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Silencing the stigma around mental illness

By Marianne Nacanaynay, OP-ED Editor

May 14, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed

May being Mental Health Awareness Month, it’s time to have a greater conversation not just on how to take care of your mental health or on improving mental health education, but on the stigma itself. Despite having an entire month dedicated to talking about mental health, stigma pervades worldwide. ...

The importance of representation in media

By Ben Savell, Hawkeye Staff

May 14, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed

Nhung Lam This past year has been a time of dramatic social change. With movements like #MeToo and HeForShe starting after the exposure of movie producer Harvey Weinstein as a sexual predator, increased awareness has been placed on the rights of female, colored, and LGBTQ communities. But what could accelerate this ...

It’s up to us to ensure a healthy planet

By Vivian Nowka-Keane, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 14, 2018


Filed under Letter from the Editor, Op/Ed

Climate change is often mistaken as synonymous with global warming. In reality, global warming is a small portion of what climate change encompasses. While there are political disputes on climate change legitimacy, scientists have delved into research on the causes, effects and potential solutions. Cl...

Why We’re Silent

By Autumn Sanders, Hawkeye Contributor

May 14, 2018


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Op/Ed

The Day of Silence. The day where thousands of members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies come together in solace to represent the lost voices of our very own community. As Day of Silence starts, the pink triangles are passed out, pinned to our shirts and silencing our tongues. These pink triangl...

Meet your new ASB PR Officer

By Andy Nguyen, ASB Public Relations Officer

May 14, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed, PR Column

What’s up, Hawks! My name is Andy Nguyen and I am your new Big 6 Public Relations Officer. Let me tell you a little about myself. I am currently a MTHS Junior. I love talking to people and I’ve always wanted to make a change. I love watching movies like The Matrix and Back to The Future. You can...

Gun Violence is not Synonymous with Mental Illness

Gun Violence is not Synonymous with Mental Illness

By Meghan Park, Hawkeye Staff

March 20, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed

With the talk of gun control heating up after the most recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, many people have targeted mental illness as the main problem. However, talk of mental illness, especially talk of people being “insane” or “crazy” should not overshadow gun control awareness. Regardle...

Individual Choice is Critical

By Samantha Svikel, Hawkeye Staff

March 20, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed, Pro/Con

I grew up in a small city called Hastings, Minnesota. Every other block had a church, all different sects like Catholic, Lutheran and others, everyone did the same routine. Sundays were for the church service and Wednesdays were for Bible study.  My friends and I went to the same church so we would ...

It’s Time to Rethink Abortion

By Matt Correa, Hawkeye Contributor

March 20, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed, Pro/Con

Once I was a fiery-hearted progressive with intense feelings of incredulity toward republicans for their, according to my perception at the time, blasphemous lack of support for abortion. I held the view that I’ve heard most commonly touted by pro-choicers of, “It’s the woman’s body and should b...

Naviance is not necessary for all students

By Sierra Clark, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 19, 2018


Filed under Letter from the Editor, Op/Ed

Coming back from winter break, we had a “Naviance day,” where instead of working on classwork or getting teacher assistance from other classes, we were required to work on the “college and career readiness” website, Naviance. Juniors in particular received a “Complete Naviance Curriculum-Financing Your Education” assignment...

Can’t take the heat

Can’t take the heat

By Sam Johnson, Data and Online Manager

January 19, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed

A word currently thrown around on both sides of the aisle is the term “snowflakes,” which is mostly used by people who wish to describe the opposite side as not being able to hear any opinion other than their own. It is no secret this term has been used by conservatives to describe university students, typically used when defaming ...

Constitutional Changes

By Andy Shaw, ASB Public Relations Officer

January 19, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed

“New year, new me.” You have probably heard this a lot since New Year’s, especially from your friend that just got their heart broken by their significant other on Christmas. Don’t mind them though, they’ll get better. I mention this to inform you all that this year, ASB is going to update th...

How change defines our year

By Marianne Nacanaynay, Op/Ed Editor

January 19, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed, TEMPO Yearbook

Last year was tumultuous. It was met with conflict, disaster and tragedy, with hope fleeting at times. It didn’t matter what side of the political, social or economic spectrum anyone was on; whatever someone did, there was a passionate conversation alongside it. Perhaps Oxford Dictionaries phrased it best when they placed “youth...

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