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Terrace responds to assault, robbery

Students and staff sign posters and collect money for victim and family

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Sophomore Jessica Bressler reads a note written on the “Thinking of you Jose” poster made after the Dec. 4 assault and robbery of the MTHS junior in a restroom. The posters were delivered Dec. 10. By Will Khadivi News Co-Editor

Huge posters made with the messages “Thinking of you Jose” and “Get Well!” were delivered yesterday to Jose Bernabe, 16, the victim of an assault last week in an MTHS restroom. Hundreds of students and staff signed the posters after the Mix It Up Club created them last week. The club set up a “flash-mob poster painting.” “There are donations accepted in the main office [for Jose’s family],” school psychologist Julie Schwab said. “A lot of students are coming together and doing fundraisers and doing different things to support Jose.” On Tuesday, Dec. 4 before first lunch in a restroom near the Hawk Shop, Bernabe, Students a junior, was and staff assaulted and react to robbed of his the assault wallet. The – see the main suspect is Opinion senior Darian section on page 4 Sharpe, who was formally booked by the Mountlake Terrace Police Department and charged with one count of robbery in the first degree and one count of assault in the

“The police are interviewing several students at this point to try to understand who else may have been involved.” Greg Schwab MTHS principal

second degree. He was emergency expelled on Dec. 4 by school officials. According to several news reports, Sharpe has an extensive criminal record. Sharpe was released on bail early in the morning on Thursday, Dec. 6. Bernabe was taken from MTHS to Swedish Hospital in Edmonds and later transferred to Seattle Children’s. He was released on Wednesday, Dec. 5. Bernabe’s injuries included a broken jaw, at least one knocked out tooth, and likely a concussion. He also required stitches. Bernabe underwent a surgery to repair his broken jaw. “It wasn’t a stabbing,” Principal Greg Schwab said. “We are working to establish whether or not there might have been something used to hit him with.” “The police investigation is wider than just the one student,” Principal Schwab said. “The police are inter-

viewing several students at this point to try to understand who else may have been involved.” “Darian could have not done this by himself, that bathroom gets full every single lunch,” junior Jennifer Richarte, a personal friend of Bernabe, said. “Jose’s always in that bathroom. Why would he do it in that bathroom when there’s many people, it was obviously planned out because he knew what he was doing and it’s loud so you really wouldn’t hear much.” At this point in the investigation, no additional persons have been officially named as suspects. One story circulating MTHS is that Bernabe was carrying a large amount of cash with him at the time of the incident. “He buys lunch for his friends or if you ask him for money, he would give you money,” Richarte said. “It depends if you really know him, he will give you money. He would spread out money to close friends, not just like people who come up and ask him for money.” A day after the incident, Seattle news media came to MTHS to cover the assault and robbery. In the opinion of some students and staff, the coverage was less than fair to MTHS and included an inaccurate description of Bernabe. See ASSAULT continued on page 2

Rocks thrown through windows, including principal’s

AnhViet Nguyen | Hawkeye

Principal Greg Schwab arrived Monday morning to a broken window in his office. Another window was damaged near the weight room. By Will Khadivi News Co-Editor

A rock was thrown through the Principal Greg Schwab’s office window, causing a minor amount of damage. The rock was thrown earlier this weekend and wasn’t discovered until Schwab came to work around 6 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 11. Rocks were also thrown through a window downstairs near the wrestling room. Security camera footage shows dark figures in the early morning hours on Saturday, Dec. 9. “It was a big rock,” Schwab said. It is unclear whether MTHS or Schwab were targeted for a specific reason. In the past week, MTHS has drawn significant media attention from the assault and robbery of a student in a men’s restroom (see story at left).


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Royals reclaim control of PPP trophy Lynnwood collects around 16,000 cans, dwarfing Terrace’s total of 4,726 cans By Erick Yanzon Online & Social Media Manager

The MTHS Interhigh organized the 15th annual canned food drive and PPP (Pursuit of the Power Plunger) competition against Lynnwood H.S. which started in 1997.  ASB adviser Kim Stewart said, “We wanted to do something to create a friendly school rivalry between the two schools, so we came up with the canned food drive that would help both communities and the plunger races that we would compete with a full day of basketball.”  The event alternates between the two schools and it took place at Lynnwood H.S. this year on Saturday, Dec. 1. The first basketball game started at 9 a.m. and the final game began at 7 p.m.  The food drive benefits the Mountlake Terrace food bank for those in need during the holiday season. MTHS came short having a total of 4,726 cans compared to last year’s total of around 11,000 cans, while Lynnwood collected an

outstanding 16,000 cans this year compared to last year’s total of 8,000 cans.  PPP is scored with various aspects. Two points for the most collected cans, one point for overall attendance and spirit at both of the basketball games, and a point for each of the plunger races. The staff race was cancelled due to various reasons.  Can collection started on Nov. 13 and was based on the four hallways. This year’s theme was “Hair 4 Hunger”, meaning a staff member would dye their hair with the color of their choice after the school reached a certain amount of cans. For example, humanities teacher Chris Ellinger agreed to dye his hair green when MTHS reached the 1000 cans milestone. However, there was some confusion about how the hallway competition worked including a lack of promotion from ASB and overall lack of school motivation. Sophomore Katie Tran said, “I think people didn’t even

Tragic incident raises questions about school’s climate ASSAULT continued from front page

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KOMO-TV news speculated that the incident might have been the result of “bullying gone too far.” KOMO also inferred that Bernabe may have been targeted because of academic programs he is part of at MTHS. According to Principal Schwab, it is not believed that Bernabe and Sharpe knew each other. A post was made on Sharpe’s Facebook time line on Dec. 6 Darian Sharpe denying any wrongdoing on his part. “I am sorry for what has happened to Jose, not all the facts are up front yet and people are going to believe whatever direction it points but I am not guilty of what I am being accused of,” read the post on Sharpe’s Facebook. “I did not touch Jose … I know the truth will be out in the end of this and will see I have done no harm to this young man and am paying for a crime I have not committed,” the post continued.

