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The Hawk Eye

Hebron High School News Online

The Hawk Eye

Hebron High School News Online

The Hawk Eye

Shiren Noorani

Shiren Noorani, Opinion Editor

Junior Shiren Noorani is the social media manager and this is her second year on staff. In her free time, she loves to travel with her family and play basketball.

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I find myself going through my baby photo albums whenever I miss my grandpa. I’ve always kept the things I love close, and the people I love even closer.

Opinion: The everlasting feeling of loss

Shiren Noorani, Opinion Editor
May 17, 2024
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Every year, seniors must decide their future. While doing this, they face the application process — finding the right college, figuring out how to pay for tuition and handling the mental stress of it all.

Tunnel Vision

Eyesha Sadiq and Shiren Noorani
May 16, 2024
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Hebron 9 principal Amanda Werneke talks to students throughout their lunches. Last month, Werneke won LISD secondary principal of the year after being nominated for the second time.

Quick on her feet

Shiren Noorani, Opinion Editor
May 15, 2024
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It’s the “little” things that make up how much you truly love someone, the things that emphasize how much you care because it’s meaningful and personalized. It’s saying “I love you” without uttering the words.

Opinion: To be loved is to be known

Shiren Noorani, Opinion Editor
May 7, 2024
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The titles we give certain relationships aren’t limited to our blood relations; they are bonds that we can make with anyone at any point in our life. I’ve been fortunate enough to find siblings through friendship.

Opinion: Siblings aren’t just blood related

Shiren Noorani, Opinion Editor
April 10, 2024
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Marking 19 years of the show, “Grey’s Anatomy” premiered season 20 on March 14. This premiere made me feel all sorts of nostalgia, taking me back to its earlier seasons.

Something about 20

Shiren Noorani, Opinion Editor
March 21, 2024
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Myths by the Month is a blog dedicated to tackling things I’ve been told related to mental health that are actually myths. This month, I’m talking about how expressing your love can be shown in a variety of different ways.

Myths by the Month: Love in different rhythms

Shiren Noorani, Opinion Editor
March 19, 2024
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After deciding to graduate early, I was worried I would not get into the college that I wanted. Now, after being accepted to one of the best schools for my major, I can not wait to see what the University of Texas at Austin holds for me. I am now “Gone to Texas”.

[Photo] Senior Column: “Gone to Texas”

Eyesha Sadiq, Entertainment Editor
March 8, 2024
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Junior Annika Sawant performs her original song “Honest” at the Pogue Entertainment Group show a year ago. Sawant has performed at various events for both her singing and orchestra.

Stringing through life

Shiren Noorani, Opinion Editor
March 5, 2024
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Infographic: National Self Injury Awareness Day

Infographic: National Self Injury Awareness Day

Shiren Noorani, Opinion Editor
March 1, 2024
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March 1 is National Self Injury Awareness Day. The butterfly project is a social movement encouraging drawing butterflies where you feel compelled to self-harm and naming the butterfly after someone you love as a way to reduce self injury.

Opinion: Self injury must be destigmatized

Shiren Noorani, Opinion Editor
March 1, 2024
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Junior Ben Guidry rehearses his music before the concert begins. The concert was three hours long, and went from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Photo Gallery: Percussion cluster concert 2/24

Shiren Noorani, Opinion Editor
February 26, 2024
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Thomas makes a layup early in the second quarter following a missed jump shot by guard and forward Micah Cooper. The team has an overall record of 34-2 this season.

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Branch hugs Boughton after the team won the quarterfinals. Last season, they were one game shy of a perfect record in districts, with a loss against Flower Mound High School.

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The team poses for a photo after the game. They beat Little Elm by six points with an end score of 53-47.

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Forward Amaya Bell cheers as the team celebrates with cheerleaders. The cheerleaders were supporting the Lady Hawks the entire game with various chants and routines.

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Bradley holds the trophy as the Lady Hawks defeat Little Elm in the regional quarterfinals. Last year, on this exact day, Little Elm beat the Lady Hawks in this same arena with a score of 52-65.

