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Animation places at State UIL

Animation places at State UIL

Felix Kalvesmaki, Commentary editor
6 days ago
Filed under News

Two films created by animation students, “Flightless” and “Cowboys and Candles,” placed at a State UIL competition on March 1. “Flightless” took direction from senior Sarah Fonville, while “Cowboys and Candles” was directed by junior Ben Phillips. Upon hearing her students’ achievement, an...

Eagles Own the Podium at District

Eagles Own the Podium at District

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

Both the boys and girls track teams emerged as champions from the District 6-6A tournament at Tom Kimbrough Stadium in Murphy on April 12 and 13. The victory represented the boys second consecutive district title and the girls first title since 2014. “We went out and we put on a show,” sophomore ...

Icing on Top

Icing on Top

Parker Primrose, Assistant sports editor
April 17, 2017
Filed under News, Sports

The Allen Eagle Ice Hockey Club finished up a historic season with a 9-4 loss to North Broward Prep (FL) at the USA Hockey national championship in Cleveland, Ohio on April 1. The loss put the Eagles at 1-2 in the pure division of the tournament and ended their bid for a national championship after ...

AHS After Prom canceled

Julia Zaksek, Jr. managing editor
April 11, 2017
Filed under News

After Prom, the parent sponsored lock-in party and game night, will not be held this year. “Attendance the last few years at After Prom has been declining, [and if] you lose interest by students, [you] lose the of interest by parents,” financial math teacher and Student Council adviser Jason Thompson sa...

Math teacher wins Teacher of the Year

Math teacher wins Teacher of the Year

Felix Kalvesmaki, Commentary editor
April 6, 2017
Filed under News

Geometry teacher Catherine Gregory accepted the Teacher of the Year award for 2017 on April 6. Gregory was selected from a pool of 34 nominees from departments across the entire high school faculty. Gregory says she was honored to receive the prize. “I’m so humbled,” she said. “I’m at a loss for words....

The Art of Fashion: Fashion club/ATAC Fashion show

Pauline Esguerra, Staff writer
April 4, 2017
Filed under News

The Allen High School Fashion club and Allen Teen Arts Council (ATAC) are joining forces to host their inaugural “The Art of Fashion” fashion show. The fashion show will take place at Blue House Too in Watters Creek on Saturday, April 15 from 6-8 p.m. The event is open to all Allen residents....

A Day In The Life of a Librarian

Natalie McMahon, Staff writer
March 31, 2017
Filed under News, Uncategorized

Librarians are beloved for the way they spread wonder along with curiosity through education and knowledge in the lives of adolescents. It’s a widely respected profession that caters toward any interest; each day is spent serving the community. “There isn’t really a typical day at the library,” Claudi...

24 students place at advance to regionals

Divya Jagadeesh, news
March 30, 2017
Filed under News, Uncategorized

On March 24 and 25, the UIL Academics Spring Meet took place at Allen High School with the school winning second place overall. The Friday and Saturday competitions included academic competitions in math, science and writing. “[The competitions] are subject-based, so if a student has a strength in a ...

ABBA Applications Open

Bryn Chambers, Sr. managing editor
March 30, 2017
Filed under News

Applications for a position on the Allen Band Booster Association Board are open for the 2017-2018 school year. They are due by Friday, March 31. The Allen Band Booster Association, or ABBA, fundraises and organizes functions for the band throughout the year. The board votes on decisions regarding...

Robotics to Regionals

Nas Baclay, Staff writer
March 28, 2017
Filed under News

The Eagles Robotics team advanced to the regional competition, which is March 31 to April 1. The team competes in three types of competitions: BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology), FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) and FTC (FIRST Tech Competitions). Competitions are based on fabricating a rob...

Briefly speaking – week of 3/13

Megan Shankle, Editor-in-chief
March 17, 2017
Filed under Briefly Speaking, News

  Global Syria fired anti-aircraft missiles Friday at Israeli jets that were returning to base after bombing areas of central Syria. An Israeli military spokesman said the jets had already returned to Israeli airspace when Syria fired the missiles. German Chancellor Angela Merkel vis...

Allen ISD Art Show

Pauline Esguerra, Staff writer
February 28, 2017
Filed under News

The annual Allen Independent School District Art Show was hosted Feb. 17 in the Performing Arts Center gallery. With more than 350 student participants, the 2017 Art show had the most contestants out of any previous AISD art show. The art show awarded  cash prizes  to  the winners in each of the thr...