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The Curtains Close (At the Moment with Billy Mykel)

Following the Georgia elections the senate has been tied 50-50 (Billy Mykel/The Talon News)
A look at the Georgia election results
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...

Bring Back Mega Lunch

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

A New Day, A New War (At the Moment with Billy Mykel)

December 8, 2020

It has been over a year since President Trump announced his controversial decision to withdraw U.S. troops stationed to protect Kurdish-held territory in Iraq and Syria. This decision, made after a phone...

Exemptions Cancelled

For the first time in years, students are not allowed to exempt semester exams (Sarah Crowder / The Talon News).
District requires students to take exams due to Covid
December 3, 2020

This year has been less than normal. The first semester has been filled with rapid changes and last-minute fixes; administrators, teachers, and students alike have been throwing things at the wall to see...

You’re Fired (At the Moment with Billy Mykel)

The 2020 election, one of the most divisive in history, is still far from over (Nicholas West / The Talon News).
A look into the final election results
November 16, 2020

After a long and grueling campaign season, which pitted the American people violently against each other for months on end, the much needed peace and relief to come with the end of the election season...

Imprisoned by Injustice

Prisoners face harsh conditions in prison, which leads to mental health and problems upon reentering society, which prison reform addresses.
October 29, 2020

Reading Truman Capote’s novel In Cold Blood brings into question the correlation between crime and mental health, and how the justice system treats these issues.  Not only is mental illness before...

Teaching with Covid-19 from a Box

Teacher Stacy Short looks out at her face to face class as her virtual learners view through the lens of the camera.  (The Talon News | Nicholas West)
Teaching in a New Dimension with both Virtual & Face to Face Learners
October 28, 2020

Global pandemic.  Virtual learning.  Box teaching. Most teachers never imagined waking up one morning from a much-needed respite during spring break to an email from a school official telling them,...

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

As election day approaches, several key elections remain unpredictable. (Billy Mykel/The Talon News)
A look at the current election standings
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...

Trash Builds Up On Campus

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

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

Experts raise questions as the presidential race heats up. (Nicholas West / The Talon News)
A look into Kamala Harris and the potential second gentleman
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...

COVID Affects College Admission Process

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

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)
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...

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