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Editorial

It’s a wrap!

Hawkeye Staff Editorial

End of year schedule needs serious rethinking

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here are only a few days of school left and it seems like everything is just crammed up at the end. The underclassmen finals this semester are on a Friday and a Monday, which is right after graduation that many students attend. Allotting half of a day to review for the first final and a weekend for the other is not a fair amount of time. Maybe the School Board should not have made the last full day of the school year on a Monday and they shouldn’t have assumed that there would be snow days this year. We would much rather have another day of school and have the finals on a Monday and a Tuesday, for example. Also, having a pointless half-day the day after finals are over is just a waste of time. A lot of teachers don’t even take attendance, and most students just don’t care and don’t show up. Putting the end-of-course exams, yearbook day, and moving up assembly in the very last couple of weeks before the school year ends gives us even less time for class. Teachers are then forced to adjust their lesson plans to fit and cram all due dates at once. Some of these events also could have occurred earlier in the year. Maybe the School Board should think about that next year before it is too late.

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’12-’13 was a school year to remember A letter from the outgoing editor

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y name is Michelle Schomer and I have served as the editor-in-chief of the Mountlake Terrace High School newspaper The Hawkeye from 20112013. The Hawkeye has been a part of my life ever since my freshman year when I joined as a writer and I have never regretted one minute spent with these Michelle Schomer amazing people. In my Editor-in-Chief 2011-2013 time being the editor, The Hawkeye has faced burglary and incredibly exhausting nights, sometimes even staying in the newsroom until 1 a.m. in order for each issue to come out on time. The Hawkeye has helped countless students find their place in high school and achieve goals they never imagined, from winning individual awards for their work to getting jobs and going to college. The Hawkeye wouldn’t be the way it is without Vince DeMiero, the greatest mentor and adviser I could have ever grown to know. He is the most selfless, endearing teacher I have ever met, and I

am so glad to have had the opportunity to work alongside him these past four years. Each issue being published never would have been possible without the hard work and determination from the Hawkeye staff whom I have grown to call my family. Although my time here as the editor of The Hawkeye is over, I have no doubt that this publication’s photographers and reporters will be able to inform our community on the latest news. Without our audience, The Hawkeye never would have been able to be known as an awardwinning student run organization or even win our very first online Pacemaker, so many thanks to all who have supported the work published by this unbelievably talented staff. I encourage any student who has an interest in learning how to write different types of articles, learn how to advertise, fund-raise, photograph, to carry themselves in a professional manner, meet new people, and be able to work alongside fellow classmates to accomplish something great each and every issue, then there’s no questioning it: You should join The Hawkeye family.

We have much for which to be thankful

A solid product from the Tempo

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he quality of this year’s yearbook far surpassed that of last year. We applaud the Tempo staff and yearbook adviser Beth Gilbraith on a job well done. This year’s book had a good theme, interesting cover, and many of the memories of the 2012-2013 school year. The yearbook had a common message: “Together.” This message represented the kind of year it has been at Terrace. MTHS has dealt with many challenging incidents. Several incidents, such as the bathroom assault, led to some hard times for MTHS. However, these events, along with many positives for the school, led to an increase in school pride. In these hard times, students and staff came together to celebrate all the good here. The yearbook helps reflect this spirit during the year. The Tempo included practically everyone. All clubs, groups and sports were included in the memory of this school year. We know our journalism colleagues at the yearbook have put in hard work this year. It truly shows.

Thank you all so much from The Hawkeye The Hawkeye would like to extend a big thanks to many in our community who have made this year so special. You are the reason we stay late to get the next issue out on time. And though we don’t have time to thank each and every one of you, we’d be remiss if we didn’t specifically thank: • Kim Stewart ~ for continued support of The Hawkeye’s endeavors • Nadine Coombs ~ for all of her assistance in getting us to our conventions and so much more • Tim Cashman ~ for years of putting up with The Hawkeye in our shared quarters in 130 • Angelo Comeaux ~ for his support and vision to get the Hawks Live Sports Network going • Steve Willits ~ for countless hours volunteering as the voice of HLSN • Sandra Merten ~ for helping in coordinating fund-raisers and supporting us in countless ways • Cathy Fiorillo ~ for helping coordinate events and supporting us in countless ways • Vince DeMiero ~ for being the best adviser any journalism team could have • Debbie DeMiero ~ for chaperoning the Hawkeye’s trips to San Antonio and San Francisco • Frank DeMiero ~ for creating an amazing retreat for The Hawkeye • Ethel McNeal ~ for helping coordinate travel arrangements for national conventions • Evelyn McLaughlin ~ for her family’s continued support of student journalism • ASB ~ for the continued support of independent student journalism • Terrace Administrators ~ for supporting an uncensored student media program • Custodial Staff ~ for taking such great care of us in the news room • ESD CTE Staff ~ for unbelievable technical and professional support • Pacific Publishing ~ for printing all the copies of The Hawkeye • Krispy Kream ~ for helping us fund-raise money to help us go to San Francisco • Seaun and LaRae Richards and The Red Onion staff ~ for allowing the Hawkeye staff to work the Red Onion and raise funds • YOU! ~ because without you, our readers, there’s no us.

The staff editorial represents the views of the Editorial Board

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