The incident has created somewhat of a somber tone on campus and has raised many questions as to why this happened and what could have been done to prevent it. Students and staff who know Sharpe say he wasn’t acting out of the ordinary on the day of the incident. “He [Sharpe] didn’t do anything unusual Tuesday than he did any other day,” teacher Kimberly Nelson said. Nelson had Sharpe in one of her classes prior to the incident. “He’s not the one who starts trouble with other kids in class,” Nelson said. “I have only known him since September, but he and I have gotten along fine. He’s an angry kid, I do agree with that.” Students and staff agree that the level of violence in this incident is rare at MTHS. “I have 170 kids who come through my door who do amazing things, who deal with terrible stuff in their life and still come to school,” Nelson said. “You never hear about them on TV. You only hear about one kid who made one mistake and that makes me tragically sad.” Editor’s Note: The Hawkeye’s policy is to name suspects under 18 who have been charged with a felony or who are being treated by the courts as an adult.

think about bringing cans. I think last year was better, because our English teacher motivated us to bring them for extra credit.” The winter activities/PPP assembly occurred on Nov. 30. The junior class won both the race. For the attendance and spirit point, there were about 75 people who cheered and attended the men’s basketball game, but only about 25 people stayed for the women’s game.  Senior Nancy Nguyen, district Interhigh president, said, “There’s a lot of room for improvement such as getting the word out and making sure everyone knew how the system was working. Though the collection and counting went very well, the number of cans isn’t as high as it was last year but we still helped our community and that’s what matters most.” Lynnwood currently holds an 8-7 all-time lead over Terrace in the PPP competition.

Giving tree helps local families By Paxtyn Merten Hawkeye staff

Once again, the season of giving has crept its way up to the present. For the second year in a row, giving is being made easier at MTHS with the giving tree. The giving tree, organized by student support advocate Ashley Johnson and co-sponsored by the sophomore class ASB, is a program where people can buy gifts for children whose families can’t afford to purchase any. The gifts go to the Holly House, which is a local organization that helps out hundreds of families at 12 district schools, including MTHS. At Holly House, adult members of families pick out gifts from the variety of collected donations to take home and give to their children. “I think the Giving Tree is a great way for the school to come together to support the community. It takes a burden off of the families in need, and I hope to do it every year,” Johnson said. Last year, the process of the giving tree was slightly different. Instead of mass distribution, 45 families, with around six people per family sent in requests for specific items. This year’s method of contribution will help out many more families over a larger span of schools. There are leaves with gift ideas taped to the showcase near the front entrance of the school. To participate in the giving tree, anyone can select one or more of the leaves and go out and buy the present that is represented on the leaf. Then return it, unwrapped, to the counseling office. The gifts should be given to the counseling office by Dec. 14 because the Holly House is dispersing them on Dec. 15. However, the gifts will be accepted up until Holly House takes place to ensure the largest possible donation. Johnson is hoping that parents, staff, and students will come together in a great final leap this last week before the Holly House distribution in order to meet the gift goal. The gift goal this year is 1000 gifts. So far, roughly 200 have been donated by students, staff and parents. These include items like clothes, toys, shoes, headphones, sports equipment, and gift cards. They are inexpensive items but are things that would mean the world to a family in need.


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Addiction or useful tool? Today’s tech enhances Electronic devices the human experience detract from life A

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lot of people use electronics everyday, it is part of their daily lifestyle. So many features improve our day to day lives. You can’t be addicted to something that is beneficial to all, and everyone uses. We do depend Gurminder Singh Hawkeye staff on electronics, but mainly because they have had a profoundly positive effect on society. According to Marketing land, in 2011, the average American spent 6.9 hours on social networking, when in 2006 the average American spent 2.7 hours. Socializing in person was 22.8 hours in 2006. People can now text or call their friends, giving way to a new era of communication. Social networking has just become part of one’s life. The average American spends 6.7 hours on Facebook and 21 minutes on twitter | Haw

class? Because according to Ansonalex. com, students who use Facebook and study get 20 percent lower grades. You make the call if it’s worth it or not. A cellphone was a common gift when you became a teenager. A little bit later, maybe a smart phone or a tablet. But it appears that age range has shrunk down to include even toddlers. In fact, 42 percent of kids younger than 8 now have a television in their room, according to piehead.com. Why does an 8-year-old need a TV in their room? They’re supposed to have stuffed animals and train sets, not electronic stimulation. Cell phones just increase the chances that these children will stop going outside and live life. Studies from the Huffington Post online show that 84 percent of people say that they could not go a day without their phone. Seriously? It’s a phone. Going one day without knowing your friends every move isn’t hard. Some people go without electricity their whole lives! Technology is amazing, but the extent to which personal electronic devices are used renders them a distraction. Unplug from this electric nightmare and live life off the screen.

