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Celebrating the healing power of music

Celebrating the healing power of music

By Ritika Khanal, Op/Ed Editor

March 10, 2020

I recently marked my 10th year of attending the Wintergrass Youth Academy at the Hyatt Hotel in Bellevue. The academy is part of the Wintergrass Festival, which is an annual bluegrass festival. Bluegrass lovers from all over the nation gather in Bellevue for the weekend to play music together and enjo...

Unfounded fears fuel hatred with the coronavirus

Unfounded fears fuel hatred with the coronavirus

By Cecilia Negash and Phuong Lam

March 10, 2020

A newly identified coronavirus, originating from Wuhan in the Hubei province of China, has been spreading across China and many other nations. This virus, COVID-19, is an infectious disease that had yet to be identified in humans before and is similar in symptoms to many common strains of the flu. ...

Hope is on the horizon

By Nolan DeGarlais, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2020

Sitting down at my desk after getting home from school each day, I often immediately open up a tab, navigate to the school’s calendar and then search for the next school break. Mentally tracking how far I am away from the wonderful release from responsibilities that these breaks entail, I am then for...

Reading the change you want to see in the world

By Ritika Khanal, Op/Ed Editor

December 26, 2019

From the minute I had each letter of the braille alphabet under my fingers, I wanted a book. Not merely a picture book or a short story, but a “big kid” book. So, I started out with the seven books of Harry Potter at the age of seven, reading until my finger bled from constantly rubbing against...

Editorial: On chromebooks, personal matters matter

By Hawkeye Editorial Board

December 26, 2019

On Dec. 2, 2019, the Edmonds School District Technology Director Cynthia Nelson sent out an email to all ESD students and staff announcing the termination of personal accounts on District-issued Chromebooks. The email stated that with new Google features being made available, students have the possibili...

Happy holidays from Walden Pond

By Nolan DeGarlais, Editor-in-Chief

December 24, 2019

December has always appeared to me as a month of sharp dichotomies. Its most common image is that of holiday festivities and the familiar Christmas trees, delicately wrapped presents and peaceful blankets of snow surrounding houses warmed by picturesque hearths. However, when the weather gets cold, an...

The spirit of Christmas

By Casey Carpenter, Hawkeye Staff

December 21, 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Every year on December 25, going back as far as the year 273, Christmas is celebrated by nations and diverse groups of people across the world. Christmas is the annual celebration of Christ’s birth. The way it is usually celebrated is by setting up a tree and dec...

The rising generation of truth seekers

All 51 Free Spirit scholars pose for a group photo on the roof of the Newseum in downtown Washington D.C., in view of the U.S. Capitol Building. The Newseum was a central feature of the Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference and served as the site of many of the presentations and group activities in which the Free Spirits took part.

By Nolan DeGarlais, Editor-in-Chief

December 1, 2019

From the moment the plane took off, I was nervous. However, this was not particularly unusual for the occasion, as I always found myself somewhat anxious in the lead-up to national journalism conventions. The biggest surprise of the convention, though, came immediately after my plane landed at Los Ange...

Lighting the torch of justice

By Nolan DeGarlais, Editor-in-Chief

November 28, 2019

At this point, it has become a cliché to say that we live in an increasingly polarized society. By now, we all know the story that always seems to be on an endless loop in the media: whether it’s differences in generations, ethnicities or political opinions, America is being irreversibly torn apart. A...

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...

Fostering Terrace community

By Nolan DeGarlais, Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2019

October has arrived yet again, bringing with it the familiar dreary weather and increasing pace of the school year. As assignments begin to pile up, the sun sets ever earlier and temperatures grow more chill, it is easy to become lost in the rat race and ultimately discouraged. However, in light of this, our life here at ...

Hey, are those eyeballs real?

Hey, are those eyeballs real?

By Ritika Khanal, Op/Ed Editor

October 24, 2019

It all began in seventh grade, walking through the doors of Brier Terrace Middle School on that somewhat cloudy day. I was a nervous wreck, wondering how I was going to make it through an entire school year at a school where no one knew me and where I knew no one.  Of course, the thing I failed to understand ...

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