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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

Paxtyn Merten , News Editor

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Meet Kris McDuffy, new ESD Superintendent

By Paxtyn Merten, Editor-in-Chief
June 1, 2016

New Edmonds School District (ESD) Superintendent Kristine McDuffy talks to Hawkeye Editor-in-Chief Paxtyn Merten about how she plans to lead the district upon current Superintendent...

UPDATE: Former student charged with third-degree rape

By Paxtyn Merten, Editor-in-Chief
April 16, 2016

UPDATE: 16 APRIL 2016 The former MTHS student who was emergency expelled in January (see below) under suspicion of sexual assault has been formally charged with third-degree...

Junior Isaac Otis (left) and senior Jessica Phung (right) learn how to measure sediment type beside Barnes Creek.

Students conduct research in Olympic Peninsula

By Paxtyn Merten, Editor-in-Chief
April 14, 2016

MTHS sophomores, juniors and seniors spent the past three days participating in the NatureBridge program in the Hoh rainforest. Biology teacher Penny Lefavour took 16 students...

Dr. Kris McDuffy speaks in the MTHS theater and live on HBN during the public forum held Thursday, March 31.

McDuffy named superintendent

By Paxtyn Merten, Editor in Chief
April 1, 2016

Dr. Kris McDuffy, the current superintendent of the Arlington School District, has been named the new superintendent of the Edmonds School District. Board of Directors Announcement:...

Superintendent finalists to speak at public forum Thursday

By Paxtyn Merten, Editor-in-Chief
March 30, 2016

UPDATE: Watch the forum LIVE Thanks to our broadcast partners at Hawk TV/HBN, you can watch the superintendent forum right here, LIVE, starting at 6:30 p.m.

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Bringing enthusiasm into education: Adam Bazant

By Paxtyn Merten, Editor-in-Cheif
March 7, 2016

Imagine you are in Rome, standing nearby as a man reads out of his Rick Steves’ Italy Travel guide and attempts to describe the significance of a monument to his family while...

Threats found in bathrooms, police say not credible

By Paxtyn Merten, Editor in Chief
December 18, 2015

Students reported threatening graffiti in a women’s bathroom Thursday morning, according to Principal Greg Schwab. He said that Mountlake Terrace police determined that the threat...

After working as the Edmonds School District Superintendent for the past 12 years, Nick Brossoit has announced he will retire in July or Aug., 2016.

Superintendent Nick Brossoit announces his retirement

By Paxtyn Merten, Editor-in-Cheif
December 15, 2015

In a letter addressed to his colleagues, Edmonds School District (ESD) Superintendent Nick Brossoit sent a letter out to his colleagues announcing his retirement. His retirement...

Setting my future in stone: a life-changing week in Washington D.C.

By Paxtyn Merten, Editor-in-Chief
December 1, 2015

I toss my 20 pound red suitcase onto one of the two beds in my hotel room - the one that seems to be undisturbed by my still-anonymous roommate. I throw my wrinkled travel clothes...

Matthews: “Make sense of the world around you”

By AsiaLee Donnelly, Paxtyn Merten, and Stephi Smith
September 15, 2015

Looking at the world through “many different lenses,” opens up all types of opportunities and possibilities, according to physics teacher Jim Matthews. He said he thinks people...

A change of tone

By Paxtyn Merten, Editor-in-Chief
June 12, 2015

As her voice faded and the track transitioned to an instrumental verse, cheers immediately erupted from the audience, though senior Rummana Hussain wasn’t yet done with the song....

Band concert showcases southeast quadrant student talent

Band concert showcases southeast quadrant student talent

By Paxtyn Merten, Editor-in-Chief
May 19, 2015

Family, friends, teachers and musicians packed into the Terraceum on Thursday night as bands from MTHS, Brier Terrace Middle School (BTMS) and sixth graders from various schools...

Junior Cody Bowman presenting his project for the STEM Expo.

