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The Stress Regarding Dress

The Stress Regarding Dress

Jordyn Tarrant, Reporter

October 2, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Dress code has once again become a topic of many conversations in the 2017-18 school year. Administrators believe that the way our students dress represents the school and dressing unbecomingly is a cause for distraction among other students; the teachers then decided to stress well dressed, modest,...

Drug Testing Policy Should End

Drug Testing Policy Should End

Christopher Piel, Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2017


Filed under Front Page, Opinions

A new random drug testing policy has been implemented, making any student who participates in extracurricular activities or parks on campus susceptible to drug testing. The policy will consist of a group students being selected randomly, approximately once or twice a month for a urine drug test. If a...

Are Exams Necessary to Teach Students?

Are Exams Necessary to Teach Students?

Jaclyn Harris, Junior Writing Editor

July 24, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Front Page, Opinions

The necessity of final exams has been a hot topic among teachers and students alike ever since they were implemented as a part of the school system. While exams can be stressful for some students, they are a necessary evil in order to accurately assess the learning of each individual student. Withou...

Betsy DeVos Not Good for Future of Public Education

Betsy DeVos Not Good for Future of Public Education

Christopher Piel, Sports Editor

February 23, 2017


Filed under Front Page, Opinions

In the first month of his term, President Donald Trump was able to get his pick for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, confirmed in the Senate. In this historic event, the Vice President cast the tie-breaking vote to place DeVos in her cabinet position. The Michigan billionaire has some views that...

Winter Break Should Be Lengthened

Winter Break Should Be Lengthened

Christopher Piel, Sports Editor

January 20, 2017


Filed under Front Page, Opinions

Following the end of the first semester, students go on winter break, which is an approximately two week long hiatus from school. However, the break is simply not long enough, and it should be extended to allow for an appropriate amount of time for students to rest and be ready for the second semester. The...

Exemption Policy Still in Need of Minor Fix

Exemption Policy Still in Need of Minor Fix

Christopher Piel, Sport Editor

December 12, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Front Page

Once again, the administration will be allowing students to exempt their final exams if they have proper grades and limited absences. However, there is one exception to their policy: classes that will have a STAAR test in the spring are not available for exemptions. This is one of the few flaws in the...

Lip Dub Worthy of Tradition, or Not?

Lip Dub Worthy of Tradition, or Not?

Christopher Piel and Chad Lyle

December 6, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Front Page

FOR by Chad Lyle  Filming continued this week on the second annual Argyle High School lip dub. An idea borrowed from the playbook of typically larger high schools, the lip dub is designed to boost school spirit and present a unified student body to the community. Last year’s attempt was film...

Student Thanks Community, Pink Out Support

Student Thanks Community, Pink Out Support

Faith Stapleton, Photography Editor

October 28, 2016


Filed under Front Page, Opinions

Dear Argyle Community, First of all I would like to say that this community never ceases to amaze me with it's ability to come together as a group and provide shoulders for people to lean on. As someone who is affected by breast cancer daily, I am overwhelmed with happiness in October, when ...

Is a Police Dog Worth the Money?

Is a Police Dog Worth the Money?

Chad Lyle, Senior Writing Editor

October 5, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Front Page, Opinions

As school districts across the nation grapple with the increasing presence of illicit substances on campus, routine "drug dog" checks have become a popular method for discouraging students from being bold enough to bring drugs with them to school. While many school districts are satisfied with these routin...

What’s the Point of Mega Lunch?

What’s the Point of Mega Lunch?

Christopher Piel, Sports Editor

October 5, 2016


Filed under Editorials

As of Monday, the school has been participating in "Mega Lunch" where all students eat lunch during an hour long period. The new schedule has allowed students to participate in various clubs or events during the extended lunch. Although it gives students more time, Mega Lunch is more trouble than it...

Apple Downgrades with iPhone 7 Features

Apple Downgrades with iPhone 7 Features

John Walsh, Junior Reporter

September 15, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Front Page, Opinions

Apple fans everywhere are buzzing with the announcement of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus, but people are slowly realizing that the company’s products have regressed in terms of convenience when it comes to the new “innovations” that the iPhone 7 brings. The first “advancement” that the iPhone ...

Kindness Can Make the Difference

Kindness Can Make the Difference

Brayden Ratcliff, Multimedia Editor

August 7, 2016


Filed under Editorials

High school, for many, is the moment in time where one finds their identity. There are the higher level classes that provide students the opportunity to experience possible careers. Students may also find themselves participating in activities such as sports or fine arts. The school offers many...

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