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Tech, capital levy on Feb. 14 ballot By Charles Divers Hawkeye staff

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The men’s basketball team huddles prior to its game against Shorewood on Feb. 4. The Hawks fell short 55-54 in the regular season finale.

Hawks head to districts as No. 1 seed Terrace finishes with a 19-1 regular season record By Austin McDermott Hawkeye staff

This year, the Hawks scored a combined 586 points more than their opponents. Unfortunately that wasn’t the case on Saturday, Feb. 4, as the team suffered its lone defeat of the season in a 55-54 thriller against the Shorewood Thunderbirds. After leading by two at the half, the Hawks were outscored 13-10 in the 3rd quarter, which ended up being the definitive blow in this close ballgame. Trailing 53-51 with just six seconds left, Shorewood threw the ball inbounds to 6’9” post Josh Hawkinson, but as the Hawks’ Ryan Shannon went in to foul him to stop the clock, they both fell to the ground, and Shannon, clearly shaken up on the play, was slowly helped off the court after a couple of minutes face down

on the ground. He was forced to sit out the last few seconds of the game. Hawkinson sealed the game with two free throws from that foul. But the Hawks didn’t give up there, with just three seconds left on the clock, trailing 55-51 Blake Fernandez hustled the ball down the court and drained a buzzer beating three pointer from about NBA range, bringing the game within one, as time expired. Despite the loss, the Hawks had the two leading scorers of the game, with Marquis Armstead 17 points and Ryan Shannon with 16 points. Big man Coby Russell was held to 10 points, partially due to some questionable officiating and getting into foul trouble early in the first half. Continued on page 11

STEM program featured at Terrace starting in 2012-13 By Erick Yanzon Hawkeye staff

The STEM magnet school program is an exciting expansion of the pre-engineering program at MTHS.  The STEM program is a 4-year program that consists of powerful combination of studies in science, technology, engineering and  math that will be available to all students in the Edmonds School District. MTHS has experienced a significant decline in student enrollment over the past few years and the district is working to address the issue for next year and beyond and hopes STEM will attract students to the school. Principal Greg Schwab said, “I believe that STEM is a good thing for our whole

school as it provides students with another challenging academic program.” This accelerated program will give students a strong and exciting range of classes that will prepare them well for entrance into science and engineering majors at universities in Washington or nationwide. Students are expected to have excellent school attendance, the willingness to work hard in all classes,  a strong desire to take accelerated math and science courses, have problem solving and creative thinking skills and be well-rounded and willing to participate in all aspects of school, including extracurricular activities.  This choice magnet program is open to all incoming 9th  grade students in the Edmonds School District  beginning fall

There will be proposition for a new levy to replace Resolution 11-36, Proposition No. 1. on Feb. 14. The new levy, if passed, will have equal rates to the current one. This rate is 44 cents for every $1000 of home valuation. This means that for every $100,000 a home will have $44 of tax from this levy. With other taxes and bonds, this will have an Overall Estimated Tax Impact of $4.15 per $1000 that will increase to $5.48 per $1000 by 2016. With this levy, an estimated $7.85 million will be collected to pay for new equipment, professional development, tools for organization support and infrastructure upgrades. These technological upgrades will total $22 million. Facility upgrades will cost $9.5 million having a grand total of $31.5 million. If approved, this levy will help to maintain and improve state assessment scores, as well as help graduation rates. With the current levy, the extended district graduation rate, those who graduate past their senior year, is at 94 percent, one of the highest percentages in the state. This is an increase from 80.5 percent in 2008, before the original levy was passed.

DECA members advance to state By Alyssa Vallester Hawkeye staff

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Coby Russell (center) looks for an open man in Terrace’s showdown at Shorewood on Feb. 4.

of 2012. Next year’s 10th graders may also be eligible for this program.  All students take a common core of courses in grades 9-10 focused on preparing students for advanced-level studies at the 11th  and 12th grade levels. Students will be working with their counselors to accommodate requirements needed for graduation.  Students who choose to attend the STEM Magnet School and who reside outside of the MTHS attendance area must maintain enrollment in the full STEM program as stated in the STEM Program of Study.  Students who choose not to maintain their enrollment in the program will be notified that they need to transfer back to their home high school at the end of the semester.  Schwab and assistant principal Peter Schurke will oversee the program. Teachers Craig DeVine, Dan Lafferty, and the current math and science teachers will be in charge of teaching them. Program tours are available on Feb. 8 and 15. Applications must be

Three out of the 24 members of MTHS DECA who competed in Area two placed into state. The Area two competition was held at the Lynnwood Convention Center on Jan. 11. The three members who placed were: Marissa Gilbraith, who took third place for Accounting Applications; Samantha Evensen, who took fifth place for Marketing Management; and Aidan Murray, who took third place for Business Services. They will compete for state on March 8, 9 and 10 in Bellevue, and potentially advance to the national competition. Continued on page 2

delivered to the Main Office at MTHS by 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17.  MTHS has long been known for its strong student achievements in math and science and for its nationally certified PreEngineering program called “Project Lead the Way.” Its location in the Pacific Northwest also puts it in the center of a STEM-based business community surrounded by companies such as Boeing, Microsoft, Fluke, Intermec, Zymogenetics and many others. These companies believe that there  aren’t  enough people with sufficient education and skills in engineering, math and science. This new STEM magnet program is drawing immediate and strong support from local colleges, universities and technologybased companies. These new partners will work together to help create a powerful path for students from high school to college to employment in STEM related fields.


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DECA continues to grow in the local area and the world DECA is a not-for-profit student organization with members from all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Canada, China, Germany, Guam, Hong Kong, Korea, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Its mission is to “prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.” During the competition, participants picked from various marketing related categories, took a 100 question written test and did a role-play in front of judges. The two scores were combined, and the top five in each category qualified for state. “At the Area 2 competition, there were over 600 participants who competed. Some of the high schools that participated were: Mountlake Terrace, Edmonds Woodway, Mukilteo, Kings, Everett, South Whidbey, Cascade, Jackson, and Lynnwood. We had 24 people compete. This was the first year of competition for all but six. For it being a brand new thing they’ve never done before, never had any experience before, I think they worked… I think they did a really good job. It’s hard to prepare for something you’ve never experienced before,” Mrs. Gilbraith said. DECA is open to all students. Being in marketing or business classes would be beneficial but not prerequisites upon joining DECA. “In DECA, they learn about business situations, customer service, professional communication, professional attire, and etiquette in the business world. They also have opportunities to apply for scholarships,” Mrs. Gilbraith said. For other DECA members who didn’t qualify for state, there are other things in store for the rest of the school year. There are going to be guest speakers from the community, such as Nordstrom’s Dress for Success and possibly a visit from Rotary Club. Following these, the whole club is going to do some community service event before the year is up, according to Mrs. Gilbraith. This year is Mrs. Gilbraith’s first year as advisor. “It’s been challenging keeping up with paperwork, but it’s also been fun and exciting. I think it will just get better as I learn the ropes, ‘cause I’ve never been to a competition [before], like many of the members. It’s easier to do things when you’re better prepared,” Mrs. Gilbraith said. DECA is planning for its advocacy campaign this February to celebrate career and technical education (CTE) month.

