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Rija Hates Everything: Brain-less teens and YouTube pranks

Rija Hates Everything: Brain-less teens and YouTube pranks

Rija Waqar, Reporter

January 27, 2019

There is stupid, extremely stupid and then there is "YouTube pranks which are obviously fake or dangerous" stupid. I cannot stress this enough: I hate pranks or these so-called challenge videos. They’re not funny, and they’re not entertaining. Why does YouTube even allow people to do such things...

Push for diversity in media important for representation

Push for diversity in media important for representation

Yasmin Haq, News Editor

January 26, 2019

As a child, I was the token bookworm. Any sort of fantasy novel I could get my hands on was a gold mine of information and entertainment. However, I didn’t really realize or make the connection that these phenomenal sword-slinging, magic-wielding heroes were all similar: they were white. Influenced by ...

Staff Editorial: Teenagers should be informed before vaping

Staff Editorial: Teenagers should be informed before vaping

Staff

January 18, 2019

With the rise of vaping, a major e-cigarette distributor has also risen: Juul. Worth over $15 billion, Juul has taken vaping to the next level, dispensing new flavors and different forms of the e-cigarette. An object meant to aid in transitioning to a new life has brought forth a societal misconception ...

Rija Hates Everything: Dunkin’-WHAT?

Rija Hates Everything: Dunkin’-WHAT?

Rija Waqar, Reporter

January 7, 2019

Dunkin’ is dropping the ‘Donuts’ from its name and I’m left with a giant, donut-sized hole in my heart that will now be filled with just a minor dislike for the name instead of raspberry jelly. I don’t like this change, mostly because “Dunkin’” on its own sounds like a cliffhanger. I...

Reason for the Season

Reason for the Season

Kate Haas, Reporter

December 25, 2018

Secret santas, white elephants and presents for your all your friends and family. Christmas is expensive: especially for high schoolers without full-time jobs. So why does everyone my age seem to care so much about brands and luxury? From complaining if a car’s headlights don’t come on automat...

YouTube presence desensitizing new generation

YouTube presence desensitizing new generation

Aparnna Manoj, Managing Editor

December 14, 2018

YouTube, created in February of 2005, has reached its peak. With over four billion hours worth of videos, the website has a wide range of viewers, from children to the elderly. I first discovered YouTube when I was 7; I didn’t know the name of the platform, but I remember thinking that the videos on You...

Rija Hates Everything

Rija Hates Everything

Rija Waqar, Reporter

December 8, 2018

Hi I’m Rija and this blog is just good ol’ me finding small things that make my eyes roll backwards until I see my brain. I’m excited to share my negative opinions about things with you. Since I started writing for “The Hawk Eye,” my friends have asked me to start a blog about things I h...

Disagree with me

Disagree with me

Mrunmayi Sathaye, Feature Editor

November 5, 2018

I vividly remember the 2016 election. Donald Trump was going to be the next president of the United States of America and I was going to be dreading the next day of school. I remember my 13-student-very-talkative-World-History-AP class being subdued the next day, all of us upset about how the whole el...

Personal fit is more important than prestige

Personal fit is more important than prestige

Kate Haas, Reporter

October 29, 2018

SAT scores, GPA, class rank, and college apps - I’m dreading this junior year spring semester because with the turning of the seasons comes the tidal wave of stress, pressure and competition known as college admissions. New York Times columnist Frank Bruni has temporarily restored my sanity wi...

What newspaper means to me

What newspaper means to me

Sydney Gray, Opinion and Entertainment Editor

October 17, 2018

To put it simply, high school is not my thing. I don’t have many friends here, I don’t go to all the school events, like football games or prom, and I’m not involved in many clubs or activities. During my sophomore year, my life dramatically shifted. I lost a lot of friends, I got a job and my ...

Magnified: Government Encounters

Magnified: Government Encounters

Aparnna Manoj, Managing Editor

October 15, 2018

After a long break from “Magnified,” I have found new interests that sparked my wanting to write about mysteries, conspiracies and much more. So here’s an addition to the list of entertainment that came your way through “Magnified.”   As much as I respect the government and the role it plays in reg...