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Author: Carson Patten

Carson Patten is a senior at Forest Hills Eastern high school. This is his first year being on the Hawk Herald. He enjoys attending sporting events for his school, baseball, hanging out with friends, and keeping up with current events. As of now, Carson hopes to study law and political science in college. "There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still."- President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

New White House Press Secretary

On May 5th, President Biden announced the new Press Secretary: Karine Jean-Pierre. She is the first black woman and the first open LGBTQ person to assume the position. She is set to begin her new role on May 13 this year. The current Press Secretary, Jen Psaki, is leaving to pursue a role at MSNBC where she will host her own show on Peacock for the news service. Jean-Pierre already has experience working in the…

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2022 French Election: A Win for the World

Last Sunday, French President Emmanuel Macron won re-election, becoming the first French president to do so in two decades. A lot of people, especially here in the United States, do not understand how significant Macron’s win was. If he had lost, that would mean a potentially major effect on people across the globe. The French President faced off against far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, who has voiced her discontent with the European Union and NATO,…

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In Preparation for Prom

This weekend is a momentous occasion for all high school upperclassmen, especially seniors. Prom is one of the most memorable events for a high school student. For the last two years, due to the pandemic caused by Covid, prom has been disrupted or canceled. This has caused the students to be in very high spirits. There are over 350 students attending Eastern’s Prom this year. Each year there is a spirit week before prom to…

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A Home Run for The Hawks

Last week at Eastern, we saw the beginning of spring sports, meaning that tryouts for baseball started last week as well. There were great turnouts from all grade levels. From the varsity standpoint, the team is shaping up to be worthy of a shot for the state championship. There are a lot of underclassmen coming in who will be of great value to the team. The first day of tryouts saw some impressive improvements from…

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The Latest Updates: Staying with the Times

This November will mark the 2022 midterm elections. Some governors and senators, as well as the entire house of representatives, are up for reelection this year. As it currently stands, Democrats hold both houses of congress. However, due to many circumstances, polls are reflecting probable defeats for Democrats in both houses. Biden has been under a lot of criticism for the economic situation complaints mainly target inflation and rising gas prices. However, many people realize…

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A Nomination For History

On Monday of this week, the hearings for supreme court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson began. She was nominated by President Joe Biden to replace Justice Stephen Breyer. Justice Breyer, a left-leaning justice on the court, announced his retirement a few months ago. Biden upheld his promise to nominate an African-American woman to the court if he were given the chance. Some people, mainly Republicans, believed that it was not a good idea to prematurely choose…

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A Change We Could All Live Without

Last weekend was a time all high schoolers dread. The time changed. Last weekend we all lost one hour of sleep. Daylight savings time has been a topic of endless debate over the last few years. Every time we get close to the change, members of Congress debate whether or not they should continue doing daylight savings. There was a committee made to address whether or not daylight savings should be permanently eradicated. About 75%…

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Snow to Sunshine: Heralding in the New Season

Winter is ending. For many, it is a time of joy – as the sun is starting to come back out and the temperature is starting to rise. For a few, the spirit of winter and the snow leaving are depressing. Winter sports are also coming to an end, with the boys and girls varsity basketball teams heading to the playoffs. For seniors, it is the last season of high school. The bittersweet moment comes…

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A Month Of Celebration

Every year in the United States we have the opportunity to celebrate black history in February. During this month, we get the chance to reflect on the rich history of African Americans and their families. In 1926, a group called the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History declared the second week in February “Negro history week” because it has the birthdays of both Fredrick Douglas and Abraham Lincoln. It was expanded to…

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A Nominee For The Future

A few weeks ago, long-standing Supreme Court Justice, Stephen Breyer, announced his retirement. During his election campaign, President Biden vowed to nominate a black woman to the supreme court if there was an opening. He reinforced that statement when Breyer retired and is now making a shortlist of potential nominees. During his time on the bench, Justice Breyer worked with all of his fellow justices to find common ground and come to a reasonable conclusion…

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