Twitter now trending at MTHS By AnhViet Nguyen News Editor

If you have a friend who uses terms such as tweet, hashtags, DMs and retweet, chances are, your friend is using Twitter. Twitter, the social networking and microblogging service, has begun to slowly catch on among MTHS students. It allows users to send and read posts of up to 140 characters. Some use Twitter as a personal journal or to communicate with other people but sometimes it is pointless babble. “I started using Twitter back in ‘09 because it was the new thing, and I was able to post things that I knew a lot of people wouldn’t see,” junior Marissa Gilbraith said. Twitter, launched in 2006 and based in San Francisco, allows users to follow other people’s tweets in real-time and provides an alternative to rival social networking giant Facebook. “I use Twitter on a regular Kyra Dahlman | H basis. I’m kind of obsessed,” Twitter, the social networking device, has become increasingly popular over the past few junior Taylor Johnson said of months at MTHS. awkeye

her Twitter use since 2009. She uses it to follow celebrities such as Justin Bieber and meet other people around the world who share similar interests. While Twitter has a smaller user base than Facebook, it allows its users to post their thoughts and ideas with ease. Senior Jalen Pahinui is a newcomer to Twitter but now uses it everyday to let people know what’s on his mind. “It actually is helpful. I get to see what people are up to and some people’s tweets get me to laugh, which is nice,” he said. Gilbraith would disagree though. She said, “Twitter is not very useful to me, it just lets me waste time and stalk people’s lives without it being creepy.” The Hawkeye uses Twitter to send updates of major athletic events, allowing those unable to make it to the game to follow along on their computer or mobile device. Twitter’s surge in popularity at Terrace will likely continue as long as the service grows and emerges.

Same-sex marriage bill passes state senate But a long battle continues towards equal rights for lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgendered people By Will Khadivi

nor’s seat, many congressional elections and an initiative to legalThe Washington state senate ize marijuana for personal use. passed a bill to legalize same-sex With this major development in marriage in Washington on Feb. gay rights for our state, it is easy to 1. The bill must now be passed by forget that the problem of gay bulthe state House of Representatives, lying still exists, even in the halls which appears to be likely, and of MTHS. must receive the signature of Gov. According to the Gay, Lesbian, Chris Gregoire. & Straight Education Network Washington is on track to become (GLSEN) a 2009 survey of 7,261 the seventh state to legalize same- middle and high school students sex marriage and the second larg- found that at school nearly 9 out est state to do so behind New of 10 LGBT students experienced York. harassment at school in the past “An overwhelming amount of year. constituents have sided with my “Last year, I got picked on a lot,” own belief, that all Washington sophomore Jayla Gomez said. “In citizens deserve the chance to be one of my classes people would equal under the law,” state senator pick on me, off campus people Rosemary McAuliffe (D-Bothell) would make fun of me and when in a press release. “We are free to I was walking home someone believe whatever pushed me into a we choose, howpuddle.” “While I’m sure that ever we must take The harassthere is still bullying steps to ensure ment doesn’t stop in the halls and in we live in a state just with stuthe classrooms, the and world where dents. Some Gay, number of reports our laws protect Lesbian, Bisexual, that been coming human rights for and Transgender in have been going all.” (LGBT) students down.” After governor have encounPeter Schurke Gregoire signs the tered homophobia Assistant principal bill, conservative among staff memreligious groups bers and substitute plan to collect signatures to try to staff members. force the issue to the November “I was using a girl’s bathroom ballot. and a sub walked in glared,” senior If the referendum succeeds, our Laura Karnoski said. “She did a state’s airways may be crammed double take and walked outside to with advertisements from many check to see if the [restroom] signs out-of-state interests on both sides were correct. I actually confronted of the issue, especially since this her about it because it was very year’s ballot will include a presi- uncomfortable for me.” dential election, an open goverStaff members and adminisHawkeye staff

tration urge any instance of bullying to be reported right away. “Any bullying anywhere is a major problem,” assistant principal Peter Schurke said. “While I’m sure that there is still bullying in the halls and in the classrooms, the number of reports that have been coming in have been going down.” Despite pleas from staff members, many LGBT students are uncomfortable, embarrassed, many times scared. “Bullying is not going to be tolerated,” Schurke said. “If bullying is happening, we need people stepping up and reporting it. I hope they feel comfortable [reporting it].” “It made me really depressed and I would just shut down,” Gomez said. “I just really didn’t want to talk about it.” Some students are simply too caught up with everyday life and find reporting an issue to be a long, inconvenient process. “They wanted me to jump through bureaucratic hoops to file a formal complaint because my verbal reiteration of that happened was apparently not enough to do or say anything,” Karnoski said. MTHS does have a Gay Straight Alliance that works to be a place of acceptance for all students, regardless of sexual orientation and organizes the version of “National Day

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of Silence” at MTHS every April to draw attention to the bullying of LGBT students. “We have had kids be absolutely terrified [to come out] in the past,” P.E. teacher Susan Lahti said. “All of society is advancing, but I’d like to think that Terrace is advancing faster than the rest of society.” Some students see progress for the rights of gay students but often less for the rights of transgendered students. “Overall, Mountlake Terrace is a pretty good school to go to if you’re gay,” Karnoski said. “If you’re transgendered, you’re kind of out of luck anywhere just because it is such a small and misunderstood minority.” Even as our society progresses and is becoming more accepting of LGBT people, bullying is still happening in schools. “I think we’ve come a long way, but we still have a ways to go,” Lahti said.


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A modest observation…

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Maybe, just maybe, bringing people together isn’t always a good idea O

ur ASB has been working tirelessly to make our school a better environment. They want everyone to be included, they want everyone to be celebrated and they want everyone to be friends. They have spent hours on large posters, made with a substantial amount of paint and paper. They want to get everyone engaged with everyone, they want everyone to socialize, they want everyone to hang out together, and they want everyone to have a great day. Well, here’s a mesHarrison Mains sage to the ASB: Stop. Just stop Hawkeye Staff it. You’re doing more harm than good. We the students work very hard to develop social circles. This eliminates the need to be around people we’ve profiled as the ones whose company we would not enjoy. When someone new and interesting enters the circle, it happens naturally, without disturbing the delicate balance of the group. Let’s call this “Social Osmosis,” the selective friendship of the high school environment. What the ASB thinks of as social rejection, intolerance, or exclusion, is actually the group’s permeable membrane, that lets only constructive people into the group to maintain healthy relationships between everyone in the group. What the ASB is trying to do is eliminate the impersonality of common high school acquaintances to the point of serious uncomfortable and awkward experiences for those who want to stay in their circle where it’s safe. Some people do not like the majority of the people they observe in high school, and by forced socialization (Mix-It-Up), they are the ones who become alienated. This isn’t all the ASB has done. While the enthusiasm of the people who stand by the door and give out high-fives is appreciated by some, many other people do not want highfives. Many people do not want to be told to have a great day by students. And for some reason, Culture Week has been the time when many people stand by the door and applaud anyone who walks in, giving out candy and playing awful pop music. There are two issues with this; first, when surrounded by strange people applauding for no reason, some people become very uncomfortable, and it can ruin their mood. A lot of times, people don’t want the kind of attention the ASB seems to want to give everyone, and those people are being forced to smile uncomfortably before starting their school day. The other problem is that some kids love it. Studies have shown that American kids rank number one in confidence, while falling behind in most everything else. This is evident when you look at the

laughing students in low-hanging pants and backwards hats (many of them awkward and white), hanging out in groups and talking about their favorite parts of “Call of Duty”, last night’s episode of “Family Guy”, and of course, all the homework and studying they must be getting done in the meantime. Good. Let them stay in their groups, away from the people who think differently about life, but do they really need the extra confidence? Should we be encouraging the behavior that makes people hate America? And then, when people use the other door, some of the ASB members are rude to them. Some people only want to be on their way. If they don’t want a high-five, they certainly don’t want to be spoken to in a condescending tone of voice. Who wants to hear, “Thanks a lot,” for refusing a service they didn’t ask for? This couldn’t possibly be an inconvenience on the people running the door. Have I offended you by saying I don’t care for terrifyingly positive and undeserved attention from complete strangers? Also, the idea of a Multicultural Week is

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fine, but the execution was very misguided. The presentations and performances at lunch period were great, but it didn’t feel like there was much point. It was unclear what the ASB was really trying to accomplish. We didn’t really have a presentation one of the days (although, there were some kids playing Hacky Sack, so maybe we were celebrating white people), and there are simply more than four different races at this school. According to the new rules of public school, either everyone gets celebrated, or no one gets celebrated, and perhaps some races at this school felt underrepresented because of the week. However, I will give the ASB credit, because the poster of the arm with patches of skin from different races was truly terrifying. The ASB is alienating people by trying to bring everyone together. They are tearing this school apart and ruining people’s days with their assumption that everyone loves to be celebrated and in the spotlight in front of lots of people they have no interest in associating themselves with. Please, please, for the love of god, stop the insanity now before it gets any worse.

