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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...

Briefly speaking — Week of 2/20

Sara Schleede, Editor-in-chief
February 24, 2017
Filed under Briefly Speaking, News

Global Bao Bao, the American-born panda who has spent her life in the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., was moved to her new home in Southwest China on Thursday. This was done in compliance with an agreement with China that all pandas must be returned to China before turning 4. U.S.-backed Iraq...

Spread the love

Sara Schleede, Editor-in-chief
February 24, 2017
Filed under Features, News

Sitting on the top shelf of Lisa Smentek’s closet, there is a stack of shirts. Shirts collected from years of fundraising events at the job she has held for the last 13 years. Each shirt represents the story of someone who has gone through hard times and been lifted up by their community. The ...

Freezing out the competition

Freezing out the competition

Parker Primrose, Assistant sports editor
February 24, 2017
Filed under News, Sports

The Allen Eagles Ice Hockey Club kept their season alive with a 5-0 beatdown of Southlake Carroll in the Pure Division High School State Championship on Jan. 29, marking the program’s first state championship in 10 years and punching the team’s ticket for the National Tournament that begins on March...

Orchestra Director Wins Award

Maya Morriswala, Staff writer
February 24, 2017
Filed under News

Orchestra director David DeVoto received the UIL Sponsor Excellence Award in mid-January for his success in leading the orchestra and his philosophy on how competition can help students succeed.   The award is for sponsors of UIL events in Texas, whether it be to directors in music, athleti...

Eagles Prepare for Playoff Tip-Off

Eagles Prepare for Playoff Tip-Off

Parker Primrose, Assistant sports editor
February 17, 2017
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...

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. ...

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...