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Teacher Feature: Ms. Gonzalez

Teacher Feature: Ms. Gonzalez

April 23, 2024

Welcome to the April edition of Teacher Feature! This month, the teacher creature that features in our bleachers is Ms. Gonzalez. This is her first year at Richwoods and she currently teaches Psychology,...

Teacher Feature: Ms. Schmitt

Teacher Feature: Ms. Schmitt

Madison Adler, Junior Editor-in-Chief February 22, 2024

There’s a new face at Richwoods this year: Ms. Shannon Schmitt! This is Ms. Schmitt’s first year teaching as a full-fledged teacher, but she did a year of student-teaching in Arizona. The classes she...

You’re Not Alone (Anymore): World Health Organization Announces a New Commission to Fight Against Loneliness

You’re Not Alone (Anymore): World Health Organization Announces a New Commission to Fight Against Loneliness

Anda Wattanakit, Writer January 12, 2024

On November 23, 2023, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that loneliness is a “health threat” and created a new commission dedicated to help create connections between communities. “This...

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...

The Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action Ruling Continues To Spark Debate

November 28, 2023

On June 29th, spurred by many lawsuits pushed by Asian-American-backed organizations, the Supreme Court made a ruling effectively eliminating affirmative action in college admissions. Affirmative action,...

Teacher Feature - Ms. Halsey

Teacher Feature – Ms. Halsey

Yash Mittal, Writer October 24, 2023

Ms. Halsey is our new Algebra II teacher!  She teaches both regular and enriched classes. She is known by her students as a chill teacher who is always willing to help, as well as for playing amazing...

From The Pages of My Journal

Ayannah Garcia, writer October 23, 2023

Let me tell you about journaling, how to do it, and why you should start. Journaling is keeping a record of your thoughts, feelings, insights, and more. According to a study from the University of Rochester...

The Masterful Indie Horror That is The Closing Shift

evelyn bell, writer October 23, 2023

This small independent game from breakout developer Chilla’s Art took the internet by storm, captivating and terrifying hordes of unassuming players. The horror genre of video games is broad, containing...

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...

Why You Should Give Taylor Swift’s Midnights Album a Listen

Lily Liao, Editor December 22, 2022

It’s no surprise that the artist’s latest album was a smashing success. She’s Taylor Swift after all. On October 21, the singer and songwriter dropped Midnights, her first pop album since 2019. In...

Post-Game Depression and How to Cope

Evie Bell, writer December 22, 2022

Everyone dreads seeing those credits roll on their favorite game. You may bask in that feeling of accomplishment, or the sadness may begin to set in immediately. Completing a game is an emotional thing,...

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