The Hawk Eye

  • "When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful" ~Eric Thomas (submitted by Justin Edgecombe)
  • “If you take the time to do something correct the first time, you don’t have to spend the extra time redoing it.” (Submitted by Dr. Young)
  • “The future belongs to those who are prepared.... Education is the passport to the future.” ~Malcolm X (Submitted by Mr. Hennessy)
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“For My Abuelo”

Layla Alexander, Guest Poet May 6, 2021

Note to self:   Every once in awhile, Someone you know will have to walk outside that door, And they will never return to this house again. They didn’t go because they necessarily wanted to,  But...

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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We Don’t Need Your “Help”

Kamira Payne, Staff Writer April 20, 2021

The movies The Help, Green Book, 12 Years a Slave, The Blindside, Freedom Writers and more  have all won Academy Awards for their portrayals of the treatment of African-Americans throughout America. The...

When They See Us: A Review

When They See Us: A Review

Michelle Jennings, Staff Writer March 25, 2021

The 4-part series produced by Ava DuVernay, When They See Us, is a prime example of light being shed on a controversial topic. The film brought awareness to topics such as police brutality, racism, and...

Monster by Walter Dean Myers

Book Review: “Monster” What do they really see?

Damajia Daniels, Staff Writer March 23, 2021

Overview  Monster was written by Walter Dean Myers, a New York’s Time bestselling author. It was published in 1999 about a young man named Steve on trial for a murder that everyone believes he’s...

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Has COVID-19 Got In Your Way of being Successful?

Makayla Lewis, Staff Writer March 19, 2021

A tragic disease broke out in the United States, which is named COVID-19, starting March 2020. This disease has caused many businesses, schools, sports, and jobs to close down which caused them to lose...

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A Serious Health Risk Not Taken Serious Enough

Damaus Viverette, Staff Writer March 18, 2021

In this day and age, it’s not strange to see a child that is overweight. Of course, there are some children who can’t help their weight due to medical problems, genetics, or even because of the financial...

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The COVID Slump

Grace Ogunbameru, Staff Writer March 18, 2021

We have been in quarantine for officially one year since the spread of Coronavirus. Little did we know that March of 2020, when we got out of school, would be the beginning of the hardest school year....

Any Last Words?

Any Last Words?

Essence Knighten-EL, Staff Writer March 11, 2021

As the school year comes to an interesting conclusion, one might imagine the whirlwind of emotions and thoughts running through the minds of Hillcrest’s students --the seniors--in particular. As a senior...

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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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