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Author: Lauren Carpenter

Lauren Carpenter is a senior at Forest Hills Eastern. This is her first year being on the Hawk Herald staff. Lauren enjoys being a member of the Forest Hills Northern-Eastern swim team, NHS, Senior Squad, and the winter musical, and is a co-president of the FHE Quiz Bowl team. Outside of school, she loves to read, paint, and spend time with friends, family, and her dog. In the future, Lauren plans to attend college to study History and Spanish and eventually attend graduate school. "You can never be overdressed or overeducated" - Oscar Wilde

Boys Swim & Dive: Battle of the Hills

After weeks of preparation and twice-a-day practices, the Forest Hills Northern-Eastern boys swim team finally geared up for their first dual meet on January 18th. Swimming against Forest Hills Central, the boys prepared for their meet with vigor and excitement. “[Preparing] for the first meet, we went through winter break with a really intense practice schedule: twice a day, one and a half hours in the morning, two and a half hours in the afternoon.…

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Ada’s Newest Staple

As Ada continues to be rebuilt and revitalized, many new stores and restaurants have sprung up in its midst. Some have struggled to keep their doors open, especially with the Covid-19 pandemic, but many have become instant staples in the community, including Ada’s newest restaurant: Ada Garage Bar & Grill.  Renovated from an old house into a brand new restaurant, this hotspot is located conveniently on the corner of Ada Drive and Headley Street. Unlike…

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Lil Naan: The Art of Balance

When it comes to extracurriculars, sports, and academics, senior Nanda Murali seems to do it all. As a member of Eastern’s tennis, Science Olympiad, and quiz bowl teams, as well as a co-president of Model UN and National Honors Society, the balance between school and fun is hard to maintain; however, Nanda manages to successfully juggle each of these activities with ease after nearly four years of experience in high school. While he recognizes that…