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Several upgrades as school year begins New roof, changes to PASS and Senior Project among the significant changes since last spring By AnhViet Nguyen News Co-Editor
Each school year brings new changes and a chance to start anew. Over the summer, construction crews worked on the $1.3 million roof renovation project. Students and staff had limited access to the building, but many back to school events took place. While students and staff may have already noticed the building’s physical changes, some notable academic and extracurricular programs will also see changes.
This year, a third day of PASS will be added to the fourth week of each month. The extra day will be utilized for school-wide and non-academic activities. Last year, PASS was introduced as a 37-minute study period, two days a week on Wednesdays and Thursdays, for students to catch up on schoolwork. Although staff members liked PASS, many were frustrated that other things were being scheduled during PASS, which took away from its purpose of “Promoting Academic Student Success”. “I think that if they can fit the activities they need to once a month, then it’s fine,” junior Jack Pearce said. There were discussions about adding an extra day of PASS each week, but the plan was nixed since some classes would be adversely affected by losing classroom time. “I would like to see more PASS if both the teachers and students are willing to work,” Pearce said.
In addition to PASS, there will be an activities bus beginning on Sept. 25 to aid academic success. The bus will leave at 3:25 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. It will make all of the
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The new opaque glass in the HUB skylights is just one of the major upgrades to the building during the summer. New skylights were also installed above each wing’s stairwells and above the exterior main entrance.
stops on the regular bus routes. Principal Greg Schwab said the plan encourages students to stay after school and receive help from teachers if needed. “I will take advantage of (the activities bus) because it will help me become a better student and help my transcript,” sophomore Ali Shah said. “There shouldn’t be
“I am thinking about doing a career exploration project. Or I might do a project in the engineering field.” Kandin Neri senior
an excuse because now there will be an activities bus.”
ELL sees its numbers decrease, program shifts to local schools By Erick Yanzon Online and Social Media Manager
The ELL (English Language Learners) program is shrinking this school year. There are just 43 ELL students at MTHS this year, compared to nearly 100 from last year. The program has begun to slowly dissolve because most of the last year’s ninth graders are now at Edmonds-Woodway High School. The district wanted all ELL students to attend their home school, which resulted in the opening of a new ELL program at
Meadowdale High School. The reasoning is that students attending their respective home school will experience a better transition from middle school to high school. Michelle Tessier, who has been an ELL teacher in MTHS for 12 years, will be teaching beginning, intermediate and advanced ELL at Meadowdale H.S. At MTHS, she will be teaching advanced ELL for 5th period and English 9 for 6th period. Her advisory students at MTHS are going to be assigned to a different teacher. Because Meadowdale H.S. has block classes, Tessier will be teaching 1st and 3rd
Senior Project choices
A college application project option has been added with definite deadlines mirroring the college application process. Students can also choose to do a career exploration project or create a project to enter the Intel international science fair. “I am thinking about doing a
period on Mondays and Wednesdays. Her 2nd period class will be used to assist the mainstream teachers on how to work with ELL students. Meadowdale students will not have ELL support on Tuesdays and Thursdays and will not have the opportunity to see someone about non-ELL specific issues on those days. They will also have to mix beginner and intermediate students, because there are not enough students to form a single class. “It’s almost not a program anymore, it’s almost getting to be classes because we can’t offer all the things that we used to offer,” Tessier said. Betsy Zeifman, who has been teaching ELL since early 1980s, will be a part-time
career exploration project, making a CD, or directing a jazz combo,” senior Kandin Neri said. “Or I might do a project in the engineering field.” He’s also considering doing the college application project, which Schwab has deemed to be “rigorous”. Continued on page 2
teacher for ELL History, Beginning ELL and Senior COE ELL at MTHS. Zeifman is a 0.8 FTE (full time equivalent) at Terrace, making her one class shy of being a full-time teacher. She is taking sick leave for 0.2 FTE so that Tessier could still be at MTHS for 0.2 FTE. “I think when you have more people, it’s more dynamic. I’m very sad that Mrs. Tessier is not here with me because I think we make a great team and we can offer the students a lot more,” Zeifman said. “I just think team teaching is just a lot stronger than being by yourself and I think the students network better when there are more of them.” At one point, the program had students Continued on page 2
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MTHS earns $775 in Target gift cards over the summer By Will Khadivi
school for use by our students,” Principal Greg Schwab said. “We could also use these cards to help lowOver the summer, MTHS drew state and national income students with specific needs for school.” attention while competing for Target gift cards. Throughout the entire competition, there was a treOn Facebook, the nationwide department store mendous outpouring of support from the entire MTHS pledged to donate up to $2.5 million community. Many students, parents, “This was an to K-12 schools across the country. For and staff members posted on their incredible showing every 25 votes per school on Facebook, Facebook or Twitter page about the of support and Target would donate a $25 gift card to competition. spirit from our be used for school supplies. During Tour de Terrace, posters school community.” While no school came close to the advertised the competition and mem$10,000 maximum limit, MTHS ranked bers of the MTHS Key Club gave Greg Schwab Principal out papers to parade watchers asking among the top 10 schools nationwide them to vote. for weeks. In the end, MTHS had the “This was an incredible showing of support and spirit most votes out of any school in the state and was able from our school community,” Schwab said. “It once to rake in a $775 in Target gift cards. again reminds me that we have a great school with With public school budgets being cut dramatically in wonderful students, parents and staff.” the last few years, any additional funds are welcome The gift cards will be shipped to MTHS in the comnews. ing weeks. “We could use these cards to buy supplies for our
ELL program brings diversity, but faces declining numbers Continued from page 1
from 30 different countries. “That’s the great thing about being an ELL teacher, you learn as much as the students do because you learn about their cultures and their perspective. It adds a lot of vitality in the classroom,” Zeifman said. Tessier thinks that the program will continue to shrink in the coming years. She believes that both Edmonds-Woodway and Meadowdale will be close to a full time teacher, but neither of them will require more than two teachers. The number of ELL students who are in MTHS only amounts to one teacher. Many of the students have graduated and a third of them have transitioned out of ELL over the past years. “I’m going to miss Terrace. I love the community that was built here and how well teachers work with our community. We’ve had fabulous kids that I think really add to the dimension of what Mountlake Terrace is, and so I think it’s a loss for both the kids as well as for the staff,” Tessier said.
