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2020 Hawk Talk Senior Special

2020 Hawk Talk Senior Special

Hawk Talk Staff

June 2, 2020

To view, click on the bullseye icon. The special is best viewed on a horizontal screen. https://issuu.com/thehawktalknewspaper/docs/senior_special_final_9541b5197480fe

4 of the deadliest pandemics in history

4 of the deadliest pandemics in history

Sonia Samantaroy, News Editor

May 31, 2020

Throughout history, pandemics have ravaged the world, often changing the course of events and sometimes ending civilizations. It has been a couple of months since the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the world with major social, political and economic effects, but some of the long-term consequences are stil...

Pandemic leads to spike in domestic violence cases

Pandemic leads to spike in domestic violence cases

Aida Araia, Business Manager

May 31, 2020

Americans have been stuck at home for the past few months to slow the spread of COVID-19, and sure, some people are bored and lonely, but at least they are safe--which is hard to say for others. Home is not a safe place for everyone, and for domestic violence victims, the pandemic has managed to mak...

Class action lawsuit filed against College Board after online testing failures

Class action lawsuit filed against College Board after online testing failures

Jillian Geib, Community Editor

May 31, 2020

Due to widespread school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic, the College Board administered online Advanced Placement (AP) exams to millions of students around the globe from May 11 to May 22. Now, they are faced with a class-action lawsuit. Tensions first arose when the first week of testing ended...

Fairfax County proposes possible scenarios for beginning 2020-21 school year

Fairfax County proposes possible scenarios for beginning 2020-21 school year

Krutika Joshi, In-Depth Editor

May 30, 2020

The Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) School Board has begun discussing possible options for how to begin the school year in the fall of 2020. As the 2019-20 school year nears its end and the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic persists indefinitely, FCPS is considering three main options: A virtual start t...

Class of 2020 College Attending List

Class of 2020 College Attending List

Hawk Talk Staff

May 26, 2020

The Official Hawk Talk 2020 College Attending List *If you would like to be added to our list, please fill out this survey--we will be updating this post throughout the week. The survey will close on Friday, May 29 at 11:59 p.m.   American University Daryan Collins Joyce Lee   Anderson Univsersity Josh Rhodes   Arizona State University Madeleine Steppel  ...

Class of 2020 Senior Superlative Winners

Class of 2020 Senior Superlative Winners

Hawk Talk Staff

May 17, 2020

The results are in! As a preview for our 2020 Senior Special, we'll be revealing a few of the senior superlative winners each day during the week of May 18-22. Starting Monday, you'll be able to view posts about the winners using links below and also on our Instagram account, @jmhshawktalk. Congratulations...

5 small businesses in Vienna you can support during the pandemic

Bear Branch Tavern is currently offering contact-free order pick up at their location on Maple Ave.

Madison Dietrich, Business Manager

May 14, 2020

With the outbreak of COVID-19 prompting stay-at-home orders and social distancing measures, small businesses around the world have been forced to lay off workers, pause service temporarily or even shut down permanently. In Vienna, small businesses are the backbone of the community, and to ensure they r...

Northam leads Virginia into Phase 1 of reopening plan

Northam leads Virginia into Phase 1 of reopening plan

Rachel Schlueter, In-Depth Editor

May 9, 2020

Virginia is set to move into its first phase of reopening on Friday, May 15 after an announcement from Gov. Ralph Northam on Monday, May 4.  “Everything you have done has truly made a difference,” Northam said in the press conference on Monday. “We flattened the curve [of COVID-19 cases] an...

Evaluating Biden’s running mate options

U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada.

Josh Brown, Sports Editor

April 29, 2020

The presumptive next step for Biden is choosing a running mate, which will be even more important given his age. If Biden gets elected and chooses to stay for only one term, he would likely throw his support behind his running mate, adding the stakes to his pick. He has already announced he is choosin...

Joe Biden becomes presumptive nominee in wild primary race

Joe Biden becomes presumptive nominee in wild primary race

Josh Brown, Sports Editor

April 29, 2020

The Democratic nomination process was full of history. It featured 27 candidates and an extremely diverse and young field filled with politicians and changemakers from across the country. In the end, a different kind of history will be created, as former Vice President Joe Biden rose from the verge o...

Senior Superlative Final Votes Survey!

Senior Superlative Final Votes Survey!

April 28, 2020

Dear Madison seniors, Please take this survey to help us determine the winners of each senior superlative! Also, remember to take our other senior surveys if you haven't yet already! Senior Attending List Survey Senior (Class of 2020) General Survey Sincerely, The Hawk Talk Staff...