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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

Juan Giron celebrates after the race

Atascocita XC boys race at Houston Half Marathon

Oliver Maldonado February 21, 2022

Varsity cross country runners Noah Joy (12) and Juan Giron (11), ran the Houston half marathon on Jan. 16, 2022.  “The race went well,” Giron said. “I didn’t expect to run that fast, but I...

The Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai volcanic island just before it erupted

Tonga Volcano Eruption

Oliver Maldonado January 31, 2022

The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano in the Kingdom of Tonga erupted on Jan. 15, 2022. The volcano is located 40 miles north of Tonga’s main island, Tongatapu. The eruption caused a tsunami that...

University of Georgia players celebrating in the endzone

CFB National Championship

Oliver Maldonado, Jacob Fisher January 19, 2022

The Georgia Bulldogs won the College Football National Championship in a rematch with The University of Alabama with a score of 33 to 18.  The first half was largely a defensive game with no touchdowns...

Wildfires destroy homes in Colorado

Oliver Maldonado January 13, 2022

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 6,000 acres of land in 24 hours....

Varsity boys wait anxiously as the race is about to start

Cross Country State Meet Recap

Oliver Maldonado 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 do the best as I could have done...

NBA Opening night

NBA Opening night

Oliver Maldonado, Writer November 11, 2021

Opening night for the NBA was Oct. 19 and brought a lot of action. The two most prominent games were between the Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets and the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Lakers. The...

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell died from COVID-19 complications at the age of 84. Powell was the first African-American Secretary of State and served from 2001 to 2005. 

Colin Powell Dies at Age 84

Oliver Maldonado October 22, 2021

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell died from COVID-19 complications at the age of 84. Powell was the first African-American Secretary of State and served from 2001 to 2005.  Powell was born on...

Varsity boys race off the line at McNeil Invitational

Cross Country finds success in Round Rock

Oliver Maldonado, Writer October 18, 2021

The boys and girls varsity cross country teams ran at the McNeil Invitational in Round rock on Sept. 25. The boys team placed second in the varsity gold race and the girls placed fourth in the varsity...

SpaceX Falcon 9 Erection by NASA HQ PHOTO

SpaceX launches first all-civilian crew into space

Oliver Maldonado September 23, 2021

Four civilians returned from a three day trip in space on Saturday. This was the first time an all-civilian crew has traveled to space.  Hayley Arceneaux was one of the four on board and was a childhood...

Students have the choice to wear masks during the 2021-2022 school year.

The Rise of the Delta Variant

Oliver Maldonado, Writer September 10, 2021

Covid-19 cases have been on the rise over the past month as the delta variant continues to spread. The spread of the delta variant over the past month has led to more than 80 total cases in the first month...

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