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Author: Lindsey Soet

Lindsey Soet is a sophomore at Forest Hills Eastern. This is her second year being on the Hawk Herald staff and her first year as Editor-in-Chief. She enjoys being a part of the FHE crew team, writing, making crafts, and spending time with her friends. As of now, Lindsey hopes to study either English or journalism in college. “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” - Winston Churchill

Metric Mayhem: Why the United States Should Adopt the Metric System

For the majority of my life, I’ve always wondered why the U.S. has their own measuring system instead of using the metric system like the rest of the world. Because of school, I have been forced to bounce between the metric system in science class, and back to the U.S. system for every other subject. Even after about five years of science class, I still don’t know how long a meter is, or how to…

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Scoring a Victory: Hawks Defeat Wayland Union

Thursday night, the Forest Hills Eastern men’s varsity soccer team faced off against Wayland Union High School, winning 1-0. FHE also celebrated senior players Zach Elmouchi, Gavin Hanson, Sladen Van Andel, Josh Hay, Kallan Klaes, Demetrius Wingard, and team manager, Deni Tepic for the annual senior night. Students and families across the FHE community came out to both support our seniors and hype up the team for their game. The first half of the game…

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FHE Sophomore Wins Michigan Vaccine Lottery

As the vaccination rate began to decline earlier this year, the state of Michigan implemented a financial incentive in hopes of vaccinating more residents. The incentive was a ‘vaccine lottery’ that awarded cash prizes to as many as 32 Michigan residents and nine college scholarships. The majority of cash prizes were $50,000, and the scholarships allowed for free tuition for public colleges in the state of Michigan. Josiah Debaets, a sophomore at Forest Hills Eastern,…

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WWMVD?

Within the past few weeks, a new trend has surfaced among FHE students. I recently started making friendship bracelets with “WWMVD” engraved on stones.  The bracelets signify a relationship to a cult of some form glorifying FHE science teacher Michael Visser. The letters are an acronym for “What Would Mr. Visser do?”  These bracelets were originally created and worn by myself ironically, but they soon became a trend amongst the FHE crew team. After I…

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Top 5 Takeaways from the “Megxit” Tell-All Interview

Over the past weekend, CBS televised Oprah Winfrey’s interview with former royals Harry and Meghan Markle. This two-hour tell-all uncovered everything from Meghan’s untold mental health battle to jaw-dropping concerns over baby Archie’s skin color. While numerous bits and pieces of information was shared during the interview, here are the five most notable takeaways from the groundbreaking conversation: Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle’s relationship is not what it seems: While these two aren’t exactly friends,…

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FHE Kids’ Food Basket Spirit Week

In honor of National Childhood Hunger Awareness Month, the Kids’ Food Basket Club at FHE is hosting a spirit week. The spirit week will include various events and activities to spread awareness about childhood hunger and poverty. These activities will include shirt selling, bag decorating, and additional spirit days throughout the week. T-shirts will be sold in the great hall and the gym during both lunches Monday through Thursday for $15, and 100% of the…

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Framing Britney Spears

Over the past year, you have likely seen posts with pop star Britney Spears, followed by the tag #freebritney. Spears has been stuck in a conservatorship since 2008, with her father being in charge of Britney’s estate, finances, and her day-to-day decisions. Now the main question is, “how did Britney get here?” This question was unpacked in a documentary titled Framing Britney Spears, which was released by Hulu on February 5th. The documentary focuses on…

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FHE Zodiacs

Zodiac signs, which are based on your birthday, can supposedly predict one’s personality, interests, and skills. For example, people born under the Pisces sign (February 19th – March 20th), are usually creative, generous, and empathetic. Certain traits may also be determined by which element your specific zodiac sign belongs to. For example, people born under fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) tend to be passionate, creative, and authoritative, while water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) tend to…

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FHE Sophomore Releases New Rap Single

Over the holiday break, sophomore Shadi Khamis (‘23) released his first single with the help of Jonas Dobson (‘23) and Nanda Murali (‘22). The song focuses on the stresses of online school. Khamis said that while writing the song that he “wanted to describe the stress [that] I was experiencing during online school, [and] wanted the audience to empathize [with] how I was feeling at the time.” Upon the song’s release on December 25th, 2020,…

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“Free” Holiday Returns

Every year, hundreds of thousands of gifts are returned after the holiday season comes to an end—this year is no different. An estimated $70.5 billion dollars worth of products are expected to be returned to companies, which is 73% higher than the previously predicted five-year average: this is most likely because of a massive increase in online shopping due to the coronavirus. After the 2019 holiday season, a record 30% of online purchases were returned,…

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