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Crimson Tide Cashes in on Past Success

The Alabama Crimson Tide will always be a powerhouse in the FBS, but the CFP committee can't value reputation over results.

Jacob Richman, Staff Sports Writer

December 13, 2017

On Sunday, the College Football Playoff committee showed they are still stuck in the 1970s by giving the Alabama Crimson Tide the 4th seed in the playoff. Alabama is one of, if not the greatest college football programs in the country with 16 national championships, but that shouldn't be a factor...

The FCC’s Dangerous Decision on Net Neutrality

The FCC's Dangerous Decision on Net Neutrality

Alex Nowak, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the agency would vote to undo Obama-era net neutrality rules on December 14. The rules keep companies like Verizon, Comcast and other large internet service providers (ISPs) from slowing down websites or otherwise controlling users overall...

Tussling with Rules Against Transgender Athletes

The Talon staff believes that athletes should compete against athletes of the same gender, not the sex assigned on their birth certificate. Illustration by Emma Jean Shuemake

March 3, 2017

Euless Trinity’s Mack Beggs shines a light on the growing debate surrounding transgender athletes. The 17-year-old wrestler is transitioning from female to male, but the UIL rules have forced him to wrestle females based on his birth certificate. He won the state UIL wrestling meet last Saturday to...

5 Tricks To Survive Final Exam Week

Photo credit: Emma Shuemake

December 9, 2016

By Isabel Costian As exam week creeps closer, and 52-page review packets are launched at unprepared students, it's easy to get overwhelmed. It's hard enough taking unit tests, and now your teachers expect you to remember concepts you learned in August? If this is your first time going through the ho...

The Talon Recommends Hillary Clinton for President

The Talon Recommends Hillary Clinton for President

November 7, 2016

With the tumultuous campaigns of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton coming to a close, many Americans are still trying to determine who deserves their vote. Over the past year, Trump and Clinton have divided the country with inflammatory rhetoric, leading to one of the most dramatic elections in recent...

Do’s and Dont’s of the Library

Illustration by: Kat Dowling

October 26, 2015

By Anne GarseaQuick! Find your 2015-2016 school ID. We're taking a trip to the library, the best place in the school for quiet, peace, and for you to get lost in a good read. The library can be a nice place to get your work done, or to just chill out and listen to music during lunch. However, there are some basic d...

Top Four Things You Need to Do at the Fair

Photo by Shae Spades

October 11, 2015

Fair day is right around the corner, and whether you decide to go on the designated day, or ditch class to go on a less crowded day, here are the top four things you should do at this year's fair. 4) Visit the barns and petting zoos. When walking through the gates, the people sitting at the tables try ...

Not Just a matter of Pride – Opposing Views on Gay Marriage

June 20, 2015

Pro – When James Obergefell first filed a lawsuit in July 2013 to be recognized by the state of Ohio as the spouse of John Arthur, he unknowingly triggered a chain of events that would take his case along with three others to the Supreme Court. The oral arguments that the Supreme Court heard on...

This Semester Will Rock Because I’ll Show You How

January 7, 2015

By Haley Yates 2015 is here. This means 5 months until graduation for seniors. For others, it means 5 months until you can sit around your house and lazily watch reruns of Breaking Bad. Either way, we've all reached that point in the year where going to school is about as fun as swallowing lumpy, col...

Haley Yates’ Legs Take on the No-Shave November Challenge

November 5, 2014

By Haley Yates October 31st. Men around the world whip out their Gillettes and strip away the stubble from their necks. For the next 30 days, November becomes a month of competition, seeing which male can sport the manliest Dumbledore beard of them all. In recent years, ladies have joined in on ...

The First Pep Rally Was Bomb, and I’ll Tell You Why

The First Pep Rally Was Bomb, and I'll Tell You Why

September 29, 2014

By Haley Yates "All About that Bass" boomed through the loudspeakers. Short skirts twirled around bouncy, dance-y bodies. A huge crowd of wide-eyed freshmen packed the stands. The Netflix-themed pep rally kicked off the school year with enough energy and noise to send a mini pep-filled earthquake all...

Tips and Hints for Freshmen

Photo illustration by Laney Lynn

August 29, 2014

By Mubarrat Choudhury High school – the final frontier. A complex maze with twists and turns ending with either salvation or persistent administrators. One wrong turn and you could end up in the hands of Mrs. Curry without your ID. You've entered a dog eat dog world and wearing leggings in the p...

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