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Kentucky Derby Creates Lasting Memories

Kentucky Derby Creates Lasting Memories

Faith Stapleton, Photography Editor

May 18, 2017

The feeling of being in the crowd as the horses round the final turn for the home stretch in the Kentucky Derby can only be described as surreal.   After the a thirteen hour drive to get to Louisville, seeing Churchill Downs in person for the first time was well worth the trip. My dad and I were w...

Ed Sheeran ➗ (Divide) Review

Ed Sheeran ➗ (Divide) Review

Faith Stapleton, Photography Editor

May 8, 2017

Having sold over half a million copies within its first week of release, Ed Sheeran’s new album, ➗ (Divide), has been the best selling album of the year so far. His first release since 2014’s X, Sheeran has once again proven his ability to write hits. Before releasing the whole record, he relea...

The Glass Castle Earns Praise From Sophomore Class

The Glass Castle Earns Praise From Sophomore Class

Faith Stapleton, Photography Editor

March 8, 2017

During their sophomore year, students have to read The Glass Castle for their English class. Most students who normally don't enjoy the books students have to read in English end up thoroughly enjoying this one. The Glass Castle is a memoir about the Jeannette Walls' adventurous and crazy childhood. Wit...

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

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...

Maty Noyes Makes Herself Known With Debut EP

Maty Noyes Makes Herself Known With Debut EP

Faith Stapleton, Photography Editor

February 22, 2017

Maty Noyes, whose debuting her first extended play with Republic Records, Noyes Complaint, has already made her mark on the pop music industry. Appearing on many singles in major motion pictures, such as “Haunted” from Secret in Their Eyes and “Love You with a Bang” from Mr. Right, Noyes ha...

Grease Proves to be a ‘Must See’

Grease Proves to be a ‘Must See’

Chad Lyle, Senior Writing Editor

January 20, 2017

The Argyle Theater Department’s rendition of Grease, billed as the largest production they have ever attempted, is unexpectedly excellent. In all candor, I walked into the auditorium with my expectations set lower than they should have been. The show had all the markings of being a great success, b...

Winter Break Should Be Lengthened

Winter Break Should Be Lengthened

Christopher Piel, Sports Editor

January 20, 2017

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...

La La Land Has Critics Singing Praise

La La Land Has Critics Singing Praise

Hudson McCabe, Senior Reporter

January 18, 2017

It's been said before but it's worth repeating: they don't make movies like La La Land anymore. La La Land may technically be a modern musical, but it has more similarities to Hollywood's golden age films like Singing In The Rain and On The Town more than gaudy recent efforts like Les Mis or Moulin R...

Exemption Policy Still in Need of Minor Fix

Exemption Policy Still in Need of Minor Fix

Christopher Piel, Sport Editor

December 12, 2016

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

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...

Hacksaw Ridge Review

Hacksaw Ridge Review

John Walsh, Reporter

November 16, 2016

On November 4, Hacksaw Ridge made its debut in theaters. The movie follows the story of a man named Desmond T. Doss (played by Andrew Garfield) who lives in Lynchburg, Virginia. Doss, after helping an injured man to the hospital, meets Dorothy Shutte, whom he instantly falls in love with. Doss, however, i...

Student Thanks Community, Pink Out Support

Student Thanks Community, Pink Out Support

Faith Stapleton, Photography Editor

October 28, 2016

Dear Argyle Community, First of all I would like to say that this community never ceases to amaze me with it's ability to come together as a group and provide shoulders for people to lean on. As someone who is affected by breast cancer daily, I am overwhelmed with happiness in October, when ...

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