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e live in an amazing world. So many rich experiences and things to do. One could not ask for a better way to spend life. Too bad we are missing out on these wonderful things because everyone’s face is buried in their Conner Worman Editorial editor electronics. Laptops, smart phones, tablets; there’s a device for everyone. These machines can be wonderful, but the extent that we use them to is just borderline stupid. Let’s use these devices to enhance life, not replace it. According to PEWreasearch.com, 23 percent of teens between 12 and 17 are reported to own smart phones – and those are just smart phones! Some 77 percent of teens in the same age range own a cellular phone of some kind. Even without the statistics, the addiction is clear. There is always that kid in class texting, tweeting or surfing the web. These devices have completely taken over society. What happened to actually listening in class? The way our devices are used is robbing us of rich experiences in life. True, these devices also open up new doors. Communication that was previously impossible and access to an infinite bank of information. These are very good ways to use these devices, but is it really necessary to check Facebook in the middle of

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per month. These networks continue to give us a richer connection to our friends and family. Also, education needs electronics! There is a lot of information on the Internet that we use to learn and share our ideas. The way the Internet has unlocked an entire new world of information for us is invaluable. Without it, this world would come to a standstill. Some may say that these devices have taken over our lives, but that is untrue. These amazing devices have no downside, therefore it isn’t a takeover as much as it is a helping hand. According to research, people who are under the age of 25 are more likely to be on social networking sites than people who are older than 25. Yes, roughly 18 percent of people under 25 can’t go more than a couple hours without checking in on Facebook. This is may be true, but it isn’t a bad thing. Friends can’t always be there with each other. These devices bridge gaps of homes, cities, schools, and even continents. Since electronics are all over our lives, it’s not called an addiction because everyone is using them. I mean, we don’t say you’re addicted to brushing your teeth because it’s beneficial and everyone does it. It’s the same story with electronics. Electronics were designed to aid our lives and, so far, they have done a pretty good job.

Hawkeye Staff Editorial

Let our response to tragedy define us, not misleading perceptions

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fter the assault in the men’s restroom last week, the local community’s attitude toward Mountlake Terrace High School has been clouded with negative judgments about the students who attend here. The TV news coverage of the tragic incident was sensationalized and blown out of proportion. One reporter even labeled the victim as “Special Ed” despite being infor med that such a label was inaccurate and no longer used in any case. The same station teased to the story asking if the

assault was a case of bullying “gone too far.” Let’s be clear. It was an assault. Terrace has been unfairly stereotyped as a “bad school.” We all know that there are many students who do things to make a real difference at school and throughout the whole community. With programs like Mix It Up, Project Unify, Link Crew, ASB, Key Club, Eco Club and GSA, it’s outrageous for MTHS to be viewed as a school full of bad kids. There’s so much that

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Terrace students are doing to help this tragic event. For example, Mix It Up has made posters to send to Jose and his family and donations have been flowing in to support his family. During a time like this we need to come together and show how great of a school we really are. One student’s bad choice does not define the behavior of an entire school. The staff editorial represents the views of the Editorial Board

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A word from your ASB officers

The Principal’s corner

Let our true colors shine

A wake-up call for all of us

ecently we had an incident at school school. I also want to say thank you to Mr. that shook the students, the staff, and Schwab for going through all the media. the community. We try all that we can to We all love you as a principal and we stand try to unite this beside you during this tough time. school to make it It’s a difficult time because we as an ASB a better place. have been pushing the “together” talk a Now the media lot this year and were doing well until this has portrayed happened. Terrace in a way At the beginning of the year we made a that we don’t want huge poster that said “Together We Are to be looked at. Terrace” and recently with the “Together Lilianne Nguyen ASB Public Relations Officer We go to We Are Snowmen.” Terrace. So, instead of reading the poster, apply it We know that this is a great school, so to your life somehow! Now is a great time let’s show everybody that it is. Just because to do something special for someone at of this incident, we will not let it bring us school. down. Other than the holiday A group of people spent season going on right “We need to do all the night making posters now, winter sports are that we can to bring for Jose and put one big happening as well! The us back out of this one up by the bathroom Rowdy Rooters have been slump and focus on where the event happened doing a great job bringing the more important and one next to the band a positive energy to the things that makes hall way. basketball games. Terrace a one of a Only a couple days with All four winter sports kind school.” it up and it looks like the have started off well and whole school signed it. It’s will have great seasons. nice knowing that most In ASB this week, we students have Jose in their thoughts. are having our annual white elephant Jose seems to be okay and that is what is exchange. The freshman class is selling important. winter grams for $1, so go out and support Like ASB President AnhViet Nguyen said your freshman class ASB. at the winter activities assembly – during We have also decorated the HUB to this holiday season especially, you never look like a winter wonderland so go look know what someone is going through. Just for your name on one of the snowmen! be there for your family, friends and peers Remember that “Together We are Terrace,” at school. one community and “Together We Define Do random acts of kindness for someone Our Success.” you don’t know or tell your family ‘thank you’ for all that they do. We need to do all NOTE: The Hawkeye provides the ASB that we can to bring us back out of this officers space each issue in the Opinion slump and focus on the more important section as part of our mission as a things that makes Terrace a one of a kind designated open public forum.

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Emma Jewett freshman

“Kind of. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t.”

Isaac Rojas sophomore

“Yeah.”

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was getting ready for my holiday theme day in ways that support the vision of the article for this edition of The Hawkeye school that we’d all like to believe we are. when the events of last week happened I met with ASB and LINK Crew last and it changed week to talk with them about this. I chalthings for me lenged them to this — make it your mispretty signifision to one kind thing each day. That’s all, cantly. just one kind thing a day for one person In fact, I think in our school. this has changed There were about 100 students in the things for all of room that day and I explained that if Greg Schwab us. each person in the room did one kind MTHS Principal What hapthing a day, that’s 100 acts of kindness pened to one of our students last week each day, 500 acts of kindness each week, should wake us all up to the fact that we 2,000 acts of kindness each month. need to be more active in our school in What kind of impact could this have on positive ways. our school if we simply acted this way? I understand that it It could transform our is really hard to preschool. “We can’t change dict someone’s behavWe can’t change what what happened last ior and the likelihood happened last week but week, but we can use that this may have we can use what hapwhat happened last been something we pened last week to make week to make our could have prevented our school better. school better.” is low, but it really If we learn from this highlights for us how and change our actions important it is that we so that we are truly livact in ways that show we care about each ing the motto of our school, “To be, not other. to seem,” then we will make our school Every year we start the school year with a place where everyone is valued and a positive message. A speaker comes in respected. and talks with us about how important That’s the kind of community I want for it is to treat each other with respect and all of us. kindness and that it is up to us to make Who’s with me? our school the kind of place where everyone is welcomed and valued. These are great messages and we all walk away feeling good about ourselves and our school because we think we are that kind of place. And we are. NOTE: The Hawkeye provides the school But here’s the thing — it takes work to administration space each issue in the be that kind of school all the time. Opinion section as part of our mission as a It takes all of us acting each and every designated open public forum.

