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The definition of a student athlete

By Irvin Zhang and Luke Smith

June 15, 2015


Filed under Feature, Multimedia, Senior Features

Throughout her high school career, four-year two-sport varsity athlete and 4.0 student Nicki Bouché has demonstrated the hard work that goes into truly fitting the definition of a student athlete. “During the seasons, [being an athlete] takes up so much of my time,” Bouché said. “Three hours...

Family first

By Irvin Zhang, Sports Editor

June 15, 2015


Filed under Feature, Multimedia, Senior Features

At her workplace at MTHS, Jessica Walton teaches kids the skills it takes to pursue a career in the art of cooking while also putting out any fires, literally and figuratively, along the way. Ten years ago, she said she’d have never been able to see herself teaching chef classes, but through the t...

Leading more than just cheers

By Irvin Zhang, Sports Editor

June 15, 2015


Filed under Feature, Multimedia, Senior Features

The many cheer teams all sit nervously on the floor in a cramped stadium, waiting for the results of the state competition to be announced and praying that their hard work will be rewarded. As the MC begins announcing the winners, the nervousness and anticipation gets ramped up to an even higher level....

A change of tone

By Paxtyn Merten, Editor-in-Chief

June 12, 2015


Filed under Feature, Multimedia, Senior Features

As her voice faded and the track transitioned to an instrumental verse, cheers immediately erupted from the audience, though senior Rummana Hussain wasn’t yet done with the song. A huge grin spread over her face as she began to sing the next verse of “Fix You” by Coldplay at the MTHS talent show. ...

A dramatically unique path

A dramatically unique path

By Max Tracy, Lifestyle Editor

June 12, 2015


Filed under A&E, Feature, Multimedia, Senior Features

For Danielle Hirano, drama isn’t just a play – or plays for that matter. It’s so many other things, from what you see on stage to what goes on behind the scenes. It’s work, it’s fun and it’s a struggle to manage it all, but in the end, it’s worth it. Hirano has been through the wringer of...

The many sided man

By AsiaLee Donnelly, Hawkeye staff

June 12, 2015


Filed under Feature, Multimedia, Senior Features

“So, what don’t you do?” is probably the question that comes to mind when you talk to a guy like Collin Rhodes. A man of many talents, Rhodes has explored a broad array of activities. He has been a member of the tennis team, an Advanced Placement (AP) and STEM student, a devout member in his church a...

“If I think I’m done, I go find something to do.”

By Isaac Otis, Online Manager

June 12, 2015


Filed under Feature, Senior Features

Whether it’s in a lab or in the classroom, participating in one of her various clubs or volunteering, senior Vera Okolo goes above and beyond in and out of the classroom. She wasn’t always this outgoing, however. As a freshman, Okolo had a hard time adjusting at MTHS due to the fact that she h...

Game changer

By Irvin Zhang, Sports Editor

June 1, 2015


Filed under Feature, Multimedia

Shortly before game time, she dons the number 22 and with it, she puts the fate of her teammates and the entire school’s history on her back. She knows that it only takes one player who believes in herself and her school to undo the curses of the past and rewrite the future of a whole program. Seni...

Hanging up the beakers and bunsen burners

Hanging up the beakers and bunsen burners

By Stephi Smith, News Editor

June 1, 2015


Filed under Feature, Featured Stories, Senior Features

After science teacher Gil Comeau graduated high school, he knew he wanted to be a teacher. After he graduated Harvard University, he was ready to take a job anywhere. Now, he’s retiring after 37 years of teaching and, for the first time since he began his career, he doesn’t know what his life will ...

A passion for service

A passion for service

By AsiaLee Donnelly, Hawkeye Staff

June 1, 2015


Filed under Feature, Senior Features

After suiting up, attaching and firing the hose to save the victim, senior Lucas Gerow runs up four flights of stairs and raises the weight. His teammates cheer him on as he ties the final knot and races off to the endpoint where he quickly jumps out of his uniform and the time is called. All eyes turn...

Motivational speaker, manager, acheiver

Motivational speaker, manager, acheiver

By Stephi Smith, News Editor

June 1, 2015


Filed under Feature, Featured Stories, Multimedia, Senior Features

Between his full time job as a Zumiez manager, going to the gym twice a day and the occasional performance on stage as a motivational speaker, senior Oscar Guzman does not have a moment to spare. Which, as it turns out, is not a problem for him, as he said he lives by the phrase “I’ll sleep when I...

Get in the game now

By Stephi Smith, News Editor

May 4, 2015


Filed under Feature

It wasn’t until after he graduated that MTHS alumnus Michael Boxley decided on his career as a behavior coordinator. However, it was in Terrace classrooms and hallways that he took the necessary steps to get there. “I think [MTHS] had a considerable impact on furthering my education when it came to th...

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