Q&A with Evan Hatch
News Briefs By AnhViet Nguyen
By Daniil Oliferovskiy
Vending machines get makeover Need a snack or a drink? There are new vending machines in the school with a wider variety of choices. MTHS chose Advantage Vending and Distribution (Ferndale, Wash.) to run the machines after the district provided a list of potential vending companies. The machines come loaded with the usual snacks, water, juice, soda and Gatorade. However, milk, Naked fruit smoothies, Starbucks drinks and other new products are now available. So far, the new machines have generated a positive response from students. Senior Peyton Morrison said, “I like that there will be more of a variety, even if it’s a little pricier, it’s nice to see more choices to pick from.” While the new options are appealing, prices will also see a slight increase. Many of the snacks will cost $1.25, an increase from $1 in previous years. Bottled water will now cost $1.75. Although these goodies will be costlier, the machines are aesthetically nicer and the days of students screaming “The vending machine stole my money!” are in the past.
Spreading niceness and kindness A Twitter account by the name of @TerraceNice (www. twitter.com/terracenice) sprang up on Aug. 18. The account, created by an anonymous MTHS student, regularly posts nice things about students and teachers. With an increasing number of students using Twitter to voice their opinions and thoughts, the potential for cyberbullying leading to real-life bullying has increased, @TerraceNice encourages anyone to send direct messages (DMs) or e-mails to email@example.com with nice and positive things to say about their classmates or teachers.
MTHS’s newest counselor, Evan Hatch, was hired in early August. Since then, he’s already gotten used to his office and met some of the students he’ll be working with. Hatch graduated from Western Washington University and was a counselor and women’s soccer coach at Cedarcrest High School before becoming a Hawk. Q. How did you find out about the open counselor position at Mountlake Terrace High School and why were you interested? A. District websites are updated almost every day throughout the summer, and I was excited to see a counseling position posted at Terrace. I grew up just a few miles away, and Terrace feels like home. Q. What do you like to do in your free time? A. I like to hike, camp, do yoga, and spend time with family and friends. My wife is my best friend, and she’s the coolest person ever. Q. Why did you want to become a school counselor? A. When I was in college, I realized that I should have met with and trusted my high school counselor more. It would have helped me gain perspective and developed personal goals as I graduated high school and moved on to another chapter of life. My hope is that I am the type of school counselor that people feel comfortable talking to. Q. Even though we’ve just met you, what is something really interesting that people should know about you? A. I drive a 1999 yellow Beetle. It even has a little yellow flower stuck in the dashboard. I get funny looks from people all the time. The truth is that it’s my wife’s car from before we were married, but it’s fun to let people think that I purposefully chose to buy and drive that car. Now my secret is out! Q. What are some things you are looking forward to at MTHS? A. The staff and the students that I have met so far have been wonderfully welcoming. More than anything, I’m looking forward to meeting everyone, and helping to make MTHS an even better place. To read the full interview with Evan Hatch, check out www.TheHawkeye.org.
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In previous years, there have been five types of senior projects to choose from including designing a product, service or system; event/activity planning; investigation; learning a new skill/improving an existing skill; or research. Seniors can still choose from the original five options or choose one of the new options to fulfill the graduation requirement. Tabetha Sheppard, senior, already had her senior project proposal approved in June, well before she found out about the new options. “I am shadowing the psychologist at Fort Lewis for the FOCUS project, doing an informational seminar about post traumatic stress disorder and the wounded warrior project, then selling yellow ribbons for PTSD awareness as a fundraiser for
the wounded warrior project,” Sheppard said. Schwab and Career Center Coordinator Erika Spellman were instrumental in developing the new senior project options. “We want to do more as a school to promote post-high school opportunities,” Schwab said. The senior project will continue to be embedded within senior English classes.
A more stringent tardy policy will be put in place this year. A tardy is defined as not being in the classroom when the bell rings. The first three tardies, discipline will be handled at the classroom level. After the fourth tardy, discipline will be referred to administration. Schwab said he believes staff will enforce the policy after numerous tardiness issues last year.
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ver this past summer, our nation was ravaged by two mass shootings. One was at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado on July 20 during a midnight showing of the film “The Dark Night.” 12 killed, 58 injured. Another shooting took place at an Oak Creek, Wisconsin Sikh temple. Seven people killed (including the perpetrator), four were injured. In a normal political climate, we would see politiWill Khadivi cians coming together from News Co-Editor both sides of the aisle to respond with common sense legislation to patch the major holes in our nation’s gun laws. However, we have seen nothing but silence from liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans alike. The politics of guns have been risky business for decades in the United States thanks to the powerful gun-lobby, most prominently the National Rifle Association (NRA) and its unhealthy choke hold on the gun conversation. Rather than doing what is right, politicians fear the power of the NRA and fear their chances of re-election will diminish. The NRA has been successful in curbing almost all stricter gun legislation in recent history. In fact, the ten-year assault weapons ban, which expired in 2004, would have prevented the Sikh temple shooter, Wade Michael Page, from obtaining his 9-millimeter semiautomatic pistol. Had the ban been in effect, it would have also prevented Aurora shooter, James Eagan Holmes, from
The P.A.S.S predicament
obtaining at least one of the guns he used, a Smith & Wesson semi-automatic rifle with a 100-round drum magazine. According to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, almost 100,000 people are shot or killed with a gun every year on average in the United States. This country has lost over one million lives due to gun violence since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Senator Robert Kennedy were assassinated in 1968. The United States also has the highest rate of murder with a gun among developed countries and the highest rate of gun ownership among developed nations. A 2003 study by the Department of Health and Human Services and the UCLA School of Public Health in Los Angeles concluded that: “The United States has far higher rates of firearm deaths, firearm homicides, firearm suicides, and unintentional firearm deaths compared with other high-income countries.” Despite what the NRA would have you think, gun law reform is popular. According to the Brady Campaign, 65 percent of Americans support the restriction of purchasing one handgun per month. 82 percent of Americans also support putting limits on the sales of assault weapons such as AK-47s. We are in dire need of new, stricter laws to protect the safety of the American public. Some of the laws that are needed are common sense too, but the NRA has been so unwilling to compromise on even the simplest of gun restrictions that politicians at every level of government are too afraid to stand up and support the laws. It’s about time that our politicians grow a pair and do what’s right for the American people.