Q: “Do you feel safe at this school?”

Mark Burbank science teacher

Crystal Woodbrook junior

“I’ve been working “I feel pretty safe.” here for 20 plus years; there hasn’t been a day where I haven’t been safe.”

Mason Stone senior

“Obviously people are vulnerable sometimes, but the majority of the time we’re safe.”


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Letter to the editor

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Words matter

There’s an important difference between telling a story to attract an audience and ethically reporting the news to inform the public

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Dear Editor: In Joel Moreno’s KOMO-TV story on the tragic assault at our school he suggested it was a case of “bullying gone too far,” and several times used the words “Special Ed student” to describe the victim. I have to wonder, therefore, if he or his editors actually care about how bullying works because they just hung a bull’s-eye on that student that will follow him for the rest of his career. Joel’s editor might like to know it’s not called “Special Ed” – it’s called Learning Support because that student gets the same “Ed” as everyone else, just with targeted support. Joel knew that because our principal told him and even advised against labeling the boy. Joel’s response? “We feel it’s an important part of the story.” Right. Story. It isn’t about caring about the kid – or even about the problem of bullying – it’s about salable stories. It happens to be that Joel’s instincts for that were dead on. (Late last week) CNN picked it up, and the label went national. A thing we learn in journalism at MTHS is a code of journalistic ethics so we don’t become a lazy, soulless tabloid. Joel just showed us why. By the way, are there cases of “bullying gone just right”? Stephen Merlino Humanities teacher

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Kyra Dahlman | Hawkeye

“In all your efforts to #PrayForJose, don't forget to pray for Darian. He has some things wrong with him and needs help, too... Matthew 5:44”

@LiyaEwing_11

Joshua Fitch MTHS alumnus

“I can’t believe it happened and it makes me feel even worse that no one helped him #PrayforJose”

Liya Ewing freshman

@IQueenSabrina “We’re supposed to take care of each other. What cruel people we have become. #PrayForJose”

Sabrina Hong freshman

“Pass it on. #PrayForJose”

Tauren Kure junior

@caseyyyhynes

“One person’s poor decision doesn’t define our school.” Casey Hynes senior

@allierrachelle

“Pretty sickening stuff, especially this time of year. #PrayForJose”

Allie Maurer sophomore

@mojo_so_pope “The whole thing is just sad #PrayForJose” Lucas Pope senior


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Armagedoom If you’re reading this on Dec. 22, the Mayans were wrong

Story by Nazia Khan Photo Illustration by Kyra Dahlman and Serafina Urrutia Hawkeye staff

As the date Dec. 21, 2012 draws nearer, people around the world are becoming very weary of the troubled times that are predicted to come. How did this devastating prediction come to be? What should we be expecting? What evidence is there that it will or will not happen? These are just a few questions that some people may have. The Maya, an ancient civilization in Mexico and Central America, are the society that had foreseen the inevitable doomsday. Better known Mayan locations are Chichineza and Guatemala. Ancient Mayan astrologists were frightfully accurate, just by watching the sky night after night, they could predict when the next storms were coming.

One major observation they had made was the slow shift of the Milky Way and the center of the galaxy moving closer and closer to the horizon over 200 years ago. Although the Mayans were the people to make the calendars, they were not the only ones to predict the chaos that eventually would be forced upon the Earth. Nostradamus, a French pharmacist, had also predicted it in the 16th century. He had foretold the consequences of a massive comet or planet crashing into the Earth that would cause great devastation. Over the years, there have been many theories about the end of the world. There were 3 views on how the world would end just from the Mayans alone; aligning of the planets, polar shifts and the end of the 5th cycle. The planets aligning for the first time could

create the biggest solar flare that the sun has ever given off. The solar flare would have the effect of a freak forest fire on a much greater scale. It would rip through the cities and towns leaving nothing untouched. Polar shifts are extreme climate changes in a short period of time. The Quelccaya Ice Cap, in the Andes mountains of Peru, is a good example of a polar shift. The largest ice cap in the tropics has vegetation still growing under it. The only way that would be possible, is if the ice had formed almost overnight. The estimated time that the ice cap had formed was around the time that the 4th cycle in Mayan time had ended and the 5th cycle had started. It is believed that the 13 gods had split time into 5 cycles. Each cycle had different life forms with humans being the most suited to survive than

the rest. The end of the 5th cycle is supposedly on Dec. 21, 2012. There are many approaches to how the world is going to end. There can be a range from extraterrestrial beings to the great advances of technology, or even natural and interstellar catastrophes. There have also been theories that along the last few days leading up to the apocalypse, there will be worldwide devastation. There are many rumors to how some parts of the apocalypse have started, but how many of them are true? While looking at this from a biblical standpoint, it is said that the animals will pay for the sins of man. For an unknown reason; pilot whales, harp seals and millions of fish were washing up on the shores all around the world. Birds were dropping out of the sky like rain drops in towns around the United States and Europe. In a poll of a total of 83 MTHS students, 63 believe that the world will not end, while on the

other hand, 10 people thought that it would. There were 12 people that either didn’t care or thought that it was possible. One of the most popular concepts is the idea of the zombie apocalypse. Some believe that the zombie apocalypse has already begun because of the incidents that have happened around the United States in the past couple of months. There have been many accounts of cannibalism in the worlds history, but never as much as we have had in the past year in urban communities. Most people had heard about the supposed zombie attack that happened around the end of May in Miami, Florida. Some people are so terrorstricken that they have actually started making survival kits to aid them in the possible journey ahead. Mckenna Hunt, a sophomore, said “I don’t really believe it’s gonna happen but I kinda want it to happen, like the zombies anyway, that will be pretty sick.”

