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Month: October 2021

Project KIKI: An Initiative for Kindness

Project Kiki, otherwise known as the Kindness in Kids Initiative, was started and implemented at our school by Eastern’s very own Zoe Kukla (’22). It started last year with the mission of inspiring more empathy and kindness within the younger students of the forest hills community.  After observing and experiencing ostracization towards herself and others based on racial, cultural, and class factors, Kukla wanted to make a change. She took initiative towards solving the problem…

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Sophisticated Science: Science Olympiad

Hey Eastern, continuing the coverage of the diverse extracurriculars at FHE, I got to sit down with Adam Rhodes (‘24) to talk about Science Olympiad. The teamwork involved in the extracurriculars at FHE has continued to amaze me and Science Olympiad is no exception. Adam revealed to me all the opportunities that Science Olympiad has to offer, with special attention to the teamwork and the topics covered in the club. Science Olympiad is a yearly…

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Candy Grams for a Cause

Next week at Eastern, students will have the opportunity to send candy grams to their friends! Eastern’s National Honors Society is selling Halloween-themed candy grams next week! Starting Monday, October 25 and going through Friday the 29th, these candy grams will be for sale at both lunches.  Select the person you would like to send it to, choose the candy you would like them to receive, and write them a note! Feel free to write…

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Stuff You Should Know: The Corpse Plant

Amorphophallus titanum, commonly known as the corpse plant, is infamous for the stench of rotting meat that emanates from the flower during bloom. While it’s only one of the many plants that emit a carrion like odor, amorphophallus titanium is the most famous. With heights reaching over 10 feet, it has what appears to be the largest flower in the world; however, the corpse plant is actually a cluster of much smaller flowers, called an…

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The Origin of Quiggle and Quibble

Since Eastern is known as the ‘Home of the Hawks’, many people expect a hawk to be the mascot of the Eastern rowing. However, they will be surprised to find out that it isn’t; in fact, the mascot has nothing to do with hawks. And there’s not just one, but two mascots for the crew team. The crew team practices on the Grand River every weekday and rows past beautiful houses, trees, and farms. Most…

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A Sign of Things to Come: ASL is on the Rise at Eastern

American Sign Language (ASL) is a language elective at Eastern offered all the way up to ASL four. Only a few years back, it was expanded to include the higher-level courses of three and four. Since the expansion of ASL, the overall size of the classes have exploded. Ms. Rachel Whitmore has been teaching the class at Eastern for 5 years and has seen a significant increase in students since her start at Eastern. From…

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Hauntingly Halloween- The Search for Spooky Cinema, Edition 2

Welcome back to week two of my scary movie reviews. This week I delved into more horror movies, kicking it up a notch from the animated children’s films of last week. They mostly fall under the umbrella of cheesy older movies that are considered classics. Among those include Scream, Friday The 13th, and It (2017). But instead of choosing my favorites this week, I’m going to review three that, in my opinion, are underrated in…

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Victory!

Stadium lights shined down on the field, highlighting the players’ breaths as they competed in the cold last Friday. Forest Hills Eastern’s Varsity team wasn’t the least bit phased by the horrid weather. In this season, Eastern has faced heat waves, pouring rain, and freezing nighttime temperatures. Through it all, Eastern remained strong. Forest Hills Eastern gained a 28-13 victory over Kenowa Hills.  For those who were not able to attend the game last Friday,…

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Mastering the Art of the Student Section

What makes a student section what it is? I found myself asking that question this week as I tackled this article. Student sections are a vital part of any school’s sports fanbase. From high school to college the student section is something you just can’t replace. Fortunately, I was able to get a clear picture by asking some of our student body members what makes Eastern’s student section the coolest place to be on Friday…

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How To Apply To College

As November 1st quickly approaches, seniors across the country are frantically attempting to finish their early applications for college, and using Common App or other application portals can present confusing and frustrating challenges that make the process more stressful. If this sounds like you, this article will hopefully answer your questions and make the process less stressful.  What Schools Should I Apply To? The first step in applying to college is to ask yourself  “what…

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