The Hawk Talk

Born in Rockville, Maryland, Leah DeFreitas has been a member of The Hawk Talk staff for three years. After serving as a Staff Reporter and Community Editor, Leah is currently a senior and In-Depth Editor. She placed top 3 in VHSL Bylined Personal Opinion for her article, “Racist Halloween Costumes Reinforce Stereotypes.” Outside of newspaper, Leah is co-captain of the Varsity Dance Team, founder of the VegClub and actively involved in the animal rights movement. Inspired by food journalism and documentary film, Leah can often be seen at a local food festival, global market or in the kitchen, whipping up vegan dishes influenced by her Brazilian or Jewish heritage.

Leah DeFreitas, In-Depth Editor

Feb 13, 2019
Food For Thought (Story)
Nov 15, 2018
A typical Sunday at the Eden Center (Story)
Sep 04, 2018
I hit an animal with my car (Story/Media)
Nov 09, 2017
Great Falls exhibe la belleza del otoño (Story)
Nov 05, 2017
Visite la granja urbana, Depaul’s, este otoño (Story/Media)
Mar 28, 2017
Jared Wood (’17) rescues senior couple (Story)
Nov 03, 2016
Racist Halloween costumes reinforce stereotypes (Story)
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