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Author: Anna Alt

Anna Alt is a sophomore at Forest Hills Eastern. This is her first year being on the Hawk Herald Staff. Outside of school she enjoys rowing and playing the piano, which she has been doing for eleven years. In her free time, she loves to read, write, and spend time with her friends, family, and bird, Summer. As of now, Anna hopes to study in college to become a pediatrician. “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” - Dolly Parton

Tasty Treats and Happy Holidays

With the holiday season in full swing, holiday dessert favorites are making an appearance once again. There are numerous options available, all equally delicious, but what are some of the most popular dishes to decorate the dinner tables? With each sweet bite, the classic sugar cookie becomes a favorite both during and out of the holiday season. Not only does it taste delicious, but the variety of options for texture makes it a staple dessert.…

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Tip-Off to the Season

After just beginning their season, the Eastern women’s junior varsity basketball team played against Forest Hills Central last night at home. Many things are gained from joining a sport, including hard work, dedication, and teamwork, something that all of the young women on the team have learned within their few weeks of playing together. When joining a sports team, especially basketball, it’s important to learn how to properly communicate with each other to ensure that…

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History of Holiday Hues

One of the most anticipated holidays of the year is just around the corner. Christmas will soon be finding its way into people’s homes and hearts as December 25th approaches. Decorating the house is a common way to embrace the holiday. Green and red will arise as the colors of the season. They are found throughout homes and help people embrace the Christmas spirit. But why are green and red known as the primary Christmas…

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The Final Lap: Swim Season Strokes to a Close

All sports require time, dedication, and perseverance, something that the Forest Hills Northern Eastern women’s swim team knows well. From two-hour practices each day to relentless swim meets, members of the team must demonstrate discipline to show up and try their best every practice. Many people may argue that one of the most important aspects of a team sport is the community it creates between its members. The FHNE swim team is no stranger to…

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Tourism in the Trenches: Tuvalu

When most people think of vacation, what comes to mind? Often, the first destinations that come to mind include the Bahamas, Caribbean, Hawaii, or some other popular destinations. Even though these countries contain intricate architecture and entertaining events, other countries and cities that are not as well known can hold their own beautiful scenery and welcoming natives. One country that has yet to be appreciated for its vacationing potential is Tuvalu. Made up of nine…

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The Increased Consequences of Decreased Sleep

The routine of going to bed late and waking up early is one thing that most teenagers are familiar with. Between having to go to school in the morning and staying out to complete extracurricular activities and homework, a student’s daily schedule is packed. Sometimes, the fleeting hours during the night seem like the only time they are finally able to relax and not worry about other things. Despite the desire for respite from the…

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A Play Not Only for the Heart, but from the Heart

Our Town, the play prepared and performed by Forest Hills Eastern Theatre, was a tug at people’s heartstrings. Through hours and hours of dedication, a masterpiece was presented by performers as they brought the heartfelt show to life. The plans and casting for the play began mid-September and the process lasted until November 6, the final show. Throughout the two-month process, performers practiced and developed ways to help their characters leap across the stage as…

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Fair Trade: A Movement Behind The Label

Throughout everyday lives, people go about their business: shopping and taking care of their errands. In a society where countless options and brands are available, many people overlook where the items they buy come from, or how those corporations treat their employees. Though it is easy to overlook, it is important that consumers are aware of the policies of who they are supporting with their purchases. Thankfully, there is a simple solution that allows customers…

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The End of A Triumphant Season

Whether the forecast called for rain, sun, clouds, warmth, or chills, Eastern’s Varsity Women’s Golf team played through it all. This past season has elicited many triumphs and learning experiences for the young women as they battled their way through tough courses to the state championship. Throughout the highs and lows of their season, the team supported one another and cheered each other during each match. Bella Chiodini (‘24) describes the close-knit community that the…

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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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