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7 times ‘The Simpsons’ unintentionally predicted the future 

7 times 'The Simpsons' unintentionally predicted the future 

Erin McCormick, News Editor

April 28, 2020

“The Simpsons,” a series that has been airing on the FOX network for over 30 years, follows the life of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie Simpson and has a reputation for unintentionally including plot lines that come eerily close to real events happening in the real world. Here are the most s...

Hawk Talk Senior Special!

Hawk Talk Senior Special!

April 21, 2020

Dear Madison seniors, Though the COVID-19 pandemic has prevented us from enjoying a more traditional end-of-the-school-year experience and many of us are reeling from this loss, we still have a lot to celebrate. Each year, the Hawk Talk Newspaper staff publishes an eight-page senior special in our...

What are primary elections and caucuses?

What are primary elections and caucuses?

Erin McCormick and Sonia Samantaroy

March 25, 2020

*This article was intended for publication in our March print issue, which will no longer be distributed due to Covid-19 school closures.  Presidential primary elections and caucuses are part of the process for nominating candidates for United States presidential elections. In primary elections, voters cast their votes in private. A caucus, a...

In-Depth: Netflix’s “Sex Education” invites comparison to US sex education programs

In-Depth: Netflix's

Bridget Levesque and Katie Bartlett

March 25, 2020

*This article was intended for publication in our March print issue, which will no longer be distributed due to Covid-19 school closures.  Let's Talk About It... The Netflix series “Sex Education,” which aims to de-stigmatize the topic of sex, just aired its second successful season, prompti...

Trump administration adjusts Obama’s public school lunch policies

Trump administration adjusts Obama's public school lunch policies

Jordan Roller, Features Editor

March 25, 2020

*This article was intended for publication in our March print issue, which will no longer be distributed due to Covid-19 school closures.  The Trump administration is rolling back several regulations placed on the food served at public schools, which will provide schools with more flexibility wh...

Dear Madison

Dear Madison

March 12, 2020

Dear Madison Community, Due to the speculation of school closures in the near future due to the COVID-19 outbreak, The Hawk Talk has decided to not distribute a print cycle in the upcoming month. Instead, we will be posting the planned articles here online. Please share our link (www.warhawknews.c...

Super Tuesday and a Recap on Biden’s Big Win

Super Tuesday and a Recap on Biden's Big Win

Caroline Scheider-Williams, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign pulled off a major upset in the Democratic primary elections on March 3, also known as “Super Tuesday”. “Super Tuesday” is objectively the most important day for party nominees when running for president, as it typically indicates who will get a party...

Mookie Betts Heading Out West

Mookie Betts Heading Out West

Ethan deBorja, Digest Editor

February 28, 2020

Mookie on the move?  Yes, you heard right. Star outfielder Mookie Betts has been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for young outfielder Alex Verdugo and two other prospects. On Feb. 11, 2020, the trade was officially announced. Mookie is not the only one headed to L.A., Cy Young winner David ...

Five Simple Acts That Can Help Save the World

Five Simple Acts That Can Help Save the World

Aida Araia, Business Manager

February 26, 2020

Our environment is in ruins, there is no secret about that, but what are we doing to help it? Unfortunately, we’re not doing much. However, if we all individually contributed with simple acts, we could make a huge difference. In this case, the key is power in numbers. As a plus, it doesn’t require...

Super Bowl LIV Commercials Ranked

Super Bowl LIV Commercials Ranked

Jillian Geib, Community Editor

February 20, 2020

The Superbowl—the one night of the year when people enjoy watching the commercials. If you are anything like me, the entertainment value of these hysterical advertisements dominates that of the game and sometimes even the halftime show (looking at you Adam Levine). Though we can all agree that this year...

Tackling Gender Roles in Football

Paige Counts focuses on the field while surrounded by her teammates.

Mia Pisani, Lifestyle Editor

January 22, 2020

On the freshman football team of 60 people, 59 are boys. Paige Counts (’23) is the only girl in the Madison football program, and while most high school female football players are kickers, Counts is a defensive tackle.  Along with lacrosse and other sports, Counts has been playing football for y...

Top Ten Throwback Songs You Need to Add to Your Playlist before 2020

Top Ten Throwback Songs You Need to Add to Your Playlist before 2020

Jillian Geib, Community Editor

December 12, 2019

In a world full of synthetic pop and vulgar rap music, throwing a couple of classic throwback songs into your Spotify queue can be rather refreshing. But what exactly does a “throwback song” mean? Considering that the current high school student was born sometime between 2001 and  2005, this list incl...