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Essentially Unprecedented

Kyra Dahlman | Hawkeye

Jazz 1 members rehearse during first period in preparation for their upcoming performances. The jazz band will be at Hot Java Cool Jazz (March 30) and Essentially Ellington in New York (May 4-6).

Jazz Ensemble 1 returning to NYC Terrace qualifies for Essentially Ellington at Lincoln Center for the second year in a row

By Lauren Krienke Hawkeye staff

Prior to a rehearsal on Feb. 21, band director Darin Faul announced to the Jazz Ensemble 1 members that they had been selected to perform in New York City for the annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival. Hearing the news put the students into complete shock. “When I first heard the news, I thought it was a joke,” senior trumpet player Shawn Semana said. After the initial shock, sheer excitement was showing throughout the Finalist 2000

by Wynton Marsalis. After performances band room, however. Every year, high school jazz musicians from on Saturday, the top three competitors are chosen and will move on to around North America are the final concert on Sunday selected to travel to New “Every year is a night. In the final concert, York to attend workshops, building year for the three competing bands jam sessions, performances us. Every year perform on the stage that and more during the threewe’re working night along with the Jazz at day competition and festihard.” Lincoln Center Orchestra val. Throughout March and Darin Faul April, clinicians will travel with Wynton Marsalis. Instrumental music teacher to the 15 selected schools “This is a huge deal for for a full day of workshops us,” Faul said. Jazz 1 is no stranger to the Essentially and rehearsals courtesy of Jazz at Lincoln Ellington competition, though, and has Center (JaLC). On May 4, the events begin attended in 2000, 2002 (honorable menwith band rehearsals and a clinic put on

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tion), 2005 (third place), 2008 and 2011 (third place). Getting in to the competition this year was more difficult than in previous years. Due to high numbers of auditions for the competition, Jazz at Lincoln Center has to limit the number of bands performing in two consecutive years to just five. The jazz band along with 14 other hand-selected bands will attend this event the first week of May. Among the selected local bands for this festival are a repeat competitor, Roosevelt H.S., and a rookie, Ballard H.S. Continued on page 2 Third Place 2011

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Schwab applies for district’s open assistant superintendent position By Will Khadivi Hawkeye staff

MTHS principal Greg Schwab is now seeking a job as an assistant superintendent in the Edmonds School District. Schwab sent an email to staff on March 8 saying that he was applying to fill a position being vacated by current Assistant Superintendent Ken Limon. “It’s one of those opportunities that has come along,” Schwab said. “I didn’t start out this year thinking that I was going to be

Greg Schwab MTHS Principal

applying for a new job.” In the email, he said that he had been selected for an interview this week. If he were to get the new job at the district, he wouldn’t start until July 1 and would continue

in his current role as principal until the end of this school year. “It’s an incredible opportunity for me to have an impact in helping to shape a system with all the secondary schools,” Schwab said. “The person in this position has the responsibility of working with middle schools and high schools.” Schwab said that it was a difficult decision for him to choose to apply because he loves his job as principal at MTHS. Continued on page 2

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Terrace finishes among Elite Eight in state tourney

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Senior post Coby Russell drives to the hoop for a lay in during the Hawks’ 52-42 loss to Lake Washington in the 3A state tournament at the Tacoma Dome on March 2. For more on the Hawks’ season, see pages 11-12.


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Schwab seeking open assistant superintendent position

The news that Schwab may be leaving caused reactions from many students. “I do think he’s a good principal,” sophomore Jessy Smith said. “I don’t run into him. I don’t talk to him a lot but from what I hear, kids think he’s good and he handles discipline well.” Even if you don’t run into Schwab that often, everyone knows him as someone who cares for students and helps execute student activities such as Mix-It-Up. “He’s kind,” freshman Fiona Naucukidi said. “I don’t really know him that much but I’d miss him.” Schwab has built quite a legacy in his eight years so far as MTHS principal. He became principal at the start of the second year of the experimental small schools program after then principal, Mark Baier, abruptly left to take a job in Oregon. In 2008, Schwab announced the end of the five-year experiment that was the small schools program, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Due to declining enrollment and lack of funding, MTHS switched back to the traditional and comprehensive educational model found at most schools.  His popularity among students and staff alike is almost unanimous and he is highly respected in the Edmonds School District community.  If Schwab were to leave and take the job at the district, a lengthy search process would begin to find a new principal.  If he doesn’t get the new job, he will stay at MTHS as principal. “I love this school, I love the community. I have worked in several different schools in my 24 years in education,” Schwab said. “This is by far the greatest place I’ve ever worked at in terms of the teachers and students.” Continued from page 1

Jazz 1 started off slow but has quickly become a close group

Some 1715 schools from around the world received the Essentially Ellington music and 111 schools from North America sent in recordings to enter the competition. Just 15 schools and one community band were selected to be a part of the Competition and Festival, and of those 15, just five were allowed to come back in succession with last year. Despite the jazz band being comprised of three freshmen and several members who were in Jazz Ensemble 2 last year, members think they will do better this year than they have in previous years. Following the graduation of many seniors, not many people expected success in this year’s jazz band. This could have been a “rebuilding year,” a time to teach newer students the necessary fundamentals instead of focusing on the competitive side of jazz. “It’s unfair to tell the students that this year is our throwaway year, some of them won’t be coming back next year. Every year is a building year for us. Every year we’re working hard,” Faul said. “I don’t believe in rebuilding years.” This year’s jazz band has become a close group, which has helped contribute to its success. “We all like each other, everyone’s nicer towards one another than in previous years,” alto saxophonist Kandin Neri said. “Our sense of teamwork is what’s going to make New York a successful time for us,” Semana said. It wasn’t smooth sailing right from the start though. There was a lot to live up to after the success of last year’s jazz band. “One of our problems earlier this year was confidence. Some members of the band felt like they were in the shadow of last year’s band,” Faul said. “But after successful performances, the kids are gaining confidence and getting better because of it.” The jazz band is going to have an upcoming showcase during PASS before their next performance at Hot Java Cool Jazz on March 30 at 7:00 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre. Tickets for Hot Java Cool Jazz are on sale for $20. “We love performing for the school. Come to concerts, not only to enjoy our music, but to see your friends performing in front of you. It’s a great experience to listen,” Faul said. If you want to listen to the band but can’t make it to New York, you’re in luck. On Jazz at Lincoln Center’s website, there will be a live webcast of the performances, so you can listen to the MTHS jazz band along with other top jazz bands from around the country. The recordings will stay on the website for up to a week where they will be available for downloading.