By The Numbers:
Firearm deaths per year Suicides: 18,223 Murders: 12,179 Accidents: 592 Police related: 326 Unknown deaths: 273
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Statistics gathered from the Brady Campaign website (www.bradycampaign.org/facts)
he new system called “Promoting Academic Student Success,” or P.A.S.S, will affect the incoming freshmen in a good way if used correctly. The benefit they receive from this gift of time will depend on how they use the time they are given. Though some may use it as social hour, the successful will use it the way it was meant to be used. Pass is a wonderful time to catch up on your assignments and get help from teachers and many do choose to use it this way. Temptations like music, socializing, and pretty much anything besides doing work run pretty high at that time. But once they use P.A.S.S, it will help immensely with the burdens of high school. Some say that this time has been wasted and most use it for things other than school work. And that is partially true. There are always those in a group that don’t work hard. But this incoming freshman class has this incredible gift of time. And as long as they use it the way they should, P.A.S.S will become a valuable time in each week.
The price of memories
SB Card prices go up this year, from $45 to $50. And yearbooks used to be $70 (with ASB), $75 (without ASB), but are now $75 (with ASB), $85 (without ASB), respectively. This makes participation in extracurricular activities and keeping high school memories increasing unaffordable for many MTHS students. However with the approval of a counselor and Principal Greg Schwab, low income students can get a price reduction on their ASB card. This is a good thing for those who want to be involved in our school community, but may not be able to afford it. Even so, there are still many students who do not qualify for the price reduction but can’t afford ASB cards and yearbooks this year. This may make us wonder if these parts of high school are really worth the investment. The answer is yes. We attend high school once, if you aren’t able to create memories that last a lifetime, then you probably did not have much fun. High school should be a time to make memories you will never forget.
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Work hard, play hard
eady or not, the new school year is to be a great one. There will be two assemalready here. I hope you all had a won- blies in September and Big 6 is also workderful summer and enjoyed the beautiful ing on planning a special event. Hopefully, sunshine. things will work out. Like many of Needless to say, September will be a busy you, I’m very month (honestly, every month will be full excited for the of events). Picture day is coming up on upcoming school Sept. 7. The parking auction for students is year because of on Sept. 15. For parents, curriculum night all the things we is on Sept. 29. can accomplish Our ASB is ready for the upcoming Lilianne Nguyen together to make school year. We’re motivated to make ASB Public Relations Officer it fun. Terrace the best place that it can be so that First, I’d like everyone can get along with each other, to welcome the class of 2016 (the freshhave an enjoyable learning experience, and men) to MTHS. Make sure to stay on top have some fun along the way. My personal of your schoolwork and get involved in mantra is “work hard, play hard” and I extracurricular activities. One way you hope that is something that we can all try can get involved is to to do this year. “We’re motivated to make run for freshman class You might be wonderTerrace the best place that it ASB. Those petitions ing: how are we going to can be so that everyone can are now available. I’m do that? Well, it starts get along with each other, sure it’ll be worth your with the little things. have an enjoyable learning time. Something like meeting experience, and have some Next, I’d like to invite someone new and makfun along the way.” everyone to attend a ing them feel welcome fall sporting event. can go a long way. After There is something going on nearly every all, we’re going to be sharing a building for day on the football field, soccer pitch, tenthe rest of the year with each other. nis court, etc. Check out page 12 of the Strive to make every day a great day and Hawkeye for those dates, times and locaas a result, it’ll be a great year for all of us. tions, and go support your fellow studentIt’s a new chance to accomplish your goals athletes. and put the past in the past. And plus, the weather is going to be See you later! splendid for the rest of this week. Why NOTE: The Hawkeye provides the ASB spend your time inside during 80 degree space each issue in the Opinion section as weather? part of our mission as an open public forum. As I said before, this school year is going
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The Principal’s corner
We are Mountlake Terrace
elcome to a new school year! I am that we are. so very excited to see all of you What is something you can do to help back in the halls and in classes. For our make our school great? One of the simnew 9th graders, plest things you or anyone can do is simit will be great ply to make it a point to be kind to others. to get to know High school is tough—classes are hard, you and for our many of us have challenges we face outreturning stuside of school, many of us are involved in dents, it is great sports, jobs or other activities that take to see so many up our time. familiar faces. If we took a second to recognize that Greg Schwab I hope your each of us is working really hard and that MTHS Principal summer break sometimes what we need is just for others was what you had wanted it to be. But to be kind to us, this simple act would go now we’re back to school and back to the a long way to continuing the tradition of business of being students. greatness that is our school. Smile and say I have been thinking a lot this summer hi to someone. about our school and what it means to Call out others when you see them treatbe a member of our ing someone in a way “We are really an amazing school community. that is disrespectful or place with so many We are really an hurtful. outstanding programs, amazing place with so If everyone took the both academic and extramany outstanding protime to one simple curricular. There is much grams, both academic kind thing each day, for us to be proud of as and extra-curricular. we would be an even members of our school.” There is much for us to more amazing place be proud of as memthan we are already. bers of our school. There are so many other things we can But being a part of a community also do to help make our school great, but let’s means we have a responsibility to the start with one simple act of kindness each community to do our parts to help make day. it great. Our school motto is “To be; not I’ll talk more later on about the other to seem.” things we can do across this school year Have you ever wondered what that really to keep our school moving forward as a means? positive place for everyone who calls it What does it mean to BE a member of home for 6+ hours each day. our school? It means that you contribute We are Terrace. to it in a positive way, both in your classes Do your part. and outside of your classes at lunches, Welcome back and I wish everyone a passing times, before and after school. It successful school year! means that you represent our school at school events, games, and in the comNOTE: The Hawkeye provides the school munity. administrators space each issue in the As we go through this school year, Opinion section as part of our mission as an I want to encourage everyone here at open public forum. MTHS to BE a part of MTHS and help contribute to making us the great school
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Freedom of expression and press freedom are fundamental values in a democratic society. The mission of any institution committed to preparing productive citizens must include teaching students these values, both by lesson and by example.
