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10 Toys and Games You Forgot From Your Childhood 

Being a kid, I only wanted to grow up faster, but now I would give anything and everything to be a kid again. Life was easier. Kids don’t have to worry about money, college, homework, or their future. Kids can spend their days however they want. I remember being a kid and having a few favorite toys and shows that I loved. his list is in no specific order, but rather is just a list…

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It’s March: Intro to NCAA’s Men’s Madness!

We’ve seen many incredible upsets and determination in the past two weeks. Top teams like Arizona, Virginia, and Purdue have been knocked off by double-digit seeds! We will see the Sweet 16, Elite 8, Final Four, and the championship in the next few weeks! So far, we have gone through the rounds of 68 and 32. Now is the time for teams to fix past mistakes, and lock in. Over the past 80 years since…

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March: The Month of Orange

The color orange in the month of March symbolizes child hunger awareness. Kids Food Basket (KFB), an organization that strives to end childhood food insecurity in the West Michigan area, challenges our community to participate in achieving this goal. The definition of hunger is a chronic absence of nutritious food in one’s diet. Hunger results from various factors: food deserts, financial instability, or inequity. Food deserts are urban areas with many obstacles to purchasing fresh,…

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Books from the POV of Animals

Is the human perspective too boring for you? Do you like reading? If so, I have a list of books that you might want to read when you have time. Sometimes reading from the perspective of humans can get repetitive or just be the same thing over and over again. Here is a list of books from the point of view of creatures: The Art of Racing in the Rain: Told through the perspective of…

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First Week of Spring Sports

This week is the first week of spring sports! Although, it doesn’t really feel like spring. It snowed all day on Monday, causing the first week to be less than ideal, especially for the sports that held tryouts. The track and field, baseball, crew, lacrosse, softball, girls tennis, and girls soccer teams are all hosting tryouts or practices in the three gyms here at Forest Hills Eastern.  Due to the cold, snowy weather, the girls…

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Go Hawks, Go Orange!

As many as 9 million children across the United States experience food insecurity, meaning that 1 in 8 children live in food-insecure households. However, many fail to realize that childhood hunger affects our community. “Food Deserts,” or areas where affordable healthy food isn’t easily accessible, are found right here in West Michigan. “I actually live in a food desert in Grand Rapids,” says Kids’ Food Basket (KFB) Community Development Specialist Kyle Szucs, “and have seen…

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Swimming to States!

The varsity boys swim and dive team at Forest Hills Eastern assumes a different mascot than the Hawks, a Birddog! Yes, our aquatic athletes are on a joint team with Forest Hills Northern. They recently competed for the title of regional champions this past Saturday. Having attended a meet at Northview on February 7th, 2023, I am quite impressed with the talent of the Birddogs. Up against many fierce swim and dive competitors, the Forest…

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Comets’ Victory in Robotics

Beasts of steel clash against one another in a nerve-wracking battle for glory. Last week, the Comets robot, Kushida, won in the Michigan Regional Robotics Competition. With superior speed and agility, this powerful comet sipped across the field. Everyone at the event jumped for joy. Students would cheer for their team, siblings admired the robots, and parents witnessed the marvels their children created. Participants feasted on seemingly endless food which was provided by the teams.…

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Opinions on the Oscars

As a self-proclaimed “pop-culture knowledge powerhouse,” the Oscars are one of the biggest days of the year for me. I chose to neglect all homework and instead focus on which celebrities would be taking home the coveted gold man statues. My takes on the night are all over the place, so I’m going to divide them up into several categories and we’ll go from there!   The Fashion Fashion at the Oscars is always elite,…

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Helen Keller: a Lasting Legacy

Hellen Keller was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama on June 27, 1880. She was a healthy baby, but that all changed at age 2. When she was 18 months old, Hellen got sick, which left her both blind and deaf. Scientists aren’t sure what the illness was, but they were able to narrow it down to Rubella, Scarlet Fever, Encephalitis, or Meningitis. Hellen was a mute and unruly child until her teacher, Anne Sullivan, taught her…

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