New ASB officers elected

Only one position contested in a very quiet election By Will Khadivi Hawkeye staff

Over the past few weeks you may have been bombarded with candidates asking you to sign their ASB petition. Well, the elections for next year’s Big Six have come to a quiet finish and with seven people running for just six positions, no formal election was even held. “I think the people who ran Serafina Urrutia | Hawkeye for the positions are well quali- Clockwise from top left: President AnhViet Nguyen, Vice President John Moore, fied and they are all passionate Historian Trung Banh, PR Coordinator Lilianne Nguyen, Treasurer Sydney White about helping our school be a and Secretary Erin Keating. better place,” ASB President-elect AnhViet Nguyen said. “Hopefully more people turn “We [MTHS] have horrible spirit and I feel that we out for class elections because we need talented leaders could definitely do a lot better,” ASB Treasurer-elect in ASB.” Sydney White said. The one contested race for ASB his“We’re going to try to make the assemtorian was held during an informal blies more fun, have more student “I think the people election during lunch in the HUB. involvement,” ASB Public Relations who ran for the Juniors Erika McAuliffe and Trung Coordinator-elect Lilianne Nguyen positions are well Banh gave speeches and were the only said. “I’m going to try my best to do qualified and they two names on the ballot. whatever is needed and let everyone are all passionate After the votes were tallied, Banh know what’s going on [at school].” about helping our was declared the winner. The new Big Six are all experienced school be a better “My plans are to have everyone more ASB members, but only Nguyen has place.” involved in school and for [students] served on the Big Six before. He was AnhViet Nguyen to actually know what ASB is about,” this year’s PR coordinator. ASB President-elect Banh said. “What I’ve seen of them in the past, One big problem with not having [the new ASB members] all have the a formal election during advisory was that students potential to be good leaders,” current ASB Secretary weren’t able to hear what the candidates thought and Bushra Raza said. “Whether they are or are not, only many students aren’t sure what the Big Six even is. time will tell.” “If it was during advisory there definitely would’ve The new members will now start planning for the been more votes. Lots of people leave during lunch,” spring activities assembly in April, class ASB elections sophomore Andy Shehata said. in early May and they will start to look at next year’s With the election behind them, the new ASB mem- budget. bers plan to focus on how to address problems at “I am excited and pumped up about next year and MTHS such as lack of student involvement in the about all of the things that we’re going to be doing,” school or lack of unity among the student body. White said.


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Editorial

You can’t “share” change

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unday, March 4 was a quiet day much like any other, one where not much of anything really happened for the average high school student. However all that changed the very next day, when Invisible Children released a video chronicling the horrors of Ugandan Warlord Joseph Kony. The reaction was immediate and visceral, quiet high school students were disgusted by what had happened and began their David Krienke cry for an international manHawkeye staff hunt almost faster than they could watch on public channels like Facebook and Twitter. As the initial reaction subsided on March 6, the skeptics began to look closer at the details, but not too closely. They began to realize that Kony hasn’t been in Uganda for years, that Invisible Children doesn’t put anywhere near 100 percent of what is donated to them directly towards helping the children impacted in Uganda. They were outraged; the skeptics began to cry out in terror. They wondered how it was possible that a non-profit had anything else to spend money on than what they were founded to fight. However on March 6 the opinion was still overwhelmingly positive, people wanted Joseph Kony dead, they didn’t care what the cost was, they wanted this man brought to justice. This all changed within the next 24 hours because on March 7 Invisible Children was suddenly the villain of global social politics. Ugandans began to post response videos pointing out the inaccuracies, the Ugandan government was insulted that the global community still thought they were fighting a war within their borders. This sort of thing happens far too frequently, some sort of news shows up about human rights violations or atrocities committed in some foreign country – often African – and suddenly everyone on Facebook is a social activist, willing to throw themselves on the line. Well maybe not themselves, but at least some amount of money. Well OK, if not money perhaps they will write about the problem and discuss solutions. Or perhaps they will merely click “Like” on Facebook, act pub-

licly indignant and personally offended as if their lives are directly influenced and that’s all that is necessary of them. This sort of “Slacktivism” is ridiculous; it has no place in society. It’s OK to support a cause but this self-righteousness that crops up every three months is getting ridiculous. It’s tiring to wake up and find a new social fad for people to act like they are changing the world over. It’s the sort of thing that causes long nights of wondering, how can students be so out of tune with the world that they think every time some kid gets offended in a first world country that a government will stop censoring their people, or that Sudan will stop their genocide in Darfur? For the amount that we see complaints about the Republican presidential nominees on Facebook, you’d expect voter turn out rates for people between the ages of 18-29 should be near 100 percent, yet exit polls published by CIRCLE states that only 52 percent of these people will actually go out and vote. Despite what is readily seen by anyone it would appear that people don’t really care about these issues, lest they take an hour out of their day to vote in the process which decides whether something actually gets done about these issues. It’s not just the complacent complaining either. It’s the fact that erroneous conclusions are jumped to in these situations immediately, no one pays attention to any other details, and they just take what they read or see at face value and it never occurs to them that there is a different side to the story. Bias isn’t something that only occurs on Fox News, and yet there is this perception that anything posted on YouTube with flashy graphics backing it up is immediately a well researched and well thought out argument. The most disappointing part of this is just how little real effort it actually takes to learn enough about the issue to discuss it intelligently. There appears to be this demonizing attitude towards actually taking effort to learn about something. Something about the demographic of 15-18 year olds lends itself to a sense of pride in not actually working towards anything or knowing anything. This social construct that it’s easy and effective to simply coast through life and only incidentally learn about something is pathetic. If it requires any critical thought or more than two clicks of the mouse it isn’t worth knowing. This country’s youth must have truly fallen from a distance to be so afraid of actually knowing about and understanding their world outside of their social circles. So as not to appear hypocritical here’s a novel solution to this issue of teenaged complacency: instead of reading about something and wasting your time getting indignant, do something productive. Write a letter to your legislator detailing your complaints and give a proposed action. When you read about a bill that could possibly affect you personally – but probably won’t – then write in to your legislator, make a call, actually talk about the issue rather than simply complaining about it on the Internet.

Kyra Dahlman | Hawkeye

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Hawkeye Staff Editorial

Seattle reacts to Kony

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t seems like everyone’s talking about Kony, but in a surprising turn, Seattleites plan to take to the streets to raise awareness of the Ugandan warlord – “plan” being the operative word. With the interest that Washington citizens show in planned community activities, especially for a cause, it was an enormous surprise how many people showed up to things like Occupy Seattle, or the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. That is, a surprise that people showed up at all. The official prediction? If the people who say they’ll show up want people to think they care, great. To the inevitably small group of people who will actually show up, we’re all proud of whatever difference you make, no matter how small. However, if this event is anything like Occupy Wall Street, the BP oil spill, Haiti, Japan, or any of the other various disasters that have quickly come and gone, those posters won’t even be glanced at come spring.

Team Terrace does not disappoint

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he Hawks’ 0-2 performance during the 3A state men’s basketball championships doesn’t reflect the season overall. What that performance doesn’t tell you is that this basketball team was the best we have had in a long time. Consider this: The Hawks played the eventual 3A champion in the first game (Rainier Beach) and the fourth place team in their second game (Lake Washington). Although the Hawks lost, our team never gave up. Their perseverance throughout the season was substantial and inspirational. We also had the most supportive fans in the state – the Rowdy Rooters. With all that support, the team was eminent in the school. Our season as a whole is what shows our real performance, not our letdown at the Dome. Was our performance disappointing? Yes. Could we have played better? Probably. But, we were among the Elite Eight in the state. Truly, it was a season to remember.

