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Gender: not so easily defined

States shaded in light purple have non-discrimination laws covering sexual orientation and gender identity, and prohibit discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations. States shaded in dark purple have employment non-discrimination laws which cover sexual orientation but not gender identity.

By Stephi Smith, Executive Editor

March 17, 2015

It was in the shower when freshman Flynn Thomas thought, “What if I was a boy?” He described it as “just another random thought among the millions of others.” However, the more he thought about it, the more he realized that it would make him happy to be male rather than female. “Then...

The road to recovery

The road to recovery

By Irvin Zhang and Hawkeye staff

November 5, 2014

For injured athletes, the difficult road to recovery all goes back to a single moment: the endless rush of doubts, the uncertainty, and the negativity.  And from that moment, they are forced to take the first step to a journey filled with hardships. It was Feb. 10, 2012, current volleyball co-captain...

Current homecoming traditions make Terrace safer and more inclusive

Athletics Director/Activities Coordinator, Kim Stewart

By Kim "Stew" Stewart, Athletics director/activities coordinator

November 5, 2014

In the summer of 1995 I made one of the best decisions in my life (I know you all weren’t even born yet) – I accepted the job of the Activities/Athletic Director at MTHS. I went from teaching five full-time health classes, to a world you can’t describe in a short article. As I sat at the...

Editorial: Stop blaming violent acts on video games

Editorial: Stop blaming violent acts on video games

By Ian Moffet, Hawkeye staff

November 5, 2014

Guns, blood, gore, fighting and profanity are what you will see in many of the video games of today. Due to this, a debate has been sparked on whether these video games, with their violent nature and explicit debauchery, directly affect the user in a violent manner. In the wake of many shootings...

Hawks keep making history

Bates runs the football.

By Joshua Morrison, Hawkeye staff

November 5, 2014

Just last season, the Hawks football team finished with an average 5-5 record. Fast forward one season and the Hawks sit at a spectacular 7-1, behind only the 7-1 Meadowdale Mavericks in the Wesco 3A South standings. Only Meadowdale and Lake Stevens share the same record with the Hawks out of the entire...

Why arguments against gun control are flawed

Why arguments against gun control are flawed

By Hawkeye editorial

November 5, 2014

In the wake of the horrific shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School, many took to social media to share opinions regarding gun control and school shootings. While it’s easy to regurgitate ubiquitous fallacies about gun control, doing so doesn’t solve anything. Here are five arguments against...

A happy homecoming for Hawks

A happy homecoming for Hawks

By Alisha Clingan, ASB public relations officer

November 5, 2014

Homecoming week came and went in a flash. Some may be sad that it’s over while others are relieved. Overall it was a positive and enjoyable experience for everyone. From ASB’s standpoint we thought it went really well as far as the coronation ceremony, assembly, and dance. After homecoming, ASB...

Initiative strives to shrink class sizes

English teacher Gaynelle Derr’s fourth period AP English Language and Composition class started the year with 40 students. A new section was created, but there are 34 still students in the overcrowded classroom. Teachers, students and several legislators say there’s a great and immediate need for smaller class sizes in public schools.

By Edwin Olivera

November 5, 2014

Initiative 1351 (I-1351) is a measure to decrease classroom sizes in Washington by 2018 and is currently on the ballot for people to vote on Nov. 4. Washington has the fourth largest class sizes in the country. According to the Washington Secretary of State (SoS) website, a high school general education...

Karen Higgins is a true Renaissance woman

Erin Higgin’s senior year photo. Higgins graduated from Terrace in 2004.

By Joshua Morrison, Hawkeye staff

November 5, 2014

In “The Book of the Courtier,” Baldassare Castiglione describes the ideal courtier to be athletic, have knowledge of the fine arts and humanities, and have a warrior spirit. The guidelines he set eventually became what is known as the “Renaissance Man.” Unfortunately, it has been quite some...

Joanna Pudil: Ground zero witness

Joanna Pudil's senior portrait that appeared in the TEMPO yearbook.

By Paxtyn Merten, News Editor

November 5, 2014

As people covered in ash ran past her yelling out for medical attention, her husband said, “Don’t you dare,” on the other end of the line. An active social worker who found herself at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, Joanna Pudil saw no choice but to stay at the scene of the terrorist...

Alumnus Martin Hester: From athlete to amazing artist

Martin Hester as a senior at MTHS in 1989. Hester was on the basketball team, which placed fifth in state that year.

By Emily Anderson, Staff

November 4, 2014

It’s been 25 years since he stood in the Hawk Dome on the three point line, with sun in his eyes and took the shot. He is now known as the Seattle Chalk Guy, but in 1989 he was Martin Hester, number 32. At Terrace you could see Hester on the basketball court, the football field and even at Alfy’s...

From Red Robin to the Hollywood Tavern

Josh Henderson today looks quite a bit different than when he was a senior at MTHS, in 1990. Today, Henderson is a chef and restaurateur.

By Stephi Smith, Executive Editor

November 4, 2014

Since he graduated with the class of 1990, MTHS alumnus Josh Henderson has been living out his dream in Seattle as a restaurateur. Henderson founded multiple businesses in the food industry, including Skillet Group, Huxley Wallace Collective and Hollywood Tavern. He created Skillet in 2007, a chain...

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