The student news site of Mountlake Terrace High School in Mountlake Terrace, Washington.

The Hawkeye

The student news site of Mountlake Terrace High School in Mountlake Terrace, Washington.

The Hawkeye

The student news site of Mountlake Terrace High School in Mountlake Terrace, Washington.

The Hawkeye

Halle Connell

Halle Connell, News Editor

Halle Connell has been working with and studying journalism for 3 years and has produced many well-received articles and videos to different school news outlets. She mainly focuses on world news and is very interested in political and social issues. She has worked with many students in the past to get opinions of the people and not just news anchors. Halle is very interested in social justice and working to educate the world on the topics many people are not willing to talk about. Halle plans to attend college to get a degree in journalism or psychology. She is currently studying French and hopes to study abroad in France one day.

All content by Halle Connell
Spotting abusive relationships

Spotting abusive relationships

By Halle Connell and Lucas Barquin
February 21, 2024

Abusive, manipulative, and toxic behavior are all too common among teens, especially within romantic relationships. According to Youth.gov, 76% of teenagers report going through...

Israel accused of genocide in the International Court

Israel accused of genocide in the International Court

By Halle Connell and Efrata Solomon
February 20, 2024

South Africa instituted a case against Israel for genocidal acts against the Gaza Strip in the wake of attacks on Israel on Oct. 7, 2023. These alleged acts violate the laws...

Terrace senior Sarah Al-Maiahi holds up a sign, which states “Free Palestine, Tigray, Sudan, Congo, and Haiti” while she and the rest of the student protesters stand outside the front of Starbucks in Cedar Plaza.

Students walkout, protest in support of innocent Palestinians

By Halle Connell, News Editor
November 22, 2023

Around 50 MTHS  students walked out in a vocal protest in solidarity with Palestine the morning of Nov. 21. Students chanted “Free free! Palestine!” as well as “From the...

October News Update

October News Update

Local Brier Terrace closed Oct. 6th due to asbestos in the vents By Halle Connell On Oct. 5th, 2023 at 5:00 p.m., an email was sent to all parents of Brier Terrace Middle...

Will today’s graduates be able to buy a home?

Will today’s graduates be able to buy a home?

By Halle Connell, News Editor
October 15, 2023

The concern of young people being able to afford a home in America in the 21st century is one of many. As inflation rises in America and access to resources dwindles, many have...

Do you know your rights?

Do you know your rights?

By Halle Connell, News Editor
September 13, 2023

Did you know that certain teachers across the country are now being taught by administration to coerce students into a confession? With the new school year and the class of 2027...

Sophomore Ember Ward portraying Pugsley Addams in the spring musical, The Addams Family on the Addams torture machine.

MTHS Drama presents their spring musical…

By Halle Connell, News Editor
June 18, 2023

Torture, arson, poison, and… singing? The Addams Family; A New Musical Comedy, an interesting spin on the original Addams Family films, featuring Jack Williams as Gomez, Tristan...

Ryan Melgardshagen works on making marbles with flowers inside.

Ryan Melgardshagen: A master with glass and a glove

By Halle Connell, News Editor
June 15, 2023

Get ready to be blown away as the skilled artist Ryan Melgardshagen, with a unique talent for glasswork, sets the stage for a senior year's worth of progression in crafting the...

Art of a lesbian couple with writing - Love is Love.

Pride month – the past and present

By Andrian Treadwell and Halle Connell
June 15, 2023

The history of gay pride is one of battles and liberation, and now on its 54th anniversary, many are still celebrating the fight for equal rights in the modern world. Since the...

Following tragedy, solutions arise

Following tragedy, solutions arise

By Halle Connell
April 16, 2023

On March 30, a massive uproar in Nashville, Tennessee, led to a protest where 7,000 high school students protested within the Tennessee capital. The start of the protests were...

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Trans women breaking barriers

By Halle Connell, Hawkeye Staff
March 19, 2023

Throughout the fight for equal rights for women as well as people in the LGBTQ+ community, trans women have yet to stay silent. One of the most persevering and strong groups in...

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The latest climate uproar: The Willow Project

By Halle Connell and J Gurney
March 10, 2023

During President Joe Biden’s early presidency, he announced efforts to reduce the amount of fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions in the air. But now, many are questioning...

The Under-reporting of Rape Cases

By Halle Connell, Hawkeye Staff
February 15, 2023

NOTE: This story addresses a serious issue that some readers may find troubling and perhaps triggering. The Hawkeye has always covered sensitive stories that student editors believe...

Flurries or weather worries?

Flurries or weather worries?

By Halle Connell, Hawkeye Staff
December 15, 2022

For the past five years, Seattle has seen an increase in unusual snowy weather conditions. Despite the obvious indications, this could be caused by the growing climate change issue,...

Ominous cartoon-style drawing of a panel of silhouetted judges forming a semicircle around a scared-looking baby.

SCOTUS ruling could impact Native American sovereignty

By Halle Connell
November 29, 2022

The ICWA (Indian Child Welfare Act) has been in place for more than 43 years. It was enacted in 1978 to protect Native American children from being unlawfully removed from their...

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November News Update

By Halle Connell, Terina Papatu, Rachel Davis, and Virginia Aslept-Beaty
November 14, 2022

National Biden's response to Ukraine war By Halle Connell After Russian President Vladimir Putin’s attack on Ukraine starting in 2014 and the recent increase in attacks...

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