The staff editorial represents the views of the Editorial Board

Policies Mission Statement The Hawkeye’s mission viewpoints on relevant topics. The Hawkeye will is to provide the MTHS community with print as many letters as space allows. Letters must quality, thought-provoking student produced include the author’s name, signature and class or publications. In policy and in practice, the Hawkeye position relative to the letter. Typed or legible, is a designated open forum publication. hand written letters are acceptable, but should In these efforts, the Hawkeye has established not exceed 200 words. The Hawkeye will edit all several open public forums for the exchange letters for accuracy, spelling and grammar. We of information, opinions and artistic expression reserve the right to refuse to print any letter. dedicated to those in the MTHS community. Editorial Cartoons Submissions represent the view Since 1960, we have faithfully served our audience of the artist. Editorial cartoons accompanying and community as an open, public forum where editorials represent the view of the author. student editors make all decisions. Artwork should be submitted to staff members in Editorials The editorial section of the Hawkeye room 130. Cartoons are selected based on their serves as a forum for well-written, thoughtful, appropriateness and clarity. longer forms of expression. Signed editorials Advertising The Hawkeye will not accept any represent the opinions of the author. Unsigned advertising that the Editorial Board deems to editorials represent the opinion of the Hawkeye be: factually inaccurate; designed to mislead, Editorial Board. Views printed herein are meant deceive or defraud; containing malicious, to be opinionated and do not necessarily vindictive or unsubstantiated attacks; offering represent the opinions of the Hawkeye staff, goods and/or services illegal for teens to student body, faculty, administration or school possess, buy or use; libelous; obscene; creating board. The Hawkeye will print submitted guest imminent danger or disruption to school. editorials as space allows and requests that all The Hawkeye reserves the right to refuse contributors include their name, signature and any advertising, solicited or unsolicited. position relative to the editorial. The Hawkeye Advertisements do not necessarily reflect the will edit all submissions for accuracy, spelling and views or endorsements of the Hawkeye staff, grammar. We reserve the right to refuse to print student body, faculty, administration or school any submission. board. Letters to the Editor Readers are encouraged to voice their opinions in the Opinion section, Revised 3/2012 a public forum for the expression of varying


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Opinion

A word from your ASB officer

The Principal’s corner

Every voice is needed

What kind of school are we?

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ig ASB elections have concluded. I ASB doesn’t have a magic wand that can want to congratulate the new officers make MTHS the best place on the planet. and commend No one has a magic wand that can do that. them for acceptBut I think everyone can, at the very least, ing an active lead- strive to be a good person and be a person ership role that for others. Most ASB members feel the will allow them to same way, which is why we wanted to be in help make MTHS ASB in the first place. the best school it That’s why I strongly disagree with the can be. editorial. AnhViet Nguyen Our school Again, if you want to share your concerns ASB Public Relations Officer isn’t perfect but I with ASB, feel free to do so. think ASB’s efforts this year and in recent Class ASB petitions will be out soon and years have helped set MTHS on the right it is a great opportunity that you should track. consider. The ideas that “Our school isn’t perfect Inclusion, acceptance you put forth can only but I think ASB’s efforts and involvement are at help our school get betthis year and in recent the foundation of what ter. years have helped set ASB stands for. The Our goal will continue MTHS on the right track.” assemblies, spirit days to be about making and lunch activities repschool a welcoming and resent those principles positive place. and are attempts to boost student spirit and School is far more enjoyable when you morale. can feel relaxed and comfortable around Without these special events throughother people because after all, there are out the year, school becomes quite a drag. over 1000 people walking around the Monotonous. building that you have to share the air ASB members, including myself, apprewith. ciate feedback on the job that we do. We Lastly, I want to give some shoutouts. want people to feel comfortable with themThe basketball team had a fantastic seaselves and feel like they are a part of the son and it was amazing to see the everyone school community. who made the trip down to Tacoma. I don’t have any issues with people being Shoutout to Stew and Nadine for survivcritical or sharing what’s on their mind. ing the onslaught of spring sports paperI’m all for free speech… work and state tournament chaos. However, a certain editorial in last Also, shoutout to Lilianne Nguyen, next month’s issue of The Hawkeye said the year’s ASB public relations coordinator. ASB is tearing the school apart and ruining She’ll be taking over this column in the people’s days by alienating people. near future. I realize that it is only one person’s opinion, but I believe that each individual’s opinion is valid and important. NOTE: The Hawkeye provides the ASB space each issue in the Opinion section as I learned that concept from a very early part of our mission as an open public forum. age along with the idea of being respectful to others. From my perspective, the editorial, a severely harsh analysis of ASB, seemed to be a bitter thrashing of the ideals that ASB aims for.

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n the last edition of The Hawkeye, plinary incidents. In extreme cases, stuHarrison Mains wrote a very good edidents who have negative attitudes toward torial column school, act out in ways that can cause about his perharm to others. spectives on the I, for one, appreciate the fact that ASB constant greetand other students groups are making it ings and welltheir mission to create a school climate wishes by ASB that is welcoming and positive. and other groups I often stand in the front entrance of before school the school on these days and I watch the Greg Schwab and at lunches. expressions on the faces of students who MTHS Principal While I undercome through the doors. stand and can appreciate the position he Facial expressions that look grim, seritook in his editorial, I also became really ous and not-yet-awake change to smiles as aware of the fact that students walk through “Over the past three many in ASB and in the doors. It changes years that we have done other groups took your day to have somethis survey, one of the great offense to his one say, “Good mornconsistent data points has opinions and felt very ing! Have a great day.” been a significant number much criticized for Just the simple fact of students who report their efforts. that we notice one negative attitudes toward It got me thinking another and comment school and their overall about the whole queson it can have a posiexperience here. ” tion of what kind of tive impact on both the school do we want giver and the receiver and how do we go about creating a school of this good energy. where everyone who attends feels safe and To ASB and our student groups like accepted. Mix-It-Up and Project Unify, thank you One of the things we do every year in for your work. the spring is survey the student body to The time and effort you put into trygather information about their feeling and ing to make our school a positive place attitudes regarding their school experiwhere everyone is welcomed and valued is ence. appreciated by many people and we will Over the past three years that we have continue to support your efforts. done this survey, one of the consistent For those of you who find this botherdata points has been a significant number some in some way, we’ll do our best not of students who report negative attitudes to make you feel more uncomfortable and toward school and their overall experiwe’ll respect your desire to not be subence here. jected to this. One of the things that research into But in the end, it will remain our goal to school climate has shown time and again create a school climate that is positive and is that students who report negative feelwelcoming to all. ings about their school experience do not perform as well in school as their peers NOTE: The Hawkeye provides the school who report positive feelings about their administrators space each issue in the school experience. Opinion section as part of our mission as an Students who have negative feelings and open public forum. attitudes toward school have more disci-

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15 March 2012 | Hawkeye | Opinion | 5 we’re all in this together

letters to the editor

Students take issue with past editorial column, defend mission of ASB Ensuring students feel safe and welcome Dear Editor:

Everyone has probably read the editorial in last month’s Hawkeye (“Maybe, just maybe, bringing people together isn’t always a good idea”). There were some strong opinions given about ASB and the daily activities including Mix It Up, greeting at the entrance, and Multicultural Week. Some students agreed with Harrison’s perception, others did not. In fact, some of the students in ASB, Mix It Up, and other clubs found his statements offensive. We already know some students don’t choose to participate in what we do, and that’s fine and we completely understand. But does it hurt to try to include everyone? I definitely respect his opinion and listen to people who have any issues with anything we do. Not everything we do is perfect and it won’t satisfy everyone’s needs. I disagree with the editorial because all we try to do is bring everyone together so there aren’t any separate groups or anyone feeling left out. We want everybody to feel safe and always have a welcome feeling. Students ought to understand how much time and effort we put into making Terrace a fun, accepting environment. The main point is that ASB is going to keep doing what ASB believes in; we are going to continue to work hard trying to make school a fun, safe, and inviting place. It is ultimately your choice whether or not you want to participate in our activities. If you choose not to participate then you are not forced to. High-fiving us is optional and so is Mix It Up. The most important thing here is to be you. People just need to do what is right to make one happy and the rest of the year will end on a high note! Lilianne Nguyen sophomore, Interhigh representative

We just want what’s best for Terrace Dear Editor:

I am writing a response to the editorial column about ASB by Harrison Mains (“Maybe, just maybe, bringing people together isn’t always a good idea”). I see where he is coming from but I don’t think it’s that extreme. Yes, some people don’t like it because they’re uncomfortable but if we still work, they might open up and start to enjoy it. People in groups can stay in their groups but still know they can open up to other people and still be safe with their friends. I don’t think ASB should be attacked. If we thought it was hurting more people than helping, we would stop. We only try to help people. Our goal is for everyone to feel safe, so if you feel safe then you don’t have to join, but we just want the best for the school. Brittany Kinsella sophomore

Editor’s NOTE: What do you think? What’s your opinion? Do you agree? Disagree? Write a letter to the editor and share your thoughts about everything and anything else that matters to you and then watch for it in the next issue of the Hawkeye.