[Photo] STEM Expo features ESD student projects

By Stephi Smith, Copy Editor
April 3, 2015

Junior Cody Bowman presenting his project for the STEM Expo.

Terrace students more aware of rights than American adults

Terrace students more aware of rights than American adults

By Isaac Otis and Paxtyn Merten
March 26, 2015

The First Amendment guarantees five freedoms to the people of the United States: freedom of and from religion, and the rights to free speech, press, assembly and petition. So,...

Hawkeye Editor-in-Chief Nick Fiorillo speaking at Tinker Tour 2014.

Hawkeye editor named WJEA Journalist of the Year

By Paxtyn Merten, News Editor
March 16, 2015

Hawkeye Editor-in-Chief Nick Fiorillo learned Thursday that the Washington Journalism Education Association has named him the 2015 Washington state Journalist of the Year. Fiorillo...

LHS senior Brandon Doyles senior portrait.  Photo courtesy of Doyle family.

Lynnwood High School senior dies, memorial service set for Saturday

By Paxtyn Merten and Emily Anderson
March 12, 2015

Lynnwood High School (LHS) senior Brandon Doyle was fatally injured in a car accident Friday. According to a Mill Creek Police Department press release, Doyle was driving “at...

Student beliefs at Terrace

Student beliefs at Terrace

By Paxtyn Merten, News Editor
December 19, 2014

Learn About Tableau Beliefs of Terrace Each morning when senior Toqa Abosabaa gets dressed for the day, she secures a wide scarf, called a hijab, around her face with...

Parents wait to pick-up their students after two bomb threats were made to MTHS, according to Assistant Principal Peter Schurke.

Police find no explosive devices following two bomb threats

By Nick Fiorillo, Stephi Smith, and Paxtyn Merten
December 4, 2014

Police found no explosive devices after two bomb threats caused an evacuation of MTHS earlier this afternoon. Scheduled events for tonight will go on as planned, and school...

Joanna Pudils senior portrait that appeared in the TEMPO yearbook.

Joanna Pudil: Ground zero witness

By Paxtyn Merten, News Editor
November 5, 2014

As people covered in ash ran past her yelling out for medical attention, her husband said, “Don’t you dare,” on the other end of the line. An active social worker who...

Junior Cody Bowmans car was stolen from his parking spot, 84, on Sept. 21 while he was at school for the annual ASB retreat. He realized it was gone when he returned from the retreat the next afternoon and notified administration immediately.

[Photo] Student’s Honda Accord is second stolen from MTHS lot in three months

By Stephi Smith, Hawkeye staff
October 1, 2014

Junior Cody Bowman's car was stolen from his parking spot, 84, on Sept. 21 while he was at school for the annual ASB retreat. He realized it was gone when he returned from the...

Broken bleachers bring snack restrictions in Terraceum

Broken bleachers bring snack restrictions in Terraceum

By Paxtyn Merten, News Editor
September 29, 2014

The Terraceum bleachers were fixed and the fall sports assembly has been rescheduled to this Friday. Athletics Director/Activities Coordinator Kim “Stew” Stewart said a...

Freshman class ASB showing their school spirit for the On Wednesdays we wear pink, spirit day. Top row: Eli Longacre, Samuel Bowman, Brianna Hutman, Nina Berry and Ryan Berry. Bottom row: Abraham Portugal, Chase Alberts, Trinh Nguyen and Rosie Lee.

[Photo] Freshman class ASB: elected and engaged

By Stephi Smith, Hawkeye Staff
September 24, 2014

Freshman class ASB showing their school spirit for the "On Wednesdays we wear pink," spirit day. Top row: Eli Longacre, Samuel Bowman, Brianna Hutman, Nina Berry and Ryan Berry....

Healthy food requirements now on the menu

Healthy food requirements now on the menu

By Paxtyn Merten, News Editor
September 11, 2014

The Department of Agriculture’s “All Foods Sold in Schools” standards taking effect this year will impact the food sold in the lunch lines, vending machines, the student...

