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Reaching for the STARS

Reaching for the STARS

January 16, 2017

By Isabel Costian Senior Miranda Gavitt took a sip from her pink travel coffee cup as she gazed through the window of her lab, keeping a watchful eye on her experiment. Her necklace, shaped like a caffeine molecule, sparkled in the fluorescent lights of UT Southwestern’s Moss building. Six months later, lo...

TAFE Students Make State

TAFE Students Make State

January 11, 2017

By Deemah Pulak Members of the Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE) program competed at Denison HS in competitions related to teaching. Seven students moved on to the state competition which will take place in Arlington on February 17. "When me and my partner found out we made it to sta...

Weekly Announcements 1/3

January 6, 2017

Congrats to the varsity boys basketball team. They beat Lake Highlands Tuesday to move to 2-0 in district. They were led in scoring by Rod Gattis, Keaton Wallace, Xavier Elam, and Jalen Patterson. Christian Brown and James Flowers led in rebounding.This Friday at 7:30, help us pack the gym. Dallas Skyline will b...

Dr. Jeannie Stone Named Superintendent

Dr. Jeannie Stone Named Superintendent

December 16, 2016

By Braedyn Bruner Dr. Jeannie Stone has been chosen to serve as RISD's new superintendent. There will be a 21-day window before her position is finalized on January 9th during the new year. "I am honored and humbled to be asked to lead Richardson ISD," Stone said. "I sincerely love this school...

Striking a New Chord

Striking a New Chord

Rose Nagele

December 15, 2016

By Rose Nagele Sitting in the parking lot of the Mesquite Memorial Stadium, the Golden Eagle Marching Band cheered and laughed as their director, Jesus Marquez, danced and whooped after revealing the results of the most important competition of the past 2 years. In the Area C UIL marching competi...

Peer Mediator Coat Drive

Peer Mediator Coat Drive

December 15, 2016

By Estefania Uribe The peer mediators arranged a coat drive at the beginning of January, collecting sweaters, coats, and jackets from students and staff for the Richardson Coat Closet, who will give the coats to people in need. "It is a great opportunity to help people in need, especially in the...

Band Sets High Standard at All Region

Band Sets High Standard at All Region

December 13, 2016

By Jacob RichmanA record 50 Richardson musicians made All-Region Band, paving the way for 15 band members to audition for area.Freshman All Region: Ella Martin- Flute, James Nagele-Flute, Logan Williams- Euphonium, Alexander Ly-Clarinet, Lily Schaefer-Clarinet, Anita Renaud-Alto Saxophone, Lexie Wolff-...

Board to Announce New Superintendent

Board to Announce New Superintendent

December 12, 2016

By Braedyn Bruner In the coming weeks the Board of Trustees will select a permanent superintendent to replace Dr. Kay Waggoner who retired last June. Board President Kim Caston said the final decision will be based on characteristics that most closely mirror RISD. "A superintendent should lead w...

Staff vs Seniors Volleyball Game Is Set to Raise Money For Prom

November 17, 2016

By Jesus LuvianoThe annual staff vs seniors volleyball game, a fundraiser for the senior class, will be this Friday in the large gym. Tickets for the game are $2 and they can be purchased in D hall."All the money that is collect from the fundraiser will be used for prom," Coach Krissy Baker said. "Hop...

Wrestling Season Starts Off Slow

Wrestling Season Starts Off Slow

November 15, 2016

By Eric Cruz The wrestling team lost to Pearce and Byron Nelson at the first meet of the year. "Right now the guys need to use this start as motivation, to raise morale," Coach Mike Roach said. "We do a lot of conditioning in practice, and the results will come. We just have to continue to wor...

Cross Country Captain Advances to State

Cross Country Captain Advances to State

November 3, 2016

By Isabel Costian For the first time in more than 30 years, junior Henos Andebrhan qualified for the state cross country meet by placing 11th place overall and 2nd place individually at the regional meet on Saturday, with a 5K time of 16:08. Coach Elizabeth Brown said she was "incredibly proud ...

On-Level Physics Students Will Not Take Field Trip to Six Flags

On-Level Physics Students Will Not Take Field Trip to Six Flags

November 2, 2016

By Travis Pokorney Starting this school year, on-level physics students will no longer be able to attend the annual spring field trip to Six Flags Over Texas. "We wanted there to be an incentive to taking the AP course," physics teacher Lauren Martyn said. "We have had disciplinary issues with o...

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