As determined by the courts, student exercise of freedom of expression and press freedom is protected by both state and federal law, especially by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Additionally, Article I, Section 5 of the Washington State Constitution reads: Every person may freely speak, write and publish on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right. Accordingly, public school officials are responsible for encouraging and ensuring freedom of expression and press freedom for all students. Therefore, it is the policy of the HAWKEYE, the MTHS Administration and the Edmonds School District Board of Education that the HAWKEYE and its subsidiary publications have been established as forums for student expression and as voices in the uninhibited, robust, free and open discussion of issues. B. E dmonds School Dist. Board Policy 7375 “Student Publications (Adopted Revised 1/19/93). Student publications produced as part of the school’s curriculum or with the support of the associated student body fund are intended to serve both as vehicles for instruction and student communication. Student publications are a valuable means of expression under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. To the extent the material appearing in such publications does not disrupt the learning environment, students should have broad discretion over what does appear. Such material may not be libelous, obscene, or profane nor may it cause a substantial disruption of the school, invade the privacy of others, demean any race, religion, sex, or ethnic group, advocate the violation of the law, or advertise tobacco products, liquor, illicit drugs, or drug paraphernalia.” Therefore, it is the policy of the HAWKEYE, the MTHS Administration and the Edmonds School District Board of Education that student journalists shall have the right to determine the content of student media. Accordingly, the following guidelines relate only to establishing grounds for disciplinary actions subsequent to publication.
II. OFFICIAL STUDENT MEDIA A. Responsibilities of Student Journalists
Students who work on official, school-sponsored student publications or electronic media determine the content of their respective publications and are responsible for that content. These students should: l. Determine the content of the student media; 2. Strive to produce media based upon professional standards of accuracy, objectivity and fairness; 3. Review material to improve sentence structure, grammar, spelling and punctuation; 4. Check and verify all facts and verify the accuracy of all quotations; and 5. In the case of editorials or letters to the editor concerning controversial issues, determine the need for rebuttal comments and opinions and therefore provide space, if appropriate. B. Unprotected Expression The following types of student expression will not be protected:
1. Material that is “obscene as to minors.” Obscene as to minors is defined as material that meets all three of the following requirements: (a) the average person, applying contemporary community standards, would find that the publication, taken as a whole, appeals to a minor’s prurient interest in sex; and (b) the publication depicts or describes, in a patently offensive way, sexual conduct such as ultimate sexual acts (normal or perverted), masturbation and lewd exhibition of the genitals; and (c) the work, taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value. Indecent or vulgar language is not obscene. 2. Libelous material. Libelous statements are provably false and unprivileged statements of fact that do demonstrated injury to an individual’s or business’s reputation in the community. If the allegedly libeled party is a “public figure” or “public official” as defined below, then school officials must show that the false statement was published “with actual malice,” i.e., that the student journalists knew that the statement was false or that they published it with reckless disregard for the truth without trying to verify the truthfulness of the statement. (a) A public official is a person who holds an elected or appointed public office and exercises a significant amount of governmental authority. (b) A public figure is a person who either has sought the public’s attention or is well known because of personal achievements or actions. (c) School employees will be considered public officials or public figures in relationship to articles concerning their school-related activities. (d) When an allegedly libelous statement concerns an individual who is not a public official or a public figure, school officials must show that the false statement was published willfully or negligently, i.e., the student journalist who wrote or published the statement has failed to exercise reasonably prudent care. (e) Students are free to express opinions. Specifically, a student may criticize school policy or the performance of teachers, administrators, school officials and other school employees. 3. Material that will cause “a material and substantial disruption of school activities.” (a) Disruption is defined as student rioting, unlawful seizures of property, destruction of property, or substantial student participation in a school boycott, sit-in, walkout or other related form of activity. Material such as racial, religious or ethnic slurs, however distasteful, is not in and of itself disruptive under these guidelines. Threats of violence are not materially disruptive without some act in furtherance of that threat or a reasonable belief and expectation that the author of the threat has the capability and intent of carrying through on that threat in a manner that does not allow acts other than suppression of speech to mitigate the threat in a timely manner. (b) For student media to be considered disruptive, specific facts must exist upon which one could reasonably forecast that a likelihood of immediate, substantial mate-
rial disruption to normal school activity would occur if the material were further distributed or has occurred as a result of the material’s distribution or dissemination. Mere undifferentiated fear or apprehension of disturbance is not enough; school administrators must be able affirmatively to show substantial facts that reasonably support a forecast of likely disruption. (c) In determining whether student media is disruptive, consideration must be given to the context of the distribution as well as the content of the material. In this regard, consideration should be given to past experience in the school with similar material, past experience in the school in dealing with and supervising the students in the school, current events influencing student attitudes and behavior and whether there have been any instances of actual or threatened disruption prior to or contemporaneously with the dissemination of the student publication in question. (d) School officials must protect advocates of unpopular viewpoints. D. Protected Speech 1. School officials cannot: a. Ban student expression solely because it is controversial, takes extreme, fringe or minority opinions, or is distasteful, unpopular or unpleasant; b. Ban the publication or distribution of material relating to sexual issues including, but not limited to, virginity, birth control and sexually-transmitted diseases; c. Censor or punish the occasional use of indecent, vulgar or so-called “four-letter” words in student publications; d. Prohibit criticism of the policies, practices or performance of teachers, school officials, the school itself or of any public officials; e. Cut off funds to official student media because of disagreement over editorial policy; f. Ban student expression that merely advocates illegal conduct without proving that such speech is directed toward and will actually cause imminent unlawful action. g. Ban the publication or distribution by students of material written by non-students; h. Prohibit the endorsement of candidates for student office or for public office at any level, nor prohibit the endorsement of initiatives, referenda, or other measures brought before citizens including school levies and bonds. 2. Commercial Speech. Advertising is constitutionally protected expression. Acceptance or rejection of advertising is within the purview of the publication staff. Ads for political candidates and ballot issues may be accepted; however publication staffs are encouraged to solicit ads from all sides on such issues. E. On-Line Student Media and Use of Electronic Information Resources 1. On-Line Student Media. Online media, including websites, e-mail, social media, listserves and discussion groups, may be used by students like any other communications media to reach both those within the school and those beyond it. All official, schoolsponsored online student publications are entitled to the same protections and are subject to no greater limitations
than other student media, as described in this policy. 2. Electronic Information Resources. Student journalists may use electronic information resources, including websites, e-mail, social media, listserves and discussion groups, to gather news and information, to communicate with other students and individuals and to ask questions of and consult with sources. Although faculty advisers to student media are encouraged to help students develop the intellectual skills needed to evaluate and appropriately use electronically available information to meet their news gathering purposes, advisers are not responsible for approving the online resources used or created by their students. 3. Acceptable Use Policies. The Board recognizes that the technical and networking environment necessary for online communication may require that school officials define guidelines for student exploration and use of electronic information resources. The purpose of such guidelines will be to provide for the orderly, efficient and fair operation of the school’s online resources. The guidelines may not be used to unreasonably restrict student use of or communication on the online media. Such guidelines may address the following issues: file size limits, password management, system security, data downloading protocol, use of domain names, use of copyrighted software, access to computer facilities, computer hacking, computer etiquette and data privacy.
