Hawk Eye

Russell Finelsen
Hawk Eye is in for a treat this year with the addition of Russell Finelsen. Russell is an avid sports fan, has a love of writing, and wishes to bring these two passions of his together when he writes for Hawk Eye.

As a well-rounded and knowledgeable freshmen with all honors courses and a mile long list of interests, Russell hopes to bring a unique new view to Hawk Eye. He hopes that as the year progresses, his stories and the those of his peers will draw more attention to Hawk Eye and with that attention a greater participation in the newspaper club.

As this school year go forward, Russell hopes to acquire a better understanding of journalism and learn to be a better writer. This being his first time writing for a newspaper, Russell hopes to catch on to the journalistic style of writing quickly.

He believes and hopes that this class and the skills he learns in it will help him to achieve his goal of going to college in New York at either Columbia or Cornell. With this class, Russell wishes to get his jump start in the journalism world. With this class, Russell wishes to get his jump start in the journalism world.

In what little free time he has, Russell likes to read and research different locations around the world. Russell hopes to be able to continue with those interests as he strives to get the highest possible GPA with his all honors schedule.

This wonderful new addition will add huge amounts of talent to our school's newspaper. With an all honors schedule, Chess and Math clubs, Forensics, and his Journalism class, Russell has a very full year ahead of him and no doubt he will succeed in all that he does.


