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The Hawkeye June 2024 Issue
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September news update

A lot happens in a month. From fashion to finance, we are constantly bombarded by headlines from around the world. Here are the Hawkeye’s picks for what you need to know to be well-informed.



Maui fires leave residents displaced

By Terina Papatu

Brush fires ignited among the island of Maui on Aug. 8 quickly advancing into wildfires. These fires were spread by low humidity and other conditions brought by Hurricane Dora. While the

©Hawkeye image credit: Kimberly Nguyen

cause of the initial fires is unknown, it is reported by ABC News that the fires were reported to have started from 12 a.m. to 7 a.m. ranging from an area considered Upcountry Maui to a historic town called Lahaina, which was the capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom in the early 1800s, cho- sen by King Kamehameha II.

Most of the county’s residents had evacuated when the fires neared, which, reported by ABC News, was around 9 a.m. Those residing in Upcountry’s neigh- borhoods evacuated in the afternoon. Fire crews began attempting to fight
the flames at around 3 p.m., on Aug. 9. According to ABC News, the death toll began with six bodies roughly 30 minutes later.

The fires along Maui were reported to be contained differently less than a week later, on Aug. 13., with the Upcountry fire being 60%, Lahaina 85%, and Pulehu/ Kihei being 100% contained. Since so many lost their homes due to the fires, with a recorded amount of over 2,000 housing remains were found, Maui locals are being flown to places such as the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu.

The count of displaced residents, as of Aug. 17, has risen to over 1,000, and at least 115 have been pronounced dead, according to the Hawaiian governor Josh Green and FEMA. In hope of aiding citizens hoping to get to safety, some airlines are lowering prices of flights from Maui to other Hawaiian islands, or the main- land of the United States.


The doll who took the world by storm

By Lucas Barquin

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The Barbie movie explained real world issues in a digestible and satirical way that left many audiences thoughtful, sparked many conversations, and gave light to many social and political issues that we face today.

When Barbie was initially released, audiences weren’t exactly sure what to think. A movie targeted towards adults about a beloved (or not so beloved) children’s toy? How could that possibly work as a blockbuster movie?

What movie goers weren’t expecting was for Barbie to soar to new heights in movie making, start social media trends, and to spark change all over the world. Greta Gerwig, the director of Barbie, cemented her place in history as the first female director to gross over a billion dollars in box office. Her masterful story- telling and comedic timing highlight her commentary of our patriarchal system and those affected by it. While some viewed Barbie as an anti-men campaign, Gerwig’s message stretches far beyond the superficial message of “men bad, women good.” Through her storytelling, Gerwig uses Barbie as a way to satirize the very real political and social climate we live in today, flipping the patriarchy around on its head. Gerwig shows audiences how the patriarchy portrays women, and how it affects everyone involved.

Barbie explained the patriarchy in a way that almost any audience member could understand, bringing rise to TikTok trends of couples seeing the movie together and bonding over it. Barbie has not only empowered women, but men as well. Ken captivated many audience members with his comedic relief personality and himbo qualities that showcased another side of Ken that many related to.

Barbie showed womanhood from a perspective that we don’t necessarily see on a day to day basis. Instead of Barbie being connected to the young girl like we initially thought, she is instead connected to the mother, who showcases wom- anhood and motherhood from the view of an older woman. Barbie doesn’t just show what it means to be a woman, it shows what it means to be human.

Trump Indicted

By Jakob Nacanaynay

Former president Donald Trump turned himself into the Georgia Fulton County Jail on Aug. 24. The charges include mak- ing false statements and racketeering in an attempt to overturn the election in Georgia. This comes amidst several other court cases including allegations of hush money payments to Stormy Daniels in New York, mishandling classified documents in Florida, and election interference in Washington, DC.

