The Hawk Eye

Countdown to College: Learning Portuguese

Countdown to College: Learning Portuguese

Ashna Haiderali, Reporter October 1, 2021

Since middle school, I have been cultivating a bucket list of activities to accomplish. I’d like to consider myself an adventurous individual, but being a minor limits my participation in certain activities...

Open-mindedly

Open-mindedly

Andie San Luis, Editor-in-chief September 30, 2021

Over the course of the past year and a half, I’ve developed a handful of struggles regarding my metal health, most of which were provoked by the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown. According to a 2020 CDC...

Opinion: The Romanticized High School Experience is overrated

Opinion: The “Romanticized High School Experience” is overrated

Hyunsol Lim, Reporter September 30, 2021

It is not a common scene in a high school film for the main character to spend their Friday night focusing on schoolwork; but, it would be a great scene to portray what high school is actually like for...

Students walking back to classroom during passing period for B lunch.

Staff editorial: Teachers, students should wear masks — still

Staff September 27, 2021

After beginning the school year with an optional mask policy, Dr. Kevin Rogers and LISD announced on Aug. 25 masks would be requested to be worn for all students and staff. This message came just weeks...

Opinion: Overcoming racism

Opinion: Overcoming racism

Arisha Hirji, Web editor September 23, 2021

It has been said that elementary school is important in developing every child’s education and setting up their foundation for the future. Studies show that a student’s time in elementary school is...

Students eat during their assigned D lunch.

Opinion: New club, lunch schedule is inconvenient for students

Hyunsol Lim, Reporter September 22, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, when in-person school resumed in September 2020, block lunch was no longer part of the usual bell schedule. This fall, block lunch was not reinstated even though the district...

Opinion: Grading a grading system

Opinion: Grading a grading system

Alexander Cha, Reporter September 14, 2021

It's no secret that the pandemic has heavily affected education. Many students across the country have had to make the change to online school, which is often considered to be more difficult environment...

Become a donor and save a life

Become a donor and save a life

Caleb Wright, Reporter September 13, 2021

People, when given the chance to apply, ignore the option to become an organ donor. With around 54% of people 18 years or older being registered donors, the percentage of young donors is probably lower....

Self-care: A work in progress

Self-care: A work in progress

Ashna Haiderali, Reporter September 1, 2021

I was born an overthinker. I grew up caring what everyone thinks of me, automatically assuming someone is mad about something I said or feeling that everyone is staring at me when I wear a top that hugs...

Protestors gather at Carrollton Municipal Court in 2020. The demonstration was co-organized by senior Jacquelyn Burrer to protest police brutality following George Floyd’s death.

Opinion: The illusion of politics, how to play the game

Jacquelyn Burrer, Reporter May 21, 2021

Before I left “The Hawk Eye,” I wanted to write a piece about my unusual experience with politics over the past few years and advice for underclassmen hoping to make a difference in the world. Here...

Senior Jacquelyn Burrer poses next to her car. The dent in her car was a result of an accident where she got T-boned on Marsh and Plano Parkway.

Senior column: Crashing into senior year

Jacquelyn Burrer, Reporter May 19, 2021

On the first day of senior year, I got T-boned in my driver side door and had a debilitating concussion for nearly six months. In addition to the global pandemic, I wasn’t able to function normally without...

Senior column: From depressed to the press

Senior column: From depressed to the press

Hailey Dirks, Managing Editor May 18, 2021

I make a lot of to-do lists. My type-A mind requires that every day be filled to the brim with productivity, every moment has an assigned task, every day has a specific plan. In other words, I tend to...