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Using STEM to launch her future

By Vivian Nowka-Keane, Hawkeye staff
June 14, 2016
Filed under Feature, Senior Features, Special Edition

In 8th grade, Sarah Rose faced a crossroad – go to Edmonds Woodway High School (EWHS) where all of her fellow classmates from Madrona were headed, or to MTHS? EWHS had the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, but MTHS was closer to where she lived. She heard about the STEM program at MTHS and t...

“Forgiveness and redemption”

By Matthew Hipolito, Hawkeye staff
June 14, 2016
Filed under Feature, Senior Features, Special Edition

On the first floor of the school, just off the HUB is a long hallway adorned with murals and filled with rooms of computers and tools. The STEM hallway is, for many students, off the beaten path; for many students, the road less traveled by. “[STEM]’s gonna be a wild ride, let’s put it that way,...

The real Rawlings

By Marianne Nacanaynay, Op/Ed Editor
June 14, 2016
Filed under Feature, Senior Features, Special Edition

“Praise Helix” has arguably become the catchphrase most associated with Rawlings McDaniels, if not Anime Club itself. As the club’s vice president, McDaniels has been its “face,” making frequent appearances on school announcements. He is also the individual who brought the phrase to the l...

The grandmaster’s last play

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor
June 14, 2016
Filed under Feature, Senior Features, Special Edition

Senior Tyler Grabarczyk wears the masks of comedy and tragedy nearly everywhere. He’ll talk about his self-described “debonair” personality, call himself a baller or better yet, “everything a man or a woman wants.” His proudest high school moment, he said, was when he opened his senior year ...

A crossfit future

By Luke Smith, Hawkeye staff
June 14, 2016
Filed under Feature, Senior Features, Special Edition

One could argue that at MTHS, no one fits the mold of an athlete who lives by the saying of “heart over height” more than senior athlete Chase DeAlba. DeAlba has spent the last four years as a key member and leader of the MTHS football team where he helped MTHS make some noise in the 2015 postseas...

Bound for new heights

By Irvin Zhang, Sports Editor Emeritus
June 14, 2016
Filed under Feature, Senior Features, Special Edition

Nine consecutive state tournament titles, several school records shattered and a seemingly endless number of medals, awards, ribbons and trophies later, senior track and field star Chinne Okoronkwo is on her way to etching her name as one of the most accomplished athletes to ever come out of MTHS. But...

Garcia has been an avid musician since the age of 12, dedicating his time to writing and recording his own music in a corner of his bedroom

By Sierra Clark, News Editor
June 14, 2016
Filed under Feature, Special Edition

Seven years ago, at about age 12, senior Bryan Garcia played a bass guitar that was once his brother’s and won by his dad in an eBay auction. He had just picked up his bass for the first time in years and was able to quickly play again, recalling old songs and riffs he once struggled with. Now in...

Lahti’s ‘finally ready’ to begin a new trek

By Stephi Smith, Executive Editor
June 14, 2016
Filed under Feature, Special Edition

Her story didn’t start at MTHS and it won’t end here, either. But retiring P.E. teacher Susan Lahti’s legacy as a Hawk is secure as she has truly been a pioneer as an educator and as a powerful voice for equity in athletics and education. Lahti began coaching women’s basketball at Shoreline Communi...

The political spectrum

By Isaac Otis, Sam Johnson, Stephi Smith, and Ian Moffet
June 13, 2016
Filed under Feature, Special Edition

With the 2016 presidential election coming into full swing and political tensions reaching a fevered pitch, it’s not surprising that many students are attempting to find their own political identities. So, where do MTHS students’ political ideologies line up? Between March 14 and 18, the Hawkey...

Trump to cut taxes, eliminate Obamacare

By Sam Johnson, Hawkeye staff
June 13, 2016
Filed under Feature, Special Edition

As a businessman who has thrown his hat into the presidential race, Donald Trump is now leading the Republican primaries with more delegates than the other two Republican remaining candidates combined. Because Trump is likely to get the Republican nomination, it is important to look at his positions on maj...

Clinton favors cheap healthcare, education

By Max Tracy, Lifestyle Editor
June 13, 2016
Filed under Feature, Special Edition

When it comes to political experience, Sec. Hillary Clinton outmatches every candidate. From her time in the White House as first lady for eight years, to her role as a New York senator and then her tenure as Secretary of State, she has been in the so called ‘system’ for decades in many differen...

The often confusing, skewed nature of the electoral college

By Matthew Hipolito, Hawkeye staff
June 13, 2016
Filed under Feature, Special Edition

The upcoming election is a point of much contention among Americans, much like any, especially elections like that of 2000 when it took a Supreme Court ruling to ultimately determine who won the White House. “There are a number of elections where the person who won the popular vote didn’t win t...

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