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y name is Sierra Rechterman, and I am a senior here at MTHS. I’m either the girl walking too close to you in the cramped hallway, or the one sitting silently next to you in class. I’m your average teenager, and I can bet we have more in common than you’d imagine. I spend more time on Facebook than I do my homework, and have a cell phone glued to my hand 24/7. I sacrifice looking cute for school just for the extra 10 minutes of sleep in the morning. I fight with my parents, because “they just don’t understand” and I’ve lost the friends that I never thought I could live without. I would be lying if I said these past four years haven’t been a journey. A journey filled with first loves, new friendships, too

much homework, the endless rumor mills, cliques, death, heartbreak and new experiences. Now this isn’t necessarily a bad thing; the bad times have shaped me, and the good times have saved me. We don’t always have someone to guide us through the dark times, so if you ever need someone to talk to, about anything at all, I’ll always be there, one teenager to another. We all have things that are going to make or break us. For me, it was a breakup; for you, it may be a family divorce, a bad test score, a fight with your friend, or anything in between. Regardless, my goal is to at least help one of you, to provide one person with someone to talk to, and hope that things will get better.

Let your questions out! I’m bisexual but I’m not sure how to tell my Q: parent. I’m worried our relationship won’t be the same. What do I do?

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onestly, my advice would be just to tell them. As your parents, they are going to hopefully love you no matter what; although them being accepting of the idea or not is another story. No one should have to lie about such a personal thing, like your sexuality. Your attraction for someone else, whether it is a girl, boy, or even both, has nothing to do with anyone but yourself. As senior and active member of MTHS’s GSA (Gay Straight Alliance), Laura Karnowski, said, “You have nothing to worry about. The biggest thing my parents had to come to terms with was not WHO I was dating, but the fact that I had just confirmed that I was growing up and experiencing things they might not want me to.” The start of any new young relationship will remind parents that their little kid, bisexual or not, is growing up – which no parent wants. I know this is extremely nerve racking, and you’re seeing it as the biggest obstacle in your life right now. This coming out is the first of many that you will have to do. So, take a deep breath and come clean; you cannot keep the truth hidden for the rest of your life. You will feel so much better when you open up to the ones closest to you.

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The campaign to stop Kony has spread worldwide and become viral since the beginning of March Story by Serena Urrutia, Abigail Solomon, and Michelle Schomer Graphics by Kyra Dahlman Hawkeye staff

Kony from day one Most of today’s youth seem to have an electronic glued to their hands and connected to some sort of social network such as Twitter and Facebook. The charity, Invisible Children, saw this as a golden opportunity to release a video on these sites, and start a campaign to expose the villain Joseph Kony in Uganda. With this, Invisible Children hopes to grab the attention of the U.S. government to send military advisors over to Uganda and stop him by the end of 2012. Much of this has been cycling through Facebook and Twitter, and has also captured the attention of many actors, actresses and politicians. Kony, the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), is a rebel group of child soldiers who were abducted from their beds and turned into this army with no known real objective. He has been known to sell the girls into prostitution and enrolling the boys into his rebel army. If the children try to escape, they are either shot and killed or maimed. In order to stay alive, the children must force themselves to take the guns and shoot other civilians as well as murder their parents. The LRA originated from what was called the Holy Spiritual Movement (HSM), a religious rebel group against the Ugandan government that started in 1986 and ran until 1987. The HSM was led by Alice Auma, an Acholi spirit medium who believed she could channel the spirit of a dead Italian. They allied with the Ugandan People’s Democratic Army against the National Resistance Army, but eventually the alliance system fell apart. After this, Auma was exiled from Uganda and the HSM was defeated in 1987. From the Holy Spirit Movement came several smaller rebel groups. However, one grew into prominence: the LRA. Like the HSM, the LRA was initially an armed resistance group against an idea of a central Ugandan government. By 1988, the LRA was in a full-on conflict with the Ugandan army. Like Auma, Kony has claimed to be a ‘spokesperson’ for God and a spirit medium, Despite trying to connect himself with Auma, even to go as far as saying they were cousins, Auma has denied any connections with him, stating that the spirit doesn’t want its followers to kill civilians or become prisoners of war. Kony adopted a more militaristic tactic in opposing the government, which included attacking local villages to supposedly prove that the government could not protect them. The attacks on villages were only meant to get supplies for the army and abduction of civilians were short. The National Resistance Army (NRA) has been accused of brutal actions themselves while the LRA enjoyed some passive support from the Acholi population of the north.

Assumptions This war in Uganda started over 26 years ago and people are just now trying to help the Ugandan children and stop the LRA movement. Why has Invisible Children decided to come out with the video now then? After the Kony 2012 video was released, many response videos were made from people who are from Uganda and visit frequently in hopes to spread the news to even more people who don’t know the truth about what is happening back at home for these Ugandan children. One rumor that was being spread through the internet was that Kony had already been dead for five years now. People who frequently visit Uganda also said that they have had no problems with the LRA or house break ins. With these kind of rumors being spread around, there are always people who believe them and therefore, believe that this is all just a huge scam to make people dig deep into their pockets for your money. Around a month ago, Kony and his men were actually driven out of Uganda and were last spotted in the Congo. As of now, there is no pressing threat to the children and people. What will happen to all of the 8 million dollars people are donating? According to the Invisible Children’s website, it will go to media, fundraising, awareness programs and general management.

What “They say” The Invisible Children website says, “We built this organization with ‘seeing is believing’ in mind, and that’s what why we are a media-based organization. We WANT you to see everything we are doing, because we are proud of it. Though we would no longer consider ourselves naive, we have always sought counsel from those who know much more. We have never claimed a desire to ‘save Africa’ but, instead, an intent to inspire Western youth to ‘do more than just watch.’ And in Central Africa, focus on locally-led long-term development programs that enable children to take responsibility for their own futures and the futures of their countries. Our programs

are carefully researched and developed initiatives by incredible members of the local community that address the need for quality education, mentorship, the redevelopment of schools, resettlement from IDP camps, and rehabilitation from war.” According to David Kilgour, a member of the Parliament Edmonton-Beaumont, more than 1.7 million northern Ugandan children have been displaced by the war and are now staying at the Internally Displaced Person camps (IDP) which stages as their home. The Invisible Children organization spent 80.46 percent on their programs that further the three-fold mission; 16.24 percent on administration and management costs; and 3.22 percent on direct fundraising in Fiscal Year 2011. Invisible Children is independently audited every year and in full compliance with our 501(c)3 nonprofit status. “The Livelihood Program takes a holistic approach to providing sustainable economic growth and improved living conditions for war-affected northern Ugandans. It impacts rural communities using a three-pronged approach: over 1,250 community members are saving and loaning together, participating in our Village Savings and Loan Associations program; 5,000 community members are benefiting from clean water and health and sanitation initiatives through the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene program; and over 1,000 people are receiving training on numeracy, reading, and writing in their local language as a part of our Functional Adult Literacy program,” the Invisible Children website says.

