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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


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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


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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


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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


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  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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Tacky Tuesday

Tacky Tuesday

October 25, 2017


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By Madison TriplettStudents dressed up as Buddy the Elf and the Easter Bunny and many other tacky holiday costumes in support of homecoming week."Christmas is coming up soon and it's also a really festive holiday "Junior Gabrielle Steagall said. " Plus I had a lot of things just laying around the house"...

RHS Starts Off Spirit Week in Costume

RHS Starts Off Spirit Week in Costume

October 24, 2017


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By Lilli HuebnerStudents milled into the school building donned in tulle and spandex for the first day of homecoming spirit week. Dressed as characters from their favorite shows and movies, RHS students kicked off spirit week."I've gotten a lot of complements, I think this is the most I've talked to pe...

Grant Funds Bands New Uniforms

Grant Funds Bands New Uniforms

Isjina Luckett, Staff Writer

October 18, 2017


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  Marching Band members received new uniforms this year through the RISD bond, the first time they have been updated in 11 years. Drum Majors Francesca Williams and Nick Crothers recieved applause from the crowd as they walked out on to the auditorium stage wearing the new uniforms at The Spring...

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