III. ADVISER JOB SECURITY
The student media adviser is not a censor. No person who advises a student publication will be fired, transferred or removed from the advisership by reason of his or her refusal to exercise editorial control over student media or to otherwise suppress the protected free expression of student journalists.
V. PRIOR RESTRAINT
No student media, whether non-school-sponsored or official, will be reviewed by school administrators prior to distribution or withheld from distribution. The school assumes no liability for the content of any student publication, and urges all student journalists to recognize that with editorial control comes responsibility, including the responsibility to follow professional journalism standards each school year.
NOTE: This is an abbreviated version of the Hawkeye’s official publication policies. For a complete copy, please contact a member of the Hawkeye’s Editorial Board or visit us online at www.TheHawkeye.org
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As the new school year begins, the best thing students can do is to become prepared and get an early start. First and foremost, students should build a good work ethic. Learning how to develop a strong work ethic would be starting assignments early, executing on deadlines, and establishing a healthy sleeping schedule (most teens need about eight and a half to more than nine hours of sleep each night). It’s quite straightforward: start early on assignments so that your grade won’t be dragged down by late work, incomplete assignments or lost hours of sleep. “It’s really important that especially when you start high school that you manage deadlines and that you stay on top of homework,” Principal Greg Schwab said. Another good approach to a good year is to establish a favorable relationship with teachers by being friendly (even if that means being a suck-up), and completing your work while being active in class. Making a good impression on teachers the first week is important because being on a teacher’s good side can make or break your grade. Also, be sure to have each of your teacher’s emails and make an effort to message them on a weekly basis concerning class work and questions. Seniors and juniors should be aware that college is close, so put time and effort into spending time out of school to research and apply to college. Then, when the time comes in June, you can get your diploma knowing that you have a plan. Be sure to study and practice for the SATs and ACTs as well. Many colleges, such as the UW, look at the scores you received, which either helps or destroys your potential for acceptance. “I think it’s really important that you
do some sort of prep course, whether it’s an online training course or even taking a practice test multiple times. Those are really helpful things to do,” Schwab said. Underclassmen need to understand that you still have a lot of work ahead of you and lying on the couch playing Xbox won’t get the job done, so practice good habits and be stanch towards your school work. “The number one reason why we see 9th graders struggle in school is because they don’t do their homework, and if you simply did your homework everyday and turned it on time, that would be a huge help,” Schwab said. If you are involved in athletics or clubs, don’t let extra curricular activities hold you back. As long as you set aside time, dedicate yourself, and keep the right mind set, you should be able to keep your grades up and still be actively involved in your high school. Put school first; incorporate a schedule where you are able to balance school and your after school activities. Don’t over load yourself with too many activities. Start to gradually join clubs or athletics only when you are academically stable. “We think it’s important that you be involved, but you also have to manage your time really well and making sure you set aside time each night to get your homework done, and make sure you know when your deadlines are,” said Schwab. Using a planner, is an easy and useful way to keep tabs on upcoming dates such as exam dates. Planners keep you updated, organized, and help you coordinate your schoolwork and after school clubs and activities. MTHS wants you to be involved. Don’t launch off the new year being a couch potato. Invest your time and efforts into school now, so you may see it turn into something bigger in the future.
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the425 The future of the MLT Civic Center By Nick FIorillo the425 Editor
The options 1. Pass the civic center bond measure, which will raise taxes but improve services
2. Pass a property tax levy to provide funding to continue renting the interim city hall, which will raise taxes
3. Cut city services to provide funding to continue renting the interim city hall
125 more votes. Proposition 1 only needed 125 more Yes votes to pass the required 60 percent of the vote. Proposition 1 to fund the construction of a new civic center in Mountlake Terrace received 56.83 percent yes votes and needed 3.17 percent more to pass with a super majority. The vote, although not passing, left the Yes Campaign and city leaders optimistic and hopeful that residents are becoming more convinced that a civic center would be the better option. “While it didn’t meet the 60 percent super majority requirement, it certainly shows that an overwhelming majority of the community supports [the civic center],” Mountlake Terrace City Manager John Caulfield said. The problem that was present still exists. The City of Mountlake Terrace does not own their city hall. The Mountlake Terrace Interim City Hall is currently located on second floor of a business complex at 6100 219th St. SW. Community members
are concerned that the “Where [the city] is renting right now is owned by somebody out of state, so the [rent] isn’t even staying here [in Washington state],” President of the Yes Campaign for the Mountlake Terrace Civic Center Bonnie Mercer said. There are several problems with the current situation. The most pressing problem is that the funding to rent the office space will run out soon, according to Caulfield. “We don’t have funding to continue renting the interim [city hall] after 2013,” Caulfield said. If the city wanted to continue renting the building, they would need to pass a property tax levy to provide rent funding. Or, they would have to cut city services to provide rent funding The other option is for the bond measure to provide funding for the civic center to be put back on the ballot, an option which city officials and the Yes Campaign would prefer. “We have land, we have property that the city owns, that we can build on,” Mercer said in support of building the on the land
