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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

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

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

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...

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...

Betsy DeVos Not Good for Future of Public Education

Betsy DeVos Not Good for Future of Public Education

Christopher Piel, Sports Editor

February 23, 2017


Filed under Front Page, Opinions

In the first month of his term, President Donald Trump was able to get his pick for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, confirmed in the Senate. In this historic event, the Vice President cast the tie-breaking vote to place DeVos in her cabinet position. The Michigan billionaire has some views that...

Winter Break Should Be Lengthened

Winter Break Should Be Lengthened

Christopher Piel, Sports Editor

January 20, 2017


Filed under Front Page, Opinions

Following the end of the first semester, students go on winter break, which is an approximately two week long hiatus from school. However, the break is simply not long enough, and it should be extended to allow for an appropriate amount of time for students to rest and be ready for the second semester. The...

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...

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