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The Back to School Picnic was the First In-Person Event Since the Pandemic Began

November 1, 2022

As cheer sponsor Jeff Bivins’ voice echoed through the football field speakers, the sidelines were filled with hugs and laughter as the school was reunited for the first time since the COVID outbreak.Students,...

On Thursday, the Richardson ISD Board of Trustees will vote on a proposal to purchase magnet-locked phone pouches to enforce the district cell phone policy.

District Leaders Propose Pilot Program Prohibiting Cell Phone Use in Secondary Schools

Savannah Armitage August 10, 2022

On Thursday, the Richardson ISD Board of Trustees will vote on a proposal to purchase magnet-locked phone pouches to enforce the district cell phone policy. Interim Superintendent Tabitha Branum, along...

RISD School Board President Regina Harris tearfully reads a statement from Jeannie Stone following the boards vote to accept her resignation as superintendent of the school district. Photo credit: Savannah Armitage

RISD Board of Trustees Votes to Accept Resignation of Dr. Stone as Superintendent

Savannah Armitage December 13, 2021

At an emotion-filled school board meeting Monday night, the Richardson ISD Board of Trustees unanimously voted to accept the resignation of RISD Superintendent Jeannie Stone. In a joint statement with...

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...

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 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...

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...

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