Hawkview

ABOUT

OUR MISSION

Since its founding in 1994, the Hawkview has seen many transformations; however, our goal has always remained the same. Our mission, as a print and online news publication, is to provide La Quinta High School’s student body, staff, parents, and community with accurate, responsible, thought-provoking and timely journalism.

As a student-run publication, 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.

Students who are not on staff are welcome to contact us about submitting original content for consideration, including guest articles, opinions, photographs, and video. The news value of submissions is given careful thought by editors, so contacting us in advance is recommended.

EDITORIAL POLICY

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.

ETHICAL SERVICE

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

COMMENT POLICY

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, make decisions on content.

ART CREDIT

Our logo was designed by Kristen Hernandez in 2017.

La Quinta High School's student-run newspaper