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The Talon

  • Friday 10/11 at 7:30 PM GHS Varsity Football vs Rouse

  • Talent Show Auditions will be held from 4:00-5:00 PM on October 17 2017 in the GHS Choir room.

  • PAP & AP students may fill out a waiver at the office to restore UIL eligibility

  • Students: Get parking permits at Annex office

  • 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

26 dead in Texas church shooting

Around 11:20 am last Sunday, 26 year old Devin Patrick Kelley, approached the Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church clad in all black tactical gear. He went to the church not to worship, but to wreak havoc on dozens of unsuspecting church goers, killing 4% of the town's population and resulting in one of the deadliest mass shootings in Texas. As...

  • Astros win first World Series with Game 7 Win Over Dodgers

    Astros win first World Series with Game 7 Win Over Dodgers

    Luke Seaback

    November 2, 2017

    Wednesday night, on the first day of November, the Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7 of an epic World Series. The Astros won their first World Series Championship in franchise history. Waiting 55 years for their first title, this championship was extra special to the city of Houston following the Hurricane Harvey disaster in late August. The 2017 World Series will go...

  • Thor Ragnarok Review

    Thor Ragnarok Review

    Grant McGinnity, Editor

    October 31, 2017

            Thor Ragnarok is the 17th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and picks up after the events of Avengers Age of Ultron. It is directed by Taika Waititi, and the films stars Cate Blanchett as Hela, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, and Mark Ruffalo as Hulk. Plot: After seeing an apocalyptic vision in Avenger Age of Ultron, Thor goes on...

  • Eagles Crush East View in Big Rivalry Game

    Eagles Crush East View in Big Rivalry Game

    Luke Seaback, Mike Greene

    October 13, 2017

    Last Friday night the Georgetown Eagles dominated the East View Patriots 68-20 at Birchelbach Field. The Eagles improved to 5-1 on the year as they looked awfully impressive in their win over their rival Friday night. Senior QB, Cooper Bell, had another great game as he threw for 200 yards with four touchdowns in a very efficient outing. Bell has yet to throw an interception this year, and leads...

  • What place should Politics have in Professional Sports ?

    What place should Politics have in Professional Sports ?

    Luke Seaback, Brandon Torres, Michael Greene

    September 28, 2017

    In the wake of President Trump's controversial statements about the NFL, the following question should be asked: What place should politics have in professional sports? While in Huntsville, Alabama, President Trump said, 'Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'get that son-of-a-b**** off the field right now, out. He's fired.'' In response,...

    Members of the Indianapolis Colts stand and kneel for the national anthem on Sunday. Photo: Michael Reaves/Getty Images

  • 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...

Student Section Advances to Second Round in Texas Student Sections Twitter Competition

Student Section Advances to Second Round in Texas Student Sections Twitter Competition

September 25, 2017No Comments

The Georgetown student section, sponsored by the Blue Crew, advanced to the second round in the TX Student Sections competition. Fans decked in shades of blue and white, and armed with school spirit fill the stands of the football games. Twitter hosts a friendly competition each football season, encouraging fans and students to prove just which school possesses the best student section. The rules are few. RT or Fav/quote to support your school! The only rule: no use of fake or bot accounts...

What Changed After 9/11

What Changed After 9/11

September 11, 2017

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...

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...

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5 Foods NOT to Feed Dogs

5 Foods NOT to Feed Dogs

Evan Chen, Contreebitory

November 16, 2017No Comments

Dogs... fun, adorable and loyal, we try to take good care of our pets, but sometimes it's hard to tell what's good for them. Here are 5 foods that are toxic to dogs. 1. Chocolate ...

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Senior Tribute Ads On Sale Now

Senior Tribute Ads On Sale Now

November 13, 2017No Comments

Senior Tribute Ads for the back of the 2018 yearbook are now on sale. These tribute ads acknowledge senior achievement and a great way to congratulate them for reaching the...

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Top Lists

Top 10 Texas Colleges

Top 10 Texas Colleges

Camryn Whitman

September 21, 2017

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,...

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Life's Little Hacks

4 Ways To Make Money Doing Nothing

4 Ways To Make Money Doing Nothing

Taylor Normann, Contributor

November 2, 2017

Focus groups, are a cluster of people answering a business questions about their product, usually while being paid with money or small gifts for their time. Focus groups are...

6 Tips to Improve College Essays

6 Tips to Improve College Essays

Taylor Normann, Contributor

October 27, 2017

First Draft Brain Dump!  There isn't really any point in improving something if there isn't anything to improve! On your first draft just write whatever comes to mind, get information on paper. Later on you can edit, fix grammar mistakes, move ...

