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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...

Dining in Style

Dining in Style

February 27, 2017


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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

Mock Trial Advances to State

February 17, 2017


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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

Health Science Magnet Dissolves

February 16, 2017


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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

Dazzling Digital Divas

Daphne Lynd

February 14, 2017


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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 Students Honed Their Skills

February 8, 2017


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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

Forensics Students Learn to Solve ‘Murder Case’ Using Fingerprints

February 6, 2017


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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

Athletes Sign to Future Universities

February 1, 2017


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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

Bond Planning Continues

January 17, 2017


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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...

Reaching for the STARS

Reaching for the STARS

January 16, 2017


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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...

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