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New iPhone SE Unveiled

Apple has unveiled its new iPhone SE. (Nicholas West / The Talon New)

Nicholas West, Reporter

May 18, 2020

Due to Covid-19, Apple was unable to host an event and instead released their new iPhone SE on April 24 through a press release. This phone is the second iPhone Apple has made in their SE series, the first coming out back in 2016. The main selling point of the SE is putting new technology in the shell of ...

Revisiting Shattered Glass

The film

Sarah Crowder, Co-Writing Editor

February 25, 2020

Shattered Glass has been enthralling audiences since 2003. The true story follows Stephen Glass, a young, tenacious journalist working for The New Republic in the late 90's. In the movie, he’s bright-eyed and charismatic, with his editor, fellow reporters, and readers hanging off of every word in his fasc...

SAT vs ACT: Which Test Is Best For You

The ACT and SAT tests are college admittance tests that high school students take. (Ashlynn Roberts / The Talon News)

Ashlynn Roberts, News & Social Media Editor

February 24, 2020

As the spring semester is underway, upperclassmen are focusing their efforts on college preparations—specifically college admissions tests such as the ACT and SAT. Seniors are looking to boost their scores for last-minute scholarship opportunities, while juniors take the test so they have an accura...

Peace on Earth (At the Moment with Billy Mykel)

Peace in Afghanistan is a hot button issue that seems to be coming to an end. (Billy Mykel/ The Talon News)

Billy Mykel, Reporter

February 23, 2020

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Pentagon Chief Mike Esper have reached a breakthrough in peace negotiations with the Afghani-Taliban forces, officially announcing an upcoming partial-ceasefire and decrease to violence in the country. These negotiations, despite past hardship, stand a chance at end...

Public Schools Should Bring Back Driver’s Education

Drivers education being taught in school would benefit students and parents and ensure safer driving. (Nick West/ The Talon News)

Gracie Hurst, Junior Reporter

February 18, 2020

With an inundation of online driving programs and third party driving schools, it is hard to know whether today's young drivers are exposed to the same teaching that will help them be defensive and sensible drivers. Public high schools in Texas should take a greater role in positively influencing ...

Abolish the Caucus (At the Moment with Billy Mykel)

Billy Mykel, Reporter

February 7, 2020

Following much anticipation and build up for the start of the primary elections, the Iowa Caucus turned into a disappointment of momentous status. With both Democrats and Republicans following what is the closest primary election in recent history, that will decide not only the outcome of the 2020 el...

It’s Time For A Female President…Just Not Who You Think (At the Moment with Billy Mykel)

Nikki Haley speaks at City Year in support of schools in need. (

Billy Mykel, Reporter

January 24, 2020

Following many hardships and scandals, including the beginning of the impeachment trial on Jan. 16, the Republican party has been faced with the real possibility of a 2020 loss for the Trump-Pence campaign. In light of this, many people have, despite the unconventional appearance, called for either t...

Green Alternatives

High school students have the option to refill their water bottles at the various drink stations throughout the school. (Gracie Hurst / The Talon News)

Gracie Hurst, Junior Reporter

January 17, 2020

Even though today’s environmental situation seems dire and as though nothing can be changed, there are differences people can make on a daily basis in order to cut down on pollution and lead to a greener earth. In order to do this people need to recycle and reuse, reduce their carbon footprints, and ra...

Multiple Streaming Platforms Compete for Viewers

With many companies releasing their own streaming services, the whole concept of a streaming platform is defeated. (Trinity Flaten / The Talon News)

Trinity Flaten, Co-Writing Editor

January 10, 2020

Recently there has been a huge growth in the number of streaming platforms. Late last year, Disney released Disney+ and NBC has announced the release of its streaming platform 'Peacock' for later this year. These are just two of the many platforms that will be joining Netflix and Hulu. With every...

Oculus Quest

Apple's latest Oculus Quest is a hands-free device. (Nicholas West / The Talon News)

Nicholas West, Junior Reporter

December 22, 2019

Oculus recently came out with a new VR headset called the Oculus Quest. This headset system is all in one headset and needs no PC to use. The Oculus also has a 2-4 hour battery life depending on the game being played.  The Oculus is easy to set up. To use it, the user simply has to put the headset o...

Importance of Being Human

Choir students perform at the annual winter concert on December 16, 2019 at Argyle High School in Argyle, Texas. (Alex Daggett / The Talon News)

Gracie Hurst, Junior Reporter

December 17, 2019

All around the school, we see the influence of the arts. We can hear music and singing, and we can see dancing, painting, acting, and drawing. Not only do the arts and humanities include the performing and visual arts, but also literature, social studies, and foreign languages. The arts and humanities are ...

California Addresses Cause of Wildfires (At the Moment with Billy Mykel)

Catastrophic California wildfires spread across the state. (Sarah Crowder / The Talon News)

Billy Mykel, Reporter

November 11, 2019

California governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency on Oct. 28 as massive wildfires threatened counties across the state. California is currently facing over 11 fires that are quickly gaining size and destructive power. The Kincade fire, the biggest of the 11, has scorched over 76,100 acres ...

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