Written by: Greydon E. Tomkowitz, Staff  Writer

Russell Finelsen, Editor-in-Chief

Aug 08, 2015
Boys varsity basketball in great shape for spectacular season next year despite star player leaving (Story)
Jul 16, 2015
BP needs to rely on young players in order to beat Central Catholic in season opener (Story)
Jul 11, 2015
Bethel Park graduate catches success with Pittsburgh Passion (Story)
Jul 11, 2015
H. Reid and Crawford selected to The Almanac’s Diamond Dozen; five others named honorable mentions (Story)
Jun 20, 2015
Augenstein, Zufall selected to The Almanac’s Diamond Dozen; 3 players named honorable mentions (Story)
Jun 02, 2015
Softball players C. Cook, Hankin, Hamel cheated out of All-Star bids (Story)
Jun 02, 2015
H. Reid, Crawford, Andres named to varsity softball All-Star First Team (Story)
Jun 01, 2015
Rower Hathaway heading to National Championships after spectacular finish at Junior Rowing Championship (Story)
Jun 01, 2015
Varsity volleyball suffers tough loss to Fox Chapel in PIAA quarterfinals (Story)
May 28, 2015
After dream run, BP loses heart-breaker to Shaler in WPIAL Consolation Game (Story)
May 28, 2015
BP beats State College in first round of PIAA tournament (Story)
May 27, 2015
Varsity volleyball beats Plum in WPIAL Class AAA consolation game (Story)
May 26, 2015
Artist of the Week: David Garrett (Story)
May 26, 2015
Mobile Game Reviews: Cheating Tom 2 (Story)
May 26, 2015
Judge Arnoni among politicians chosen for BP positions (Story)
May 26, 2015
14 student journalists inducted into Quill and Scroll in first ceremony at BPHS in 20 years (Story)
May 25, 2015
Varsity baseball to face Shaler in WPIAL consolation game (Story)
May 21, 2015
Varsity baseball out of playoffs after Norwin’s Amendola pitches three-hit shutout (Story)
May 20, 2015
Varsity softball still has potential for great future even with eight players leaving (Story)
May 20, 2015
Shoemaker helps BP sneak by Fox Chapel in varsity baseball Class AAAA quarterfinals (Story)
May 19, 2015
Two students place in Top 10 at DECA International Conference (Story)
May 18, 2015
BPHS Officer Rigatti honored by school board; BPHS custodian promoted (Story)
May 17, 2015
Bears prepared for BP boys basketball coaching job (Story)
May 16, 2015
Varsity volleyball wallops Penn-Trafford, advances to semifinals (Story)
May 16, 2015
Augenstein leads BP to upset over Hempfield in first round of WPIAL baseball playoffs (Story)
May 13, 2015
Varsity volleyball reaches playoffs, secures first-round bye (Story)
May 13, 2015
#6 varsity softball gets upset by #11 Gateway after ninth inning rally (Story)
May 11, 2015
BPHS graduate succeeds in Nashville music scene (Story)
May 11, 2015
Varsity baseball will have rough game against Hempfield in first round of playoffs (Story)
May 10, 2015
Mobile Game Reviews: Trial Xtreme 4 (Story)
May 08, 2015
BP varsity softball should do well against Gateway in first round of playoffs (Story)
May 07, 2015
Big Data Jam concludes with BP students securing top three spots (Story)
May 06, 2015
First BPHS Arts Festival to occur on May 30 (Story)
May 05, 2015
How the NFL Draft’s “Mr. Irrelevant” could bring success to the Arizona Cardinals (Story)
May 05, 2015
Augenstein leads varsity baseball to victory over Baldwin, clinches playoff spot (Story)
May 04, 2015
Varsity Boys Volleyball 10-0 in section play going into final two conference games (Story)
May 01, 2015
Alex Minton nominated for The Almanac’s Male Athlete of the Year (Story)
Apr 30, 2015
Haley Reid named Tribune-Review Athlete of the Week (Story)
Apr 28, 2015
Mobile Game Reviews: Hay Day (Story)
Apr 28, 2015
More towns need to build full-time firehouses (Story)
Apr 27, 2015
BP girls softball in midst of eleven-game winning streak (Story)
Apr 21, 2015
Recreation boys fencing team wins championship (Story)
Apr 20, 2015
Mobile Game Reviews: Stickman Soccer 2014 (Story)
Apr 17, 2015
From the Desk of Dr. J: Added security cameras (Story)
Apr 16, 2015
NBA Weekly Report: April 13-15 (Story)
Apr 13, 2015
Four things we learned from the Masters (Story)
Apr 13, 2015
NBA Weekly Report: April 6-12 (Story)
Apr 09, 2015
Mobile Game Reviews: Trivia Crack (Story)
Apr 08, 2015
Justina Mascaro, Shannon Conely chosen to The Almanac’s Girls Basketball All Star team (Story)
Apr 08, 2015
