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Homecoming 2020

Homecoming 2020

Lillian Arnold, Feature Editor/Assistant Sports Editor

September 28, 2020

Homecoming is a mum-and garter-adorned football game and dance that takes place every year at Allen. It’s a beloved tradition, though one that had to be modified this year due to COVID-19 concerns.  The student council has been hard at work for several months making a plan for this year’s event,...

Collin College Technical Campus Open House

Collin College Technical Campus Open House

Meghan Holloran, News and Commentary editor

September 23, 2020

The new Collin College Technical Campus held an open house Sept. 12, featuring a variety of programs and certifications that are available at the new technical campus and showed off some of the technology and labs available for students to utilize while studying at the technical campus.    ...

U.S. Wildfires: What You Need To Know

U.S. Wildfires: What You Need To Know

Paige James, Staff Writer

September 18, 2020

Wildfires are uncontrolled fires that burn in the wilderness, often spreading quickly through the rural areas, and are classified as national disasters by the Environmental Protection Agency. In the U.S., wildfires often occur in Western states. There has been an average increase of about 100 major fir...

Problematic Princess

Problematic Princess

Lillian Arnold, Feature Editor/Assistant Sports Editor

September 16, 2020

On Sept. 4, Disney’s “Mulan” came out as a live-action remake of the beloved 1998 film by the same name which was revered for its cultural representation and important themes. There was a lot of anticipation for this movie, as well as a few concerns. Some of these had to do with serious contro...

Dual Credit And Everything You Need To Know

Dual Credit And Everything You Need To Know

Kentaya Nettles, Staffer

September 11, 2020

This year has been quite the whirlwind since COVID-19 made a major impact on the United States in early March: shutting down schools, local businesses and travel everywhere. But now with school back in session, students are looking at a whole new set of rules and regulations in regards to a safe retu...

Voting Guide 2020: How to Register and Vote

Voting Guide 2020: How to Register and Vote

Meghan Holloran, News/Commentary editor

September 10, 2020

Voting Guide 2020: How to register and vote! The presidential election is coming up, which is why The Eagle Angle is providing the most up-to-date information on how to vote and answers to common voting questions. Many Allen seniors turn 18 this year and may be unsure how to register and where to...

The Path to Progress

The Path to Progress

Kennedy Jackson, Co editor-in-chief

September 3, 2020

The rate of unemployment is high, but according to the Prison Policy Initiative, it is much higher for previously incarcerated citizens.   “Among 25-44 years-old formerly incarcerated people, 93.3 percent are either unemployed or actively looking for work, compared to 83.8 percent among their gen...

Reach for the STAARS

Reach for the STAARS

Meghan Holloran, News/Commentary editor

September 2, 2020

Even though STAAR testing requirements were waived for the previous school year, information surrounding the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness is still important. Contrary to popular belief, it’s possible to become exempt from taking STAAR tests only if you have attempted it at least once. Ac...

Briefing on Hurricane Laura

Briefing on Hurricane Laura

Lillian Arnold, Feature and Assistant Sports editor

August 31, 2020

Hurricane Laura, one of the most powerful tropical storms since Hurricane Katrina to strike the Gulf Coast in years, has made landfall as a Category 4 storm.  Laura was expected to create enormous storm surges of up to 15 feet.  As it approached the Gulf Coast, Texas and Louisiana officials, as wel...

Allen ISD names new administrators

Allen ISD names new administrators

Khushboo Amarnani, Staffer

May 22, 2020

  It was announced on May 12th that Allen High School’s principal Jason Johnson will be the new Superintendent of Human Resources and David Hicks will be the Chief Information Officer.  Dr. Johnson has been the principal of Allen High school since 2016, leading a staff of 400 faculty member...

Overview of COVID-19

Overview of COVID-19

Kennedy Jackson, Commentary editor

May 20, 2020

COVID-19 has rapidly invaded the lives of several people all around the world. Below is some information that could assist in the process of dealing with this outbreak. This disease is caused by a new type of coronavirus has been labeled COVID-19, an abbreviated title for coronavirus disease 2019. C...