The Hawk Talk

Teachers to assist in nominations for homecoming court

Teachers to assist in nominations for homecoming court

Abbey Gastrock, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2018

SGA representatives have decided to broaden the scope of homecoming court nominations this year by allowing teachers to send in their own court selections. Senior Class Representative Kevin Griffin (’19) and Leadership Teacher Kristen Haynor pioneered this idea after noticing that homecoming cour...

Hurricane Florence’s impacts in D.C. area do not appear significant

Potential rainfall from Hurricane Florence.

Devan Fink, Online Editor-in-Chief

September 12, 2018

As Hurricane Florence approaches the Carolinas with potentially unprecedented damage coming along with it, many in the Washington, D.C. area have wondered what impacts could be headed their way. In short: the worst is will likely stay south, according to the Washington Post. At least for now. Latest models have Fairfax County receiving about three inches of rain through Sept. ...

12 Madison students named National Merit Semifinalists

12 Madison students named National Merit Semifinalists

Lulu, In-Depth Editor

September 11, 2018

The National Merit Scholarship Program has announced that 12 Madison seniors have been named semifinalists for 2019. The Madison Semifinalists include: Christian Aliferis Anthony Arnolie Samuel Cohen Sarah Conforti Devan Fink Michael Helmicki Jeffery Huang Yijia Liu Cassidy McKe...

With Florence looming, Madison shifts times for football, senior college night

With Florence looming, Madison shifts times for football, senior college night

Devan Fink, Online Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2018

Hurricane Florence is set to make landfall in North Carolina later this week. While the hurricane's immediate impact on the Washington, D.C. area is still uncertain, Madison administration and activities have already shifted their plans in preparation. Varisty Football, previously scheduled to play...

I hit an animal with my car

I hit an animal with my car

Leah DeFreitas, In-Depth Editor

September 4, 2018

Sunday morning, it was me and my lead foot, music loud, engine revving. Seventeen years old and allowed full custody of the 4,000 pound murder weapon that is my Honda Pilot. It felt like my car had struck a wooden box. At 5:00 a.m., my densely-wooded neighborhood was pitch black. Silence seeped eerily into the m...

D.C. farmers’ market attracts customers with fresh produce and central location

D.C. farmers’ market attracts customers with fresh produce and central location

Hannah Kase, Online Editor-in-Chief

September 2, 2018

While there are many farmers’ markets in Northern Virginia, Washington D.C. is home to one of the top rated farmers’ markets in the country. The FRESHFARM Dupont Circle market offers items spanning from organic fruits and vegetables to woodfired pizza and fresh baked goods. Open every Sunday from 8...

Madison defeats Marshall, 42-14, in annual Vienna Rotary Bowl

Madison defeats Marshall, 42-14, in annual Vienna Rotary Bowl

Devan Fink, Online Editor-in-Chief

August 25, 2018

Behind two touchdowns from Brandon Walker ('19), one more from the special teams and a solid defensive effort, the Madison Warhawks defeated the Marshall Statesmen 42-14 in the annual Vienna Rotary Bowl. For Madison, their win against Marshall was their 11th consecutive victory against the Statesmen,...

Madison-Marshall Stats and Facts

Photo by Deb Kolt.

Devan Fink, Online Editor-in-Chief

August 24, 2018

The Madison Warhawks and Marshall Statesmen will renew their football rivalry once again this week. It will be the 20th meeting between the schools since 1999. Here are some statistics and facts for the annual Madison-Marshall game: Madison finished last season with a 8-4 record Marshall ...

Madison to introduce new school year with annual Fall Kick Off and County Fair

Madison to introduce new school year with annual Fall Kick Off and County Fair

Devan Fink, Online Editor-in-Chief

August 20, 2018

With the new school year just one week away, it's time to begin to prepare for the upcoming year. Keeping with tradition, Madison will be hosting their annual Fall Kickoff this Friday, Aug. 24. Rising freshmen are encouraged to show up early at 3:30 p.m. to get their schedules and find their lockers...

Gun control debate moves forward in wake of recent shootings

Gun control debate moves forward in wake of recent shootings

Matthew Nguyen and Stephen Desmarais

April 23, 2018

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed,” the Constitution asserts in its Second Amendment. Through the creation of the Constitution and the subsequent ratification of the Bill of Rights, Americans...

Students walkout for gun reform on nineteenth anniversary of Columbine shooting

Students walkout for gun reform on nineteenth anniversary of Columbine shooting

Ellie Renshaw and Elsa Scott

April 20, 2018

April 20 marks the nineteenth anniversary of the shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado, and students are again walking out with the message, "Never again," pressing for stricter gun laws and country-wide gun reform. As the third major demonstration which Madison students have participated in...

National Cherry Blossom Festival continues to excite many with “Petalpalooza” celebration

National Cherry Blossom Festival continues to excite many with

Emily Willson-Quayle, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2018

Throughout the past month, the National Cherry Blossom Festival has been in full bloom in our nation’s capital. In 1912, Japan donated 3020 cherry blossom trees to the United States in an act of friendship and unity between the two nations. The first official Cherry Blossom Festival took place in ...