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End of the Year Recap

June 7, 2014


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2013-2014: The year of the snake horse. The year of Twitter, Snapchat and Flappy Bird. The year of Look-a-douches and vomitty kids. The year RHS students came together through the power of social media and owned dis bish.Quick shout-out to the seniors – foamy fountains and SKAing everywhere –...

Hashtag Prom Two Kay Fourteen

Hashtag Prom Two Kay Fourteen

May 23, 2014


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By Haley Yates Twitter knows it. Instagram knows it. Even ancient old man Facebook knows it. Hashtag Senior Prom Two Kay Fourteen is here. Time to whip out your best concealer and your $200 prom shoes – the ones you bought last February. Prom is an important day for every teenager, and it isn...

Edgefest Makes A Happy Haley

May 2, 2014


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By Haley Yates Fourteen bands, two stages and thousands of people filled the Toyota Stadium in Frisco Saturday. Among the sweaty crowds of local alt/indie rock junkies, teens and twenty-somethings fangirled over a diverse Edgefest lineup. The lineup brought together punky alternative tweens and th...

I Will Marry Annie Clark

March 21, 2014


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By Haley Yates On my way to the House of Blues Friday night, blasting Dallasite St. Vincent's new self-titled album "St. Vincent," I looked over to my friend sitting in the passenger's seat and a smile blew up on my face. Annie Clark – who goes by her stage name St. Vincent – was in Dallas ...

New Year’s Resolutions Everyone Makes and Nobody Keeps

December 31, 2013


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New Year's Eve is the night where everyone vows to never ______ again, or to stop ______ing or to ______ less. Even though we all high five about it when the ball drops, turning over a new leaf doesn't stem from the motivation you get from one foggy night of making up new rules to commemorate a new you. I'm go...

A Procrastinator’s Guide to Last Minute Shopping

A Procrastinator’s Guide to Last Minute Shopping

December 24, 2013


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[starbox] After Thanksgiving, the air begins to smell like mint and Santa's rosy cheeks and beady eyes pop up all around you - on coffee mugs, umbrellas, scented lotions, paper towels, and anything else marketing directors think will get a kick out of little old ladies who love Christmas-themed crap. Little gin...

Lessons to Remember

Lessons to Remember

December 17, 2013


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[starbox] As finals week loudly creeps up on students, senior Emily White reads through DNA replication in her 9th edition AP Biology textbook as she outlines how new DNA is created from leading and lagging strands. White also finds online chapter outlines to be very helpful. Having avoid...

Snow Daze

Snow Daze

December 11, 2013


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[starbox] A brisk wind blew through the UGG filled hallways Thursday afternoon, and a rumor – nay, a sense of hope – spread that an icy wonderland would encompass the metroplex, resulting in every high-schooler's dream – a snow day. Teachers bet on it. Students prayed for it while they co...

United We Stand, Offended We Stand Closer

United We Stand, Offended We Stand Closer

November 20, 2013


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[starbox] After @RicharsonHS1 tweeted “RHS welcomes @JustinLookadoo for a special assembly on Wednesday,” I decided to look this guy up, and the website I stumbled across left me wondering if the PTA was trying to pull a somewhat cruel (or maybe funny) joke to tick off the students. Though it soon became evident Lookadoo was no ...

Haleyween Tips For Scary-Good Halloween

Haleyween Tips For Scary-Good Halloween

October 30, 2013


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[starbox] Halloween is the best holiday of the year. You get free candy from people you don't even like, nobody judges you for dressing weird, and its socially acceptable to scare the candy corn out of your friends. All the witch movies you watched as a kid are playing on Disney Channel, and sn...

Avoiding Another Middle East Catastrophe

Avoiding Another Middle East Catastrophe

September 9, 2013


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[starbox] The night sparkled with fluorescent red, blue and yellow lights while crowds of people gathered in the square. As people mingled, conversations blurred with one another. The cool breeze brushed each one of us softly, and I, at 12-years-old, felt right at home – my home for the holida...

The Super Human Inner Spirit in RHS

The Super Human Inner Spirit in RHS

September 8, 2013


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[starbox] While the movies we watch today about Superman or Batman might not themselves be real, the true spirit that powers these supermen is every bit as real as life itself. My favorite hero is the Terminator. For those who don’t know, the Terminator was a robot that looked like a human and...

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