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American Dream

American Dream

Gracie Hurst, Junior Reporter

December 4, 2019

It is said that today's teenagers experience the highest stress levels yet in comparison to past generations. Imagine dealing with that stress on top of experiencing homesickness and pressure from a family across the Atlantic Ocean. This is what sophomore Kim Karera faces on a daily basis after she...

School Establishes GSA Club

School Establishes GSA Club

Sarah Crowder and Trinity Flaten

November 18, 2019

To educate and promote acceptance, two students founded a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) club. The club meets during A-lunch in World History teacher Matthew Woody’s room.  “Well, I realized that although there are many queer students at Argyle,” senior co-founder Shay Tjandramulia said, “Th...

A Voice Above the Crowd

A Voice Above the Crowd

Gracie Hurst, Junior Reporter

November 7, 2019

She takes a breath. This moment will make or break her audition. She's nervous but exhilarated and ready for greatness. The music starts, and she begins singing. Passion pours out through her soul and into her voice. She has a story to tell, and a captive audience to hear it. Junior Mattie Kelton...

PALs Promote Positivity

PALs Promote Positivity

Emma Campbell, Junior Reporter

November 6, 2019

To help elementary school students that struggle in school, high school physics teacher Lance Sutton established the Peer Assistance and Leadership (PAL) class four years ago. PALs sends junior and senior students to the elementary school campuses to mentor students who need a positive role model. Tod...

Labor of Love

Labor of Love

Ashlynn Roberts, News & Social Media Editor

October 30, 2019

It’s half-time at the football game.  They march out in matching uniforms and shakos, moving in perfect unison across the football field to the rhythm of the drums. The crowd watches in awe as they perform a choreographed show for eight minutes. By the time they are finished, the stands have erup...

16 Students Advance to All-Region Choir, Learn from Past Auditions

16 Students Advance to All-Region Choir, Learn from Past Auditions

Sarah Crowder, Co-Writing Editor

October 22, 2019

Sweaty palms and dry throats can be all too familiar while auditioning. But the chance to perform with the best young singers in the state makes the stage fright worth it. After rehearsing for months and auditioning on Oct. 8, 16 out of 23 choir students made the All-Region Choir, a record for the program...

Human Like You

Human Like You

Billy Mykel, Reporter

September 19, 2019

Denton is a city known for its diversity and social acceptance. Being home to many groups of people and many different lifestyles has created an egalitarian feeling in the heart of the city. Even with this acceptance, oftentimes groups of people become overlooked. While many people tend to forget about the I...

Twinning is Winning

Twinning is Winning

Sarah Crowder, Co-Writing Editor

September 4, 2019

Skipping a grade can be a daunting task, especially to face alone, but having your best friend by your side can make it more manageable. After years of being ahead academically, twins Anusha and Archisha Biswas decided to bypass their sophomore year and move up into the junior class.  “Skippi...

How to get a Jump Start on Next Year

How to get a Jump Start on Next Year

Sarah Crowder, Co-Writing Editor

July 17, 2019

While summer is typically seen as a time for rest, relaxation, and recuperation, it can also be a great time to prepare for next year. Getting ready for school, even a little at a time, can make your year and the transition from summer to school easy and painless. Here are a few tips to help you get ...

How to Stay Healthy Over the Summer

How to Stay Healthy Over the Summer

Lauren Metcalf, Reporter

June 19, 2019

It can be hard to stay motivated in the summer, but there are ways to keep yourself fit while also having fun. The main goal of staying fit over the summer is to make it as enjoyable as possible while also being beneficial to your health. The best ways to stay fit are to: Get thirty minutes of exer...

Top 10 Summer Jobs

Top 10 Summer Jobs

Trinity Flaten, Co-Writing Editor

May 17, 2019

As summer rolls around, many teens are struggling to find jobs. The list below gives possible options: 1. Lifeguard During the summer, waterparks, community pools, and country clubs are always in need of lifeguards. Becoming a certified lifeguard is simpler than many think. There are multiple prog...

3 Methods for Combating Senioritis

3 Methods for Combating Senioritis

Faith Stapleton, Editor

February 22, 2019

Senioritis: a real problem found in high school seniors all around the nation. It can best be described as the feeling of simply not caring anymore and just wanting to be done with school. The end is in sight, but it still seems so far away. With graduation just around the corner, and most students a...

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