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SOPA has a bigger and tougher brother to be worried about Y

es, the proud crusaders for freedom have sent in enough emails to their legislators to save the internet for today. It is time to move on to the next piece of legislation that will “destroy the free flow on information as we know it”. The “Stop Online Piracy Act”, or SOPA, has been reduced to a shadow of its former self but before the smoke has even cleared there is already another to take its place. The “Anti-Counterfeiting Trade David Krienke Agreement”, or ACTA, is simHawkeye Staff ply SOPA’s younger brother. ACTA a global agreement created so that multiple first world countries could adopt a single copyright protection act. ACTA has such enjoyable features as a “Three Strikes” system which will shut off a customer’s internet after too many copyright infringements and legal practices that would “encourage” the cooperation of rights-holders and your Internet Service Provider. ACTA has already been passed by 31 signatories. It’s not too late to call up your local representative and stop this in its tracks though. We’ve already proved that simply emailing your legislator can stop a bill. We can simply do it again and when the next bill is introduced, we do it again. Indeed, all we have to do is email our legislators ad nauseam and convince them to do anything we want. This sort of easy protesting was best summed up on Snopes “‘protest’ schemes that don’t cost the participants any inconvenience, hardship, or money remain the most popular, despite their ineffectiveness.” All it takes is a single bill to pass and all of the “hard work” that has been put in will be for naught. All too often people complain about their government

and talk about how someone should really do something about it. Somehow these people that want things done the most are actually the ones that are the least likely to actually do something. Here’s a mind blowing idea, actually prove that you’re against these bills. Put your money where your mouth is. Stick to your boycotts, even if you’re only one person you still have an impact on their bottom line even if it’s only .001 percent of their profits. If one person starts it maybe the next will follow. But perhaps boycotting is not your thing. Then spend some time corresponding with your law makers discussing ways that copyright can be reformed to fit the needs of the rights owners and of the end user allowing both parties to profit from the situation in an appropriate way. Merely protesting bills without offering any solutions is what leads to gridlock. There’s this popular idea that the government only looks out for people who give them money, when really they the intent of government is to keep things stable and that often directly involves making sure there is a strong middle class. However these officials and lawmakers are fed very convincing statistics that show a slanted view of the situation. But bills like SOPA and ACTA would never even be proposed in the first place if there was any belief that they would hurt more than they would help. The greatest of wrongs are found beneath a layer of the best intentions. Citizens are accountable for the political process just as much as the Senators. The United States is a democracy, you have a vote you have a voice and you have a say. Use your rights to your advantage that is what they are there for. Do not be afraid of your government, because ultimately a government is there to protect the interests of its people, and citizens are actually considered people.

The race for the Republicans

There are differences between Romney’s and Gingrich’s campaigns

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s most of you already know the Republican replace bilingual education with immersion in English Primary is well underway. The candidates have so people learn the common language of the country debated in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and and they learn the language of prosperity, not the Florida, and along the way language of living in a ghetto.” He was referring to all of their radical ideas and how many students currently don’t speak English, but empty promises have come Spanish in schools. This language gap creates a hole in out. The famous Republican education, and while English immersion would be a policy endorsed by candi- good idea, calling Spanish the language of the ghetto dates such as Newt Gingrich was uncalled for. and Mitt Romney is the Romney is also a major front-runner for the repubtrickle down system. lican position. He has repeatedly said that if elected, In this system, the he will repeal ObamaCare. To put it in a nutshell, wealthy are given tax cuts. ObamaCare makes all large businesses provide healthConner Worman Supposedly, the wealthy are care to employees, the elderly have medicare which Hawkeye Staff to invest this money into is free for people over 65, and people who don’t buy businesses. Then this will it are fined. Through all of the promises to repeal it, open new jobs and provide Romney designed a care plan called RomneyCare in lower pricing on goods. This may sound good in Massachusetts that is almost identical to ObamaCare. theory but csmonitor.com shows that “in countries It too has the mandate to penalize all people withlike ours that cut the top marginal tax rate, income is out insurance because if that person gets hurt, the a lot more skewed meaning that state and people should not “We should replace bilingual it has not shown any real ecohave to pay for his care, he education with immersion in English nomic help. Now the bottom and should. so people learn the common middle class of America are payRomney also has the idea to language of the country and they ing more taxes than the wealthy solve our illegal immigration learn the language of prosperity, not class. This inequality of income problem, “Self Deportation.” the language of living in a ghetto.” is just ridiculous. Why should It is basically just saying Newt Gingrich a man trying to raise his family that if we do not provide Republican candidate that is barely scraping by in this the things that normal famieconomy have to pay more taxes lies get to illegal immigrants, than the CEO of a corporation? It is outrageous and they will leave on their own. A fine solution but it cannot be allowed to happen. hasn’t worked so far, mainly because we have been Each candidate has made empty promises or offen- providing free health care and a free education to sive comments. Take Gingrich; he has promised that everyone, including illegal immigrants. by his second term in office, he will have an American As long as we are providing these incentives, why colony on the moon. With our federal deficit currently would anybody leave? Republican ideals are not in the above fifteen trillion dollars, where will we get the right place. money to launch a multi-billion dollar space program? We need a solid leader, and even though Obama may If Newt succeeds to become president, this money will have not lived up to expectations that some had, he is probably come from tax hikes to the lower and middle a better leader than the Republican candidates in these class. troubled times. Obama has ended wars, created jobs Also, Gingrich made a comment back in 2007 that and gotten things done while the Republican candihas come back to haunt him. He said, “We should dates are saying what we want to hear.

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Tolo – just another chance for inappropriate outbursts

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olo is meant to be a time for the girls to come up with a creative way to ask the boys at their school to the “Sadie Hawkin’s Dance.” We’ve all seen some of the creative ways that girls ask guys to Tolo around the school such as colorful posters or balloons that spell out “Tolo.” It is a time when the sexes switch roles: instead of the boys paying, the girls buy the tickets and treat them to a good night filled with food, fun and dancing. We all know that recently at our dances, both sexes grind on the dance floor while the staff and chaperones watch, but say nothing to the offenders. It can be a very inappropriate situation for everyone, so why is it that the ASB proceed to plan dances for us students to attend? Obviously, it’s to raise money for funding purposes, but can’t they find any other way to raise the money appropriately? More people attend the Homecoming dances than the Spring Fling or Tolo, meaning that more money is made during the Homecoming dance. Yes, Spring Fling and Tolo are a fun time, but we all agree that this is yet another opportunity for the students at this school to behave inappropriately without any consequences.

Love shouldn’t be saved just for a single “holiday”

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hough not an official holiday, Valentine’s Day is accepted by many as a time to show affection to others. You have the cute cards, chocolates, and flowers. For some, love is important and deserves a special day. Some feel it can be an excuse to splurge on a fancy dinner. People who don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day often appreciate everyday acts of kindness rather than receiving expensive gifts once a year. Rather than showing affection with gifts once a year, why not make an effort to show that you care with gestures every day? On the other hand, people who celebrate Valentine’s Day believe that it is not just a commercial holiday; it is also about complementing each other, celebrating love, and an excuse to say “I love you.” Sometimes little things count so much more in life, like receiving a homemade card, or a small box of your favorite chocolates. Valentine’s Day is just another day to show kind gestures to someone, and to celebrate love.

