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Month: January 2022

The Inspiration of Music

“Why is it that music makes us feel all sorts of emotions?” Music has the ability to evoke powerful, and emotional responses. Abby Verplank, a sophomore at Eastern, would consider herself more passionate about her love for music than ever. Feeling the different emotions, and feeling the flow of it all. Throughout her few years of high school here at Eastern, she has felt like she can express herself best through music. She’s at a…

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Our Democracy Is Under Attack

Note: This article does not represent the views or beliefs of Forest Hills Public Schools or the Hawk Herald. This is an opinion piece by the author. In recent years, the integrity of American elections has been questioned, voting rights have been attacked, and distorted claims have swept across the US from Maine to California.  During Trump’s presidency, before the 2020 election even started, he said that the only way he could lose was if…

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People You Should Know: Isaac Cole

Isaac Cole is a junior at FHE – chances are, though, that you didn’t know that. Isaac doesn’t interact with the school beyond, well, school, and jazz band. That doesn’t mean Isaac leads an uninteresting life, however, in fact, there’s a lot that goes on in his life at home. To start, Isaac spends time watching indie films (as opposed to the “schlock that Hollywood mostly puts out”). I can personally attest to Isaac’s taste…

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History vs Hollywood vs Taylor Swift

History vs Hollywood Teacher, Mr. Wysocki, shows students Taylor Swift’s film, All Too Well,  to teach them about sturdy relationships….sort of It is the second week of the new semester. And that means a fresh start for hawklings of all grades to get back into the groove of working hard. History class is no exception. But for many taking Mr. Wysocki’s class, History vs Hollywood, they don’t spend their class time like regular social studies…

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Tiktok Beauty Trend Review- Makeup Products

Tiktok has taken the world by storm and seems to be the best form of advertisement for companies. Every day, brand new beauty products appear on the app. With the overwhelming amount of products shown daily, it is difficult to know which to use.  I have spent time learning as much as possible about different beauty products and have finally figured out which work the best for me. Keep reading below to see which products…

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The Duelist of Eastern

Some people in our world struggle to choose and commit to a hobby, interest, or passion, often moving on and seeking something out. They can give up a spark that could turn into something more, forgetting about what could have been. However, this isn’t the case for a sophomore student here at Eastern named Max Gohsman. Born here in Grand Rapids, and growing up with various sports throughout his time at Orchard View and Eastern…

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Fresh Fruit and Smiles

Fruition Açaí and Juice Bar, with three locations in Ada, Eastown, and Birmingham, Michigan, specializes in providing its customers with healthy and delicious food options. They boast the best açaí bowl in the Grand Rapids area. Fruition mainly attracts customers for its fresh and colorful açaí bowls, but they also offer nutritious smoothies, bagels, juices, avocado or oatmeal bowls, and a wide variety of toasts and bagels. Their food is fresh, high quality, and completely…

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A Day to Reflect and Look Forward: Dr. King’s Legacy is Alive Today

Monday, January 17th is Martin Luther King Jr. day, a day where it’s important to look at racial inequality and what we can do to improve relations among all races. With the rise of social media, the conversation of civil rights and equality for all has become more prevalent than ever. One should always remember the accomplishments of Dr. King. Today especially, we honor his legacy and reflect on all he has done for the…

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Great Lakes Glory: How Long Will it Last?

The five great lakes – Michigan, Huron, Erie, Superior, and Ontario, make up 50% of the water consumed by Michiganders on a daily basis and are used by 40 million people as a primary water source. On top of that, the lakes have become a popular tourist attraction and millions of people visit each year. Unfortunately, the condition of these lakes are rapidly deteriorating; invasive species, pollution, and climate change have been hurting the lakes…

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A Heart for Service

Kaitlyn Seymour, one of Forest Hills Eastern’s seniors, is experiencing bittersweet feelings about heading into her last semester as a Hawk. Throughout her four years of high school, Kaitlyn has participated in theatre, Eastern Singers, National Honor Society, Peer to Peer, Senior Squad, and track & field. One of her favorite parts of senior year has been her classes, and “the feeling of our grade becoming a true family, meeting new people, and being able…

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