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Month: October 2019

Plant Club Looking to Grow

“I love plants,” Kenzie Kempa (‘20)said, defining her motivation behind the creation of one of Forest Hills Eastern’s newest clubs, the Plant Club, with her friends. While Kempa has a daunting number of plants – thirty-six to be exact – a vast collection is not a prerequisite for the club. There is only one: the love of plants.  The Plant Club is the product of Raelyn Baker (‘20), Harrison Centner (‘20), Hannah Ferrer (‘20), and…

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The New Knapps Corner Nutrition

Just recently opened, Knapp’s Corner Nutrition is a tea and shake bar that serves great tasting drinks with all of the nutrients fuel people’s bodies. Owned by Renae Baron, Knapps Corner Nutrition’s mission is to serve healthy teas and shakes to the community. The bar is located next to Celebration Cinema and Coldstone on Knapp’s Corner. It is well-lit with natural light and has aesthetic decor. There is seating inside along the bar, where the…

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History of the Daniels’ Cowbell

Over the din of the football players’ yells and the parents’ cheering, a hush falls over the student section. The piercing, familiar clang of Mr. Boelkins prized cowbell rings out: DING DING DING, DA-DING DING DA-DING DING, DING DING DING DA-DING! “GO HAWKS!” the student section replies, pumping their fists in the air.  Since the earliest days of Forest Hills Eastern, the playing of the cowbell has become an iconic ritual heard at sporting events…

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Catching Up with the Class of 2019

The Hawk Herald caught up with three Forest Hills Eastern graduates about their lives beyond high school: Erin Kloostra graduated summa cum laude. She spent her four years of high school on the varsity Forest Hills United Lacrosse Team and was also a co-president of the Planeteers Club her senior year. She was a member of the National Honor Society and won outstanding achievement in Spanish. Erin now attends the University of Vermont. She is…

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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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