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Carle Health Methodist Hospital in Peoria.

New Technology Used to Detect Early Signs of Lung Cancer at Peoria’s Carle Health

Anda Wattanakit, Writer March 5, 2024

Peoria’s Carle Health Methodist Hospital recently celebrated the success of its use of an advanced lung cancer screening technology. The hospital is the first in the region to use a device called ION...

How Social Media Endangers Peoria and the World

Theresa Bartelme, Feature Writer December 11, 2023

On March 9th, there was a gun threat at a school. The school was not locked down, but the teacher simply shut the classroom door. The following day, a teacher explained that a student posted the gun threat...

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce

Jackie Contreras, Sports Writer December 6, 2023

Travis Kelce is dishing about Taylor Swift’s big night at the Chief’s game. Just days after the 12-time Grammy winner attended the NFL player’s Sept. 24th Kansas City Chiefs game, where she sat alongside...

Take a Step Back in Time: Students Examine the History of Richwoods

Take a Step Back in Time: Students Examine the History of Richwoods

Emma Patterson, Writer October 30, 2023

Richwoods offers numerous clubs, all for different interests. Historical Society, sponsored by Mr. Bowlby in room 250, focuses on restoring the few pieces of Richwoods' history we have left. It takes place...

Colleen Ballinger: Power Dynamics in Parasocial Relationships

Tyler Weaver, Writer October 24, 2023

YouTube star Colleen Ballinger, known for creating the character Miranda Sings, has been called out for her inappropriate behavior and conversations with fans. Multiple victims have come out with screenshots...

Student Perspectives: Security Measures in Schools

Rebecca Kravetz, Writer October 23, 2023

As school shootings become more prevalent across the nation, measures of security have been put into place by Peoria schools in order to ensure students’ safety. For example, at our own high school,...

Dr. Clarkson- Teacher of the Year!

Dr. Clarkson- Teacher of the Year!

Kamryn Ragains, Editor in cheif May 19, 2023

Recently, a Richwoods teacher received two very prestigious awards.   Dr. Kelsey Clarkson won the Donald M. Phares Award which goes to the most outstanding educator Peoria Public Schools.  It is truly...

Mr. Crusen playing baseball for Monmouth College

Mr. Crusen is back at Richwoods!

Andrew Lee, Feature Editor May 19, 2023

Mr. Crusen is our new assistant principal for the Sophomore class! Before obtaining his position to positively influence RHS students, he was a hard-working teacher and coach for ten years. When asked...

Students and chaperones posing in front of an I heart San Juan sign in Puerto Rico.

PPS Students Take a Trip to Puerto Rico

Kamryn Ragains, Editor in chief March 1, 2023

Peoria Public School students and teachers pose for a picture in San Juan, Puerto Rico. On January 12th, 2023, Richwoods students accompanied by six Peoria High students two Manual students, and five...

Mental Health in Hispanic Culture

Leah Gutierrez, writer January 17, 2023

In modern society, mental health has become an easier topic to discuss and an important conversation in households. But, in minority households, mental health is still a taboo topic, specifically in Hispanic...

Federer: Even The Greats Need Help With Mental Health

Theresa Bartelme, writer December 20, 2022

Roger Federer, one of the greatest tennis players of all time, if not the greatest, retired from the game September 25th, 2022 after playing a final doubles match at the Laver Cup. He was 41. As we look...

Mr. Robison is back!

Mr. Robison is back!

Julian Payne, writer October 31, 2022

The 2022-23 school year at Richwoods has welcomed many new staff members, one of which being our new principal, Mr. Robison. This is Mr. Robison’s first year as principal at Richwoods, but not his...

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