The student news site of Allen High School.

The Eagle Angle

Winner of AHS fight song lyric contest selected

Natalie McMahon, Staff writer
May 18, 2017
Filed under News

Allen High School held a community-wide contest for prideful lyrics to match the famous melody of Allen’s school fight song. After the entries were submitted, they were evaluated by a committee comprised of staff, students and alumni. They ultimately chose winner Sarah Nelson. Nelson cultivated he...

Creativity shines at AP Art Show

Christine Odwesso, Staff writer
May 15, 2017
Filed under News

From paint to pastels to prisma to ceramics, art in every form was featured on April 28 in the PAC Art Gallery for the AP art show. The purpose of the AP art show is to present the work that the AP art students have been working on all year. “We have the art show to display the amazing work of our AP A...

Drumroll please

Bryn Chambers, Sr. managing editor
May 15, 2017
Filed under News

Five months after Blane Hinton, the previous head band director, suddenly resigned, Dr. Philip Obado was chosen to be the next Director of Bands in Allen. “I was elated,” Obado said. “Everybody in the country knows about the Allen band. You’ve got talent, resources and facilities that are...

Making the grade

Making the grade

Alyssa White, Staff writer
May 15, 2017
Filed under News

On April 6, Catherine Gregory was named Allen’s 2017 “Secondary Teacher of the Year,” and listening to her speak of her students makes it obvious as to why. Going on her 14th year of teaching, and her fourth year teaching in Allen, Gregory is passionate not only about teaching but also conve...

And the rose goes to…

Caroline Tucker, staffer
May 1, 2017
Filed under News, Opinions, Uncategorized

Monday afternoon. School has just been released, and time seems to be turning backwards throughout the day. But alas! For once in nine years, there’s something to look forward to on Monday nights, and it’s not football. It’s the month of May and “The Bachelorette” has returned. ABC announce...

UNICEF club hosts fundraiser for Syria

UNICEF club hosts fundraiser for Syria

Felix Kalvesmaki, Commentary editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under News

The UNICEF club is hosting a bake sale outside the cafeteria until April 28 to benefit refugees and others in need in Syria. UNICEF, or the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, is an international program that provides relief for children across the world. Club officer and sophom...

Red Cross Eagles Blood Drive

Francis Salazar, Staff writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under News

On April 17 Red Cross Eagles hosted their third blood drive of the school year.     The Red Cross Eagles plan on doing more blood drives in the upcoming school years. The blood collected from the drive was sent to Red Cross’s main office in Dallas to be distributed. The drive was from 8 a.m. t...

Animation places at State UIL

Animation places at State UIL

Felix Kalvesmaki, Commentary editor
April 19, 2017
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
April 19, 2017
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....