The Talon

AED Team Responds

AED Team Responds

Jaclyn Harris, Office Manager

February 15, 2018


Filed under Front Page, News

During their latest drill, the AED team, founded in order to ensure the safety and security of students and staff members on campus, arrived at the scene of a emergency simulation to find a live actor. "What made yesterday’s drill different than anything we’d ever done was, number one, we use...

UIL Realignment Announced

UIL Realignment Announced

Connor Repp, Sports Correspondent

February 14, 2018


Filed under Front Page, News

The annual UIL realignment was announced and the Eagles new district is a tough one. Rival Celina returns to the district, while Melissa comes off of a 12-2 season, Sanger also stays as Paris and Paris North Lamar are added. Melissa is one of the top schools in the area and will provide the toughest c...

Clouds of Controversy

Clouds of Controversy

Sarah Crowder, Reporter

February 8, 2018


Filed under Front Page, News

After a recent resurgence of the possession and use of vaping devices on school campuses, a strict vaping policy has been reinstated by administrators. "If you're caught with an e-cigarette on campus,  just possessing it, it's five days of in-school suspension and three weeks of losing your mega...

A Night for Kings and Queens

A Night for Kings and Queens

Ashlynn Roberts, Reporter

February 6, 2018


Filed under Community, Front Page, News

Loud music, flashing lights, and dancing are just a few things found at a typical high school prom. But at Night to Shine, the annual prom sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, their version of prom is like no other. “The purpose of the Night to Shine project is to show individuals with special need...

Flu Continues To Strike

Flu Continues To Strike

Ashlynn Roberts, Reporter

January 30, 2018


Filed under Front Page, News

With 30 children around the United States already dead and thousands of others being hospitalized, this year’s flu season is one of the worst on record. Even though the peak of flu season lasts from Dec. to Feb., the virus doesn’t appear to be stopping anytime soon. “Right now has been the w...

Six Advance to All-State

Six Advance to All-State

Ashlynn Roberts, Reporter

January 22, 2018


Filed under Band, Front Page, News

School history was made this year after one senior, Gabriella Cate, qualified for the All-State band and became the first percussionist to be a three-time All-State student. Along with her, five other students from Argyle qualified, and will attend state in San Antonio this February. This group inclu...

Uncertain Future for Denton Mini Mall

Uncertain Future for Denton Mini Mall

Sarah Crowder, Reporter

January 19, 2018


Filed under Community, Front Page, News

Singed bricks and broken glass are all that is left after a fire burned the majority of the Downtown Mini Mall I down and damaged multiple other businesses early in the morning on Dec. 26. “When we first arrived on scene I was thinking ‘We’re about to lose the whole east side of the square,...

Student Fanbase Receives Negative Feedback

Student Fanbase Receives Negative Feedback

Ashlynn Roberts, Junior Reporter

December 6, 2017


Filed under Front Page, News

After being called "inappropriate" and "out of control," The Nest, Argyle's student section, faces complaints regarding their behavior at the state volleyball tournament.  “I was a little disappointed,” principal James Hill said. “I didn’t see anything, but the reports I received were not ...

Random Drug Testing Returns

Random Drug Testing Returns

Miranda Downe, Managing Editor

October 27, 2017


Filed under Front Page, News

In response to parental complaints of drug use among students and a growing number of students receiving mandatory attendance to alternative school due to drug related offenses, the school board re-initiated random drug testing for the 2017-18 school year. "I applaud Dr. Wright and the board for r...

Band Rings in Competition Season with ‘Classic on the Lake’

Band Rings in Competition Season with ‘Classic on the Lake’

Sarah Crowder, Junior Reporter

October 17, 2017


Filed under Band, Front Page, News

After two months of hard work and preparation, the marching band competed at the Classic on the Lake Marching Festival at Little Elm High School on Oct. 7. “Music makes connections to people first through an emotional standpoint,” head band director Kathy Johnson said. “Then it touches people throu...

Field Trip Inspires Student Leaders

Field Trip Inspires Student Leaders

Faith Stapleton, Reporter

October 10, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

The leaders of Challenge Day Club, National Honor Society, and Student Council took a field trip to Flower Mound High School on Monday, Sept. 25, to attend the 'Renaissance Find Your Grind' tour. This leadership program, hosted by Jostens, was meant to prepare students to become better school leaders...

Harvey Donations Unify School

Harvey Donations Unify School

Jaclyn Harris, Office Manager

September 29, 2017


Filed under Front Page, News, Student Life

The catastrophe of Hurricane Harvey has not gone unnoticed by members of the Argyle community, and various student and teacher-run organizations are putting forth an effort to assist the Gulf Coast victims. "I was overly concerned about a lot of friends that [the hurricane] hit," Talon News Adviser S...

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