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his year’s men’s basketball team is special a large group of people can stay on the same and it is evident to anybody who has seen page because it takes immense dedication and them play. With a near perfect run through the commitment to pull a production like that off. regular season, the Imagine this: a school that works together team seems unbeat- where people pick each other up, instead of able heading into putting each other down; a school where the postseason. people are genuinely concerned for the wellThere are a couple being of others; and a school where people are of things that stand dedicated and committed to whatever their out to me when passion may be. they play: teamAll it takes is a small contribution from each AnhViet Nguyen ASB Public Relations Officer work and attitude. person to turn something good into something No team in the great. How are you going to make today a betstate works together as well as Terrace does. ter day for someone else? All the guys can contribute and the result is a With fewer than 100 school days remaining seamless offense and an impenetrable defense on the calendar, it seems like the school year that is downright scary is flying by, especially for “Imagine this: a school for other teams. my fellow Big ASB officers that works together Good things don’t hapand I. In fact, it’s gone by where people pick each pen if you don’t have the so quickly that elections other up, instead of right mindset and attifor next year’s Big ASB putting each other down; tude. At the beginning of are already underway. a school where people are the season, the “Road to Petitions are available if genuinely concerned for Dome” saying was born, you are interested. If you the well-being of others.” giving the team a tangible have any questions about goal. So far, the team elections, the positions, hasn’t lifted its foot off the gas pedal. the commitment or anything else that crosses Yes, the team has very talented basketball your mind, feel free to ask anyone of us in Big players. However, they are genuinely good 6. people, too. Over the years, I’ve had the opporA couple more quick ASB announcements: tunity to get to know some of the guys and I Tolo is this Friday, Feb. 10 in the HUB from 9 see them, first and foremost, as outstanding p.m. to midnight. Terrace Idol is on Feb. 8 and people. That’s what makes them even easier to Feb. 15 in the theater. root for. It has been an exciting start to the school The playoffs start this week and hopefully, by year and second semester figures to be just as the time I write my next column, we’ll be celexciting. ebrating a state championship. NOTE: The Hawkeye provides the ASB Speaking of good teams, the drama departspace each issue in the Opinion section as ment’s musical “All Shook Up” was a showcase part of our mission as an open public forum. of all-around talent. Despite the mid-January snowstorm, they were still able to turn in some great performances that sold out the theater on multiple nights. It amazes me at how such

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ow that we’re into the second semester friends are taking. If you plan to go to college, of the school year, the next thing we get there are requirements that you need to fulfill to start working on is registration for 9th, in your high school courses now. Talk to your 10th and 11th counselor and learn what those requirements graders. The regare so that you have the door to college open istration process to you when you graduate. Likewise, if you is really critical to plan to go a vocational school or some other us as we use this work training program, make sure you take information to courses now that can help get you there when help us determine you graduate. We have some incredible vocawhich classes we tional programs available to you both within Greg Schwab MTHS Principal are going to offer our district and through out-of-district proand how many grams. Again, talk to your Counselor. They sections of regular and honors classes to offer. are experts in these programs and can help Our registration process is based on what stu- get you where you want to go. dents tell us they want to take and we use this Take the time to actually fill out the information to build our forms and turn in your “Think about what your schedule. With that being Registration paperwork. future plans are beyond said there are some things If you don’t turn in your high school. This is what that are critical for you all course selections, we’ll you should determine your to consider as you think do this for you. Your classes – not what your about your classes for next counselor will build friends are taking.” year. you a schedule based on First, be very sure about the elective, honors your needs but you will have no input into and AP classes you choose to take. While it the classes you take next year. And there will is not impossible, we are pretty limited in be little to no opportunity for you to change our ability to make schedule changes once we your schedule if it is created by your counselhave decided which classes to offer each year. or. If you want to have input and the chance Every year students come to the Counseling to select your classes, turn in your completed Office at the start of the new year and want forms by the deadline. to drop a class after they chose it. Sometimes Finally, I want to thank our counselors – the reasons for needing to drop are valid, Ms. Salvatore, Ms. Ummel, Ms. Petterson, Ms. but sometimes they are not. Learn about the Mosholder and Ms. Egger, and our secretarclasses you plan to take before you select ies, Ms. Runkel and Ms. Stewart for the amazthem. Educate yourself on the requirements ing work they do to prepare us for registration for the class. Go talk to the teacher during every year. Thanks also to Ms. Spellman in Registration and find out about the class. It the Career Center for her help organizing the is really important that you make educated upcoming Electives Fair. These staff members choices so that you are in the classes you will work incredibly hard to make sure the regisbe happy with for the whole year. tration process goes smoothly. NOTE: The Hawkeye provides the school Think about what your future plans are administrators space each issue in the beyond high school. This is what should Opinion section as part of our mission as an determine your classes—not what classes your open public forum.

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“[For Valentine’s Day] I’m “I’m going to hangout with my girlfriend.” going to a Brad Paisley concert.”

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war was won solely throu gh air dominance. In spring 1944 the 332 nd moved out to meet up with the 99th near a cit y in Ita ly along the Ad riatic coast where they escorted the 15t h Air Force heavy strategic bo mbing raids that struck much of Ge rman influence in Europe. The 99th Pursuit Squadro n earned three Disting uished Un it Citations during W WII and the pilots of the 332nd ear ned around 10 00 total awards and decorations. The Tuskegee airmen were heavi ly respected by the bomber squadrons yet they still faced racism from elsew here. W hen Truman ended segregati on in 1948 the Tuskegee Airmen found themselves in heavy demand.

he Tuskegee Ai rmen were a group of fighter pilots wh o fought in W WII. They were forma lly the 332nd Fighter Group an d the 99th Pursuit Squadron. They were the first African American milita ry pilots in the United States Arme d forces. This was during a period where ma ny blacks were subjected to Jim Crow laws and the idea of “Se parate but Equa l”. The military wa s no different and separated by race too . To discourage black men from signing up to be pilots the war depart- WWII Tuskegee Airmen Stats ment put heavy criteria on what these • 15,533 combat sorties, 311 missions men needed to be viable candidates. • 262 German Planes destr oyed, 112 These high requirements of which shot down in air only ser ved . to contribute to the succes s these men • 950 veh icles includ ing rai lca rs ultimately achieved. destroyed. In April 1943 the 99 th Pu rsu it • One destroyer sunk Squadron was sent into North Africa • On ly 25 Bombers los t du ring where they were told to escorts attack severa l strategic islands in the Me diterranean • 150 of 445 Airmen we re kil led and open the water ways during the war. to the Allied invasion of Sicily by Jun e. Ultimately the Squad succeeded an d it became one of the few cases wh ere a ground

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These views ultim ately led to his resignation in 1829 . Russw urm then emigrated to the Republ ic of Mar yland in Liberia which wa s an American Colony in Africa intended for freed A frican-A m erican slaves. Russw ur m bega n work ing as the Colonial Secr etar y for the American Coloni zation Society. In 1836 John be came the first black governor of the Mar yland sect ion of Liberia . Russw ur m ultimately led to an increase of diplomat ic and trade relat ions w ith countr ie s neig hb or ing Liberia.

ussw urm was an American Abol ition ist wh o is best know n for hi s ne w spap er “Freedom’s Journa l”. It was the first A frican A m erican ow ned and operated N ewspaper in United States hi story and was published from 18 27-1829. Russw ur m at tend ed Hebron Academy in Mai ne where he “We w ish to plea focused on his stu d ou r ow n dies and earned cause. Too long have ot he the nick name “H rs spoonest John”. In ken fo r us. Too long has 1826 Russw urm be th e pubcame the third lic been deceived by misrep A frican A merican resenof al l time tation, in things which conc to graduate from ern an American us dearly. ” College. A year lat er “Freedom’s “Usefu l knowled Journa l” was first ge of ever y published as an kind, and ever yt hing th abolitionist newspa at relates per intent on to A fr ic a, shal l find a the opposition of ready slavery. admission into ou W hen his colle r co lu m ns ; and ag ue Sa muel as that vast continent be Corn ish left th co mes e paper in dairly m ore known, we trus September of 1827 t th at John became many th ings will come to the Senior Edito light, r and beca me prov in g that the natives a proponent of of it are colonializat ion neither so ignorant nor of Africa by Afric stupid an Americans. as they have genera lly be That is send ing en supback A fr ican posed to be.” Americans to th e “Homeland ”.

