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Students Reflect on Lessons from ‘Shattered Dreams’

Students Reflect on Lessons from ‘Shattered Dreams’

Annabel Thorpe, Managing Editor

June 1, 2015


Filed under Front Page, Student Life

Bewildered and confused, the student body sat listing to the sound of sirens coming over the intercom with an announcement of a student death soon to follow. Little did the student body know that they were about to participate in The Shattered Dreams program. The Shattered Dreams program influenced...

State Track Runner Erik Ramon Recounts His Success

State Track Runner Erik Ramon Recounts His Success

Brayden Ratcliff, Reporter

May 20, 2015


Filed under Eagle Sports, Front Page, Student Life, Track

Moving to a new school senior year is a challenge in itself. Not only adjusting, but excelling in a new atmosphere is an incredible feat. Erik Ramon moved to Argyle this year from Guyer. Dedicated to working hard in sports, Ramon has made himself a leader in the school's athletic program. He contributed...

Lady Eagle Seniors Prepare for State Game

Lady Eagle Seniors Prepare for State Game

Evan Welsh, Senior Writing Editor

March 4, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Student Life, Uncategorized

Determined. The seniors of the Lady Eagle basketball team used this one word to describe their team. As they move forward to the state tournament, it is this word that has stuck with them as seniors Claire Betzhold, Delaney Sain, Jesse Sheridan, and Madison Stapleton prepare for their last games in high...

Seniors Reflect on High School Career After Making College Decisions

Seniors Reflect on High School Career After Making College Decisions

Annabel Thorpe and Christopher Piel

February 13, 2015


Filed under Eagle Sports, Front Page, Student Life

Friday night lights. He lives for the feeling, the family, and the game. Nothing will take that away. Senior Matt Hiter signed to Trinity Valley college as an offensive lineman on Feb. 4. Hiter began his football journey in sixth grade and will continue to play well into his college career. "I...

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....

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