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The Limp to 270 (At the Moment with Billy Mykel)

As election day approaches, several key elections remain unpredictable. (Billy Mykel/The Talon News)

Billy Mykel, Opinion Editor

September 29, 2020

As the day of the first Presidential debate arrives in the wake of political wildfires and the nation begins preparing for a bare knuckle night on November 3rd, the outcome of the election seems increasingly unpredictable. Even so, the importance of staying informed and aware of current events is astr...

Trash Builds Up On Campus

Litter has become a big issue at the high school (Stacy Short/The Talon News)

Billy Mykel, Opinion Editor

September 18, 2020

As the student body nears its sixth week of school and the pandemic enters its seventh month, many things have become overlooked in the day-to-day grind. With both students and teachers (who are really just trying to make it through the year) being pulled in every direction, the image of the Argyle campus ...

The Race For Second (At the Moment with Billy Mykel)

Experts raise questions as the presidential race heats up. (Nicholas West / The Talon News)

Billy Mykel, Opinion Editor

September 14, 2020

The upcoming presidential election is set to be one of the most divisive in America’s history, made even more so with accusations of executive overreach, insider trading, and sexual misconduct against both candidates. In the incredibly muddy waters of 2020 political ethics, the vice presidential c...

COVID Affects College Admission Process

Coronavirus has caused many difficulties for incoming freshman applying to college. (Nicholas West / The Talon News)

Gracie Hurst, Reporter

September 9, 2020

The coronavirus has impacted the way colleges conduct admission and approach prospective students.  The pandemic highlighted the socioeconomic differences between lower-income students and higher-income students. In response to COVID, many universities decided to have a test-optional policy for this...

Tik Tok Flop (At the Moment with Billy Mykel)

President Donald Trump signed an executive order giving Tik Tok a deadline before being banned (Nicholas West/The Talon News)

Billy Mykel, Opinion Editor

August 31, 2020

In terms of controversial headlines, rarely does executive action through economic emergency powers against software developed by hostile foreign powers make the cut. Then again, rarely is the targeted software a hit sensation among America’s youth. Late on August 4, President Trump issued executiv...

Improper Mask Use Raises Health Concerns

Students wear masks throughout the school day with many wearing them incorrectly. (Nicholas West / The Talon News)

Trinity Flaten, Director of Print and Podcast

August 24, 2020

To allow students to participate at in-person school, the district opened schools on Aug. 17 with several restrictions, including the requirement of face masks. Students are required to wear masks at all times unless they are eating at lunch or exercising. Many students have begun to wear a variety of...

Can We Fix It…No We Can’t

Companies frequently deny consumers and third-party vendors the right to repair (Nicholas West / The Talon News).

Billy Mykel, Opinion Editor

August 19, 2020

There are few issues that unite voters from such diverse backgrounds like the right to repair does. Bringing together software engineers from Silicon Valley, suburban motorists, and rural farmers, the right for consumers to have access to repair services or the ability to repair something themselves has b...

Revisiting Shattered Glass

The film

Sarah Crowder, Co-Writing Editor

February 25, 2020

Shattered Glass has been enthralling audiences since 2003. The true story follows Stephen Glass, a young, tenacious journalist working for The New Republic in the late 90's. In the movie, he’s bright-eyed and charismatic, with his editor, fellow reporters, and readers hanging off of every word in his fasc...

SAT vs ACT: Which Test Is Best For You

The ACT and SAT tests are college admittance tests that high school students take. (Ashlynn Roberts / The Talon News)

Ashlynn Roberts, News & Social Media Editor

February 24, 2020

As the spring semester is underway, upperclassmen are focusing their efforts on college preparations—specifically college admissions tests such as the ACT and SAT. Seniors are looking to boost their scores for last-minute scholarship opportunities, while juniors take the test so they have an accura...

Peace on Earth (At the Moment with Billy Mykel)

Peace in Afghanistan is a hot button issue that seems to be coming to an end. (Billy Mykel/ The Talon News)

Billy Mykel, Reporter

February 23, 2020

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Pentagon Chief Mike Esper have reached a breakthrough in peace negotiations with the Afghani-Taliban forces, officially announcing an upcoming partial-ceasefire and decrease to violence in the country. These negotiations, despite past hardship, stand a chance at end...

Public Schools Should Bring Back Driver’s Education

Drivers education being taught in school would benefit students and parents and ensure safer driving. (Nick West/ The Talon News)

Gracie Hurst, Junior Reporter

February 18, 2020

With an inundation of online driving programs and third party driving schools, it is hard to know whether today's young drivers are exposed to the same teaching that will help them be defensive and sensible drivers. Public high schools in Texas should take a greater role in positively influencing ...

Abolish the Caucus (At the Moment with Billy Mykel)

Billy Mykel, Reporter

February 7, 2020

Following much anticipation and build up for the start of the primary elections, the Iowa Caucus turned into a disappointment of momentous status. With both Democrats and Republicans following what is the closest primary election in recent history, that will decide not only the outcome of the 2020 el...

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