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Class Officers Announced

March 25, 2015

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By Mubarrat Choudhury Students spilled into the Eagle’s Nest during both lunches, crowding around the candidate list to vote for class officers last Friday. After a long week of campaigning, the student council tallied the vo...

Students’ Short Film Shown at Film Festival

March 18, 2015

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By Haley Yates In eighth grade, juniors Abbie Vandruff, Calvin Hebst and Poom Wattanapan came up with an idea for a film that explained the different stages of grief. They would reflect the stages through a group of friends, each...

Students’ Artwork Exhibited at Gallery

March 17, 2015

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By Deemah Pulak Senior Siobhan O'Casey slowly walked through the Texas Visual Arts Association (TVAA) Downtown Art Gallery staring in awe at the intricate pieces of artwork, doubting that her art would ever be there. Every year, ou...

Orchestra Sweeps at Regionals

March 3, 2015

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By Deemah Pulak The Philharmonic Orchestra stood up and cheered as orchestra director Cathy Wiechmann stepped onto the bus and held up the shining trophy. Both Philharmonic and Chamber orchestras took sweepstakes at the 2015 UIL Regional competition hosted by Rockwall Heath. “We were all very excited when we found out,” ...

How to Save a Life

February 5, 2015

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By Peter Mikhael Athletic trainer Maria Rosanelli grabbed the automated defibrillator bag sitting on the desk across the office door and ran to the football field. She stopped near the 30-yard line where a student lay faced down, turne...

New Dance Created for Underclassmen

February 3, 2015

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By Isabel Costian and Noah Pokorney Sophomore Anna Maupin made a beeline for the dance floor as the first few notes of "Jailhouse Rock" began playing out of the oversized speakers. Maupin and her plaid-covered friends laughed and danced to the 1957 Elvi...

New Debate Coach Inspires Students

January 29, 2015

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By Deemah Pulak Balloons, confetti and music flooded the room as new Speech and Debate coach Laura Coker walked into her room awe-struck. For receiving her Master’s degree, Coker’s third period class planned out a faux graduation par...

Museum Exhibits Student Artwork, Music

January 23, 2015

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By Deemah Pulak Sophomore Gwyneth James nervously waited for her grandmother to pick up three pieces of paper from the 20 laid faced down on a table in rectangles, each containing a noun. With those three words, James would create a drawing that now hangs at the Dallas Museum of...

Richardson Sends Four Students to All-State Choir

January 16, 2015

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By Deemah Pulak Junior Dylan Kirk trudged back to the waiting room from his sight reading audition, thinking he hadn’t done very well. Advancing from Area, Kirk and three other Richardson choir students auditioned for the Texas All-State Choir t...

Band Director Linley Leaves

January 11, 2015

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By Mubarrat Choudhury Senior Andrew Ly looked up at his director Tim Linley, ready to practice his UIL piece for the final time with him before Linley left Richardson. After two and a half years as Richardson's Head Band...

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