How to be a sophomore

How to be a sophomore

By Paxtyn Merten, News Editor
September 10, 2014

As the clock ticked closer to 3 a.m., then sophomore Haeley Johnston laid on the ground of her dimly lit room and scribbled another piece of information about the Protestant Reformation...

Third day of PASS to be added to weekly schedule

Third day of PASS to be added to weekly schedule

By Paxtyn Merten, News Editor
September 9, 2014

MTHS staff voted to add an extra PASS day every week in order to allow students to have access to additional help outside the classroom. Starting next week, there will be PASS...

Medics and coaches examine Michael Hunt before he was taken away to the hospital.

[Photo] Hawks run narrow victory over Mariner

By Austin McDermott, Sports Co-Editor
September 6, 2014

Medics and coaches examine Michael Hunt before he was taken away to the hospital.

Mykhailo Verlan: Verlan’s violin gives grace to Terrace ears

By Paxtyn Merten
June 11, 2014

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNjl7lXSs7Q Whether it escapes from his bow, his fingertips, or the back of his throat, the music that streams from senior Mykhailo Verlan is...

Hartzog wins Iron Hawk, moves on to district competition

Hartzog wins Iron Hawk, moves on to district competition

By Paxtyn Merten
April 28, 2014

Seniors Erik Hartzog and Joe Koenig won the 13th annual Iron Hawk competition and are progressing to the district cooking competition at Edmonds Community College Wednesday. In...

Eggs everywhere in MLT

Eggs everywhere in MLT

By Paxtyn Merten
April 19, 2014

The third annual MLT “Adult” Flashlight Eggstravaganza and fifth annual MLT Easter Egg Hunt for kids took place at the Evergreen playfield on April 18 and 19, respectively....

Friends, family and MTHS staff remember Forest Jackson

Friends, family and MTHS staff remember Forest Jackson

By Paxtyn Merten
April 3, 2014

Many members of the MTHS community have been devastated by the death of 2011 graduate Forest Jackson. In the hours and days after hearing the troubling news of his death, many...

Former student fatally stabbed; suspect in custody

By Paxtyn Merten
March 29, 2014

A 20-year-old Mountlake Terrace resident and MTHS graduate was fatally stabbed early Saturday morning. Police arrested a suspect, also an MTHS graduate, who was booked at the...

ESD Wellness Committee decides future of vending machines

ESD Wellness Committee decides future of vending machines

By Paxtyn Merten
March 3, 2014

The Edmonds School District Wellness Committee met Feb. 27 to discuss the future of vending machines in schools, which have to meet new nutritional standards set by the United...

New city manager ready to make changes

New city manager ready to make changes

By Paxtyn Merten
February 10, 2014

“If you had told me 15 years ago that I was going to be a city manager, I would have been like ‘what?’” This came from new Mountlake Terrace City Manager Arlene Fisher,...

Robotics students and parents prepare to watch this years FRC FIRST Robotics instructional video. After watching the video, teams got to work planning robot design and began building the first parts of their robots (Photo courtesy of Daylan Kelting).

MTHS hosts regional kickoff of international robotics competition

By Paxtyn Merten
January 5, 2014

Robotics teams all around the world gathered to watch the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) kickoff through an online broadcast yesterday morning. Local teams from various schools...

3OH!3 comes to Albertsons in MLT

3OH!3 comes to Albertsons in MLT

By Paxtyn Merten
November 20, 2013

Pop band 3OH!3 made an appearance at the Albertsons in MLT  for KISS FM’s annual food drive, Thanksgiving on the Mayflower. Bandmembers Nathaniel Motte and Sean Foreman arrived...

Annual Celebrate Schools 5K brings in nearly $40,000 for ESD schools

Annual Celebrate Schools 5K brings in nearly $40,000 for ESD schools

By Paxtyn Merten
October 5, 2013

Over 700 people participated in the Celebrate Schools 5K Fun Run on Oct. 5, raising $40,000 for the Edmonds School District. Of the 33 schools in the district, 31 were being...

