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Freshman get a Separate Pep Rally

Freshman get a Separate Pep Rally

October 5, 2017


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By Madison Triplett One of four pep rallies this year will be accompanied by freshman-only pep rallies during seventh period. The first one will take place Friday, October 13th in the large gym. Freshman pep rallies are the schools solution to over-crowding in the large gym during the event. "Could you im...

Eagle Stop Open for Business

Eagle Stop Open for Business

October 3, 2017


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By Summer Rains To encourage student and staff participation, Principal Chris Choat is replacing the Talon 200 raffle board with a more inclusive program called Eagle Stop. The Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) team is focused on creating an atmosphere where all positive beh...

Richardson Reads with Bergner

Richardson Reads with Bergner

Daphne Lynd

September 29, 2017


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By Daphne Lynd New York Times best selling author Daniel Bergner stood in front of AP English students and choir members to discuss his book and how writing it impacted him as a part of Richardson Reads One Book. The librarians and teachers who set up this event coordinated with Richardson Reads ...

Camp Golden Eagle Pep Rally Kicks off Game Against Pearce

Camp Golden Eagle Pep Rally Kicks off Game Against Pearce

September 28, 2017


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By Marian Patterson As Justin Bieber's Despacito made the gym floor shake, theater teacher Eric Archilla applied sunblock to his nose and Coach Beth Brown put on her cowboy boots for their emcee performance at the first pep rally as camp councilors of Camp Golden Eagle. Preparation for the pep ra...

Teachers and Principals Greet Students as They Arrive to School

Teachers and Principals Greet Students as They Arrive to School

September 9, 2017


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By Marian Patterson With a back drop of street protesters in front of the school, this morning administrators, school staff and members of the marching band assembled to greet students as they entered saying they wanted to shine a positive light and bring the focus back to the students. The Golden...

Senior Informational Dinner

Senior Informational Dinner

September 7, 2017


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By Isjina Luckett The RHS PTA is hosting a Senior Informational Night Dinner & Auction on September 14th at 6:30pm in the cafeteria. Senior principal Elise Curry will be talking to parents about what will be going on throughout the year up to graduation. "It's very important for the parent...

RISD Schools Collect Items for Hurricane Harvey Victims

RISD Schools Collect Items for Hurricane Harvey Victims

August 28, 2017


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By Deemah Pulak In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, RISD and the RISD Council of PTAs launched a project to engage families across the district who wanted to help hurricane and flood victims in southeast Texas which flooded 50 counties. "I'm all for it," Assistant Principal Mike Westfall said. ...

Former RHS editor assaulted while covering Austin protest

Former RHS editor assaulted while covering Austin protest

Daphne Lynd

August 26, 2017


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By Daphne Lynd Former RHS yearbook editor Chase Karacostas was assaulted while reporting on a student protest for the Daily Texan, the student newspaper at the University of Texas. Karacostas was interviewing a student at the protest for Texas Senate Bill SB4 – a sanctuary city law. As Karacostas report...

Picnic Perfect for the Principal

Picnic Perfect for the Principal

Daphne Lynd

August 25, 2017


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By Daphne Lynd In a symbolic gesture, Former Principal Charles Bruner gave the RHS Spirit Stick to Chris Choat at the annual back-to-school picnic, ushering in a new era for the school. The picnic kicked off with teens and parents mingling and looking at the different booths as student groups showed...

Past Superintendents Discuss the District’s History with New Superintendent

Past Superintendents Discuss the District’s History with New Superintendent

April 20, 2017


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By Isabel Costian Superintendent Dr. Jeannie Stone, former Superintendent Dr. Arzell Ball, and former Superintendent Dr. Carolyn Bukhair participated in a panel discussion moderated by Board of Trustees President Anne Foster last Wednesday to explain how the RISD has maintained excellence from its in...

Female Wrestler Advances to State for the First Time in History

Female Wrestler Advances to State for the First Time in History

March 3, 2017


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By Caroline Cluiss Erika Torres confidently stepped onto the mat at the Berry Center in Houston and made history as the first and only female to wrestle at the state tournament. Torres and her teammates trained for the regional and state tournaments since they were freshman, and Torres said that w...

Photography Students Advance To State

Photography Students Advance To State

March 2, 2017


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By Isjina Luckett The Photography Magnet competed at the Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) and had four students qualify for the state competition. Eighteen competitors earned perfect scores, and 46 of the 55 RHS students who competed earned a medal. This is the only scholastic competition that t...

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