The Hawk Eye

Band places second at Bands of America Regional contest

Band places second at Bands of America Regional contest

Kate Haas, Managing Editor

October 8, 2019

Band placed second with a score of 84.45 behind Flower Mound High School at the Bands of America (BOA) Dallas/Ft. Worth Regional Championship on Saturday.  It was band’s first contest of the season, which ends in mid-November at the BOA Grand Nationals Championships compared to most Texas bands ...

Junior State of America club makes big plans for second year

Junior State of America club makes big plans for second year

Kate Haas, Managing Editor

October 7, 2019

Junior State of America’s (JSA) first meeting will be held on Oct. 9 after school in room 1625 and will continue to be every fourth Wednesday of the month.  Last year, JSA hosted voting drives and food drives for Hurricane Harvey victims as well as government employees during the shutdown. They regi...

Debate wins sweepstakes at tournament

Debate wins sweepstakes at tournament

Arisha Hirji, Reporter

October 2, 2019

Debate won the sweepstakes award at its tournament at Newman Smith High School on Sept. 28. The team’s next tournament will be held at Lovejoy High School on Oct. 12. Two team members earned one out of two of their bids, which is a special point that can be earned at a tournament to qualify for t...

Volleyball to play Irving Nimitz on Friday

Volleyball to play Irving Nimitz on Friday

Arisha Hirji, Reporter

September 27, 2019

Volleyball will play against Irving Nimitz at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 27 p.m. in the main gym. This will be the team’s first time playing Irving Nimitz this season. Irving Nimitz hasn’t been a tough competition for the girls yet. The team hopes to try out new strategies during the game to try someth...

Muslim Student Association opens its doors

Muslim Student Association opens its doors

Leila Olukoga, Reporter

September 25, 2019

The Muslim Student Association (MSA) is a club created to enhance the understanding of Islam and its purposes while eliminating Islamophobic stereotypes and misconceptions. MSA’s second meeting will be held on Sept. 27. “Muslims right now are seen as a minority group and there are so many misconceptions...

“Funny Side Up” to perform improv show tonight

“Funny Side Up” to perform improv show tonight

Kate Knauff, Contributor

September 20, 2019

The Hawk Theatre Company’s improv troupe, Funny Side Up, will perform its fall improv show on Friday at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. “Expect the unexpected,” junior Meredith Hendrix said. “Anything happens at these shows, and it gets kind of crazy. Every show is different; nothing is ever th...

Nonprofit “Miles for Smiles Africa” to hold 5K Sept. 21

Nonprofit “Miles for Smiles Africa” to hold 5K Sept. 21

Hailey Dirks, Reporter

September 18, 2019

Miles for Smiles Africa, a nonprofit organization founded by Uplift North Hills Preparatory School junior Safiya Adatia, is holding a 5K walk/run at Sam Houston Trail Park in Irving on Sept. 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to raise money for children to attend the New Dawn Education Center in Nairobi, Ke...

Theater to hold musical auditions Sept. 16-18

Theater to hold musical auditions Sept. 16-18

Ashna Haiderali, Reporter

September 13, 2019

Theater will hold auditions in the auditorium Sept. 16-18 for this year’s musical, “The Little Mermaid.”  Dance auditions will be on Sept. 16 after school from 3:45 - 6 p.m. and singing auditions will be Sept. 17 and 18 from 4 - 7:30 p.m.  Students participating in dance auditions for ...

New humanities course begins on freshman campus

New humanities course begins on freshman campus

Ashna Haiderali, Reporter

September 12, 2019

A new humanities course made up of AP human geography and pre-AP English 1 is being offered to freshmen this year to give them the opportunity to learn both subjects all year long. AP human geography teacher, Kelley Ferguson, and pre-AP English 1 teacher, Cassie Madewell, teach the class together fi...

Silver Wings to hold babysitting event Sept. 14

Silver Wings to hold babysitting event Sept. 14

Arisha Hirji, Reporter

September 12, 2019

The Silver Wings will host a babysitting event for parents’ to have a night out on Sept. 14 from 6 p.m. to  9 p.m at the main campus in the cafeteria and gym.  The event is held to fundraise money for the Silver Wings to go on a trip to New York for five days. The event is held four times a ye...

Football team prepares for season-opener against Plano

Football team prepares for season-opener against Plano

Katlynn Fox, Reporter

August 29, 2019

The football team will begin their season on Aug. 30 against Plano Senior High School at the HHS stadium starting at 7:00 pm. “After a scrimmage, you find out a lot about where your team is because really all we’ve done since last season is practice against ourselves during preseason,” head co...

Breaking New Ground

Breaking New Ground

Hailey Dirks, Reporter

August 27, 2019

Pogue Construction Company began work at the school to implement projects from LISD’s 2017 bond package plan at the beginning of summer.  The first step was the demolition on the old practice field. When students returned back to school they were met with limited parking, construction workers, an...