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Alex Mullen and Maria Cerro

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The Student Section was hyped for the football team’s first game of the year on Friday, Aug. 31.  The Hawks fed off the crowd’s energy and out-hustled the Wolverines, 41-20.

This year’s themes for the Student Section are as follows:

  • September 7 @ West Allegheny–> Neon Night
  • September 14 vs. Shaler–> Jersey Night
  • September 21 vs. Central Catholic–> Joey Fabus Night
  • September 28 @ Moon–> White Out
  • October 5 @ Char Valley–> Black Out
  • October 12 vs. Baldwin–> Pink Out
  • October 19 @ Peters–> Pittsburgh Night
  • October 26 vs. USC–> Camo Night

Follow the Student Section on Twitter @THEBPSTUDENTSEC

Disclaimer: Please be reminded that if you attend any after school hours or evening activity, including sporting events, that you are still subject to the school district’s disciplinary code, which includes not using profane or offensive language, bullying, harassing others, fighting or possessing any prohibited objects or substances, as outlined in the Student Handbook. Also, throwing baby powder at the games (student section) is prohibited. These rules apply not only to school hours, but to any events that are held on school district property, whether it is Bethel Park school property or another school’s property. We want Bethel Park to be perceived as a welcoming place for visitors, whether they be athletes, band members or fans, and at the same time when you visit other schools for events, we want to be welcomed as good sports and outstanding citizens.  If you are doing anything that violates our policies, you will be subject to discipline. Please show your school spirit in a positive way. If you see someone who is not behaving to the high standards we set for our students, please share that information with a responsible adult. Thank you for showing the public what a great student body we have in Bethel Park. 

Video Credit: Mr. Triscila
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About the Writers
Alex Mullen, Editor-in-Chief

All-star basketball player and journalist Alex Mullen is in his senior year at BPHS. In addition to his fourth year at the high school, Mullen is continuing his legacy with Hawk Eye for his third year.

Mullen’s origin story like any other is one of legend, when asked why he joined, Mullen said, “Mang guilt-tripped me into it because no one else would write basketball articles.”

Since joining the newspaper, Mullen mainly focuses on writing sports articles. This year, he hopes to bring “Energy, enthusiasm, and dope videos.”

Mullen is also a host of the ever popular, “Hawk Seat”, and is one of the founding members of the show. When he’s not writing for the paper or recording the next Hawk Seat episode, where can you find Alex Mullen?

“Catch me at the high school basketball court hooping it up,” Mullen said.

Other than his super ability to write for Hawk Eye, he would want the superpower of invisibility.

Mullen’s perfect date?

“A candlelight dinner under a perfect crescent moon,” said Mullen.

In addition to a bright future with journalism, Mullen expects to attend college and hopefully play basketball after high school.

Written by: Nick Guimond, Staff Writer

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Maria Cerro, Photography Editor

Upon the arrival of hundreds of buzzing high school students to this wonderful chaos we call BPHS, you may hear the faint thud of a basketball early in the morning. That thud could very well be senior Maria Cerro throwing up shots in preparation for her final season as a Black Hawk.

Cerro has been a varsity starter all four years of high school and plans to attend Indiana University of Pennsylvania to further her academic and athletic career. For her, the morning workouts are just another day in the office.

Aside from her tireless efforts on the basketball court, Maria has been keeping the school updated on the latest news, via Hawk Eye, for two years now. This school year, she plans to climb the ranks of the school newspaper hierarchy and establish herself as a key member of the squad. She plans to “bring more ideas to the table and get everyone involved.”

Maria desires taking the responsibility that comes with a leadership role. Through her participation in sports at a young age, Cerro has learned to value being appointed a leader. “Being a leader allows me to influence my team in order for us to win.” Cerro smirks in the face of this challenge.

No matter who you are, who you are friends with, or what you believe in you can rest assured knowing that you can find a friend in Maria Cerro.

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