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Month: March 2021

“Stick” with Kindness

If you take a stroll around Eastern and look very closely, you may or may not see small stars and smiley faces littering surfaces throughout the school. They’ve made their way into every hallway and can even be spotted everywhere, from lunchroom walls to bathroom stalls. Two weeks ago, I began graffitiing the school with stickers in an effort to brighten up students’ days while giving them something to smile about during these stressful times. …

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Stuff You Should Know: Ponziani Basics

The Ponziani is one of the oldest chess openings, first described by Luis Ramirez Lucena in 1497. It is sometimes also called the Staunton opening as Howard Staunton—the best chess player from 1843 to 1851—was a strong advocate for it. While still iconic, nowadays the opening is not considered to be quite as good as the Ruy Lopez or the Italian game.  Opening The Ponziani opening starts with 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3. C3 is…

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FHE Administration Decides to Return to Hybrid and Go Forward with Spring Break: Admits it was to Save Officer Green’s Sanity

In a shocking turn of events, Forest Hills Eastern’s administration admits that the school has returned to hybrid and permitted a spring break solely to save Officer Green’s sanity. At the beginning of the school season, Officer Green was tasked with directing traffic at the single intersection in the school parking lot. Because many parents no longer allow their children to take the bus due to the pandemic, more families have chosen to drive to…

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Guide to a Crystal Starter Pack

With the rise of spirituality on social media sites such as TikTok, many teens are taking a new interest in activities like tarot cards, meditation, astrology charts, and the powers of crystals. Many, like myself, want to explore the healing powers that certain minerals are said to hold. But where should one start? Which crystals and stones are right for each individual? In this article, we will look through some crystals that all beginner spiritualists…

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Dear Me from 2020…

When the last bell of the school day rang on March 12th of 2020, many students were bracing themselves for what everyone believed would be a few funky days. Kids laughed excitedly, and the hallways were filled with maskless hugging as we bid farewell for the long weekend.  No one could have predicted the turbulent year that was to follow. The long weekend turned into a long spring break, which turned into a prolonged period…

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Top 5 Takeaways from the “Megxit” Tell-All Interview

Over the past weekend, CBS televised Oprah Winfrey’s interview with former royals Harry and Meghan Markle. This two-hour tell-all uncovered everything from Meghan’s untold mental health battle to jaw-dropping concerns over baby Archie’s skin color. While numerous bits and pieces of information was shared during the interview, here are the five most notable takeaways from the groundbreaking conversation: Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle’s relationship is not what it seems: While these two aren’t exactly friends,…

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FHE Kids’ Food Basket Spirit Week

In honor of National Childhood Hunger Awareness Month, the Kids’ Food Basket Club at FHE is hosting a spirit week. The spirit week will include various events and activities to spread awareness about childhood hunger and poverty. These activities will include shirt selling, bag decorating, and additional spirit days throughout the week. T-shirts will be sold in the great hall and the gym during both lunches Monday through Thursday for $15, and 100% of the…

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Save Infinity Train

In the past decade, animation has seen a rise in a new demographic of viewers: adults. The first animated show to really gain popularity with both a younger and older audience was the hit show on Cartoon Network, Steven Universe. Seeing this new demographic watching their shows, several mainstream networks have picked up shows that tailor to both a young audience as well as Millenials/Gen Z viewers. One arguably underrated show on HBO MAX is…

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