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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

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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Mask Pollution

Mask-wearing has proven to be most effective in fighting the COVID-19 virus. While single-use disposable masks are more convenient for daily use, these masks serve as a major potential environmental risk. Disposable masks are unable to be recycled, and 75% of these masks end up in landfills and the world’s oceans. Disposable masks are made of thin layers of plastic, which eventually begin to break down, turning into microplastics. These microplastics have the potential to…

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History of Halloween

Halloween has become a favorite holiday for many Americans. Most people think of Halloween as trick-or-treating, dressing up, haunted houses, parties, and more. However, many people are unaware of the origins of the spooky holiday. Halloween originated from the ancient Celtic people. The Celts lived nearly two millennials ago, in an area that is now modern-day Ireland and northern France. The holiday was originally celebrated on November 1st, marking the end of summer and the…

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Homecoming Week 2020

Though we are unable to have a homecoming dance this year due to COVID-19, we are still able to practice a few traditions here at Eastern. This year’s homecoming theme is disco, and a spirit week will be occurring the week of October 19th. Additionally, at the homecoming football game on 23rd, a homecoming king and queen will be crowned.  2020 Homecoming Court: Ella Bowen Isabel Gil Mariya Jahan Aoife Klopcic  Eva Korte   Ethan…

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Soccer Team Shake-Up

Just as the soccer season was coming to a close, tragedy struck. One of the varsity athletes contracted COVID-19, resulting in 16 of the 23 athletes being quarantined for two weeks. Because of this, the entire JV soccer team was temporarily pulled up, playing as the varsity soccer team until Thursday, October 8th. The JV athletes played three games, and tied 0-0 against Cedar Springs, lost 2-1 against Ottawa Hills, and won 1-0 against Wayland…

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Wildfires Serve as a Wake-Up Call to Americans

Over the past few weeks, wildfires have swept through the states of Washington, Oregon, and California. The fires have burned a record number of acres compared to previous years, as well as created major pollution across America. These wildfires have not only resulted in tens of thousands of people fleeing their homes, but have also served as a wake-up call for Americans about the dangerous reality of climate change. In 2019, a total of 4.2…

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Drive-In Movies Make a Comeback During COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has interfered with our lives in many ways. Even though we’re beginning to return to some type of normalcy, there are still a number of things we are unable to do. For example, in the state of Michigan, you’re not allowed to go to an indoor movie theater. However, Michiganders have found another way to watch films on the big screen: drive-in movies. Drive-in movies were originally invented in 1933 for families…

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Games Without Fans – How This Fall Season Will be Like No Other

With all of the uncertainty we have faced this year, both athletes and parents are relieved that fall sports have begun their seasons. However, this season won’t feel the same without fans filling the bleachers. Forest Hills Public schools are only allowing two guests per athlete to attend the games this year. This policy not only affects the schools, but their students as well. Sporting events are one of the primary sources of income the…

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