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Drumline wins big after annual Celebrate Schools 5K

By Paxtyn Merten
October 5, 2013

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The MTHS Drumline concluded the Celebrate Schools 5K run with a bang when they inspired the loudest cheer of the crowd, winning the Battle...

Peeling back the next layer of the Red Onion

By Paxtyn Merten
October 1, 2013

After encountering many problems along the way, Red Onion Burgers Owner Seaun Richards has discontinued his plan to create a hot dog restaurant. Instead, he is introducing hot...

Sunshine Market: freshening up the425

Sunshine Market: freshening up the425

By Paxtyn Merten
September 12, 2013

Sunshine Market, the new farmers market on the corner of 212th St. and 44th Ave., is finally open for business. The walls are lined with many assorted fruits and vegetables. Inexpensive...

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Family-run farmers market to open on corner of 212th and 44th

By Paxtyn Merten
September 8, 2013

Yet another business is opening on the corner of 212th St. and 44th Ave. later this week. In the building where many different trades have tried to make their way, Sunshine Market,...

MLT City Manager Resigns

MLT City Manager Resigns

By Paxtyn Merten
September 3, 2013

Mountlake Terrace City Manager John Caulfield resigned his position as of July 2. On Sep. 3, he began duty as the City Manager of Lakewood in Pierce County. Meanwhile, Interim...

Arbor Village brings business to MLT

Arbor Village brings business to MLT

By Paxtyn Merten
September 3, 2013

Mountlake Terrace’s Town Center project continued with the grand opening of the Arbor Village mixed use building on Aug. 23. The building is located at the corner of 56th Avenue,...

Serena Hohenstein

Serena Hohenstein

By Paxtyn Merten
June 13, 2013

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C6PhbuGnOs Would you rather write for a TV show or be in one? In Serena Hohenstein’s case, both! Ever since she was in her first play...

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Strike three for Proposition 1

By Paxtyn Merten
May 17, 2013

After being placed on the ballot three times, twice under the same circumstances, Proposition 1 failed once again on April 23. With just a 53.4 percent vote in favor of Prop....

Rising drug abuse leads to more crime

By Paxtyn Merten
April 15, 2013

In Mountlake Terrace, as with the rest of the nation,  more and more people are turning to drugs. Commander Don Duncan of the Mountlake Terrace Police Department (MTPD) said...

Hansen: ‘not an increase in crime, just a change in how the crime is counted’

By Paxtyn Merten
March 12, 2013

By scanning the recent Mountlake Terrace 2012 crime report shows a total of 649 crimes, it would seem as if the amount of crime has been gradually rising since 2009 when the total...

Zanidache receives best supporting actor award

By Paxtyn Merten
March 11, 2013

Edi Zanidache, MTHS graduate of 2002, recently received an acting award at the Bloody Hero International Film Festival on Feb. 10, for his work in the movie “Matt’s Chance.”...

Newly opened Splash Nail Bar in MLT hopes to brighten up your day

Newly opened Splash Nail Bar in MLT hopes to brighten up your day

By Paxtyn Merten
February 11, 2013

In the empty building which was once occupied by Melt Waffle & Frozen Yogurt, a new business by the name of Splash Nail Bar opened on December 15, 2012. The bright, colorful...

Giving tree helps local families

By Paxtyn Merten
December 11, 2012

Once again, the season of giving has crept its way up to the present. For the second year in a row, giving is being made easier at MTHS with the giving tree. The giving tree,...

Yoga pants: the comfy and controversial trend

Yoga pants: the comfy and controversial trend

By Paxtyn Merten
October 9, 2012

Yoga pants being banned from schools has been rumored as a threat around many middle schools and high schools alike, such as the rumors that surrounded Edmonds-Woodway High School....

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