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Month: December 2018

Hayden Foote: A Rapture for Wrestling

Fifteen minutes of conditioning, one hour of drilling takedowns and turns, and thirty minutes of live wrestling matches. The wrestling team, led by captains Hayden Foote, Joseph Doherty, and Gabe Hassan, practices six days per week from December through March. Intense practices, limited diets, and talented coaches and athletes construct a formidable team. Two years in a row, the boys wrestling team at FHE has placed second at conference. This year, they plan to win.…

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Jamie Anderson – The Amazing Horror Filmmaker

When most of us started watching YouTube videos when the platform was released, Jamie Anderson ’20 was one of the many who found inspiration to become a YouTuber one day. She would film videos on her old laptop’s built-in camera and edit them in Movie Maker. After a while, she used an actual camera and “spent hours editing vlogs that would never be seen.” Creating storylines and being on camera sparked her interest in theatre and film.…

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Hostile Hallway Holiday Happenings.

The annual decoration of the hallways in “holiday spirit” kicked off this week, and the frenzy of lights, paper, and glitter was a sight to be seen on the morning of Tuesday, December 12. What always starts as a friendly competition between the staff members, quickly escalated into a heated battle of hallways, but this year’s decorative touch outshined others.  B Hall morphed into a true winter wonderland, complete with dozens of strings of lights,…

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Daniel Kurylo: Theatre Extrordinaire

Athlete. Theatre star. Friendly face, and standard senioritis victim. Daniel Kurylo, ‘19, is an addition to the 2018 trend of not sleeping, not eating, and yet still managing to survive high school. Balancing sports such as football, and track, while participating in the arts is no easy feat for anyone. Daniel is a constant presence in the theatre productions at FHE.  Whether it be a play or musical, his smiling face graces the stage with…

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FHE’s Favorite Holiday Movies

What are FHE students’ favorite Holiday movies?? Harrison Centner (’20)– Coraline Leo Hearn (’22)– The Grinch  Nathan La Huis (’20)– A Christmas Story Naomi Peterson (’22)– The Polar Express  Josie Ness (’20)- Elf Nanda Murali (’22)– The Nightmare Before Christmas Kenzie Johnston (’20)– National Lampoon Christmas  Kelsey Hill (’19)– Arthur Christmas Molly French (’20)– The Year Without a Santa Clause Mariya Jahan (’21)– Christmas With The Cranks 

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Mariya Jahan

Mariya Jahan is a sophomore at FHE. Currently, she is involved in, High School Musical, the current musical show. Mariya is very excited to be a “brainiac” in her first production at FHE. “I’m really excited for everything to come together…it will be a great feeling when everything is accomplished.” Near the end of the month of January, FHE friends and family will be able to see the first time production!  Other than the musical,…

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Jaisal Chopra

Jaisal Chopra, a freshman at FHE, he is heavily involved theatre and also plays soccer. The name Chopra may ring familiar,  Jaisal’s older sister Reet, graduated in 2018, but Jaisal is taking the spotlight back. Impressively, as a freshman, Jaisal played a a larger role in FHE’s fall play, and his performance was phenomenal. His involvement and clear passion for theatre, has contributed largely to Eastern’s theatre department. Jaisal is also involved in sports, and…

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Outside Coffee Co. Deserves a Standing Ovation.

In the last few months, a little something new appeared on Instagram, pictures of friends sipping coffee inside clear bubbles bedazzled in lights? An exquisite and charming environment to enjoy coffee and converse with friends, has caught the attention of many in the Grand Rapids area. Sure there are dozens of coffee shops around town, with excellent coffee and aesthetics, but Outside Coffee Co., is the first-of-its-kind in Grand Rapids. Located on Wealthy Street, this coffee…

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Holidays Around the World

Everyone knows about Santa Claus and the overall commercialization of Christmas as a time of gift giving with family and friends, but, in the month of December, many different religions and cultures celebrate something besides Christmas. Here is a guide to the holidays around the world in December 2018. Hanukkah This year from December 2 to December 10 is Hanukkah, a Jewish festival commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. During the eight-day celebration, the…

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Gabi Sleeman- The “Hippie of FHE”

Gabi Sleeman is a senior here at FHE. She has been involved in varsity sideline cheer for the past four years, but she is involved in many more interesting activities outside of the classroom. “I have been apart of sideline cheer for the past four years, I feed the homeless every Thursday with my aunt Downtown, and I volunteer at the Humane Society a few times a week.” Gabi’s ambition to give back is inspiring…

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