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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...

Homecoming Preparations

Homecoming Preparations

Madison Adler, writer October 31, 2022

The Homecoming Dance is an important tradition in many schools throughout the country. In fact, it’s one of the few things about high school that most adults remember. It can be a lot to prepare for;...

Teacher Feature - Miss Kimpan

Teacher Feature – Miss Kimpan

Kamryn Ragains, Editor in chief October 27, 2022

Richwoods has quite a few new faces for the 2022-2023 school year. Among the many new staff members of Richwoods High school this year is Miss Kimpan, who teaches Economics, AP World History, and Black...

Teacher Feature: Ms. Townsend

Teacher Feature: Ms. Townsend

Sarah Allen and Neeti Reedy April 7, 2022

Mrs. Townsend switched to teaching Physics halfway through the year, but reports she was nothing but excited to get to teach her favorite subject. She remarked that her students have been incredibly patient...

Remembering Betty Friedan

Remembering Betty Friedan

Madison Adler and Neeti Reddy April 1, 2022

We all know about Eleanor Roosevelt and Michelle Obama, but how many of us know the names of the women from our own city who have made a lasting impact on world?  In honor of Women’s History Month,...

Navigating Seasonal Depression

Navigating Seasonal Depression

Sarah Allen, Staff February 20, 2022

As winter drags on through January, many are starting to feel down. Seasonal depression, officially known as Seasonal Affective Disorder, is often considered the culprit behind this seasonal slump. Though...

Vigil held for Pruitt to honor him

Honoring a Fellow Knight

Madison Adler and Neeti Reedy February 14, 2022

It is never easy to hear about a student-aged child passing away, but it is even more tragic when it is due to an act of gun violence. DeQuwan Pruitt, a 15-year-old student at Richwoods, died on November...

Jadas Take: Accepting Love No Matter What

Jada’s Take: Accepting Love No Matter What

Jada Davis and Neeti Reedy December 14, 2021

The concept of love is whole-heartedly the best thing to ever be created, but it has always been limited by humanity and their inability to be open-minded. Love is beautiful and can come in a platonic...

Staff Feature: Ms. Andrews

Staff Feature: Ms. Andrews

Sarah Allen and Neeti Reedy December 14, 2021

Mrs. Andrews has started her first year at Richwoods as our new Junior Assistant Principal. Starting her career as an English teacher at ICC, she has worked for the district for nearly 30 years. Mrs. Andrews...

Senior team after a powderpuff practice

Powder Puff Game

Madison Adler, Staff December 14, 2021

After all the COVID cancellations that happened last year, many were excited to get things back to normal with the annual Powderpuff game-- a girls football game between the junior and senior class that...

Jada Unfiltered: Mental Health Recognition in Children and Teens

Jada Unfiltered: Mental Health Recognition in Children and Teens

Jada Davis, Writer October 28, 2021

Emotions are a trait that every human being has, and to try and lessen someone’s feelings simply because of their age is disrespectful. Adults sometimes get lost in the fact that the world is evolving,...

Welcoming New Teachers to Richwoods

Welcoming New Teachers to Richwoods

Madison Adler, Sarah Allen, and Neeti Reedy October 24, 2021

Kelly Hubert is one of Richwood's newly hired teachers. In addition to graduating high school from Peoria High and getting a bachelor's degree from the University of Phoenix, she has two master's degrees:...

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