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Use The Crosswalks Safely

By Luke C. Have you ever noticed that some kids’ parents drop off their kids for school in the middle of the street in the morning?  This is dangerous for the kids, who can possibly be hit by an unwary … Continue reading

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Snowball Dance To Be Held On Friday, December 15th

By Emily D. RMS Leadership will be holding a dance this Friday called the Snowball! The theme is a Winter Wonderland, which is super cool and festive, so if you want to dress to match that would be recommended. To get … Continue reading

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Flutists Perform At Barnes And Noble: RMS Book Fair Night

Photo By Principal Ian Drummond Jodi C., Hannah W., Siah C., Hinata Y., and Jennifer C.  Photo By Emily D. Kate L., Mrs. Stacy Launius, and Mrs. Katie Doupe Photo By Emily D. Thanks to everyone who came out to … Continue reading

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Holiday Decorating DIY Style

By Amber K. and Emily D. DIY Christmas Decor Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la! ‘Tis the season to be jolly! That’s right! It’s the season to decorate your house for the holidays! Here are some cheap DIY Christmas decor ideas! Homey Gift- Wrap … Continue reading

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How Do You Get In The Holiday Spirit?

By Samara SN. and Kristina J. Christmas is just around the corner and a lot of people are getting ready to decorate for the season. Now you would think that everyone would be worried about how their house looks on … Continue reading

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Get Into The Holiday Spirit

By Karina F. This season is the time to relax, wrap presents, and dance around to all of our favorite Christmas songs. Christmas you can just not deny, is the most wonderful time of the year? Here are some of … Continue reading

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Do You Need Ideas For Gift Giving This Season?

By Skye R. For Christmas, how do you know what to buy, and for who? Well, if asking them isn’t your thing and you want to surprise them, then here are some ideas! If your mom is stressed and you … Continue reading

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Who Will Spend Their Winter Break in Dubai?

By Ellie H. and Sally M. The cold and winter break are sneaking into our lives. There are people who want to spend this time at home, with family, gorging on food, and by the warm fireplace. Others, the more … Continue reading

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Teachers Make A Wish List For Classroom Supplies

By Mercy C. Have you ever imagined what a classroom would look like without the things teachers bring in? The school provides chairs, desks, and whiteboards. The rest the teachers bring in to decorate the room or help you soak up … Continue reading

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Why Recycle?

By Luke C. You probably know about recycling.  It’s the yellow plastic bin in your classrooms, the huge recycling centers you see around town, or maybe even the small triangle on your plastic water bottle.  But why are they there?  … Continue reading

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Rattlesnake Rewards Store Opens

RMS students may earn Rattlesnake Rewards for Being Safe, Being Responsible, and/or Being Respectful. Rewards are yellow papers written out by adults on campus that may be kept until Tuesdays at lunch.  Tickets may be turned into Room 12 in … Continue reading

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What To Do While Waiting For The Holidays To Arrive

By Annabelle H. December is already here! And we all know that waiting for that special Christmas morning is extremely agonizing, the anticipation rate growing higher and higher each day, making December feel tedious. Yet, I can fix that problem … Continue reading

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Disneyland vs. Universal Studios

By Amber K. “Whoo!” That’s the sound of people screaming on roller coasters. I just love amusement parks because of their rides and parades, and for the thrill. Disneyland is awesome, except Universal is cool, too! Which park do you … Continue reading

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Do Playing With Legos Make You Smarter?

By Theodore N. Parents usually say that studying and going to school will make you smarter, but did you know that playing with Legos makes you smarter too?  With colorful Lego bricks, an adult or child can develop their cognitive … Continue reading

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DIY Holiday Treats

By Emily D. “Yummy!” my mother says as she takes a bite of my delicious strawberry Santa. Baking around the holidays can always be a hassle, especially for middle schoolers. Now I’m here to help you make some delicious treats … Continue reading

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DIY Gifts For The Holidays

By Karina F. The holidays are coming! We have to turn on our thinking minds, thoughtful hearts, and start stepping into the marvelous world of DIY! Banners! A great way to dress up your room for Christmas is to line … Continue reading

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Poetry Corner: Fantasy Heart

By Karina F. Flying away to some magical land No worries in the way as we hit the sand Looking this way and that, wandering around No bells ringing except for the chirping bird sounds A magical fantasy where everything … Continue reading

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Rattlesnakes With A Remote: Looking For A Show?

