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Student's use of the first amendment is put into question when it comes to social media (Photo Courtesy Staff).

Levy vs. Mahanoy Causes Concern Over the First Amendment

Sam Mykel, Reporter May 12, 2021

Social media has quickly become essential in today’s society. With many easily accessible platforms such as Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, and others, controversies will likely arise. Recently,...

The Academic UIL teams won district on March 24, 2021 at Argyle High School (Photo Courtesy Stacy Short)

UIL Teams Break School Record at District

Laini Ledet and Laney Richardson April 13, 2021

After a strong showing in the District UIL meet, the school had 42 students advance to the Regional UIL Meet on April 16-17.  “UIL Academics encompasses rigorous testing and competition in all areas...

Online students face  challenges different from those at in-person school (Laini Ledet/The Talon News).

Effects of the Pandemic

Laini Ledet and Laney Richardson March 4, 2021

Prior to COVID-19, teenagers were already experiencing amounts of stress due to both their academics and overall personal development. When COVID-19 hit, it affected all teens in both positive and negative...

This is what the workspace of a virtual learner oftentimes looks like (Laney Richardson I The Talon News).

Virtual Learning Versus Face to Face Learning

Laini Ledet and Laney Richardson February 11, 2021

While everyone is experiencing a world turned upside down due to COVID-19, students and teachers are making their best efforts to continue learning remotely and in-person. Although no one was prepared...

Technology and social media have become a large part of school due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  (Laney Richardson I The Talon News)

Social Media’s Effects On Students 

Laini Ledet and Laney Richardson January 29, 2021

Social media has become a substantial factor in most young people’s everyday lives and has not only completely changed the way our world communicates but also how we interact with each other. Although...

The Argyle Eagles narrow down the competition in a wild and harrowing round of senior assassin, photo replicated in Argyle, Texas on January 15, 2021. (Katie Ray | The Talon News)

Senior Game Promotes Unity

To bring the grade together, the senior class began a mass game of “senior assassin,” with 26 teams of three, spanning from October to January.  “It’s all about two different teams going against...

The Argyle band claimed the 4A State Marching Band Championship on Dec. 14, 2020 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX (Photo Courtesy of Britt Flaten)

Band Wins State, Avenges Second Place Finish in 2018

Ashlynn Roberts , Director of Productions December 17, 2020

Despite an unexpected year full of hardships, the Argyle Band finished one of its most successful seasons ever and was named the 2020 4A Marching Band State Champions.  “When I found out we won,...

The Aug. 4th explosion in Beirut and the subsequent fires have devastated the beautiful city. (mehdi shojaeian عکاس: مهدی شجاعیان is licensed under CC BY 4.0)

A Beacon To Us

A look into the Lebanese-American relief effort
Billy Mykel, Opinion Editor September 25, 2020

A large storage of ammonium nitrate explosives at the main port in Beirut, Lebanon exploded without warning on Aug. 4, stunning the Lebanese people and the world. “My initial reaction was one of shock...

Colleges across the nation are attacking the corona virus differently. (Nicholas West / The Talon News)

College Life With Covid-19

Sarah Crowder, Director of Web and Digital Content September 21, 2020

As COVID cases continue to rise, colleges across the country are implementing precautions and plans largely through trial and error.  “I kind of got lucky that whenever I got here [the university]...

Junior Nick Rubio wears his gaiter during a scrimmage on August 21 (Josh Fritz / The Talon News).

New Changes Implemented as School Opens

Sam Mykel, Reporter August 28, 2020

This school year has just started and is already looking completely different from any year in the past. Students are walking the halls while wearing masks and spacing out from their peers. While these...

AHS Teacher Jeanna Sutton speaks to students and parents at the new student orientation on Aug. 15 at Argyle High School (Katie Ray / The Talon News).

School Plans Re-Opening Amidst Pandemic

Ashlynn Roberts , Director of Productions August 15, 2020

Most school years, students go into the first day wondering if they will have classes with their friends, who they will sit with at lunch and if they will like their teachers. However, this school...

Protesters in Flower Mound call for change (Katie Ray / The Talon News.)

Black Lives Matter Movement Resurges in Nation, World

Death of George Floyd at Hands of Police Serves as Catalyst for Change
Sarah Crowder, Director of Web and Digital Content June 8, 2020

“I can’t breathe.” This is tragically not the first time a black man has lost his life at the hands of police under questionable circumstances.  Minneapolis resident George Floyd was killed...

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