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One Last Message from the Class of 2020 Editorial Staff

One Last Message from the Class of 2020 Editorial Staff

Emma Holtz '20, Emma Shaughnessy '20, Kavya Weaver '20, and Dallas Mercurio '20

May 30, 2020

  Emma Holtz  From that very first Eagle Eye meeting as a shy freshman in 2016 to my final virtual bow as Co-Editor-in-Chief in 2020, I am truly grateful for my experience with the OC Eagle Eye. As these four years draw to a close, I can confidently say that I’ve found my writing voice...

Racism and COVID-19 in America

Racism and COVID-19 in America

Maya Weaver ‘21, Staff Writer

April 17, 2020

An infectious power is raging through the world, into our countries, cities, and neighborhoods. It’s a highly contagious threat that prompts us to shut our doors against our neighbors. It plagues and sickens the human spirit. But I’m not talking about COVID-19. Since the first case of the virus, not one b...

I’ll Be There For You…After 25 Years: The FRIENDS Reunion Special

I’ll Be There For You...After 25 Years: The FRIENDS Reunion Special

Emma Holtz '20, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2020

Calling all superfans of the FRIENDS sitcom! Rachel, Joey, Chandler, Phoebe, Monica, and Ross are reuniting 16 years after their final appearance in May 2004. Unfortunately, filming has been delayed due to the coronavirus shutdown that ramped up in the United States in mid March. What we know so far ...

Nashville Tornadoes

Nashville Tornadoes

Kavya Weaver '20, News Editor

April 17, 2020

On the night of March 2nd, a violent tornado swept across the middle of Tennessee, leaving a grim 50-mile trail of destruction in its wake. Twenty-five people were killed, countless buildings were damaged, and thousands were left without power. This calamity constitutes Tennessee’s deadliest tornado...

Earth Day 2020: Climate Action against Climate Change

Earth Day 2020: Climate Action against Climate Change

Erin Gurtner '23, Staff Writer

April 15, 2020

Earth Day is coming up! This year it will be on April 22.  If you do not know much about Earth Day, it is an annual celebration in support of environmental protection. It also celebrates the beauty of our Earth. Many people go around their neighborhoods on this day and clean up trash that is laying o...

Syrian War Update

Syrian War Update

Olivia Smathers '21, Staff Writer

April 15, 2020

In March of 2011, Syrian citizens, fed up with their lack of governmental representation and personal freedoms, took to the streets of Deraa, a southern city in Syria. The government had just arrested and tortured a group of teenagers who painted anti-government slogans on a school wall; that was the ...

Trump’s Proposed Israel-Palestine Peace Plan

Trump’s Proposed Israel-Palestine Peace Plan

Kavya Weaver '20, Current Events Editor

February 29, 2020

Few controversies rage on as bitterly as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a contentious and ongoing dispute that originated in the early 20th century. The history behind this conflict is very complex, but the fighting is primarily between the Palestinian Arabs and Israeli Jews for the right to own the p...

The 2020 State of the Union Address

The 2020 State of the Union Address

Dallas Mercurio, Co-Chief Editor

February 29, 2020

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 :  A day before the Senate was scheduled to cast their final votes regarding his removal from office, President Trump, the 45th president of the United States, gave his State of the Union address to the United States House of Representatives. This was Trump’s third State...

Super Bowl LIV

Super Bowl LIV

Maddie DeMarino '21, Staff Writer

February 29, 2020

Every year as February approaches, people begin preparing for the day of the year when the second most amount of food is consumed: The Super Bowl. This year, the Super Bowl was played at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida on February 2. The Kansas City Chiefs, led by their young quarterback Patrick...

Cats the Movie: Purr-fection or a Cat-astrophe?

Cats the Movie: Purr-fection or  a Cat-astrophe?

Angela McKinzie ’21, Assistant News Editor

February 29, 2020

When the teaser trailer came out for Cats last summer, the internet exploded in fits of mortification, bewilderment, and down-right confusion. If you have seen any promotional posters, YouTube ads, or memes on Instagram and Twitter, you may already know why everyone reacted the way they did. If you h...

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