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Symphonic Band and Chamber Winds amaze at winter concert

By Amy Harris, Hawkeye Staff

January 15, 2020

Backstage on December 17, the large MTHS Symphonic Band whispered excitedly before they went on stage. “It’s our last concert of the decade,” someone quipped, probably for the hundredth time. The Winter Concert has been a fixture for music programs across the nation, and MTHS is no exception. It is...

Orchestra and choir unite for last concert of the decade

By Damaris Ibrahim, Hawkeye Staff

January 3, 2020

On Tuesday, December 17, choir and orchestra students came together for their annual winter concert. The concert was especially notable as the last one of the decade for both Terrace’s choir and orchestra.  Under the friendly gaze of the snowman behind them, the groups put on marvelous performances f...

SAT? ACT? So, which standardized test is the best fit for you?

By Erin Martino, Hawkeye Staff

December 27, 2019

It’s already that time of the year when sophomores and juniors are taking their ACT or SAT college entrance tests and seniors are submitting college applications. Whether a freshman, sophomore or junior, a college entrance exam may be in one’s academic future. It’s important to understand both tests so...

Jazz celebrates holidays, previews things to come

By Amy Harris, Hawkeye Staff

December 26, 2019

Winter is perhaps the busiest time of year for the Mountlake Terrace Jazz bands. They just finished a round of clinics with esteemed musician Justin DiCioccio less than a week after coming back from a three-day retreat. Jazz 1 has begun recording for Hot Java, Cool Jazz, and they’re getting ready for a t...

Quilters: Intersectional issues through a historical lens

By Maggie O'Hara and Rachel Davis

December 23, 2019

The MTHS drama department’s first production of the 2019-2020 school year was “Quilters,” a musical based on the book “The Quilters: Women and Domestic Art” by Patricia Cooper and Norma Bradley. The musical itself was written by Molly Newman, with lyrics and music composed by Barbara Damas...

Terrace choirs carol for elderly

By Nina Otebele, Outreach Manager

December 20, 2019

“Candlelight, angel light, Firelight and starglow, Shine on his cradle 'til breaking of dawn. Gloria, gloria, in excelsis deo, Angels are singing, the Christ child is born.” So go the lyrics to “Candlelight Carol,” the final song sung by the MTHS choir at Vineyard Park at Mountlake Terrace, a qu...

What winter holidays does Terrace celebrate?

By Cecilia Negash, Katrina Bushman, and E.J. Jones

December 20, 2019

Our student body is filled with scholars of many different backgrounds, each of whom carries with them different ideas of what the winter holiday season truly represents. But what are the holidays that are celebrated by the student body? We set out to find the answer by creating a survey asking studen...

Bailey shares his love of music

By Ritika Khanal, Op/Ed Editor

December 4, 2019

If any of his friends or family were looking for him, they might find MTHS graduate Luke Bailey on the roof, in a tree or climbing a balcony. The second oldest of nine children, Bailey had always grown up around music. Seeing his mom teaching his older brother, Bailey started playing the piano when ...

Unique, circuitous road led principal to terrace

By Ritika Khanal, Op/Ed Editor

December 4, 2019

From Jeff Kinney’s “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” to J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, kids grow up reading about authoritative figures such as headmasters and principals. In many books and movies, principals are portrayed as the ones “out to get the students.” From what I’ve noticed, whether it be...

Building stronger community in STEM

By Rachel Davis, Hawkeye Staff

November 20, 2019

The STEM department hosted STEM Game Night on Oct. 17 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in its lab, carpentry room and the classrooms of engineering teachers James Wilson and Bryan Smelcer. The event was coordinated and directed by junior Jonas Rivera and was run specifically for students in the STEM program to...

Improv team draws enormous laughter at comedy night

By Casey Carpenter, Hawkeye Staff

November 19, 2019

The MTHS improv team put on an hour long performance at 7 p.m. on November 1. Run by Coach Jeannie Brzovic, the improv team generally performs without the use of scripts. “The team creates subscenes from the audience, and interacts with them in fun little games,” Brzovic said. Junior Haley Morris,...

More student input might increase spirit

More student input might increase spirit

By Rachel Davis, Hawkeye Staff

October 30, 2019

Every day I walk into school at 6:45 in the morning, desperate to get into my first period so the day can begin. Despite my drowsy mood, littered on the walls are colored posters I can’t ignore. They encourage school spirit and participation in spirit days, one of the most widely used methods to b...

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