The Hawkeye

How Gregor Mendel changed my life

How Gregor Mendel changed my life
November 17, 2020

Almost every day when I was young, I would examine a lock of my frizzy blonde hair and ask myself something along the lines of, “Why do I look the way I do?” I frequently questioned why my natural...

A most unusual start

November 16, 2020

Normally, the start of a school year would be a flurry of activity, with freshmen figuring out how to navigate the transition between middle and high school,and others learning their new schedules, room...

Celebrating the healing power of music

Celebrating the healing power of music
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...

Unfounded fears fuel hatred with the coronavirus

Unfounded fears fuel hatred with the coronavirus
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...

Hope is on the horizon

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...

Reading the change you want to see in the world

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...

Editorial: On chromebooks, personal matters matter

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....

Happy holidays from Walden Pond

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...

The spirit of Christmas

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 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.
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....

Lighting the torch of justice

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...

More student input might increase spirit

More student input might increase spirit
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...

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