The Eagle Angle

Artists of Allen: Andrea Gomez

Artists of Allen: Andrea Gomez

Tate Peterson, Staff Writer

December 9, 2016


Filed under Artists of Allen, Features

“I like to stay positive, and it’s really hard for me to express myself like that, so when I’m thinking really negative I try my best to start focusing on the positives again. That’s why I made my Uniformity piece, because I think if everyone united they would be way happier. I drew the worl...

Balancing Act

Megan Shankle, Editor-in-chief

December 7, 2016


Filed under Features, Sports

Junior Jenna Wicker wakes up around 7, and by 8 she’s at the gym practicing routines. After two and a half hours of training and a quick primping session, she slides into a desk at 11 to attend school until 3:35. At 4, she’s back at the gym practicing bars, beams, floor and vault. Rinse and repe...

Tackling Concussions

Tackling Concussions

Parker Primrose and Jackson Stone

December 5, 2016


Filed under Features, Sports

A crushing blow to the head. The world temporarily goes black. Color comes back, but the scene around you appears to spin. You hear a whistle blow in the distance and feel someone lifting you back onto your feet. You stumble to the sideline and try to make sense of what just happened.  You have been ...

American Diabetes Awareness Month

Corinne Chandler, Staff writer

December 1, 2016


Filed under Features

American Diabetics spread awareness and health-conscious habits in November Every year, November commemorates Americans with Diabetes. Over 29 million people in the country are affected by this metabolic disease which includes type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes. Type 1 diabetes, formerly...

Raccoon Q and A with Emily Evans

Natalie McMahon, Staff writer

November 16, 2016


Filed under Features

Q: “Tell me about your pet racoon?” A: “My dad actually wanted the pet raccoon since I was in fourth grade, and he came home one day and had a raccoon. I was like,’Take it back, I don’t want it. It’s actually really mean; it likes to attack people. It’s cute, but it’s just a baby so he...

Eat. Sleep. Cheer. Repeat.

Caroline Tucker, Staff writer

November 4, 2016


Filed under Features, Uncategorized

A bright smile, a few flips here and there, a small wave–that’s what the students of Allen see of cheerleaders.  However, there’s much more to the faces who get the crowds pumping. “There’s a lot of time of thoroughly thinking things out,” cheer co-captain and senior Blake Vilven said. ...

Rollin’ On Sunshine

Rollin’ On Sunshine

Christian Hinton, Staff writer

November 4, 2016


Filed under Features

In engineering class, one can always find people hard at work. Students collect the materials they need and gather around the tables to discuss their project. Design tools are scattered around the room and models hang from the ceiling. At the front, various models are lined up, showcasing different...

Senior Directed Plays are Coming Together

Senior Directed Plays are Coming Together

Nas Baclay, Staff writer

November 4, 2016


Filed under Features, News

Allen High School will host their annual senior directed plays. Auditions for this play ended mid-October and performances will be Nov. 10-12. There will be 10 plays directed by 13 seniors. Performances for the plays will occur the week of Nov. 10 in the Black Box Theatre. Times for each of the play...

LGBT History Timeline

Sara Schleede, Editor-in-chief

November 4, 2016


Filed under Features, News

ASL II students participate in Deaf for a day

Corinne Chandler, Staff writer

November 4, 2016


Filed under Features, News

If some of your classmates were walking around with earplugs or your best friend wasn’t talking to you on Oct. 26, don’t worry; they were just deaf for a day. Students in American Sign Language II, or ASL, participated in an activity designed to give them an idea of what it would be like to b...

Rolling the Dice on the Streets: Juniors Create Their Own Streetwear Brand

Pauline Esguerra, Staff writer

October 31, 2016


Filed under Features

Juniors Jose Vazquez and Peter Timinsky have been designing clothing for over two years, and in 2016 they curated their own Streetwear brand, Dice Resources.   Streetwear is a distinctive style of street fashion that has grown to encompass elements of modern, hip hop and Japanese street fashion. Str...

Artists of Allen: DeAndre Pope

Tate Peterson, Staff writer

October 25, 2016


Filed under Artists of Allen, Features

“A lot of things inspire me. Passion, Emotion, and narratives inspire me the most. Anything that makes me feel a certain way is what really gets me. Being in an age where interactions between people are deteriorating and people are to a coming to a state of numbness, feelings are an important facto...