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Chromebooks enhance daily school work

By Mikayla Smith, Hawkeye staff
October 25
Filed under Op/Ed, Pro/Con

For the past couple of years, we have been using Chromebooks in several classes, including English and history. While middle school students have had their own Chromebooks to use since the 2015-2016 school year, high school students haven’t had one-on-one access until this year. This year each high school student i...

Transgender youth exist

Transgender youth exist

By Cierra Markert and Issa Moffet
October 25
Filed under Lifestyle, Op/Ed

You would never want one of your friends to feel unsafe coming to school, so why would you want someone else to feel that way just because they are a little different? The transgender community is growing larger and larger each day because it is now considered “socially acceptable” to be who y...

Welcome to the Chromebook One-to-One Initiative

By Marianne Nacanaynay, Op/Ed Edtitor
September 7
Filed under Education, Featured Stories, Op/Ed

In 2014, Chromebooks surpassed iPads in sales for classrooms. Now, a 1:1 policy for high school students and Chromebooks has just started with the help of funding from the Foundation for Edmonds School District. The program successfully integrated with the Alderwood, Brier Terrace, College Place and...

Embracing civility in political discussions

By Joey May, Hawkeye staff
April 19
Filed under Op/Ed, Special Edition

In the midst of one of the most polarizing and venomous election cycles to date, many political discussions are beginning to sound more like personal attacks rather than intelligent discussion over different ideologies and their merits. To be fair, it’s clear that this phenomenon is not limited to de...

Why everyone should care about voting

By Stephi Smith, News Editor
April 19
Filed under Op/Ed, Special Edition

“I’m just one person, what’s the point?” It’s the age-old excuse to not vote. But this idea of “my one vote doesn’t matter” is a toxin to government in itself. We live in a country that, while it may have its faults, allows its citizens a voice in who runs their government. Businessma...

Abstinence-only education is not the only education

By Stephi Smith, News Editor
March 7
Filed under Health, Op/Ed

Across the nation, teachers are falling back on their abstinence-exclusive sex education and advising students to simply not have sex rather than teaching them how to have sex safely, such as using a condom or other forms of protection. According to a survey of 4,000 7th- to 12th-grade teachers, ab...

Staying safe at school

By Greg Schwab, Principal
February 3
Filed under Op/Ed, Staff Column

I wanted to share a few thoughts on school safety. Every year, it seems like our school community is faced with an incident, some larger than others, that causes us to consider safety concerns and reassess our measures in place to ensure that everyone in our school is safe. When we have an incident it understa...

What’s in an ‘A’?

By Kim Stewart, Athletic Director/Activities Coordinator
February 3
Filed under Op/Ed, School News, Staff Column

I know the letter ‘A’ has been on many students minds the past couple weeks as well as your teachers with finals now complete. A's have been on my mind since last June. The ones that decide what happens to the future of Terrace’s athletics the next four years. Since the end of June, Mr. Schwab and...

Enjoy the process, it doesn’t last forever

By Irvin Zhang, ASB Public Relations Officer
February 2
Filed under Op/Ed, PR Column

It seemed like it was just yesterday that I was walking through the big red front doors of MTHS as an immature freshman. Now, a crazy fast three years later, I am knocking on the doorstep of adulthood and about to reach the next stage of life in college. It still leaves me in shock how quickly it’...

Spending new time on old Information

By Marianne Nacanaynay, Hawkeye staff
February 2
Filed under Education, Op/Ed

Student A misses a day of school and asks Student B for the homework that was assigned while she was gone. Student B scans a blank homework sheet with her phone because the app CamScanner is a force to be reckoned with and poof, Student A has everything she needs. This process takes only about two to ...

Bringing awareness to people with food allergies

By Netania Rivera, Hawkeye staff
January 8
Filed under Health, Op/Ed

The next time you walk into a bakery or grocery store, challenge yourself. Flip the tables, scrounge the candy aisles and bakery counters until you find one item that is completely safe for those with food allergies. I’ll give you a hint: it’s not easy. According to FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education), ...

Setting my future in stone: a life-changing week in Washington D.C.

By Paxtyn Merten, Editor-in-Chief
December 1
Filed under Op/Ed

I toss my 20 pound red suitcase onto one of the two beds in my hotel room - the one that seems to be undisturbed by my still-anonymous roommate. I throw my wrinkled travel clothes into a pile, already soiling the room with my light blue t-shirt and black leggings. However, there is no time to worry about...

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