The Hawk Times

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Sophomores showing up // Ishika has brought so much liveliness to the News Staff this year. Even though she was one of the younger staff members, she still stepped up to lead her peers when she needed to.

Ishika Patel

May 19, 2019
Leaving her mark // As an excellent writer and excellent student, Abby has served us well as the Managing and Opinions editor of the 2018-2019 Hawk Times News Staff. We couldnt have imagined this year without her.

Abby Woloss

May 19, 2019
Scenic views abound // As one of the most beautiful cities in Texas, its no wonder that people are drawn to Rockwall. The true issue comes when we run out of room for them.

Rockwall booming

April 22, 2019
Almost time // Senior Peyton Washburn, an AP student, is gearing up for Graduation. But something inside is keeping her from being fully available to let go. “Maturity level wise, I’m so ready to graduate. But at the same time, I don’t want to leave home.”

Peyton Washburn

March 1, 2019
All tied up // Julia, current senior, spends her time in PALs, on the Varsity Softball team, going to FCA meetings, and in AP classes. Running from event to event causes a few stumbles up and down the stairs. “I’ve fallen down these stairs so many times, it should be an Olympic sport,” said Julia.

Julia Pughes

February 27, 2019
Divided we stand // Although America spans from ocean to ocean, with almost every mile under the same flag, division remains in the tension from race to race. As long as there is still hatred in America, especially for immigrants, racism will still be around, said Cesar Del Rosario, junior.

The past and the present

February 21, 2019
Accidentally in love // Netflix offers a variety of Rom-Coms to suit your desires, but the selection dwindles for those who have watched them all.

Love, actually

February 11, 2019
Why the cow didn’t cross the road // Many students choose Chick-Fil-A over other options in Rockwall, and it’s been voted Rockwall’s favorite Fast-Food Establishment in the Blue Ribbon News 2 years in a row. “I usually go to Chick-Fil-A four to six times a week,” said Sarah Fields.

No mor chikin

February 7, 2019
Holding him up // Cesar Del Rosario, junior, serves kids he barely knows on a weekly basis by letting them know that someone cares. Serving for me allows me the chance to show someone else that they have a friend.

Students serving others

January 27, 2019
New Perspectives 
Psychology and AP World History Teacher Mr. Vestal is trying a new tactic to help his students learn- walking lectures. By moving his students out of the classroom and around the school to new places, Vestal is utilizing his school in a way no teacher has ever done before.


January 17, 2019
Poets in the Making
AP Literature students Peyton Washburn and Kaitlin Fisher work on a poetry assignment for class. Teachers all over Heath are hoping to establish a lasting desire for learning in their students through exposing them to all types of literature.


January 17, 2019
Senioritis Who? 
Senior Celeste Ansari does corrections on an AP Psychology quiz in order to raise her grade. Senior year for most is filled with anxiety over college applications and college acceptances, but some like Celeste make sure to leave time for her schoolwork instead of falling into the temptations of ‘senioritis.’


January 17, 2019
Safety First
Students all over Rockwall ISD are now required to wear Identification whenever they step on campus. As students walk in the door every morning, SROs and Safety Officers watch for those without identification, and set a table that allots temporary passes for students without IDs.


January 17, 2019
Waiting, gaming
Noah Mcginnis, a freshman, waits for his lunch period to be over by playing with his Nintendo Switch, choosing to spend what precious time he may have eating on a mind-break from a full day of studying.


January 17, 2019
Photo courtesy of @brettmichealross on Instagram.

Biking through Time

December 13, 2018
The dreaded attendance office: sick kids spend many an hour here signing in and signing out of school, ruining any chances of exemptions.

No Flu For You

December 13, 2018
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Kassidy Turner