The Eagle Angle

Students peacefully protest, sit for Pledge

Christine Odwesso, Staff writer

January 27, 2017


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Something was different on Nov. 9, the day after the presidential election in junior Alfonso Gonzalez and Nicole Nyamongo’s French class — no one stood for the Pledge of Allegiance. “I think people were sitting because of the outcome of the elections,” Nyamongo said. “They believe Hillar...

Comic Book Club: Year One

Audrey Vieira, Staff writer

January 26, 2017


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By day room G232 is the home of Nadine Crank’s English class, but after school it transforms into the meeting place of the Comic Book Club. Members are spread out at a table, some discussing ideas for a possible fundraiser, others sketching superheroes and many reading from comic books. The club...

Harry Potter Club

Astrid Souto, Staff writer

January 26, 2017


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The worldwide phenomenon of “Harry Potter” has changed not only science fiction literature, but also the lives of many young adults as they have grown up under the influence of J.K. Rowling’s bewitching, magical novels. As a result that there was an abundance of zealous chatter and eager individuals ...

Puttin’ on the Hits with PALs

Pauline Esguerra, Staff writer

January 24, 2017


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The Peer Assistance and Leadership (PALs) program is back hosting their 27th annual Puttin’ on the Hits Talent Show on Feb. 3. Talent show auditions were hosted Jan. 19  and 20 in the Performing Arts Center. All profits from the show, including concessions and tickets, will go toward the PALs ...

Head band director resigns

Head band director resigns

Bryn Chambers, Sr. managing editor

January 20, 2017


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Principal Jason Johnston announced Director of Bands Blane Hinton’s resignation via e-mail on Tuesday. Hinton served as head band director for almost four years after former Director of Bands Charles Pennington stepped down to teach at Ereckson Middle School. Mr. Hinton was not available for comment, ...

AHS students to participate in All-State Choir

Megan Shankle, Editor-in-chief

January 18, 2017


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Two AHS students have been selected to perform in one of four All-State choirs at the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Clinic/Convention in San Antonio Feb. 8-11. Senior Lauren Rabalais, Alto 2, and senior Logan Dooley, Bass I, participated in Area auditions Jan. 7 at Texas A&M Commerce. ...

AHS Students Place in Prestigious Art Competition

Julia Zaksek, Jr. managing editor

January 18, 2017


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Every year, the Allen Art Alliance and Watters Creek work together to discover and display the artwork of 20 Collin County artists under the age of 20. Out of the 20 young adults selected, seven of them are Allen ISD high school students. “To have seven students selected to participate at such a hig...

Reception to welcome new superintendent Jan. 10

Reception to welcome new superintendent Jan. 10

Sara Schleede, Editor-in-chief

January 5, 2017


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A community and staff reception will be held Tuesday to welcome new Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Scott Nivens. The reception will take place from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center Commons. Niven released a statement to other members of the school district today to express his gratitude...

From Head Tomatoes

Julia Zaksek, Jr. managing editor

November 29, 2016


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Many renovations welcomed students when they returned for the 2016-2017 school year, but the renovations to the cafeteria were far from finished. However, the extensive project to remodel and remake an old high school restaurant into a vegetarian option, Mark-it Fresh,  is almost complete. Reno...

Orchestra Students Place at All-State

Maya Morriswala, Staff writer

November 18, 2016


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The qualifiers of Orchestra’s All-Region advanced to All-State on Oct. 29 with five AHS students earning a spot in one of the All-State Orchestras. Students who made All-State will perform on Feb. 11 in San Antonio at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention. STRING ORCHESTRA Jose...

Band makes finals at UIL Area marching competition

Band makes finals at UIL Area marching competition

Bryn Chambers, Sr. managing editor

November 16, 2016


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The Allen band advanced to finals at their Area UIL marching contest on Oct. 29. After a first performance at 1:15 p.m. for the preliminary round and a second performance at 9:30 p.m. at finals, the band received eighth place, the best the band has ever done at UIL. “We were so prepared,”...

FFA Craft & Trade Show

Maya Morriswala and Christian Hinton

November 16, 2016


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The Craft & Trade Show was held by the FFA (Future Farmers of America) in the Allen High School cafeteria on Nov. 12. The Craft & Trade Show was an annual fundraiser that allowed the community to support the FFA by buying unique wares from vendors. It had a wide variety of items available ...