By Dominic B. Have you ever been trying to find something to watch on television, but just can’t decide? Well, the Richardson students have made it a lot easier. I have made a top three list based on the students … Continue reading

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Slime For All Styles

By Karina F. Slime has been a huge trend lately. Crunchy, butter, gloss, all are so fun to play with! They satisfy your urge to play with something and are so versatile! This article will describe some of the most … Continue reading

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Rattlesnakes At The Movies: Thor Ragnorak Review

By Andrew Y.  and Dillon M. Many movies are came out in November but, in my and many other opinions Thor Ragnarok is the best so far. It is packed with action and excitement that we do not see for most … Continue reading

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Help Spread Holiday Cheer

By Karina F. We all know that Christmas time is about spreading cheer and giving. When you get gifts on Christmas, do you think about all the other people in the world that are not as fortunate as you and … Continue reading

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Torrance Residents Attend Turkey Trot

By Luke C. Thanksgiving Morning, in front of the Sam’s Club in Torrance.  There are thousands of people, all with a white tag in front of their running clothes.  The gun goes off and the runners start their 3-mile run. … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: Girls Take A Risk, Build Confidence

By Ellie H. Look around. Now, how many girls do you see? Ok, now girls. All of us want to leave a footprint behind, am I right? All of us want to change the world in our own way. Leave … Continue reading

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What Are You Thankful For This Year?

By Theodore N. Thanksgiving is right around the corner we all should be thankful and appreciative that we are more fortunate than other people. Some people do not have a roof over their heads and a loving family. I asked … Continue reading

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Open Letter From The Music Department

  Hello All, It is my pleasure to invite you all to the upcoming performances for the Music Department. The music students appreciate you being able to come out and support them. Performance #1 – Nov. 30th at the Torrance Memorial Holiday … Continue reading

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Poetry Corner: “What Thanksgiving Stands For”

By Kristina J. Trust, what the Pilgrims had so many years ago Harvest, the settlers learned to grow America, the land in which we live Nature and beauty which we live Kindness, gentle words, thoughtful deeds Smiles, the sunshine everyone … Continue reading

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Poetry Corner: “Broken”

By Karina F. Why did everything have to be Too beautiful and perfect for me too see I should’ve known it was coming just as you were about to kneel That everything was just too perfect to be close to … Continue reading

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Poetry Corner: “Seasons”

By Skye R. As Halloween says goodbye Lattes go away with the smell of pumpkin pie Thanksgiving will come by As fluffy birds soar high in the sky Winter coats everywhere While the smell of warm fire fills the air … Continue reading

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Poetry Corner: “Within Reach”

By Karina F. The whole world is in your hands, and dreams within reach All you have to do is try and believe A world of harm and a world of beauty With loving people, rude people, and opportunity Some … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: Snapchat vs. Instagram

By Kristina J. and Alex P. Which do you prefer? Instagram or Snapchat? Twenty people were asked the same exact question. Instagram or Snapchat, and the results were surprising when we compared them to our research. When we asked twenty … Continue reading

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Poll: Which Do You Prefer…Swimming In A Pool Or The Ocean?

  By Kristina J. Pool or Ocean? Which one do you like to swim in the most? Twenty-four people at Richardson were asked the same exact question. When I did some research I realized that the comparisons aren’t as close … Continue reading

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Pazaaz Your Room

By Karina F. Let’s be real, we are in our rooms almost all the time. If you room doesn’t have sparkle or is super boring, this is the article to read! Diy Banners! An awesome way to fill up any … Continue reading

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Congratulations To The Students Of The Month

We are proud of you! 

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Poetry Corner: “Grow Up”

By Karina F. The wonderful times and so much to play As interviews and work stands in our way All those amazing memories we have stored and kept Learning our life lessons step by step No problems, so young, reckless … Continue reading

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Let’s Go To The Movies

By Katie S. Many good movies came out this year. If you don’t go to movie theaters a lot, maybe you haven’t seen them yet, but these movies are still definitely worth watching. Wonder Woman   Rated PG-13. Rotten Tomatoes: … Continue reading

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Iran-Iraq Earthquake Makes Californians Think

By Luke C. On Sunday, November 12, at 9:48 a.m., a very powerful earthquake shook the Middle Eastern nations of Iran and Iraq, killing more than 530 people and injuring thousands more.  The quake was the deadliest of this year, … Continue reading

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Thank You To Our Veterans

By Luke C. November 11th, Veterans day.  You know this as a day of remembrance to all Americans who have served in the military.  But how did this start, and what is the significance of this holiday? This holiday’s date … Continue reading

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Book Room Gets A Facelift!

