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Is the Top Ten Percent Law Necessary?

Is the Top Ten Percent Law Necessary?

Faith Stapleton, Senior Reporter

September 21, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Front Page, Opinions

Texas legislature voted in Texas House Bill 588, often referred to as the “Top 10% Rule,” in 1997 as law. This law is deemed controversial by many and there have been several attempts to repeal it since, the latest being in 2017, with a new bill to completely eliminate the law by Senator Kel Seliger,...

Hozier Music Drops After Four Years

Hozier Music Drops After Four Years

Sarah Crowder and Joe Walsh (Headline Writer)

September 20, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Opinions, Reviews

After a long four year hiatus for fans, Hozier has finally released new music in the form of a four-song EP - Nina Cried Power. Announced on Aug. 31 and released on Sept. 6, the EP has already enjoyed immense success. From the four songs, we get a taste of everything Hozier is known for, with all of ...

Students “Under Pressure”

Students “Under Pressure”

Trinity Flaten, Joe Walsh (Headline Writer), and Mark Mirelez (Headline Writer)

September 17, 2018


Filed under Eagle Sports, Editorials, Fine Arts, Front Page, Opinions

As students progress through middle school and high school they tend to join many extracurricular activities like band, theater, and athletics. With students being in multiple activities, they are often pressured to find time for both or to drop one. “My freshman year [I was] in football. [I] definitely [felt pr...

Band Takes a Stand

Band Takes a Stand

Trinity Flaten, Reporter

September 5, 2018


Filed under Band, Editorials, Fine Arts, Front Page, Opinions

Football season has begun and to make room for fans and students, the band and drill team have been moved to smaller stands next to the permanent stands so the school can sell more general admission tickets. The band and drill team are school programs and should not be moved. The band and dril...

Fine Arts Classes Deserve Recognition

Fine Arts Classes Deserve Recognition

Ashlynn Roberts, Reporter

August 31, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Front Page, Opinions

Although fine arts have been a part of American society for thousands of years, their importance has recently been questioned by numerous people. Many wonder the true value of these classes when core skills such as math, science, and history aren’t taught. Although the classes don’t teach book lessons, the...

The Golden Egg

The Golden Egg

Campbell Wilmot, Managing Editor/ Social Media Editor

July 17, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Front Page, News, Opinions

In the month of May, an exciting new addition was made to the the short list of eateries in the Argyle area. The Golden Egg replaced Savory Bistro, located in Bartonville Town Center. Biko Begaj, the owner, formerly owned the Egg House Cafe in Denton, but later sold it to open the new Golden Egg in B...

Abstinence Education Needs Change

Abstinence Education Needs Change
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Trinity Flaten, Reporter

April 26, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Front Page, Opinions

Throughout the week, the sophomore class has been attending an abstinence program instead of their English classes. Abstinence-only programs do not work and should not be the only sex education taught. Texas was the fifth highest state in the nation with teen pregnancies in 2015, according to the Centers...

Chamber of Commerce Closes

Chamber of Commerce Closes

Sarah Crowder, Reporter

April 19, 2018


Filed under Community, Front Page, Opinions

A chamber of commerce is an organization that aims to further the interests of local businesses in a community. The Argyle Chamber of Commerce is shutting down due to lack of new members and little need. The Argyle Chamber of Commerce is unnecessary at this point in time and should be closed. ...

Tipline System to Prevent School Crimes

Tipline System to Prevent School Crimes

Ashlynn Roberts, Reporter

April 18, 2018


Filed under Community, Front Page, Opinions

In 2016, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted a survey that found nearly 90% of public schools have a written plan for responding to school shootings. Since the survey, there has been a rising trend in the amount of school violence, and many high schools are implementing new sa...

STAAR Separates Students By Gender

Ashlynn Roberts, Reporter

April 16, 2018


Filed under Front Page, Opinions

STAAR testing scores are expected to be significantly higher this year after students were split into classrooms by gender. Numerous surveys have been done that have all found the same result- when students are split according to their gender, test scores are significantly higher. Although dividing stude...

Under Pressure

Sarah Crowder, Reporter

April 4, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Front Page, Opinions

Every day from the minute students set foot in a high school, and even beforehand, students hear the phrase "It looks good on a college application" more times than they can count. Too much pressure is put on students to do things that look attractive on college applications, especially with college...

Too Much Publicity

Too Much Publicity

Sarah Crowder, Reporter

March 2, 2018


Filed under Front Page, Opinions

For the past few years, and recently after the shooting in Parkland, Florida, Argyle High School has gotten a mass of national media coverage, from news outlets like the L. A. Times and NBC due to trained teachers being permitted to carry on campus. This much coverage and attention can possibly be dangerous for s...

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