As alleged in the Georgia indictment: “Trump and the other Defendants charged in this Indictment refused to accept that Trump lost, and they knowingly and willfully joined conspiracy to unlawfully change the outcome of the election in favor of Trump.“

Notably included is a charge for soliciting Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger where Trump stated, “I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have because we won the state.” Trump is scheduled to be arraigned on Sept. 6

Republican party members debate world issues

By Evan Kerani

The first Republican presidential debate was held on Aug. 23, where the eight candidates sparred on hot-button issues like abortion, climate change and funding to Ukraine. Every candidate except Asa Hutchinson and Chris Christie said they would support the former president if he became the nominee, even if he was in jail. On the issue of Ukraine, Nikki Haley and Chris Christie supported funding for Ukraine while Ron DeSantis and Vivek Ramaswamy opposed it. 

On climate change, most candidates dodged the question, except Vivek Ramaswamy who said that he was the only one “brave enough to call the climate change agenda a hoax, drawing boos from the crowd. On abortion, TIm Scott, Ron DeSantis, Mike Pence and Asa Hutchinson said that they would support some form of a national abortion ban, while Doug Burgum said he wouldn’t, and Nikki Haley said that it would be unrealistic. In one of the most memorable moments of the debate, Chris Christie attacked Vivek Ramaswamy by saying that he was tired of someone who sounded like ChatGPT.

North Carolina school shooting one week after start                   

By Kaylee Miyamoto

Only a week after the start of the semester, on Aug. 28, the University of North Carolina went on lockdown for three hours as police swarmed the campus to apprehend the 34-year-old gunman, Tailei Qi. Campus police were notified of shots fired just right after 1 p.m. Two minutes later, sirens sounded alarming students to barricade, some later even climbing out campus windows to get to safety.

Qi had killed Zijie Yan, an associate professor in the Department of Applied Physical Sciences who had worked for the university since 2019. Yan had also been the advisor to Qi during his gradu- ate years. Qi now faces a first-degree murder charge and other charges including bringing a 9 mm handgun onto the school cam- pus. His scheduled court date is Sept. 18.


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About the Contributors
Terina Papatu
Terina Papatu, Hawkeye Co-Editor-in-Chief
After joining in her freshman year (2021), Terina Papatu developed a love for all things journalism. She originally joined on accident to tell the truth, but as of her junior year she is Co-Editor-in-Chief. In the future, she plans to study reporter journalism and become a writer professionally, and currently loves to help her friends with their writing as well. When not working on Hawkeye, she loves listening to music and reports for Ground Zero Radio. This year, Terina plans to make HSM an inclusive space as well as being a representation she didn’t have before.
Jakob Nacanaynay
Jakob Nacanaynay, Hawkeye Staff
Jakob Nacanaynay initially joined HSM to be more involved in the MTHS community and express his opinions. As a member of HSM, he most enjoys learning about different perspectives that stray from the mainstream. Jakob is also an officer of the TSA club, participating in events from video game design to debate. He also enjoys competing in cybersecurity competitions with friends. While he has a wide range of interests, he finds the communication and organization skills learned in journalism transfer well. After high school, he plans on attending a major university to study cybersecurity.
Kaylee Miyamoto
Kaylee Miyamoto, Online Manager
Evan Kerani
Evan Kerani, Sports Editor
Evan Kerani is a reporter for HSM who joined after being coerced into joining by Vince DeMiero. He hopes that through HSM he will become a better writer and gain journalistic experience. In his free time, he enjoys arguing with people on the internet (and in real life) about politics and also enjoys writing poetry. He also enjoys reading mainly non-fiction books about a variety of topics. After high school he plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison and study political science.
Kimberly Nguyen
Kimberly Nguyen, General Manager
Kimberly joined HSM to improve her design and photography skills. Now, she is the general manager as well as a writer, an artist, and photographer. She hopes to continue capturing stories in the form of appealing visuals and captivating news as well as helping out with and attending more Journalism events. In her free time, she loves to do art, travel, hang out with her friends, read, rollerskate, research (too much), listen to music (way too much) and be weird and mysterious. She also takes a CAD Design 1 class at Edmonds-Woodway High School. Kimberly hopes to become a video game animator/VFX artist in the future.
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