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Jenn Griffith is running for RRISD Trustee Place 7 this election year. With many leadership experiences in RRISD, Jenn Griffith believes that she would be a great candidate for this position.

Jenn Griffith Clamps Down on Student Health As November 3 Nears

By Amy Simon, Opinions Editor October 26, 2020

With yard signs advertising candidates placed in front yards, outside polling stations, and along the side of the road, it’s clear that it is that time of year again: voting season. This November, Jenn...

Danielle Weston is running for Board of Trustees Place 7.

Danielle Weston Centers Campaign on Serving Students

By Hannah Ashtari, Managing Editor October 25, 2020

Election season has returned to Austin once again, marked by the colder weather and falling leaves, along with lines of people that can be found congregating at polling places and winding around buildings....

After President Trump made a controversial comment during the presidential debate with regards to White supremacy, #ProudBoys flooded social media, propelled by gay men sharing their experiences in posts.

Gay Men Hijack Proud Boys Hashtag

By Triambika Dinakaran, Reporter October 22, 2020

During the presidential debate that took place on Wednesday, Sept. 29, President Donald Trump said “Proud Boys, stand back and stand by,” when asked by Chris Wallace and Joe Biden to denounce a White...

COVID-19 Infection Rates Rising Among Younger People

COVID-19 Infection Rates Rising Among Younger People

By Sarah Wollney, Reporter October 20, 2020

Since stay-at-home orders were put in place last March, the number of new COVID-19 cases in Texas has begun to stabilize. In response to this, Governor Greg Abbot began Phase III of reopening Thursday,...

East Coast Residents Endure Hard Hitting Hurricane Season

East Coast Residents Endure Hard Hitting Hurricane Season

By Amy Simon, Opinions Editor October 16, 2020

This hurricane season has been rough, with a record-breaking 10 hurricanes hitting the mainland U.S. two months before the end of hurricane season. A total of 21 hurricanes have made landfall around the...

Saanjali Majmundar ‘21, the Vice President of Outreach Club, is presenting virtually to an audience of members eager to do community service. Before the first meeting, she had to organize a Schoology conference alongside her team and come up with volunteering activities to execute during this chaotic year. “Right now, we have to think of things we normally would not do in order to provide members with as many unique volunteer opportunities as we can,

Outreach Club Holds First Meeting of Year

By Lipika Chatur, Reporter October 15, 2020

The Outreach Club held its first virtual meeting of the year on Wednesday, Oct. 7 using the conferences tab on Schoology. Even though virtual circumstances make it difficult to participate in community...

Kim Boen is running for RRISD School Board Place 1 this election year. With 33 years of experience teaching in the district, Ms. Boen believes it is time to give back to the community.

Kim Boen Makes Closing Coronavirus Education Gaps Campaign Keystone

By Amy Simon, Opinions Editor October 15, 2020

This November, RRISD voters will be able to choose a number of candidates for four open seats on the board of trustees. Kim Boen, a former teacher who taught in the district for 33 years, is running against...

The large fly lands directly on Pence's head. The vice president is oblivious to the unexpected visitor.

Pence’s Head Becomes Fly Hotspot

By Katie Hendler, Human Resources Director October 15, 2020

On Wednesday, Oct. 8, the vice presidential debate welcomed an unexpected guest. A fly landed on Vice President Mike Pence’s head. Immediately, the internet was “buzzing” with photos, jokes, and...

With the meeting presentation on one monitor, Marketing Director Ansh Purohit '21 speaks to members at the first general meeting. Purohit regularly sends out updates to members through social media and Remind to stay in constant virtual communication throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

National Honor Society Holds First General Meeting of Year

By Srilekha Cherukuvada, Dreamcatcher Editor in Chief October 13, 2020

The National Honor Society (NHS) held their first synchronous general meeting in four different groups differentiated by the last names of members. Members with last names starting A-F attended on...

Vice President Mike Pence and California Senator Kamala Harris faced off in the first and only Vice Presidential debate on Oct. 7.

Mike Pence, Kamala Harris Clash During Only VP Debate

By Hannah Ashtari, Managing Editor October 12, 2020

Vice President Mike Pence (R) and California Senator Kamala Harris (D) faced off in the first and only Vice Presidential debate of the 2020 election on Wednesday, Oct. 7. The candidates were seated twelve...

A George Floyd mural is created in Houston to commemorate the loss of his life.

Officer Charged of George Floyd’s Death Released From Custody in $1 Million Bond

By Amy Simon, Opinions Editor October 11, 2020

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was released from custody on Wednesday, Oct. 7, after being charged for George Floyd’s death. He was the last of the four officers to be released. Mr....

A digital image of an elephant (R) and a donkey (D) is shown representing the two parties quarreling.

Joe Biden Faces Trump in Heated Debate

By Amy Simon, Opinions Editor October 7, 2020

President Donald Trump and Joe Biden participated in the first of three presidential debates on Tuesday, Sept. 29, in Cleveland, Ohio. “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace moderated the 90-minute...

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