Joey Mascaro chosen to The Almanac’s Boys Basketball All-Star team (Story)
Apr 07, 2015
NBA Weekly Report: March 30- April 5 (Story)
Apr 04, 2015
The science behind our interstates and their numbers (Story)
Apr 02, 2015
PACS to hold Joey Fabus Blood Drive (Story)
Mar 31, 2015
Video: Interview with new Dean of Discipline (Story)
Mar 25, 2015
Three BP wrestlers chosen for The Almanac’s All Star team (Story)
Mar 25, 2015
Student Athlete of the Week: Sophomore Softball catcher Carolyn Cook (Story)
Mar 24, 2015
Mr. Allemang discusses the ins and outs of the newspaper (Media)
Mar 24, 2015
Student Athlete of the Week: Junior Basketball and Football Star Levi Metheny (Story)
Mar 23, 2015
NBA Weekly Report: February 17-22 (Story)
Mar 23, 2015
Mobile Game Reviews: King of the Course Golf (Story)
Mar 18, 2015
Mobile Game Reviews: aa (Story)
Mar 18, 2015
NBA Weekly Report: March 8-16 (Story)
Mar 16, 2015
Artist of the Week: Bea Miller (Story)
Mar 16, 2015
Dunn shines as rest of WPIAL Dapper Dan team struggles against Illinois (Story)
Mar 16, 2015
Student Athlete of the Week: Senior Forward Louie McLinden (Story)
Mar 13, 2015
‘Frozen’ to come out with sequel (Story)
Mar 12, 2015
Student Athlete of the Week: Senior wrestler Paul Dunn (Story)
Mar 11, 2015
Forensics students excel in events (Story)
Mar 11, 2015
BPHS swimmers qualify for PIAAs, divers do well in WPIALs (Story)
Mar 11, 2015
Girls basketball out of PIAAs after close contest (Story)
Mar 09, 2015
BP gets upset by #6 Butler in PIHL Penguins Cup Class AAA playoffs (Story)
Mar 09, 2015
BP girls basketball upends Altoona, will face Norwin in PIAA Class AAAA second round (Story)
Mar 06, 2015
BPHS musicians makes regional, All-State ensembles (Story)
Mar 06, 2015
Whether we like it or not, America is becoming more like Europe every day (Story)
Mar 04, 2015
Dunn, Bonaccorsi qualify for PIAA championships (Story)
Mar 02, 2015
Ceramics 2 class makes soup bowls for Empty Bowls Event (Story)
Mar 02, 2015
Sizing up the PIHL Varsity AAA playoffs (Story)
Feb 27, 2015
Bawcom leads varsity hockey to lopsided win over Mt. Lebanon (Story)
Feb 27, 2015
On 2/27, Mardi Gras was officially created (Story)
Feb 24, 2015
Dunn leads wrestling team with second individual section championship (Story)
Feb 23, 2015
NBA Weekly Report: February 17-23 (Story)
Feb 22, 2015
BP loses heartbreaker to Peters, 3-2, after Alavi adds two goals (Story)
Feb 20, 2015
Artist of the Week: Animals as Leaders (Story)
Feb 20, 2015
Exxon Mobil geologist visits BPHS science classes (Story)
Feb 20, 2015
Weekly Sports Preview: 2/17- 2/23 (Story)
Feb 19, 2015
BP hockey needs to expect Peters Township’s best game to have a chance of victory (Story)
Feb 18, 2015
New book by Dr. Seuss comes out (Story)
Feb 17, 2015
Top four tips for driving in bad weather (Story)
Feb 16, 2015
Girls varsity basketball uses 13-0 run to beat #13 Hempfield in WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs (Story)
Feb 12, 2015
Carter approved by U.S. Senate to be next Secretary of Defense (Story)
Feb 12, 2015
Expedia buys Orbitz for $1.6 billion (Story)
Feb 11, 2015
Police Pals, Steelers to play for scholarships (Story)
Feb 08, 2015
Healthier food should be available everywhere (Story)
Feb 08, 2015
BP’s Bello leads blowout of State College (Story)
Feb 08, 2015
Mobile Game Reviews: City Driving 3D (Story)
Feb 07, 2015
Artist of the Week: Dallas Smith (Story)
Feb 06, 2015
Snubs for the PIHL All-Star team (Story)
Feb 06, 2015
Five BPHS hockey players chosen for PIHL All-Star team (Story)
Feb 03, 2015
BP Boys Varsity Hockey stuns Pine Richland, 3-2 (Story)
Feb 03, 2015
Harper Lee comes out with sequel to “To Kill a Mockingbird” (Story)
Feb 02, 2015
NBA Weekly Report: January 27- February 2 (Story)
Jan 30, 2015
Mobile Game Reviews: SimCity BuildIt (Story)
Jan 29, 2015
From the Desk of Dr. J: Courtyard Closing (Story)
Jan 26, 2015
Mobile Game Reviews: Crossy Road (Story)
Jan 25, 2015
Pennsylvania Governor School opens up opportunities for juniors at BPHS (Story)
Jan 25, 2015
NBA Weekly Report: January 20-26 (Story)
Jan 23, 2015
Travelocity bought by Expedia for $280 million in cash (Story)
Jan 23, 2015
BPHS musicians get chosen for district, regional teams (Story)
Jan 21, 2015
Chartiers Valley stomps BP behind McConnell’s 54 (Story)
Jan 21, 2015
