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Abstinence Education Needs Change

Abstinence Education Needs Change
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Trinity Flaten, Reporter

April 26, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Front Page, Opinions

Throughout the week, the sophomore class has been attending an abstinence program instead of their English classes. Abstinence-only programs do not work and should not be the only sex education taught. Texas was the fifth highest state in the nation with teen pregnancies in 2015, according to the Centers...

Six Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent

Six Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent

Ashlynn Roberts, Reporter

April 25, 2018


Filed under Eagle Sports, Front Page

This week, six Argyle student athletes signed National Letters of Intent to further their athletic careers at the collegiate level. A lacrosse player, four football stars, and a horseback rider will all represent Argyle this fall at the Division I and Division III levels. Christian Zarcone will be moving to Brookli...

Remembering Our Heroes

Trinity Flaten, Reporter

April 24, 2018


Filed under Community, Front Page, News

On March 29, a community memorial service was held for Mark Weber and six other military members who were killed in a helicopter crash.  Mark and his family are from Bartonville, and his passing brings the community together. His passing affects many, including the Weber's family friend, EJ Abood. "I...

Athletes Advance to Regional Track Meet

Athletes Advance to Regional Track Meet

Max Van Drunen, Reporter

April 23, 2018


Filed under Eagle Sports, Front Page, Track

On Wednesday, April 18, the Argyle track team had 18 athletes compete in the area track meet at Decatur High School. Argyle got fourth in the meet, scoring 149 points. Argyle will have many athletes that competed in field events move on to the regional track meet, like Preston Wilson, who competed ...

Bell Receives 2017 State Golf Coach of the Year

Bell Receives 2017 State Golf Coach of the Year

Kayla Ralph, Reporter

April 20, 2018


Filed under Eagle Sports, Front Page, Golf

Having guided the Argyle boys golf team to three back-to-back state championships, Coach Brady Bell has played a monumental role in Argyle sports over the last eight years. He most recently gained notability after being announced as the 2017 State Golf Coach of the Year. “I was sent a letter fr...

Chamber of Commerce Closes

Chamber of Commerce Closes

Sarah Crowder, Reporter

April 19, 2018


Filed under Community, Front Page, Opinions

A chamber of commerce is an organization that aims to further the interests of local businesses in a community. The Argyle Chamber of Commerce is shutting down due to lack of new members and little need. The Argyle Chamber of Commerce is unnecessary at this point in time and should be closed. ...

Tipline System to Prevent School Crimes

Tipline System to Prevent School Crimes

Ashlynn Roberts, Reporter

April 18, 2018


Filed under Community, Front Page, Opinions

In 2016, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted a survey that found nearly 90% of public schools have a written plan for responding to school shootings. Since the survey, there has been a rising trend in the amount of school violence, and many high schools are implementing new sa...

Track Runs in District Meet

Track Runs in District Meet

Max Van Drunen, Reporter

April 17, 2018


Filed under Eagle Sports, Front Page, Track

On April 11 and 12, the Argyle track team competed in the district track meet. Argyle came second in the track meet behind Decatur, scoring 258 points to Decatur’s 375. In the field events the Argyle men's team won three out of five, including the high jump event where senior Trent McCloud won wit...

UIL Academics Wins Region 2-4A Championship

UIL Academics Wins Region 2-4A Championship

Miranda Downe, Managing Editor

April 17, 2018


Filed under Announcements, Front Page

UIL Academics teams traveled to Texas A&M University at Commerce this weekend to take home the Region 2-4A Championship with a total of 377 points. Throughout the day, 41 students competed and 22 will advance to the state academic meet on May 4-5. Region 2-4A Results Accounting – 2nd place te...

STAAR Separates Students By Gender

Ashlynn Roberts, Reporter

April 16, 2018


Filed under Front Page, Opinions

STAAR testing scores are expected to be significantly higher this year after students were split into classrooms by gender. Numerous surveys have been done that have all found the same result- when students are split according to their gender, test scores are significantly higher. Although dividing stude...

Golf Sweeps District

Golf Sweeps District

Miranda Downe, Managing Editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under Announcements, Eagle Sports, Front Page, Golf

Both Argyle Boys teams and the girl's golf teams all advanced to the regional tournament. The girls placed second as a team and Hannah Wood finished fourth. Molly Yarbrough, Sarah Greiner, and Madelyn Diomede all made the All-District Team. The girls will play at the regional tournament in Canton on...

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Claire Burkett, Reporter

April 12, 2018


Filed under Front Page, Recipes and Crafts

Ingredients 3 cups of rice crispy cereal 1 ½  cups of semi sweet chocolate chips 1 cups of Peanut Butter ½ cup of maple syrup ¼ cup coconut oil   Instructions Line an 8 x 8-inch baking dish or deep baking tray of choice with parchment paper and set aside. Add crispy rice c...

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