The student news site of Atascocita High School

The Talon

The student news site of Atascocita High School

The Talon

The student news site of Atascocita High School

The Talon

Meet the Band Directors: Mr. Hicks
Amelia Lackey, Editor

Mr. Hicks is a graduate of Tomball High School. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Sam Houston State University where he studied horn with Dr. Peggy DeMers and  music...

Wildfires destroy homes in Colorado
Oliver Maldonado

On New Year's Eve, fast-moving wildfires destroyed homes and buildings in Boulder County Colorado. The fire, named the “Marshall Fire” after a nearby lake, burned...

The band placed sixth at the state military marching band competition. This is the first time in school history the band has attended this competition.
Band at UIL State Military Marching Competition
Amelia Lackey, Editor

On Wednesday, Oct. 27, the band performed for the first time in school history at the state military marching competition in Longview, Texas. This competition was specific...

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2021 F1 season comes to exciting close at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
2021 F1 season comes to exciting close at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
January 13, 2022

The 2021 Formula One racing championship came to an exciting close on Dec. 12 at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. Going into the weekend, Red Bull driver Max Verstappen...

Varsity boys wait anxiously as the race is about to start
Cross Country State Meet Recap
December 6, 2021

Sophomore Summer Call on the varsity girls cross country team and the varsity boys cross country team competed at the state meet on Nov. 6 in Round rock.  “I didn't...

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Maguire Emswiler (left), Mason Stump (center) and Marissa Estrada (right) are this years drum majors. Stump is a senior baritone saxophone player.
Meet the Drum Majors: Mason Stump
November 18, 2021

Senior Mason Stump is this year’s head drum major in the band program. He, along with the other drum majors, leads the band in marching and playing in the stands.  “As...

The Mirriam-Webster definition of an entrepreneur is “one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise.” This highlights the boldness and skill needed to start and run a business. Two students have done just this.
Entrepreneurs of Atascocita
November 5, 2021

Some students have jobs and work hard for money. Some volunteer. Some work on schoolwork or on improving their relationships with people. Others develop their hobbies. There...

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Inventions Made To Get Plastic Out Of Oceans
Inventions Made To Get Plastic Out Of Oceans
May 14, 2021

The abundance of plastic produced today is harming sea animals; this is a very serious problem. With oceans full of plastic, you can find sea turtles and penguins with six-pack...

Video Games During Quarantine
Video Games During Quarantine
January 26, 2021

There are many video games that have helped with 2020:  For instance “Animal Crossing: New Horizons “Among Us” and so many more. These games have helped with communication...

A Smok vaping device with out Juul pod, this device is mainly used by teens.
The Dangers Of Vaping
October 15, 2019
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Kanye West Donda Review
October 8, 2021

    After a disappointing 2019 project “Jesus is King,” three public listening parties, and months of speculation, Chicago rapper, producer, singer, songwriter,...

Junior Jonathan Gomez jams out to SOUR because he loves the album.
Olivia Rodrigo Debuts with "Sour"
September 9, 2021

Hailed as Gen Z’s Taylor Swift, Olivia Rodrigo released her debut pop album, “SOUR” to much acclaim. Drawing inspiration from Alanis Morissette and Kacey Musgraves,...

Choir UIL
May 20, 2021
Prom 2021
Prom 2021
May 12, 2021
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Sports Results
Junior Jonathan Gomez jams out to SOUR because he loves the album.
Olivia Rodrigo Debuts with "Sour"
September 9, 2021

Hailed as Gen Z’s Taylor Swift, Olivia Rodrigo released her debut pop album, “SOUR” to much acclaim. Drawing inspiration from Alanis Morissette and Kacey Musgraves,...

Fun Treats for the Holiday Season
December 11, 2020

With the winter season upon us, it’s easy to become downtrodden or sad, especially with the current state of the world. However, sometimes baking treats can ease stress....

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Staff Profile