The Eaglequill

Know Your Rights Information Session

Suendus Qureshi, Reporter

March 5, 2018


Filed under Features

     As diversity in the U.S increases, so do confrontations with the police. In tough situations, we tend to forget to stay calm.      Although we learn about them over and over again in social study classes, we tend to forget the most important part of being an American citizen - our rights a...

Sisterhood and N.A.H.S. Host Art Night

Hannah Khalil and Brianna Rae

March 5, 2018


Filed under Features

     On February 13th, Sisterhood collaborated with National Art Honors Society to honor Black History Month. Drawing inspiration from African American authors and artists, the group’s goal was to empower and inform.      Danielle Glascow, Eaglecrest Counselor and Sisterhood sponsor...

Furry Friends Joins EHS Halls

Furry Friends Joins EHS Halls

Tersa Bitew, Reporter

March 5, 2018


Filed under Features

Alaura Bornmann Martin, a sophomore at Eaglecrest High School, has a one of a kind Corgi dog named Tonka that she brings to school everyday. Martin’s dog is always near her in the case of a panic attack. “If I can’t stop my anxiety attack he is supposed to get someone who can.” She explained. Although...

Negash Plans for Post High-school Life

Negash Plans for Post High-school Life

Amber Carey, Editor

March 5, 2018


Filed under Features

Rediate Negash has been daydreaming of attending school in London ever since middle school. She applied to a total of eight ‘Universities of London.’ She has been accepted to the University of London since the end of october, but has yet to decide which one she will attend out of the two she has...

EHS Engages in ‘Black Women Lead’ Summit

EHS Engages in ‘Black Women Lead’ Summit

Tinsae Tadele, Editor

March 5, 2018


Filed under Features

Celebrating the contributions of our predecessors is an amazing way to remember where our community came from.  Leading young people to advance on what our society has already built by inspiring them to be a part of their communities is the next step in cultivating an environment of growth. The annual...

All the Black Women Magic

All the Black Women Magic

Tinsae Tadele, Editor

February 2, 2018


Filed under Features

Black women have always been the hidden pillars that hold our society up. Countless times people have tried to take credit for their art, discredit their voice, and hide their contributions to society. Yet, time and again black women have risen above the oppressive standards that our society has placed on ...

Passion for Service

Passion for Service

Tersa Bitew, Reporter

February 2, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Esther Varghese, a junior at Eaglecrest, excels at everything she does and is very active participating in afterschool clubs and academics. Varghese is a part of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Rho Kappa, Sci-Tech, Honors Diploma, National Honor Society and she is the Vice President for Speech and De...

Do it for the Culture

Do it for the Culture

Saron Bitew, Reporter

February 2, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

America’s culture is dependent on the customs and traditions of its people, especially in today’s society. We are built on a foundation that has absorbed styles and morals from many races and ethnicities. Music, food, and fashion are only a few of the things that have contributed to the melting p...

One ‘Truly Devious’ Mystery

One ‘Truly Devious’ Mystery

Emma Lovato, News Editor

February 2, 2018


Filed under A & E, Features

Truly Devious By Maureen Johnson 420 pp. Katherine Tegen Books. $17.99. Truly Devious is the first in an enthralling new trilogy by New York Times Bestselling Author Maureen Johnson. The novel surrounds the infamous Ellingham Academy, an “idyllic and fantastical” school that is a haven for un...

CCSD School Board

Adrian Jaramillo, Reporter

February 2, 2018


Filed under Features

January 2018 is School Board Appreciation Month—a great time to focus on the crucial role an elected board of trustees plays in our communities and schools.   Plan now to show your school board members you appreciate their dedication and hard work. They are extraordinary people who voluntarily ta...

Open Mic Time

Leo Nibbe, Tyler Hardin, Reporters

February 2, 2018


Filed under A & E, Features

Attention singers, guitar players, performers, poets, and stand-up comedians!  The open  mic, put together by the library and the performing arts department, will now be available monthly! It takes place in the library during both lunches. There will be a sign up sheet at the front desk there, but only...

LGBTQ+ Representation in Movies

LGBTQ+ Representation in Movies

Brianna Rae, Photo Editor

February 2, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinions, Showcase, Uncategorized

Modern cinema should provoke emotion, question the ordinary, and empower those without a voice. Without these components, it is not memorable. The recent praise of LGBTQ+ films has provided representation. Previously, gay children have grown up watching heterosexual couples on the television while our tra...