After hours of sorting, Lynda Williams organizes the Book Room.  Thank you Lynda, for all of your hard work!  

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Thud! Boom! Construction!

  Then   Now By Annabelle H. Before construction echoed throughout the school campus and became a part of our accustomed routine, although an annoyance to everyone, the school was nothing like it is today. Can you imagine the school … Continue reading

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There’s An App For That!

By Amber K. Everyone is addicted to their phone. Why? Because of the amazing apps that they have have downloaded.  TBH is a new app that everyone is gushing about. TBH is an app where there is a question and … Continue reading

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Make An Impression With Fall Rice Krispy Treats

By Jodi Yoshihara Eating delicious treats is fun, but making them is even better! Learn how to make a quick and easy treat that will make your mouth water! Rice Krispies are a delicious treat to eat, but what about … Continue reading

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Easy Snacks To Make At Home

By Kristina J. When you get home from school are you hungry but, you just don’t know what you want to eat? Here are some easy homemade snacks, and some can be used in your lunch! Mini Grape Kabob- You … Continue reading

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Is Coke The Right Choice For You?

People normally wonder what makes Coca Cola so addicting. Some say that there is an artificial sweetener that makes people want more and more of it. Others say that the people who drink the substance get on a daily bases. … Continue reading

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What’s In A Dream?

By Sally M. Have you ever woken up from a weird dream and wondered what it means? Well, Listverse has made a list of common dreams and their meanings: Car Trouble  These dreams can haunt anyone’s sleep – even people who … Continue reading

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Backpack Attack

By Ellie H. Got a heavy backpack? Do you feel like your back is carrying an elephant? Every time you put down your backpack, do you feel less tense? Because of heavy backpacks, can we get scoliosis? You must have … Continue reading

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Coming To Theaters Near You

By Amber K. Grab your popcorn and your soda, because it’s movie time! There are some great movies that are coming out that are must-sees! Everyone loves movies, so let me tell you about the new movies that are soon … Continue reading

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Dodgers Lose To The Astros In Game 7

By Dominic B. On November 1st, the Dodgers lost the 2017 world series against the Astros in Game 7 at Dodger’s stadium. The score was five to one. The Astros scored two runs in the first inning and three more in … Continue reading

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Student Council Kids

Amanda M. – Secretary Katie C.- Vice President Carly F.- Treasurer Jenna G.- President Thanks to these ladies for making a difference at RMS by being on the School Council. 

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Some Of The Best Remain Anonymous

By Katie S. and Kristina J. Many students at Richardson are very smart and work very hard in school. Some students, though, really stand out. One example of a good student that always tries to reach their goals, who will … Continue reading

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Story Corner: “Forgotten”

By Ellie H. and Sally M. Ellie- The huge hospital light blinds you as you’re finally born into the world. You hear crying from these strange people holding you, but what you don’t know is that they are happy. Happy … Continue reading

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Turner, Uber Driver In Her Spare Time?

By Emily D. and Skye R. Have you met Mrs. Wendy Turner? Maybe you’ve seen her in classroom twelve or watching her kids play sports. If you haven’t met her, here’s a bit about Turner! Turner has three kids. She … Continue reading

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Photo Album: Halloween

       

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Meet Ms. Markovich

  By Skye  R. and Emily D. Ms. Stephanie Markovich is another teacher we interviewed. Here are some crazy facts about her! Markovich’s favorite color is hot pink, which fills her classroom. She loves it so much! We were wondering … Continue reading

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Go Dodger Blue!

  By Elliot L. The Dodgers have just won Game 6 of the world series, forcing a Game 7 against the Houston Astros. Game 7, tonight will be played at 5:20PM, at Dodger’s Stadium. The starters pitching will be Lance … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: Cotillion, A Fun Way To Learn Etiquette

By Skye R. Cotillion is a fun way to learn etiquette with your friends! Also you can practice for dancing when you’re older! The first Cotillion this year was on October 16, 2017. I attended it along with some of … Continue reading

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Tips To Improve Brain Memory

By Marina M. These study tricks and tips will help your brain remember information quicker and easier.  Here are a few tips to try for expanding brain memory.  Take a walk before a test or exam. It has been proven … Continue reading

