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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...

Argyle Wins Sixth Consecutive Lone Star Cup Title

Argyle Wins Sixth Consecutive Lone Star Cup Title

Trinity Flaten and Kiernyn Lund

September 28, 2017


Filed under Front Page, News

Given to the school with the most earned points from UIL events, the Lone Star Cup was presented on Friday, Sept. 22, raising Argyle's Lone Star Cup holdings to eight. “No one gets to do something like this, especially this many times,” principal James Hill said. “We are very fortunate.” A...

Blood Drive Draws 74 Pints

Blood Drive Draws 74 Pints

Sarah Crowder, Reporter

September 22, 2017


Filed under News

To give back and save lives, Student Council and Carter Bloodcare put on one of their two blood drives of the year in the Auxiliary Gym on Sept. 20. “I think that it is a really good opportunity for kids to give back,” Student Council sponsor Daina Hunt said. “It’s a really simple way for y...

First Annual Staff & Student Tennis Tournament Unifies School

First Annual Staff & Student Tennis Tournament Unifies School

Miranda Downe, Junior Writing Editor

May 20, 2017


Filed under Front Page, News

To raise money for the tennis program and build valuable student/teacher relationships outside the classroom, the Argyle Tennis Team hosted a Staff & Student Tennis Tournament May 9 on the courts. "My favorite takeaway [from the event was] the time my kids (my players) got to spend with their teacher...

Hail Storm Brings Costly Damage

Hail Storm Brings Costly Damage

Faith Stapleton, Photography Editor

April 3, 2017


Filed under Front Page, News

Hail raged down on roofs, windows, and cars on Sunday, March 26, causing hundreds of dollars of damage with every hit. The hail storm only lasted about five minutes, but it cost families all over Argyle with its destructive blows.   “I always have concern when we have bad weather coming in," Tr...

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