Ways to be the change According to KING 5 News, President Obama has already

deployed fewer than 100 American soldiers into Uganda in order to train and provide other support to the armed forces of Uganda and other bordering countries that the LRA could be marching into to plant their destruction upon. People all around the U.S. were so moved by the news of the LRA snatching innocent children that they have been setting up meet ups to spread the word even more. Through the Invisible Children charity, people can buy a ‘Kony kit,’ which includes a t-shirt, a KONY bracelet, an action guide, stickers, a button, and a poster. This is all part of the Invisible Children’s plan to spread the word of Joseph Kony and the LRA. The money collected will help go towards the children who have suffered from his army. According to the Invisible Children’s website, 50 percent of the Invisible Children’s budget goes to getting people aware of the situation in Uganda and using media to do so. The other remaining 50 percent of the budget will go to providing “top-notch” programs for the affected children and their families. Another way the Invisible Children organization says teens like us can help is just by donating money directly to the programs in northern Uganda. The Schools for Schools program pledges that at least 90 percent of the donations will be used to rebuild schools in

Uganda that the LRA has destroyed. The other ten percent remaining will be reserved to implement these funds. Even here, in Washington, various people are making the plans for meet ups to spread awareness about Joseph Kony. Most of them are set up for the main cities like; Seattle and Bellevue. The main meet up in Seattle, WA is called, ‘Cover the Night.’ It will be held at the Pike Place Market on April 20. Kyra Dahlman | Hawkeye


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The campaign to stop Kony has spread worldwide and become viral since the beginning of March Story by Serena Urrutia, Abigail Solomon, and Michelle Schomer Graphics by Kyra Dahlman Hawkeye staff

Kony from day one Most of today’s youth seem to have an electronic glued to their hands and connected to some sort of social network such as Twitter and Facebook. The charity, Invisible Children, saw this as a golden opportunity to release a video on these sites, and start a campaign to expose the villain Joseph Kony in Uganda. With this, Invisible Children hopes to grab the attention of the U.S. government to send military advisors over to Uganda and stop him by the end of 2012. Much of this has been cycling through Facebook and Twitter, and has also captured the attention of many actors, actresses and politicians. Kony, the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), is a rebel group of child soldiers who were abducted from their beds and turned into this army with no known real objective. He has been known to sell the girls into prostitution and enrolling the boys into his rebel army. If the children try to escape, they are either shot and killed or maimed. In order to stay alive, the children must force themselves to take the guns and shoot other civilians as well as murder their parents. The LRA originated from what was called the Holy Spiritual Movement (HSM), a religious rebel group against the Ugandan government that started in 1986 and ran until 1987. The HSM was led by Alice Auma, an Acholi spirit medium who believed she could channel the spirit of a dead Italian. They allied with the Ugandan People’s Democratic Army against the National Resistance Army, but eventually the alliance system fell apart. After this, Auma was exiled from Uganda and the HSM was defeated in 1987. From the Holy Spirit Movement came several smaller rebel groups. However, one grew into prominence: the LRA. Like the HSM, the LRA was initially an armed resistance group against an idea of a central Ugandan government. By 1988, the LRA was in a full-on conflict with the Ugandan army. Like Auma, Kony has claimed to be a ‘spokesperson’ for God and a spirit medium, Despite trying to connect himself with Auma, even to go as far as saying they were cousins, Auma has denied any connections with him, stating that the spirit doesn’t want its followers to kill civilians or become prisoners of war. Kony adopted a more militaristic tactic in opposing the government, which included attacking local villages to supposedly prove that the government could not protect them. The attacks on villages were only meant to get supplies for the army and abduction of civilians were short. The National Resistance Army (NRA) has been accused of brutal actions themselves while the LRA enjoyed some passive support from the Acholi population of the north.

Assumptions This war in Uganda started over 26 years ago and people are just now trying to help the Ugandan children and stop the LRA movement. Why has Invisible Children decided to come out with the video now then? After the Kony 2012 video was released, many response videos were made from people who are from Uganda and visit frequently in hopes to spread the news to even more people who don’t know the truth about what is happening back at home for these Ugandan children. One rumor that was being spread through the internet was that Kony had already been dead for five years now. People who frequently visit Uganda also said that they have had no problems with the LRA or house break ins. With these kind of rumors being spread around, there are always people who believe them and therefore, believe that this is all just a huge scam to make people dig deep into their pockets for your money. Around a month ago, Kony and his men were actually driven out of Uganda and were last spotted in the Congo. As of now, there is no pressing threat to the children and people. What will happen to all of the 8 million dollars people are donating? According to the Invisible Children’s website, it will go to media, fundraising, awareness programs and general management.

What “They say” The Invisible Children website says, “We built this organization with ‘seeing is believing’ in mind, and that’s what why we are a media-based organization. We WANT you to see everything we are doing, because we are proud of it. Though we would no longer consider ourselves naive, we have always sought counsel from those who know much more. We have never claimed a desire to ‘save Africa’ but, instead, an intent to inspire Western youth to ‘do more than just watch.’ And in Central Africa, focus on locally-led long-term development programs that enable children to take responsibility for their own futures and the futures of their countries. Our programs

are carefully researched and developed initiatives by incredible members of the local community that address the need for quality education, mentorship, the redevelopment of schools, resettlement from IDP camps, and rehabilitation from war.” According to David Kilgour, a member of the Parliament Edmonton-Beaumont, more than 1.7 million northern Ugandan children have been displaced by the war and are now staying at the Internally Displaced Person camps (IDP) which stages as their home. The Invisible Children organization spent 80.46 percent on their programs that further the three-fold mission; 16.24 percent on administration and management costs; and 3.22 percent on direct fundraising in Fiscal Year 2011. Invisible Children is independently audited every year and in full compliance with our 501(c)3 nonprofit status. “The Livelihood Program takes a holistic approach to providing sustainable economic growth and improved living conditions for war-affected northern Ugandans. It impacts rural communities using a three-pronged approach: over 1,250 community members are saving and loaning together, participating in our Village Savings and Loan Associations program; 5,000 community members are benefiting from clean water and health and sanitation initiatives through the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene program; and over 1,000 people are receiving training on numeracy, reading, and writing in their local language as a part of our Functional Adult Literacy program,” the Invisible Children website says.

Ways to be the change According to KING 5 News, President Obama has already

deployed fewer than 100 American soldiers into Uganda in order to train and provide other support to the armed forces of Uganda and other bordering countries that the LRA could be marching into to plant their destruction upon. People all around the U.S. were so moved by the news of the LRA snatching innocent children that they have been setting up meet ups to spread the word even more. Through the Invisible Children charity, people can buy a ‘Kony kit,’ which includes a t-shirt, a KONY bracelet, an action guide, stickers, a button, and a poster. This is all part of the Invisible Children’s plan to spread the word of Joseph Kony and the LRA. The money collected will help go towards the children who have suffered from his army. According to the Invisible Children’s website, 50 percent of the Invisible Children’s budget goes to getting people aware of the situation in Uganda and using media to do so. The other remaining 50 percent of the budget will go to providing “top-notch” programs for the affected children and their families. Another way the Invisible Children organization says teens like us can help is just by donating money directly to the programs in northern Uganda. The Schools for Schools program pledges that at least 90 percent of the donations will be used to rebuild schools in

Uganda that the LRA has destroyed. The other ten percent remaining will be reserved to implement these funds. Even here, in Washington, various people are making the plans for meet ups to spread awareness about Joseph Kony. Most of them are set up for the main cities like; Seattle and Bellevue. The main meet up in Seattle, WA is called, ‘Cover the Night.’ It will be held at the Pike Place Market on April 20. Kyra Dahlman | Hawkeye


