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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...

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 ...

Record Five Students Advance to All-State Choir

Five students advanced to the all-state choir and will be attending the all-state clinic Feb. 12 to 15. (Photo courtesy of Will Griswold)

Trinity Flaten, Co-Writing Editor

January 28, 2020

After 10 students auditioned at the area round of choir on Jan. 11, five students will be advancing to TMEA all-state, making school history as the largest amount of students to advance. These students will attend the all-state clinic in San Antonio from Feb. 12 to 15.  “We will all travel to San Antonio to join...

Congress Team Makes History

Senior Savanna Lessley, Debate Coach Jessica Reynolds, and junior Billy Mykel pose in the capitol building in Austin at the Congressional Debate state meet. (Photo courtesy of Jessica Reynolds)

Sarah Crowder, Co-Writing Editor

January 21, 2020

The debate team enjoyed great success while competing at the State Congressional Debate Meet in Austin on Jan. 14 and 15. Senior Savanna Lessley and junior Billy Mykel made school history by breaking to finals for the first time and ranked 15th and 16th respectively. "I’m just overwhelmed," debate coach...

The Science Behind Scientology

The Church of Scientology is located in Irving, Texas. (Sam Mykel / The Talon News)

Sam Mykel, Junior Reporter

January 16, 2020

People all over the world struggle with mental illnesses and do not know how to cope. L. Ron Hubbard claims he has a solution.  Hubbard released “Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health” in May of 1950. The book is supposed to give advice on how to cope with mental illnesses and is al...

Iranian General Killed in Airstrike (At the Moment with Billy Mykel)

Tensions remain high after military action from both Iran and the United States. (Photo courtesy of CIA World Factbook)

Billy Mykel, Reporter

January 9, 2020

Iranian General Qasem Soleimani was killed on Jan. 3, in a targeted airstrike ordered by President Trump. Soleimani, a man revered and respected as a living martyr of the Islamic Revolution, has now fulfilled this title in the eyes of the Iranian people through his death by the hands of the United Stat...

‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ Jazzes Up School Musical

This year's theatre department will put on the musical Thoroughly Modern Millie. (Photo Courtesy Jessica Reynolds)

Emma Campbell, Rylie Halk, Delaney Lechowit, and Ashlynn Roberts

December 13, 2019

For this year's annual production, the theatre department will put on Thoroughly Modern Millie, an early twentieth century musical following the life of a young woman as she pursues her dream to become a flapper while also staying true to her heart.  “Thoroughly Modern Millie is a different genre,” Theatre Dir...

Denton Veterans Initiative Provides Hope for Homeless

Kevin Sample spent eight years in the Navy before he became homeless. (Jaclyn Harris / The Talon News)

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...

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