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The Aug. 4th explosion in Beirut and the subsequent fires have devastated the beautiful city. (mehdi shojaeian عکاس: مهدی شجاعیان is licensed under CC BY 4.0)

Billy Mykel, Opinion Editor

September 25, 2020

A large storage of ammonium nitrate explosives at the main port in Beirut, Lebanon exploded without warning on Aug. 4, stunning the Lebanese people and the world. “My initial reaction was one of shock and terror," first-generation Lebanese-American Rosette M. Elghossain Psy. D said. "My brain couldn'...

College Life With Covid-19

Colleges across the nation are attacking the corona virus differently. (Nicholas West / The Talon News)

Sarah Crowder, Director of Web and Digital Content

September 21, 2020

As COVID cases continue to rise, colleges across the country are implementing precautions and plans largely through trial and error.  “I kind of got lucky that whenever I got here [the university] there was no one else here,” freshman at University of Missouri Jaclyn Harris said. “I got to tak...

New Changes Implemented as School Opens

Junior Nick Rubio wears his gaiter during a scrimmage on August 21 (Josh Fritz / The Talon News).

Sam Mykel, Reporter

August 28, 2020

This school year has just started and is already looking completely different from any year in the past. Students are walking the halls while wearing masks and spacing out from their peers. While these changes are certainly setbacks, the school is continuing to work toward their goals.  The school im...

School Plans Re-Opening Amidst Pandemic

AHS Teacher Jeanna Sutton speaks to students and parents at the new student orientation on Aug. 15 at Argyle High School (Katie Ray / The Talon News).

Ashlynn Roberts, Director of Productions

August 15, 2020

Most school years, students go into the first day wondering if they will have classes with their friends, who they will sit with at lunch and if they will like their teachers. However, this school year, students wonder what the classrooms will look like, which of their friends are doing virtual le...

Black Lives Matter Movement Resurges in Nation, World

Protesters in Flower Mound call for change (Katie Ray / The Talon News.)

Sarah Crowder, Director of Web and Digital Content

June 8, 2020

“I can’t breathe.” This is tragically not the first time a black man has lost his life at the hands of police under questionable circumstances.  Minneapolis resident George Floyd was killed by officer Derek Chauvin on May 25. His death, and the deaths of his fellow black Americans, has o...

Community Deals with COVID-19 Shutdowns

Social distancing measures taken to slow the spread of the corona virus force people and businesses to adapt. (Halle Mapass / The Talon News)

Sarah Crowder, Director of Web and Digital Content

April 27, 2020

Due to the outbreak of Covid-19 and the social distancing put in place to prevent further spread, many have resigned to working from home while others struggle to keep their businesses afloat and navigate the new social and economic landscape.  “The most challenging aspects of quarantine have been implemen...

Coronavirus Forces Grocery Stores to Take Action

Grocery stores struggle to meet product demands due to the panic caused by the Coronavirus sweeping across the nation in Flower Mound, Texas on April 3, 2020. (Katie Ray | The Talon News)

Katie Ray, Reporter

April 8, 2020

In light of the raging pandemic, grocery stores take on a new set of rules in face of the Coronavirus. The disease is taking a toll on customers and employees alike, forcing both individuals and companies to take precautionary measures.  

COVID-19 Causes Uncertainty in Student Body

With school currently canceled until April 19, due to the coronavirus, many seniors worry that graduation will not happen. (Georgia Penn 
| The Talon News)

Sarah Crowder, Trinity Flaten, and Ashlynn Roberts

March 23, 2020

Senior year is the culmination of 13 years of hard work and dedication. It’s supposed to be a time of celebration, a time to say goodbye to your old life and hello to new adventures and opportunities.  However, the outbreak of the coronavirus and Governor Greg Abbott’s orders have caused school t...

Drive to Succeed

Senior Campbell Wilmot poses with her Division 1 Plaque at the UIL State Film Festival. (Stacy Short | The Talon News)

Emma Campbell, Junior Reporter

March 19, 2020

Senior Campbell Wilmot received first in the UIL Documentary State Film contest for her film 'Drive.' The film documented the story of her friend Rhyle McKinney who, despite her hearing and breathing difficulties, still succeeds in basketball. Her film received superior in all categories, which is an ...

Growing Pains

The current high school will swap campuses with the middle school in the fall of 2021. (Nicholas West | The Talon News)

Ashlynn Roberts and Jaclyn Harris

February 13, 2020

As the district approaches its final years as a part of the 4A classification, administrative leaders are taking measures to ensure that the future of the district is not lost in its rapid expansion.  A school board election will be held in May for town citizens to vote on how they want the district...

All State Band Students Perform in San Antonio

Band students Micah Splain, Zach Tait, Karter Hennigan, Trinity Flaten, and Preston Rushford progress to state band. (Photo courtesy of Pam Arrington)

Nicholas West, Junior Reporter

February 11, 2020

After months of preparation, five students have made the All-State band and are going to San Antonio to perform in the clinic and concert on Feb. 12 through Feb. 15.  Congratulations to bass trombone Preston Rushford, clarinet Trinity Flaten, trumpet Karter Hennigan, clarinet Zach Tait, and barit...

Night to Shine Honors Those with Special Needs

A Night to Shine was hosted at Argyle High School on February 8, 2018. (Lauren Landrum/ The Talon News)

Emma Campbell, Junior Reporter

January 30, 2020

To celebrate kids with special needs, The Well church will be hosting a Night to Shine in partnership with the Tim Tebow Foundation at the high school on Feb. 7. “The Night to Shine is a prom for kids with special needs that helps them have a safe prom in an environment that won’t cause them ...

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