The Hawk Eye

A Double Feature

Vitt delivers a monologue on stage as Juliet during dress rehearsal. She was cast to play the main role of Juliet in theater’s fall production. “It’s a different feeling spending months with the same group of people working for the same thing and then you actually get to show it to people,” Vitt said.

Sarosh Ismail, Reporter

November 21, 2019

Dressed in an elaborate costume, the little girl sings and dances around the living room while she sings her favorite song. She dreams of being on stage and doesn’t realize her dreams weren’t so unattainable. Years later, junior Abby Vitt delivers her monologue as Juliet under the spotlight, pro...

Catering queen

 Junior Tara O’Donnell cooks ratatouille, a stewed vegetable dish, in her kitchen. She wears the chef’s coat that she won while on Chopped Junior. “I love to cook different dishes,” O’Donnell said. “My favorites to cook are mediterranean, french and asian dishes.”

Hailey Dirks, Reporter

November 19, 2019

The scent of chocolate cupcakes fills the air in the home of a happy couple and their close friends. Junior Tara O’Donnell works quickly and precisely while the guests eat and celebrate the recent wedding. Crostini with filet mignon and horseradish cream, chicken skewers with Thai peanut sauce, fig and...

A legacy fulfilled

Junior Dakota Newfield holds a football and poses for a photo. He first developed an interest in football during sixth grade. “When I found out that my dad played I really started to develop an interest, especially when I started watching the NFL.” Newfield said.

Arisha Hirji, Reporter

November 18, 2019

He stood watching his three siblings as tears streamed down their faces. Feeling helpless, his emotions swirled and made his stomach churn. All he wanted was to understand why everyone was crying. All he wanted to do was see his dad.  Junior Dakota Neufield was six when his dad suddenly passed away...

No Backing Down

Bond plays through the drum show with the rest of the battery during an early morning rehearsal.

Kate Haas, Managing Editor

November 14, 2019

Over 350 band students form a single file line, goofing around and talking with the other bands while waiting to file onto the field for the presentation of awards. Freshman Lauren Bond walks and talks with her friends, still high on the adrenaline of her first band competition, when one of her ribs suddenly s...

Teacher Tea: Jenkins

Jenkins helps a student with a concept in their current physics unit during block lunch. They were learning about electrostatic concepts.

Mia Nguyen, reporter

November 13, 2019

Physics teacher Bernard Jenkins wasn’t always interested in teaching. He worked in a spectrum of professions before eventually ending up teaching pre-ap Physics at Hebron.  “The reason I started teaching is because I spent about 40 years with the Boy Scouts, and you can see there are some peo...

King of the field

Senior Justin Mora has been in football and band since his freshman year. He said that both programs are like a family though the people in each are different.

Kate Haas, Managing Editor

November 6, 2019

The band files out of the stands in order, one by one. Plumes are clicked into their shako hats as they set up concert arcs to warm up before they form a block to march onto the field, patiently waiting for the clock to hit 0:00. The football team runs to the field house, leaving senior deep snapper Jus...

Soaring through the skies

Newman takes off in a Cessna 152 Aerobat plane. Newman’s passion for flying began at a young age and carried into high school. “My whole family flies,” Newman said. “My mom was a flight attendant, my dad was a pilot, my [grandfather] was a pilot and my other grandpa was a pilot.”

Hailey Dirks, Reporter

October 28, 2019

The sky is a bright, clear blue as she lifts off. The whirring of the plane’s engine and the feeling of the yoke (the steering wheel of a plane) in her hands sends exhilaration and adrenaline through her veins. As she looks down, houses becoming gradually smaller and the vast expanse of blue sky in...

Champion of art

El Champion works on their current “inktober” piece. Inktober is a month long art challenge with different prompts for each day.

Mia Nguyen, Reporter

October 23, 2019

People often say that children's minds are blank canvases waiting to be painted on. In student’s case this is entirely evident. Being surrounded by their father’s colorful comic strips, paint brushes and other various art supplies has left a mark on senior El Champion’s life and convinced them to purs...

Blog For a Cause

Blog For a Cause

Katlynn Fox, Reporter

October 4, 2019

It began last December when a friend opened up about an eating disorder they were battling, which caused memories of her similar struggles in middle school to reemerge. She felt it was her responsibility to create a platform that would change how people viewed body image and she knew just the way to do...

Painting her way through life

 Junior Claire Song poses for a photo with the yearbook cover she painted in fifth grade. Song’s interest in art began in elementary school and carried on into high school.

Leila Olukoga, Reporter

October 4, 2019

Recess. A time for elementary school kids to spend time with another, swing on the monkey bars or draw with chalk on the pavement. All 640 students head outside for the best part of the day, however, one student in particular was different from the rest. Instead of finding her enjoyment on the playground...

Teacher Tea: Megan Stinson

English 3 teacher Megan Stinson grins while working on her laptop.

Leila Olukoga, Reporter

September 23, 2019

English 3 teacher Megan Stinson taught junior high students at Killian Middle School for seven years. Though she loved working with students at Killian, she decided it was time for a change. “I was ready for some maturity, and I’m getting that for the most part,” Stinson said. “I have alway...

Mission to commission

Junior Emily Nguyen paints a new article of clothing in her home on Sep 16. She posts her commissions and other works of art on her Iinstagram @dancing_manatees_inc.

Mia Nguyen, Reporter

September 19, 2019

Art supplies and sketches litter junior Emily Nguyen’s cluttered desk as she works on her latest piece. Blank canvases and articles of clothing lay stagnant, waiting to be painted with detailed flowers and portraits.  Nguyen keeps herself busy in all AP classes, orchestra and a variety of clubs...