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Punxsutawney Phil’s Prediction Calls for More Winter

Punxsutawney Phil’s Prediction Calls for More Winter

Erin Eubanks, Reporter

February 5, 2015


Filed under Student Life

Groundhog Day has been a popular tradition that originates from the ancient Christian tradition called Candlemas. Candlemas Day was the mid-point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. According to the tradition, if the weather was nice on this day, the following weeks up until spring were...

Austrian Foreign Exchange Student Comes to Argyle

Austrian Foreign Exchange Student Comes to Argyle

Evan Welsh, Senior Writing Editor

February 2, 2015


Filed under Front Page, Student Life

5,5o6. That's the number of miles foreign exchange student, Alina Mikosch, traveled to get from her home, Graz, Austria, to Argyle, TX. Graz is the second biggest city in Austria, located in the region Styria. It is known for the surrounding mountains and being the home town of Arnold Schwarzeneggar....

Jonathan Davis: More Than A Game

Jonathan Davis: More Than A Game

Matt Davenport, Senior Writing Editor

January 22, 2015


Filed under Front Page, Student Life

Wake up. Practice. Repeat. The only life senior Jonathan Davis has ever known revolves around basketball. He would not want it any other way. Davis has been playing basketball since first grade, and this year, he is leading the charge for the varsity basketball team. As an instantly recognizable...

Divorce – The Story of a Grief-Stricken Student’s Life Through Her Parents Separation

Annabel Thorpe, Managing Editor

December 17, 2014


Filed under Front Page, Student Life

Defeated. Torn. She walked downstairs to the annual family dinner party looking everywhere for her father. She went outside to where the men were sitting, but he was nowhere to be found. As her friends went to sit on their dads’ laps, she stood alone. “I expected my dad to be there,” she said. ...

Angel Tree Dinner Helps Support Families In Need

Angel Tree Dinner Helps Support Families In Need

Annabel Thorpe, Managing Editor

December 12, 2014


Filed under Front Page, Student Life

With Christmas nearing, tis' the season for neatly wrapped presents to be placed under the twinkling tree. For bus driver Gloria Arrendondi, it is another holiday season struggling to provide for her children. "My husband and I do not make a lot of money," Arrendondi said. "We can't buy those...

Erich Gibson Wins Student-Inspired Award for School Spirit

Erich Gibson Wins Student-Inspired Award for School Spirit

Annabel Thorpe and Micki Hirschhorn

October 29, 2014


Filed under Front Page, Student Life

The noise in the stands rose to a roar as the student body rose to their, cheering as loudly as possible. Teachers were on the side line with tears of joy brushing their cheeks. He lifted his wings into the air with a bright smile proudly grasping his award. Hard work and dedication prevails. "...

Editor-in-Chief Embraces New Challenges with Public Speaking

Editor-in-Chief Embraces New Challenges with Public Speaking

Annabel Thorpe, Managing Editor

October 28, 2014


Filed under Front Page, Student Life

As the lights dim for the presentation to start, the crowd falls silent. All eyes turn to the front of the room eagerly awaiting the speaker to enlighten or portray a vision. The presenter takes a deep breath while a slight nervous tap forms a quick-tempo rhythm stretching through his finger tips....

Two Crowns Create One Lifelong Memory

Two Crowns Create One Lifelong Memory

Micki Hirschorn, Reporter

October 22, 2014


Filed under Front Page, Student Life

One moment. Two crowns. Senior homecoming king and queen Conner Bateman and Kenna Roberts were crowned on Oct. 17 at the Wilmer Hutchins football game. The event will leave a lasting mark on the community. “This whole year I have been saying how much Conner deserves to be king,” Roberts said....

Theater to host ‘Haunted Hallway’ Oct. 24, 25

Theater to host ‘Haunted Hallway’ Oct. 24, 25

Christopher Piel, Reporter

October 20, 2014


Filed under Student Life

Fright. One of the many feelings humans love and thrive upon. The theater program is having a very creative fundraiser that will open the weekend of the 24th and 25th. The profits will go toward several places within the fine arts department of the high school and middle school. "We're doi...

‘Top of the World’ Students to Compete in Rock Climbing Pan American Championship

‘Top of the World’ Students to Compete in Rock Climbing Pan American Championship

Jocelyn Pierce

October 16, 2014


Filed under Front Page, Student Life

There are a handful of people that get to be at the top in the world for a sport. Senior Brendan Mitchell and sophomore Gentry Cole got to experience "being at the top" on Sept. 19-23. Gentry and Brendan's families traveled together on Sept. 12th for Sydney, Australia to be a part of some...

Injuries Leave Football Player In The Stands

Injuries Leave Football Player In The Stands

Annabel Thorpe and Matt Davenport

October 9, 2014


Filed under Front Page, Student Life

Tanner Boyzuick, junior ex-rover, sustained multiple injuries and due to his parent’s decision was taken off the football team this season. He is now rumored to be ‘Argyle’s Biggest Fan’. “The energy in the stands vs the game is completely different,” Boyzuick said. “There is nothing...

Argyle Set to Host First ACT

Evan Welsh, Senior Writing Editor

September 12, 2014


Filed under Announcements, Student Life

Any junior or senior in high school knows the stresses of applying for college. Filling out applications, writing essays, and making sure grades are up to standards are just part of the strenuous process. Perhaps one of the most stressful factors of the application process, however, is taking the ACT...

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