The Student News Site of Alta High School

The Hawkeye

The Student News Site of Alta High School

The Hawkeye

The Student News Site of Alta High School

The Hawkeye

Test to stay events occur when the covid positive rate reaches two percent or greater.
After a Five Day Quarantine, Students Return to School
Ryan Watt, Editor • January 19, 2022

Alta High School’s first test to stay of this school year took place last week, and...

Gracie Nielsen, winner of this years Alta Idol, performs at the 17th annual event.
Gracie Nielson Wins 17th-Annual Alta Idol Competition
Carly Torres and Sydney Ketcheside January 19, 2022

It's January and time for Alta's annual Alta Idol Competition. Eight contestants  including...

Step2theU 2019 participants pose in front of a visual aide for a group project at the Sandy City University of Utah Campus.
Step2theU: An Amazing Opportunity for Alta Students
Arabella Matthews, Staff Writer • January 13, 2022

Step2theU, set up and introduced by former principal Dr. Brian Mcgill, is a program that...

Utah Marching Band at the Rose Bowl
Alta Band Alumni Plays with Utah Marching Band in Rose Bowl
Carly Torres, Editor • January 11, 2022

Former Alta High student, Brandon Lupus, had the opportunity to play with the University...

The baseball team takes the field.
Alta High's Winter Baseball Program!
Jack Ward, Staff Writer

Are you interested in playing Baseball this year for Alta? Our team is hosting a winter...

Jett Lundberg grabs the ball
Boys and Girls Basketball Face Brighton
Ian Ackermann, Sports Editor

Out on the court the Alta hawks are playing hard! This Tuesday, both the boys and girls...

The girls basketball team practices in the newly remodeled gym. The lighting and white walls make for a brighter, welcoming atmosphere.
Alta's New Gym is here!
Nadia Faleh, Staff Writer

Alta's gym is a big part of the school and over the years it's been through many changes,...

Fall Sports Finish out the Season
Fall Sports Finish out the Season
Ian Ackermann

Fall Sports have kept our Hawks busy! With the season ending and state competitions wrapping...

Jessie Peng, Atlas Chinese Teacher, poses in her classroom.
Alta High Schools Teacher Passes On Her Cultural Knowledge By Teaching
Sydney Ketcheside, Hawkeye Staff • January 13, 2022
Foreign Exchange students at Alta pose with their respective flags.
Exchange Student at Alta Reflect on Their Experience in America So Far
This year Alta is honored to host seven foreign exchange students.
Nadia Faleh, Staff Writer • January 11, 2022
Utah Marching Band at the Rose Bowl
Alta Band Alumni Plays with Utah Marching Band in Rose Bowl
Carly Torres, Editor • January 11, 2022
These container ships are waiting to be unloaded off the coast of Los Angeles.
America's Shipping Crisis Effects Christmas
The nationwide shipping crisis will affect people all over the country.
Arabella Matthews, Staff Writer • December 16, 2021
Newly elected Sandy Mayor Monica Zoltanski poses with Alta Student Body Officers prior to the citys swearing in ceremony for the Mayor and newly elected members of the City Council.
New Sandy Mayor and City Council sworn in at the Alta Performaning Arts Center.
Cooper Nicholl, News Writer • January 3, 2022

The Glass ceiling in Sandy was just broken today, with the swearing in of former city council member Monica Zoltanski as Sandy's next and 27th...

These container ships are waiting to be unloaded off the coast of Los Angeles.
America's Shipping Crisis Effects Christmas
Arabella Matthews, Staff Writer • December 16, 2021

A massive backup in many of America's ports, specifically ports in California, are causing a nationwide shipping crisis. Many wonder, what caused...

Are Kids Still Experiencing Awkward Preteen Years?
Are Kids Still Experiencing Awkward 'Preteen' Years?
Sadie Reynolds and Tiana Keetch November 15, 2021

Every year it seems like the category of 'preteen' or 'tween' is getting blurred more and more. Teen life has been changing to the point it seems...

Gracie Nielson Wins 17th-Annual Alta Idol Competition
New Mural Near Media Center Commemorates Alta
Eight Couples Vie for Winner of this Year’s Dancing With the Hawks
Step2theU 2019 participants pose in front of a visual aide for a group project at the Sandy City University of Utah Campus.
Step2theU: An Amazing Opportunity for Alta Students
Arabella Matthews, Staff Writer • January 13, 2022

Step2theU, set up and introduced by former principal Dr. Brian Mcgill, is a program that was created through a partnership between Alta High...

Student Jack Ward listening to music with his Airpods.
Is Music Beneficial for Students?
Tiana Keetch, Staff writer • January 11, 2022

Is this generation more drawn to music than others before it?  As years go, on teachers have started to notice more kids are asking to listen...

Foreign Exchange students at Alta pose with their respective flags.
Exchange Student at Alta Reflect on Their Experience in America So Far
Nadia Faleh, Staff Writer • January 11, 2022

Moving across the world alone to a new place, with a new language, with different people can be hard. It could take people up to months or years...

My Opinion: Utah State Legislature Overturns Mask Mandate
The 2021 Marvel Shows on Disney+ Ranked
The 2021 Marvel Shows on Disney+ Ranked
The 2021 Marvel Shows on Disney+ Ranked
Chloe Chytraus, Staff Writer • January 13, 2022

Marvel fans had a great year in 2021. 4 new movies were released along with 5 Disney+ shows. Below are my personal rankings of the Disney+ shows...

Spider-Man: No Way Home: Watch or Avoid?
Spider-Man: No Way Home: Watch or Avoid?
Vincent Turcotte and Sean Patterson January 5, 2022

With Spider-Man's identity now revealed, our friendly neighborhood web-slinger is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life as...

12 Days Of Holiday Movies + Some Extras
12 Days Of Holiday Movies + Some Extras
Jack Ward, Staff Writer • December 16, 2021

Have you ever wanted to watch a Christmas movie but didn't know what to watch? Here are some Christmas movies that will be sure to put you into...

The new version of West Side Story directed by Steven Spielberg is a Watch. The movie united young and old alike with a timeless tale of forbidden love.
2021 West Side Story: Watch or Avoid?
Vincent Turcotte and Sean Patterson December 10, 2021

Love at first sight strikes when young Tony spots Maria(Rachel Zegler) at a high school dance in 1957 New York City. Their budding romance just...

Encanto: Watch or Avoid?
Encanto: Watch or Avoid?
Sean Patterson and Vincent Turcotte December 6, 2021

Disney Animation Studios’ Encanto tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in...