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Month: September 2021

The Anatomy of a Solid Backpacking Trip

The Anatomy of a Solid Backpacking Trip: The Manistee River Loop Edition Are you tired of driving hours to a campground, only to realize you’ve forgotten something? Did you forget to reserve a campsite (or are you like me and don’t plan ahead, or you don’t want to commit to a spot without seeing it first)? Do you want to know what to look out for when hiking a trail for the first time? Do…

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The Tides Turn for the FHNE Swim Team

Tuesday night at six, the Forest Hills Northern Eastern swim team prepared to go against Forest Hills Central. The FHNE swim team hadn’t had a victory against FHC in several years, but that would soon change later in the evening. As swimmers climbed the diving blocks and took their positions, the remaining teammates flocked to the opposite end of the pool, eager to cheer on the racers. On the balcony above, the parents and students…

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Scoring a Victory: Hawks Defeat Wayland Union

Thursday night, the Forest Hills Eastern men’s varsity soccer team faced off against Wayland Union High School, winning 1-0. FHE also celebrated senior players Zach Elmouchi, Gavin Hanson, Sladen Van Andel, Josh Hay, Kallan Klaes, Demetrius Wingard, and team manager, Deni Tepic for the annual senior night. Students and families across the FHE community came out to both support our seniors and hype up the team for their game. The first half of the game…

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Lose the Battle, Win the War

“You can’t win them all,” said Mr. Wysocki after the conclusion of the game, gazing across the field. He packed away the coaching headsets as the high school players gathered in a circle on the field, reviewing the strengths and weaknesses of the night’s game. Forest Hills Eastern suffered a 23-54 defeat against Cedar Springs last Friday.  Students and staff both attended the away game at Cedar Springs last Friday. They showed up in full…

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Season Splashed Sideways

Many sports rely on reliable weather to be played. If it’s rainy, snowy, or stormy, outdoor sports will often be canceled. Tennis is no exception to this, and this year especially, bad weather prevented many tennis matches from being played. If the courts are wet, it poses a danger to the player. “When rain is on the courts, it basically makes the game unplayable,” Jaxon, a sophomore on Eastern’s JV tennis team, described to me.…

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Best Done as a Team

  The Girls Varsity FHE cross country team remains undefeated this fall season. The Boys Varsity team, while not undefeated, has been on the podium for a majority of their races. Through dedicated training and outstanding performances at meets, this year’s lineup of athletes has more than earned their shot at states. Currently, the Girls are ranked second in the statewide D2 bracket. While these stats are impressive, the secret to their success is simpler…

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Stuff You Should Know: Cow Tools

“Cow tools” is a one-page comic written by Gary Larson for The Far Side as an “exercise in silliness.” Immediately after the printing in 1982, Gary Larson received a torrent of letters and phone calls, the comic just didn’t make sense to a lot of people. It was so confusing, a press release was written specifically to address the Cow Tools comic. Gary Larson said that “the ‘Cow tools’ episode is one that will probably…

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“Devious Licks” – A TikTok Trend Rises

A new trend has taken the internet by storm. After emerging on the app TikTok, acts of vandalism known as “Devious Licks” targeted numerous schools across the country, including our own high school. “Devious Licks” consists of going through a school and vandalizing school property. This vandalism ranges from writing on the bathroom walls in fake blood made of Kool-Aid, to ripping off soap dispensers and throwing them in urinals. While only on the internet,…

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Switching in the Midst of a Stuggle

Ariba Ali, a junior at Eastern, transferred here last year during a global pandemic. There were many difficulties while transitioning. A hybrid schedule meant that only half of the students were in a school at a time. She had to be socially distanced from her peers. The most difficult part for Ariba was going between online and in-person classes. She was not alone, all of us were struggling as well. This year is so different…

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Making a Racket: Varsity Tennis Clinches the Win

Crisp, cloudy, and perfect for tennis: yesterday’s weather was just the first thing to go right for the Boys’ Varsity Tennis team.  Wayland High school made the trek to Eastern’s tennis courts for a conference match, and before the game, Nanda Murali – a senior captain on the team – shared his excitement for the match: “I’m feeling really confident. We’re one of the best teams in our conference. I’m just confident that we can…

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