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Month: December 2022

Hawk Teams: White Elephant Edition

Last week the white elephant tradition returned to Hawk Teams! At a white elephant gift exchange, everyone brings a gift and puts it in the middle of the table. The presents don’t need to be expensive, they can be something from your house that you don’t want anymore. After all of the gifts are placed in the center, everyone sits in a circle with the presents in the middle. To figure out who goes first…

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Man vs. Machine: Should Testing be Digital or On Paper?

The news at the beginning of the school year that multiple AP exams–AP Language and Composition (AP Lang), AP World History (WHAP), and AP United States history (APUSH) to name a few–would be online sent students and teachers alike into shock. Students had never experienced this form of online testing before and had a plethora of questions. Would the digital format affect scores? If it did, would the College Board take the digital aspect into…

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Wordy Wordles and Complex Crosswords

Have you ever seen or heard people talking about the daily wordle? Asking for hints or requesting no spoilers?  If you haven’t, then this article is for you. The fun word game called Wordle was created by Josh Wardle, who sold it to the New York Times in January. The objective of the game is to try and find the mystery “wordle” in just six guesses. The player will guess a five-letter word to try…

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Eastern Hawks’ Hot Takes

We all have hot takes – those opinions that may be viewed as odd, but that we feel very strongly about. While Eastern students have some similarities (ie. they all go to the same school), there are still bound to be differences in opinion. I went on a mission to see what the students of Eastern consider their unpopular hot takes, and just how hot those takes actually are. “I hate bell peppers! They’re the…

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ASL OV Outings

When most people take a language in high school, they tend to lean towards a popular language like Spanish or French, but this year five seniors chose to do American Sign Language. Of course, there are a few other seniors taking ASL 1 or 2, but only five have made it from freshman year to where they are now, myself included. Over the years we have learned the basic structure of the language, its history,…

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Hawks or Songbirds? A Focus on FHE Choir

If you are looking for an extra elective to fill a spot in your schedule next year or if you just want a change from the traditional classroom environment, look no further than Eastern’s Choir. This class has been a student favorite since FHE opened its doors in 2004, however, some still overlook the incredible opportunity this class provides–it is so much more than just an easy first hour. All levels of choir supply students…

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It’s Bowl Season, Baby!

The regular college football season has officially ended and the bowl matchups have been assigned! Before Selection Sunday could occur, however, the conference champions had to be crowned. The Michigan Wolverines emerged the Big 10 champions for the second year in a row following an undefeated season and a final 43-22 win against Purdue. The Georgia Bulldogs, another undefeated juggernaut, beat Louisiana State University (LSU) 50-30 to become the SEC champions. Clemson crushed North Carolina…

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How to Dress Correctly for Winter

With the fall season quickly fading away, some people are unsure of how to appropriately dress for the everchanging weather. I would personally recommend going to your local thrift store or grandparents’ house and finding the best sweater possible, preferably with an animal or something that makes noise. I have seen some people wearing shorts to school, and they need to be reminded that just because the sun is out does not mean it is…

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Exam Season: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The winter break is not the only thing coming around the corner; exams have crept up on many students along with the promise of a well-deserved break. Whether you are a seasoned exam taker or an anxious freshman, many of us still struggle with the process of studying. Looking back at their binders full of content, some students get easily overwhelmed. Every teacher repeats: “Even fifteen minutes a night is enough!” but even that can…

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Helping More Than Muscles

Tucked behind the locker rooms in the main gym is the athletic training room, where Hunter Steigman, FHE’s athletic trainer, has resided for the past two years. Whether it’s a sprained ankle, a bad knee, or a sore back, Hunter helps athletes stay as healthy as possible. Hunter also welcomes individuals who simply want to do their stretches and workouts in the athletic training room or those who simply want to talk to him. “I…

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