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What you need for a healthy relationship And what makes intimacy turn dark Story by Sammy Harter Photo illustrations by Kyra Dahlman and Michelle Schomer

are protecting the abuser. If a partner physically harms you or forces you into something sexual, the relationship needs to end and you Across America, couples are emerging and looking for should seek professional help. their other half. Keeping a healthy relationship takes Teenage violence doesn’t have to be caused by a romanenergy, time, effort and care. tic partner. Linda Lowen states 70 percent of teenage girls Being in healthy relationships should make both part- who have been raped were raped by a friend, boyfriend, ners feel happy, secure, relaxed and comfortable with or even a casual acquaintance. one another. However, many teenagers are stressing over Abuse from dating violence can have many physitheir unhealthy relationships. cal, mental, and social effects that can be long or short Unhealthy relationships can lead to violent behaviors. term. Bruises, scratches, small injuries, missed classes, In fact, Linda Lowen, writer for About.com, states one in poor grades, school or social event avoidance, lying to five teenagers admitted to being emotionally friends or family, low self-esteem, loneliness abused. Teenagers need to keep their relationor isolations all can be factors someone in “It is ships healthy and know signs of an unhealthy an abusive relationship might experience, important situation. according to the Centers for Disease Control to show the One question all teenagers in a romanand Prevention (CDC). other person tic relationship should be able to answer “About 70 percent of girls and 52 percent that you is, “What makes a healthy relationship?” of boys who are victims of dating violence care.” Nikole Allen, writer for the Hall Health report an injury from a violent relationship,” Lauren Sowers Primary Care Center says: UW Seattle states also stated CDC. They also say the long term sophomore a strong, healthy relationship is based on effects can include depression, suicide or mutual respect, trust, honesty, support, fairattempted suicide, drug and alcohol abuse, ness, equality, room for individuality, communication and sexual behavior. and playfulness between two people. Dating violence is dangerous and the effects become These factors may seem simple but are often forgot- more negative as time goes on if the abuser isn’t stopped. ten. However, most relationships have both healthy and Knowing if your partner is considered abusive or not can unhealthy characteristics. According to Nikole Allen, be obvious or tricky. “Fighting is part of even healthy relationships, the differSome warning signs of a violent relationship are for a ence is how the conflict is handled.” partner to check the other’s cell phone or email without It’s acceptable to have few unhealthy characteristics in permission, hurting their feelings, acting jealous, showa relationship, as long as they ing extreme anger, constantly supervising, isolating from don’t get out of hand. Factors family or friends, having mood swings, being physically such as trust, honesty, sup- violent, possessive, or ordering their girlfriend or boyport, respect and communica- friend to do things, according to the Cambridge Public tion should be used in all types Health Department. of relationships. This includes Not all of these factors may be presented and these are work relationships, friendships, not the only existing factors. Dating is part of a teenagers family, and romantic relation- life and it’s important to find someone who cares and can ships. be a friend forever. Teenage dating is an experiWhen asked why working towards a healthy relationence that you’ll remember for a ship is important, MTHS sophomore, Lauren Sowers, lifetime, but can lead to verbal said, “It is important to show the other person you or physical abuse. Cambridge care.” Public Health Department Even though teenage dating can be beneficial, there are states, one in five teenagers, possibilities of the relationship going wrong and becomfrom ages 11 to 14, say their ing unhealthy. Teenagers have to be patient, trustworthy, friends are victims of dating honest, respectful, and communicate to keep a healthy violence. relationship, which isn’t easy to do. Teenage dating abuse can Signs of violent behavior should be taken into conbe caused by low self-esteem, sideration within an unhealthy relationship to protect inexperience, using the same someone from abuse. A healthy relationship should bring violence allowed in a part- more happiness than stress into one’s life. ners home, peer pressure, and Problems and disagreements should be sorted out early immaturity, according to Jae on in your relationship to keep it as healthy as possible. Ireland writer for the Livestrong Website. Dating violence is frightening and often teenagers are threatened by the abuser or Hawkeye staff

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7.7 million

Number of wings Buffalo Wild Wings sold on Super Bowl Sunday 2012

21 million

Average number of wings Buffalo Wild Wings sold each week

1 billion

Number of wings Buffalo Wild Wings sold in 2011 Statistics gathered from Buffalo Wild Wings website (www.buffalowildwings.com)

By Nick Fiorillo Hawkeye staff

A hot new restaurant is moving into Lynnwood. Buffalo Wild Wings is where you can watch the game while your mouth is blazing! The doors will open within the next couple of months. The new restaurant will be located on 18508 33rd Ave. W., the former location of Billy McHale’s. The new Lynnwood location is one of more than eight hundred locations in the U.S. and Canada, but one of only three in Washington. Just a mile away from MTHS, Buffalo Wild Wings is sure to become a local favorite for students, staff and families. “I’m excited because I love hot wings,” freshman Jessica Bressler said. Buffalo Wild Wings is most famous for their award winning wings. There are a total of twenty flavors of wings. For those who can’t handle the heat, flavors like Sweet BBQ and Teriyaki are going to be your best bet. For those who like it hot, flavors like Mango Habañero and Wild would be the way to go. However, it gets even hotter at Buffalo Wild Wings. To show off your tolerance for the food on fire, the “Blazin’ Challenge” awaits. This is where one person must eat twelve wings smothered in Blazin’ sauce, the hottest flavor of all, in only six minutes. Among nachos, pigs in a blanket, and chips and dip, chicken wings are a Super Bowl party tradition. Buffalo Wild Wings plays a big part in that tradition across the country, Buffalo Wild Wings sold nearly eight million wings on the Super Bowl of 2012. The company dates back to 1982 when the first Buffalo Wild Wings was created near Ohio State University.

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Whole Foods Market is bringing food that is fresh, natural, and organic to Lynnwood. The supermarket, which opened today, is located at 2800 196th St. S.W., the former location of Circuit City. Store Team Leader Mindy Jahn said there were many reasons why Lynnwood was chosen as a location. “Lynnwood is an awesome community with lots of young families that are focused on a healthy lifestyle,” she said, and another reason for choosing this location was “[its position between] two interstates [that intersect] to allow easy access for commuters and destination shoppers.” anyone that loves community, family and fun.” Whole Foods Market is an international supermarket chain with more than 310 stores in The new supermarket is employing “150+” according to Jahn. These employees are workNorth America and the United Kingdom. They have ing for a great company, according to Fortune 500. a specific focus on natural and organic foods. Last year, it was No. 24 on Fortune’s ‘100 best companies to work for’ list, and has been since the list’s creOne of the downsides of Whole Foods Market ation. One of the best perks is the 20 percent discount is their prices. Typically, they have higher on anything in the store for new employees. prices than other supermarkets such as The only downside is you have to be 18 years old to QFC or Albertsons. work there, resulting in ineligibility for many MTHS “It’s really expensive, so I won’t buy anystudents. thing there,” MTHS sophomore Gabby According to their website, one of the values of Harter said. Whole Foods Market is to “have an unshakable comBut many people, like MTHS freshman mitment to sustainable agriculture,” and sustainable Stephen Cuplin, are willing to pay extra for agriculture is using methods of farming that aren’t the high quality groceries. “I’m excited about it because it means I harmful to the environment. Examples of this are biodiversity, the humane treatment of animals, and have access to a whole bunch of really good replacing resources removed from the ecosystem. organic foods that you can’t normally get At the grand opening on March 15 a “bread break[at] other places,” he said. ing ceremony” was scheduled for 8:45 a.m. before the Jahn said Whole Foods Market will appeal doors opened at 9 a.m. The first one hundred customto high school students and their families Nick Fiorillo | H ers received a reusable shopping bag. because of the “top quality foods, excellent Nearly completed Whole Foods construction on 196th and Alderwood Mall Parkway. customer service and an atmosphere for

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‘Green collar’ housing set to be the future in Mountlake Terrace Major construction underway in Terrace’s downtown core By Gurminder Singh Hawkeye staff

