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Too Restrictive?

Too Restrictive?

Ashlynn Roberts, Reporter

November 14, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Front Page, Opinions

In the United States, 96 percent of schools with internet access monitor students’ activity online, in the hopes of preventing “sexually explicit content.” Although web filtering should be used in all schools, many school districts take it to the extreme by blocking educational websites and video ...

Real Music (Actuality)

Real Music (Actuality)

Campbell Wilmot, Managing and Social Media Editor

November 10, 2018


Filed under Front Page, Opinions

Think back to this week. When was the last time you listened to a song that used a real instrument? From the use of vocal enhancers to the termination of real musical instruments in songs, our aspect of what true music is has been completely altered. According to BBC, over 90 percent of artists producing today are...

Picture Plenty

Picture Plenty

Campbell Wilmot, Managing and Social Media Editor

November 4, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Entertainment, Front Page, Opinions, Student Life

They say “A picture is worth a thousand words,” but is that really the case?   Picture this. You’ve just returned home from spending a few hours hanging out and eating dinner with a group of friends. Now you are home and you get on your phone. How many photos did you and your friends tak...

Kids These Days

Kids These Days

Sarah Crowder, Reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under Front Page, Opinions

“Baby boomers are entitled”, “Millennials want everything handed to them”, “Gen Z kids are addicted to their cellphones”.  Headlines with eye-catching phrases like these are thrown around constantly. People are being defined by their generation, stereotyped and roped in by a title they sh...

New Coffee Shop Brews up Business

New Coffee Shop Brews up Business

Georgia Penn, Reporter

October 3, 2018


Filed under Front Page, Opinions

Located on Long Prairie Road in Flower Mound, 151 Coffee is a coffee shop with a twist. This particular coffee shop is drive-through only. Many who are coffee lovers and addicts, such as myself, are always excited to hear about a new shop opening around town. As much as I love the quaint environment c...

Is the Top Ten Percent Law Necessary?

Is the Top Ten Percent Law Necessary?

Faith Stapleton, Senior Reporter

September 21, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Front Page, Opinions

Texas legislature voted in Texas House Bill 588, often referred to as the “Top 10% Rule,” in 1997 as law. This law is deemed controversial by many and there have been several attempts to repeal it since, the latest being in 2017, with a new bill to completely eliminate the law by Senator Kel Seliger,...

Hozier Music Drops After Four Years

Hozier Music Drops After Four Years

Sarah Crowder and Joe Walsh (Headline Writer)

September 20, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Opinions, Reviews

After a long four year hiatus for fans, Hozier has finally released new music in the form of a four-song EP - Nina Cried Power. Announced on Aug. 31 and released on Sept. 6, the EP has already enjoyed immense success. From the four songs, we get a taste of everything Hozier is known for, with all of ...

Students “Under Pressure”

Students “Under Pressure”

Trinity Flaten, Joe Walsh (Headline Writer), and Mark Mirelez (Headline Writer)

September 17, 2018


Filed under Eagle Sports, Editorials, Fine Arts, Front Page, Opinions

As students progress through middle school and high school they tend to join many extracurricular activities like band, theater, and athletics. With students being in multiple activities, they are often pressured to find time for both or to drop one. “My freshman year [I was] in football. [I] definitely [felt pr...

Band Takes a Stand

Band Takes a Stand

Trinity Flaten, Reporter

September 5, 2018


Filed under Band, Editorials, Fine Arts, Front Page, Opinions

Football season has begun and to make room for fans and students, the band and drill team have been moved to smaller stands next to the permanent stands so the school can sell more general admission tickets. The band and drill team are school programs and should not be moved. The band and dril...

Fine Arts Classes Deserve Recognition

Fine Arts Classes Deserve Recognition

Ashlynn Roberts, Reporter

August 31, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Front Page, Opinions

Although fine arts have been a part of American society for thousands of years, their importance has recently been questioned by numerous people. Many wonder the true value of these classes when core skills such as math, science, and history aren’t taught. Although the classes don’t teach book lessons, the...

The Golden Egg

The Golden Egg

Campbell Wilmot, Managing Editor/ Social Media Editor

July 17, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Front Page, News, Opinions

In the month of May, an exciting new addition was made to the the short list of eateries in the Argyle area. The Golden Egg replaced Savory Bistro, located in Bartonville Town Center. Biko Begaj, the owner, formerly owned the Egg House Cafe in Denton, but later sold it to open the new Golden Egg in B...

Abstinence Education Needs Change

Abstinence Education Needs Change
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Trinity Flaten, Reporter

April 26, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Front Page, Opinions

Throughout the week, the sophomore class has been attending an abstinence program instead of their English classes. Abstinence-only programs do not work and should not be the only sex education taught. Texas was the fifth highest state in the nation with teen pregnancies in 2015, according to the Centers...

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