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The Talon

  • The Georgetown varsity football team has a home game vs. Hays on Thursday, September 7 @ 7p.

  • First Georgetown Varsity Football game this Friday September first in Waco against the Brewer Bears.

  • Students pick up textbooks from the book-room before school and at lunches beginning August 23

  • District names Southwest Foods Excellence as the district’s food services provider

  • Teachers report back to work: Aug 10

  • GHS Open House: Sept. 13

The Decline of Journalism

                Journalism is defined as the act of professional writing for news broadcasts and newspapers, so why are many of today's "Journalists" acting like complete amateurs?  A good journalist sites the source where he or she gets a statistic, quote, or other background information, but many of today's news agenc...

  • As Luck Would Have It

    As Luck Would Have It

    September 4, 2017

    An upcoming exam could have students scampering around looking for ways to ensure a passing grade. Athletes may look for tokens such as lucky socks to set them at ease for a big game or match. Studying and being prepared is a tried and true way to succeed. But some may search for a talisman to make certain. Lucky charms have roots to ancient times. But where did the superstitions begin? Carrying a Rabbit Fo...

  • Charlottesville: America at its worst

    Charlottesville: America at its worst

    August 31, 2017

                On August 12th 2017, the American people have seen the devastating effects the political divide has had on our great country when a protest turned violent leaving one dead and many injured. The Story, a group of "Far Right" activists decided to hold a rally called "Unite The Right" in protest to the re-naming of a park in Charloesville, ...

  • Hurricane Harvey Strikes Texas.

    Hurricane Harvey Strikes Texas.

    August 29, 2017

    Hurricane Harvey made landfall early last Saturday morning, as a category four out of five hurricane.  The huge waves and strong wind destroyed and damaged many coastal houses and buildings on impact, while the flooding continues to wither and damage peoples property. The storm also brought in record  rainfall which continues to devastate more inland cities and towns most notably Houston, which is...

  • This is Home 2017 End of Year Video

    This is Home 2017 End of Year Video

    July 30, 2017

    A collaborative effort between the 2017 Aerie (yearbook) and the Broadcasting class. https://ghsstudio505.wixsite.com/mysite/independent-projects

  • Highest Paying Jobs After High School

    Highest Paying Jobs After High School

    July 28, 2017

    As students enter high school, the pressure to prepare for a career begins to become overwhelming. Parents, teachers, and school counselors begin asking students for their future plans. For some it means college. Others will enter the military. Still others will forego college or the military and will opt for trades. College Degree: 1. Chief executives They plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities...

What Changed After 9/11

What Changed After 9/11

Evan Chen, Contreebitory

September 11th 2001 or commonly just called 9/11, what happened on that day, and what has changed everyday since? Well we all know that the the Twin Towers were destroyed and nearly 3000 people were killed, but here is the story of what happened after the event. On September 11, 2001 a terrorist group called Al Qaeda hijacked four airplanes mid-flight, two of them crashed into the twin towers, one into the Pentagon and the last in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, Officials believe that this last plane...

September 11, 2017No Comments

Where To Eat In Georgetown

Where To Eat In Georgetown

September 11, 2017

Ever find yourself stuck on a Thursday night on where to eat? Here are some of Georgetown's favorite places to eat. For some home-style mexican food, head over to El Monumento. Enjoy food like tacos and enchiladas to desserts like mexican flan and t...

Charlottesville: America at its worst

Charlottesville: America at its worst

August 31, 2017

            On August 12th 2017, the American people have seen the devastating effects the political divide has had on our great...

Hurricane Harvey Strikes Texas.

Hurricane Harvey Strikes Texas.

August 29, 2017

Hurricane Harvey made landfall early last Saturday morning, as a category four out of five hurricane.  The huge waves and strong wind destroyed and damaged many coastal houses...

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Starbucks V. Independent Coffee Shops

Starbucks V. Independent Coffee Shops

Taylor Normann, Contributor

Starbucks is the most recognized coffee shop in the United States, according to "The Richest", it has more than 20,000 stores located in 61 countries world-wide. This mass...

September 21, 2017No Comments

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Senior Yearbook Portraits

Senior Yearbook Portraits

SENIOR CLASS OF 2018: SENIOR PHOTOS SENIOR CLASS of 2018: Senior Photos were scheduled in the GHS Library on June 27-30.  Prestige Photos will be returning to campu...

July 30, 2017No Comments

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Texas D1 football

Texas College Teams The start of the Tom Herman era didn't live up to the hype. The Longhorns lost to the Maryland Terrapins 51-41 at home. Shane Buechele, the starting quarterback has a bruised shoulder and it is unknown how long he will be out for,and Texas lost there rank. On the bright side freshm...

September 21, 2017No Comments

MLB Playoff Races Heating Up down the Stretch

MLB Playoff Races Heating Up down the Stretch

September 21, 2017

The end of September is nearing, and with that means the climax of Major League Baseball's season is right around the corner. The MLB playoff race has heated up the last couple weeks with division, wildcard, and home-field advantage races coming down to the wire. In the American League, the Cleveland...