Something that most people don’t know about the Mayan was that the calendar did not end in 2012. The Mayans had not accounted for leap years, so with that logic, the world allegedly was going to end in February 2012. “I was on a Mexico trip last year and I was at the Mayan ruins and they had a sign that, it was a big sign and it said on December 21, 2012, the world will not end, the Mayan calendar just resets and that’s why, I don’t think it will end, it will just, the year will just reset.” said freshman Liya Ewing. Whether the theories are true or not, it will not be tested until 12:01 AM on Dec 21, 2012. Editor’s Note: All information used in this article comes from the National Geographic shows “Apocalypse,” “Armageddon,” “Evacuate Earth,” “Mayan Underworld: The real doomsday” and “The Mayan Apocalypse 2012” as well as from Rich Deem at GodandScience.org.


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Armagedoom If you’re reading this on Dec. 22, the Mayans were wrong

Story by Nazia Khan Photo Illustration by Kyra Dahlman and Serafina Urrutia Hawkeye staff

As the date Dec. 21, 2012 draws nearer, people around the world are becoming very weary of the troubled times that are predicted to come. How did this devastating prediction come to be? What should we be expecting? What evidence is there that it will or will not happen? These are just a few questions that some people may have. The Maya, an ancient civilization in Mexico and Central America, are the society that had foreseen the inevitable doomsday. Better known Mayan locations are Chichineza and Guatemala. Ancient Mayan astrologists were frightfully accurate, just by watching the sky night after night, they could predict when the next storms were coming.

One major observation they had made was the slow shift of the Milky Way and the center of the galaxy moving closer and closer to the horizon over 200 years ago. Although the Mayans were the people to make the calendars, they were not the only ones to predict the chaos that eventually would be forced upon the Earth. Nostradamus, a French pharmacist, had also predicted it in the 16th century. He had foretold the consequences of a massive comet or planet crashing into the Earth that would cause great devastation. Over the years, there have been many theories about the end of the world. There were 3 views on how the world would end just from the Mayans alone; aligning of the planets, polar shifts and the end of the 5th cycle. The planets aligning for the first time could

create the biggest solar flare that the sun has ever given off. The solar flare would have the effect of a freak forest fire on a much greater scale. It would rip through the cities and towns leaving nothing untouched. Polar shifts are extreme climate changes in a short period of time. The Quelccaya Ice Cap, in the Andes mountains of Peru, is a good example of a polar shift. The largest ice cap in the tropics has vegetation still growing under it. The only way that would be possible, is if the ice had formed almost overnight. The estimated time that the ice cap had formed was around the time that the 4th cycle in Mayan time had ended and the 5th cycle had started. It is believed that the 13 gods had split time into 5 cycles. Each cycle had different life forms with humans being the most suited to survive than

the rest. The end of the 5th cycle is supposedly on Dec. 21, 2012. There are many approaches to how the world is going to end. There can be a range from extraterrestrial beings to the great advances of technology, or even natural and interstellar catastrophes. There have also been theories that along the last few days leading up to the apocalypse, there will be worldwide devastation. There are many rumors to how some parts of the apocalypse have started, but how many of them are true? While looking at this from a biblical standpoint, it is said that the animals will pay for the sins of man. For an unknown reason; pilot whales, harp seals and millions of fish were washing up on the shores all around the world. Birds were dropping out of the sky like rain drops in towns around the United States and Europe. In a poll of a total of 83 MTHS students, 63 believe that the world will not end, while on the

other hand, 10 people thought that it would. There were 12 people that either didn’t care or thought that it was possible. One of the most popular concepts is the idea of the zombie apocalypse. Some believe that the zombie apocalypse has already begun because of the incidents that have happened around the United States in the past couple of months. There have been many accounts of cannibalism in the worlds history, but never as much as we have had in the past year in urban communities. Most people had heard about the supposed zombie attack that happened around the end of May in Miami, Florida. Some people are so terrorstricken that they have actually started making survival kits to aid them in the possible journey ahead. Mckenna Hunt, a sophomore, said “I don’t really believe it’s gonna happen but I kinda want it to happen, like the zombies anyway, that will be pretty sick.”

Something that most people don’t know about the Mayan was that the calendar did not end in 2012. The Mayans had not accounted for leap years, so with that logic, the world allegedly was going to end in February 2012. “I was on a Mexico trip last year and I was at the Mayan ruins and they had a sign that, it was a big sign and it said on December 21, 2012, the world will not end, the Mayan calendar just resets and that’s why, I don’t think it will end, it will just, the year will just reset.” said freshman Liya Ewing. Whether the theories are true or not, it will not be tested until 12:01 AM on Dec 21, 2012. Editor’s Note: All information used in this article comes from the National Geographic shows “Apocalypse,” “Armageddon,” “Evacuate Earth,” “Mayan Underworld: The real doomsday” and “The Mayan Apocalypse 2012” as well as from Rich Deem at GodandScience.org.


