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The Talon

The student news site of Argyle High School

The Talon

The student news site of Argyle High School

The Talon

Sam Mykel

Sam Mykel, Director of Visual Media

Sam Mykel is a director for the Talon News and is in his fourth year on staff. He works in writing, livestream, broadcast, and social media, and is also a member of the UIL journalism team. Along with the Talon, Sam also participates in National Honor Society and the Quill and Scroll Honor Society. Outside of school, Sam enjoys staring at the ceiling listening to Frank Ocean.

ILPC (2022)

  • 2nd Place Editorial Writing
  • 2nd Place Sports News Writing
  • 2nd Place Sports Feature Writing
  • 1st and 3rd Place Feature Writing
  • 1st Place Headline Writing 

ILPC (2021)

  • 1st Place Sports News Writing
  • 2nd Place Sports Feature Writing
  • 1st Place Entertainment Review Writing

NSPA (2021 Convention)

  • 1st Place in Streets of Philadelphia Group Reporting

TAJE (2022)

  • Honorable Mention Sports Feature Story
  • Honorable Mention Feature Story

JEA (2020)

  • Honorable Mention Sports Writing

ILPC/TAJE Cen-Tex Invitation Meet (21-22)

  • 4th Place Editorial Writing
  • 4th Place Feature Writing

UIL Journalism 

  • 4th Place Editorial Writing (Region 21-22)
  • 2nd Place Feature Writing (Region 21-22)
  • 1st Place Headline Writing (Region 21-22)
  • 6th Place Copy Editing (Region 21-22)
  • 1st Place Feature Writing (District 21-22)
  • 6th Place Feature Writing (State 21-22)


All content by Sam Mykel
UIL film coach Stacy Short (left), assistant coach Caroline Robertson (right), and the five film crews show off their hardware at the LBJ Auditorium State Film Festival in Austin, Texas on February 22, 2023. Pictured from left to right (back) Short, Ashley Henderson, Rylie Halk, Sam Gassaway, Collin Norvell. Jack Myers, Robertson; front - Nicholas West, Garrett Neff, Grace May, and Molly Hartjen.

Seniors Make School History at UIL Film Festival

Sam Mykel, Director of Visual Arts
February 23, 2023
Mavis new album Laughing so Hard, it Hurts was released on Oct. 14 2022.

Mavi Releases New Album

Sam Mykel, Director of Visual Media, Sports, & Co-Director of Broadcast
October 24, 2022
President Joe Biden announced the COVID-19 pandemic is over in a recent 60 Minutes interview.

President Joe Biden Announces Pandemic is Over

Sam Mykel, Director of Visual Media, Sports, & Co-Director of Broadcast
September 27, 2022
Referees flip the coin on Dec. 19, 2014 prior to kickoff for the state championship game Argyle vs. Fairfield. High school and college possession rules differ from the NFL, which are currently under fire.

NFL Fans Over Overtime

Sam Mykel, Editor
January 27, 2022
Vedant Tripathi walks around the room to monitor his pre-calculus class. (Sam Mykel | The Talon News)

Coming to America

Sam Mykel, Editor
September 7, 2021
The Argyle Eagles defeated the Krum Bobcats at Argyle High School on Jan. 2, 2021 (Laney Richardson / The Talon News)

Senior Leaders Drive the Goal

Sam Mykel, Co-Sports Editor
January 26, 2021
Kid Cudi @ Good Vibrations 22/02/10 by laubarnes is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Kid Cudi Releases New Album

Sam Mykel, Co-Sports Editor
December 17, 2020
Senior running back Tito Byce runs in for a touchdown. (Nick West / The Talon News)

Touchdown Tito

Sam Mykel, Co-Sports Editor
December 10, 2020
McDonalds new Travis Scott burger has become a sensation. (Nicholas West / The Talon News)

Travis Scott Burger

Sam Mykel, Co-Sports Editor
October 5, 2020
Senior CJ Rogers begins his first season as a starter on the varsity football team. (Nicholas West / The Talon News)

The CJ Way

Sam Mykel, Co-Sports Editor
September 17, 2020
The Church of Scientology is located in Irving, Texas. (Sam Mykel / The Talon News)

The Science Behind Scientology

Sam Mykel, Junior Reporter
January 16, 2020
NCAA athletes will now be allowed to profit off of their names and likeness. (Alex Daggett / The Talon News)

Mentions In Media

Sam Mykel, Junior Reporter
November 4, 2019
Argyle Eagles defeat the Chapel Hill Bulldogs at the first home game of the season, with help of quarterback Bo Hogeboom in Argyle Texas on September 13, 2019. (Jordyn Tarrant | The Talon News)

Look at Bo Go

Sam Mykel, Junior Reporter
October 3, 2019
The Houston Texans off-season has been one for the books (Creative Commons photo, NFL Houston Texans Identity by Mark Verlander is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0)

Texans’ Fans React to Recent Trade

Sam Mykel, Junior Reporter
September 6, 2019
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