The Eagle Angle

Population Shift

Stephanie Scarano, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019


Filed under News

Allen was founded in 1872 when it was a tiny town, mostly meant to supply water to the steam engine trains that passed through on their way to bigger cities. Now Allen is a busy area, full of new faces, new businesses and new growth. Allen ISD especially reflects these growing changes. According t...

Tuffy Talks

Abi Marines, Staff writer

February 20, 2019


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Allen High School will be hosting “Tuffy Talks”, a TED Talk-esque program for students grades 9-12. This program will have seven carefully selected students host seven-minute presentations that will go into an approved topic of the student’s choice that is informative of ideas and the creative proce...

Under the Scene

Stephanie Scarano, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019


Filed under Features, News

The cast of "The Little Mermaid" -- Allen High School's latest musical -- been working since October. Four months later, the cast is ready to perform their heavily tech involved mainstage performance. The musical incorporates heavy use of projections, elevators, lights and a fly rig.   This...

Ted Cruz Senate Agenda

Maya Morriswala, Editor-in-chief

January 17, 2019


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This year, voters showed up to the polls in record numbers, as both celebrities and social media encouraged them to vote. According to the Texas Tribune, in Texas the percentage of registered voters that turned out for early voting was greater than all voters in the 2014 midterms. The race in Texas...

Kavanaugh

Sophia Forrester, Photo Editor

January 8, 2019


Filed under News, Opinions

Grief and hopelessness filled many women across the nation. As I was watching the hearing, I was apprehensive about both Kavanaugh and the entire government. The government couldn’t be so ignorant to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, right? Wrong. So so wrong. How could an alleged rapist even be considered to be...

The Dining Room

Brooke Adams, Jr. Managing Editor

November 5, 2018


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This October, the Allen theatre program put on “The Dining Room,” a play dedicated to capturing major events that occurred in the same room over the period of multiple centuries. Although not cohesive like most plays Allen has shown, “The Dining Room” contained short, meaningful scenes th...

It takes a village

It takes a village

Christine Odwesso and Morgan Pryor

October 16, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

A crescendo of joy and laughter fills a large room in Montego Bay, Jamaica, on a sweltering July morning. The beach, though right across the street, is not the main attraction. Among a mix of Jamaican teachers — dressed in their Sunday best — are close to 20 Allen teachers. Soon, the voices slow...

Filling White Space

Audrey Vieira, Commentary Editor

May 31, 2018


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A gallery of tape art created by students in Karen Adams’ animation II and practicum in animation classes has converted the blank space covering campus construction into a canvas for creativity. “At the beginning, we had almost no tape,” junior Hayden Hurst said. “We had two colors, black and ...

Allen students speak out for gun reform

Allen students speak out for gun reform

Parker Primrose, Sports editor

May 3, 2018


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Allen High School students organized a rally calling for gun reform on April 20 at the Allen High School track stadium as a response to the shooting at Parkland High School on Feb. 14 and other mass shootings across the country. The event was attended by more than 50 students. “What drove us to lead this event was we a...

Students, teachers reflect on first year of arena scheduling

Divya Jagadeesh, Editor-in-chief

April 24, 2018


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As course selection for the 2018-2019 school year draws to a close, Allen High School’s administration has a better indication of how the new arena scheduling process works, and what needs to be adjusted. Associate Principal Jackie Schornick said the small amount of help tickets put in by students...

Acting Their Age

Stephanie Scarano, Staff writer

April 13, 2018


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The Allen High School Theater  UIL performance of “Over the River and Through the Woods” premiered March 20, and although they did not advance, the cast brought home a few awards, including honorable mention for best actress.   The cast played elderly grandparents and their grandson. The gra...

Choose your fighter

Julia Zaksek, Sr. managing editor

March 26, 2018


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As the willingness to vote in national elections appears to be dwindling, polling locations in state and local elections continue to tout low turnout numbers. Often, it is difficult to conceptualize the effect local and state elected officials will have on the day-to-day. In the big picture, elections o...