The Eagle Angle

Popping The Bubble

Popping The Bubble

Natalie McMahon and Christian Hinton

April 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

During senior Sara’s* junior year, her ex-boyfriend got addicted to Xanax. He would miss school. He would miss work. He would forget entire conversations. He would spend money on drugs rather than save for things like gas money and college. It wasn’t until she gave him an ultimatum that he gradua...

Work of art

Maya Morriswala, Jr. managing editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Features

After weeks and months of hard work, 11 Allen High School student artists won a competition hosted by Kaizen Development Partners and the Allen High School Arts Department. As a result, those artists’ original pieces now hang in the One Bethany East office building, which is in its final phases of...

Q & A with Daniel Washington

Q & A with Daniel Washington

Parker Primrose, Sports editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Features

How did you decide to be a security guard? Well actually it wasn’t my plan really. I think it was probably God’s plan over mine. I actually wanted to be a police officer, and I went to two different police departments and actually made it, but I didn’t make it in the end for weird reasons. So...

Third time’s a charm….

Third time’s a charm….

Caroline Tucker, Feature Editor

April 24, 2018


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  Not everything comes easy in life, especially the decisions a person has to make. One path can lead toward success, another toward failure, or toward even love. Retired teacher Cheryl Lee recognizes all paths, and how they have all influenced the woman she is today. Lee said she had alw...

Acting Out

Acting Out

Parker Primrose and Audrey Vieira

April 24, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Intro The aftermath of the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida, resulted in the voices of student survivors such as Emma Gonzalez, Sarah Chadwick and David Hogg creating and stimulating conversation across the country about gun control and school safety. Through their campaign for change, the...

Q&A: State Rep Jeff Leach

Q&A: State Rep Jeff Leach

Caroline Tucker, Feature Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Features

What inspired you to become a state rep? Looking back at my life, I’ve always felt a pull to public service, government, politics in this area. My life experiences have led me here. I worked in the White House in 2004. The Lord called me at a very young age to this. I’ve always felt a stirring i...

Red White and New

Jenna Sturgeon, Staff writer

April 17, 2018


Filed under Featured Sports, Features, Sports

The Tallenettes are a dance group known for their energetic performances and sparkly outfits in red, white and blue. As part of the Allen Eagle Escadrille, the Tallenettes perform at pep rallies and during the halftime show of the Friday night football games.   Recently, the Tallenettes have undergone a m...

A year for the books

A year for the books

Julia Zaksek, Sr. managing editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under Features

As the school year draws to a close and students make their final memories for the 2017-2018 school year, the editors of the Allen High School yearbook conclude a long project of their own. The AHS yearbook, nearly four hundred pages long and growing every year, will soon be available for students. In ...

Lifting spirits

Lifting spirits

Divya Jagadeesh, Editor-in-chief

March 26, 2018


Filed under Features

From a bond election in 2007, to a master plan in 2013, a new park on the west side of Allen is scheduled to open by fall of this year. The park addresses the need for a large community park west of US Route 75 and will have a variety of amenities including a softball complex, multiple open fields, a...

Much Ado About Theatre

Stephanie Scarano, Staff writer

March 19, 2018


Filed under Features

Allen High School has its own theatre program, The International Thespian Guild, with an official troupe number, even an honor code. But what many students in Allen don't seem to know about are community theatres like Allen’s Community Theatre (ACT). There are at least two students who look beyond AH...

Destination Imagination, Not Just for Kids

Stephanie Scarano, Staff writer

March 19, 2018


Filed under Features

Imagination. A lot of people hear that word and think of small children coloring outside the lines, typically not building huge contraptions or clothes made of duct tape. Students in Destination Imagination (DI) think otherwise.   Charlotte Taylor, a manager of DI for several years, and junior ...

Switching Desks

Stephanie Scarano, Staff writer

March 19, 2018


Filed under Features

When most people leave high school, they never dream of going back. But, there are some Allen High alumni who are back again; this time they are in the teacher's chair.   AP U.S. history teacher Lauren Gaskill is one of those teachers. Gaskill graduated in 2012 and has been back at Allen H...