that the city has planned for construction of the civic center. “The civic center provides a wide range of benefits, including, quite frankly, being more cost-effective over the life of the building,” Caulfield said. The proposed civic center bond measure is not just for the construction of city hall. There are other city buildings that would be improved if the proposal passes. The library and police station would be renovated, and are definitely in need of it. The Mountlake Terrace Police Station has outgrown its building. If you take a tour of the building, the problems become obvious. Several closets have been transformed into offices, due to lack of space. Previously, the station had two holding cells. Now, one of the holding cells, without any ventilation or windows, has become and office. Lack of space again caused this. Officers said that because they are short on space, they face many privacy, efficiency, and safety issues. City council will meet Sept. 8 to discuss the next steps for the civic center. Nick Fiorillo | Hawkeye
Local businesses donate 150 backpacks to elementary students By Nick Fiorillo
than last year. Sheik said it’s very important for the busiWhen Mountlake Terrace Elementary nesses to give back. “The community gives school students return to school this fall, so much to our businesses...it’s the least we local businesses want them to have every- can do,” Sheik said. “Giving to children thing they need for a successful year. especially, it’s an amazing feeling,” she The fourth year of the Mountlake Terrace said. Business Association (MLTBA) “Backpacks The total cost for one backpack was $15.50, for Little Hawks Program” which included all the supplies turned out to be their on the school’s back to school “It’s not just most successful year yet, supply list. Mountlake Terrace about glue sticks donating 150 backpacks businesses were the major and pencils and to Mountlake Terrace sponsors of the program, but a backpack, but Elementary. The backanyone could donate to the it’s about people packs, filled with all the MLTBA for them to purchase caring about school supplies that stubackpacks and supplies. “I the kids and the dents need, are given to can’t thank everybody enough families in our families in need who donated,” Sheikh said. community.” “It’s a huge support to the The Mountlake Terrace Doug Johnson families in our commu- MOuntlake Terrace Elementary Farmer’s Market, was one of Principal nity,” Mountlake Terrace the many largest sponsors of Elementary Principal the program, donating 100 Doug Johnson said. backpacks, according to According to Johnson, 60 Sheikh. percent of MTE students Johnson says that students are on free and reduced and parents also are benefitlunch, which shows why ed simply by the community the backpack donations showing their support. “It’s are so important to stunot just about glue sticks and dents. “School supplies is pencils and a backpack, but the one major financial it’s about people caring about hurdle we can’t take care the kids and the families in of in our school system,” our community,” Johnson Johnson said. said. In her first year of “It’s just wonderful how the Backpacks for Little community gets together to Hawks, new MLTBA do things like this for other President and General people in the community,” Kyra Dahlman | H Manager of Studio 6 Sheikh said. Ayesha Sheikh said that Sheikh says she plans to conshe was proud to be able to tinue the program for many donate 20 backpacks more years. the425 Editor
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Teens say higher prices, high competition, and poor product quality contributed to Melt Waffle and Frozen yogurt closing its doors within one year of its opening By Nick Fiorillo the425 Editor
Fans said goodbye to Mountlake Terrace’s only frozen yogurt store, Melt Waffle and Frozen Yogurt, when it closed for good in late August. Just blocks from MTHS on 212th St SW, the location seemed like the ideal place for people, especially teens at MTHS, to spend money and enjoy a new take to “FroYo” by adding a waffle. However, Melt did not impress all. Some teens, like junior Jack Pearce, didn’t like Melt’s prices. Pearce thought one of the reasons Melt went out of business was because “the prices [at Melt] are high.” Other teens, like freshman Kristian Suzara, just d id n’t
fle became like what Melt had to offer. “I tried their product a bowl, and the option before and it wasn’t that good,” Suzara said. of having a waffle on the side was no lonSeveral other local FroYo destinations, including ger available. Menchies, Revelations, Red Mango, and TCBY, creSince its closing, Melt has deleted their ated huge competition for Melt. Facebook page and their website Many teens had already picked their has been taken down. Their website “Melt Waffle and favorite FroYo before newcomer simply reads, “Melt Waffle and Frozen Frozen Yogurt Melt opened their doors. ’"I know Yogurt is closed. We appreciate your is closed. We that a lot of people prefer Menchies patronage and wish you well.” appreciate your [over Melt]," senior Jade Roque said. Activities/Athletics Director Kim patronage and Still, Melt was the only store offerStewart said the news of Melt closwish you well” ing frozen yogurt in Mountlake ing came as a shock. Stewart’s Melt’s website Terrace and was by far the closest wife was a big fan of Melt meltwaffle.com to MTHS. and was saddened to Melt announced in early July that it learn the news. “I wish was under new ownership. The new owners announced they would have warned us because several changes on their Facebook page, including my wife was sort of upset,” Stewart the elimination of some options, which received said. mixed reviews from Facebook fans. Originally, Melt Sept. 3 would have been Melt’s one year offered several flavors of frozen yogurt atop a pearl- anniversary. sugar waffle with many toppings and sauces available. Kyra Dahlman | Hawkeye When the new owners took over in July, the waf-
Q&A with new city councilman Bryan Wahl By Nick Fiorillo the425 Editor
Q. How long have you lived in Mountlake Terrace? A. 15 years. I moved here in ’97, but I grew up in Shoreline, so I’m very familiar with the area. Q. What did you learn while on the city planning commission that prepares you for a job on city council? A. What I’m finding now is almost 70 percent of what I’m doing and what I’m seeing and working on the city council now, I’ve already seen through the planning commission. So, a lot of what I am now dealing with on the city council, we’ve been working on for years on the planning commission. Q. What skills did working on the planning commission give you? A. Part of it is just knowing city policy and understanding what laws and regulations our city has been dealing with for years. Knowing what our vision is, what our city’s goals are, what we are hoping to achieve, working with the public, the community, and our constituents in coming up with a plan. I’m not sure I necessary learned it on the planning commission, but certainly being part of planning commission was important in being part of the collaborative body, learning how to work together to achieve a common goal. Q. What’s the most important thing you have accomplished on the planning
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Mountlake Terrace’s newest city councilman Bryan Wahl was sworn in on Sept. 4. Wahl has served on the Mountlake Terrace Planning Commission for 14 years.
