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The Hawkeye May 2024
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May 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.

Edmonds School District to Cut $10.6 million in costs
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Edmonds School District to Cut $10.6 million in costs

By Evan Kerani
The Edmonds school district was forced to cut coss for the next school year to cover a $10.6 million dollar deficit. The biggest cuts will happen to administrative positions, saving a combined $3 million dollars. The next biggest cuts go to service positions such as custodial positions, saving over $ 2 million. 5th grade band/orchestra will be cut entirely, saving $ 766,000. However, cuts were avoided elsewhere in band and orchestra, and it's also worth noting fifth grade band was already likely to be cut when the school transitions to a 6-8 middle school model. Another big savings came from eliminating student intervention coordinators at middle high schools.

New Biology curriculum for 2024-2025 school year
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New Biology curriculum for 2024-2025 school year

By Evan Kerani
The Edmonds School District is adopting a new biology curriculum for the 2024-25 school year. It was decided that a new curriculum needed to be chosen largely due to the fact the current curriculum hasn’t been updated in 20 years. The adoption of a new curriculum means that biology classes across the district will be getting new textbooks to align with the new curriculum, replacing the current ones that have been in use since the current curriculum was adopted. The new curriculum will largely have most of the same content, but will be more accessible due the fact that it is open source and the fact that learning resources are paired with the new textbooks.

Asian American Pacific Islander heritage month
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Asian American Pacific Islander heritage month

By Terina Papatu
In 1992, May became Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) heritage month in the United States. This was a huge step forward to recognizing both people of Asian and Pasifika (Pacific Islander) descent, but throughout the years the acronym has desensitized down to East Asia. Problems arise with AAPI month because it feels that anyone who doesn’t identify as East Asian doesn’t feel included, and it’s not because East Asians made the rest of the community feel that way – it’s because the way western countries act during the month. May was chosen to honor the first immigration of Japanese Americans on May 7th of 1843 and the completion date of the transcontinental railroad, May 10, built largely by Chinese Americans.

Right-wing presidential plan with upcoming election
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Right-wing presidential plan with upcoming election

By Halle Connell
Kevin Roberts, president of the Heritage Foundation, announced a new plan for a broad coalition of Republican administrations in an attempt to reform and address the current state of the U.S. government. Project 2025 plans to have four major pillars within this project that will produce a right-winged presidential administration. These pillars are presented as; a policy agenda, personnel, training, and a 180-day playbook. “The fourth pillar of Project 2025 is our 180-day playbook and includes a comprehensive, concrete transition plan for each federal agency.” according to the official Project 2025 website. This new project is planned to be implemented next year. As stated by the website, Project 2025 is planned to come at the same time as the presidential election in 2024.

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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.
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.
Halle Connell
Halle Connell, Design Editor
Halle Connell has been working with and studying journalism for 3 years and has produced many well-received articles and videos to different school news outlets. She mainly focuses on world news and is very interested in political and social issues. She has worked with many students in the past to get opinions of the people and not just news anchors. Halle is very interested in social justice and working to educate the world on the topics many people are not willing to talk about. Halle plans to attend college to get a degree in journalism or psychology. She is currently studying French and hopes to study abroad in France one day.
Charli Gilchrist
Charli Gilchrist, Graphics Editor
Charli Gilchrist joined HSM to learn more about journalism and continue from where they had left off in journalism from middle school. They have no specific role but hope to help out the paper with graphic design as much as they can. In their free time, they usually enjoy studying clouds, listening to music, and scrolling through Pinterest. They plan on going to a university of the arts after graduation, but for now they can enjoy contributing to the school paper.
Jacqueline Rae Gonzalgo, Hawkeye Staff
Jacqueline Rae B. Gonzalgo joined HSM in 2023 to broaden her views on the world, delve into various introspects, and grow her experience onwhat it’s like to be apart of an engaging workplace like HSM. HSM is one of the many opportunities they’re looking to take for thisschool year, as part of their goals. They hope to contribute what skills they have to the team, and as an open minded individual, theyalso hope to learn from and of the skills and perspectives of other colleagues. Jacqueline’s free time hobbies consist of drawing whilelistening to video-essays on sociology, and immersing herself with media from the communities based on her favorite animes, shows,games, and characters; of which she will often contribute fanart to.
Dewey Jones
Dewey Jones, General Manager
Dewey Jones joined HSM because he wanted to help produce content for the Hawkeye, and improve in his writing and drawing skills. His goal is to create many pieces of art for The Hawkeye, and make articles that its students find interesting and informative. In his free time, Dewey enjoys chatting with his friends and playing games. He also finds time to draw, in hopes of improving his skill as much as possible. While he doesn’t know his post-high school plans yet, he hopes to study some form of digital art, and possibly go into a career in animation.
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