The Hawkeye

The real Rawlings

By Marianne Nacanaynay, 2018-2019 TEMPO Executive Editor

June 14, 2016

“Praise Helix” has arguably become the catchphrase most associated with Rawlings McDaniels, if not Anime Club itself. As the club’s vice president, McDaniels has been its “face,” making frequent appearances on school announcements. He is also the individual who brought the phrase to the l...

The grandmaster’s last play

By Annika Prom, Co-Editor-in-Chief

June 14, 2016

Senior Tyler Grabarczyk wears the masks of comedy and tragedy nearly everywhere. He’ll talk about his self-described “debonair” personality, call himself a baller or better yet, “everything a man or a woman wants.” His proudest high school moment, he said, was when he opened his senior year ...

A crossfit future

By Luke Smith, Sports Editor

June 14, 2016

One could argue that at MTHS, no one fits the mold of an athlete who lives by the saying of “heart over height” more than senior athlete Chase DeAlba. DeAlba has spent the last four years as a key member and leader of the MTHS football team where he helped MTHS make some noise in the 2015 postseas...

Bound for new heights

By Irvin Zhang, Hawkeye staff

June 14, 2016

Nine consecutive state tournament titles, several school records shattered and a seemingly endless number of medals, awards, ribbons and trophies later, senior track and field star Chinne Okoronkwo is on her way to etching her name as one of the most accomplished athletes to ever come out of MTHS. But...

Garcia has been an avid musician since the age of 12, dedicating his time to writing and recording his own music in a corner of his bedroom

By Sierra Clark, Graphics Editor

June 14, 2016

Seven years ago, at about age 12, senior Bryan Garcia played a bass guitar that was once his brother’s and won by his dad in an eBay auction. He had just picked up his bass for the first time in years and was able to quickly play again, recalling old songs and riffs he once struggled with. Now in...

Lahti’s ‘finally ready’ to begin a new trek

By Stephi Smith, Executive Editor

June 14, 2016

Her story didn’t start at MTHS and it won’t end here, either. But retiring P.E. teacher Susan Lahti’s legacy as a Hawk is secure as she has truly been a pioneer as an educator and as a powerful voice for equity in athletics and education. Lahti began coaching women’s basketball at Shoreline Communi...

The political spectrum

By Isaac Otis, Sam Johnson, Stephi Smith, and Ian Moffet

June 13, 2016

With the 2016 presidential election coming into full swing and political tensions reaching a fevered pitch, it’s not surprising that many students are attempting to find their own political identities. So, where do MTHS students’ political ideologies line up? Between March 14 and 18, the Hawkey...

Trump to cut taxes, eliminate Obamacare

By Sam Johnson, Data and Online Manager

June 13, 2016

As a businessman who has thrown his hat into the presidential race, Donald Trump is now leading the Republican primaries with more delegates than the other two Republican remaining candidates combined. Because Trump is likely to get the Republican nomination, it is important to look at his positions on maj...

Clinton favors cheap healthcare, education

By Max Tracy, Hawkeye staff

June 13, 2016

When it comes to political experience, Sec. Hillary Clinton outmatches every candidate. From her time in the White House as first lady for eight years, to her role as a New York senator and then her tenure as Secretary of State, she has been in the so called ‘system’ for decades in many differen...

The often confusing, skewed nature of the electoral college

By Matthew Hipolito, Copy Editor

June 13, 2016

The upcoming election is a point of much contention among Americans, much like any, especially elections like that of 2000 when it took a Supreme Court ruling to ultimately determine who won the White House. “There are a number of elections where the person who won the popular vote didn’t win t...

What it means to be an independant

By AsiaLee Donnelly, Hawkeye staff

June 13, 2016

As the presidential election date draws near, the big topic of conversation is which candidates will win their party’s nominations: Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders for the Democrats? Donald Trump, Ted Cruz or John Kasich for the Republicans? However, there is another party of sorts that has little ...

Embracing civility in political discussions

By Joey May, Hawkeye staff

April 19, 2016

In the midst of one of the most polarizing and venomous election cycles to date, many political discussions are beginning to sound more like personal attacks rather than intelligent discussion over different ideologies and their merits. To be fair, it’s clear that this phenomenon is not limited to de...

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