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Author: Olivia Challa

Starting her senior year this fall, Liv enjoys writing and hanging out with close friends and family. She participates in many extracurriculars, such as theatre and is a starter on the Women's Varsity Soccer Team. An avid movie watcher, she hopes to go into a career where she can experience great art in its many forms. This is her second year as part of the Hawk Herald and hopes to publish articles that draw many new people to the newspaper and make them think about the world around them.

Girls Lacrosse is Number One

With the countless spring sports all competing for their fans’ attention, the FHNE Girls Varsity Lacrosse team is pushing through their season and drawing quite a crowd. The team includes those from all grades, bringing together new friends and teammates. The seniors on the team continue to set a high standard for upcoming players as well – inspiring the team to work their hardest during game time. With the rest of their season ahead, the…

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The Sundress Phenomena

While searching for clothes for my annual spring-break trip, I was struck by how many stores were marketing more dresses. Lining the walls of stores were stacks of floral and light-colored sundresses – perfect for the warm weather. But seeing these articles of clothing brought me back to memories I had long forgotten, some that may be more tailored toward women.  Imagine this: you’re on spring break or staying somewhere on vacation. You’ve been at…

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Producer’s Block? The Reason Behind Strategic Cinema Release Dates

Picture this: you and your friends are hanging out and decide to go see a movie in your free time. It’s late January, and as you scroll through the showtimes online, you are struck by how few movies are showing right now. With some arthouse exceptions, there seems to be no franchise or long-awaited titles showing. Why is this? Are there no “good” movies in theaters these days? You’re not wrong, the new year brings…

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The Girls Varsity Team Rounds Out Their Season

Booming crowds fill the stands as the girls’ names are announced over the loudspeaker. Cheering coming from every direction imaginable gives off electrifying energy. A small huddle gathers in front of the bench, and the girls gather in close in anticipation. With excitement in the air, they encourage each other with words of confidence and inspiration. A cheer for Eastern rings out through the gym, and the starting lineup gathers on the court. They find…

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Honoring Women Throughout the Month of March

As February’s Black History Month comes to a close, March presents another opportunity to honor those who have been disenfranchised for many years – women. This month, we can advocate for increased women’s representation in all walks of life.  International Women’s Day, and the subsequent month, was first created in 1909, according to an ABC interview, “it was designated by the Socialist Party of America to honor women in the garment industry who went on…

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The Taylor Swift Saga

In this age of globally recognized musicians, Taylor Swift continues to be a catalyst towards equality in the music industry. The pop superstar who rose to fame during the 2010s has nine studio albums that she’s released over the course of more than a decade. With millions of supporters and fans, Swift’s music has reached almost the entire world. However, this stardom has come with drawbacks for Swift, including the ownership of her own music.…

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The War of the Year: Kanye vs The People

Kanye West – famous rapper, fashion designer, and producer of countless songs has taken to social media after his recent split with now ex-wife Kim Kardashian. Kardashian officially filed for divorce in January of 2022, but the divorce is not yet official. However, Kanye, otherwise known as Ye, has been making a flurry of posts on his Instagram account. No subject is off the table for Ye, bringing up everything from Kardashian’s new partner, comedian…

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Required Reads: Which Ones are the Best?

No matter what high school you go to – online or public – you most likely have been forced to read at least one book. Most English classes today have a requirement of reading through a couple of genre-defining books. Even though most students might declare them “stupid” or look up the summarized version on SparkNotes, I always try to find the reasons why our teachers want us to read them. After four years of…

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A Day to Reflect and Look Forward: Dr. King’s Legacy is Alive Today

Monday, January 17th is Martin Luther King Jr. day, a day where it’s important to look at racial inequality and what we can do to improve relations among all races. With the rise of social media, the conversation of civil rights and equality for all has become more prevalent than ever. One should always remember the accomplishments of Dr. King. Today especially, we honor his legacy and reflect on all he has done for the…

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Kailani Smith’s Best Year Yet

Among the various clubs and sports here at Eastern, some students still seek more exciting activities. Meet Kailani “Kai” Smith (’22), a champion of extoic sports. She currently participates in surfing and BMX bike riding. She takes pride in doing things out of the ordinary, explaining that “it isn’t really typical in the eastern community, but BMX is really fun. I ride at Factory Powers BMX and am currently ranked 54th nationally.” Smith loves the…

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