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Pep Rally Schedule

Pep Rally Schedule

Kaytie Sander

This years pep rally schedule! September 15th; home game against Hutto September 22nd; away game against Elgin September 29th; home game against Bastrop (HOMECOMING) October 20th; away game against Cedar Park October 27th; home game against Cedar Creek So what are you doing? Go get your spirit on!   ...

September 10, 2017No Comments

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Top Lists

Top 10 Texas Colleges

Top 10 Texas Colleges

Camryn Whitman

At this time in the year, many seniors are scrambling to make decisions about the college they want to go to. Some may be trying to find a reasonably priced out of state college,...

September 21, 2017

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Life's Little Hacks

Longer Phone Battery-Life Hack

Longer Phone Battery-Life Hack

Kaytie Sander

Have you ever been sitting in class and your phone died but you didn't have a charger? Here are a few quick tips to make it last. 1.) Turn your wifi and Bluetooth off while yo...

September 7, 2017

Medicine Cabinet Hacks

Medicine Cabinet Hacks

Did you know that.... (List complied and printed courtesy of  allwomenstalk.com)   1.Drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve most headaches without experiencing the si...

July 25, 2017

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Trending Now

Too Cool for School Fashion Trends

Too Cool for School Fashion Trends

Seventeen magazine has put together upcoming trends for school fall fashion. 1. Wearing a top over a dress. Pay particular attention to keeping with the same color ...

July 24, 2017

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As Luck Would Have It

As Luck Would Have It

An upcoming exam could have students scampering around looking for ways to ensure a passing grade. Athletes may look for tokens such as lucky socks to set them at ease for a big game or match. Studying and being prepared is a tried and true way to succeed. But some may search for a talisman to make certain. Lucky...

September 4, 2017No Comments

Recent Features Stories

Charlottesville: America at its worst

Charlottesville: America at its worst

August 31, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Strikes Texas.

Hurricane Harvey Strikes Texas.

August 29, 2017

This is Home 2017 End of Year Video

This is Home 2017 End of Year Video

July 30, 2017

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Hurricane Harvey Strikes Texas.

Hurricane Harvey Strikes Texas.

Hurricane Harvey made landfall early last Saturday morning, as a category four out of five hurricane.  The huge waves and strong wind destroyed and damaged many coastal houses...

August 29, 2017No Comments

Varsity Football Season Tickets

Varsity Football Season Tickets

GEORGETOWN ISD VARSITY FOOTBALL SEASON TICKETS SALES Last year's season ticket holders for East View High School and Georgetown High School  have the first option to re...

July 30, 2017No Comments

Recent News Stories

Five months and 40 bills signed by President Trump

Five months and 40 bills signed by President Trump

July 27, 2017

President Donald Trump has signed 40 bills within the five months of his presidency. One of the laws has created a new policy, fifteen have rolled back rules and regulations issued...

Skyward Family-Student Access

July 24, 2017

Skyward Family Access provides parents and students secure online access to student schedules, attendance, food service balances & payments, grades, and some additional features...

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Georgetown: Festivals and Events to Satisfy Various Tastes

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Georgetown: Festivals and Events to Satisfy Various Tastes

Anabelle Stanford, Author

Nestled in the heart of Texas, Georgetown is the home of the annual Red Poppy Festival, Christmas Stroll, and much more. This mid sized town that boasts a population of over 60,000 by the 2016 Census e...

September 11, 2017No Comments

Recent Arts & Entertainment Stories

”IT”-A movie review

”IT”-A movie review

September 11, 2017

40th Anniversary “Close Encounters Of The Third Kind”

40th Anniversary “Close Encounters Of The Third Kind”

September 11, 2017

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Editorials

Charlottesville: America at its worst

Charlottesville: America at its worst

            On August 12th 2017, the American people have seen the devastating effects the political divide has had on our...

August 31, 2017No Comments

Premium Gas vs. Regular Gas

Premium Gas vs. Regular Gas

Ricky Torres & Jeff Williams

What's really better for your car? Now its true that some car makers recommend putting premium fuel in their high-end models, but what about most of us who drive regular...

May 22, 2017No Comments

Asylum Seekers- Immigration following the rise of ISIS to Western countries

Asylum Seekers- Immigration following the rise of ISIS to Western countries

April 24, 2017

Hypocrisy against the generations

Hypocrisy against the generations

April 20, 2017

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Billboard Top Hits 8/5

Billboard Top Hits 8/5

1. Despacito Tops the Billboard Hot 100 for 11th Week. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s collab, featuring Justin Bieber, moves to within five weeks of the chart’s longest reign. “Despacito...

July 30, 2017No Comments

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Top Grossing Movies of 15-17

Top Grossing Movies of 15-17

Travis prine, contributor

IT Production company: Vertigo Entertainment Director: Andy Muschietti Domestic Total as of Sep 15 $60,103,110 Release date: September 5, 2017 Genre: Supernatural, horror Runtime: 2 hours 15 minutes MPAA rat...

September 21, 2017No Comments

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NY Times Bestselling Fiction 8/6

NY Times Bestselling Fiction 8/6

NEW THIS WEEK 1. THE LATE SHOW by Michael Connelly Renee Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood--also known as the Late Show--beginning many investigations but finis...

July 30, 2017No Comments

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The student news site of Georgetown High School
The student news site of Georgetown High School