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Abstinence Education Needs Change

Abstinence Education Needs Change

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...

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...

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,...

Are Exams Necessary to Teach Students?

Are Exams Necessary to Teach Students?

Jaclyn Harris, Junior Writing Editor

July 24, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Front Page, Opinions

The necessity of final exams has been a hot topic among teachers and students alike ever since they were implemented as a part of the school system. While exams can be stressful for some students, they are a necessary evil in order to accurately assess the learning of each individual student. Withou...

Exemption Policy Still in Need of Minor Fix

Exemption Policy Still in Need of Minor Fix

Christopher Piel, Sport Editor

December 12, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Front Page

Once again, the administration will be allowing students to exempt their final exams if they have proper grades and limited absences. However, there is one exception to their policy: classes that will have a STAAR test in the spring are not available for exemptions. This is one of the few flaws in the...

Lip Dub Worthy of Tradition, or Not?

Lip Dub Worthy of Tradition, or Not?

Christopher Piel and Chad Lyle

December 6, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Front Page

FOR by Chad Lyle  Filming continued this week on the second annual Argyle High School lip dub. An idea borrowed from the playbook of typically larger high schools, the lip dub is designed to boost school spirit and present a unified student body to the community. Last year’s attempt was film...

Is a Police Dog Worth the Money?

Is a Police Dog Worth the Money?

Chad Lyle, Senior Writing Editor

October 5, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Front Page, Opinions

As school districts across the nation grapple with the increasing presence of illicit substances on campus, routine "drug dog" checks have become a popular method for discouraging students from being bold enough to bring drugs with them to school. While many school districts are satisfied with these routin...

What’s the Point of Mega Lunch?

What’s the Point of Mega Lunch?

Christopher Piel, Sports Editor

October 5, 2016


Filed under Editorials

As of Monday, the school has been participating in "Mega Lunch" where all students eat lunch during an hour long period. The new schedule has allowed students to participate in various clubs or events during the extended lunch. Although it gives students more time, Mega Lunch is more trouble than it...

Apple Downgrades with iPhone 7 Features

Apple Downgrades with iPhone 7 Features

John Walsh, Junior Reporter

September 15, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Front Page, Opinions

Apple fans everywhere are buzzing with the announcement of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus, but people are slowly realizing that the company’s products have regressed in terms of convenience when it comes to the new “innovations” that the iPhone 7 brings. The first “advancement” that the iPhone ...

Kindness Can Make the Difference

Kindness Can Make the Difference

Brayden Ratcliff, Multimedia Editor

August 7, 2016


Filed under Editorials

High school, for many, is the moment in time where one finds their identity. There are the higher level classes that provide students the opportunity to experience possible careers. Students may also find themselves participating in activities such as sports or fine arts. The school offers many...

Who has More Stress, Students or Adults?

Who has More Stress, Students or Adults?

Faith Stapleton, Reporter

July 17, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Front Page, Opinions, Student Life

Almost everyone in high school has dealt with stress hanging over their heads. The question being brought up nowadays is who has more stress, adults or students, and who handles stress the best?    Over the years, students have been feeling more stressed due to school and the many activities they...

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