The Talon

Gifted, Talented Program Limits Opportunities, Shows Few Results

Gifted, Talented Program Limits Opportunities, Shows Few Results

Sarah Crowder, Reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Front Page, Opinions

Schools across the country have Gifted and Talented (G/T) programs filled with “naturally gifted” kids who receive special attention and curriculum. The Texas Education Code defines one of these students as "exhibiting high-performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area; pos...

StuCo and UNICEF Team Up for the Angel Tree

StuCo and UNICEF Team Up for the Angel Tree

Zachary Tait and Abigail Briles

December 5, 2018


Filed under Front Page, News

An angel tree is an event put on every year before Christmas in which people adopt an "angel", a list of something a child has requested, and buy what is on their wish list. This year, Student Council teamed up with UNICEF to put on an angel tree for the district. “We came up with the idea when we were at Focus On Education and I go...

Eagles Overcome Deficit to Beat Bobcats

Eagles Overcome Deficit to Beat Bobcats

Max Van Drunen, Co-Sports Editor

December 2, 2018


Filed under Eagle Sports, Football, Front Page

For the past two years, the Argyle Eagles have made strong playoff pushes, that ended in the third round of the playoffs. This year the Eagles (14-0) faced a familiar foe, the Celina Bobcats (9-4), and after coming back from a deficit, clenched round 3 with a 26-22 final just before midnight Friday at C.H....

A Crazy Little Thing Called ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

A Crazy Little Thing Called ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Trinity Flaten, Reporter

November 30, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Front Page, Reviews

Bohemian Rhapsody premiered Nov. 2, 2018, rocking audiences everywhere. The film follows Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek) and the band Queen. The film opens with Freddie in a dead end job until he discovers a band he has been following has lost their lead singer. He does an impromptu audition for them and...

Cyber Monday to Exceed Black Friday

Cyber Monday to Exceed Black Friday

Abigail Briles and Trinity Flaten

November 27, 2018


Filed under Community, Front Page

Black Friday is an iconic part of the American holiday season. It takes place the day after Thanksgiving and comes with crazy sales at every store. During the day people go out and buy Christmas presents, or things for themselves. Cyber Monday, which comes only a few days after Black Friday, is quickly ...

The Crimes of The Crimes of Grindelwald

The Crimes of The Crimes of Grindelwald

Sarah Crowder, Reporter

November 26, 2018


Filed under Front Page, Reviews

The second installment in the Fantastic Beasts franchise, The Crimes of Grindelwald, falls flat compared to the rest of the wizarding world. The sequel follows magic zoologist Newt Scamander as he attempts to stop Gellert Grindelwald and the beginnings of a magical war while wrangling creatures, friends, ...

Essentials for Friendsgiving

Essentials for Friendsgiving

Faith Stapleton and Claire Burkett, Senior Reporters

November 22, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Front Page

A new tradition on the rise is a Thanksgiving celebration between friends called Friendsgiving. Often done before the actual holiday, Friendsgiving follows the norms of a traditional Thanksgiving, with tons of green bean casserole, turkey, pie, etc. and the joy of being surrounded by loved ones. Frien...

Band Secures Second at State

Band Secures Second at State

Trinity Flaten and Sarah Crowder

November 17, 2018


Filed under Band, Fine Arts, Front Page

One, two, three, four, dit, dit, dit. 100 voices count in tandem as the performance starts and three months of tireless work comes to fruition. After advancing, the Argyle High School band took second place at the state marching competition in San Antonio, Texas on Nov. 7, 2018. Emotions were...

Eagles Season Review

Eagles Season Review

Max Van Drunen, Co-Sports Editor

November 17, 2018


Filed under Eagle Sports, Football, Front Page

The Argyle Eagles offense was very dominant throughout this season. This offense was led by a first-year junior quarterback in Bo Hogeboom, who gave an impressive performance with this being his first year. He completed 137 of his 233 pass attempts, throwing for 2533 yards, 37 touchdowns, six interceptions,...

School Reaches Record Number of Athletic Signings

School Reaches Record Number of Athletic Signings

Max Van Drunen, Co-Sports Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under Eagle Sports, Front Page

On Wednesday, November 14, 11 of Argyle's top senior athletes in soccer, baseball, football, golf, and volleyball, signed to their desired universities to pursue their athletic careers to the next level. After an undefeated season in 2018, the baseball team had six players sign to various colleges...

Too Restrictive?

Too Restrictive?

Ashlynn Roberts, Reporter

November 14, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Front Page, Opinions

In the United States, 96 percent of schools with internet access monitor students’ activity online, in the hopes of preventing “sexually explicit content.” Although web filtering should be used in all schools, many school districts take it to the extreme by blocking educational websites and video ...

Real Music (Actuality)

Real Music (Actuality)

Campbell Wilmot, Managing and Social Media Editor

November 10, 2018


Filed under Front Page, Opinions

Think back to this week. When was the last time you listened to a song that used a real instrument? From the use of vocal enhancers to the termination of real musical instruments in songs, our aspect of what true music is has been completely altered. According to BBC, over 90 percent of artists producing today are...

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