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Argyle to Host ‘Night to Shine’

Argyle to Host ‘Night to Shine’

Miranda Downe, Junior Writing Editor

February 7, 2017


Filed under Community, Front Page, News

In order to offer special needs students ages 14 to 25 in the North Texas area with a prom-like experience, 'The Well' church will be putting on 'A Night to Shine', sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, Feb. 10. "[Students] are going to gain a really fun night, an inclusive night, a night where ...

TEA Evaluation Reflects on College Readiness

TEA Evaluation Reflects on College Readiness

Christopher Piel, Sports Editor

February 7, 2017


Filed under Front Page, News

The Texas Education Agency recently came up with a new accountability system for evaluating schools. It splits up evaluation into five domains, each rated on an A through F scale. Although the system has not yet been implemented, the school was evaluated as a theoretical evaluation in the 2015-16 school...

‘Spear Phishing’ Scam Takes a Stab at Employees’ Information

‘Spear Phishing’ Scam Takes a Stab at Employees’ Information

Annabel Thorpe, Hannah Wood, and Jaclyn Harris

January 24, 2017


Filed under Community, Front Page, News

A spear phishing email was sent to an anonymous Argyle ISD faculty member on Jan. 18, requesting all current and past district employee W-2 forms. The email appeared to be sent from Superintendent Dr. Telena Wright, and the unnamed employee fulfilled the request, comprising 473 W-2 forms to an unknown sca...

Emma Webb Awarded Five-figure Scholarship

Emma Webb Awarded Five-figure Scholarship

Faith Stapleton, Photography Editor

January 23, 2017


Filed under Band, Front Page, News

Emma Webb's mind went blank after the announcement. The accomplished senior stood there flabbergasted, and couldn't begin to process that she had just won the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Executive Board Scholarship worth $12,500. “[Winning the scholarship] didn't feel real,” Webb said. ...

Youth Organization to Host “Warming Hearts” Clothing Drive Next Month

Youth Organization to Host “Warming Hearts” Clothing Drive Next Month

Brayden Ratcliff, Senior Reporter

January 18, 2017


Filed under Community, Front Page, News

The Argyle Youth Advisory Council (AYAC) was founded last year to teach members about local politics. In addition, the student-run organization has a focus on community service, and will be hosting the second annual Warming Hearts clothing drive at the Town Hall on Feb. 4. "We started Warming Heart...

Band Looks Forward to State Auditions

Band Looks Forward to State Auditions

Faith Stapleton, Photography Editor

January 13, 2017


Filed under Band, News

After successful region and area auditions, seven students from Argyle High School's Band made the Texas All-State Band: Patrick DeSpain on percussion, Gabriella Cate on percussion, Madalyn Williams on trombone, Sierra Albanesi on saxophone, Chloe Kokenes on euphonium, Emma Webb on clarinet, and Audr...

The Talon News: Year In Review

The Talon News: Year In Review

Chad Lyle, Senior Writing Editor

December 31, 2016


Filed under Front Page, News

Revisiting some of our biggest stories from 2016. Girls Basketball Wins Second Consecutive State Championship Director and Crew Make UIL Film History Argyle Boys Golf Wins Their Second State Title in Two Years ‘iGeneration’ State Performance Embodies Emotion, Pride The Class of 2016 ...

Vandalism Incidents Spoil Thanksgiving Break

Vandalism Incidents Spoil Thanksgiving Break

Brayden Ratcliff, Senior Reporter

December 2, 2016


Filed under Community, Front Page, News

According to police reports, multiple accounts of vandalism involving cars being egged were reported to authorities the nights of Nov.  25 and 26. The situation prompted victims to share how they were affected and provided a chance for admin to give advice on how to handle similar incidents. "I wa...

Cross Country Finishes Strong at State

Cross Country Finishes Strong at State

Brayden Ratcliff, Senior Reporter

November 17, 2016


Filed under Cross Country, Eagle Sports, Front Page, News

The girls cross country team and senior Ben Splain competed at the state meet in Round Rock, TX on Nov. 12. The girls placed 10th as a team, with individual placements including Splain finishing 11th, freshman Rhyle McKinney in 15th, and freshman Lanie Rodgers in 22nd. "I think everyone did a great job,...

Eagle Football Begins the Road to State

Eagle Football Begins the Road to State

Christopher Piel, Sports Editor

November 10, 2016


Filed under Football, Front Page, News

The Eagles football team once again finished a successful regular season with a district championship. Going undefeated through the regular season, the Eagles will now be turning their focus to the playoffs. “For us, to be 9-0 is a real tribute to our kids and our program in perpetuating things,”...

November Tradition Returns For A Second Year

November Tradition Returns For A Second Year

John Walsh, Reporter

November 4, 2016


Filed under Front Page, News, Student Life

As Halloween passes, we enter a new holiday season. No, not Thanksgiving. It is time for the famed No Shave November. This relatively recent phenomenon has become a new tradition at Argyle High School. The viral holiday inspires people not to shave their facial hair for the entire month of Novembe...

Phishing Bites AISD Email Accounts

Phishing Bites AISD Email Accounts

Brayden Ratcliff, Senior Reporter

October 26, 2016


Filed under Front Page, News

Four staff members' emails were shut down this past week in response to a phishing scam where recipients received an email from a known contact that asked them to view photos in Dropbox.  Phishing usually occurs when the scammer uses contact information located in an email account; they send out widespread...

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