The Hawk Eye

AcDec to compete at Irving invitational Nov. 16

AcDec to compete at Irving invitational Nov. 16

Hailey Dirks, Reporter

November 15, 2019

Academic Decathlon will compete at the Irving invitational on Nov. 16. The team is having its first official competition on Dec. 14. to determine who will be competing at the district level. “We all have our rivals because [within] the team we’re competing to be in the top three spots so that we can...

Hawk Theatre Company to Perform “Puffs”

Hawk Theatre Company to Perform “Puffs”

Mia Nguyen, Reporter

November 13, 2019

Hawk Theatre Company will perform “Puffs”, a Harry Potter spin-off about the lives of the Hufflepuff students, in the auditorium Nov. 14-16 at 7 p.m. “I like Harry Potter a lot, and I'm in Hufflepuff house,” senior Celeste Karraker said. “When the [theater directors] said, ‘Not only are w...

Junior to compete at cross country state meet Saturday

Junior to compete at cross country state meet Saturday

Katlynn Fox, Reporter

November 8, 2019

Junior Keaton Morrison will compete at the state cross country meet on Nov. 9 at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock at 11:00 a.m. After competing at regionals on Oct. 28 with fellow teammates junior Avery Morrison and senior Ross McKee, Morrison was the only runner to advance to the state level.  ...

Percussion to compete at Lone Star Classic Saturday

Percussion to compete at Lone Star Classic Saturday

Kate Haas, Managing Editor

November 8, 2019

Percussion is performing at the Lone Star Classic Drumline Competition on Nov. 9 at 8:36 p.m. at the Marcus Marauder Stadium.  Lone Star is the final contest of percussion’s competition season. They placed second and won the snare caption at the HEB Drumline Contest on Sep. 14 and won the Plano...

District still in deficit despite increase in state funding

District still in deficit despite increase in state funding

Yasmin Haq, Editor-In-Chief

November 6, 2019

Due to the passage of House Bill 3 on June 11 by the state legislature, LISD has received more state funding for the 2019-2020 school year along with a reduction in recapture.  Recapture (also known as Robin Hood) is a system where wealthier school districts give a portion of their funding throu...

Senior organizes drive for Section 8 tenants

Senior organizes drive for Section 8 tenants

Yasmin Haq, Editor-In-Chief

October 31, 2019

Ms. Anderson had never considered the possibility that she would become a Section 8 tenant until Oct. 15, 2016, when her house caught fire while she was visiting family over three hours away. She lost everything she owned to an exploded water heater. Without insurance to compensate, Anderson, a sing...

UNICEF hosted water walk Oct. 23

UNICEF hosted water walk Oct. 23

Katlynn Fox, Reporter

October 28, 2019

The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) club held its first event, the water walk, on Oct. 23 during block lunch in front of the annex. The walk raised funds by having students pledge a certain amount of money per yard they walk.   UNICEF is an international organization that provides resource...

District implements new security around school

District implements new security around school

Sarosh Ismail, Reporter

October 25, 2019

New security measures were implemented around campus by the district at the start of the school year in an attempt to make a safer environment for students.  “The last thing that I or any other adult here wants to happen is something like we’ve read or seen where people are getting seriously...

Hawk Theatre Company to perform “Romeo & Juliet”

Hawk Theatre Company to perform “Romeo & Juliet”

Sarosh Ismail, Reporter

October 23, 2019

Hawk Theatre Company will perform “Romeo and Juliet” in the auditorium on Oct. 24 - 26 at 7 p.m. “It’s going really well so far,” director RaMina Mirmortazavi said. “This is the first Shakespeare [play] for all of our students who are in it, but they’re really focused, they’re runnin...

Volleyball to play MacArthur on Friday

Volleyball to play MacArthur on Friday

Leila Olukoga, Reporter

October 23, 2019

Volleyball will play an away game against Irving MacArthur at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. This will be the team’s second game against MacArthur after winning 3-0 on Oct. 1.   “[MacArthur] is one of the easier opponents we play,” junior Brooke Nichols said. “I feel like it’s an easy game for us,...

Counseling department to host financial aid workshop Monday

Counseling department to host financial aid workshop Monday

Yasmin Haq, Editor-In-Chief

October 18, 2019

To help seniors fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the counseling department is hosting a financial aid workshop in the library Oct. 21 from 6-8 p.m.  There will be G-force- a program that provides assistance for understanding college - volunteers present to assist wi...

Hebron celebrates fourth annual Hispanic Heritage Month

Hebron celebrates fourth annual Hispanic Heritage Month

Ashna Haiderali, Reporter

October 9, 2019

The Hispanic Heritage committee is having a student mariachi band called Los Broncos perform at the auditorium Oct. 10 during block lunch to mark the end of Hispanic Heritage Month.  The school has celebrated its fourth annual Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 16 - Oct. 10 with block lunch event...