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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...

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...

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...

Eaglettes Compete in Annual Extravaganza

Kaitlyn Medina March 1, 2020

As the Eaglettes arrived at the Showtime International TVCC Extravaganza, many struggled to control their nerves.An annual competition, the Extravaganza showcases some of the best drill teams in the area...

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...

RHS hosts Hispanic Family Connection Night

Mia Lynn October 15, 2019

In hopes of making Hispanic families feel more involved and supported in school culture, various clubs held a Hispanic family connection night in the Library. "Our mission is to help them feel included,...

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...

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

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...

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

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...

Alumnus and world famous comedian Jeff Dunham came back to RHS to film an A&E documentary and present to students. Talon photo by Yessi Lipscomb

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...

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