In downtown Mountlake Terrace new apartments are under construction; the name of the complex will be Arbor Village. These apartments are going to be the largest advancement since

the Mountlake The property “(The project) Terrace center owners are AFCO should be plan was assem& Sons, a Seattle completed in about bled in 2006. based real estate 16 to 17 months, so Arbor Village company that probably summer “should be combuilds “greener” of 2013.” pleted in about multi-family buildVirginia Olsen 16 to 17 months, ing complexes. city clerk so probably The location of the summer of apartments is on 2013,” city clerk and community 56th and 236th St. S.W. There relation director Virginia Olsen were seven residential homes that said. were demolished as the first step

in the construction process. The houses had been built on concrete blocks. According to AFCO & Sons’ website, Arbor village will be about 11,000 square feet of commercial use. The first floor will have a “state of the art security system, movie theater room, party room equipped with kitchen, plasmas, pool table, and sitting area,” AFCO & Sons, LLC have indicated. On the five floors

above there will be 123 residential units. Also, beneath the commercial floor there will be two floors of underground-secured parking. The City of Mountlake Terrace will expand 450,000 square feet, and this project will add roughly 1,400 new jobs. The city plans to take Mountlake Terrace into the future over the next five years.


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Martin places first in annual singing competition Covers of “What I Wouldn’t Do” and “The Show” along with original songs “Worth It” and “Hey You” won Martin the trophy

Ortega (SCHS), Kaitlyn Martin (MTHS), Matt Fletcher (SCHS), Shannon Karnoski This year’s Terrace Idol was held at the (MDHS), Rheanna Atendido (SCHS), and Mountlake Terrace High School Theater, Jordan Mckinney (MTHS). on Feb. 1, 8, and 15. Final round contestants were Alisha After auditioning for Terrace Idol, judg- Clingan, Tammy Nguyen, Kaitlyn es Mackenzie Thoms, Teal Douville, and Martin, Matt Fletcher, Senaiet Zerom, Katherine Romano chose twenty finalists and Shannon Karnoski. to move to the first round. For the first time, a “Wild Card” was Contestants from Mountlake Terrace brought back, Matt Fletcher. A “Wild High School were Alisha Clingan, Emily Card” is choosing a past contestant that Drew, Jordan McKinney, Ellie Samuelson, was eliminated in an earlier round to the Senaiet Zerom, Kaitlyn Martin, and Jilene final round. The winner was Kaitlyn Martin, beating Guaio. From Shorecrest High School, the contes- runner up Tammy Nguyen by audience tants were Gabe Ortega, Matt Fletcher, and vote, after singing her three incredible song choices. Rheanna Atendido. The first night, Martin played “What I The competitors from Lynnwood High School were Cheryl Kennedy and Haley Wouldn’t Do”, a song by A Fine Frenzy, with Karin Redden shaking the maracas Rosmith. Meadowdale High School contestants and Calvin Martin on the piano. For the second night, Martin chose “The were Shannon Karnoski, Jade Perry, Kelly Serafina Urrutia | H Kaitlyn Martin gets assistance from Karin Redden performing “What I Wouldn’t Do” in the first round. Show” by Lenka to play. Moya, and Alicia Rivera. Edmonds Woodway High School conOn the final night, Martin was joined testants were Tammy Nguyen, Hannah by Myles Stillwaugh playing ukulele and Redden playing a drum for Martin’s origiBunson, Jade Folk, and Adalisa Husovic. Of these talented singers, 10 advanced to nal song “Worth It.” As her winning song, Martin played her the second round: Senaiet Zerom (MTHS), Tammy Nguyen (EWHS), Alisha Clingan own “Hey You” that has been available on By Erick Yanzon various middle and elementary schools. Hawkeye staff (MTHS), Emily Drew (MTHS), Gabe iTunes. They helped the Heroes for the Homeless The MTHS Robotics Club, known as Team organization by assembling bags of different 1778 “Chill Out,” is having their regional fruits and vegetables that got distributed. competition on March 23 and 24 at the The team also participated on the annual CenturyLink event center. Families And Community Engaged event The team has declared 2012 to be “The of the Edmonds School District by showing Year of the Penguin.” kids information and to help and promote These students have the engineering and been working hard on “There are a lot more students STEM programs. this year. This is the biggest their basketball-playing After the competition, team we’ve had, and it gives us they are still planning to robot since Jan. 7. a lot of personnel working on Franklin Koenig, presbe involved on the Food something.” ident of the team, said, Lifeland and other difFranklin Koenig “There are a lot more ferent organizations. President of Robotics team students this year. This They are also planis the biggest team we’ve had, and it gives us ning on giving some students a “Full-time a lot of personnel working on something.” Award” by having 40 hours a week for six Robotics is to travel to the Edward Jones weeks working on something to show some Dome, in St. Louis, Mo. if they win the recognition especially for the most dedicompetition. Even if they don’t win, they cated ones who work hours and hours after would still be able to go because they could school everyday, and even on the weekends. have a special pass to go and to experience a national championship tournament. 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Members of the Rowdy Rooters cheer the Hawks men’s basketball team on to victory in the 3A District 1 Championship game in the Terraceum. Senior Jalen Pahinui (standing at left with a headband) organized the group this season and has led the group at home and away games throughout the basketball season. By Jalen Pahinui came up with ways to make the games made us change our crowd name because Win,” “Seven Nation Army,” “If You’re Guest columnist

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ending shivers down opposing players’ spines as the gym begins to erupt to the sound of “I Believe That We Will Win.” Rally towels flying, 25 rows full of Terrace red, the loudest high school students and the infamous Herky put together make Jalen Pahinui the craziest and Rowdy Rooter Leader proudest student section in the state of Washington – the Rowdy Rooters. Terrace basketball has always been a powerhouse in WesCo, but something was different about this team. Something about this team was special – the amazing talent of the roster to go along with the players’ dedication to the program. I saw all of the components of a great team. All they needed was some support and I wanted to give them all of that and more. I came up with the idea of making a spirit club that would bring excitement and joy to Terrace. Basketball season was coming around and I was having dreams of a school revolving around a team like they do in college. I brought the idea to Kim Stewart, the athletic director and ASB adviser. We talked about a group of students years ago at Terrace who did the same thing named the Rowdy Rooters and it clicked. I talked to my friends about it and they agreed to the idea. I started dedicating myself to this idea, which after a lot of thought became my Senior Project. I decided to take it seriously and brainstormed ideas for the whole season. Rowdy Rooters meetings were set up every Monday for anyone who wanted to help Terrace get more spirited, and we

