The Hawkeye

Hawks fall short in the final minutes at state championships, place fourth

By Vivian Nowka-Keane, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 31, 2017

Men’s soccer competed for state championship titles this Memorial Day weekend in Sumner. Friday evening, May 26, MTHS Hawks faced East Valley Yakima High School and played into overtime at 0-0 and lost in penalty kicks 11-10. The following day, on Saturday, the Hawks played the Cedarcrest Red Wo...

Behind the scenes of a cheer coach

Ellersick poses an example of a cheer motion for the team.

By Ciara Laney, Hawkeye Staff

May 4, 2017

When cheer coach Jessica Ellersick went to high school,“Cheerleaders were the cool girls. They were the ones to go to parties.” Back in the early 2000s, many cheerleading teams weren’t as competitive as they are now. Times have changed since she started as a volunteer cheer coach in 2010, and...

Federal budget cuts to affect arts, humanities, science

Federal budget cuts to affect arts, humanities, science

By Nolan DeGarlais, Editor-in-Chief

May 1, 2017

The Trump administration presented a preliminary 2018 budget covering discretionary federal spending on Thursday, March 16. Discretionary spending covers nearly a third of federal spending and includes non-mandatory spending which pays for defense and other federal agencies. Mandatory spending p...

Going up?

Going up?

By Emily Anderson, Staff

May 1, 2017

In the state of Washington, the regulation of elevators is moderated by the Department of Labor and Industries (LNI). LNI set forth a code of standards for every elevator that is installed in the state. If an elevator does not meet these standards, the elevator may be closed until it is updated and ...

Pledge to pledge

Pledge to pledge

By Nolan DeGarlais, Editor-in-Chief

May 1, 2017

The Pledge of Allegiance, familiar to most involved in the American education system, has created much controversy over the course of its nearly 125-year long existence. The official text of the pledge has been changed four times since its creation and there have been four different Supreme Court rulings...

Federal free meal program misunderstood

Federal free meal program misunderstood

By Annika Prom, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 1, 2017

The free and reduced-price school meal program, better known as the Free and Reduced Lunch program (FRL), started in 1946 under the National School Lunch Program as a way to provide meals and other resources for students in elementary through high school who face financial difficulties. Students must rea...

AP Exams: What to do before May

AP Exams: What to do before May

By Yannie Tran, Staff

April 27, 2017

College Board is the organization in charge of the Advanced Placement (AP) program. AP exam scores are reported on a 5-point scale that indicates how qualified a student is to receive college credit (3 and above being qualified, but each college has the right to decide whether or not to grant credit)...

Moving Forward

Communities struggle to rebuild—figuratively and literally—in the aftermath of a mass shooting.

By Marianne Nacanaynay, 2018-2019 TEMPO Executive Editor

April 27, 2017

It’s safe to assume most students don’t go to school expecting to not return home. But in this day and age, it’s hard to not be aware of that possibility every now and then—even more so, depending on where a student goes to school. The most recent school shooting to date in the United States ...

Studying smarter

Bullet journals are customizable for students, letting them draw doodles and write in their events for the day without the typical restrictions a planner might have. Students can also put in journal entries or other plans for their day.

By Yannie Tran, Staff

April 27, 2017

Study Methods Taking notes by summarizing information from textbooks and class lectures into a person's own words is a starting place for studying, though it is usually something that is required for class rather than an extra resource. Furthermore, reading these notes out loud, or using similar stu...

Coexistence does not mean acceptance

Coexistence does not mean acceptance

By Matt Correa, Hawkeye contributer

April 27, 2017

It is often said, in our society allegedly riddled with intolerance and prejudice from the right wing, that we should accept people of all cultures and beliefs - the notion being that no one should be judged for their opinions, their personal beliefs and especially not for their immutable traits such...

A word from ASB

A word from ASB

By Andy Shaw, ASB Public Relations Officer

April 27, 2017

According to the ASB constitution, Article III Section I, “The purpose of the Associated Student Body is to promote a friendly and purposeful relationship between school and community, to foster democracy and good citizenship, and to initiate action to the general advantage of the student body” Alt...

Principal’s Corner: Springtime reminders

Principal's Corner: Springtime reminders

By Greg Schwab, Prinicipal

April 27, 2017

As I write this article, there are 43 days of school remaining for seniors and 50 days left for the rest of us.  Another school year will soon be coming to a close.  Now is the time to really focus in on what’s left to do in your classes.  Summer will be here soon enough (at least on the calenda...

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