The Hawk Eye

Living in the future

Living in the future

Andie San Luis, Editor-in-chief May 14, 2021

In today’s fast-paced, technological society, it’s easy to get caught up in large-scale, big-picture items. As teenagers, we are constantly pressured to focus on our futures; from colleges to careers,...

Opinion: why Willy should be freed

Opinion: why Willy should be freed

Kate Knauff, News editor May 8, 2021

I grew up watching movies like “Free Willy,” “Soul Surfer” and “Dolphin Tale,” and I spent most of my childhood mesmerized by the ocean and all of its animals. Even though I somewhat feared...

Opinion: Competition in school is deteriorating teens’ mental health

Opinion: Competition in school is deteriorating teens’ mental health

Malley O'Carroll, Social media manager April 13, 2021

In my first semester of seventh grade, I spent most of my lunch periods sitting in my counselor's office. I had moved friend groups, gone through family trauma and had an overload of anxiety. I started...

Eating disorders are difficult to spot and can be caused or worsened by a variety of triggers. For example, innocent side comments made by parents and friends such as, “You’re eating again?” or “How are you still hungry?” can unintentionally result in negative feelings and disordered eating.

Opinion: Insider’s perspective on fighting eating disorder culture

Jacquelyn Burrer, Reporter April 8, 2021

When I was in middle school, I struggled with binge eating and anorexia for three years. I was a dancer and gymnast for years — sports that focused on my body and how it looked, which created negative...

Counselors have seen a rise in mental health concerns since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

Coping with COVID-19 anxiety, according to professional counselors

Katherine Parker, Managing editor April 6, 2021

To live through the past year was to become intimately acquainted with anxiety and uncertainty. The reality of the situation came crumbling down all at once as COVID-19 went from a distant virus to one...

Point/Counterpoint: Is April Fools’ Day a good holiday?

Point/Counterpoint: Is April Fools’ Day a good holiday?

Henry Hays and Katherine Parker April 1, 2021

Against: Katie Parker As I’ve gotten older, I’ve become more convinced that life is hard, stressful and startling. The only thing that makes life harder, more stressful and more startling is a prank. Pranks...

Opinion: Democrats must hold Biden accountable

Opinion: Democrats must hold Biden accountable

Jacquelyn Burrer, Reporter March 25, 2021

I would like to preface this article by explaining that I consider myself to be a progressive libertarian who doesn’t truly identify with a political party, despite leaning left. I support a variety...

Opinion: Book slump remedies

Opinion: Book slump remedies

Katlynn Fox, Editor-In-Chief March 25, 2021

Growing up as a gifted and talented student, liking books and being a rapid reader became a pillar of my personality throughout my academic career. This self-proclaimed skill led to my love for literature...

Opinion: One year anniversary of lockdown: my experience and lessons learned

Opinion: One year anniversary of lockdown: my experience and lessons learned

Andie San Luis, Editor-in-chief March 23, 2021

2020 was truly something else — starting off strong with wildfires searing our planet, to new levels of political polarity and a pandemic that shut down the world, there wasn’t much more that could...

Opinion: womens history, her story

Opinion: women’s history, her story

Kate Knauff, News editor March 8, 2021

Though women have not always been well represented in world affairs, they have always been involved in some way, whether that be by raising a well-behaved family or protesting for their freedoms. In this...

Since Colin Kaepernick first took a knee in 2016, kneeling for the national anthem has become a controversial topic.

Dealing with Kneeling

Ian Wright, Opinion editor March 5, 2021

Eighty-nine years ago, the U.S. adopted “The Star-Spangled Banner” as its national anthem, written by Francis Scott Key during the War of 1812. Watching U.S. soldiers under bombardment from British...

Staff Editorial: The school board should vote to postpone finals

Staff Editorial: The school board should vote to postpone finals

Staff February 26, 2021

Midterms were originally scheduled to be held March 4-5; however, due to inclement weather and a state-wide power crisis, LISD schools were canceled for one week. The school board will meet Monday to discuss...