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The Talon

The student news site of Atascocita High School

The Talon

The student news site of Atascocita High School

The Talon

Junior Reece Cotto, as a young soldier, lifts junior Colleen O’Brien. Colleen played two roles, son Tim and young girl Viv. In this scene, the two dance and later share an intimate moment right before he goes off to war.

Theatre Performs “Front” with Emotion, Showcasing Complexities of Wartime

Amelia Lackey, Editor May 2, 2023

The production of “Front” by the AHS Theatre department took the stage this March and April. The UIL One Act Play (OAP), performance followed the lives of soldiers on the front and their families on...

Freshman Cassidy Franklin

Freshman Finds Success Creating Musically Inspired Art

Amelia Lackey, Editor May 2, 2023

She cannot remember a time when she wasn’t drawing. It has always been a part of her life. Freshman Cassidy Franklin is a daughter, a musician, and a friend, but she is also an artist. She is self-taught...

Cast and crew stand together at the end of the production.

All-Female Cast Presents “Steel Magnolias” in Black Box

Amelia Lackey, Editor April 28, 2023

The AHS Theatre’s Black Box production of Steel Magnolias was impressive, to say the least. With limited space and limited actresses, the all-female, 6-member cast portrayed the story within the confines...

Go Eagles Go: Cheer prepares for the year

October 27, 2022

The cheer team has been practicing stunts and chants since last April to prepare for this school year. The cheer season begins after tryouts in March each year and ends with the next tryout. At the end...

Senior Ava Loth interviews the homecoming king and queen Ryan Serna, 12 and Allison Almendares, 12.

Groovy Times

Amelia Lackey, Editor October 25, 2022

The week of Sept. 19-23 was homecoming spirit week. With a paint party, dress-up days, the powderpuff game, the tailgate, the HOCO pep rally, Party on the Patio, the game and then the dance on Saturday,...

The band marches during halftime at the football game against Liberty, Las Vegas.

On the right note

Amelia Lackey, Editor October 14, 2022

Faced with multiple challenges this year but coming up with solutions along the way, the band has taken what could’ve turned into a disastrous beginning of the school year into a testament to the hard...

The mural is a big project. Dawn and Bella hope to complete it either this semester or over the summer.

Students Paint New Orchestra Wall Mural in Fine Arts Hallway

Amelia Lackey, Editor February 18, 2022

The fine arts hallway is like a second home to many band, choir, orchestra, and theater students. After the winter break, students returned to see a change on one of the prevalent walls of the hall, the...

Meet the Band Directors: Mr. Hicks

Amelia Lackey, Editor January 13, 2022

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 education with Dr. Matthew...

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

Amelia Lackey, Editor 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 a drum major, I lead the...

Entrepreneurs of Atascocita

Amelia Lackey, Editor 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 is another group of people...

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