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Author: Josephine Ness

Josephine is a senior at Forest Hills Eastern. She is co-editor-in-chief of the Hawk Herald as well as a junior editor of the Siblíní Journal. She is the captain of the varsity swim team, co-founder of the Spanish club, and on the board of the National Honor Society. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, listening to music, and drinking coffee. After high school, she hopes to study international relations and Spanish in college.

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” - Henry David Thoreau

Teacher Appreciation: Mr. Everse

Mr. Everse, teacher of history and environmental science at Eastern, grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. As a child, he attended Forest Hills High School, back when Forest Hills was the only school in the district. His junior year, he transferred to the new Forest Hills Northern. After high school, Mr. Everse studied geology at Michigan State University. Mr. Everse began his professional career working for the “evil oil companies” in Houston, Texas. He started…

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Eastern Volunteers Abroad

April is national volunteer month! To celebrate, the Hawk Herald interviewed junior Anna Devarenne and freshman Seth Wolowski about their experiences volunteering abroad. Where did you volunteer, when, and for how long? Anna: “This summer, I went to the Dominican Republic for all of June.” Seth: “I went to Uganda 3 years ago. I’ve gone 3 times. Each trip lasted around 10 days.” What type of volunteer work did you do? Anna: “It was a…

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Last Minute Exam Survival Guide

It’s everyone’s favorite week of the semester — exam week! In the final week of the semester, the optimal coping strategy is preparation. Here are some tips to ensure that you are adequately prepared. Know the semester 1 exam schedule 2019 and plan to study accordingly. Calculate the exam score that you need to maintain or reach your desired grade in each class. The high school’s final weight is 15% and the middle school’s is 10%. The exam scores…

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Hayden Foote: A Rapture for Wrestling

Fifteen minutes of conditioning, one hour of drilling takedowns and turns, and thirty minutes of live wrestling matches. The wrestling team, led by captains Hayden Foote, Joseph Doherty, and Gabe Hassan, practices six days per week from December through March. Intense practices, limited diets, and talented coaches and athletes construct a formidable team. Two years in a row, the boys wrestling team at FHE has placed second at conference. This year, they plan to win.…

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Lil Naan: Did he leave his rapping days in middle school?

Nanda Murali, an ex-aspiring rapper, may be officially done with his rap career. Nanda, aka Lil Naan, has been making rap music for his loyal followers on SoundCloud since December of last year. His first piece was a collaboration with Eastern alumni Yangster. Nanda said that it was “just for fun” and that he “didn’t realize it would blow up.” The surge in popularity within his grade at Eastern was totally unexpected by Nanda. “I…

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