exciting and fun for everyone with themes the Rowdy Rooters had broken a code. Three and chants for everyone to do. games under the new name “The Humane We got into poster painting to advertise Hawk Society” went well and fit what we the basketball team’s season, which came were trying to be, humane and respectful. out to be a HUGE poster that was a blown We were given the Rowdy Rooters name up image of the team’s back for being respectful schedule with the dates, at those three games and “I’ve put my heart times, who we played and we kept it the rest of the into this student made it color coordinatseason. section and I have ed. Shoutout to “Picasso” The basketball team was been complimented Ben Pierson who painted undefeated and becoming by hundreds of the poster like a champ. a well known team in the people saying the On the top of the poster state climbing up the Seattle Rowdy Rooters are it read “Road To Dome,” Times Top 10, where we got the best student which became our slogan to as high as being ranked section they’ve for the whole season. We second in the state for 3A ever seen.” wanted the basketball team and at one point we were Jalen Pahinui rowdy rooter leader to play for the state chamthe only undefeated team in pionship which is held at the state. Players like Ryan the Tacoma Dome. It just fit perfectly like Shannon, Marquis Armstead, Coby Russell, it was Cinderella’s shoe. The team approved Blake Fernandez, Greg Bowman, Jesse and followed with it. It became the biggest Zerom and Loren LaCasse became wellsaying in the school. known names around the school. Home We felt the need to advertise the games games on Tuesdays and Fridays became the as well as we could to get people to support place to be, the games were always fun, loud the team. HBN become the most useful and it was good seeing Terrace play amazsource to do so, where we made announce- ing basketball. ments for when and where the games would The crowd kept getting bigger and bigger be with a theme that Rowdy Rooters had with every game and Road To Dome was a come up with in meetings. Big shoutout to clear thought in everyone’s mind. Austin “Sasquatch” Johnson for doing the The District Championship was the most announcements with me, always bringing packed game in the Terraceum by far, and the hype and excitement. the loudest. People wanted to actually be Games went by in the season, and Terrace at the games and wanted to support our was winning games by 20 and was unde- team. Shoutout to Aleksey Chernov, the feated. The student section had the same biggest fan in the section. The free throw name as the club, the Rowdy Rooters, and finger wiggle shall be put in the Hall of were loud at every game. Fame. And stick with the rapping career. We hit controversy when the administra- The atmosphere at all of these games, in my tion started getting calls about our crowd eyes, there is nothing better. Loud, packed for being “disrespectful, obnoxious, and with enthusiasm, spirited, everyone having downright rude.” I was called into the office fun and great basketball are just a few of and was told that the school did not want to those things. be involved with such a thing. The school The chants like “I Believe That We Will

Winning and You Know It” and “Olé, Olé” became the highlights of the games. My absolute favorite was The Rollercoaster after third quarter of every game, seeing everyone smiling, laughing with each other and just having fun is all I wanted for people to feel. After winning our regional game against Decatur, Terrace completed the Road To Dome and played in the Tacoma Dome. I had never been so excited in my life. I’ve put my heart into this student section and I have been complimented by hundreds of people saying the Rowdy Rooters are the best student section they’ve ever seen and that they are the most exciting part of the games. I have been fortunate enough to lead the student section and take the compliments, but I just want to say some thank yous. Thank you to the basketball team for bringing our school together, you guys have played amazingly. You guys were the most exciting team to watch. And thank you to anyone who has ever been at a game, to anyone that has cheered at a game, to anyone who lost their voice cheering, to anyone who sees the basketball team as heroes, to anyone who believes. I never thought that the Rowdy Rooters could turn out to be this big and I owe it all to you guys. I can’t take any of the credit. It goes to you. Rowdy Rooters are by far the loudest crowd in Washington and the Tacoma Dome wasn’t ready for us. I am proud to say Mountlake Terrace has the most school spirit in the state. I am proud to say I’m a Hawk. Editor’s Note: The Hawkeye asked Pahinui to contribute this piece as part of our web coverage of the men’s 3A State Tournament. What are your thoughts about the Rowdy Rooters? Did you participate this season? E-mail us at MTHS.Hawkeye@gmail.com


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Men’s basketball players earn league honors By Abby McDermott Hawkeye staff

It is undeniable that the Hawks ended with a superb basketball season. They dominated WesCo 3A and entered the state tournament with a 23-1 record. Although a state championship was not reached, there is still a lot to be proud about; the Hawks real success was their teamwork and the impact on the community and school. The team finished 23-3. The team’s dynamic is what won all the games. They did not rely on one main shooter or had one

person to win the games, but they worked together to create a force that was to be reckoned with. There was no weak link because everyone worked together to build up their teammates. The Hawks had one of the largest score differentials in the state, and one of the best defenses. They held opposing teams to a total of just over 1000 points in 26 games, while scoring more than 1600 points of their own. The Hawks had three different players averaging more than 10 points a game. Nine of the 10

players on the squad scored double digit points in at least one game, with one exception, junior Michael Lotz who battled injuries all year. He will likely be healthy next year and receive more playing time. Many observers commented about the maturity level of the team and of their character, which was brought out of them by their coach, Nalin Sood. He holds his players to a higher standard of success than simply winning games. He makes sure they are doing their best both on and off

the court. This has not gone unnoticed, as he was named coach of the year by the Everett Herald. Several players on the team also received All-WesCo honors. Ryan Shannon and Marquis Armstead were selected for first team and Coby Russell and Blake Fernandez were selected for the second team. Shannon also had the honor of playing in the 3A/4A all-state game on March 10 at Curtis High School and was also named to the Herald’s All Area First Team. Armstead, Fernandez and

Russell were Honorable Mention selections for the All Area Team. The Hawks reminded everyone what a true basketball team looks like and Shannon, what the game Armstead, was all about. Russell, People had fun and coming to their Fernandez games because earned they had such a All-WesCo spirit and love honors for the game. Finishing among the Elite 8, this is a team that people will be talking about for years to come.

Seattle hopeful for return of NBA Seattle businessman Chris Hansen is leading an investment group to build a $500 million arena to lure the NBA back to the Emerald City By Austin McDermott Sports Editor

Seattle basketball fans were given an early Christmas present with the announcement that Seattle-native businessman Chris Hansen was leading an investment group to build an arena to lure the NBA back to Seattle. Things were unclear, and there were many questions, but this was the first glimmer of hope for fans since 2008, when the soon to be Thunder, formerly known as the Seattle Supersonics, left for Oklahoma City. On that fateful day of July 18, 2006, then Clay Bennett and a group of Oklahoma businessmen bought the Sonics and Storm, fans knew that there was a very slim chance that the NBA would be staying in Seattle. Their fears were affirmed nearly two years later on July 2, 2008, when the Sonics officially moved to Oklahoma city and became the Thunder. Since then, all efforts have been focused on building a new arena to try to attract the NBA to returning to Seattle. The proposal was officially announced on Feb. 16, when Hansen flew in to meet with Mayor Mike McGinn and King Country Executive Dow Constantine, and held a press conference that felt more like a pep rally than financial meeting. Hansen, a Seattle native who is now a San Francisco businessman, is trying to head a group to buy both an NBA and NHL team, as well as build a mostly privately funded arena. The arena would be located just south of Safeco Field, with the majority of the arena on land Hansen already owns.

This is the first serious offer that has been made since the team’s departure. The most attractive part to the city is that Hansen’s group would contribute $290 million to the stadium, with the city only offering up $200 million, which would be paid back in tax revenue from the arena itself. No new taxes would be placed on the public. The theory is, basically the $200 million is just a loan from the city which would be paid back after the arena is built. The deal also requires investors to make up any revenue shortfall, guaranteeing the city gets it’s money back. The 18,000 seat, $500 million project would be the third largest privately funded effort in history, but before any money gets laid down, a team must be acquired. The original frontrunner, the Sacramento Kings, have a new arena deal of their own, so they will be staying in California. Currently, the only other viable option is the league-owned New Orleans Hornets, although the NBA has said that they wish to keep the team in New Orleans if possible. It also appears the Phoenix Coyotes, an idea NHL team to move to Seattle, may already have new owners. Both leagues have said expansion is not an option, so the only way for Seattle to gain a team is through buying one from another city and moving it to Seattle. Potential NBA teams for sale (according to the Seattle Times) include the Sacramento Kings, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Hornets, Milwaukee Bucks, and Atlanta Hawks. Hansen must first receive the approval from the city’s Stadium Review Panel before he, or the city, lays down any money. After a second visit to Seattle to meet with the panel, Hansen spoke with reporters saying “It’s just a matter of patience now. If we can get the deal with the city, it’s a matter of when, not if.”

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