The Eagle Angle

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week

Astrid Souto, Staff writer

October 24, 2016


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Red Ribbon Week is an annual event that celebrates the choice to be drug-free. Allen commemorates this by allowing the student body and staff to dress according to the assigned dress-up days. The event will begin on Monday, Oct. 24 and end on Friday, Oct. 28. Be sure to dress up this week! The dre...

Orchestra Competes at All-Region

Maya Morriswala, Staff writer

October 21, 2016


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The Allen Orchestra competed in the TMEA All-Region competition that took place on Saturday, Oct. 15, with 40 AHS students and 26 LFC students earning a spot in the All-Region Symphony or Philharmonic orchestras. Students who made one of the All-Region orchestras will participate in a clinic on Dec....

Last Chance For That Winning Smile

Natalie McMahon, Staff writer

October 17, 2016


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Allen High School is giving students another opportunity to perfect their photographs at retake day on Thursday, Oct. 20. “The yearbook staff wants everyone to be included in this year’s yearbook, so it’s very important for everyone to get their picture taken,” journalism adviser Kelly Jun...

Choir competes at All-Region, advances 27 to Pre-Area

Megan Shankle, Editor-in-chief

October 11, 2016


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The Allen High School Choir department competed at All-Region auditions Saturday, Oct. 8, with 79 students earning a spot in one of three region choirs. Twenty-seven students will advance to Pre-Area auditions Nov. 15. Students in all three All-Region choirs will perform in a clinic and concert at...

National Merit Semifinalists Announced

National Merit Semifinalists Announced

Divya Jagadeesh, News/feature editor

October 8, 2016


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  Every year, the Preliminary SAT (PSAT) is administered in high schools across the United States. For students in the 11th grade, the test serves as way for them to qualify for a National Merit Scholarship. Out of last year’s juniors, 23 qualified to become a National Merit Semifinalist. This year has the most semifinalists in the...

New year brings new faculty and construction to AHS

New year brings new faculty and construction to AHS

Maya Morriswala, Caroline Tucker, and Francis Salazar

October 7, 2016


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It's the first day of school, and everything has changed. New lights illuminate the main hallway with its new gray and blue color scheme. Brand new walls and carpet have been added to revamp and furnish A hall. However, the school has not only changed aesthetically, but it has also internally with th...

Clown costumes prohibited at Boo Bowl

Clown costumes prohibited at Boo Bowl

Sara Schleede, Editor-in-chief

October 7, 2016


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Clown costumes are prohibited at next Friday’s Halloween football game in light of recent nationwide clown hysteria. The Escadrille dresses up in Halloween costumes at the annual Boo Bowl. In the past, the only limitation is that costumes must be in accordance with school dress code. Reports...

Red Cross Eagles to Host 3rd Annual Blood Drive

Braylon Fernandez, Staff writer

October 4, 2016


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The Red Cross Eagles are hosting their third annual blood drive at Allen High School. The blood drive will be on Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 8 a.m to 2 p.m. To register donors must be 17 years or older to register or 16 with parent permission. “We had over 140 students participate [last year],” Red...

Keeping Up with the Homecoming Court

Audrey Vieira, Staff writer

September 29, 2016


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Friday night at Eagle Stadium is always football night, but on Sept. 30 it will also be the night the homecoming king and queen are crowned. The 10 members of the homecoming court come from several different clubs and programs including athletics, Escadrille, choir, National Honor Society, DOLLS and broadc...

Verdict in kidnapping of Christina Morris reached

Corinne Chandler, Staff writer

September 27, 2016


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After two years and almost one month of heartache and anticipation, a verdict in the trial for the disappearance of Allen resident Christina Morris has been confirmed; Enrique Arochi has been found guilty of the kidnapping of Christina Morris. Arochi and Morris both graduated from Allen High School in 2009....

Board Revises Process For Naming Schools

Board Revises Process For Naming Schools

Divya Jagadeesh, News & Feature Editor

September 27, 2016


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The Allen ISD School Board on Monday revised the processes for nominating school names for the district’s new elementary school and the upcoming proposal for changing school attendance zones. Nominations for choosing the names for Elementary School 18, opening Fall 2017, will be open on Tuesday....

Alpaca Your Bags: IB Students Spend 10 Days in Peru

Alpaca Your Bags: IB Students Spend 10 Days in Peru

Josh Magpantay, Multimedia editor

September 22, 2016


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Standing in the streets of Lima, Peru, is just a little different from standing in the streets of Dallas, Texas. Here, 3,375 miles away from home, the buildings are all a little bit shorter. The writing on the signs is unreadable. You hear people speaking all around you, but the words are foreign, unfa...