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Avoid the cold this winter By Maria Balcita Distribution Manager

With the hot days of summer swiftly changing into the cold days of winter, our bodies have not yet had time to adjust and are more susceptible to illnesses, such as the common cold. Symptoms of the cold include, but are not limited to, sneezing, coughing, watery eyes, sore throat, head ache, mild body ache and runny or stuffy nose. There are over 100 viruses that can cause the common cold, but there are many things that can be done to prevent catching a cold. One easy thing to do is keep warm; dress comfortably and layer up when heading out somewhere in the cold. Another thing is to drink plenty of water. Keeping fluid levels up helps when trying to avoid getting sick. Drinking about eight glasses of water helps the body stay healthy. Water flushes toxins out when dehydrated mucus will build up and becomes thicker and much drier. This will make it harder for the body to fight against bacteria and viruses. Since there aren’t as many fresh fruits and vegetables in season, it is a good idea to take multivitamins. Multivitamins are an easy way to prevent catching a cold by making sure your body has all the vitamins it needs to boost the immune system and protect itself against germs. Eating well will also help fight

off the cold. Zinc and Vitamin C are a great duo to fight off colds. Zinc can be found in red meat and oysters. Orange juice is a great source of Vitamin C. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease recommends avoiding people who are ill and stay away from others while sick. Try and avoid touching your face. If you do, make sure your hands are clean because cold viruses easily enter the body through the mouth and nose. Even though it may be cold, getting some exercise this winter will also be a great immunity booster. To avoid the cold, switch up workouts from outdoors to indoors. If a workout has to be done outside, then make sure to dress warm. Although getting sick isn’t always avoidable there are things that can be done to insure a quick recovery and shortened symptoms. While taking a warm shower, inhale the steam; this will help open your nasal passage and loosen any mucus. Another thing that shortens the length of colds is adding good bacteria to the diet by eating yogurt or cheese. Using these tips will help avoid getting sick, so take care this winter. Try and get plenty of sleep, dress warm and stay hydrated. Erika Fisher | H awkeye

Whole wheat sugar cookies A healthy twist on a classic cookie Ingredients: 1 cup all purpose flour 1 cup wheat flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup margarine 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutrition Facts: Serving size: 1 cookie Calories: 35 Fat: 1 gram Cholesterol: 3 milligrams Sodium: 20 milligrams Total Carbohydrates: 5 grams Protein: 1 gram

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Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 2. Combine both flours, salt and baking soda. 3. In a separate bowl, combine the sugar, margarine, egg and vanilla. Mix until creamy. 4. Slowly combine both mixtures until thoroughly mixed. 5. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill in fridge for at least two hours. 6. Lightly sprinkle flour over counter and roll out dough with a rolling pin until it’s about 1/8 of an inch thick. 7. Use two inch cookie cutters and place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Allow to cool on wire rack.

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Ways to keep clear of sickness Always cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing, and cough into elbow, not hands.

Wash hands often and keep away from mouth and face. Avoid people who are sick and when you are sick, try to avoid others. Manage stress- holiday seasons can make your schedule hectic. Wear sunscreen – UV rays still have harmful effects.

Drink plenty of water, try adding in a few cups of tea or hot water with lemon everyday instead of plain ice water. Cold weather can make skin dry so use a good moisturizer everyday to keep skin hydrated. With less sunlight, the body doesn’t get all the Vitamin D it needs. Try taking a supplement. Max Lkhagvasuren | Hawkeye

Information provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease and the Centers for Disease Control


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Five things you must do

During winter break By Sereena Gee, Chloe Devries and Nick Fiorillo Hawkeye staff

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Take the Polar Bear Challenge If you’re brave enough, you can start the year off chilly by taking part in the Polar Bear Plunge. On Jan. 1, you can bare the harsh, chilly waters of the area. The most popular plunge is at Matthews Beach on Lake Washington. The water is so cold that the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department advises not to stay in the water for more than 15 minutes.

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Ice Skate at Lynnwood Ice Center Another great place to go is the Lynnwood Ice Center. Ice skating is a must-do during wintertime. With public skating sessions everyday and skate rentals, this activity is the perfect way to spend time with family or friends.

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Stroll down Snowflake Lane A certain magical place in Bellevue that is famous for its fake snow and festivity is Snowflake Lane. At 7 p.m. every night until

Dec. 31, there is fun music, soldier drummers, and dazzling lights. It is a wonderful opportunity to hang out with your family. Your younger family members will enjoy the visits from the Snow King and Queen, Sugarplum fairies and mice.

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Stop by the Snowball Bash We may not have snow on the ground, but you can find snow in the rink. On Christmas Eve, you can bring your winter clothes and your skates to the Comcast Arena in Everett. In the artificial winter wonderland, you can enjoy skating, building the best snowman, or simply play in the snow with your friends or family.

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Gander at the Garden d’Lights The Garden d’Lights is back this year at the Bellevue Botanical Gardens. The festival this year contains over half a million lights. Volunteers have set up the garden to be a light show you won’t soon forget. Every night until Dec. 31, $5 will get you in to see it all. Make sure to buy a ticket before hand to secure your spot. Serafina Urrutia | Hawkeye

