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Month: February 2021

Eastern’s Breakup Advice

There are countless romance-related topics I could write about as this “Valentine’s Day” season comes to a close: how to find a significant other, how to confess your feelings to your crush, how to maintain a relationship. Yet, today I want to talk about something a little more rugged—breakups.  I asked Eastern students from all four grades to tell me their best breakup advice. Here are the results:  Freshmen  “Don’t hesitate to break up if…

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Personality Tests

Personality tests have long been a popular trend among many.  Although used mostly for casual entertainment and among friends, some have also been used professionally in designing compatible teams of workers and, in one case, even to assist in medical treatment (not diagnosis). However, personality tests have just as many skeptics as believers. In an effort to dispel some disagreement, I have taken five, recorded my results, and rated their accuracy. Five-Factor Scale This five-factor…

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Five Things You Can Do Right Now to Help Mother Earth

As you likely already know, the Earth is dying and desperately needs our help. If you’re like me, you often find yourself feeling hopeless about the state of our environment. “Save the Earth” is a very open and overwhelming statement, and it can be hard to know where to start. These are five small things you can do right now to make a difference for the planet you walk on. 1. Recycle: This may sound…

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Framing Britney Spears

Over the past year, you have likely seen posts with pop star Britney Spears, followed by the tag #freebritney. Spears has been stuck in a conservatorship since 2008, with her father being in charge of Britney’s estate, finances, and her day-to-day decisions. Now the main question is, “how did Britney get here?” This question was unpacked in a documentary titled Framing Britney Spears, which was released by Hulu on February 5th. The documentary focuses on…

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Quinten Powers: “Eastern’s Musician”

I met freshman Quinten Powers at the start of my senior year, when we were both put into first hour chorale. It didn’t take long for me to observe how he carried himself with an aura that is not usually seen is someone so young—he reminded me of my favorite quote by Jackie Kennedy:  “He was charismatic, magnetic, electric and everybody knew it.”  As I write this, I am reminded of my own freshman self—I…

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Breaking The Ice: Questions for Everyone

With Valentine’s season upon us, we are given an excuse to get to know people better. Whether it’s your significant other, a crush, or even an acquaintance, these questions are for you! These 20 light hearted questions will hopefully get the ball rolling and conversations flowing! What candy do you love enough to eat all the flavors? Where is the best smelling place you’ve been? What would be your perfect crime? What one thing you…

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Introducing the FHE Mask Club!

This summer, the idea for the Forest Hills Eastern Mask Club was born during a socially-distanced hammocking trip as Palak Rekhani (‘22) and Sara Plante (‘22) discussed the variety of crafts they had attempted over quarantine to stay busy. “We [were talking] about our time during quarantine, and how we passed it trying new crafts,” the co-presidents explained. “It struck us that we should start a Mask Club, because during this pandemic masks are very…

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The Return of the Mullet

The nightmarish COVID-19 pandemic has brought many new trends back to life. As if the coronavirus wasn’t bad enough, this year the mullet has returned in full swing.  The term “mullet” originated from the 1994 Beastie Boys song “Mullet Head.” Although you may think of popular names such as Billy Ray Cyrus or David Bowie when you think of mullets, the hairstyle has a pretty extensive history dating back to ancient Roman times. Rebels would…

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FHE Zodiacs

Zodiac signs, which are based on your birthday, can supposedly predict one’s personality, interests, and skills. For example, people born under the Pisces sign (February 19th – March 20th), are usually creative, generous, and empathetic. Certain traits may also be determined by which element your specific zodiac sign belongs to. For example, people born under fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) tend to be passionate, creative, and authoritative, while water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) tend to…

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10 Local Businesses and Restaurants to Support During the Pandemic

Bagel Beanery – 455 Michigan Ave. NE Need to grab a bite to eat while heading downtown? Stop at the Bagel Beanery, which serves up freshly made bagels as well as soup, sandwiches and much more. Winning the Grand Rapids Best Bagel award 13 times, there is no argument that they have the best in town. All food is made fresh and in-house daily, including their cream cheese.     2. Brewery Vivant – 925 Cherry St. SE…

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