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How the Government Shutdown Affects the American People

How the Government Shutdown Affects the American People

Billy Mykel, Reporter

January 10, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Front Page, Opinions

On Christmas morning, as millions of Americans celebrated the holiday season with their families, President Trump drew a metaphorical line in the sand as he refused to sign in to law several budgets to fund the government over disputes of the border wall. These events have led the government into a ...

Do Grades Define Intelligence?

Do Grades Define Intelligence?

Ashlynn Roberts, Reporter

December 14, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Front Page, Opinions

In a world where college acceptance rates are slimming down and the difference between each class rank is steadily shrinking, good grades are more vital than ever. What used to be a major accomplishment is now an expectation of all students, and many current high school students are feeling the pressu...

Gifted, Talented Program Limits Opportunities, Shows Few Results

Gifted, Talented Program Limits Opportunities, Shows Few Results

Sarah Crowder, Reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Front Page, Opinions

Schools across the country have Gifted and Talented (G/T) programs filled with “naturally gifted” kids who receive special attention and curriculum. The Texas Education Code defines one of these students as "exhibiting high-performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area; pos...

Too Restrictive?

Too Restrictive?

Ashlynn Roberts, Reporter

November 14, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Front Page, Opinions

In the United States, 96 percent of schools with internet access monitor students’ activity online, in the hopes of preventing “sexually explicit content.” Although web filtering should be used in all schools, many school districts take it to the extreme by blocking educational websites and video ...

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,...

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...

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

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...

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