Terrace’s top neighborhood

When it comes to holiday spirit and helping the community, this neighborhood is top dog By Gurminder Singh

donations has developed into a full-scale operation to help out their neighbors in Right as the day begins to fade away, need. On nights leading up to Christmas, James Gable flips the switch. The neighbor- you might spy Santa Claus braving the cold hood ignites and the colors of the holidays to collect donations. shine bright. At first, they had received few canned The neighborhood of 42nd Pl. W. is foods and $100. However, now they have undoubtedly the best neighborhood in been getting four tons of food and about Mountlake Terrace for Christmas and holi- $18,000. Every penny earned from the food day lights. drive is given to the Mountlake Terrace For nine years now they have decorated Food Bank. the neighborhood and held a food drive to There isn’t really anyone in charge. It’s help out those in need. It’s not rare to see simply a community tradition. Almost all a line of cars that goes over to QFC that is of the houses in the neighborhood are decofull of the people who want rated with lights and other to see the decorations. decorations. “I think it is One of the main reasons Some of the people that amazing, I think they started this tradition of live in Terrace’s top neighit gets a lot of going all out was to help the borhood are senior citizens people to look at community. and are not able to put up the decorations “We started this because lights. and gets them to we wanted to help our Robert Humphrey and donate to help Mountlake Terrace Food other residents decorate people in need.” Bank,” resident Konnie their houses for them. Matt Humphrey Humphrey said. “We tried to get 26 housMountlake Terrace Resident It all started out when resies to concentrate in or as dent James Gable’s daughmany houses that wanted ters received a donation to put up lights, which we while selling hot chocolate. Some people have done pretty good,” Humphrey said. had given them a This neighborhood has recently been few dollars after crowned number one. For quite a long The food drive that the purchasing a hot time, the neighborhood of 228th S.W. was neighborhood beverage. the leader in MLT holiday decorations. hosts has “So, next year we However, the real show is now happening raised a total put out a small box at 42nd. of $18,000 and and people would The residents of Terrace’s top neighborfour tons of come by and drop hood really like doing this. food for the money and food,” “I think it is amazing, I think it gets a lot Mountlake Gable said. of people to look at the decorations and Terrace food The tradition of gets them to donate to the people in need,” bank collecting cans and Robert Humphrey’s son Matt said. Hawkeye staff

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Jolly Old St. Nick came to town early

Jannon Roque | Hawkeye

A heartwarming moment of Santa Claus fulfilling a little girl’s wishes after she told him what she wants for Christmas and took a picture with him at the Breakfast With Santa event at MTHS on Dec. 8.

Students and their families from all around the district came together to perform, eat and take pictures with Santa Claus in the annual Breakfast with Santa held in the MTHS Hub By Erick Yanzon Online & Social Media Manager

The MTHS Music Boosters hosted the annual Breakfast with Santa Dec. 8 in the HUB from 8 a.m. to noon. Breakfast with Santa was a performance filled with holiday music and good food for the whole family to enjoy. The tables in the HUB were decorated with holiday colors and flowers, such as poinsettias. Different music groups from MTHS and other local schools throughout the Edmonds School District collaborated on a positive show for everyone to see. Throughout the performances, pictures with Santa were taken with a festive winter background in 4-by-6 inch or 5-by-7 inch sizes for $7 and $10 respectively. The MTHS Orchestra performed first, led by Jennifer Schillen, playing the much loved “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” “The Hanukkah Song,” “Carol of the Bells/Greensleeves” and many more. Throughout the morning, there was a full lineup of differing orchestra, band and choir groups from Martha Lake Elementary School, Edmonds-Woodway High School, Hilltop Elementary School, Cedar Way Elementary, Chase Lake Community School, Spruce Elementary, Terrace Park School and Brier Terrace Middle School. The MTHS Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Chamber Winds, and Jazz Ensemble bands all jammed together and played different Christmas carols, including “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” “Three Kings,” “Jingle Bells” and “Silent Night,” led by band director Darin Faul. Santa also tried to conduct the song Jolly Old St. Nicholas with the group that everyone enjoyed. Junior Justin Truong, a clarinetist in Chamber Winds, said, “It was very fun and productive. I thought it helped the music department a lot towards our funds.” The last groups to perform were the MTHS choirs conducted by TJ Sullivan. The Accents sang “Jingle Bell Rock,”

“Let It Snow” and “Noel Nouvelet.” They were followed by Dynamics who performed “Engel” and “Jingle Bells.” The class of 2016 held a Silent Auction upstairs near the concession stand. They sold the items at a fraction of the price and people could buy it for a price, bid or choose the “buy it now “ option. The highest bidder at the end of the event were called and recieved the item. This year featured various craft makers and vendors that sold different holiday gifts, including ornaments, decor and souvenirs. The class of 2014 sold Snowman Soup cocoa

bags along with holiday cards, and they made nearly $120 throughout the day. Junior Sarah Willhoite was set as a vendor at the event and sold her own handmade jewelry work. Some of her pendants are made out of glass that she found at Edmonds Beach. “It was fun. I made $25 here, so hopefully next year we’ll have a bigger crowd. This is our first year with vendors,” Willhoite said.

Jannon Roque | Hawkeye

MTHS bands form together to perform multiple festival songs as one big group for the annual Breakfast With Santa on Dec. 8.


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Women’s JV Basketball (1-3) Following a season where many JV players shared varsity positions, the Hawks have their own Junior Varsity Women’s Basketball team. After defeating the Sultan Turks 36-31 in the season opener, the lady Hawks dropped three straight games, including losses to very talented Lynnwood and Meadowdale teams. In what is a rebuilding season, be on the lookout for future varsity stars on this very young team.

Men’s JV Basketball (4-1) With their only loss coming against a very talented 4A Jackson team, the men’s JV Hawks have opened the season red hot. In a game against the Meadowdale Mavericks, sophomore Prescott Day got hot when it mattered most, hitting a buzzer beating three pointer to push the game to overtime, where the Hawks ended up winning 71-68. This talented team gives the varsity squad a plethora of talent to draw from for years to come.

