La Quinta High School's student-run newspaper


La Quinta High School's student-run newspaper


La Quinta High School's student-run newspaper




Since its founding in 1994, the Hawkview has seen many transformations; however, our goal has always remained the same. Our mission, as a student-run publication, is to provide a forum that encourages authentic voices and discussion in our increasingly diverse educational community.

Oh, the stages of the Hawkview—like life and growth.

— Susan Kennedy, former journalism adviser at La Quinta High; retired in 2016

We serve as a resource for the Blackhawk community and beyond to report relevant, interesting, and newsworthy information. The Hawkview staff is committed to fostering critical thinking in our reporting as well as providing students’ perspectives.

Through these endeavors, we strive to strengthen student voices. We strive for accuracy and transparency. Corrections to articles are made as soon as we become aware of them and readers are notified through an editor’s note.


The Hawkview is a public forum. Signed letters to the editor are welcomed and will be published as stand-alone pieces as space allows. All submissions from readers are subject to laws governing obscenity, libel, privacy, and disruption of the school process.

Opinion pieces, including columns, reflect the opinions of individual writers, while unsigned editorials reflect the majority opinion of the editorial board, not the school, the school district, or any other employee.


  • Following AP Style guidelines, material from anonymous sources will only be used if the information is vital to report, is not available except under conditions of anonymity and the source has direct knowledge of information. Anonymous sources in an article will be accompanied by asterisks and notes from the editors that explain particular conditions of anonymity.
  • An anonymous source’s name will be omitted and replaced with descriptors that establish the source’s credibility. It will be explained here why the source asked for/was granted anonymity.
  • If there are multiple anonymous sources with similar identifying descriptors, we will provide names for the sources. Looking at recent Social Security lists of popular names, we will compile names that do not bear phonetic or visual resemblance to the name of a source or a member of a similar identifying descriptor and randomly assign them to each source.
  • Any questions or concerns regarding the authenticity or accuracy of anonymous material should be brought to our attention immediately.


Student journalists are expected to adhere to a code of ethics set forth by the National Scholastic Press Association. These principles are:

  • Be responsible
  • Be fair
  • Be honest
  • Be accurate
  • Be independent
  • Minimize harm
  • Be accountable


Comments on articles are screened and those determined by the journalism adviser to be crude, overly mean-spirited, or that serve primarily as personal attacks will be deleted. The editorial board — made up of student editors and the adviser — makes decisions on content.


Our logos were designed by Kristen Hernandez ’19 in 2017 and Kat Carrera ’25 in 2022.

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