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Author: Lindsey Soet

Lindsey Soet is a junior at Forest Hills Eastern. This is her third year being on the Hawk Herald staff and her second year as Editor-in-Chief. She enjoys being a part of the FHE crew team where she currently rows the varsity single and double. Lindsey also enjoys writing, crafting, and spending time with her friends. As of now, Lindsey hopes to study either Journalism or Business in college. “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” - Winston Churchill

A Note from the Staff

The end of the school year is full of excitement for summer and free time to enjoy.  While most journalistic reporting does not take a hiatus, the Hawk Herald will be taking a break from publishing until late August. This year, the Hawk Herald expanded its sports coverage and introduced the wildly successful Eastern Eats column. Next year we hope to further expand both of these columns as well as utilize the photo gallery section…

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Sprinting to States

Last Saturday marked the end of the regular rowing season at the Michigan State Championship regatta at Kensington Metropark in Milford, Michigan. The team had high hopes as they had a successful regatta last weekend at the Midwest Championship regatta. Forest Hills Eastern had entries in the men and women’s varsity pair, the men’s varsity single, the women’s varsity quad, the men and women’s junior four, and the men and women’s junior eight.  The intense…

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Racing to Nationals

On May 14 -15, 2022, the FHE Rowing team competed at the Midwest Scholastic Rowing Championship Regatta in Milford, Michigan. Last weekend marked Forest Hills Eastern’s first appearance at this particular regatta since 2016 with entries in each of the following events:  the women’s varsity pair, the women’s junior double, the women’s varsity single, the women’s junior eight, the women’s novice four, the women’s junior four, the men’s junior double, the men’s junior eight, the…

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Splashing Into the Season

The unseasonably warm weather on Saturday created a perfect day for the Forest Hills Eastern Rowing team to start their spring season. Over the weekend the team participated in the Belted Galloway regatta hosted by Forest Hills Northern at the shared FHPS boathouse. Unlike some regattas, only “big” boats (eight-person and four-person boats) were allowed to race, excluding all sculling events. Despite the restricted event list, many members of the crew team were still excited…

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Summer Job Applications: A Crash Course

With the end of the school year quickly approaching, many Eastern students are looking for summer jobs. However, many students (sophomores especially) don’t know where to start. Fortunately, I completed the application process for a job just last week, and it is not as complicated as it seems. The first big step of getting a job is to figure out which places are hiring. Because of the pandemic, almost all establishments are desperate for new…

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Sunrise of the Season

On Monday, March 21st, the Forest Hills Eastern Rowing team had their first on-water practice of the spring season. Smiles were evident on the faces of the rowers and coaches alike, all of whom were eager to trade in their ergs for boats and oars. “Rowing on the water in boats is a lot different than erging – it’s not as repetitive. There’s more going on around you outside, which makes the workouts more fun,”…

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Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Grover

Mr. Grover is one of the many new additions to the Forest Hills Eastern staff this year. He currently teaches Biology, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, and Physics.  Growing up in Caledonia and Byron Center, Michigan, Mr. Grover is the oldest of four with two younger brothers and a younger sister. During high school, Mr. Grover played four years of soccer for Byron Center High School. Before soccer, Mr. Grover played tennis and was a part…

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Wordle: The Viral Word Game

In recent weeks, a simple, five-letter word game has been sweeping the nation. Wordle is a game in which the player has to guess a five-letter word in six tries without any indication of what it could be. After making a guess, if the letter remains gray, it means that the letter is not a part of the word, yellow means that the letter is in the word, but in the wrong spot, and green…

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Great Lakes Glory: How Long Will it Last?

The five great lakes – Michigan, Huron, Erie, Superior, and Ontario, make up 50% of the water consumed by Michiganders on a daily basis and are used by 40 million people as a primary water source. On top of that, the lakes have become a popular tourist attraction and millions of people visit each year. Unfortunately, the condition of these lakes are rapidly deteriorating; invasive species, pollution, and climate change have been hurting the lakes…

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A Letter From the Staff

The Hawk Herald will be taking a two-week break over the holidays to spend time with friends and family. This semester, the Hawk Herald introduced a new column – Eastern Eats, vastly expanded our sports coverage, and covered more events within the Eastern community. In 2022, the Hawk Herald hopes to launch a separate sports page and further expand the coverage of school-related events. Editor-in-Chief Lindsey Soet (‘24) and Managing Editor Natalie Mouw (‘23) will…

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