The Eagle Angle

German Club takes victory at Winterfest regionals

German Club takes victory at Winterfest regionals

Alessio Haro, Staff Writer

1 day ago


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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...

Anderson evolution

Anderson evolution

Brooke Adams, Jr. Managing Editor

January 17, 2019


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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...

Artists of Allen: Veronica Tucker

Artists of Allen: Veronica Tucker

Morgan Pryor, Commentary editor

January 8, 2019


Filed under Artists of Allen, Features

Senior Veronica Tucker can be considered a double threat, experienced in both visual arts and creative writing. Just last year, while creating two dozen pieces for her AP visual arts portfolio, she simultaneously authored and self-published a short story, entitled “Immune to Time.” Tucker utilizes bot...

GSA: Ten Years of Acceptance

Stephanie Scarano, Staff Writer

January 8, 2019


Filed under Features

In 2008, the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) club was started by a small group of students with the help of Debbie Richmond, a sociology/psychology teacher at Allen, in room A226. Since then, the club has had its highs and lows: dwindling populations some years, and sweeping participation in others. Last y...

Taking Care of Business

Morgan Pryor, Commentary editor

January 8, 2019


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Every year, Allen DECA students travel around the state, even the country, to put their business knowledge to the test. Donning professional attire, they run through their presentations and wait nervously in a large room, surrounded by students from other DECA chapters — their competition. A judge ...

Good showing by AHS in first UIL invitational of 2018-2019

Staff

December 11, 2018


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Several Allen High School journalism students won top awards against stiff competition in the first UIL invitational of the 2018-2019 school year.

A new chapter for Allen

A new chapter for Allen

Maya Morriswala and Caroline Tucker

October 23, 2018


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Change has once again washed over Allen High School. This school year, staff and students -- new and returning -- walked into AHS  to see a new testing center, discipline center and attendance center along with new tile in the front entrance and an increased security presence. Students and teachers...

Exploring enforcement

Exploring enforcement

Francis Salazar, Feature editor

October 16, 2018


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In the halls of Allen High School, there’s something for everyone; a club for almost any and every interest and classes to match. The law enforcement career pathway offers students insights into what exactly is involved for all things law. Senior Ashleigh Browne said she wasn’t sure what she wanted to...

Coming Home

Coming Home

Brooke Adams, Jr. Managing Editor

October 15, 2018


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As former head coach Kevin Albury steps down to lead the junior varsity program, Kelly Thompson enters as the new head coach for the varsity girls soccer team this school year. Returning to Allen, where she once played, Thompson said she plans to help the girls finally get past the regional finals an...

Q&A with Courtney Sharkey

Q&A with Courtney Sharkey

Audrey Vieira, Commentary Editor

May 31, 2018


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How did you decide to accept the STEAM Center administrative position? Honestly, I had not really intended on leaving North Forney. I had no intention of leaving because I really love my job. I love working in schools, but then I heard about this job that combined two things I love, which would be...

Sowing seeds

Sowing seeds

Felix Kalvesmaki and Julia Zaksek

May 25, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Teachers are at the core of every school system. They are on the front lines and the back-ends and everywhere in-between. And their job is never easy. Grading can take hours, students can be, well, students, and of course there’s hall duty. But teachers, at the end of the day, play a vital role, not...

Success in Science

Brooke Adams

May 2, 2018


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Despite hard work and the endless hours put into the final product, the high school’s success at the Dallas Regional Science Fair is not-so-widely recognized, according to chemistry teacher and Science Club sponsor Sandy Kulkarni. Many students, all a part of the high school’s Science Club, partic...