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

Terina Papatu

Terina Papatu, Hawkeye Co-Editor-in-Chief

After joining in her freshman year (2021), Terina Papatu developed a love for all things journalism. She originally joined on accident to tell the truth, but as of her junior year she is Co-Editor-in-Chief. In the future, she plans to study reporter journalism and become a writer professionally, and currently loves to help her friends with their writing as well. When not working on Hawkeye, she loves listening to music and reports for Ground Zero Radio. This year, Terina plans to make HSM an inclusive space as well as being a representation she didn’t have before.

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  🏆 Seras Top Photo: February  🏆 Juniors Seble Daniel and Elliot Orange portrayed an engaged couple in the drama programs showing of Almost Maine

February Letter from the Editors

By Terina Papatu, Co Editor-In-Chief
February 16, 2024

Life is hard. School, is sometimes even harder. But you know what never fails to make your day brighter? A treat. More specifically, a sweet treat. Especially around finals,...

December News Update

December News Update

By Terina Papatu, Evan Kerani, Brennan Banhe, and Madeline Simkowiak
December 13, 2023

Local A new Kraken season with a new set of players By Madeline Simkowiak The 2023/24 NHL season has begun, and the Seattle Krakens have already participated in many games...

Students and staff were able to collect more than 1,800 pounds of food in the HUB to donate to the Mountlake Terrace Food Bank.

Food drive an ultimate success

By Terina Papatu, Co Editor-In-Chief
December 12, 2023

The early months of the school year are always quite busy for MTHS students–new schedules, homecoming, and all sorts of fundraisers. One of the most notable fundraisers that...

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Students gathered at a crosswalk during a walkout held to show solidarity with the residents of Palestine in regards to the Israel-Palestine conflict on Nov. 21st.

December Letter from the Editors

By Terina Papatu, Co Editor-In-Chief
December 12, 2023

It’s no surprise that most articles coming out recently are related to the holidays. But as much as I would love to talk about how much I adore Christmas for the next 800 words,...

At least two vehicles were destroyed in a garage fire Monday afternoon, Dec. 4, on Brier Road near Brier Terrace Middle School.

Garage fire on Brier Road delays BTMS dismissal

By Terina Papatu and Kaylee Miyamoto
December 4, 2023

Dismissal from BTMS was delayed by nearly 30 minutes this afternoon as a garage fire across the street closed Brier Road just north of the middle school. While fire officials...

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Sophomore Jayden Nguyen playing in the WesCo mens tennis district game.

October Letter from the Editors

By Terina Papatu and Seras Bryner
November 1, 2023

The beginning of school brings up many things. Shopping, summer homework, fall drinks at Starbucks, etc. But there’s one small thing that makes me more upset than I could ever...

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...

From one flock to another

From one flock to another

By Terina Papatu, Co-Editor-In-Chief
October 13, 2023

Starting high school can be nerve-wracking. The combination of a new school, new classes, new teachers and students you’ve never met before is enough to make anyone sweat....

September News Update

September News Update

National   Maui fires leave residents displaced By Terina Papatu Brush fires ignited among the island of Maui on Aug. 8 quickly advancing into wildfires....

  🏆 Seras Top Photo  🏆Each time we publish a new issue of The Hawkeye , I will share one of my favorite photos taken in this space.

September Letter from the Editors

By Terina Papatu, Co-Editor-In-Chief
September 7, 2023

Oh… we’re back. Hi, Hawks. How are we all feeling? Stressed? Nervous? Tired? Yeah, me too. This summer was very hectic for me, but I won’t get into that. On the bright...

Junior Angela Grachev (left) and sophomore Chengxuan Li (right) posing during the international HOSA conference after Li won the first place award in Biotechnology.

Terrace’s healthcare professionals bring home big wins

By Terina Papatu, Co-Editor-In-Chief
June 29, 2023

This year, HOSA, Future Health Professionals (previously known as American Health Occupations Education Student Organization), held their international leadership conference in...

Senior Nathaniel Ballard performing a song with band American Cheddar at round one of Terrace Got Talent.

Nathaniel Ballard: Multi-talented bassist battles back after accident

By Terina Papatu, Co Editor-In-Chief
June 15, 2023

Who else loves bass? No, not the fish, the instrument! From the moment senior Nathaniel Ballard was born, his life was flooded with music from his father, grandfather and even...

