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A crossfit future

By Luke Smith, Hawkeye staff

June 14, 2016


Filed under Feature, Senior Features, Special Edition

One could argue that at MTHS, no one fits the mold of an athlete who lives by the saying of “heart over height” more than senior athlete Chase DeAlba. DeAlba has spent the last four years as a key member and leader of the MTHS football team where he helped MTHS make some noise in the 2015 postseas...

Bound for new heights

By Irvin Zhang, Sports Editor Emeritus

June 14, 2016


Filed under Feature, Senior Features, Special Edition

Nine consecutive state tournament titles, several school records shattered and a seemingly endless number of medals, awards, ribbons and trophies later, senior track and field star Chinne Okoronkwo is on her way to etching her name as one of the most accomplished athletes to ever come out of MTHS. But...

Garcia has been an avid musician since the age of 12, dedicating his time to writing and recording his own music in a corner of his bedroom

By Sierra Clark, News Editor

June 14, 2016


Filed under Feature, Special Edition

Seven years ago, at about age 12, senior Bryan Garcia played a bass guitar that was once his brother’s and won by his dad in an eBay auction. He had just picked up his bass for the first time in years and was able to quickly play again, recalling old songs and riffs he once struggled with. Now in...

Lahti’s ‘finally ready’ to begin a new trek

By Stephi Smith, Executive Editor

June 14, 2016


Filed under Feature, Special Edition

Her story didn’t start at MTHS and it won’t end here, either. But retiring P.E. teacher Susan Lahti’s legacy as a Hawk is secure as she has truly been a pioneer as an educator and as a powerful voice for equity in athletics and education. Lahti began coaching women’s basketball at Shoreline Communi...

The political spectrum

By Isaac Otis, Sam Johnson, Stephi Smith, and Ian Moffet

June 13, 2016


Filed under Feature, Special Edition

With the 2016 presidential election coming into full swing and political tensions reaching a fevered pitch, it’s not surprising that many students are attempting to find their own political identities. So, where do MTHS students’ political ideologies line up? Between March 14 and 18, the Hawkey...

Trump to cut taxes, eliminate Obamacare

By Sam Johnson, Hawkeye staff

June 13, 2016


Filed under Feature, Special Edition

As a businessman who has thrown his hat into the presidential race, Donald Trump is now leading the Republican primaries with more delegates than the other two Republican remaining candidates combined. Because Trump is likely to get the Republican nomination, it is important to look at his positions on maj...

Clinton favors cheap healthcare, education

By Max Tracy, Lifestyle Editor

June 13, 2016


Filed under Feature, Special Edition

When it comes to political experience, Sec. Hillary Clinton outmatches every candidate. From her time in the White House as first lady for eight years, to her role as a New York senator and then her tenure as Secretary of State, she has been in the so called ‘system’ for decades in many differen...

The often confusing, skewed nature of the electoral college

By Matthew Hipolito, Hawkeye staff

June 13, 2016


Filed under Feature, Special Edition

The upcoming election is a point of much contention among Americans, much like any, especially elections like that of 2000 when it took a Supreme Court ruling to ultimately determine who won the White House. “There are a number of elections where the person who won the popular vote didn’t win t...

What it means to be an independant

By AsiaLee Donnelly, Hawkeye staff

June 13, 2016


Filed under Feature, Special Edition

As the presidential election date draws near, the big topic of conversation is which candidates will win their party’s nominations: Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders for the Democrats? Donald Trump, Ted Cruz or John Kasich for the Republicans? However, there is another party of sorts that has little ...

The future of Muslim Americans

By Sierra Clark, Hawkeye staff

April 18, 2016


Filed under Feature, Special Edition

In the past five years, there has been an average of 150.8 hate crimes toward Muslim Americans yearly, according to FBI statistics from California State University professor Brian Levin. This equates to almost more than 12 attacks per month. These numbers appear to be rising as recent statistics ...

Bringing enthusiasm into education: Adam Bazant

By Paxtyn Merten, Editor-in-Cheif

March 7, 2016


Filed under Feature, Staff Profiles

Imagine you are in Rome, standing nearby as a man reads out of his Rick Steves’ Italy Travel guide and attempts to describe the significance of a monument to his family while pointing at the wrong one. You intervene and point out that he’s actually looking at a different monument, but before he can get...

Bringing black lives matter to terrace

By Annika Prom, Hawkeye staff

February 2, 2016


Filed under Feature

Senior Nabressa Lilly is heartbroken each time she hears of the unjust death of another African-American individual on the news. “Every time that happens, two lives are lost,” she said. By this, Lilly means one life of the deceased victim, who is murdered and one life of the killer, who lacks pe...

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