The Eaglequill

Change the Culture

Change the Culture

Brianna Rae, Editor

March 5, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Gender is an abstract concept. It holds a set of social boundaries, yet still remains subjective and expressive. The Eaglecrest population flourishes with students that break the boundaries of being masculine or feminine and with those who are comfortable with their gender identity and a sense of fluidit...

A Spirited Debate

Jaden Brumage, Reporter

March 5, 2018


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Although school spirit days are meant to be an occasion that encompasses the entire school and brings a strong feeling of pride and unity despite our individual differences and beautiful originality, the approach of choosing and implementing them has been a topic of contention. The process is intended to ...

Desensitization and Mental Health

Kenzie Prendergast, Reporter

March 5, 2018


Filed under Opinions

I didn’t know what to write at first. How I could use my words to make students who are already desensitized to this world and it’s horrors understand that while laughter is the best medicine it isn’t the cure. Today many kids find it so easy to dismiss seemingly harmless jokes regarding mental...

February Staff Editorial: Letter to the Future

Hannah Khalil - on behalf of the staff, Editor-in-Chief

February 2, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Uncategorized

Amongst the changing narrative of history, a common storyline has always prevailed. Those of the majority triumph and those who found themselves outside the lines of society’s expectations slowly lost their voice. Though reparations have been made and the general public is slowly waking up to the dis...

Black Girls Run the World

Black Girls Run the World

Hawa Dansoko, Reporter

February 2, 2018


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Malcolm X once said “The most disrespected person in America is the black women. The most unprotected women in America is the black women. The most neglected woman in America is the black woman.” Black History Month is the month to celebrate the backbone of America: black women who have changed th...

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...

One Month of Recognition

One Month of Recognition

Lance Jozefkowicz, Reporter

February 2, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Black History Month. The one time a year where black lives actually seem to matter. When African American achievements actually seem to be appreciated rather than discredited. A time of year where African Americans can be unapologetically black. “This is the time of year I feel proud to be black a...

The New Age of Nazis

Leo Nibbe, Reporter

December 14, 2017


Filed under Opinions

We have all heard of the recent White Supremacist marches in Charlottesville, VA. Young white males took to the streets this hot day, flashing swastika arm bands, burning swastikas, confederate flags, and multiple forms of KKK garments/symbols. Along with the swastikas and confederate flags being waved, American f...

Stepping on Toes

Stepping on Toes

Hawa Dansoko, Reporter

December 14, 2017


Filed under Opinions

  As you’re walking to your 1st period class with only 2 minutes of passing period left, you begin to wonder why the hallways are so crowded, and why so many Freshmen were sent to EHS this year. With over 2,544 students it has become apparent that the hallways are a problem during passing period. ...

CELL Speaker Sparks Controversy

CELL Speaker Sparks Controversy

Hawa Dansoko, Reporter

December 14, 2017


Filed under Opinions

Award winning foreign correspondent Greg Dobbs from Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (CELL)  came to speak about the Middle East and preventing terrorism at Eaglecrest High School. According to the CELL’s FAQ page their mission is to prevent terrorism through education, empowerment and enga...

Sounding Off on the Holidays: Part One

Lance Jozefkowicz, Reporter

December 14, 2017


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In local times there has been a dispute on how to celebrate Christmas, and more specifically, why we celebrate it.  It has been said that we should bring the holiday back to its ‘true’ Christian values. But what does that mean? For many Christians across the world, Christmas is celebrated to symbolize and...

New Beginnings

Hannah Khalil, Editor-in-Chief

December 14, 2017


Filed under Opinions

December is a time of transitions. Some may be celebrating the season of holidays and giving while others wait in anticipation of a new year. Often times, there’s a continual sense of anticipation that comes with the closing of yet another chapter in our lives. What will be on the other side? Will th...