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Jones makes a corner three-pointer with four minutes left in the game. This shot gave the team a lead of 46-34.

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Cooper shoots a jump shot for two points early in the fourth quarter. The Lady Hawks had the lead starting the fourth quarter with a score of 39-27.

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Guard Monet Brown scores a layup late in the third quarter following a fast break. The Lady Hawks were in the lead at the end of every quarter.

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Principal Dr. Amy Boughton and assistant principal Casey Edwards converse with the student section during halftime. Boughton and Edwards stayed to watch the entire game in support of the team.

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Guard Nehemiah Walker celebrates as Cooper scores a three-point jump shot with one minute left in the second quarter. The Lady Hawks were leading at halftime with a score of 25-17.

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(Left to right) Guard Micah Cooper, alongside guard Paris Bradley, talk to head coach Lisa Branch. The Lady Hawks’ called a timeout during the third quarter while the team was still in the lead with a score of 33-20.

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Myths by the Month is a blog dedicated to tackling things I’ve been told related to mental health that are actually myths. This month, I’m talking about how numbers can be important, but they don’t define our life.

Myths by the Month: A number doesn’t define you

Shiren Noorani, Opinion Editor
February 13, 2024
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Senior Paris Bradley prepares to push the ball down court after recovering the ball from Ryan players. The game took place on Nov. 28 and the team won 58-36.

Point by point

Shiren Noorani, Opinion Editor
February 1, 2024
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As a community, we have the power to start change. As a nation, we have the power to save lives. “We the people” need to live and fight for the people who die, daily.

Opinion: New year, new list

Shiren Noorani, Opinion Editor
January 24, 2024
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Infographic: Blood Donor Month

Infographic: Blood Donor Month

Shiren Noorani, Opinion Editor
January 19, 2024
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Myths by the Month is a blog dedicated to tackling things I’ve been told related to mental health that are actually myths. This month, I’m talking about how expressing your emotions and vulnerability isn’t a sign of weakness.

Myths by the Month: Vulnerability

Shiren Noorani, Opinion Editor
January 11, 2024
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Myths by the Month is a blog dedicated to tackling things I’ve been told related to mental health that are actually myths. This month, I’m talking about how I navigate through the holidays with my grief.

Myths by the Month: Grief during the holidays

Shiren Noorani, Opinion Editor
December 14, 2023
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Myths by the Month is a blog dedicated to tackling things I’ve been told related to mental health that are actually myths. This month, I’m talking about how I have grown up hearing that grief gets easier.

Myths by the Month: Grief and time

Shiren Noorani, Opinion Editor
November 9, 2023
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The girls basketball team will play its home opener against Lebanon Trail on Nov. 7 in the arena at 6:30 p.m. In the 2022 season, the team finished first in the district with an overall record of 30-6, and 13-1 in district.

Girls basketball team to play home opener Nov. 7

Shiren Noorani, Opinion Editor
November 6, 2023
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Myths by the Month is a blog dedicated to tackling common things I’ve been told related to mental health that are myths. This month, I’m talking about how I’ve grown up being told that depending on others is toxic.

Myths by the Month: Dependency

Shiren Noorani, Opinion Editor
October 31, 2023
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Sophomore Sakina Macklai and her friend Sahar Noor attended the protest at the Akard Plaza on Oct. 15. Macklai and Noor went in hopes of spreading awareness for Palestine.

Opinion: Every statistic is a life

Shiren Noorani, Opinion Editor
October 27, 2023
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In the past century, humanity has changed tremendously. We went from a world built on a foundation where women had no rights to a world where women have more freedoms. Society has definitely grown, but that does not  mean we are done yet.

Opinion: 3%

Shiren Noorani, Opinion Editor
October 25, 2023
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Junior Marcos Paz pitches against Birdville on March 10, 2023. Paz committed to play D1 baseball at LSU on Sept. 25. “There’s nothing that I would rather do than play baseball for the rest of my life,” Paz said.

