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Denton Veterans Initiative Provides Hope for Homeless

Denton Veterans Initiative Provides Hope for Homeless

Sarah Crowder and Jaclyn Harris

November 11, 2019

The Beginning  It only takes one “yes” to create a world of change for a community. A yes to donate, a yes to seeing a fellow human being where they are, a yes to banding together to solve a problem.  For Denton, that “yes” came when Mayor Chris Watts announced his plan to participate in t...

Helping Hands

Helping Hands

Emma Campbell, Junior Reporter

October 11, 2019

To help those in need in the community, the high school choir partnered with pre-calculus teacher Marla Warden to gather food items to pass out to local families. Warden rallied eleven students to deliver food and household supplies to four families on Oct. 5. “[The food drive] started out with me send...

Harvesting Connections

Harvesting Connections

Gracie Hurst, Junior Reporter

October 2, 2019

Harvest, originally just a neighborhood, has now expanded to encompass small businesses, Argyle West Elementary School, and a burgeoning population. "When people come to look at harvest, they don’t just buy a home," Life-style manager of Harvest Page Austin said. "They want to be part of this c...

Cultural Crossroads

Cultural Crossroads

Emma Campbell and Iyona Bracy

September 27, 2019

As everyone is getting settled back into their normal school routines, a few students are not only getting settled at a new school but a new country. The school welcomed five new foreign exchange students this year, from a variety of countries and continents. “I had a big culture shock when I came her...

Twenty-First Century Renaissance

Twenty-First Century Renaissance

Emma Campbell, Iyona Bracy, Gracie Hurst, and Ashlynn Roberts

August 30, 2019

Although many people think of renaissance as a historical term, one teacher is bringing renewal to the meaning of renaissance.  The term renaissance means renewal or rebirth, which is the exact premise this club was founded on. As Argyle continues to grow, the school district wants to keep the fam...

Early Council Voting to Begin

Early Council Voting to Begin

Campbell Wilmot, Managing Editor

April 21, 2019

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS OF VOTING AGE! Early voting begins this MONDAY, April 22 for Town Council & AISD School Board. Be sure to cast your Eagle vote! Early voting can be done anywhere in Denton County as long as you are registered to vote. The Southwest County Courthouse in Canyon Falls Community...

Landrum ‘Reins’ in Another State Title

Landrum ‘Reins’ in Another State Title

Ashlynn Roberts, Reporter

March 22, 2019

Senior Lauren Landrum recently earned her third consecutive state title after placing first with her film, Angels of Mercy. The seven-minute documentary follows Ranch Hand Rescue, a local non-profit organization that pairs abused horses with traumatized victims to help them overcome painful exper...

Whatever Floats Your Boat

Whatever Floats Your Boat

Sarah Crowder and Trinity Flaten

March 5, 2019

As an experiment, the AP Physics class raced two boats made entirely out of cardboard and duct tape across the pond on school property on Feb. 26. “We looked up what designs worked best for boats and engineering for some of the distances,” senior John Schermerhorn said. “Engineering isn’...

Eighth-Grader Recovers After Brain Surgery

Eighth-Grader Recovers After Brain Surgery

Sarah Crowder, Trinity Flaten, and Joe Walsh (Headline Writer)

February 14, 2019

Eighth grade is supposed to be a special time. You're right on the brink of high school; dating, driving, and freedom, so close you can taste them. It feels like you’re growing up. Your last few moments of childhood enjoyed to the fullest. This is not the case for Kate Villanueva.  Kate Villanuev...

Challenge Day Club Hosts Clothing Drive

Challenge Day Club Hosts Clothing Drive

Faith Stapleton, Senior Reporter

February 13, 2019

The Challenge Day Club will be running a Love Thy Neighbor clothing drive for homeless veterans in the Denton area until Valentine’s Day. There are boxes located in the front of the school, by the cafeteria, and donations can be dropped off at Mrs. Sutton’s or Mrs. Warden’s room. “We, as a...

Debate Progresses to State

Debate Progresses to State

Sarah Crowder, Reporter

January 22, 2019

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, the fear of public speaking affects 73 percent of the population, making it one of the most common phobias. The students on the debate team face this fear almost daily as they debate their way to success.  Two members of the debate team, junior Savan...

High School Construction Update

High School Construction Update

Ashlynn Roberts, Reporter

January 10, 2019

Due to growing school enrollment, the district bus barn has purchased more buses and is currently undergoing expansion to accommodate. The new bus barn parking lot will stretch from the street to behind the football field.  The updated long jump and pole vault lots are now being rebuilt by the ten...

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