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Poetry is verse

By Teresa Bonilla and Jonathan Kwong

June 17, 2017


Filed under Feature, Lifestyle, Senior Features, Special Edition

Wordplay, diction and vocabulary are all important in poetry; they allow for artists to convey their messages and draw a picture. So what happens when you add music to these ideas? You get Thomas Braun, also known as Thomas the Poet, an artist who began his work during freshman year. At 14, st...

Father figures

By Marianne Nacanaynay, Op/Ed Editor

June 17, 2017


Filed under Feature, Lifestyle, Senior Features, Special Edition

Senior Damon Dahl jokes that he “begged Faul” to get into Jazz Ensemble 1 (Jazz 1). While not entirely true, Dahl said one of the driving forces for him to want to be in Jazz 1 was the opportunity to get to go to Essentially Ellington, a high school jazz competition and festival in New Y...

Now he’s here

By Sierra Clark, Co-Editor-in-Chief

June 17, 2017


Filed under Feature, Lifestyle, Senior Features, Special Edition

Not many know that senior Natu Abraham was born and raised in a small country on the East coast of the Red Sea in Africa, called Eritrea. “I came to America when I was eight years old. When I came, in like fourth grade until like junior year, I never really shared that with anyone,” Abraham ...

Bound to sound

By Semira Beraki, Hawkeye staff

June 17, 2017


Filed under Feature, Lifestyle, Senior Features, Special Edition

While most people experience their childhood surrounded by sounds and practically anything loud, senior Melissa Elder is an exception to this. Her household is always quiet; not a sound to be heard. The only form of communication used in her home is through intricate hand gestures. Elder has alwa...

Brophy: “It’s easy to give a kid like her a recommendation…”

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor

June 17, 2017


Filed under Feature, Lifestyle, Senior Features, Special Edition

When opportunities present themselves, super senior Hailee Malins doesn’t need to think twice before she seizes them. Once she heard of an exchange program she could take part in, Malins had no concern missing graduation, prom, any significant others, friends or family to instead pursue what she l...

A flutist and her flutes

By Marianne Nacanaynay, Op/Ed Editor

June 17, 2017


Filed under Feature, Lifestyle, Senior Features, Special Edition

Senior Kaylee McGovern doesn’t remember too much about her first day of high school. What she does remember is thinking about how far away senior year seemed to be from her. “There was no way I was going to be like one of those really cool seniors by the end of the year,” McGovern said. Bu...

Two students strive to improve the lives of Seattle’s homeless

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

June 17, 2017


Filed under Feature, Lifestyle, Senior Features, Special Edition

Raised a Seattleite, senior Amaree Green knew in eighth grade she wanted to help feed the homeless. “I love Seattle and love going down there all the time. But whenever I [go] down there, I always see homeless people on the streets and no one helps them out — I decided to be the person that ...

Schwab’s graduating

Schwab’s graduating

By Nolan DeGarlais, News Editor

June 17, 2017


Filed under Feature, Featured Stories, Lifestyle, Special Edition

Greg Schwab has served the MTHS community for the past 13 years as its principal. Throughout those 13 years, he has become an inseparable member of the community and has become the well known and friendly face of the school’s administration. Now, Schwab is leaving his principal role to assume th...

Outstanding soloist awards revealed at 22nd annual Essentially Ellington final concert

Outstanding soloist awards revealed at 22nd annual Essentially Ellington final concert

By Praditha Halstad and Harper Thomas

May 13, 2017


Filed under A&E, Band, Ellington, Essentially Ellington, Feature, Featured Stories, Jazz, Lifestyle, Music

The 22nd annual Essentially Ellington festival comes to a close, with MTHS finishing strong and proud. The top three placing bands were announced at 4 p.m. EST. These include Dillard Center for the Arts (Fla.), Tucson Jazz Institute (Ariz.) and Denver School of Arts (Colo.). All five judges ...

ASB class officers elected for 2017-2018 school year

ASB class officers elected for 2017-2018 school year

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor

May 4, 2017


Filed under A&E, ASB elections, Lifestyle, News, School News

Elections for Associated Student Body (ASB) class officers for the next school year were held on Wednesday, May 3rd during PASS. Sophomore and senior election results were determined later that day, but junior class elections were held again on Thursday, May 4th during PASS due to a voting error...

Behind the scenes of a cheer coach

Behind the scenes of a cheer coach

By Ciara Laney, Hawkeye staff

May 4, 2017


Filed under Feature, Sports, Uncategorized

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...

Junior class elections rescheduled after voting error

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor

May 3, 2017


Filed under A&E, ASB elections, Lifestyle, News, School News

After initial Associated Student Body (ASB) class officer voting took place during PASS earlier today, the voting process will be conducted again tomorrow during PASS due to an error in the junior class of 2019 election. While there are about 290 sophomores in the school, over 500 votes were cast...

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