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angston Hughes was at the forefront of the cu ltu ra l revolution in Harlem of the ’20s and ’30s known as th There is some de e “Harlem Renaissan bate among biog ce.” His first poem raphers wh et her Hughes was “The Negro Spea ks actually of Rivers” was pub- a homosex ua l man and is fre lished in 1921 an quently d later became hi s compared to Walt W hitman signature poem. . H ughes based much of hi Rather than at te s sty le off of Walt mpt ing to create W hitman an d it would not be a equa lit y throug h str etch an integrat ion of to say he wa s actually a second European culture W into the back popu alt - W hitman. lation Hughes fel t that it was mor O ne of Hughes best kn e important to reco own poems gnize the actual sit u- is tit led “I, Too, Sing Amer ation of African ica” and Americans and ho w is a response to W hitman’s they even separate “I hear d themselves by sk in America singing” – color within their own communities . Hughes was one of the few that were I am the Darker Br proud of their sk other. in color, he stresse Th ey send me to eat in d the idea of “Black the kitchen is Beautif ul ” in hi When company co s poems and short mes, stories, this is pe But I laugh, rhaps best shown in his poem tit led An d eat well, “My People” publish ed in 1923. An d grow strong. Hug he s w as a prop onent of Communism as an alternative to segTomorrow, regation. His polit ica l affi liations we I’l l be at the table re strong enough that despite never open W hen company com ly decla ring him es. self communist No body’ll dare he was still brought in front of Senato Say to me, r McCarthy during the height of the re “E at in the kitchen,” d scare. Th en. Hughes died on May 22, 1967 of complications after abdominal surger Besides, y related to prostate cancer. His ashes Th ey’ll see how beautif are interred undern ul I am eath a mosaic dedi An d be ashamed – cated to him at th e Arthur Schombu rg Center for Resear ch in Black Cultu I, too, am America re .

e, wherein he sugNA ACP for a tim at t of businesses th gested the boycot d an n io at scrimin practiced racia l di to t ou h ac ould re that the NA ACP sh . ity the commun life to education He dedicated his y. Woodson was and racial equa lit ing an incredibly 1875-1950 well known for be , he used magantroversia l person co on rs that he wrote for iginal pe oodson was the or nes and journa ls zi y or ist ro H te subjects such mediums to deba to introduce Neg as er lat frican A merican d States which as West Indian/A Week to the Unite k ac Bl thout finishing we know as lations. He died wi Re grew into what s wa cyclopedia tit led day. Woodson s six volume en hi Histor y Month to e , on nt ricana” at the ag ves in New Ca “Encyclopedia Af born to former sla ht ug ta was self of 74. Virginia. Woodson ] is merely the logwever his strong ho ; 20 of e ag e “[Racia l Prejudice th til un em ad n, the inev itable down the ac l result of traditio ica work et hic led him e m ca gh instruction to in 1912 he be outcome of thorou ic fast track and r rn ea to e Negro has neve American the effect that th the second African ss re og pr e th Universit y. uted anyt hing to a PhD at Har vard or y contrib ist H n ica er Am an ankind.” Woodson was ople of m pe at th ed iz al re teacher and he ch the history of needed to resear in the US. So with African Americans e s he founded th severa l colleag ue ro eg N e Study of Association for th September 9t h, on y Life and Histor 1915. volved w ith the He also was in

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John Russwurm

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1799-1851

The Tuskegee Airmen

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war was won solely throu gh air dominance. In spring 1944 the 332 nd moved out to meet up with the 99th near a cit y in Ita ly along the Ad riatic coast where they escorted the 15t h Air Force heavy strategic bo mbing raids that struck much of Ge rman influence in Europe. The 99th Pursuit Squadro n earned three Disting uished Un it Citations during W WII and the pilots of the 332nd ear ned around 10 00 total awards and decorations. The Tuskegee airmen were heavi ly respected by the bomber squadrons yet they still faced racism from elsew here. W hen Truman ended segregati on in 1948 the Tuskegee Airmen found themselves in heavy demand.

he Tuskegee Ai rmen were a group of fighter pilots wh o fought in W WII. They were forma lly the 332nd Fighter Group an d the 99th Pursuit Squadron. They were the first African American milita ry pilots in the United States Arme d forces. This was during a period where ma ny blacks were subjected to Jim Crow laws and the idea of “Se parate but Equa l”. The military wa s no different and separated by race too . To discourage black men from signing up to be pilots the war depart- WWII Tuskegee Airmen Stats ment put heavy criteria on what these • 15,533 combat sorties, 311 missions men needed to be viable candidates. • 262 German Planes destr oyed, 112 These high requirements of which shot down in air only ser ved . to contribute to the succes s these men • 950 veh icles includ ing rai lca rs ultimately achieved. destroyed. In April 1943 the 99 th Pu rsu it • One destroyer sunk Squadron was sent into North Africa • On ly 25 Bombers los t du ring where they were told to escorts attack severa l strategic islands in the Me diterranean • 150 of 445 Airmen we re kil led and open the water ways during the war. to the Allied invasion of Sicily by Jun e. Ultimately the Squad succeeded an d it became one of the few cases wh ere a ground

HUGHES

WOODSON

Who are some of the African Americans you believe have earned a place in American history? Who are the African Americans who are making an impact today? Share your thoughts with the Hawkeye by e-mailing us at Feature.Hawkeye@gmail.com or by going to www.thehawkeye.org

Active 1940-1946

These views ultim ately led to his resignation in 1829 . Russw urm then emigrated to the Republ ic of Mar yland in Liberia which wa s an American Colony in Africa intended for freed A frican-A m erican slaves. Russw ur m bega n work ing as the Colonial Secr etar y for the American Coloni zation Society. In 1836 John be came the first black governor of the Mar yland sect ion of Liberia . Russw ur m ultimately led to an increase of diplomat ic and trade relat ions w ith countr ie s neig hb or ing Liberia.

ussw urm was an American Abol ition ist wh o is best know n for hi s ne w spap er “Freedom’s Journa l”. It was the first A frican A m erican ow ned and operated N ewspaper in United States hi story and was published from 18 27-1829. Russw ur m at tend ed Hebron Academy in Mai ne where he “We w ish to plea focused on his stu d ou r ow n dies and earned cause. Too long have ot he the nick name “H rs spoonest John”. In ken fo r us. Too long has 1826 Russw urm be th e pubcame the third lic been deceived by misrep A frican A merican resenof al l time tation, in things which conc to graduate from ern an American us dearly. ” College. A year lat er “Freedom’s “Usefu l knowled Journa l” was first ge of ever y published as an kind, and ever yt hing th abolitionist newspa at relates per intent on to A fr ic a, shal l find a the opposition of ready slavery. admission into ou W hen his colle r co lu m ns ; and ag ue Sa muel as that vast continent be Corn ish left th co mes e paper in dairly m ore known, we trus September of 1827 t th at John became many th ings will come to the Senior Edito light, r and beca me prov in g that the natives a proponent of of it are colonializat ion neither so ignorant nor of Africa by Afric stupid an Americans. as they have genera lly be That is send ing en supback A fr ican posed to be.” Americans to th e “Homeland ”.

