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by Jill Pierangeli


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Gabe Rios: Making FHE Choir History

Gabe Rios (‘23) is making history as the first-ever freshman in Eastern Singers. He has been singing for about 10 years. As a child, he would perform on stage with his dad’s band. He is now a dedicated choir student who was given special permission to join Forest Hills Eastern’s top choir: Eastern Singers. He loves the zero-hour class and described it as one of his favorite hours. He expressed that everyone was very welcoming,…

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Outside the Nest: Emma di Pretoro

When asked about what was different between American and Spain, Emma di Pretoro summed it all up in one wide-eyed response: “Everything.” Di Pretoro arrived in the United States about two and a half months ago, leaving Castellar del Vallès, a small town about 45 minutes from Barcelona, behind. Despite her initial nervousness for her year in America, she is living out a long-held dream. “Since I was little, I wanted to live abroad for…

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Boys JV Tennis: a Team of Varsity-Level Athletes

Forest Hills Eastern’s Boys Junior Varsity Tennis is an infamous team of players that are currently all the hype at FHE. The roster is made up of all classes and represents boys of all different skill levels. While watching them on the court, it is clear that they are fighters, good teammates, and deserve all the attention they have received in the past weeks.  The team finished above 500 in the state, and continuously defied…

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The Gravy Train Makes a Stop in Grand Rapids

This past Friday, the Gravy Train rolled through Grand Rapids, Michigan. Matthew Hauri, better known as Yung Gravy, is an American singer, rapper, and songwriter known for hit songs like “Mr. Clean” and “Flex Season.” Gravy released his first single, “Karen,” in September of 2016, but his music career really started to blast off after the release of his debut EP, Mr. Clean. His musical style consists of modern-day trap music with a twist of…

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Hawks Rout Wildcats, 44 – 6 to Put Hawks’ Season Back on Track

The Forest Hills Eastern Hawks looked to put their season back on track after back-to-back losses to Grand Rapids Christian and East Grand Rapids weeks prior. A victory against the Wayland Union Wildcats was just what the Hawks needed for their morale. Wayland won the toss and deferred to the second half, meaning the Hawks were set to receive the opening kickoff. The Hawks’ first possession left much to be desired, resulting in a turnover…

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Luke Brenner’s Football Journey

Luke Brenner is a senior at Forest Hills Eastern. He spends much of his time hanging out with friends and family, and dedicates many of his hours to football. Brenner plays running back on the school’s varsity football team. Since he began playing in the second grade, he has always been a stand-out athlete.  Luke says that what he loves most about the game is “the team aspect” and that his team is “a really…

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Spirit Days 2019

Show off your Hawk pride by participating in these fun Homecoming spirit days!   MONDAY: Neon class colors Seniors – Yellow Juniors – Pink Sophomores – Green Freshman – Orange   TUESDAY: Brain vs. Brawn Dress up like a stereotypical nerd or jock!   WEDNESDAY: College Day Wear your favorite college apparel!   THURSDAY: Country Day Dress like a cowboy/cowgirl or a country club member! Yeehaw!   FRIDAY: Hawk Day Wear your Hawk apparel or…

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5 Things to do in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids is full of hidden gems and popular sites. People of all ages can find fun activities for low prices anywhere in the city. Individuals, couples, and groups can enjoy the following places on a free afternoon or evening.   1. Happy Cat Cafe Cat-lovers can visit this cafe to eat snacks, drink a variety of beverages, and (of course) play with cats. Patrons can purchase a thirty-minute time slot or an hour time…

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2019 Homecoming Court Announced

This morning the nominations for Forest Hills Eastern’s 2019 Homecoming court was announced. Voting will open on Friday, October 11th after each couple presents its video to the school. Homecoming king and queen will be crowned later that day during halftime at the football game. Girls Emma Joppe Katie Noom Leah Palladino Chloe Peters Darcy Roper Sadie Rose Boys Vipul Adusumilli Luke Brenner Bryan Daniels Jacob Howell Cedric Steed Chris Tolly

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Homecoming Advice for Freshmen

In the fall of my freshman year, I remember being equal parts ecstatic and terrified for homecoming. For me, it symbolized the shedding of my middle school chrysalis and the spreading of my high school wings. However, as the eldest child of my family and with minimal contact with upperclassmen, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect of my first school dance. How fancy should I dress? Is attending pointless without a date? Is the…

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