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This is Jeopardy! Or is it Calvin University?

On Monday, January 23, Jeopardy! super champion Ken Jennings spoke at Calvin University. He enlightened the audience on his views of the importance of generalism in a specialized society.  Ken Jennings is best known for his six-month conquest (74 games) of the CBS show Jeopardy! and winnings of $2.52 million. Both honors are considered new and enduring records in American Game Show history. Yet, who is Ken Jennings apart from his accomplishments on Jeopardy!? Ken…

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65th Annual Grammys

The bass was loud on Sunday night as the top music artists of the year gathered in Los Angeles to see who would be taking home one of the top prizes in their industry. This year was the 65th Grammys Award Show, which was hosted by comedian Trevor Noah. The night not only included stellar performances, incredible honors, and milestones but also stunning (and controversial) red-carpet looks. So, here’s a recap of the star-studded 2023…

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Tricky Trig

Trigonometric functions are the dread of PreCalc and Algebra 2, but why are they so awful? This hate for trig has nothing to do with being bad at math or a general disinterest in them. Trig functions give headaches to even the very best Calculus students. What are they? And why do they not follow the regular rules of math?  First, we need to know what Trig functions do. In simple terms, Sinusoids (sin) follow…

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A Time of Oppurtunites: Course Selection

Hey Hawks! Counselors will kick off the scheduling process for next year starting February 6, this Monday. Current first-year students will be meeting with counselors on February 6, current sophomores on February 7, and upcoming seniors on February 9! During the counselor visits, students will receive information regarding class options, graduation necessities, and other tools to plan their remaining Eastern years to best meet their wants and graduation requirements. Course preferences will be entered into…

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Super Bowl LVII

On February 12, 2023, the Philadelphia Eagles will be taking center stage against the Kansas City Chiefs for the biggest football game of the year. Not only is this Super Bowl a return of two number-one seeds who are fairly recent Super Bowl winners and very competitive teams, but this is also a matchup with some history. Brothers Jason and Travis Kelce play for the Eagles and the Chiefs, respectively, marking the first time that…

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Hydro Flask or Stanley?

Hydro Flask or Stanley? For the longest time, Hydro Flasks of all shapes and sizes have held their ground. The trusty water bottle has been through rough times; for example, the Vsco trend back in 2018 where the innocent bottle, along with the harmless scrunchy, were the victims of multiple assaults. But now, they’ve come back from the ashes only to be faced with a greater challenge: the Stanley.  The Stanley was invented in 1913…

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Wasteful Resources?

Companies and businesses are always trying to invest money into what they consider progress. The real question is: what is progress? Unfortunately for many large companies, progress is getting a consumer to pay millions of dollars for products and services that actually may not be better for the people that the company is serving, but only better for the company’s own pocketbooks. Consumers see this repeated via misuse in politics and tax dollars; where companies…

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Birdogs Hunt To The Final Four

The Birdogs of FHNE were off to a hot start at the beginning of the season. They beat rivals such as EGR and FHC twice. With a strong start of 9-1-1, FHNE was looking bright and full of potential. As a reward, the Birdogs were also gifted new alternate uniforms for this season. The baby blue with the white pants is a risky combination, but it proved to be successful. Senior captain Drew Donakowski suffered…

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Elliott Mcalpine: Driven to Succeed

Elliott Mcalpine, a current junior at Eastern, has been swimming competitively since age 7. Throughout her decade of competing, she currently holds the school record in the 200 IM (individual medley), the 200 free, the 50 free, the 500 free, the 200 freestyle relay, the 200 medley relay, and the 100 IM at her club, the Rapids Area YMCA Rays. Elliott has competed at the MHSAA Division 1 State Championship Meet for the past three…

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Valuble Information That You Will Learn At The Teacher Academy

If you are interested in teaching someday, consider trying The Teacher Academy at Kent Career Technical center. One of the first things you will learn is how to lead a morning meeting. There are four parts to the morning meeting: greeting, share, activity, and, message. Each part has a designated purpose and reason, with the main goal being to create a good environment for learning and a safe classroom.  Being in a circle for morning…

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