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Senior Accepted to Merchant Marine Academy

Senior Accepted to Merchant Marine Academy

Isjina Luckett

February 7, 2018

When Patrick Mishler was called down to the front office, he wondered what it could be about. As thoughts raced through his mind he walked into Chris Choat's office and saw his parents. Congressmen Pete Sessions was on the phone and told Mishler that he got accepted into the United States Merchant Marine...

DECA team advances to state

DECA team advances to state

Noelle Saenz

February 2, 2018

Thirteen out of 14 students are advancing to the Delta Epsilon Chi and Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) state competition. This is the most students that have made state since Lee Geffert became the RHS DECA sponsor four years ago. DECA is a student organization that trains emerging leaders a...

Magnet Showcase Attracts Incoming Freshman

Magnet Showcase Attracts Incoming Freshman

Marian Patterson and Madison Triplett, Staff writers

January 19, 2018

In an effort to encourage incoming freshman to join magnet programs, the school put on their annual magnet pep rally and showcase. Eighth graders from junior highs around the district came to watch the cheerleaders perform, listen to magnet leaders speak, and tour the campus. After the eighth graders...

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January 2, 2018

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AVID Showcases School for Guests

AVID Showcases School for Guests

Cathy Agarwal

December 20, 2017

The sound of excitement rippled through the air as the band played and students eagerly watched unfamiliar faces approach the front steps of the school. Staff members smiled as cheerleaders crowded the steps and held bright green, red, and blue signs in the air. The AVID students were ready. Richardson...

Dobie Toy Drive

Dobie Toy Drive

Noelle Saenz

December 15, 2017

National Honor Society and Student Council officers collected toys for three weeks through a 4th period contest to donate to Dobie Elementary for the 31st annual Dobie Toy Drive. The toys will be given to parents on December 14th. Dobie Primary is the only school in the district that provides every...

Band Sends Record 12 Musicians to Prestigious Youth Orchestra

Band Sends Record 12 Musicians to Prestigious Youth Orchestra

Lihem Amlak, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017

After hours of practicing and student auditions, the band had a record 12 students accepted into the prestigious Lone Star Youth Winds (Lone Star). Lone Star Youth Winds is a group of 80 of the best band students in the North Texas community who get the opportunity to rehearse with professional directors...

FCC Set to Vote on Repeal of Obama-Era Net Neutrality Regulations

FCC Set to Vote on Repeal of Obama-Era Net Neutrality Regulations

Elle Weeks, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017

  With a Republican majority, The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is set to vote December 14 on a plan to repeal landmark net neutrality rules enacted during the Obama Administration. The rules prevent broadband companies like AT&T and Verizon from slowing down or blocking certain...

APES moves into Portables

APES moves into Portables

Alex Nowak

November 8, 2017

Before environmental science teacher Tony Strohmeyer's old classroom was torn down, he would step outside and be greeted by a green house with hydroponic gardens, a pond built by former students, and an outdoor growing space. Now, when he leaves his new portable classroom, he is greeted by concrete walls...

Communications Downsized for Future Studio Upgrades

Communications Downsized for Future Studio Upgrades

November 3, 2017

By Summer Rains Brent Morton, the communication magnet teacher, had five communication students assist him in untangling a mess of an innumerable amount of wires for audio, video and more coiled in a tub while remodeling their new studio in A109. Dedicating the entire class period to the hefty feat, ...

Generation Swap Spirit Day

Generation Swap Spirit Day

October 26, 2017

By Lihem Amlak On the Thursday of Homecoming Spirit Week, upperclassmen dressed up as senior citizens, while underclassmen dressed up as toddlers. From walkers to diapers, students celebrated their school spirit through the halls of RHS. "I went all out and got some weird looks, but I liked sh...

Country vs. Rock N’ Roll

Country vs. Rock N’ Roll

October 26, 2017

By Noelle SaenzTo kick off the third day of homecoming spirit week, seniors Mirabella Miranda and Victoria Shirley both wore their favorite country attire to fit the theme of country vs. rock and roll. Students dress up as either a country singer or rock star. "I already had a flannel and cowboy boot...

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