Longer Phone Battery-Life Hack

Longer Phone Battery-Life Hack

Kaytie Sander

September 7, 2017

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...

Medicine Cabinet Hacks

Medicine Cabinet Hacks

July 25, 2017

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Student Section Advances to Second Round in Texas Student Sections Twitter Competition

Student Section Advances to Second Round in Texas Student Sections Twitter Competition

September 25, 2017No Comments

The Georgetown student section, sponsored by the Blue Crew, advanced to the second round in the TX Student Sections competition. Fans decked in shades of blue and white, and armed with school spirit fill the stands of the football games. Twitter hosts a friendly competition each football season, encouraging...

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Astros win first World Series with Game 7 Win Over Dodgers

Astros win first World Series with Game 7 Win Over Dodgers

Luke Seaback

November 2, 2017No Comments

Wednesday night, on the first day of November, the Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7 of an epic World Series. The Astros won their first World Series Championship in franchise history. Waiting 55 years for their first title, this championship was extra special to the city...

Recent Features Stories

Thor Ragnarok Review

Thor Ragnarok Review

October 31, 2017

Eagles Crush East View in Big Rivalry Game

Eagles Crush East View in Big Rivalry Game

October 13, 2017

What place should Politics have in Professional Sports ?

What place should Politics have in Professional Sports ?

September 28, 2017

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Is Facebook eavesdropping on your conversations?

Is Facebook eavesdropping on your conversations?

Camryn Whitman

November 2, 2017No Comments

For the past few years, Facebook has faced allegations of using the microphone on iPhones to eavesdrop on the conversations of their users, and uses this information to display...

Selena Quintanilla-

Nathalia Meza

October 17, 2017No Comments

Twenty-eight years ago on Oct. 17, 1989, the late Mexican-American singer Selena Quintanilla debuted her first studio album, “Selena.” Where was she from? Th...

Recent News Stories

California firestorm

October 13, 2017

Firefighters continued to gain control of some fires scorching Northern California on Thursday night, thanks in part to continued calm winds in some parts of the region. Altogether,...

Today in history: Blind driver breaks land-speed record

October 11, 2017

On this day in 2008, a man from Belgium named Luc Costermans sets a new world speed record for blind drivers: 192 mph. Costermans set the record in a borrowed Lamborghini Gallardo...

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Today In History! Nov. 10th!

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Today In History! Nov. 10th!

Taylor Normann, Contributor

November 13, 2017No Comments

        On this day in history, November 10th, 1580,  After a three-day siege, the English Army beheads over 600 people, including papal (Spanish and Italian) soldiers and civilians, at Dún an Óir, Ireland. This s...

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November 10, 2017

Blade runner 2049-a movie review

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November 1, 2017

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Editorials

What place should Politics have in Professional Sports ?

What place should Politics have in Professional Sports ?

Luke Seaback, Brandon Torres, Michael Greene

September 28, 2017No Comments

In the wake of President Trump's controversial statements about the NFL, the following question should be asked: What place should politics have in professional sports? While...

The Decline of Journalism

The Decline of Journalism

Grant McGinty

September 13, 20172 Comments

                Journalism is defined as the act of professional writing for news broadcasts and newspapers, so why are many of today's "Journa...

Charlottesville: America at its worst

Charlottesville: America at its worst

August 31, 2017

Premium Gas vs. Regular Gas

Premium Gas vs. Regular Gas

May 22, 2017

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Astros win first World Series with Game 7 Win Over Dodgers

Astros win first World Series with Game 7 Win Over Dodgers

Luke Seaback

November 2, 2017No Comments

Wednesday night, on the first day of November, the Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7 of an epic World Series. The Astros won their first World Series Championship in franchise history. Waiting 55 years for their first title, this championship was extra special to the city...

Dodgers top Astros in World Series Opener

Dodgers top Astros in World Series Opener

October 27, 2017

Last night, the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Houston Astros 3-1 in a pitcher's duel. Both teams threw their left-handed aces as former Cy Young winners Clayton Kershaw and Dallas Keuchel battled it out for seven innings. The Dodgers and Astros are both undefeated at home in this postseason, and...

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Billboard Top Hits 8/5

Billboard Top Hits 8/5

July 30, 2017No Comments

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...

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Box office of 3/5

Box office of 3/5

Travis prine, contributor

November 6, 2017No Comments

          1.Thor Ragnarok Production Company: Marvel studios Director: Taika Waititi Domestic total as of Nov 5: $121,005,00...

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NY Times Bestselling Fiction 11/10

NY Times Bestselling Fiction 11/10

Evan Chen, Contreebitory

November 10, 2017No Comments

1. Two Kinds of Truth By: Michael Connelly Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando police and is called out to a local drug store w...

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