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Author: Natalie Mouw

Natalie Mouw is a Junior at Forest Hills Eastern. This is her first year on the Editorial Staff for the Hawk Herald. Within school, Natalie enjoys being involved in Mock Trial, tennis, and band as a 2021 Drum Major. In her free time, she loves to travel with her family, spend time with friends, and read with her Bernese Mountain dog. Natalie is looking into careers in writing, language, and public leadership. “There are far better things ahead than what we leave behind.” -C.S. Lewis

Candy Grams for a Cause

Next week at Eastern, students will have the opportunity to send candy grams to their friends! Eastern’s National Honors Society is selling Halloween-themed candy grams next week! Starting Monday, October 25 and going through Friday the 29th, these candy grams will be for sale at both lunches.  Select the person you would like to send it to, choose the candy you would like them to receive, and write them a note! Feel free to write…

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Coming Soon: Mock Trial

It is important to take advantage of all high school has to offer. Never again will you have the (almost) unlimited ability to join any extracurriculars- whether this be sports, clubs, or a musical group. However, unless you have connections or a passion to do some digging, it can be difficult to know all of the clubs offered at Eastern. This series of articles hopes to shed some light on the different clubs at Eastern…

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Making a Racket: Varsity Tennis Clinches the Win

Crisp, cloudy, and perfect for tennis: yesterday’s weather was just the first thing to go right for the Boys’ Varsity Tennis team.  Wayland High school made the trek to Eastern’s tennis courts for a conference match, and before the game, Nanda Murali – a senior captain on the team – shared his excitement for the match: “I’m feeling really confident. We’re one of the best teams in our conference. I’m just confident that we can…

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First Generation American Celebrates Her Heritage

As a first-generation American, Aastha Patel has the unofficial responsibility of continuing her family’s culture and traditions. She couldn’t be better suited for the job. Aastha’s enthusiasm for her culture was tangible as I sat down to interview her, and her excitement and willingness to share quickly engulfed me as well. Aastha, born in Holland, Michigan, quickly picked up English as her second language. “I actually learned to speak Gujarati first,” Aastha says. “I just…

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