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Virginia Andrade is the cafeteria supervisor at La Quinta High School. Her banner can be found at the La Quinta Park.

Humans of LQHS banners showcase Blackhawk stories to community

Hawkview Staff April 25, 2022

Stories and portraits, plastered on vinyl banners, tell stories of aspirations and anxieties, independence, successes and heartaches, and line the fences and gates of local parks in La Quinta, as well...

Humans of LQHS: Esteban Romero embraces his individuality

Humans of LQHS: Esteban Romero embraces his individuality

Samm Robledo, Editor-in-Chief June 3, 2021

On a late morning in November 2020, Esteban Romero ‘21 is riding his skateboard to Kohl’s while he watches the trees sway and the clouds move across the sky.  His positivity is radiating, as he...

Humans of LQHS: Sonia Krisanova’s introspective insight

Ashley Brundy, Reporter May 15, 2021

As she looks out her window, Sonia Krisanova sees palm trees, carefree attitudes, and a rich cultural diversity. Ten years ago, she saw a vastly different picture: a bustling city, grand, old architecture,...

Humans of LQHS: Hayli Castellanos looks on the bright side of things

Humans of LQHS: Hayli Castellanos looks on the bright side of things

Kaitlyn Magallon, Multimedia Editor May 3, 2021

In the midst of a pandemic, almost everything has become health precautions: most sports were canceled, major events were canceled, and schools have shut down due to increasing COVID-19 cases in California. And...

Gabriel Baily poses for a photo during the second week of the hybrid learning model at La Quinta High School.

Humans of LQHS: Gabriel Baily hopes for life to get back to normal

Leonardo Flores, Arts and Entertainment Editor April 20, 2021

It is Thursday, March 12, 2020: it is a rainy and cold day, Gabriel Baily ‘24 is carrying out his normal day going from class to class, then going to lunch, and finally finishing up his classes. After...

Humans of LQHS: Brian Vargas puts his loved ones first

Humans of LQHS: Brian Vargas puts his loved ones first

Unica Carrizoza Lawson, Managing Editor March 20, 2021

On this particular Thursday afternoon, the sky is glowing. Brian Vargas ‘21 drives through the desert, under the pink and orange sky, to pick up his friends for their weekly physical training.  Vargas...

Photo courtesy of Meredith Wheeler; Design by Lexi Noguera

Humans of LQHS: Meredith Wheeler’s journey to becoming an English teacher

Lexi Noguera, Managing Editor & Advertising Manager March 11, 2021

Meredith Wheeler’s start in teaching was not without its challenges. While attending community college, she was a single mother raising her two kids.  She feels it was a hard time; but as she grew...

Humans Of LQHS: Despite an overflowing plate, Mariella Ulloa continues to push herself to success

Humans Of LQHS: Despite an overflowing plate, Mariella Ulloa continues to push herself to success

Gavin Rodriguez, Science Editor March 9, 2021

It's a late June night and the wind is blowing through her hair as she sticks her head out of the car window. Driving down a scenic route in Mexico, Spanish rock is blasting and Mariella Ulloa ‘21...

Photo courtesy of Jacob Lind; Design by Avery Webb

Humans of LQHS: Jacob Lind finds joy and comfort in creative pursuits

Avery Webb, Managing Editor March 4, 2021

When asked where he finds joy in his life, Jacob Lind ‘23 had only one thing to say. “Bed.”  Why? “Bed comfy.” Lind is a sophomore at La Quinta High School and a student in the Medical...

Photo courtesy of Avery Torres; Designed by Diego Meza

Humans of LQHS: Avery Torres’ reflection sparks a road to self-discovery

Diego Meza, Reporter March 2, 2021

As the bell rang throughout the first day of the 2018-2019 school year, Avery Torres ‘21 dreadfully walked in the summer heat from class to class—that was, until the start of fifth period.  Curious...

Humans of LQHS: Kaili Timberlake and the glass-half-full

Humans of LQHS: Kaili Timberlake and the glass-half-full

Trey Timberlake, Reporter February 23, 2021

It was Tuesday morning, March 13. The day was sunny and warm, the sky suffused with the fluffiest of clouds, yet an eerie feeling lingered throughout the day. Kaili Timberlake ‘24 walked with...

Humans of LQHS: Michael Barsoumians perspective of life during the pandemic

Humans of LQHS: Michael Barsoumian’s perspective of life during the pandemic

Christian Romero, Reporter February 18, 2021

Getting kicked out of class. Internet shutting off. Being automatically sorted into groups with strangers. Not being able to hear the teacher speak. Signing in using a Google Form. That weird feeling of...

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