Langston Hughes

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1902-1967

angston Hughes was at the forefront of the cu ltu ra l revolution in Harlem of the ’20s and ’30s known as th There is some de e “Harlem Renaissan bate among biog ce.” His first poem raphers wh et her Hughes was “The Negro Spea ks actually of Rivers” was pub- a homosex ua l man and is fre lished in 1921 an quently d later became hi s compared to Walt W hitman signature poem. . H ughes based much of hi Rather than at te s sty le off of Walt mpt ing to create W hitman an d it would not be a equa lit y throug h str etch an integrat ion of to say he wa s actually a second European culture W into the back popu alt - W hitman. lation Hughes fel t that it was mor O ne of Hughes best kn e important to reco own poems gnize the actual sit u- is tit led “I, Too, Sing Amer ation of African ica” and Americans and ho w is a response to W hitman’s they even separate “I hear d themselves by sk in America singing” – color within their own communities . Hughes was one of the few that were I am the Darker Br proud of their sk other. in color, he stresse Th ey send me to eat in d the idea of “Black the kitchen is Beautif ul ” in hi When company co s poems and short mes, stories, this is pe But I laugh, rhaps best shown in his poem tit led An d eat well, “My People” publish ed in 1923. An d grow strong. Hug he s w as a prop onent of Communism as an alternative to segTomorrow, regation. His polit ica l affi liations we I’l l be at the table re strong enough that despite never open W hen company com ly decla ring him es. self communist No body’ll dare he was still brought in front of Senato Say to me, r McCarthy during the height of the re “E at in the kitchen,” d scare. Th en. Hughes died on May 22, 1967 of complications after abdominal surger Besides, y related to prostate cancer. His ashes Th ey’ll see how beautif are interred undern ul I am eath a mosaic dedi An d be ashamed – cated to him at th e Arthur Schombu rg Center for Resear ch in Black Cultu I, too, am America re .

e, wherein he sugNA ACP for a tim at t of businesses th gested the boycot d an n io at scrimin practiced racia l di to t ou h ac ould re that the NA ACP sh . ity the commun life to education He dedicated his y. Woodson was and racial equa lit ing an incredibly 1875-1950 well known for be , he used magantroversia l person co on rs that he wrote for iginal pe oodson was the or nes and journa ls zi y or ist ro H te subjects such mediums to deba to introduce Neg as er lat frican A merican d States which as West Indian/A Week to the Unite k ac Bl thout finishing we know as lations. He died wi Re grew into what s wa cyclopedia tit led day. Woodson s six volume en hi Histor y Month to e , on nt ricana” at the ag ves in New Ca “Encyclopedia Af born to former sla ht ug ta was self of 74. Virginia. Woodson ] is merely the logwever his strong ho ; 20 of e ag e “[Racia l Prejudice th til un em ad n, the inev itable down the ac l result of traditio ica work et hic led him e m ca gh instruction to in 1912 he be outcome of thorou ic fast track and r rn ea to e Negro has neve American the effect that th the second African ss re og pr e th Universit y. uted anyt hing to a PhD at Har vard or y contrib ist H n ica er Am an ankind.” Woodson was ople of m pe at th ed iz al re teacher and he ch the history of needed to resear in the US. So with African Americans e s he founded th severa l colleag ue ro eg N e Study of Association for th September 9t h, on y Life and Histor 1915. volved w ith the He also was in

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Dietary decision: To be or not to be a vegetarian By Roxana Velea, Serafina Urrutia, and Maria Balcita Hawkeye staff

Being a vegetarian, according to the Google dictionary is “a person who does not eat meat, and sometimes other animal products.” There are three main reasons why people are or become vegetarians, for morals, religious reasons, or for health reasons. Some other reasons are simply not liking it, for ethical or philosophical, environmental, political reasons. “I don’t believe in what the slaughter houses do, and think that it is harmful,” freshman Peyton Vannoy said. A person who eats no other meats except fish is considered a pescatarian, or pesco-vegetarian. Just a step further is a person who is vegan. Vegans do not eat meat, animal products or use animal products. Some people are vegetarians because of their morals, who believe it is wrong to eat animal meat. This ties back to animal cruelty. Ever wonder exactly what the process is that meat goes through to get to your fridge? Let’s use poultry as an example. According to Veganpeace.com, “Every year, more than 9 billion chickens raised and killed for their

meat in the United States.” From the moment a chick hatches from its egg, it starts its life in an incubator drawer, until it is delivered to the “boiler house”. After being born chicks go through a process were the ends of their beaks are permanently burned off. Until they fully mature, they are forced to live in huge sheds called “grower houses”, where they are genetically altered by manipulating them to grow until their bodies can’t keep up their heart and lungs and their legs break from no longer being able to support their weight. The use of artificial lighting causes them to eat as much as possible. After they reach the desired weight they are transported to the slaughterhouse were a percentage of them die off from freezing temperatures or suffocation in the summer. This is where

they are hung by their feet from shackles on a moving rail to be stung by electrified water, while still fully conscious. Although because poultry is excluded from the Humane Slaughter Act, lower currents than necessary are used and stunning

them is not necessary. This is the simple answer to why some people choose to not eat poultry. Many become vegetarians for religious reasons. Religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and the Seventh Day Adventists encourage vegetarianism. Other religions such as Christian “I don’t believe in what Orthodox have food restrictions the slaughter houses were they are not allowed to condo, and think that it is sume meats, dairy products, or harmful” sweets curtain periods during the year; called fasting, as a sign for Peyton Vannoy Mths Student self-discipline and respect towards god. Other reasons people become vegetarians are because they just don’t like eating meat, this is also considered a physiolog ica l reason. They might not like the taste or the look of the meat. Some feel that it is disgusting thinking that Abigail Solomon | H they are eating awkeye

what was once a living thing. As for ethical or philosophical reasons, many believe that animals are not ours to eat, should not be raised for slaughter, and that animal cruelty is wrong. Environmental reasons are that raising livestock takes up half of all food grown and water used in the United States. It also produces more greenhouse gasses than all the cars in the world. Others people become vegetarians for health reasons, such as dietary health problems and to protect themselves from diseases carried by animals. One of the leading causes of heart failure in the United States is high consumption of meat or animal products such as, pork or eggs. These foods can cause humans’ arteries to clog up with fat, from high cholesterol. Due to the amount of chemicals fed to the animals for them to grow in the short period of time they do, they carry chemicals dangerous to humans in high quantities. There can also be food poisoning cases due to the unsanitary production places and under cooked meat products.

Better sleep makes for a better life By Abby McDermott Hawkeye staff

Teenagers often complain of tiredness and lack of sleep. Most high school students are not receiving the typical recommended 9.5 hours of sleep a night. Studies have shown that most teens only get 8.25 hours a night. It is hard when the pressures of school, a job, and a social life take up most of the hours of the day. However, there are some tips one can apply to their life to improve the sleep they do get. It is important to stick to a sleep schedule. Waking up and going to bed at the same times, even on the weekends, will improve the internal body clock and help get the body on a daily schedule, allowing it to go to deeper levels of sleep at night. A nighttime routine has also been proven to be very effective in relaxing the body and telling it to wind down. Exercise can also help nighttime sleep, although avoid excessive activity close to bedtime. Getting the heart rate up just before trying to relax is not a good idea. Naps can help deal with tiredness, but make sure only to limit them to about 10-30 minutes in the afternoon. If it is still impossible to fall asleep, do not keep lying in bed. The anxiety of trying to

“Sleep helps the brain commit new information to memory though a process called memory consolidation.” part of the findings of a harvard university study on sleep

fall asleep and failing keeps one up even longer. Instead of keeping still, get up and do a light activity such as reading a book for 20 minutes or getting a light snack. Sleep is such an important part of the day. It gives the body its proper rest and a chance to recuperate, and get ready for the next day. According to a study at Harvard University, “sleep helps the brain commit new information to memory though a process called memory consolidation.” As the body is sleeping, the brain is hard at work, storing information away and filing it for later use. Getting a good night’s sleep before a big test is ideal instead of staying up late cramming. Sleep also helps boost the immune system. While sleeping, the body releases cytokines which are proteins that are necessary in fighting infection. The more time the body gets to sleep, more cytokines are able to be produced, and the immune system becomes

more effective. Studies have shown that not only those that do not get enough sleep are more prone to illness, but also those who do not get a good night’s sleep are prone. It is not just about quantity, but quality, as well. The National Sleep Foundation says that at least 40 million Americans suffer from over 70 different sleep disorders. Many of these disorders go untreated and undiagnosed, meaning that millions of Americans are hurting their bodies by not allowing them to get the proper sleep they need. Not getting enough sleep results in tiredness, inattention, irritability, lack of concentration, lowered immune system health, and in the extreme case, hallucinations and even death. Sleep deprivation is a serious illness that needs to be discussed with a doctor. Doctors can prescribe sleeping pills that can help reset the internal body clock, and help one get a much better sleep. Getting enough sleep will prepare teenagers for their daily schedules and will also help them be successful in their daily lives. Sleep is a simple but effective tool for conquering the overpowering world of high school.

