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Author: Julian Zolenski

Julian Zolenski is a sophomore at Forest Hills Eastern. This is his first year being on the Hawk Herald Staff. In his free time, Julian enjoys play time with his dog, Video games, sports and spending time with friends. Right now Julian has aspirations of doing something in broadcasting. “Winning requires all of you and then more and promises you nothing…” - Lewis Caralla

The Monkeys of Good Fortune

In the small province of Lopburi, in the central area of Thailand, just south of the capital Bangkok, a festival would be in full swing during the last Sunday in November. Although the name might be misleading, the Monkey Buffet Festival in Lopburi, Thailand celebrates the thousands of monkeys that are thought to bring good fortune to the people of this jungle-like landscape. As the guests of honor, the monkeys are then given a full…

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A Wolverine Win

The Michigan Wolverines are in the College Football playoff for the first time ever since the new format was implemented in 2014. Led by a ferocious Defense and potent running game, the Wolverines finished off their regular season campaign with a sweeping win, mopping Iowa in the Big Ten championship 42-3. Up next, the Wolverines play Georgia in the Orange Bowl to vie for a spot in the national championship against either Cincinnati or Alabama.…

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Confidence is Key: JV Basketball 2021-2022

Numerous things go into having a successful season in any sport. Not only must you find chemistry with your teammates, you must also play with a chip on your shoulder and play to win, or what’s the point of playing at all? Eastern’s JV basketball team is learning all of these tools and more to take the talent they have and mold it into a well-oiled machine. It takes a lot of effort to do…

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The Worlds Largest Supplier of Nurses: The Philippines

A quarter of all the world’s overseas nurses come from the Philippines, making it the largest supplier of nurses in the world. Not only that but in the U.S. almost one third of all foreign nurses are Filipino.  It all started when the Philippines became a U.S. colony in 1898. Once there, the U.S. created a policy called benevolent assimilation. It was used to justify the colonization of the Philippines by bringing better education, public…

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Skillful Skateboarding

At some point in our lives, everyone is curious to try something new, whether motivated by the internet or a friend. Everybody can find something that they find interesting that they may have never thought of before. Eden Hostetter, a freshman at Eastern, found exactly that in skateboarding. January 2020, right before the start of quarantine, was when Eden first dabbled in the art of skateboarding. Post-pandemic life has now opened the door for Eden…

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Against All Odds: The 2021 Atlanta Braves

As of July 27, 2021, the season the Atlanta Braves had envisioned was not panning out. The World Series hopeful team was sitting at 50 wins and 52 loses, putting them five and a half games behind the division-leading New York Mets. It was safe to say that the team that made it to the National League Championship Series the year prior was not the same. The Braves needed to make some adjustments by the…

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Unsolved: How Cursive Disappeared From School Curriculum

Let me take you back to my third-grade year. I was expecting, at some point during the year, to get the infamous third-grade cursive packet, but it never came; and I haven’t heard of cursive since. The quiet disappearance of cursive has made me wonder where it’s been all these years. It just vanished; never to be taught, at least to me, ever again. I recently decided to delve into why cursive slipped out of…

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Sophisticated Science: Science Olympiad

Hey Eastern, continuing the coverage of the diverse extracurriculars at FHE, I got to sit down with Adam Rhodes (‘24) to talk about Science Olympiad. The teamwork involved in the extracurriculars at FHE has continued to amaze me and Science Olympiad is no exception. Adam revealed to me all the opportunities that Science Olympiad has to offer, with special attention to the teamwork and the topics covered in the club. Science Olympiad is a yearly…

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Mastering the Art of the Student Section

What makes a student section what it is? I found myself asking that question this week as I tackled this article. Student sections are a vital part of any school’s sports fanbase. From high school to college the student section is something you just can’t replace. Fortunately, I was able to get a clear picture by asking some of our student body members what makes Eastern’s student section the coolest place to be on Friday…

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Southeast Asia’s Smelly Delicacy

What comes to mind when you think of eating your ideal fruit? The tasty inside? The appealing outside? The fragrant smell? How about a beat-up, greenish-looking fruit with spikes covering the outside and a smell so bad that countries have banned the fruit on public transport. I am, of course, talking about a durian, a fruit native to Southeast Asia and whose disgusting smell has made it banned in many public places such as markets,…

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