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Author: Lucy Dobson

Lucy Dobson in a senior at FHE, her seventh school, and this is her first year in journalism. She loves her cat Pip, espresso, and murder mystery books and shows. She is applying to a gap year program in Central and South America for next year, and hopes to attend college abroad after that.

Hostile Hallway Holiday Happenings.

The annual decoration of the hallways in “holiday spirit” kicked off this week, and the frenzy of lights, paper, and glitter was a sight to be seen on the morning of Tuesday, December 12. What always starts as a friendly competition between the staff members, quickly escalated into a heated battle of hallways, but this year’s decorative touch outshined others.  B Hall morphed into a true winter wonderland, complete with dozens of strings of lights,…

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Jaisal Chopra

Jaisal Chopra, a freshman at FHE, he is heavily involved theatre and also plays soccer. The name Chopra may ring familiar,  Jaisal’s older sister Reet, graduated in 2018, but Jaisal is taking the spotlight back. Impressively, as a freshman, Jaisal played a a larger role in FHE’s fall play, and his performance was phenomenal. His involvement and clear passion for theatre, has contributed largely to Eastern’s theatre department. Jaisal is also involved in sports, and…

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Outside Coffee Co. Deserves a Standing Ovation.

In the last few months, a little something new appeared on Instagram, pictures of friends sipping coffee inside clear bubbles bedazzled in lights? An exquisite and charming environment to enjoy coffee and converse with friends, has caught the attention of many in the Grand Rapids area. Sure there are dozens of coffee shops around town, with excellent coffee and aesthetics, but Outside Coffee Co., is the first-of-its-kind in Grand Rapids. Located on Wealthy Street, this coffee…

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Recreational Weed is Legal. Know the Facts.

On November 6, 2018, Proposal One, proposing the legalization of recreational marijuana in Michigan passed. Michigan has now become the 10th state to legalize marijuana and the first in the Midwest,  and voters, students, and Michigan residents have much to say about it. On Thursday, December 6th, the use of recreational marijuana is no longer illegal; however, no dispensaries will open until official licensing is completed. The State Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs must develop rules…

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Thanksgiving Traditions

Thanksgiving, an American holiday,  is a time to celebrate our family and friends and all we are thankful for with a traditional Thanksgiving meal. The American holiday originated almost 500 years ago,  in 1621, when the Wampanoag Native Americans and Pilgrims from the newly founded Plymouth Plantation, shared a meal together. Today, a traditional Thanksgiving dinner includes a turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and pie for dessert. However, some families like…

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Hate Crime, a New Norm?

Almost 400 years ago, a group of men and women from England traveled to America, to escape religious persecution. Human beings fleeing their homeland to find freedom for their beliefs is nothing new, it is seen repeatedly through history. Again, sadly, now, we need to ask,  has America become a place where people are persecuted for their beliefs?   Two Saturday mornings ago, a shooter opened fire in a Jewish synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Eleven…

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Break Point – Game Over for the Boys’ Varsity Tennis!

Boys’ Varsity Tennis played at States this weekend in Novi, Michigan, ending this years’ season. The pressure intensified for the team to perform as well as last year when FHE secured their first-ever regional tennis title. Evan Schwalm (2019) wrapped up the season sharing his thoughts with The Hawk Herald. “The tennis season this year, was just different because I broke my arm and did not play for the first half. But, we ended up…

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David McCready – Dedicated On and Off The Field

David McCready, a senior at FHE,  has been a student of Forest Hills Schools and a resident of Grand Rapids, all his life. David is clearly dedicated and a lover of sports, something he has participated in almost all his life. David has played baseball for 12 years, and his last high school season will be in the spring. However, where ever he chooses to attend college, GVSU or Northwood he says, he hopes to…

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Marie Catrib’s- The End of An Era

As you probably know, West Michigan has its fair share of local and delicious restaurants. A favorite of many, Marie Catrib’s, has been open for almost thirteen years. The original owner, Marie herself, grew up in Lebanon, and she used her upbringing for inspiration for her delicious, unique, and locally sourced menu items. She created a welcoming atmosphere, loved by many. Quirky art pieces cover the walls, and as many chairs and tables are packed…

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The Courage to Speak Out

      Whether you have voted, read, or watched the news, you probably have an opinion or at least heard about Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh. Whether you have taken a stand or side, or not even familiar with this issue, it is important to be educated above all.  Often times, we take a side because it is what our parents say, our friends, or our political parties we identify with, but…

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