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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

Alumni Samuel Cosmi and Patrick Taylor stand with principal Falker as they hold their retired jerseys.

Former Eagles in The NFL Return To Retire Their Jerseys

Hayli Rubidoux, Writer May 23, 2024

The first Go Beyond pep rally featured two special guests straight from the big leagues. Green Bay Packers running-back Patrick Taylor and Washington Commanders tackle Samuel Cosmi returned to campus to...

John Kennedy

2021 Alumni Named Band Company commander at VMI

Marianne Hause, Contributor March 27, 2024

John F. Kennedy has been named Band Company commander. A cello player from Humble, Texas, Kennedy chose to come to VMI because he wanted to attend the toughest school in the nation. He applied for the...

Twitter’s Iconic Logo Undergoes Change

March 27, 2024

When Twitter changed their name to X on July 24, Elon Musk said that the rebranding wasn't just a logo change, it was a change to the overall app to make it the “Everything app.” Ever since Elon Musk...

This sign shows the direction of classrooms in Main Street.

Teacher Relocations Generate Mixed Feelings

Henry Lazarus, Writer November 10, 2023

Over the summer, teachers were relocated to minimize traffic on Main Street. The year before teachers moved classrooms to be within their content areas, but it created a traffic problem where every student...

Engaged in a lively hallway circle discussion about substance abuse, Mrs. Howsmon’s advisory class fosters open communication. With a thumbs-up freshmen, Taytum Kimball passes the talking tool—a red stress ball—to freshman, Haven Harrington, enabling him to contribute thoughtful dialogue and active participation. (Photo by Sarene Andrius-Walker)

Restorative Practices Promote Changes to Advisory Classes

Madison Hunt, Writer November 10, 2023

In order to foster a positive school environment and build stronger communities, teachers will hold restorative practices in their advisory classes. This innovative approach aims to cultivate empathy,...

Junior Brinley West uses Chat GPT on a computer in the school library, as it is unblocked by the school Wi-Fi.

Teachers vs. AI

Caroline Gullion, Editor-in-Chief November 10, 2023

Teachers take action to make sure students can’t cheat using any form of Artificial Intelligence (AI).  AI has been rapidly growing, causing the program to fall in the hands of students. Whether...

The administrative team works with Jostens graphic department to create inspiration throughout the building. (Graphics of designs provided by Jostens, Inc.)

Painting the Walls with Eagles’ True Calls

Hayli Rubidoux, Writer November 10, 2023

Over the summer, the administrative team came together to hone in on the school’s true identity. Speaker and corporate trainer John A. Jenson partners with Jostens to travel the country and build schools’...

Senior Ashley Alfaro snaps a picture of seniors Taylor McIntyre, Ava Phillips, Abigail Martinez and Gabriella Lilley. The girls are all on the cheer team and decided to coordinate matching outfits for the event. All have been on the same cheer squad since freshman year.

Rise N’ Shine

Hayli Rubidoux, Writer November 10, 2023

The class of 2024 gathered on the football field for the annual Senior Sunrise on Aug. 24. Senior Sunrise is an opportunity for seniors to come together to enjoy music, food and the company of friends....

Eagles Travel to Japan for Spring Break

Daneil Haltom, Writer May 2, 2023

Students and faculty members recently embarked on an unforgettable journey to Japan, a land steeped in rich culture and tradition. The week-long trip was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the students...

Senior David Heckman attends “motivation day” at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne in December.

Senior to Study Hospitality in Switzerland

Oliver Maldonado, Writer May 2, 2023

Senior David Heckman will be attending Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) in Lausanne, Switzerland next year. “I’ve struggled with my college search because no school in the United States had exactly...

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