The Eagle Angle

Trusting the trustees

Trusting the trustees

Tea Mcgilvray, Audrey Vieira, and Brooke Adams

March 19, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Members of the Allen ISD Board of Trustees describe what it means to be a member of the board and the different projects they carry out in the community to better Allen schools. Turn to page 8 to read about the ins and outs of the school board and their committees.

Mia of the opera

Mia of the opera

Maya Morriswala, Co-editor-in-chief

March 19, 2019


Filed under Features

Opera singing may not seem like a typical pastime for a typical high school student. Nevertheless, Mia Rodriguez is known among her peers for doing just that at the school Talent Show last year, and again this past February. Rodriguez is a member of the top choir, Chorale, and she participates in musical...

Q&A with Debbie Clark

Francis Salazar, Feature editor

March 18, 2019


Filed under Features

How do you come in every day with such a happy attitude? "Well first of all, I’ve been in education over 20 something years, so I was a school teacher school counselor and I have a passion for education and students. I do have two other jobs besides this, I do criminal justice, I’m an investigat...

Artists of Allen: Sam Potter

Artists of Allen: Sam Potter

Audrey Vieira, Sr. managing editor

March 5, 2019


Filed under Artists of Allen, Features

Junior Sam Potter marches to the beat of his own drum, sharing percussion covers of rock, hard rock, contemporary Christian, and jazz songs with over 900 Instagram followers. Q: When did you start learning to play the drums? A: Summer 2012 at Matt Burk Music Studios in Allen. Q: How long have you been...

Paws for a study break

Paws for a study break

Brooke Adams, Jr. Managing Editor

February 28, 2019


Filed under Features

After the stress of a long school day, some people believe that there is nothing more needed than a relaxation session. During a summer college visit, sophomore Lauren Miracle and her triplet sisters Danielle and Sydney were inspired to incorporate an interesting way to unwind from their tiring school...

Color by number

Color by number

Maya Morriswala, Sophia Forrester, and Erik Young

February 27, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Sing 'til you drop Musical composition comes to those with a special gift. Those who are born with a natural aptitude for the arts and everything abstract. Senior Griffin Wetzel is no stranger to the arts — he’s the Vice President of Choir — and he’s a part of Chorale and Encore, two challen...

JD Walker’s postseason

Francis Salazar, Feature editor

February 25, 2019


Filed under Features

Current PALS teacher and former football coach JD Walker has been with Allen for 18 years. In those 18 years, Walker has seen Allen grow into the school that it is today. Arriving in Allen from Oklahoma in 2002, Allen was a different place. Both Stacy Road and Highway 121 were two-lane streets, and Alle...

Turnip with culinary

Turnip with culinary

Tea Mcgilvray, Online Editor

February 25, 2019


Filed under Features

The Allen High School culinary program, taught by Deanna Donahue and Chef Annie Greenslade, is an interactive program which involves students learning the ins and outs of the food industry. The program is comprised of 11 students who have completed the prerequisites and now run the restaurant, Blú....

Under the Scene

Stephanie Scarano, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019


Filed under Features, News

The cast of "The Little Mermaid" -- Allen High School's latest musical -- been working since October. Four months later, the cast is ready to perform their heavily tech involved mainstage performance. The musical incorporates heavy use of projections, elevators, lights and a fly rig.   This...

German Club takes victory at Winterfest regionals

German Club takes victory at Winterfest regionals

Alessio Haro, Staff Writer

February 15, 2019


Filed under Features

Jasper High School was decked with extravagant German decor. Bands of students in traditional folkwear traveled the halls. Sounds of poetry being read in German and the smell of authentic food filled the atmosphere. The clock hadn’t struck 9 a.m. yet, but that didn’t change a thing. The anticipatio...

Chao

Chao

Tea Mcgilvray, Online editor

January 20, 2019


Filed under Features

Q: What inspires you? I've always been interested in fashion, and photography is a passion I've always been interested in. Seeing other photographers in general and seeing fashion people in Dallas really inspired me to create the clothing line. Q: Are you active in any other parts of the school?...

Anderson evolution

Anderson evolution

Brooke Adams, Jr. Managing Editor

January 17, 2019


Filed under Features

From strong Republican with dreams of becoming a coach to avid traveler dedicated to teaching, economics and government teacher Don Anderson has evolved into someone he never could have predicted becoming. “Priorities change, and people evolve and grow,” Anderson said. “As a person, you real...