Men’s Freshman Basketball (3-2) Also off to a hot start is the freshman men’s basketball team, starting the year 3-2, with their only two losses coming in a three point nail-biter against Eastlake and a tough five point loss against Meadowdale. After blowing out Lynnwood by 59 points, they made quick work of Jackson in a 63-42 rout. Plenty of size gives these freshmen a distinct advantage over opponents in the post game.

JV Wrestling (0-2) Despite a slow start and only a few members on JV, wrestling already has a bright future in freshman Taylor Murgallis. Murgallis has gone undefeated so far in his first few matches on the JV squad. He has even competed in varsity matches.

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Sophomore Kevin Massey pins a Lakewood opponent on Wednesday Dec. 5. Although the Hawks pinned most of their opponents, they fell short due to forfeits.

Hawks gear up for winter following a dominating fall season By Austin McDermott and Jack Pearce hawkeye staff

Winter sports are underway and the Hawks look to reign over the WesCo 3A South Conference. Women’s hoops hope to rebound and start a new era with a surplus of youth on the team and newfound confidence. Men’s basketball looks to follow up a 23-3 season and a trip to the Tacoma Dome with even more success. Wrestling is once again a powerful force in WesCo in individual athletes, even though their record as a team may not reflect it. Lastly, men’s swim hopes to follow district triumphs by women’s swim and send more swimmers to state.

Women’s Basketball Following a season where much of the varsity squad required many JV players to fill varsity positions, an influx of youth has rearmed a struggling program. Full of young talent, the lady Hawks are still a year or two from being a WesCo contender; but don’t underestimate the upset power of this team. Behind the leadership of sophomore Samantha Romanowski and junior Maddy Kristjanson, there is an abundance of an ability to score. The key for success this year is the younger players stepping up and making their presence known around the league as a force to be reckoned with.

Men’s Basketball Losing four seniors from their state caliber team last year, the men’s Hawks return with a core of extremely talented athletes. Junior posts Greg Bowman and Loren LaCasse are ready to break out as dominant forces. Blake Fernandez, Marquis Armstead and Jesse Zerom are ready to come back and

Serafina Urrutia | Hawkeye

Loren LaCasse (41) nails a jump shot against Eastlake in a 52-47 win en route to a 4-1 start to the year.

once again dominate as one of the best backcourt combinations in the state. Michael Lotz, who suffered from injuries much of last year, is also poised for a breakout year. Expect the Hawks to at least return to the WesCo playoffs, if not state, once again. Currently, the Tacoma News Tribune ranks the Hawks No. 6 in the state for 3A and the Seattle Times has them at No. 8.

Wrestling With at least three members likely to go to state, senior Trung Banh, junior Syd Springberg and sophomore Aaron Castleton, the team will once again find many opponents being pinned rather quickly. The only thing holding back the wrestling team from being competitive in WesCo is a lack of members, not a lack of talent. This only hinders the squad in the overall record column, as they are forced to forfeit matches in certain weight classes.

In spite of this, several individuals are very capable of making it to the postseason. Keep an eye on the wrestling squad to make some big throws, despite being handicapped with a lack of members.

Men’s Swim Led by captains Wyatt Allemann and Armen Nalbandyan, the team looks forward to a strong season. On an average day, the team spends about 30 minutes working on their core strength with exercises like sit-ups and push-ups. Allemann said, “What we swim varies from about 2,000 to 5,000 yards a day (approximately 1.25 to 3 miles).” Race lengths vary from 50 to 500 meters. In February, the WesCo and state-qualifying meets will take place as the Hawks fight for an appearance in the state tournament. Check TheHawkeye.org and follow @MTHSports for updates on all winter sports


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The early winter stars By Austin McDermott Sports Co-Editor

Samantha Romanowski

Greg Bowman Junior | Men’s Basketball

Sophomore | Women’s Basketball

Scoring 71 points in four games to open the season, including 22 points and 17 rebounds in the season opener against EdmondsWoodway, Bowman has established himself as one of the most dominant players in all of WesCo. He also added 10 and 17 points against Lynnwood and Meadowdale in very limited playtime and averaging 17.8 points per game, third in WesCo 3A. Standing at a towering 6’7”, Bowman is one of the tallest players in the WesCo 3A South conference. Unlike most towering posts, he easily runs the court lmost as if he was a guard. Bowman has always made his presence known in the post, routinely blocking shots by opponents. After finding moderate success last season with teammates Ryan Shannon and Coby Russell, Bowman is ready to make a name for himself this year in just his junior season.

Putting up 25 points in the season opener against Sultan, sophomore Samantha Romanowksi set the tone for one of the best season openers in the league. Reaching double digits in every single one of her first four games of the season, Romanowksi has dominated every opponent the Lady Hawks have faced. With 16.5 points per game, she’s the fourth leading scorer in WesCo 3A and is averaging over a quarter of the entire Hawks’ team points. After making varsity her freshman year, Romanowski’s potential is through the roof. On the defensive end of the court, Romanowski has suppressed opposing leading scorers, putting up several lockdown performances, including one against Natalie Kasper of Edmonds-Wooway. After a solid freshman season, she is having a breakout start as one of the best athletes in her conference, and a troublemaker for the opponents that stand in her way.

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Trung Banh Senior | Wrestling

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lready opening the year with two pins, one victory by points decision and one forfeit, Trung Banh is already ready to follow up his state run last year with an even bigger one this year. Banh, who wrestles in the 106 pound weight class, has crushed nearly every opponent he has faced in the last couple of years. This year he has yet to lose a match, including in the Edmonds-Woodway Invitational where Banh took first place in the 106 weight class in a tournament with 16 man bracket. The team also finished in fifth place out of 16 schools in the surrounding the Puget Sound area Keep a close eye on Banh and his road to making it to the state tournament yet again. Jannon Roque | Hawkeye

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