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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

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

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...

Valentine’s Day Isn’t As Sweet As It Seems

Valentine’s Day Isn’t As Sweet As It Seems

Sarah Crowder, Reporter

February 15, 2018


Filed under Front Page, Opinions

Valentine’s Day began as a celebration of one of the three martyred saints named Valentine and has since evolved into a commercial holiday for showing love for partners, friends, and family. A holiday that started out with good intentions has become a cash grab for card companies and an empty gest...

Rapid Urbanization Harms Community

Rapid Urbanization Harms Community

Jaclyn Harris, Editorial Manager

January 23, 2018


Filed under Front Page, Opinions, Uncategorized

Rapid economic growth and development are two of the main factors driving Argyle’s population boom. Schools are packed, filling up new seats as soon as they can provide them, and new buildings seem to be sprouting up every day. Ultimately, rapid urbanization will most likely lead to the deterioration of both ...

‘Time’s Up’ for Inequality

‘Time’s Up’ for Inequality

Trinity Flaten, Reporter

January 16, 2018


Filed under Front Page, Opinions

The Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, founded January 1, 2018, works against harassment and inequality of women, and it has already become the talk of the nation, calling out men accused of misconduct. The Time’s Up movement is important to all women, showing that harassment is not limited to cert...

Not Much Change For Net Neutrality

Not Much Change For Net Neutrality

Trinity Flaten, Junior Reporter

December 29, 2017


Filed under Front Page, Opinions

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to repeal net neutrality on Dec. 14. Net neutrality is the principle that internet service providers should treat everything on the internet equally and never prevent customers from viewing certain websites. Immediately after net neutrality was repeale...

Student Press Laws Need Improvement

Student Press Laws Need Improvement

Jaclyn Harris, Reporter

December 9, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Front Page, Opinions

Student press organizations are one of the leading platforms in providing students, school administrators, and parents with information regarding both day-to-day life and breaking news stories which affect the community. However, when controversial cases and sensitive topics arise, the law often fai...

The Stress Regarding Dress

The Stress Regarding Dress

Jordyn Tarrant, Reporter

October 2, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Dress code has once again become a topic of many conversations in the 2017-18 school year. Administrators believe that the way our students dress represents the school and dressing unbecomingly is a cause for distraction among other students; the teachers then decided to stress well dressed, modest,...

Drug Testing Policy Should End

Drug Testing Policy Should End

Christopher Piel, Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2017


Filed under Front Page, Opinions

A new random drug testing policy has been implemented, making any student who participates in extracurricular activities or parks on campus susceptible to drug testing. The policy will consist of a group students being selected randomly, approximately once or twice a month for a urine drug test. If a...

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