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Lunch at Edmonds-Woodway ends with a bang By Nick Fiorillo

explosion in a trash can during lunch, it’s nothing to evacuate the building about, but Two homemade bombs exploded at they are having a fire truck come to check Edmonds-Woodway H.S. on Jan. 31. it out,” EWHS freshman Noushyar Eslami No one was injured, and no damage said. Eslami was in class a story above the occurred; however, the incident was taken cafeteria and was able to hear it. very seriously. The fire department reportTrifunovic sent an email out to parents ed to the school immediately. of EWHS students later that day stating, The bombs were placed “Fire District 1 determined inside two trash cans in the that the items were bottles “Any school could school cafeteria and explodwhich contained a combe vulnerable to an ed at around 11:40 a.m. The mon household chemical incident like this.” explosions were during lunch, that when sealed, the presGreg Schwab MTHS principal and students were eating sure forced the bottles to when a loud noise came from explode.” Trifunovic identhe trash cans at the front of the cafeteria. tified the chemicals as Drano and alumiMany students were frightened and con- num. fused. In the email, Trifunovic also commented “It’s scary to think that something would on how videos to create bombs like this happen like that so close to where you are,” can be found on the Internet. When you EWHS freshman Alaina Haig said. search “How to make a bomb” on YouTube, EWHS freshman PJ Kambhirand 109,000 results come up. Many of these viddescribed how there was silence after the eos give specific instructions on creating a explosion. “After it went off it got really potentially dangerous bomb. quiet and no one was Police and Trifunovic say the motive may The talking,” he said. have been to disturb testing, as it was chemicals EWHS principal finals week at the high school. “We have that were Michelle Trifunovic no motive but I suspect someone hoped to used in the bombs at announced over the delay the final exam that was to take place EWHS were intercom what had after,” Trifunovic said. common happened. Many students see the bomb as more of materials “During class, our a prank than an attempt to cause harm. available to principal came onto Eslami called it “just dumb.” anyone the [intercom] and The events have raised questions about the said there was a small preparedness of other schools, including Hawkeye staff

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MTHS, for bomb prevention. “I think this is something that all schools should be concerned about,” MTHS Principal Greg Schwab said. “Any school could be vulnerable to an incident like this,” he said. Schwab says the administration at EWHS “handled the situation very well”. Schwab described the steps he and MTHS administrators would take to handle the situation if it had occurred at MTHS saying, “If something like this were to happen here, we would assess the situation and deter-

mine if the building needed to be evacuated to make sure everyone was safe. We would immediately contact 911 for police and fire response and we would work with them to determine how to proceed.” His plan was practically identical to how EWHS administrators handled the situation. Police are still trying to find out who created and left the bombs at EWHS. Anyone who has information about the incident is urged to call Edmonds Police Department at 425-771-0200.

The need to know’s about Community Transit changes By Erick Yanzon Hawkeye staff

As of Feb. 20, Community Transit will reduce 20 percent of its bus service due to the result of the recession and the slow recovery of the economy. This is the second major service cut in less than three years. These cuts are necessary to bring current expenses below revenues so the agency can continue serving Snohomish County well into the future. Of the 1600 bus stops that Community Transit serves, half of them will be altered. The employees are currently making changes at bus stops to have the correct information to people before the service changes. Current services will continue at all existing stops through Feb. 18. There will be nearly 50 new bus stops. Nine bus routes will be cancelled, but two new ones will be added. The two new routes are the 196th that will serve from Edmonds Station to Alderwood, and the 220th that will go from Arlington to Smokey Point. Many routes will change times and locations. To save money, Community Transit is focusing more of its local service during peak hours, which will be during morning and afternoon when demand is at its highest. Fewer buses will now be served between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on weekdays. Services will end between 10-11 p.m., which means there would be no late-night services. On Saturdays, Swift will serve every 20 minutes, while hourly services will be made on some local routes. New bus plus schedules will be on buses in early February. The Route 112 in front of the school is one of the ways students can get here from home. Senior Deborah Nguyen said, “I walk to school, so I don’t really take the bus that much, but it sucks for some students because they have to walk longer

distance now. They also have to get use with the new time schedule, which is not very easy because they’ve been used in the current schedule for years.” The bus will not go from Edmonds Community College anymore, so running start students will have to take another bus, route 119, to get to the college from school or vice versa. Senior Kimberly Anne Pineda said, “Since I ride the bus to attend classes in Edmonds Community College, the changes in the bus routes would greatly affect my schedule as a running start student. I would have to invest more time travelling from high school to college instead of catching up with school works and other affiliations.” The route will now then be serving Mountlake Terrace Transit Center. From the transit center, it will go through 236th St., and turn a left at 44th Ave. which is part of the current route. It will then pass by MTHS. This time, it’s not going to stop at Lynnwood Transit center, which affects a lot of students who live nearby it. Freshman Rashel Rafat said, “I didn’t even know there will be changes, but it sucks because I live right in front of the transit center, so now I would have to walk longer to get to my stop.” Instead, it will go straight at 44th Ave. It is now also going to have a service at Swamp Creek Park & Ride, and the route will end at Ash Way Park & Ride. Route 113 will now connect with 112 here, instead of Lynnwood. This route will go to Swamp Creek Park & Ride again, and leads its way to Mukilteo Ferry Terminal. The bus will no longer pass the Mountlake Terrace Library, Swedish Hospital, Edmonds-Woodway H.S., and College Place Middle School. For more information, go to www.communitytransit. org/schedules.

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» Postseason hoops Men’s basketball on the Road to Dome, one game at a time »P11

Rave reviews, sellout crowds for ‘All Shook Up’

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Seth Borcherdt in the role of Chad wows the audience and the small town he comes upon on the final night of “All Shook Up,” encouraging the townspeople to dance in the number “C’mon Everybody.”

Production beats the snow By Shannon Beaumont

als had the set involved and the cast had to work around it, using bits and pieces of the “All Shook Up” was a great success despite stage for individual scenes. the snow days that postponed the musical Only a few hours before opening night and cut it one day short. Originally sup- was the set complete when a motorcycle posed to have premiered Jan. 18 and go was lent to the show. through the Jan. 21 at 7 every night, the A problem that occurred the night of premiere moved to Jan. 21 and went on the show was needing microphones. There Jan. 26 and 27 as well. weren’t enough microphones for the perThe cast and crew had been terrified formers and they had to rent some for that the musical they had worked on for those who most needed them. months would have been cancelled, but “The snow days prevented us from having luckily only one night a final dress rehearsal. was and the rest were “That was really one of the That was actually pretbest feelings that I have postponed. ty important because it ever had, watching them All three nights, the allows us to run everysucceed just so amazingly show was booked and thing under show conafter all that they’ve had an estimated 30+ people ditions and gives us the to go through.” were turned away the opportunity to see if Amber Hamman night of the premiere there are any problems Assistant Stage manager having no more seats that need to be addressed open even after bringing extra chairs in. before an audience is able to see the show,” The musical, based loosely off of Jeannie Brzovic, drama instructor, said. Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” is full of “The show itself ran pretty smoothly, music and mayhem, and brings out many with only a few bumps here and there. I am of Elvis Presley’s best songs to emphasize especially proud of the cast, crew and band the crazy love problems going on, includ- who pulled together and made the show ing an interracial love that everyone is happen under such stressful and difficult against, especially since the setting is in circumstances,” Brzovic said. the ’50s. “I was extremely proud of my crew and Starring roles were played by Serena the cast. Taking a week off is really, actually Hohenstein, Seth Borcherdt, Miranda damaging. And to be able to see everything Troutt, John Moore, Marisa Correa, Jordan come together, and it really helped that we McKinney, Michael Londino, Senaiet had such an amazing audience that night, I Zerom, Susannah Faherty, and Calvin just felt like… Oh, wow. It was just… That Martin. was really one of the best feelings that I The musical had rehearsals since October have ever had, watching them succeed just and a few problems had come about aside so amazingly after all that they’ve had to from the snow that piled down the week go through,” Amber Hamman, assistant of the show. stage manager said after opening night of Because of the winter music and dance the fantastic musical. performances that were put on, the set “The musical is awesome, it has a great wasn’t able to be built until after Winter mix of comedy, drama, and interracial datBreak, giving only about two weeks to ing. The pairings were also unexpected,” make the set. audience member Sherill Leppich said folWith the delay, a minority of the rehears- lowing the show. A&E Editor