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Poetry Corner: “Fall Poem”

By Karina F. That wonderful feeling of fall spreads around Smiling, laughing as leaves drift to the ground The smell of pumpkin spice sends a smile As leaves keep falling, stacking into a pile The sight of pumpkin patches send … Continue reading

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RMS Gets Into The Halloween Spirit

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Fall Harvest Festival To Be Held On Halloween

By Marina M. Do you have a creative costume that you would want to share with our school? Then join the Halloween contest. On October 31st you can participate in this event made possible by the Leadership team. The contest … Continue reading

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McCullen Temporarily Fills Assistant Principal’s Shoes

By Elliot L. And Dillon M. Do you know Mr. Ian Mc Cullen, our new Intrim Assistant Principal? McCullen is currently filling in for RMS Assistant Principal Krystal Alcala who should be returning in Quarter 2.   McCullen thinks that good qualities … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: Phone Accessories Are A Must-have

By Karina F. Phone cases and popsockets are all a big part of having a phone. It really makes your phone more than ordinary and really adds a bit of your personality to your  phone. Here are some of the popular … Continue reading

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Introducing iPhone X

By Dominic B. and Theodore N. Apple is releasing the newest product in their long line of iPhones, the brand new iPhone X. This is Apple’s most powerful iPhone yet. This new phone is powered by a A11 bionic chip, … Continue reading

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Samsung vs. Apple: Which One Is For You?

By Andrew Y. Samsung and Apple have done it again by creating two phones that are debatable to be the best phones out there. The Samsung s8+ has many advantages, such as the battery life being more extended than the … Continue reading

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Dodger Trivia: Did you know…?

By Theodore N. Did you know the the LA Dodgers were in Brooklyn originally until they moved to Los Angeles in 1957. The Dodgers were founded in 1883 this makes them the third oldest MLB team. The Dodgers were the … Continue reading

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Women’s National Soccer Team Wins Two Games

By Annabelle H. Did you see the game? The U.S Women’s National Soccer Team just played this Thursday, October 19, and Sunday, October 22, in New Orleans. What a game! “The U.S WNT last played in New Orleans, in the … Continue reading

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Crazy California Climate Continues

By Luke C. It’s Autumn right now, but it felt like it was still summer in Southern California last week. On Tuesday, Los Angeles actually had a record temperature of 104 degrees Fahrenheit.  But why is this happening?  It’s because … Continue reading

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Do You Have The Music In You?

By Kristina J. Have you ever felt like you just want to stay at home, have a lazy day, and play some music, but you don’t know what song to play? Well, here are the top 20 songs of 2017! … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: Social Media…Friend or Foe?

By Kristina J. Did you know that social media can cause pre-teens and teens to use drugs and alcohol? Yep! It’s true. The relationship between teenagers, social media, and drug use found that 70% of teenagers that are within the … Continue reading

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DIY Your School Supplies

By Marina M. Need some cool and cute ideas for school supplies?  These don’t  take much time at all and they are creative things for school with little money and effort.  From crafty pens to pencils to fun  DIY notebooks … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: What Makes A Good Student?

By Katie S. There are many fantastic students here at Richardson. Have you ever wondered what makes them so admirable? Are they nice? Hard-working? Passionate? Maybe you, too, are one of those great students, or possibly would like to become … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: Future Inventions

By Sarah S.  I know many of us middle schoolers and even teachers or parents can think of some things they wish someone had invented. For example, it would be awesome if everyone had their own personal robot to do … Continue reading

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How Can We Conserve Water?

By Katie S. Water conservation is very important in Southern California. We have experienced many droughts over the past century, the most recent having just ended this year. Southern California receives very little rainfall, so we are thankful for El … Continue reading

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Shake, Rattle and Roll: Are you prepared?

By Katie S. Earthquakes are the most dangerous and likely natural disaster to happen here in Southern California and in Mexico. As you probably know, a major earthquake occurred in central Mexico several weeks ago, and scientists are now warning … Continue reading

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All Girls Welcome!

By  Theodore N. Boy Scouts of America (BSA) were founded in February 10, 1910. The founders are Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Daniel Carter Beard, Ernest Thompson Seton and William D. Boycel. This program is about teaching boys about recreation … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: Furious Fires

By Sally M. and Ellie H. Imagine coming home from school only to find nothing but ashes, burned up debris, and maybe a couple of recognizable items from what was once your bedroom . This is what many people have … Continue reading

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