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The American flag flies high on September 11. (The Talon News)

Patriot Day: A Missed Opportunity

Grant Parris, Editor September 11, 2021

Two thousand nine hundred and ninety-six. The estimated number of innocent casualties on September 11 of 2001 is 2,996. Nearly 3,000 citizens with families and friends were erased from the Earth. As September...

A rodeo team at Argyle would give more students a chance to show off their hobbies and talents. (The Talon News).

Pros of an Argyle Rodeo Team

Delaney Lechowit, Reporter May 28, 2021

While Argyle is an area dominated by horse properties there are not teams for people that want to compete with their horse. A rodeo team could be beneficial to Argyle High School for both the riders...

Student's use of the first amendment is put into question when it comes to social media (Photo Courtesy Staff).

Levy vs. Mahanoy Causes Concern Over the First Amendment

Sam Mykel, Reporter May 12, 2021

Social media has quickly become essential in today’s society. With many easily accessible platforms such as Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, and others, controversies will likely arise. Recently,...

Reports flow out of China detailing systematic abuses against Muslim populations (

Inside the Iron Curtain (At the Moment with Billy Mykel)

A look into the growing crisis in China
Billy Mykel, Opinion Editor February 4, 2021

In the waning days of his presidency, former President Trump took one last shot at the Chinese Communist Party, accusing China of waging a genocide against the Uighur Muslim minority group from Xinjiang....

Amazon has expanded into pharmaceuticals (Jordyn Kulesa/The Talon News)

Amazon Pharmacy Unveiled (At the Moment with Billy Mykel)

Billy Mykel, Opinion Editor January 25, 2021

Following years of quiet acquisitions and maneuvering, Amazon has finally announced its entrance into the pharmaceutical industry. The move, which coincides with nationwide focus on both medical prices...

Election season reaches its end with the inauguration of now President Joe Biden. (Nicholas West / The Talon News)

District Bans Inauguration

Billy Mykel, Opinion Editor January 20, 2021

Following months of controversy, disorder, fear, and violence, the Trump administration came to an anticlimactic end, with President Joe Biden being sworn in as President at 10:49 AM (CT). In an inaugural...

Following the Georgia elections the senate has been tied 50-50 (Billy Mykel/The Talon News)

Curtains Close (At the Moment with Billy Mykel)

A look at the Georgia election results
Billy Mykel, Opinion Editor January 7, 2021

On Jan. 5th, one of the closest and most divisive elections in American history finally came to a close. After a long, dramatic night, ironically similar to November, the night closed with marginal leads...

Cafeteria tables that used to be filled now sit empty as the lunch schedules have reduced capacity (Katie Ray / The Talon News).

Bring Back Mega Lunch

Grant Parris, Junior Reporter December 15, 2020

As Argyle High School reopened for the 2020-2021 school year they had to make many significant changes to the way the school is operated, including changes to the regular school schedule, like taking away...

A New Day, A New War (At the Moment with Billy Mykel)

Billy Mykel, Opinion Editor December 8, 2020

It has been over a year since President Trump announced his controversial decision to withdraw U.S. troops stationed to protect Kurdish-held territory in Iraq and Syria. This decision, made after a phone...

For the first time in years, students are not allowed to exempt semester exams (Sarah Crowder / The Talon News).

Exemptions Cancelled

District requires students to take exams due to Covid
Sarah Crowder, Director of Web and Digital Content December 3, 2020

This year has been less than normal. The first semester has been filled with rapid changes and last-minute fixes; administrators, teachers, and students alike have been throwing things at the wall to see...

The 2020 election, one of the most divisive in history, is still far from over (Nicholas West / The Talon News).

You’re Fired (At the Moment with Billy Mykel)

A look into the final election results
Billy Mykel, Opinion Editor November 16, 2020

After a long and grueling campaign season, which pitted the American people violently against each other for months on end, the much needed peace and relief to come with the end of the election season...

Prisoners face harsh conditions in prison, which leads to mental health and problems upon reentering society, which prison reform addresses.

Imprisoned by Injustice

Gracie Hurst, Reporter October 29, 2020

Reading Truman Capote’s novel In Cold Blood brings into question the correlation between crime and mental health, and how the justice system treats these issues.  Not only is mental illness before...

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