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Robotics Magnet Gets Shop Overhall

Robotics Magnet Gets Shop Overhall

Ella Davis

October 4, 2019

Metal shavings fall to the floor of the Robotics room as senior Abby Ramirez shaves down a large piece of metal. Ramirez was using one of the many new machines that the Robotics Magnet obtained at the beginning of the year including a lathe to shape a pole for something that robotics is creating. “The...

Past Superintendents Discuss the District’s History with New Superintendent

Superintendent Jeannie Stone speaks as part of a conversation to educate the public about the RISD's history, accomplishments, and challenges. Photo by Chad Byrd

April 20, 2017

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

Senior Erika Torres crouches in preparation to defeat her opponent at a wrestling match. Photo by Alisia Cabrera

March 3, 2017

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

Senior Halle Hendry, pictured, was one of four students who advanced to state in the VASE competition for photography. Photo by Victoria Shirley

March 2, 2017

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...

Dining in Style

Culinary Magnet senior Hanna Thames records an order for a meal during Eagle Cafe. Photo by Daphne Lynd

February 27, 2017

By Emma Kilgore The Culinary Arts students are hosting Eagle Cafe, a restaurant inside the school open from 11:15am to 1:00pm every Friday through May 19th. The restaurant serves district employees and the community, and it is not open to students. The Eagle Cafe is open for dine-in or take-out in the...

Mock Trial Advances to State

Senior Mark Witte, along with ..., captained the mock trial team and helped it advance to state this month. Photo by Henry Carpenter

February 17, 2017

By Kazi Nassif The Mock Trial team advanced to state for the first time in four years this month at the George Allen Sr. Courts Building. The team competed in five rounds over the course of a week. Seniors Connor Jones, Prosper Osuchukwu, and Mark Witte captained the team. Juniors Addyson Bender...

Health Science Magnet Dissolves

The school's Health Science Magnet has been replaced by a program which is open to students from all of the high schools in the district. Illustration by Emma Jean Shuemake

February 16, 2017

By Isjina Luckett The school's Health Science Magnet has been replaced by a district-wide newly expanded health science program at the Richardson Methodist Continuing Care Campus. Now, students at any high school in RISD will be allowed to prepare for licensure or certification for employment in hea...

Dazzling Digital Divas

Senior Emily Chen volunteered for the Digital Divas competition, where girls solve levels with their knowledge of computer science. Photo by Brantley Graham

Daphne Lynd

February 14, 2017

By Daphne Lynd On Saturday morning, upstairs C hall was filled with coding, compiling and cupcakes. Four rooms were completely filled with females in front of computers, typing feverishly to finish their programming. The school hosted Digital Divas, an all-girls programing competition, for the fi...

Robotics Students Honed Their Skills

Robotics teacher Max Morales guides junior James Anyaso while preparing for the SkillsUSA competition. Photo by Victoria Shirley

February 8, 2017

By Isjina Luckett Robotics Magnet teacher Max Morales and 17 of his students will travel to Eastfield College for the SkillsUSA district competition on Friday to compete in urban search and rescue and mobile robotics. For the past three weeks, the robotics teams have been working to build their robots...

Forensics Students Learn to Solve ‘Murder Case’ Using Fingerprints

Teacher Allia Shelby reaches over to help senior Brighton Harding with her forensics lab. Photo by Collin Grant

February 6, 2017

By Travis Pokorney On Wednesday, the Forensic Science class took part in another one of its crime scene labs, where the students work together to solve a murder using the techniques they learn in class. They lifted two fingerprints in order to solve the case. Senior Lianna Meador said that the be...

Athletes Sign to Future Universities

Senior Esteban Cardoza signed to play baseball at Texas Christian University in the fall at a ceremony with eight other seniors on Wednesday. Photo by Chad Byrd

February 1, 2017

By Jacob Richman On National Signing Day, nine student athletes signed their official letters of intent to play collegiate sports. "I love the sport that I play, so it feels great to be able to play for four more years," senior volleyball player Riley Wertzberger said. The students earned roughl...

Bond Planning Continues

The Living Materials Center courtyard and Communications Magnet wing will be demolished to make space for more classrooms, because of the bond. Photo by Travis Pokorney

January 17, 2017

By Braedyn Bruner Meetings about the bond between administrators and construction workers are underway. The bond includes a revamping of the library, a multipurpose athletic facility, 21 new classrooms and four collaborative spaces which will include charging stations and casual seating. "I'm most e...

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