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Staff mini-eds

By admin
September 9, 2009
Filed under Op/Ed

Can you remember 210 names? This year students and teachers are subjected to class sizes as large as 35 in English classes and up to 43 in P.E. classes. That’s right, classes could get even more chaotic around here. One positive is that the best learning is surely done when it is your day to stand...

Student rights are in jeopardy

By admin
September 9, 2009
Filed under Op/Ed

On May 29, 2008, Avery Doninger of Lewis Mills High School filed an injunction to stop school administrators from removing her from running for senior class secretary because she wrote that the school superintendent was a “douche bag” on a live journal blog. Judge Sonia Sotomayor joined in a ruling...

What would we do without you guys?

By admin
June 10, 2009
Filed under Op/Ed

In the last issue of the year, the Hawkeye staff would like to thank everyone who contributed to our success this year. Thank you for your time, energy, commitment and support. We attended two national conventions this year and was awarded 7th in the Nation this spring. We also received Recognition of...

The economy is only getting worse

By Shahrum Ali
June 10, 2009
Filed under Op/Ed

We are living in exponential times. For example, did you know that it is predicted that this year will generate 4 exabyte’s (4x10^19) of unique information? That’s more info than the past 5,000 years. But, amongst these wild changes, the threat of the status quo is also rising exponentially. “Wars”...

The belated – and unnecessary – experience

By Sharon McClintock
June 10, 2009
Filed under Op/Ed

Senior experience: taking quizzes about yourself that rival those of Facebook, dressing up for an imaginary job five years from now, and pretending to have kids for the sake of sometimes messed up scenarios. Isn’t your experience as a senior supposed to be enjoyable? Most of the curriculum in senior...

Good, bad news online

By admin
June 10, 2009
Filed under Op/Ed

The system that our district has created to enforce and manage Internet filtering is deeply flawed. When, four years ago, I noted the serious flaws in the decision to block blogs at high schools, the process required to fix the problem was unnecessarily complex. The heavy-handedness of the filtering,...

Despite recent gains, women deserve better treatment

By Tessa Pilz
June 9, 2009
Filed under Op/Ed

Hello, my name is Tessa Pilz and I am a woman residing in western Washington. As a woman I would like to inform you with some of my feelings towards how the world we live in portrays women. This letter is not directly aimed towards you. My point in this letter is for other people to see into my...

Vocal group deserves to be ‘Accented” more

By Kaitlyn Martin
June 9, 2009
Filed under Op/Ed

We have many wonderful choirs in our school. I’m sure everyone has all heard of Dynamics. They are a phenomenal choir and they have won many competitions, such as Lionel Hampton. But there is another choir at the school as well. This is the Accents Woman’s Ensemble. This choir is also ...

Pass privileges too exclusive

Pass privileges too exclusive

By admin
February 4, 2009
Filed under Op/Ed

High food prices and long lines have caused many students at Terrace to search for alternative dining during lunchtime. With the current off campus pass system we have in place, there are two main passes that students can use to get food outside of school, the off campus pass and the Senior Privileg...

Return of daily advisory

By admin
February 4, 2009
Filed under Op/Ed

Students agree that daily advisory would help out By Amanda Radcliff and Avi Morales Guest writers To many students and teachers, bringing advisory back in the everyday schedule seems like a great idea, but to others it seems useless. Most freshmen don’t know that advisory used to actually be an ev...

Perilously politically correct

By admin
February 4, 2009
Filed under Op/Ed

Political correctness sucking the fun out of the holiday season As Dr. Seuss has said in “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas,” “And the Grinch, with his Grinch feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons, it came without tags. It came without pac...

The ramifications of corporal punishment in schools

By admin
September 2, 2008
Filed under Op/Ed

A recent report put out by Human Rights Watch revealed that over 220,000 public school students in the United States received corporal punishment during the 2006-2007 school year. Corporal punishment, the act of being physically harmed, is still legal in 21 states. The fact that this is still allowed...

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