Throwing curveballs at reality

Shiren Noorani, Opinion Editor
October 20, 2023
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Infographic: HEAL Week

Infographic: HEAL Week

Shiren Noorani, Opinion Editor
October 6, 2023
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7 Brew is located at 3040 E Hebron Pkwy. 7 Brew has a variety of drinks to choose from, serving coffee, fizz drinks, energy drinks, smoothies, shakes and teas.

[Photo] 7 Brew brings a taste of home

Eyesha Sadiq, Entertainment Editor
September 28, 2023
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As I grow up, I contemplate if allowing someone to get away with something scot-free is the best choice. Now, I think to myself: “Should I just let this go? This is a pretty big deal.” This reality of me going through life with these rose-colored glasses has slowly been setting in, and now, I see that maybe I shouldn’t have forgiven all the people I did.

[Photo] Opinion: Forgive but don’t forget.

Saahir Mawani, Design Editor
September 27, 2023
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I may only have one biological sister, but I have multiple siblings who are a huge part of my life. Being the eldest daughter isn’t just related to being an older sister, it affects my relationship with my entire family.

Opinion: “Apa”

Shiren Noorani, Opinion Editor
September 25, 2023
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By the age of 18, 20% of teens will have experienced the death of a loved one. Grief is associated with a mix of complex and unexpected feelings, but there are healthy ways to cope.

Infographic: Coping with grief as a teenager

Shiren Noorani, Opinion Editor
September 6, 2023
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Seniors Chan-hee Kim and Jose Gallegos and Juniors Steven Solis-Welch, Noorain Aziz and Kaitlyn Nguyen were chosen as the 2023 Drum Major team April 21st.

Meet the 2023-2024 marching band drum majors

Shiren Noorani, Opinion Editor
May 22, 2023
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May 6 marked the 126th day of 2023 and the 199th mass shooting of 2023. On this day, a mass shooting took place at the Allen Premium Outlets in Allen, Texas, leaving at least nine dead – including the suspect – and seven injured.

Opinion: 126 days, 199 mass shootings

Shiren Noorani, Opinion Editor
May 12, 2023
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I pose for a photo with my two humanities teachers Kelley Ferguson and Cassie Madewell on the last day of my freshman year of high school. Over the course of the school year, they went from strangers to two people who heavily impacted my life.

Opinion: Teachers change my life

Shiren Noorani, Opinion Editor
May 2, 2023
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Infographic: Eid al-Fitr

Infographic: Eid al-Fitr

Shiren Noorani, Opinion Editor
April 24, 2023
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Freshman Anmol Aslam’s sketch shows the impact of substance use. The SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) hotline is a free national hotline available 24/7 at 1-800-662-4357. (Illustrated by Anmol Aslam)

Opinion: One pill kills

Shiren Noorani, Opinion Editor
April 18, 2023
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Hebron 9 librarian Shannon Whiteley holds up one of the books she nominated for the Texas Library Association’s TAYSHAS reading list in front of her Funko Pop book shelf. “My favorite thing is to read something and then have a kid go, ‘I dont know what to read’ and be able to put a book in their hands and say, ‘this ones going to fit you’ and have them trust me.” Whiteley said.

A story that stands out

Shiren Noorani, Opinion Editor
April 3, 2023
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Infographic: Autism Awareness Day

Infographic: Autism Awareness Day

Shiren Noorani, Opinion Editor
March 31, 2023
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Director Chelsey Thornburg directs the cast and technical crew of their UIL one act play “Kodachrome” at after school rehearsal on Feb. 28. The cast and crew went on to compete at zone and district-level UIL competitions with the show on March 3 and 7.

A rose among the thorns

Shiren Noorani, Opinion Editor
March 10, 2023
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The mellophone section rehearses the closing of the band’s 2022 show “Odyssey FM.” The show ends on a mellophone feature, with the entirety of the section arranging themselves on top of and around props built to look like CDs. The band won first place at the Bands of America competition, having competed with bands across the state.

Photo Gallery: Marching band season

Shiren Noorani, Opinion Editor
March 6, 2023
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