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Issue 8 of the 2020-2021 School Year

Published Monday, May 24, 2021

  • Hawk students walk out to protest area killing, cover
  • Middle school shooting results in no injuries, cover
  • Robbinsdale school board selects new superintendent, cover
  • Seniors tackle tasks to prep for graduation, pg 2
  • Relay for Life deemed a success despite obstacles, pg 2
  • Taking the next steps, pg 3
  • Opinion: Saying farewell to Cooper High School, pg 4
  • Opinion: Social media's benefits matched by its drawbacks, pg 4
  • Opinion: Hawks should take advantage of new weight room, pg 4
  • Opinion: Student support day should be a permanent part of schedule, pg 4
  • Opinion: Daunte Wright is yet another victim of police, pg 5
  • Opinion: Police killing of Chicago teen adds to shameful list of deaths, pg 5
  • Variety: Beware of returning to this Jedi, pg 6
  • Variety: Premier Performers, pg 6
  • Variety: Original Spider-Man trilogy ends well, pg 7
  • Variety: Mortal Kombat stays alive with latest installment, pg 7
  • Variety: Groundbreaking Akira still holds up three decades later, pg 7
  • Variety: Cinderalla gets update in Cinder, pg 7
  • Variety: The Four Agreements is a self-help book that truly does its job, pg 7
  • Variety: Blade Runner takes on compelling topics, pg 8
  • Variety: Hitman dramedy Barry is a great showcase for Bill Hader, pg 8
  • Sports: Wild poised for playoff success, pg 9
  • Sports: Cooper Competitors, pg 9
  • Sports: Viking execs make good choices during draft, pg 9
  • Sports: Struggling Twins try to correct shortcomings, pg 10
  • Sports: Timberwolves finally showing some life at season's end, pg 10

Issue 7 of the 2020-2021 School Year

Published Friday, April 23, 2021

  • U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar visits Hawk government class, cover
  • Andrea Tribble named Athena Award winner, cover
  • Robbinsdale approves annual audit of district finances, cover
  • Trio of juniors wins national award for designing application, page 2
  • Students prepare for annual IB tests, page 3
  • Opinion: Grading system benefits Hawks, page 5
  • Variety: Snyder cut brings justice to League, page 8
  • Sports: Spring sports return after cancelation of 2020 season, page 10
  • Sports: Basketball team has great season, page 12

Issue 6 of the 2020-2021 School Year

Published Monday, March 22, 2021

  • Hawks Return to Cooper following spring break, cover
  • School staff gets vaccinated against COVID, cover
  • Seven Dreams Foundation raises funds for district schools, cover
  • Tech tips to help students avoid problems that could affect their work, page 2
  • Sophomores finish Personal Projects, page 2
  • Yearbook staff heading toward final deadlines to publish Talons, page 3
  • Opinion: Climate accord provides hope, page 4
  • Variety: MLB The Show is baseball bliss, page 7
  • Variety: Ghost is haunting sequel to Power, page 8
  • Sports: Esports squad preps for season, page 9

Issue 5 of the 2020-2021 School Year

Published Tuesday, February 23, 2021

  • Athletic Area Upgrades, cover
  • Robbinsdale board votes to change school start times, cover
  • Registration process underway for 2021-2022 school year, cover
  • Lunch and Learn adapts to online format, pg 2
  • Annual holiday fundraiser sees record response, pg 2
  • Staff member sings with famous group, pg 3
  • ABC Lab provides path to earn missing credits, pg 3
  • Opinion: Start time change will help students, pg 4
  • Opinion: Distance learning is no excuse for being tardy, pg 4
  • Opinion: Advisory class is more important than ever this year, pg 4
  • Variety: Brothers duel over Wii Sports Resort, pg 5
  • Variety: Premier Performers, pg 6
  • Variety: Spider-Man 2 still a superhero classic, pg 6
  • Variety: Soul ranks among Pixar's best releases, pg 7
  • Variety: Race issues are expertly explored in Skin, pg 8
  • Sports: Winter teams adjust to COVID, pg 9
  • Sports: Cooper Competitors, pg 9
  • Sports: Sports recruiting difficult during pandemic, pg 10

Issue 4 of the 2020-2021 School Year

Published Monday, January 29, 2021

  • Semester 2 Starts with Distance Learning, cover
  • Local cities welcome their new leaders, cover
  • College Possible still supporting students during online school, cover
  • AVID Program adjusts to online school, pg 2
  • HAWK Tickets shift to virtual format, pg 2
  • Teacher promotes mindfulness skills to students, staff, pg 3
  • Good habits can help curb all illnesses, pg 3
  • Opinion: Attendance is key to school success, pg 4
  • Opinion: Sticking with online learning is best option, pg 4
  • Opinion: Everyone can do something to help society, pg 4
  • Variety: Quill Comics Corner, pg 6
  • Variety: Premier Performers, pg 6
  • Variety: Mandalorian reaches new heights in great 2nd season, pg 8
  • Sports: Fitness still possible at home, pg 9
  • Sports: Cooper Competitors, pg 9


Issue 3 of the 2020-2021 School Year

Published Monday, January 4, 2021

Issue 2 of the 2020-2021 School Year

Published Monday, Nov. 30, 2020

Issue 1 of the 2020-2021 School Year

Published Monday, Nov. 2, 2020

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