commission? A. The comprehensive plan and vision for the community. Q. What do you hope to accomplish on city council? What are some of your main goals? A. Implementing the comprehensive plan. Really, the key is the comprehensive plan establishes the vision for how the community is going to grow. And then what’s important is that is not just another document that sits on the shelf, it is a living
breathing document that we as a council, and as a city, should be implementing. So everything that we’re doing, whether it’s through the budget, through the development regulations that we’re adopting, everything that we’re dong should be to facilitate the achieving our goals as we set out in the comprehensive plan. Q. Why do you like the community of Mountlake Terrace so much? A. I grew up in Shoreline. This area is home, it always has been and always will
be. I’ve traveled the world, I’ve traveled the country. There’s a lot of amazing places out there, a lot of great places to see and things to do all around. There’s no better place in the world to be than right here in the Northwest. Mountlake Terrace and Shoreline, the area is beautiful, it’s accessible. It’s a great location, it’s easy to get to the urban ammonites of the city of say of Seattle, Everett and Bellevue and Redmond and Kirkland. Yet, we’re still a suburban community and so we have still a quiet neighborhood atmosphere, which is nice to get away from the city atmosphere but still have easy access to it. Everything about living here, to me, is home, says home. Q. One of the biggest issues in Mountlake Terrace is the civic center. What’s your view on the matter? A. Being involved in the planning commission, that was an important of our plan. The civic campus is one of the key significant anchors for creating a vibrant community. By putting that in place, that will draw more business to the area in our city center and in our town center. That’s why to me, it’s so important just because it’s the anchor to a vibrant city. Q. What do you like to do when you’re not working? A. I enjoy travel. I enjoy getting outdoors. I’ve been snow skiing since I was two, and waterskiing. And working out and exercising.
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Spray tanning on the rise But, there may be just as many risks as tanning beds By Olivia Driscoll
spray getting into the eyes or mouth. The solution used for spray tans contains Now that summer’s coming to an end and the chemical dihydroxy-acetone, or DHA. the school year is starting back up, that DHA is approved by the FDA as an ingredimeans the opportunity to get naturally tan is ent in self tanning lotions and creams, but ending in just a few short weeks. However, not for whole body spray tans. many people want to maintain their sun DHA is a colorless 3-carbon sugar that kissed glow throughout causes a chemical reacthe year. tion with amino acids. “When you do the spray According to the Centers When generously applied tanning using dihydroxyfor Disease Control, 21 to the skin, the result is acetone, there could be a percent of all high school a darkened skin. DHA risk that if it is absorbed or sunless tanning has been women have gone indoor inhaled, it could be affecting recommended by the tanning. the lungs, but also the American Academy of The most common circulation in other organs.” Dermatology, American method of sunless tanDr. Leyda Bowes Medical Association and ning is lying in a tanning Dermatologist Skin Cancer Foundation bed, but that has many as a safer fix to sun tanning. known health risks. Other products that can Dr. Reey Panettieri, a toxicologist and lung be used are tanning creams or lotions. specialist at the University of Pennsylvania’s An alternative to sun bathing or tanning Perelma School of Medicine, said, “The reain a bed is spray tanning. Spray tans can be son I’m concerned is the deposition of the applied at most tanning salons. The average spray tan can last up to ten tanning agents into the lungs cold really days, compared to having to tan multiple facilitate or aid systemic absorption –that is, getting into the bloodstream.” times a week in a tanning bed. Dr. Leyda Bowes, a dermatologist from Spray tanning was considered a safe alternative to sun bathing, but this may not be Miami, also said, “When you do the spray tanning using dihydroxy-acetone, there true. Some possible risks to spray tanning may could be a risk that if it is absorbed or include an allergic reaction, emphysema, inhaled, it could be affecting the lungs but worsened asthma and the chemicals of the also circulation in other organs.” Health Editor
Another raising concern is the affect of DHA in DNA and other cells, DHA can change the cells to promote the development of cancers. “What we’re concerned about is not so much that creates the reaction that creates the tanning, but reactions that may occur deeper down with living cells that might change DNA,” said Dr. Lynn Goldman, the Dean of public health at George Washington University. In any spray tan solution, there can be up to forty chemicals and ingredients. DHA may not be the only harmful chemcial. It’s important, when and if you decide to still get a spray tan, to protect the eyes and mouth from the dangerous chemicals. Also remember that a spray tan has no sunscreen in it’s ingredients, so it’s still important to wear sunscreen or makeup that contains SPF when going out in the sun to protect your skin from UV rays.
Tanning facts: 76 percent of teen girls live within ten miles of a tanning salon. 21 percent of all high school girls have gone indoor tanning. 65 percent of girls ranged 16 to 22 agreed people look more attractive tan.
Statistics provided by the CDC, and CITY (controlling Indoor Tanning in Youth). Kyra Dahlman | Hawkeye
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With picture day coming up, students want pearly white teeth in the yearbook. Traditional ways people whiten teeth are by going to the dentist for treatments or white strips that can be purchased and used at home. Bleaching teeth, professionally or even at home, can cause damage and sensitivity. These methods also take time and money. Some easy, cheap, and quick ways to do this are with baking soda and strawberries. To do this, mix together two crushed strawberries and a tablespoon of baking soda. Then put the mixture onto a soft bristled toothbrush and leave on teeth for five minutes. Once the times up, brush away the mixture with regular toothpaste. The strawberries in this mixture have an enzyme in them called malic acid, which removes surface stains on the teeth. Malic acid is used as a common ingredient in whitening toothpastes. The baking soda in this mixture is also great for teeth because it’s an acid neutralizer, which gently removes surface stains. Another option that includes baking soda would be simply to sprinkle a little bit on regular toothpaste and brush normally. Apples can also be used as a natural solution for whitening. Strawberries contain malic Eating an apple stains if applied to teeth. along with daily effects as brushing teeth.
