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

Senior Amy Koch acts as the drunk driver and attempts to walk a straight line.

Shattered Dreams demonstrates dangers of drunk driving

Idoreyin Eyobio, Writer April 12, 2022

According to responsibility.org in 2019, 3,468 teenagers drove under the influence of alcohol nationwide and 281 cases in Texas alone. It’s not an astute observation to conclude that there’s an epidemic...

Mark Pyeatt

Teacher of the year

Brook Klema , Author February 21, 2022

This year the teacher of the year is Mark Pyeatt  who is an American sign language (ASL) teacher. How long have you been at this school? 2021 2022 marks my seventh year teaching ASL at AHS. What...

U.S in Unison With European Leaders on Russia-Ukraine conflict

Jacob Fisher February 14, 2022

While Russia denies that they are making an invasion attempt, they have mobilized one hundred thousand troops on the Russia-Ukraine border and through Russia's ally Estonia.    As a former...

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...

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...

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....

Christmas fun Dress up week

Christmas Dress Up Week

January 4, 2022

This year's 2021 Christmas holiday sprit dress up week is Dec. 6-10. The reason for a winter-themed-dress-up week is to create shared positive experiences and a fun atmosphere between students and staff...

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 November 2, 2021

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 to 5-A and 6-A military bands....

The band practices after school. They are focused on precision in their marching and music.

Band Progresses to State UIL Competition

Amelia Lackey, Editor October 22, 2021

The Atascocita High School Military Marching Band will be participating in the State UIL competition for the first time in school history. After receiving all ones, the highest ranking available, at...

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...

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