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The student news site of Mountlake Terrace High School in Mountlake Terrace, Washington.

The Hawkeye

The student news site of Mountlake Terrace High School in Mountlake Terrace, Washington.

The Hawkeye

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© HAWKEYE Nico Francois

Students stand against climate change

In 2018, 15-year-old Greta Thunberg sparked an international climate change movement that began with a protest outside of the Swedish parliament. Now 16, Thunberg has inspired students to participate in school climate strike movements in their own communities. Since her rise to fame, Thunberg has wasted no time traveling around the world to spread the message that climate change is something that people cannot ignore, concluding with, “I want you to act as if our house is on fire.” To drive her point home, Thunberg recently embarked on a 15-day journey across the Atlantic Ocean to New York City on a zero-emission yacht. Thunberg continues to speak at conferences to solicit action from the government and the community, including her recent appearance at the United Nations General Assembly.

© HAWKEYE Nico Francois

Fears of economic recession mount

The chances that the nation and the whole world will face recession have drastically increased over the past few months. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the second-oldest American market index, has been in decline since December of last year, but it has been recovering since, although a few times it has dipped back below the support line. Now, the Dow is falling seriously below the support line and many investors are being advised to sell. When stock values fall below the support line, they become far more likely to continue to decline in value than to “bounce” back. The Dow has dropped almost 500 points since the opening of the markets on October 2. 

National

© HAWKEYE Nico Francois

U.S. deploys troops, missiles to Saudi Arabia

The United States Military is sending roughly 200 troops, a surface-to-air missile battery and several advanced radars to Saudi Arabia. This comes from a statement released by the Pentagon on September 26 after hearing about the well-orchestrated attacks on a Saudi oil refinery earlier in September, which the American and Saudi Officials blamed on Iran. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called those attacks “An act of war.” Also, a statement released by Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said the purpose of the aid is to “augment the kingdom’s air and missile defense of critical military and civilian infrastructure.” Finally, the Saudi Military has spent more than $150 million in purchasing advanced American military equipment.

State

© HAWKEYE Nico Francois

Washington reduces vaccination exemptions

Throughout 2019, the amount of measles cases was unusually high in Washington state. Two statewide outbreaks, in January and May, have caused 86 cases so far, the highest number in the state since 1990. To tackle the disease’s wildfire-like spread, a new law was put into effect on July 28 disallowing MMR vaccine exemptions for personal and philosophical beliefs and requiring that all students and teachers have the vaccine unless exempted for medical or religious reasons. Students without immunization documents will soon be barred from attending class, sparking concerns for noncompliant families.

© HAWKEYE Lin Miyamoto

The end of “The King’s” reign

Baseball pitching legend Felix “The King” Hernandez played his final game on Thursday, Sept. 26 at T-Mobile Park against the Oakland Athletics. The emotional Seattle Mariners game featured Hernandez pitching his last game as a Mariner after a strong 15 year career. Debuting in the MLB in 2005, Hernandez started his career off with the Mariners and has stayed with the team ever since. Due to his outstanding pitching skills, he’s a six-time All-Star, received a Cy Young award, was an MLB wins leaders and is a two-time Al ERA leader, according to MLB News. After striking out three batters and saluting fans in the King’s Court -his personal rooting section in the park- after each one, Herandez ended his career with the Mariners after the sixth inning.

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About the Contributors
Theresa Van, Hawkeye Staff
Business Manager Theresa Van is this a junior in her third year of HSM. This year she will work hard to contribute to the production of content for the Hawkeye as well as the yearbook. Although these are hard times, she will try her best as a member of the leadership staff to help and befriend everyone so that this school year will go smoothly for everyone. In her free time, she enjoys drinking bubble tea, watching Haikyuu and writing stories. She is also the ASB Interhigh President, IATRIX21 Vice President, a member of the Technology Student Association, a CONNECT leader and plays tennis.
Nico Francois, Co-Editor-In-Chief and Graphics Editor
Co-Editor-in-Chief and Graphics Editor Nico Francois is in their senior year of high school and this is their fourth year within the HSM organization. This year, Nico hopes to get to know the incoming staff members and guide them through the program and their interests in journalism. They also want to hone their skills in visual storytelling and writing in order to help cover all pressing events. In their free time, Nico enjoys taking care of their 16 succulents, drawing until they can’t feel their hands and reading about different genetic diseases.
Fateh Sial, Hawkeye Staff
Hunter Michaelson, Tempo Co-Editor-in-Chief
Hunter Michaelson is a senior at Mountlake Terrace High School. He is Co-Editor-in-Chief for Tempo, and is also a four-year photographer for HSM. His objective is to show that athletes can do more than just play sports and to spread the news through photos. As a Tempo and Hawkeye photographer, Hunter goes to events like sports games, plays, and concerts to take pictures of them for the publication. If Hunter is not at school or working on the newspaper or yearbook, he is most likely training for baseball.
Maggie O'Hara, Hawkeye Co-Editor-in-Chief
Co-Editor-in-Chief Maggie O’Hara is a senior at MTHS and is in her fourth year on staff for The Hawkeye. This year, she hopes to help others follow through on any plans or creative ideas they have, edit as much as possible to prove herself as copy editor, and keep the organization running as smoothly as possible. In her free time, Maggie enjoys drawing rats, dyeing hair, drinking coffee and other forms of caffeine, and spending time with her cat Paul. After high school, Maggie is hoping to go to college and pursue a job in either psychology or cosmetology.
Lin Miyamoto, TEMPO Editor & Data Manager
Yearbook Co-Editor-In-Chief and Data Manager Lin Miyamoto is a third-year Hawkeye staff member and a senior. She hopes to strengthen her design skills as well as create a community within TEMPO. While tackling school and HSM, she also plays video games with her buddies and doodles in her school notes.
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