brushes whitens teeth while also giving the body minerals and vitamins your body needs each day. Raw celery and carrots are other foods that help maintain healthy, white teeth. A good way to prevent teeth stains is to not drink a lot of coffee or dark sodas. Instead, drink eight glasses of water recommended each day because it also naturally cleans the teeth. However, if a person is going to drink a lot of dark or sugary beverages, drinking with a straw can protect the teeth since the liquid won’t touch your teeth as much. Citrus fruits, such as pineapples and oranges cause the mouth to produce more saliva, which helps whiten teeth and clean the mouth from bacteria. Also, lemon juice and salt combined is a great alternative to whitening teeth. Mix them together and apply on to teeth with fingers and leave on for two minutes and rinse well afterwards. A common at home remedy is rinsing the mouth every other day with half hydrogen peroxide and a half water mixture. Be sure not to swallow this mixture and to rinse mouth well with regular water after. Hydrogen peroxide is a great way to whiten teeth and kill germs at the same time. These quick methods can be used at home a Serafina Urrutia | H acid, which removes surface few times a week noticeable Eating an apple has similar for results. awkeye
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First play of the season will go straight to the ‘Heart’ By Shannon Beaumont Graphic by Daniil Oliferovskiy Hawkeye staff
To kick off the new school year, the Drama Department is immediately beginning rehearsals for the first production of the year, “A Piece of My Heart,” by Shirley Lauro and directed by drama instructor Jeannie Brzovic. “A Piece of my Heart” earned Lauro three awards including The Kittredge Foundation Award, The Susan Blackburn Prize, and The Barbara Deming Prize for Women Playwrights. The production of “A Piece of my Heart”
shows the true hard lives of six women who go to Vietnam, having to pull strong through a war that was forced upon them. Three of these women are nurses, one is an intelligence worker, another is a Red Cross worker, and the last is a USO entertainer. “A Piece of my Heart” presents why each woman decides to go to Vietnam and are thoroughly surprised when they are thrown into war. This fantastic play reveals how each woman reacts to the war, how they cope with what is happening around them, and how they make decisions. The production follows the six women before they go into war, during their time at war, and the
aftermath of the war, observing how the traumatizing experience affected the women. All around the world, “A Piece of my Heart” has earned magnificent reviews, describing how touching the play is as it shows what women suffer through during the hard times of war. Over the summer, the roles for the play had been assigned to eleven students; Jocelyn Leggett as Martha; Serena Hohenstein as MaryJo; Emily Davidson as Sissy; Alana Erkan as Whitney; Danielle Hirano as LeeAnn; and Elbethel Abebe as Steele. Calvin Martin, Jacob Pratt, Evan Roberts, Myles Stillwaugh, and Matt Sythandone will be taking the roles of officers, soldiers, and other side characters that come along.
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The Jazz ensemble perform a magnificent piece at Matthew’s Winery in Woodinville.
Jazz Ensemble performs in Portland and all around Washington state during the summer By AnhViet Nguyen News Co-Editor
Although its planned Vienna trip isn’t until next summer, the MTHS band program’s fundraising efforts led by the music boosters have already started. Aug. 19, the MTHS Jazz Ensemble performed at Matthew’s Winery in Woodinville in an event that included a silent auction, raffles, food, wine tasting, and of course, music. The band, consisting of participants from the week of Aug. 12 jazz workshop at Edmonds Woodway H.S., performed for an hour in front of an audience of over 200. The fundraiser, dubbed “A Night in Vienna,” attracted numerous friends, family and community members. The Jazz eEsemble had been busy over the few days leading up to the performance with
a concert at Edmonds Woodway H.S. to conclude its week-long workshop and a gig at Tula’s Jazz Club in Seattle. From Aug. 6-10, the concert band workshop took place under the direction of University of Washington Professor Tim Salzman and a few of his graduate students. Local professional musicians also helped students improve their skills throughout the week. Both the concert band and the jazz band traveled to the Portland area the week of Aug. 20 for performances and team building opportunities. Highlights of the trip included a performance at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum and the Vancouver Jazz Festival. The workshops were first offered in 2004 and have played an integral part in the MTHS band program’s development.
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New expectations, new look, new hope
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The Hawks (right) fell 19-8 to Stanwood in last Friday’s opening game at Bob Larson Stadium in Stanwood. Their next game is 5 p.m. Friday against the Edmonds-Woodway Warriors at Edmonds Stadium. By Austin McDermott Sports Co-Editor
In spite of the Hawks’ rough start last Friday, this years’ football team may have some of the highest expectations in recent school history. The team hopes their all new grey helmets will signify the start of a new era. Coming off a season with possibly the youngest roster in head coach Tony Umayum’s nine year stay with the Hawks’, things seem to be looking up. Junior running back Devante Downs figures to be an important piece of this year’s offense attack. He picked up right where he left off last season (before he was injured for the last couple of games) scoring all eight of the Hawks’ points in the fourth quarter on a nine yard touchdown run followed by a successful two point conversion. Downs finished the game with 18 carries and a whopping 106 yards. Downs combination of size and speed gives him a large advantage over opposing defenses, and is easily a big playmaker on any team. Another big piece for the Hawks’ hopes this season is returning senior quarterback
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Beau Kennedy. After a really rough first year as a quarterback where Kennedy took a lot of hits behind a young offensive line, Kennedy is retooled and ready for a big year Wideouts Tye Esparza, Quintin Barnard, and Shawn Evensen give Kennedy plenty of talented targets to throw to. He finished the season opener with nine completions in 19 attempts for 91 yards, and rushed 10 times for 78 yards. Also returning is an offensive and defensive line that is a year older, but still very young. Now with more experience under their belt (and a little more size up front) Kennedy should be given some better protection, allowing him to stay in the pocket longer for more passes, instead of being forced to rush when pushed out of the
pocket. Opposing backfields should feel more pressure too, as the Hawks’ won’t be outmatched every week anymore. The defense should look pretty familiar with Downs doubling in the secondary (as well as a running back) and second team all-league safety Mason Stone returning. After finishing two straight seasons at
6-4, last year’s 2-8 finish came as a bit of a surprise. But with a more experienced and better tooled roster than many in recent team history, there’s no reason to believe that this team won’t show a lot of signs of improvement. Expect some big things this year, and hopefully for years to come.
Playoff run likely for Hawks volleyball By Austin McDermott Sports Co-Editor
This could be a big year for volleyball. Big as in the first year the girls can break .500 since 2008. The volleyball team has in general been pretty successful for the past several years, usually finishing just one game under .500 in league play, but the one game to push them over the top has somehow eluded them. That however, may end this year. After losing just three seniors, many key players are returning for the 2012 season. Sarah Pung, Casey Hynes, Anne-Marie
Gonzalez, Justine Kelly, Meg Roberts, and Madison Eich all are returning from last year’s varsity squad. With a solid returning core, the Hawks’ hopes of finally making it to state may be higher than ever, but the team is still very young. Three sophomores – Alisha Clingan, Ali Hitchcok, and Emily Eich – all made the varsity squad. Add in the fact that there are once again just three returning seniors, and it makes for an interesting combination. With high hopes and another young team, only time will tell if this squad breaks that elusive .500 barrier.