The Eagle Angle

Q & A with Heidi Hughes

Q & A with Heidi Hughes

Parker Primrose, Sports editor

January 10, 2018


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The Eagle Angle sat down with Phoenix teacher Heidi Hughes to talk about her relationship with her students and her career as a teacher. Why did you choose to become an English teacher? I went to work in the marketing industry and then I had my first child. She was beautiful and awesome, and so I...

A new hope in a new land…

A new hope in a new land…

Caroline Tucker, Feature Editor

January 10, 2018


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America, the land of the free, the free as in the ones who were born here. Obviously, not everyone in America originated here, but the change from life in a whole other country brings many complications, making for a hard and very complex system that can take years to complete. Junior Hannah Fal...

Feature: Mrs.Drish

Caroline Tucker, Feature Editor

January 10, 2018


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Nothing ever stays the exact same. People go through change; countries, politics, it all changes at one point or another. English teacher Esther Drish has had hands-on experience with the process of reaching her goal and where she wants to be in life. “I was not one of those ‘you know when y...

A Story for the Ages

A Story for the Ages

Christian Hinton, News Editor

December 15, 2017


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In 1967, three women founded a public library in what was then a town of less than 2,000 people. Heavily based on volunteers and donations, the Allen Public Library evolved through five decades in five different buildings and now serves a city of more than 90,000 citizens. In October, the library cel...

Shrouded sickness

Shrouded sickness

Felix Kalvesmaki and Maya Morriswala

December 14, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

On some days, Makayla Nerpel felt invincible. She could conquer the world, she could take the earth by storm and nothing would be able to stop her. She was productive. She was outgoing. No matter where she was or what she was doing, she was buzzing with drive and ambition. On other days, Makayla couldn’t get out of...

Focusing on Forensics

Morgan Pryor, Staff writer

December 11, 2017


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A group of students are hunched over a microscope, peering through the lense with rapt attention. They talk animatedly about the subject of their study, and upon closer inspection, one discovers that they are examining their own hair follicles. This is a common sight in the forensic science classes at...

From Allen, with Love

From Allen, with Love

Tate Peterson and Julia Zaksek

December 5, 2017


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Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on Aug. 25. The Category 4 hurricane was the first major hurricane (Category 3 or higher), to make landfall in the United States since 2005. The storm destroyed one-third of the city and drastically changed the lives of those who fell in its path. With their ho...

Senior Directs

Brooke Adams, Staff writer

November 29, 2017


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Many rigorous rehearsals were held as everyone rushed around in an attempt to reach perfection in such a limited time for this fall's senior directed plays. Senior directs were held from 5-9 p.m. on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 in the Black Box Theater, and there were four unique stories told.   "T...

Beyond Blankets

Tea McGilvray, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


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  Allen High School students have found a new way to connect a variety of different personalities to the community: making blankets. The Blanket Buddies club makes blankets for various organizations. They meet the second Tuesday of every month in A106. The club was started by senior Mary Mi...

Big cats and big hearts

Natalie McMahon, Online editor

October 30, 2017


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Tigers are celebrated for their roles as Tony the Tiger or Tigger from “Winnie the Pooh,” but behind the happy cartoons and frivolous advertisements, these animals are facing epidemic concerns. Alongside this ugly phenomenon comes people with the courage to do something about it, In-Sync Exotics is on...

Dorothy Cobb Hits Her Marks

Erik Young, Assistant Sports Editor

September 25, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

At the beginning of her freshman year, Dorothy Cobb had never been in an archery competition before. Three years later, she’s won multiple state championships, and she placed second in the World Archery Championships this summer. “[When I was a freshman] I played the violin and I’ve been playing for ab...

Sister, sister

Sister, sister

Makayla Nerpel and Felix Kalvesmaki

May 17, 2017


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Senior Jewelee Cortez is cheerful in conversation. She’s amicable and well-spoken, and when seated next to her younger sister, Emmalee, the two have an innocent banter going between them. They laugh loud and love loud. Nothing about the way they carry themselves is reminiscent of the tragedy they’ve very r...