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New Students, Teachers Deal with COVID-19 Precautions

New Assistance Principal Taylor Gilbreath learns how to navigate a new school during a pandemic. (Josh Fritz / The Talon News)

Sarah Crowder and Ashlynn Roberts

September 3, 2020

As the entire district is learning to adapt and overcome, new students and teachers are being thrown into an even more challenging set of circumstances.  “I’m glad things are working out, but I’m wondering how long it’s going to last,” new English and Journalism I teacher Mike Birnbaum s...

Insights on Virtual Schooling

Virtual students meet through google meets (Nicholas West/The Talon News)

Laney Richardson, Junior Reporter

September 1, 2020

Our world has been turned upside down, and we now have a "new normal." From how we greet each other to how we go out to dinner, life has drastically changed. We left for spring break excited about having a week off from school, only to find out that we would not return to school at all. The country was...

Seniors Cross Finish Line

Seniors sit on the track six feet apart from each other while waiting for their turn to walk across stage at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas on May 18, 2020. (Alex Daggett / The Talon News)

Ashlynn Roberts, News & Social Media Editor

May 20, 2020

Social distancing. Pandemic. Quarantine. For the Class of 2020, these are the things they will remember most about their senior year. Besides missing the typical spring senior year events such as prom (which is still on for this summer), sports and UIL events, this year’s graduating class a...

Making A Difference

Senior Hailey Hains created handmade masks to show her support for local health care professionals and first responders. (Photo Courtesy Hailey Hains)

Hailey Hains, Contributor

April 2, 2020

*Information Provided by Hailey Hains* Many people have asked me over the last few weeks, how do you feel about what is going on? As a senior in high school,  I am trying to navigate the journey of choosing a college, getting scholarships, and planning for the future. These things are no...

Across the Globe: Argyle’s First Multi-Cultural Fair

Student ambassadors share their country's culture through food, music and activities at the Multi-Cultural Day Fair on February 26, 2020 at Argyle High School. (Gracie Hurst / The Talon News)

Gracie Hurst, Junior Reporter

March 4, 2020

Student ambassadors and AP World History teacher Matthew Woody hosted our school's first annual Multi-cultural Fair as a way to celebrate diversity and cultures that have representation in our school. "I had a great experience as this was my first time ever working a booth but I’m very glad I did,...

Freshman Overcomes Eating Disorder

Estelle Brower journals her  experiences as a way of overcoming the past. (Emma Campbell / The Talon News)

Emma Campbell, Junior Reporter

February 3, 2020

In eighth grade, freshman Estelle Brower started struggling with her eating habits. In 2019, she overcame her eating disorder after seeking the help of her parents and professionals. For her, running was not just a way to exercise, but it was a way of staying in control.  “It was natural,” Bro...

Australian Fires Spark Fundraiser

Students can help donate money to the Australian Koala Foundation in order to adopt a koala for one year and help with the environmental crisis in Australia. (Gracie Hurst / The Talon News)

Gracie Hurst, Junior Reporter

January 29, 2020

First, a spark, then a crackle as fire overtakes the Australian landscape, leading to the destruction of millions of animals and the loss of their natural habitats. This is the grim reality that Australians are currently facing, and the effects of these bush fires will have long-term impacts on the eco...

American Dream

Sophomore Kim Karera is from Rwanda and came to the United States to get a better education and work hard in order to make her family proud. (Gracie Hurst / The Talon News)

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

Argyle's GSA meets on Mondays in AP World History Teacher Matthew Woody's class. (Sarah Crowder / The Talon News)

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

Junior Mattie Kelton is accomplished in music and follows her passion for singing by continuing to audition for The Voice. (Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Kelton)

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

PAL students stand outside Group Dynamix after some group bonding on September 25, 2019 in Carrollton, Texas. (Photo Courtesy of Lance Sutton)

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. To...

Labor of Love

The Argyle Marching Band competes at the Sounds of Springtown Marching Competition on Oct. 12, 2019. (Delaney Lechowit | The Talon News)

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...

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