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Confidence is Key: JV Basketball 2021-2022

Numerous things go into having a successful season in any sport. Not only must you find chemistry with your teammates, you must also play with a chip on your shoulder and play to win, or what’s the point of playing at all? Eastern’s JV basketball team is learning all of these tools and more to take the talent they have and mold it into a well-oiled machine. It takes a lot of effort to do…

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Spotify Wrapped – An Early Present for Music Lovers

Spotify users can rejoice at last, with the annual release of Spotify Wrapped. If you have used Spotify at all throughout the year, the app will combine the total hours listed, top artists played, and much more. Every year since 2015, the app has been recording the stats of its patrons and listing the most popular songs of the year. Wrapped is slated to come out in early December, with many Spotify users excitedly awaiting…

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Monthly (Not So) Monger, Merry With Too Much Cranberry

Streets are illuminated by twinkling lights, trees stood and decorated, homes are filled with holiday spirit. Regardless of which holidays people are celebrating, most agree that winter is a cheerful time for everyone to enjoy. When brainstorming for the December board, a multitude of holiday-themed ideas came to mind. Driving past homes, street lamps, and buildings, whether it’s in a window, on a door, or hung on lights: wreaths are everywhere. The decorative green ring…

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Stuff You Should Know: The Dakota Fire Hole

The Dakota fire hole is an unusual and lesser-known style of campfire that is made via holes in the ground. The fire typically burns efficiently, is difficult to smother, and creates less smoke at the cost of being difficult to set up. This technique is mainly utilized however as it’s difficult to spot. Since light is contained and smoke is reduced the Dakota fire hole is taught to members of the U.S military to prevent…

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Dissecting The Meyer Briggs Test

Why do people like what they like? Why are some people drawn to the same interests? What gives each individual their own unique outlook and values on life? Since the beginning of human civilization, people have been searching for ways to categorize and define human behavior. In an attempt to define these complex characteristics of human existence, many theories have been developed and refined through analytical psychology. People are defined by their own unique experiences…

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A Break for the Brain

Recently, there have been numerous discussions among schools that both students and staff members need a break from the exhausting conditions brought about by the current pandemic. Schools all over the country, including Forest Hills Eastern, are experiencing a massive shortage of substitute teachers. Because of this, staff members are having to give up their preparation period in order to fill the substitute positions. Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) has already declared two covid awareness…

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The Final Lap: Swim Season Strokes to a Close

All sports require time, dedication, and perseverance, something that the Forest Hills Northern Eastern women’s swim team knows well. From two-hour practices each day to relentless swim meets, members of the team must demonstrate discipline to show up and try their best every practice. Many people may argue that one of the most important aspects of a team sport is the community it creates between its members. The FHNE swim team is no stranger to…

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The Anatomy of a Neat Public Museum Trip

The Anatomy of a Neat Public Museum Trip: Grand Rapids Public Museum Edition The slogan of the Grand Rapids Public Museum – “be curious” has always fit into the mission of the Museum. The GRPM has a long history as an educational resource in the community. Founded in 1854 as the Grand Rapids Lyceum of Natural History, the Museum started with the “Cabinets of Curiosities,” put together by influential civic leaders such as John Ball.…

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Quiz Bowl: Competitive Trivia

For those who love trivia, quiz bowl may be the perfect extracurricular activity. Quiz bowl is a jeopardy-like trivia game where teams of four compete against each other to gain the most points by answering the questions correctly. These questions can be related to math, science, literature, and almost any other topic imaginable.  Each quiz bowl match typically consists of three to four rounds: a tossup round, followed by a speed round, and the final…

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Sideline Send-off

Roaring crowds dwindle to silence. Chanting cheers come to a close. Through the ups and downs, the girls on the cheer team remained full of school spirit. With the student section rallying behind them, they cheered loud and proud, encouraging the football team to play better. This year’s season consisted of team building and working hard to recover the time lost last year.  Through the cold winds and disappointing losses of Eastern’s football team, these…

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