The Eagle Angle

The hidden struggle

The hidden struggle

Sara Schleede and Megan Shankle

May 15, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Hardship manifests in different ways. In Allen, Texas, it doesn’t manifest as a high crime rate or streets filled with decrepit houses. It’s a student in running club winning his first pair of new shoes in months. It’s a car, stuffed to the brim with belongings, sitting in the back o...

Rockin’ ISPs

Rockin’ ISPs

Maya Morriswala, Staff writer

May 15, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Building a guitar can be hard work. From sanding and staining to assembling different parts, crafting it requires dedication, problem solving skills and a strong interest in music. Seniors Jeffrey McPherson and Isaac Rowley would know because they both decided to build electric guitars for their inde...

Q&A with Laura Helms

Pauline Esguerra, Staff writer

May 15, 2017


Filed under Features

Q: What made you want to be an art teacher? A: I actually wanted to be an English teacher at one point, and then I graded my first essay and then I said, “Oh no. I could never do this.” I have some serious respect for English teachers, but I’ve always enjoyed painting and doodling and drawing...

A star in the making

A star in the making

Caroline Tucker and Julia Zaksek

May 15, 2017


Filed under Features

Cameras are flashing, models are walking down the catwalk, a never ending sea of faces taking in every detail of the fabric on the bodies. This is the life of junior Jeanette Goodlin, a fashion designer in the making. Jeanette Goodlin showcased her own fashion ideas earlier this year, and said sh...

Springing into gear

Springing into gear

Parker Primrose, Assistant sports editor

May 12, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

Coming off a perfect 10-0 regular season and a trip to the semi-final round of the playoffs, all while under the direction of a new head coach, most teams would feel like their season was a smashing success. But for the Allen Eagle football team, their recent success has only pushed them to work harder...

Different, not less

Different, not less

Christian Hinton, Staff writer

April 19, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

In a school of more than 5,000 people, it would be hard to go anywhere on campus without finding a diverse student population. It’s clear that no single student is alike—they all have distinct backgrounds. They all have different beliefs. They all face different challenges. Some students are different...

Lost and found

Lost and found

Divya Jagadeesh, News/feature editor

April 13, 2017


Filed under Features

In Veterinary Science teacher Stacy Schertz’s classroom, students crowd around three puppies. Kids can fit them in the palm of a hand, but take extra care to carry the barely two-week-old animals. Some students feed the dogs through bottles and put in pacifiers when they’ve finished. When the ot...

Wanted: Poets With Prose

Audrey Vieira, Staff writer

April 10, 2017


Filed under Features

Slam poets are preparing for the third annual Poetry Slam, set to take place on Tuesday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the AHS library. Prospective performers must submit a copy of their poem and a signed permission slip to librarian Jana Dorough in the library or room G236. The library is accepting a...

Q & A with Bo Nickal

Parker Primrose, Assistant sports editor

April 9, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

The Eagle Angle caught up with former Allen High School wrestler Bo Nickal in order to get his thoughts on his national championship and reflect on his time at Allen High School. Nickal graduated from Allen High School in 2014 and is now a redshirt sophomore at Penn State. While at Allen, Nickal wo...

New Candidate for Allen Mayor

New Candidate for Allen Mayor

Maya Morriswala, Staff writer

April 2, 2017


Filed under Features

Junior Linus Emmett goes to school, hangs out with his friends and works a job like other students. However, while he is out, his mother, Naomi Emmett, is at home holding interviews to meet people who want to know more about her views. She is spending vacation days answering emails. Why? Because not...

Injured Eagle turns into MLB Draft Prospect

Injured Eagle turns into MLB Draft Prospect

Jackson Stone, Sports Editor

March 15, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

Senior Ronnie Taylor has been playing baseball since the age of 4, but his journey from a freshman on varsity to a senior committed to Wichita State has not always been that straightforward. During Taylor’s sophomore year, tragedy struck as he encountered a serious injury to his throwing elbow. “[H...

Spread the love

Sara Schleede, Editor-in-chief

February 24, 2017


Filed under Features, News

Sitting on the top shelf of Lisa Smentek’s closet, there is a stack of shirts. Shirts collected from years of fundraising events at the job she has held for the last 13 years. Each shirt represents the story of someone who has gone through hard times and been lifted up by their community. The ...