The Talon

Seniors State Ranked in Track and Field

March 7, 2014

By Prescott Osuchukwu Placing high in invitational meets, this year's 60-member track team boasts both a successful season and two state ranked seniors – Max Estill and Sterling Jones. Estill, a high jumper, and Jones, a sprinter, have both been in track since their freshmen year and have be...

Baseball Seniors Take Different Paths

Baseball Seniors Take Different Paths

March 1, 2014

With the five seniors including Brooks Owen, Eric Nichols, Jacob Hose, Johnathon Dempsey and Parker Rankin returning, the baseball team has to adjust to a young and relatively inexperienced team. "The returning seniors are working to be leaders," baseball coach Mike Tovar said. "It’s a new role...

Senior’s App Downloaded One Million Times in One Day

Senior’s App Downloaded One Million Times in One Day

February 27, 2014

By Thabit Pulak After integrating the Gameboy Advanced game system into the iPhone device, senior Riley Testut's app was downloaded 50 thousand times by June. Recently Testut released version 2.0 of his app GBA4iOS, and it amassed over 1 million downloads in less than a day. “I was quite as...

A License to Fly

A License to Fly

February 21, 2014

By Tatianna Leija When Ryan Dube was first given control of an airplane in junior high, he was instantly hooked on flying. Now a senior, Ryan has a pilots license and spends as much time as he can in the air. “In eighth grade I took a discovery flight where the instructor lets you control th...

Senior Thabit Pulak Selected as Intel Science Talent Search Finalist

Senior Thabit Pulak Selected as Intel Science Talent Search Finalist

February 4, 2014

Sifting through his e-mails to check the latest updates about college acceptances, scholarships and news about his water filtration project, senior Thabit Pulak noticed an unexpected message from Intel notifying him that had been selected as a finalist in the Intel Science Talent Search Competit...

New Principal Makes His Mark

New Principal Makes His Mark

September 18, 2013

The business cards on the desk are not very different from what they were last year. The title, the business address, contact information and the first name, Charles, are all the same. But the last name makes all the difference in the world. Principal Charles Bruner was born in Kerens, Texas, and atten...

Senior Invents Gameboy Emulator App

Senior Invents Gameboy Emulator App

September 8, 2013

Senior Riley Testut stared at his iPhone as he watched his Twitter account explode with more than 11.5 thousand active followers, almost all gained over the past couple months. Testut, however, did not suddenly make thousands of friends. The abundance of followers are people who downloaded Testut's app ...

Math Teacher Wins Tech Titan Award

Math Teacher Wins Tech Titan Award

September 4, 2013

For his “flipped classroom” teaching method and for inspiring students to pursue careers in math and science, BC Calculus and Pre-Calculus teacher Chad Gilliland won the Tech Titan of the Future Award. The Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC) picked Gilliland out of 120 teachers in the Nor...

Why Off-Campus Lunch Is A Mistake

June 3, 2013

[starbox] The bell rings, signaling B-Lunch. One minute later, students line up in single files either in the cafeteria or the Eagle’s Nest, impatiently waiting for their turn to buy lunch. Some students standing in line suddenly transform into food critics, while others sneak out to the local fast...

Intel Science Fair Champion Junior Thabit Pulak Meets EPA

Intel Science Fair Champion Junior Thabit Pulak Meets EPA

May 31, 2013

By Sarah Oprysk In the summer of 2011, junior Thabit Pulak visited his native country, Banglaesh, and met a neighbor afflicted with severe arsenic poisoning – a condition called arsenicosis. The only treatment available for arsenic poisoning was a filter costing $70, which was vastly expensive to vil...

Wildflower!

Wildflower!

May 28, 2013

By Haley Yates The 2013 Wildflower! Festival rolled out a lineup featuring Blue Oyster Cult, Ray Wylie Hubbard, the Toadies, and more. Along with the music, there was art and non-musical entertainment for all festivalgoers. Crowds gathered around the food stands, stuffing their faces with funn...

Into Darkness

Into Darkness

May 15, 2013

Sophomore Zohaib Ali saw himself sitting in a desk during his history class. He saw himself blink, and his perspective suddenly switched to first person.  He looked around the classroom and saw all of the students talking and laughing while the teacher tried unsuccessfully to bring their attention to the ...

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