The Hawk Talk

Sky Zoom introduces MADTalks

Sky Zoom introduces MADTalks

Bailey Moskowitz, In-Depth Editor

January 30, 2018

This school year marked the start of MADTalks, a speaker series that brings industry, business, technology and society leaders to speak to Madison students in interview-style talks about current trends and issues in those fields. Since September, MADTalks has hosted speakers from Chipotle, Microsoft, Citig...

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January 12, 2018

The Hawk Talk is an award-winning newspaper written and designed completely by students. The newspaper is published approximately six times a year with each issue featuring 20 pages of information for all members of the Madison community. As we are self-funded, your patronage ensures that The Hawk...

Political polarization shapes distinct student views, identities

Political polarization shapes distinct student views, identities

Devan Fink, Online Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 2017

The room is tense. Questions are fired across the room; students are probing one another on their views. The discussion, although polite, becomes heated at times. At the conclusion of the discussion, AP United States History (APUSH) teacher Christina Palo asks the daunting question, “How many of you ...

Teacher bubble soccer ends Wellness Week with a smash (and a roll across the gym)

Teacher bubble soccer ends Wellness Week with a smash (and a roll across the gym)

Ellie Renshaw, Online Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 2017

On Friday, Dec. 8 some of Madison's beloved teachers (bubble-)suited up to play an intense game of bubble soccer. They were broken into teams of four, with some teachers subbing at the end of the short quarters. The black team faced the red team, and the regular period ended with a 5-5 tie, so with two...

Replicating success: boys basketball team seeks redemption in new season

Mark Young, News Editor

December 2, 2017

In the 2016-17 school year, Madison Boys Varsity Basketball went all the way to win the Liberty Conference and the 6A North Region. However, for the upcoming 2017-2018 season, the team’s competition will change drastically due to the conference change. For the past 23 years, Madison has competed in ...

New Superintendent Scott Brabrand meets with FCPS community members

Brabrand addresses overcrowding at West Potomac High School.

Ellie Renshaw, Online Editor-in-Chief

December 1, 2017

New Superintendent Dr. Scott Braband is inviting the community to meet him face-to-face. Brabrand is holding five “Community Conversations” to answer questions from students, parents, school employees and residents in a town hall style session. His goal of late has been “connecting and reconnec...

Focus on what diversity Madison does have, eliminate lack of understanding between races

Philana Quan ('18) explains the flip side of the In-Depth article from the October Cycle.

Philana Quan, Guest Writer

November 13, 2017

To the Editors (but really everyone): The Snapchat story in response to October 2017’s in-depth article entitled “fake news” was wholly unnecessary. Flipping through that story I could tell very few of those people actually read the article. I was not a fan of how the article was framed either...

Insufficient diversity impacts students’ global perspective, educational opportunities

Insufficient diversity impacts students' global perspective, educational opportunities

Elsa Scott and Thomas Blackburn

November 13, 2017

Diversity is one of the most celebrated aspects of American culture. Throughout history, the American dream has inspired millions to come to America in search of a better life. This country was built by immigrants, and their different heritages, ideas, cultures and experiences have shaped the foundations of ...

Hey, Madison students! Take the November HT surveys here or on Blackboard

Hey, Madison students! Take the November HT surveys here or on Blackboard

Ellie Renshaw, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 10, 2017

The surveys are also on the Madison Student Survey page listed under Classes on every Madison student’s Blackboard Page. All surveys are anonymous unless you choose to leave your name. Thank you in advance! Political Polarization at Madison LGBTQ+ Representation in FLE ...

Try this cranberry-apple salad to get some sweet with your main course this holiday season

About to add the oat topping

Ellie Renshaw, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2017

Sugary? Dessert-like? Of course not! The cookbook files it under salads, so I will pile it on my plate right next to the peas and mashed potatoes.

Virginians head to polls for gubernatorial election Tuesday

The Va. gubernatorial candidates (r-l) Republican Ed Gillespie, Libertarian Cliff Hyra, Democrat Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam

Devan Fink, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2017

It’s Election Day in Virginia once again. Almost one year to the date after the 2016 United States presidential election, Virginians head to the polls once again on Tuesday to decide the who will be the 73rd Governor of the Commonwealth. Democratic candidate Ralph Northam faces off against...

Drama department brings “Macbeth” to life and death on stage

Reed practices one of her monologues as Lady Macbeth for the upcoming show.

Chamberlain Zulauf, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2017

With the freshman class reading “Romeo and Juliet,” the sophomores reading “Macbeth” and the seniors reading “Hamlet,” it is apparent that Shakespeare's plays are read in English classes throughout high school at Madison. Shakespeare's writing will come to life on stage, as the Madison d...