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People of Great Britain celebrate Guy Fawkes Day on the 5th of November every year to honor the failure of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.

Guy Fawkes Day

Izzy Lester and Abigail McCarroll November 16, 2021

Starting in 1570, under the rule of Queen Elizabeth I, Catholics were increasingly oppressed in the currently Protestant-dominant Britain. After the queen’s death in 1603, King James I rose to power...

First landing of Columbus on the shores of the New World: At San Salvador, W.I., Oct. 12th 1492. New York: Published by Currier & Ives. Repository. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Copyright public domain

Columbus Day Should Sail

Izzy Lester, Editor October 11, 2021

Christopher Columbus’s discovery of America is celebrated every year in the United States on the second Monday of October. This holiday is meant to be used to celebrate the discovery of our continent...

Students meet for guitar club during mega lunch.

Mega Lunch Benefits

Ashley Henderson, Editor October 8, 2021

Mega lunch was reintroduced on campus on September 20, 2021. After less than a week, the hour-long lunch was taken away for one day based on students’ behavior and seating complications. With the possibility...

Students who are quarantined prefer to have a virtual option so they do not fall behind.

Virtual Learning Vital for Students

Owen Norkett, Reporter September 29, 2021

Coming into the new 2021-22 school year, issues of quarantining protocols, distance learning, and more have been of utmost concern for a variety of students, parents, and staff members. With COVID-19 cases...

The American flag flies high on September 11. (The Talon News)

Patriot Day: A Missed Opportunity

Grant Parris, Editor September 11, 2021

Two thousand nine hundred and ninety-six. The estimated number of innocent casualties on September 11 of 2001 is 2,996. Nearly 3,000 citizens with families and friends were erased from the Earth. As September...

A rodeo team at Argyle would give more students a chance to show off their hobbies and talents. (The Talon News).

Pros of an Argyle Rodeo Team

Delaney Lechowit, Reporter May 28, 2021

While Argyle is an area dominated by horse properties there are not teams for people that want to compete with their horse. A rodeo team could be beneficial to Argyle High School for both the riders...

Students 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,...

Reports flow out of China detailing systematic abuses against Muslim populations (China Flag by BWJones is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Inside the Iron Curtain (At the Moment with Billy Mykel)

Billy Mykel, Opinion Editor February 4, 2021

In the waning days of his presidency, former President Trump took one last shot at the Chinese Communist Party, accusing China of waging a genocide against the Uighur Muslim minority group from Xinjiang....

Amazon has expanded into pharmaceuticals (Jordyn Kulesa/The Talon News)

Amazon Pharmacy Unveiled (At the Moment with Billy Mykel)

Billy Mykel, Opinion Editor January 25, 2021

Following years of quiet acquisitions and maneuvering, Amazon has finally announced its entrance into the pharmaceutical industry. The move, which coincides with nationwide focus on both medical prices...

Election season reaches its end with the inauguration of now President Joe Biden. (Nicholas West / The Talon News)

District Bans Inauguration

Billy Mykel, Opinion Editor January 20, 2021

Following months of controversy, disorder, fear, and violence, the Trump administration came to an anticlimactic end, with President Joe Biden being sworn in as President at 10:49 AM (CT). In an inaugural...

Following the Georgia elections the senate has been tied 50-50 (Billy Mykel/The Talon News)

Curtains Close (At the Moment with Billy Mykel)

Billy Mykel, Opinion Editor January 7, 2021

On Jan. 5th, one of the closest and most divisive elections in American history finally came to a close. After a long, dramatic night, ironically similar to November, the night closed with marginal leads...

Cafeteria tables that used to be filled now sit empty as the lunch schedules have reduced capacity (Katie Ray / The Talon News).

Bring Back Mega Lunch

Grant Parris, Junior Reporter December 15, 2020

As Argyle High School reopened for the 2020-2021 school year they had to make many significant changes to the way the school is operated, including changes to the regular school schedule, like taking away...

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