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Cheer For The USA Team In The 2018 Winter Olympics

By Luke C. Swish, swish.  That will be the sound of the skis coming down the slopes of South Korea’s mountains in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.  But what is this event exactly?   The Winter Olympics are a collection … Continue reading

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Get To Know Karina: “Three Things I Love To Do”

By Karina F. I have many favorite things to do in my free time. But these are some of the activities I enjoy the most! One of my favorite things to do is volleyball. It is so exciting on the … Continue reading

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Winter X Games To Be Held

By Elliot L. The Winter X Games are annual extreme sports event held by ESPN since 2002. They will be held from January 25th to January 28th. This year the location of the Winter X Games will be in Buttermilk, … Continue reading

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What Does Smoking Really Do To Your Body?

By Samara SN. Did you know that more than one billion people in the world smoke? It is true more and more people are turning to smoking. Now that smoking is legal, more than 80% of our people are doing … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: How To Get Rid Of A Cold

By Jodi Y. Colds are very common these days and unfortunately there is no exact cure for a common cold.  Most colds will go away within 3-5 days. Here are some natural home remedies. Step one: Drink plenty of warm … Continue reading

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Is Why Don’t We The Next Big Singing Group?

By Kristina J. Have you heard of the new band Why Don’t We? I know I have! In case you didn’t know I am a huge fan of Why Don’t We! I’m sure when you hear their music you will … Continue reading

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Where Do You Sit At Lunch?

  By Karina F. Students at RMS have migrated from hallways to eating in the cafeteria due to littering. Students have not been throwing away trash, therefore, going to eat in the cafeteria where there is less trash. The cafeteria … Continue reading

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Did You Make New Year’s Resolutions?

By Skye R. For some people new years is just a way to start over or turn over a new leaf, but some people try to improve mistakes that they made last year. Most people struggle with coming up with … Continue reading

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Teachers Make A Wish List For Classroom Supplies

Editor’s Note- Mr. Lyne’s Wish List was attached to another teacher’s when this first was published and it did not show up properly in the Richardson Rattler.  We apologize.     By Mercy C. Have you ever imagined what a classroom … Continue reading

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Poetry Corner: New Years

By Amber K. “3, 2, 1!” The fun has just begun! A new year, a new start Enter 2018 with an open mind, an open heart.   Last year’s hardships may have tore you apart, but this year’s joy can … Continue reading

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Model UN Club Reaches State-wide

By Luke C. Do you want to be in a club where you can meet kids from all over the state?  Do you want to participate in a club where you can discuss current events?  Do you want to be … Continue reading

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It All Adds Up

By Luke C. You come into room 21 and see a bunch of students sitting around desks and trying to solve, as far as you can see, math problems that you have no clue about.  You ask Mr. Michael  Fujii, … Continue reading

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A Glance Into Visual Arts

By Marina M. Visual arts is a fun elective for filming and acting.  This elective is held by Mr. Josh Buby in Room 16 for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. Aarushi M. and Olivia M. picked visual arts as their … Continue reading

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Video Games Bring Excitement To Gamers

By Harry K. Many middle schoolers nowadays have some kind of preference for the types of video or computer games they like to play.  There are a large variety to play from role playing games to Candy Crush. t]There are … Continue reading

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Need A Last-Minute Gift? Make It Yourself

By Marina M. Are you one of those people who don’t know what to get your friends and family this year?  You have to think of something quick, but you want it to be something thoughtful.  Well these DIYs are … Continue reading

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Santa Known Around The World

By Katie S. In the United States, children recognize ‘Santa Claus’ as the person who puts presents under their Christmas tree. But not everyone around the world has heard of Santa Claus. For example, in Britain there is a Father … Continue reading

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Do You Prefer Real Or Fake Trees?

By Katie S. Many people at Richardson were asked the following questions…. These are the results. Do you prefer artificial or real Christmas trees? 54% said real. Many people who would rather have a real christmas tree claimed that they … Continue reading

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RMS Students Have Talent

By Katie S. and Kristina J. There are so many talented people at Richardson. So many people play sports, are talented artists, or are very smart. But some people, though, take their talents to the next level. Seventh grader Jamie … Continue reading

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Girl Scouts Earn Silver Awards

By Ellie H. As the holidays are coming up, we are preparing for big feasts and the sound of silver bells. But, the Girl Scout Troop in eighth grade are looking to forward to something else that’s silver, the Silver … Continue reading

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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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RMS Gets Into The Holiday Spirit

By Amber K. Richardson is getting into the holiday spirit! Look around your classroom! Your classrooms are getting a little festive! Here are a few classrooms that are ready for the holidays! Ms. Bezich’s classroom has fun and festive decorations … 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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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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