  🏆 Seras Top Photo  🏆Each time we publish a new issue of The Hawkeye , I will share one of my favorite photos taken in this space.

Letter from the Editors: End of an era, start of a season

By Seras Bryner, Terina Papatu, and Arabella Devera
June 11, 2023

Why hello there, Hawks! You may be noticing that I am not Irish or Eritrean. I have locked the past co-editor in chiefs in room 130 where they will be stuck forever. No, I’m...

Terrace in modified lockdown as an extra precautionary measure

By Terina Papatu, News Editor
May 24, 2023

This morning around 11 a.m., MTHS went into a modified lockdown. This lockdown wasn’t caused by any threat or intended threat to the school, but as an extra precautionary measure...

New principal Crosby Carpenter smiling in the sun.

As one Hawk takes wing, another is set to land

By Terina Papatu, News Editor
May 2, 2023

With this current school year coming to a close, the Edmonds School District is set to receive many changes going into the 2023-2024 school year. At Terrace specifically, we will...

Student arrested after threat against school safety

By Terina Papatu, News Editor
March 27, 2023

The Edmonds School District (ESD) office received information about threats made by an MTHS  student towards the school’s safety on Thursday, March 23 around 3 p.m. The ESD...

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Get ready Terrace, it’s finally spring!

By Terina Papatu, News Editor
March 22, 2023

April is just around the corner. What’s so important about April, you might ask?  Ask. “What’s so important about April!!?” Oh, I’m so glad you asked! There’s April...

A month of love for you and me

By Terina Papatu
February 14, 2023

Oh, Valentine’s Day. It went from a feast honoring St. Valentine in 270 C.E., to spending $10 on a bag of cards for your 5th grade class, to spending $20 on a box of chocolates...

An illustration of a tree falling into powerlines, with the dark background contrasting the white snowy tree and snow falling.

December News Update

A lot happens in a month. From fashion to finance, we are constantly bombarded by headlines from around the world.  Here are the Hawkeye’s picks for what you need to know. Local Snowy...

A silhouetted side profile of someone speaking with a speech bubble.

Policy protects student expression

By Terina Papatu
November 27, 2022

The Edmonds School District (ESD) unanimously adopted a significantly updated freedom of expression policy on Nov. 8 – a policy that sets a high standard for other public school...


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...

The daily activities of the caretakers of Terrace

The daily activities of the caretakers of Terrace

By Terina Papatu and J Gurney
October 21, 2022

While most confuse the two and there are a few similarities, there is a difference between custodial and janitorial staff. There’s not too much of a difference, but as a janitor,...

Freshmen in the stands at orientation enthusiastically putting their hands together to clap along to the cheers theyre learning.

Freshmen learn the MTHS way

By Jakob Nacanaynay and Terina Papatu
September 11, 2022

On Aug. 31, incoming freshmen were given a sample of what the Terrace experience is like at orientation. Two sets of bleachers were almost completely filled by the over 420 students...

September 2022 news update

National Classified documents found by the FBI By Jakob Nacanaynay On Aug. 8, 2022, the FBI raided former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla....

Sophia Pigott serves the ball during tryouts two weeks ago for her second year of volleyball.

Hawks look to make progress on the volleyball court this fall

By Terina Papatu
September 7, 2022

Bump, set, spike! Since the fall sports season starts before school, tryouts for sports teams are held much earlier as well. From Aug. 22-25, volleyball tryouts were held in the...

Damaris Ibrahim kneels on the starting line of the Terrace track, getting ready to race off while looking up at the camera dramatically.

Running full speed into a very bright future

By Terina Papatu
July 15, 2022

From her elementary school days to senior year and onward, senior Damaris Ibrahim has been involved in more activities than one would think is humanly possible. Juggling music,...

Spirit Assembly: Hawks Come Together – At Last

By Terina Papatu, General Staff
April 26, 2022

After two years of virtual community building, MTHS had its first all-school assembly on Thursday, March 31. As COVID-19 restrictions began to loosen, and when the mask mandate...

Sheffield keeps cool in the clutch

By Terina Papatu, Staff
February 9, 2022

So far the 2021-22 basketball season for the Mountlake Terrace women’s basketball team has been amazing, to put it simply. Thankfully, junior forward Mya Sheffield is part of...

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