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Essence Knighten-EL Salutatorian, Class of 2021

The Big Finale

Essence Knighten-EL, Staff Writer May 3, 2021

As the school year comes to a conclusion, there is an unsurprising amount of action going on. With students and staff alike preparing for finals, AP exams, and seniors getting ready for prom and graduation,...

The Person Who Changed My Life

The Person Who Changed My Life

Malik Brandon, Staff Writer April 28, 2021

Normally, when it comes to people who change a person’s life, one would might think  about a father or mother - maybe a sibling or extended family member. But for me, it’s one of my friends. Now,...

What Can I Do for My Boredom, Anxiety, and Stress?

What Can I Do for My Boredom, Anxiety, and Stress?

Jesus Lopez-Valadez, Staff Writer April 27, 2021

All throughout this school year and the beginning of last year, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost every single aspect of daily life. One of the most common phenomena experienced by most people...

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Easter Enjoyment

Steven Pachuca, Staff Writer April 3, 2021

Howdy fellow Hawks! At the moment I’m writing this, it’s approximately 2 hours from Sunday or, in other words, Easter, and I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Easter. Now, I don’t know what...

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Is Gardening an Option for You?

Jesus Lopez-Valadez, Staff Writer March 21, 2021

The birds are singing, the temperatures are rising, and the trees are forming their buds. Finally at last, spring is here after all the polar vortex and all those inches of snow. If you are looking for...

Photo courtesy of Kamira Payne

My Grandmother’s Truth

Kamira Payne, Staff Writer March 11, 2021

In this section of the Hawk Eye, I will be interviewing my grandmother, Veronica Polk. In this interview, I asked her about her life and more specifically her authenticity and storytelling.  Most...

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Saint Patty’s Fun

Steven Pachuca, Staff Writer March 11, 2021

Hello fellow Hawks! Saint Patty’s day is right around the corner, and we’re still in a pandemic. The Saint Patty’s parade in Chicago seems to have been canceled, but who’s to say that you...

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Crazy Weather in the U.S.

Malik Brandon, Staff Writer March 10, 2021

This year has brought along some of the craziest weather I’ve seen in quite a while. The Midwest has gotten 3 winter storms back to back to back. I honestly don’t remember the last time I had to shovel...

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Corona Season Activities

Essence Knighten-EL, Staff Writer December 22, 2020

‘Tis the season all around, and upon every boy and girl’s face is a frown. Why might that be, you may ask...there’s no winter sports going on because corona stopped that plan.  There’s no doubt...

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2020 Vision?

Marcus Douglas, Staff Writer December 17, 2020

Initially, the usual New Year's resolutions were coming into full effect; nothing too strange had changed. Then, on January 26th reports of a famous basketball player's death in a helicopter - not...

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Small Business & the Pandemic

Jori Lacy, Staff Writer December 13, 2020

As we all know, Covid-19 struck the U.S. and just about everywhere else this year. What was thought to be a small dilemma that would be over in about a month, proved to be a big deal that would go down...

Would Raising Chickens be an Option for You?

Would Raising Chickens be an Option for You?

Jesus Lopez-Valadez, Staff Writer December 12, 2020

With the arrival of COVID-19, economic instability and partial business closures have become more frequent than the previous years. These businesses include malls, certain restaurants, and nonessential...

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