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Red Ribbon Week Dress Up Days

October 24, 2016


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By Caroline Cluiss This week is Red Ribbon Week, an annual week started to educate children and adolescents about the dangers of illegal drugs and to celebrate a drug free lifestyle. To celebrate this week, Richardson High School has 5 days for students and faculty to dress up. Tacky Tourist Monday...

Girl Up Steps up to Support the International Day of the Girl

October 24, 2016


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Deemah Pulak As a result of youth advocacy from around the world, in 2011 the United Nations declared October 11 the International Day of the Girl. Girl Up Clubs from around the world take part in the movement on this day, in hopes to unite and empower girls. At Richardson, the Girl Up Club create...

Truancy Court Reinstated After Increased Student Absences

Truancy Court Reinstated After Increased Student Absences

October 21, 2016


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By Travis Pokorney Students who are truant ten days or more in a six-month period will be sent to truancy court, a policy that has been reinstated this year by RISD after being abolished for the 2015-2016 school year because of increased absences. "Some people just need that extra nudge," assist...

Rio-Themed Pep Rally Wins A Gold Medal In Spirit

Rio-Themed Pep Rally Wins A Gold Medal In Spirit

October 17, 2016


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By Caroline Cluiss and Isabel Costian Climbing up the bleachers into the student section, senior Josh Dubose crinkled his nose, smelling the familiar scent of stink bombs planted under the bleachers before the Olympics-themed homecoming pep rally. The gym was filled with seniors, juniors, sophom...

Weekly Announcements 10/17

October 17, 2016


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Announcements for the Week of Oct. 17, 2016   Eagle Volleyball Tuesday (10-18) at RHS vs. Pearce JV/Fr A 5:30, Varsity/Fr B 6:30 *Senior Night (Tailgate at 4:30!!!)   Students: If you purchased a picture package from Lifetouch, and you didn’t receive your pictures from y...

Weekly Announcements 10/10

October 17, 2016


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Announcements for the Week of Oct. 13, 2016   "Winner of the Girl Up raffle contest is Kimberly Cruzaltc from the Senior class. Congratulations, you will receive your prize soon." Eagle Volleyball is Playoff Bound! After sweeping Berkner last night, our varsity team upped their district...

Eagles Soar To Rio With Homecoming Spirit Days

Eagles Soar To Rio With Homecoming Spirit Days

October 11, 2016


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By Isabel Costian Every year, there are specific dress-up days to encourage spirit among the students for homecoming festivities. This year's homecoming spirit days are as follows: Tie Dye Tuesday- wear tie dye clothing Welcome To My World Wednesday- wear multicultural clothing The Misfit...

Eagles Roll Out New Helmets

Eagles Roll Out New Helmets

October 3, 2016


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By Kazi Nassif The Eagles trotted out of the locker room last Friday wearing new white helmets adorned with a purple decal of an eagle's wings. The new helmets will be used in the future on a game-by-game basis. You can vote for Richardson High School's football helmet as the best in the DFW ar...

First Pep Rally Gives Students a Big Welcome

First Pep Rally Gives Students a Big Welcome

September 30, 2016


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By Emma Kilgore and Isabel Costian Deafening screams bounced off of the large gym's ceiling as the emcees continued the tradition of pointing the 'spirit stick' at different grade sections. The jungle-themed pep rally gave students a chance to let out all of their pent-up spirit with their voices...

Band Holds Annual Marching Fundraiser

Band Holds Annual Marching Fundraiser

September 26, 2016


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By Jacob Richman The Golden Eagle Marching Band took to the streets surrounding the school for their annual March-A-Thon fundraiser on Saturday. The 190 members of the band marched five kilometers and entertained local supporters with private concerts. "Community support is everything," band d...

AVID Fundraiser : In-N-Out

AVID Fundraiser : In-N-Out

September 23, 2016


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Hundreds of students lined up outside the cafeteria in the sweltering heat last Friday waiting for the AVID sponsored In-N-Out lunch. Approximately 700 tickets were sold to raise nearly $3500. The money raised from the AVID fundraiser will help students with college testing and scholarships, as well...

Freshmen To Be Excluded From Indoor Pep Rallies

Freshmen To Be Excluded From Indoor Pep Rallies

September 22, 2016


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By Kazi Nassif Because of a larger student body and a lack of space in the large gym, freshmen will not be allowed to attend indoor pep rallies. Freshmen will be allowed to attend the outdoor Homecoming pep rally. Principal Charles Bruner cited excessive heat and noise complaints from the surrou...

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