The Little Hawk

The Racism and Economics Behind Climate Change

Climate change and environmental issues disproportionately affecting lower income communities and communities of color

Cecile Bendera and Victoria Weckmann

April 10, 2020

The negative effects of climate change are expected to have a greater impact on lower-income communities, according to a federal report released in 2018. Additionally, these specifically in the United States, are made up primarily by minorities. The American Psychological Association reported that 39% of A...

Drugs and Drums

Drugs and Drums

Cecile Bendera and Emily Martinez

February 27, 2020

The hip-hop and rap genre has skyrocketed in recent years, with new artists hitting the tops of the charts every month, changing the rap game. One rapper known for this was Juice Wrld, also known as Jarad Anthony Higgins, who passed away in early December 2019 from an overdose on prescription drugs in ...

Gen-Z Reaction to Threat of WW3

Gen-Z Reaction to Threat of WW3

Amelia Lang-Fallon, Reporter

February 11, 2020

Explosions pounding into the ground and the sounds of guns and grenades being launched: World War II had millions of casualties and caused damage to many countries. With the small threat of another World War from the tension between the US and Iran, the teenagers of today’s world have a different view of ...

Krepcha: The Better Beignet

Krepcha dusted with powdered sugar.

Carly Weigel, Reporter

February 4, 2020

In my early memories, Sunday mornings are filled with light, laughter, and powdered, fluffy pastries. My dad would get up at six in the morning, tie an apron around his waist, and prepare the dough, getting elbows-deep in flour before his morning coffee. We would leave it for an hour while we went to...

El Poder de Maquillaje(Spanish Translation)

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Cecile Bendera and Emily Martinez

January 16, 2020

En los últimos años, la comunidad de maquillaje se ha expandido mucho desde sus orígenes en YouTube a principios de 2005. Se está extendiendo a plataformas de redes sociales más grandes, principalmente Instagram y YouTube. Pero el uso de maquillaje viene en diferentes formas y formas para cada perso...

The Power of Makeup

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Cecile Bendera and Emily Martinez

January 15, 2020

In recent years, the makeup community has expanded greatly from its origins on YouTube in early 2005. It’s spreading onto bigger social media platforms, primarily Instagram and YouTube. But wearing makeup comes in different shapes and forms for every person who picks up a brush, and can be used to ...

Modifying Clothing

Sophia Lusala and Kate Wolfe

January 7, 2020

Fashion, at its root, is the most physical form of self expression. Everyday when we choose what to wear, we choose how and what we want to present to the world. When brands and store bought pieces just don’t do individuality justice, consumers take it upon themselves to add personalized touche...

The Power of Makeup

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Cecile Bendera and Emily Martinez

December 23, 2019

In recent years, the makeup community has expanded greatly from what its origins on YouTube in early 2005. It’s spreading onto bigger social media platforms, primarily Instagram and YouTube. But wearing makeup comes in different shapes and forms for every person who picks up a brush, and can be us...

Movie Review:Queen and Slim

A drawing replication of a photograph of Queen and Slim.

Cecile Bendera, Culture Editor

December 20, 2019

“Queen and Slim” is a movie written by Emmy writer Lena Waithe and director for Beyonce’s “Lemonade” Malina Matsoukas. The film begins with an African American man, played by Ugandan-British actor Daniel Kaluuya, and woman, portrayed by British actor Jodie Turner-Smith, on a Tinder date that is not ...

African Music is Becoming Mainstream

Music in-placed inside the shape of Africa to show that musical sounds and talents that come out of the continent.

Cecile Bendera, Culture editor

December 19, 2019

African music has now become mainstream! It is a genre that has taken years to reach the American public. In 2016, the genre solidified its place in the charts when “One Dance” by Drake made  Nigerian afro-beats artist Wiz Kid, who was featured on the track, the first Nigerian artist to reach the U....

Cancel Culture

Cancel culture is prominent in everyday internet usage, but has it gone too far?

Shoshie Hemley, Opinion editor, Social media editor

November 15, 2019

It goes without saying that social media has planted itself within our everyday lives. It has infested our slang, our mannerisms, and our society, but has it gone too far? Influencers have become a norm of the 21st century, spreading their reach past YouTube, onto Instagram, Twitter, and even newer platfor...

Cultured Corner: November

The Cultured Corner is a column on pop culture where we bring you the news that students are talking about, from the students themselves, in their own words.

Cecile Bendera, Culture Editor

November 1, 2019

The Cultured Corner is a column on pop culture where we bring you the news that students are talking about, from the students themselves, in their own words.  On The Lion King     “ The Lion King” live-animation movie was a magnificent remake of the original movie that was released in 1994. Produced by Jon Fa...

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