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The Eagle Angle

Briefly speaking — week of 2/13

Megan Shankle, Editor-in-chief
4 days ago
Filed under Briefly Speaking, News

Global Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has started a campaign meant to persuade the United Kingdom to reconsider their decision to leave the European Union, claiming that citizens deserved to know the terms of Brexit when they voted on it. The referendum took place June 23, 2016, and has bee...

Eagles Prepare for Playoff Tip-Off

Eagles Prepare for Playoff Tip-Off

Parker Primrose, Assistant sports editor
4 days ago
Filed under News, Sports

The Allen Eagle men’s basketball team will play against the Lewisville Farmers in their first playoff game of the season in the bi-district round of the 6A Region 2 playoffs. The game will be played at 7 p.m. on Feb. 20 at The Colony High School. “I think there’s a lot of confidence in the locker room righ...

Briefly speaking — week of 2/6

Divya Jagadeesh, News/feature editor
February 10, 2017
Filed under Briefly Speaking

Global The city of Falluja, Iraq seems at risk of being recaptured by the Islamic State after Iraqi forces took the city from them in May 2016. Both American and Iraqi security officials worry that the Shiite government can't rebuild the Sunni city, and the residents might again sympathize with the...

Briefly speaking — week of 1/30

Sara Schleede, Editor-in-chief
February 3, 2017
Filed under Briefly Speaking, News

Global A French soldier shot a knife-wielding man who attempted to attack security outside of the Louvre Museum on Friday. The attacker was armed with a machete and was carrying two briefcases; he started attacking upon refusal of entry into the museum. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu an...

New Coaches Find a Home in Allen

Tate Peterson, Staff writer
February 3, 2017
Filed under News, Sports

The athletics program has already had one major change this past year with football head coach Terry Gambill taking over for Tom Westerberg. Joining the list of newcomers is Kim Fullerton, who is the new head coach of the Allen boy's soccer team. “As a first year coach, I hope to establish a st...

Eagle Swim and Dive Teams Advance to Regionals

Parker Primrose, Assistant sports editor
February 1, 2017
Filed under News, Sports

The Allen swim and dive teams capped off a successful District 7-6A tournament with district championships for both the boys’ and girls’ swim teams as well as two regional qualifiers from the dive team. The tournament took place on Jan. 19 and 20 at the Natatorium in Allen. The boys swim team ...

The new man in town

The new man in town

Sara Schleede, Editor-in-chief
February 1, 2017
Filed under Features, News, Showcase

Nov. 4, 2016. The phone is ringing. You pick it up, and on the other end is the announcement you’ve been hoping for: you got the job. Nov. 28, 2016. You scrawl your signature on the bottom of the contract that formalizes your new position. Dec. 20, 2016. It’s your last time walking into the...

Fight Song Lyrics Contest

Christian Hinton, Staff writer
January 31, 2017
Filed under News, Uncategorized

At an Allen High School football game, one can always look forward to the halftime fight song. The band spells “Eagles” on the field as the entire audience rises to clap along, but nobody sings along- not because people don't know the words, but because there aren’t any words to sing along to. ...

Briefly Speaking — week of 1/23

Divya Jagadeesh, News/feature editor
January 27, 2017
Filed under Briefly Speaking

Global In southern Chile, more than 90 fires have burned through 180,000 hectares of land in one of the country’s worst wildfires in recent history. Chilean President Michelle Bachelet declared a state of emergency last week, and Peru, the United States, France and Mexico have sent help, including ...

Students peacefully protest, sit for Pledge

Christine Odwesso, Staff writer
January 27, 2017
Filed under News

Something was different on Nov. 9, the day after the presidential election in junior Alfonso Gonzalez and Nicole Nyamongo’s French class — no one stood for the Pledge of Allegiance. “I think people were sitting because of the outcome of the elections,” Nyamongo said. “They believe Hillar...

Comic Book Club: Year One

Audrey Vieira, Staff writer
January 26, 2017
Filed under News

By day room G232 is the home of Nadine Crank’s English class, but after school it transforms into the meeting place of the Comic Book Club. Members are spread out at a table, some discussing ideas for a possible fundraiser, others sketching superheroes and many reading from comic books. The club...

Harry Potter Club

Astrid Souto, Staff writer
January 26, 2017
Filed under News

The worldwide phenomenon of “Harry Potter” has changed not only science fiction literature, but also the lives of many young adults as they have grown up under the influence of J.K. Rowling’s bewitching, magical novels. As a result that there was an abundance of zealous chatter and eager individuals ...