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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.

Class of 2019 Final Thoughts….

Avolio, Annabelle Alma College “Some people say, “Never let them see you cry,” I say, if you’re so mad you could just cry, then cry. It terrifies everyone. Bennett, Elle United States Military Academy at West Point “Few words, many thoughts, and a world to experience” Bileth, Ashley Attending Central Michigan University to pursue a doctorate in psychiatry “To the moon and back” Braun, Jimmy Attending Michigan State University Calveneau, Zach Hope College “I ain’t…

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Teacher Appreciation- Mr. Boelkins

To say Mr. Boelkins the band director at FHE is a well-seasoned individual and teacher, would be an understatement. Mr. Boelkins has been teaching for 35 years, 31 of those years within the Forest Hills District.  Mr. Boelkins has had the pleasure of teaching all ages and grades daily and works with many students from 6th grade all the way to graduation. When asked what his favorite part of teaching was, he replied,” I get…

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The New Ada Fresh Market

On Sunday the 14th, the new Ada Fresh Market opened up in place of Kingma’s Market on Ada Drive. The new Fresh Market features a full-service Starbucks with seating. The layout of the market was very similar to its predecessor Kingma’s, but featured more standard grocery items rather than a specialty. The Ada Fresh Market is an added location to the popular grocery center, Forest Hills Foods. In many ways, The Ada Fresh Market is…

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FHE Theatre Presents High School Musical

This past weekend, February 14, 15, and 16, FHE’s Theatre Department put on four productions of the well-known, and widely loved show, High School Musical. The cast and crew displayed their seasoned talent with an incredible show. The popular phrase ” the show must go on,” related very much to this winter musical. As the Polar Vortex swept through Michigan, it had a detrimental effect on the production of the show. Not only were rehearsals canceled…

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Come See Forest Hills Eastern’s Production of High School Musical

On February 14, 15, and 16, Forest Hill Eastern will be performing High School Musical at the Fine Arts Center. The curtain opens at 7 pm all three nights, with an additional matinee performance on Saturday at 3 pm. The cast has put in hours of hard to work and even had to reschedule the show due to the Polar Vortex. Cost for students is $8.00. Today the cast performed a flash mob during both…

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Getting Fit for the New Year

A new year often motivates individuals to create resolutions that better their health and quality of life. The promise of a new year encourages people to set goals in hopes of a better new year.  A significant portion of those resolutions includes getting fit. Whether its a change in diet, workout plan, getting up earlier, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or purchasing a new membership to a local gym, many individuals are motivated…

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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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