The Eagle Angle

Catching Up with the Pros

Catching Up with the Pros

Parker Primrose, Assistant sports editor

February 17, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

The Eagle Angle caught up with two Allen alumni currently playing in the National Football League in order to talk about life in the pros and the pair’s fondest football memories. Steven Terrell, safety for the Seattle Seahawks How does it feel to be playing in the NFL? It’s a dream come true...

From Pick and Roll to Pick-Six

From Pick and Roll to Pick-Six

Brandon Barton, Staff writer

February 3, 2017


Filed under Featured Sports, Features

Junior Jevon Jones has had a unique journey as an Eagle. From his freshman year to the present, Jones went from playing point guard on the basketball team, to wide receiver on the football team, to now a nationally recognized defensive back on the football team. “I chose football over basketball because ...

Allen High School; A New Perspective

Caroline Tucker, Staffer

February 3, 2017


Filed under Features

New club members are clicking their cameras in excitement at the Allen Visuals Club. The founders of the club are looking forward to the new opportunities this club will offer.   “Tate and I really enjoy photography, and one day we were looking at the Allen website and realized that Allen...

Humans of Allen: Kaitlyn Mcclinton

Humans of Allen: Kaitlyn Mcclinton

Corinne Chandler, Staff writer

February 3, 2017


Filed under Features, Humans of Allen

“School didn’t come as easy for me as everyone else. I was just never interested in what they were teaching. I was okay at math but other than that nothing sparked my interest. People like to make jokes about how easy it is to get into certain universities but honestly I worked really hard for it. M...

Caged In

Caged In

Felix Kalvesmaki and Makayla Nerpel

February 2, 2017


Filed under Features

During freshman year, senior Allison* didn’t have the luxury of going to bed. She wasn’t preoccupied staying up late to finish a riveting TV thriller. She wasn’t too fixated on Twitter to let her head sink into the pillows. Schoolwork wasn’t keeping her up to the early hours either. Not her ...

One Hour at a Time

One Hour at a Time

Parker Primrose, Assistant sports editor

February 1, 2017


Filed under Features

In an age of increasingly crammed schedules and an overload of opportunities, time seems harder to come by than ever before. But in the span of just six months, Allen High School students were able to contribute over two years worth of service hours to their community through various clubs and organ...

The new man in town

The new man in town

Sara Schleede, Editor-in-chief

February 1, 2017


Filed under Features, News

Nov. 4, 2016. The phone is ringing. You pick it up, and on the other end is the announcement you’ve been hoping for: you got the job. Nov. 28, 2016. You scrawl your signature on the bottom of the contract that formalizes your new position. Dec. 20, 2016. It’s your last time walking into the...

Q&A with Mr. Thompson

Q&A with Mr. Thompson

Christian Hinton, Staff writer

February 1, 2017


Filed under Features

Mr. Thompson is a financial math teacher here at Allen who legally adopted a former student of his who graduated in 2016.   How did this adoption come to be? Starting last year, my now-daughter was a senior, and throughout the school year she would stay after and ask for advice, and I could ...

Brain Games

Brain Games

Divya Jagadeesh, News/feature editor

January 27, 2017


Filed under Features

Maps hang on the wall. Some students study an intensive timeline covered in sticky notes, while others read from a book and make conversation. The teacher roams around the room, not intervening except to elaborate on a point made by one of the students. The atmosphere is relaxed, but everyone is buz...

Staying Afloat in A Hall

Staying Afloat in A Hall

Maya Morriswala, Staff writer

January 20, 2017


Filed under Features

It was the last week of school before winter break for the Allen staff and students. However, on that Monday, Jan. 12, teachers walked down the large main hallway into A Hall where damp carpets, bent books and damaged walls awaited them. A pipe had started leaking on Jan. 11, which caused the majority...

Quarterback of Special Teams

Quarterback of Special Teams

Brandon Barton, Staff writer

December 13, 2016


Filed under Features, Sports

The kicking position in football is unique. Most of the team focuses on scoring a game changing touchdown or forcing a crucial turnover or stop on defense. A kicker, however, is expected to put points on the board when the offense is stopped short of a touchdown or to add an extra point after a touchdo...

To Aerospace and Beyond

Audrey Vieira, Staff writer

December 9, 2016


Filed under Features

NASA’s Aerospace Scholars program gives Texas high school juniors the opportunity to study space from their laptops. The program, which involves various types of science including physics, chemistry and biology, allows students to explore a STEM career pathway before leaving high school. Studen...