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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
Mavis new album Laughing so Hard, it Hurts was released on Oct. 14 2022.

Mavi Releases New Album

October 24, 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

January 27, 2022
Carmen’s Famous Italian Hoagies in the Reading Terminal Market. 
(Ella Cuneo | The Globe)

Cheesesteak Connection

November 15, 2021
Vedant Tripathi walks around the room to monitor his pre-calculus class. (Sam Mykel | The Talon News)

Coming to America

September 7, 2021
Senior running back Tito Byce runs in for a touchdown. (Nick West / The Talon News)

Touchdown Tito

December 10, 2020
McDonalds new Travis Scott burger has become a sensation. (Nicholas West / The Talon News)

Travis Scott Burger

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

September 17, 2020
Zach Eades competes in a tournament on Dec. 7, 2019.  (Laini Ledet/ The Talon News)

Freshman’s Big Break

January 22, 2020
NCAA athletes will now be allowed to profit off of their names and likeness. (Alex Daggett / The Talon News)

Mentions In Media

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

October 3, 2019
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