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Author: Nathan La Huis

Nathan La Huis is a senior at Forest Hills Eastern High School. He is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Hawk Herald, Co-President of Student Government, and a violinist in the Grand Rapids Youth Symphony. Furthermore, he is an active member of the FHPS Global Learners Initiative as well as the FHE Symphony Orchestra where he is concertmaster. He hopes to study violin performance in college and pursue a career in music.

“To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.” - Leonard Bernstein

Where to Go From Here: An Open Letter to FHPS From the Editors

Superintendent Behm and the FHPS Administration:   Never in our lifetimes have we faced a challenge quite like this. It is not uncommon for a disaster to strike a community perhaps once in a generation, but for a crisis of this magnitude to affect every single corner of the earth is unheard of.  In an email to the Herald, Ms. Pallo, principal of Eastern High School, spoke about what the pandemic means for the remainder…

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Biden Dominates Super Tuesday

Last night’s elections, dubbed Super Tuesday, included the largest group of states to vote in the 2020 Democratic Presidential Nomination. 1357 delegates were up for grabs in states like California, Texas, Minnesota, and more. The night turned out to be a huge victory for Former Vice President Joe Biden, and a bad loss for the (former) frontrunner Senator Bernie Sanders.  The Former Vice President took home wins in Alabama, Arkansas, Massachusetts, Maine, Minnesota, North Carolina,…

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Members of the Hawk Herald Celebrate Lent

Lent is a holiday recognized by all Christians but especially celebrated by Catholics, Orthodox, and some Protestants. The season of Lent lasts forty days and forty nights and commemorates Jesus’s sacrifice during the time he spent alone in the desert. Lent leads up to the Easter Week where Christians remember the Passion and crucifixion of Jesus Christ. It is typical that, starting on Ash Wednesday, followers give up something (usually negative) in their lives to…

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Couples of FHE: Valentine’s Day 2020

We rounded up three prominent Forest Hills Eastern couples to ask them questions about their relationship to mark Valentine’s Day 2020. Two couples were brought back from last year’s interview: Hayden Foote (’20) and Kenzie Kempa (’20), Graham Howard (’20) and Mallorie Brehm (’21). New to our discussion is Anthony Holman (’23) and Lauren Ortega (’23). Here is what they had to say: See also: Couples of FHE: Valentine’s Day 2019 First couple: Hayden and…

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EDITORIAL ENDORSEMENT: Pete Buttigieg for the Democratic Nomination

In no way does an endorsement on behalf of an editor reflect an endorsement by Forest Hills Public Schools or the Hawk Herald. Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg has a record of service to his country, the respect of many elected officials, a strong set of moral beliefs, and powerful ideas for America’s future. He is the strongest candidate to face Donald Trump in the 2020 Presidential Election. He is by far the…

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Donald Trump Has Been Impeached

On Wednesday, December 18, the United States House of Representatives voted twice in favor of impeaching President Donald J. Trump on two Articles of Impeachment: Abuse of Power and Obstruction of Congress. Trump is the third president in american history to be impeached, along with Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton. His impeachment comes after he colluded with Ukraine to investigate Hunter Biden, the son of his political rival, Vice President Joe Biden. President Trump also…

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With Community Support, Mr. Hollern Continues His Fight Against Cancer

Mr. Tim Hollern is an Assistant-Principal at Forest Hills Eastern High School. He is known for his happy, outgoing demeanor and engagement with many different types of students. What is not so apparent, however, is that he has been battling colon and liver cancer for over eight years. “I was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer in September of 2011.” Since then, the cancer has spread to his liver. Shortly after Mr. Hollern’s diagnosis, his…

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The Hawk Herald Giving Thanks

As November passes, we often surround ourselves in giving thanks. The staff at the Hawk Herald pauses to give thanks, individually. “I am thankful for the privileged life that I am able to live. I can recognize that most people are not able to enjoy the simple things that I take for granted. Because of this, I try to give around the holiday season and volunteer throughout the year through miscellaneous service projects.” – Ben…

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Eastern Students Deserve a Seven-Hour Day

Currently, at Forest Hills Eastern, students attend six periods throughout their school day. Each class lasts between fifty minutes to an hour with a thirty-minute lunch in the middle of the day. However, this schedule may not be the optimal choice. Students find it difficult to take elective courses and focus on their career path. Eastern High School should switch to a seven-hour day. Many underclassmen struggle to fit classes into their schedule. Along with…

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Rosalynn Bliss Re-Elected Mayor of Grand Rapids

Mayor Rosalynn Bliss was re-elected for a second-term as the Democrat mayor of the city of Grand Rapids. She ran a campaign against Daniel Schutte, a pastor and candidate for the 75th District of the Michigan House of Representatives in 2018. Bliss ran a campaign focused on the city’s infrastructure, economic development, and restoration of parks. Schutte ran a campaign on “proclaim[ing] the glory and the gospel of the Lord Jesus Chrst.” Schutte’s campaign also…

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