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Month: October 2020

Stuff You Should Know: Slugs with Sam

Sacoglossans are a species of sea slug known for their amazing colors and patterns. Elysia chlorotica, a Sacoglossan that lives beneath shallow waters on the East coast is known for something else: this slug feeds on algae, and instead of breaking down the plant completely, they suck out the cells and use them to photosynthesize.  This process is called “kleptoplasty,” and it enables the slug to power itself with energy from the sun. To use…

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Girl’s Golf Returns to States

At Forest Hills Eastern, girl’s golf is often overlooked. Nevertheless, this year’s varsity team not only qualified for states this past weekend, they also secured the 7th ranking overall. As we all know, COVID-19 caused sports to adapt so athletes could safely participate. Some sports were forced to make larger adjustments than others; golf, on the other hand, was lucky. Since  golfers had the ability to stay socially distanced, they were not required to wear…

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The Show Must Go On

With COVID-19 restrictions increasing the difficulty of making live performances possible, the Forest Hills Eastern Theater Department is finding new and creative ways to make the fall play a reality. For the entire first week of rehearsals, the actors in this year’s play, The Beverly Hillbillies, took to Zoom to run lines and perfect their southern accents over their computer screens. As in-school learning and rehearsals have progressed, actors have been recently allowed to return…

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Ribbons for Mr. Hollern

During quarantine, Forest Hills Eastern suffered the loss of our beloved assistant principal, Mr. Tim Hollern. On October 17th, the football game against Catholic Central served as a fundraiser in Mr. Hollern’s honor. To raise money, the cheerleading team was tasked with selling small, $2 ribbons. The cheer team alone was able to raise over $400 in ribbon profits and additional donations, with all proceeds going to the Van Andel Institute for cancer research. At…

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Showing Up to The Polls: Your Vote Matters

In arguably one of the most important elections for the direction of our country, the bid for the U.S presidency (2016), why did over 40% of eligible voters chose to stay home from the polls? Compared to other countries such as Belgium with a 87.2% voter turnout rate, and Sweden with a 82.6% rate, the United States is far behind in voter turnout. In fact, it is not even in the top 25 countries despite…

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Halloween Changes

Oh my gourd! Halloween is almost upon us. With its Tricks and Treats, scary movies, and tons of candy, it’s always a delightful time of year. Nevertheless, this year may be quite different, and we all know why. The spookiest part of this Halloween season are the setbacks COVID-19 may pose concerning this year’s festivities.  Recently, the long trek for sweets has been a hot topic of discussion. What are students going to do for…

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Games with James: A Halloween Treat

Halloween is characterized by wonders, free candy, and costumes. The game Costume Quest showcases this side of Halloween, allowing players to relive the joys associated with being a child on that sacred night. This review will use the standard set in the last article, with the acronym SGMG: “Some Guys Make Gangs.” For those who don’t remember what that means, it actually stands for Story, Gameplay, Music, and Graphics.  ~~~ Story: The story of Costume…

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Homecoming Week 2020

Though we are unable to have a homecoming dance this year due to COVID-19, we are still able to practice a few traditions here at Eastern. This year’s homecoming theme is disco, and a spirit week will be occurring the week of October 19th. Additionally, at the homecoming football game on 23rd, a homecoming king and queen will be crowned.  2020 Homecoming Court: Ella Bowen Isabel Gil Mariya Jahan Aoife Klopcic  Eva Korte   Ethan…

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Navigating “Normal”: An Open Letter to FHPS From Senior Members of The Hawk Herald Staff

By senior staff members of the Hawk Herald: As Superintendent Dan Behm and the Forest Hills Public Schools Administration proceed with the decision to move forward to full time face-to-face classes at FHPS, many students strongly believe that their concerns are not being heard or addressed. We are all navigating uncertain times, and we acknowledge that especially now it can be difficult to make decisions that affect our health and safety. As students, we believe…

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Font Wars

2020 has confronted our world with crisis after crisis. In such a time where we are presented with so many issues, we must prioritize those that have troubled millions of Americans and reached their ugly arms far and wide and relentlessly vexed people across the world for decades. There has been dissent over fonts since the Great Depression. In 1929, The Times (a British newspaper) hired Stanley Morison to design a new text font. He…

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