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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...

Mega Lunch Sparks Student Involvement

Mega Lunch Sparks Student Involvement

Miranda Downe, Junior Writing Editor

October 14, 2016


Filed under Front Page, News, Student Life

As a result of the recently implemented mega lunch schedule, existing organizations are rapidly expanding, and new clubs are taking off. “Now that mega lunch is here, [our clubs have] gotten pretty big,” Challenge Day Club and TACO Tuesday Club sponsor Jeanna Sutton said. “We’ve had to br...

Mega Lunch to Make October Debut

Mega Lunch to Make October Debut

Miranda Downe, Junior Writing Editor

September 28, 2016


Filed under Front Page, News

In order to give students more freedom and increase passing rates, a new combined block lunch schedule, or mega-lunch, will be introduced the first week of October. “Basically, it’s one lunch, but it’s divided into two parts,” principal James Hill said. “Kids have the option of eating for ...

Argyle Brings New Tradition with ‘Parade of Champions’

Argyle Brings New Tradition with ‘Parade of Champions’

Miranda Downe, Junior Writing Editor

September 21, 2016


Filed under Front Page, News

In order to increase community spirit and improve old tradition, an alternative to the Homecoming Parade, the 'Parade of Champions', will be held Wednesday, Sept. 21 in the football stadium. “It’s going to look like the opening ceremony of the olympics when all the countries come in and parade aro...

Homecoming Extravaganza to Unify Student Body

Homecoming Extravaganza to Unify Student Body

Brayden Ratcliff, Senior Reporter

September 19, 2016


Filed under Front Page, News

The Homecoming Extravaganza will begin directly after the game on Friday and last for two hours in the cafeteria. Admission is free, and there will be Snappy Snow snowcones, Bubble Soccer, pizza and a DJ to accommodate the event. “Our whole theme this year is ‘We Are Argyle,’” Student Co...

New Monitors Introduced in All Campus Classrooms

New Monitors Introduced in All Campus Classrooms

Brayden Ratcliff, Senior Reporter

September 13, 2016


Filed under Front Page, News

Every AISD classroom started the year equipped with a Dell C7017T monitor, an interactive screen that can be used by teachers to enhance classroom learning. The district purchased the monitors with money set aside in the 2014 Bond Package for all three campuses. "Part of the money was set aside in the bond...

National News Round-up for the Week of September 5th, 2016

Chad Lyle, Senior Writing Editor

September 8, 2016


Filed under Front Page, News

1. Fox News To Pay $20 Million To Gretchen Carlson To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit The former co-host of Fox & Friends filed a lawsuit in July alleging that Roger Ailes, the then-Chairman of Fox News, sexually harassed her during her tenure at the network. Ailes has since resigned, and as of Tu...

A Closer Look at the Front Desk

A Closer Look at the Front Desk

Faith Stapleton, Reporter

August 17, 2016


Filed under Front Page, News, Student Life

The continuous sound of fingers hitting the keyboard fills the room as the ladies work in comfortable silence. Head of attendance, Candace Jefferies, takes a break for minute and then gets back to work.   “The most stressful part of my job is when it’s really busy,” Jefferies said. “I don...

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