Wrestler Paul Dunn gets 100th win on the mat (Story)
Jan 21, 2015
NBA Weekly Report: January 12-18 (Story)
Jan 15, 2015
Mountain climbers make history at Yosemite (Story)
Jan 15, 2015
Target stores leaving Canada (Story)
Jan 14, 2015
Correction to NBA Weekly Report for January 5-11 (Story)
Jan 12, 2015
NBA Weekly Report: January 5-11 (Story)
Jan 08, 2015
Artist of the Week: DJ Earworm (Story)
Jan 07, 2015
Poor sportsmanship makes everyone a loser (Story)
Jan 07, 2015
Could the NFL’s Rams be heading back to L.A.? (Story)
Jan 06, 2015
Five Pittsburgh Steelers selected to 2015 Pro Bowl (Story)
Jan 06, 2015
NBA Weekly Report: December 30-January 4 (Story)
Jan 02, 2015
Houston scores 29 in fourth quarter to surprise Pitt in Armed Forces Bowl (Story)
Dec 31, 2014
Four BP football players chosen to The Almanac’s All-Star Team (Story)
Dec 31, 2014
NBA Weekly Report: December 23-29 (Story)
Dec 29, 2014
Sony gets attacked… again (Story)
Dec 23, 2014
Preview of BP vs. USC wrestling match (Story)
Dec 22, 2014
NBA Weekly Report: December 15-22 (Story)
Dec 19, 2014
BP Wrestling Team on fast start to season (Story)
Dec 17, 2014
Varsity, junior high cheerleading invited to Nationals (Story)
Dec 17, 2014
Hammer named to Post-Gazette’s All-Star soccer team (Story)
Dec 16, 2014
Pitt should be careful against Houston in Armed Forces Bowl (Story)
Dec 15, 2014
From the Desk of Dr. J: Graduation Requirement Changes (Story)
Dec 11, 2014
Pirates Prospect traded for Phillies’ Bastando (Story)
Dec 10, 2014
Liriano, Pirates reach deal (Story)
Dec 09, 2014
6-6 Pitt invited to Armed Forces Bowl (Story)
Dec 08, 2014
The basketball tip-off should be taken off (Story)
Dec 06, 2014
Klinkhammer traded to Penguins (Story)
Dec 06, 2014
Radio talk show host Mike Pintek visits BPHS (Story)
Dec 04, 2014
Pitt’s RB James Conner wins multiple awards (Story)
Dec 04, 2014
BP Varsity Basketball returns on Dec. 5 (Story)
Dec 02, 2014
Will the 76ers win this season? (Story)
Dec 02, 2014
Could Heinz Field expand? (Story)
Nov 27, 2014
BPHS students “Verbalize for Victory” (Story)
Nov 25, 2014
BPHS freshman accepted into volunteer program (Story)
Nov 23, 2014
1B Davis traded to A’s (Story)
Nov 21, 2014
Bethel’s Got Class: Computer Integrated Manufacturing (Story)
Nov 20, 2014
From the Desk of Dr. J: Added Security (Story)
Nov 19, 2014
Is Pirates trade for Yankees catcher Cervelli good or bad? (Story)
Nov 19, 2014
RB Blount released from Steelers (Story)
Nov 17, 2014
Russell Martin signs on with Blue Jays (Story)
Nov 14, 2014
Class of 2015 sells Fun Pasta (Story)
Nov 14, 2014
The basketball flop needs to stop (Story)
Nov 13, 2014
DreamWorks, Hasbro talk merger (Story)
Nov 12, 2014
From the desk of Dr. J: Career Spotlight Series (Story)
Nov 12, 2014
Career Spotlight: Accounting (Story)
Nov 05, 2014
13 BPHS Band students chosen to play in PMEA Honors Band (Story)
Nov 04, 2014
CIM students build robots (Story)
Nov 03, 2014
Altoona surprises BP in first round, wins first ever WPIAL playoff game (Story)
Oct 29, 2014
Girls cross country runners Hinish, Coffield make PIAAs (Story)
Oct 28, 2014
Boys soccer has short stint in WPIAL playoffs (Story)
Oct 28, 2014
Varsity football stomps Baldwin, clinches #3 spot (Story)
Oct 23, 2014
BP should win big vs. 3-5 Baldwin (Story)
Oct 22, 2014
BP named one of best communities to learn music in US (Story)
Oct 20, 2014
Girls varsity soccer suffers loss in first round of playoffs (Story)
Oct 18, 2014
Shop at Robinson, and you could help BP win (Story)
Oct 13, 2014
Dr. J wins Principal of the Year award (Story)
Oct 11, 2014
Resilient, resolute Dunn commits to Lehigh (Story)
Oct 11, 2014
BP upsets fifth seeded Penn Hills (Story)
Oct 09, 2014
From the desk of Dr. J: Chromebooks (Story)
Oct 09, 2014
BP stuns Baldwin with late goal (Story/Media)
Oct 08, 2014
BPHS to offer flu shots to students (Story)
Oct 08, 2014
Are mobile games the new money vacuum? (Story)
Oct 07, 2014
Many come to witness chilly Band Festival (Story/Media)
Sep 29, 2014
This week, BP needs to win against conference foe (Story)
Sep 28, 2014
German Club to celebrate German-American week (Story)
Sep 25, 2014
Bethel Park crushes foe Allderdice (Story)
Sep 24, 2014
Homecoming Game will prove to be easy win for BP (Story)
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Russell Finelsen