7 February 2012 | Hawkeye | 11 » New Soccer coach The men’s soccer team has a new leader at the helm »P12

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Sports Season Highlights 18 double digit victories 66.6 points scored per game (1332 total) 37.3 points allowed per game (746 total) 19-1 in second best regular season in school history (20-0 in 2000)

19 of 20 games holding opponents to single digit scoring in at least one quarter Currently ranked No. 3 in 3A classification by Seattle Times

ALL ROADS LEAD TO DOME

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Guard Jesse Zerom (second from left) and post Ryan Shannon (23) scramble for a loose ball in Saturday’s loss to Shorewood, 55-54. The T-Birds’ Josh Hawkinson (24) and Gage Carroll (10) are also going for the ball, as is the Hawks’ post Greg Bowman (far right). Despite the loss – the Hawks’ first of the season – Terrace is the No. 1 seed going into this week’s District Playoffs. The Hawks host the No. 6 seed at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Terraceum.

Hawks finish 19-1, top seed into playoffs Continued from front

For this team to win in the districts, then state, they have to play at an incredibly high level. For the most part of the year, the Hawks have done that. They beat teams by an average of 29.3 points per game. Every win was by double digits, except one against Glacier Peak, where they won by 8 points, but the Hawks pulled out 14 wins by at least 20 points. They were also the only team in all of WesCo to allow fewer than 750 points. Also, the Hawks scored 70 or more points a total of nine times, including a 92-51 rout over Monroe and a 77-17 blowout at Marysville-Getchell. Three players (Blake Fernandez, Marquis Armstead, Ryan Shannon) all averaged more than 10 points per game. Greg Bowman and Loren LaCasse, both sophomores, had six double-digit performances throughout the year. What’s even more impressive, is that LaCasse, who also plays JV, is limited to a total of four quarters of basketball by WIAA rules. Often times, he didn’t come in to games until the third or fourth quarter of varsity games, really limiting his game time. As a team, the Hawks had a combined 62 double-digit individual performances, coming from eight different players, really showing the versatility of this team. At the beginning of the year, people were extremely excited about 6’7” post Ryan Shannon who transferred from Marysville Pilchuck, and expected him to be the leading scorer on this team. Opponents clearly picked up on that, and he was double, or

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Junior wing Marquis Armstead elevates and scores over Shorewood’s senior forward Semir Kadiric.

even triple teamed in most games. This gave him the ability to find his teammates wide open for easy shots. The problem for opponents is that if they don’t closely guard Shannon, or any of the Hawks’ big men for that matter, they are all

capable of putting up 10, 15, 20 points in a single game. Guards and wings did their jobs on the perimeter exceptionally well this year. On Dec. 29, against Marysville-Pilchuck, Armstead lit up the scoreboard for a whop-

ping 31 points – 29 in the first half. Also a huge threat this year, was speedy 6’1” guard, Blake Fernandez. In an 11-game stretch, from Dec. 15 through Jan. 27, he didn’t score fewer than 10 points in a game. In his first year with the varsity squad, 6’4” post Coby Russell has been a great addition, and absolutely dominated opponents, even sometimes with much taller opponents guarding him. In just his second game of the year, on Dec. 6, he outscored the entire Everett Seagulls team, with 21 points in a 59-20 win by the Hawks. This team was able to, for the most part, breeze through the WesCo 3A Conference, but it won’t be so easy to make it to the state tournament at the Tacoma Dome. Other 3A teams getting state-wide attention this year include Kamiakin (Kennewick), Rainier Beach PLAYOFFS! (Seattle), and Seattle The Hawks Prep. These teams host Everett have a long history at 7 p.m. on of dominating in Wednesday, the state tournaFeb. 8 ment, and don’t in the expect this year to Terraceum. be much different. The Hawks This Hawks team are also in definitely has the action at 7 talent to win, and p.m. Friday in the after a tough loss Terraceum against Shorewood, against an they definitely have opponent the tenacity and to be hunger. determined. Through emphatic dunks, to lightning fast breaks, to stunning blocked shots, this team will always go down as one of the best, most talented squads in Mountlake Terrace’s rich basketball history.


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Dancing to the top The hip-hop team has a new coach and continues to make progress in the right direction

New face at Terrace hopes to spark a fire in the heart of the soccer team

By Roxana Valea and Maria Balcita

about what it took to get to district competitions. They are looking forward to On Feb. 11 the hip hop dance team will districts to learn from other teams and be competing in districts against 12 high be inspired. Also, to be able to see what schools, including: Shorecrest and Bishop they need to improve on and be aware of what the other teams are capable of. Blanchet. The dance team started as a giant group A very talented dancer, Javon Williams couldn’t take place as head coach, even of people that just wanted to dance but as a senior student. Albee Abigania was later some thought that it would be challenging, so only the brought in by Javon to most dedicated dancbe interviewed for the “Getting there took a lot ers remained. coach spot on the team; of practice and training. “I had to overcome he quickly became a And since it’s a team and pass through my part of the family as sport we have to make insecurities of breaka coach and instructor sure that everybody is as ing out of my shell this school year. goo as one another.” and dancing in front According to two “Opel” Puratep Dance team member of large crowds, such of the dancers, Julie as our school.” Julie Chhun and Opel says (similar to what Puratep, some of the reasons they joined hip hop are to become the other dancers had to overcome.) It better dancers, relieve stress and most took a lot of practice and long hours after school to get the routines down. Now, all importantly, have fun. “Getting there took a lot of practice of their hard work pays off when they go and training. And since it’s a team sport to districts. They will be giving it their all, we have to make sure that everybody is and would appreciate the support of the as good as one another,” Puratep said student body of MTHS. Hawkeye staff

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Gary Hunter brings a new “flavor” and a new style of coaching that Terrace hasn’t seen yet. By Gurminder Singh Hawkeye staff

The MTHS men’s soccer team will be coached by someone new this year. His name is Gary Hunter and he was a coach at Southern Methodist University as well as at Seattle and Tacoma high schools. He has coached for 17 years and plans to coach more. Ballard High School was the last school Hunter coached at. He coached there for 10 seasons. He is also a P.E teacher there. Hunter attended Seattle Pacific University. There he played on the men’s soccer team, and got his teaching degree. Hunter said his greatest strength is he has “knowledge of the game, played soccer, and brings enthusiasm and energy.” He often tells the players “You’re either getting better or worse.” Hunter said his greatest weakness is that he doesn’t teach at MTHS so he isn’t around the players all day. He is planning to stay and coach the Hawks in the future because he believes, “It’s going to take a few years to get the ball rolling.” A coaching technique Hunter likes to use is film analysis. “I like the players to see the game from film, and then we can critique the film and see where we did well, on offense or defense and maybe where some of our areas are for improvement, I like to do that. And then I like to have small game scrimmages, where you’re playing eight versus eight and you’re working on your offensive and defensive plays and positions,” he said. Hunter is excited about soccer this year. “The WesCo soccer conference is a very, very good conference and I’m really looking forward to the challenge of bringing the players up to a high level and building a competitive program and them enjoying the experience of the season,” he said. Their first soccer game is against Marysville-Getchell on March 13. Tryouts for the men’s soccer team are from Feb. 29 to March 2.

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