One Win Away

One Win Away

Caeden Sargent

November 9, 2018


Filed under Lead, Sports

This season comes down to one of the most hyped football games in Richardson's history tonight at Eagle-Mustang Stadium against rival Lake Highlands.The matchup is the final game of the regular season has major playoff implications. Both the Eagles and Wildcats will go into this must-win game with reco...

So long, farewell, Auf Wiedersehen

So long, farewell, Auf Wiedersehen

Daphne Lynd

November 8, 2018


Filed under Lead, News

After teaching German in RISD for 11 years, teacher Kevin Smith got a call notifying him that German would no longer be offered as a class. “I kind of wondered what I was going to do because I had been a German teacher for so long, and it's kinda like ‘who am I’ if I'm not a a German teacher,"...

Eagles Fight for Playoff Berth

Eagles Fight for Playoff Berth

Caeden Sargent

November 2, 2018


Filed under Lead, Sports

After beating Berkner 34-20, the football team is in a playoff scramble for the fourth and final spot in the district as they head into tonight's game against Duncanville, the number two team in the state.Richardson, Pearce and Lake Highlands are in a three-way tie for 3rd place, all with records of 3-2 ma...

Richardson Reads Hosts Dave Eggers

Richardson Reads Hosts Dave Eggers

Daphne Lynd

October 15, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Lead

Author Dave Eggers' smirked at senior Wilmer Mejia Maldonado when he asked if he had a phone, then brandished a flip phone over his head like a trophy while the student body erupted into laughter and applause. Eggers, whose book "The Circle" deals with issues surrounding technology, was selected for...

Gender Bender

Gender Bender

Noelle Yancy

October 4, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Lead

While swords clashed, actor Kira McKnight chokes a male actor in the theater department's production of "Macbeth," which reversed the gender roles to show women in positions of power. Theatre Director Cliff McClelland spun the Shakespearean play so character's roles were rewritten for the opposite...

Third Times A Charm

Third Times A Charm

Daphne Lynd

September 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Lead

The law classroom has looked the same for the past six years, located in downstairs B-hall, trophies standing on every cabinet and banners screaming past successes hanging on the walls. For the past several years, the main changes have been the teachers leading the program. As a first generation college...

Football Team Wins Two Game in Row

Football Team Wins Two Game in Row

Caeden Sargent

September 16, 2018


Filed under Fall, Lead, Sports

Varsity football beat Garland last Friday 21-19 in the annual Homecoming game making it the first time since 2014 the team won more than one game in a season. "It's awesome – we won one game last year, and it's huge now that we've won two games in a row, and I love it," senior quarterback Logan...

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