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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...

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 Richardsons 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 Strohmeyers 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...

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