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Author: Sarah Mechan

Sarah Mechan is a senior at Forest Hills Eastern. She is excited to begin her first year working on communications projects both in the Hawk Herald as well as ETV. She is passionate about music, dogs, crocheting, and a variety of other crafts. She is a part of the Forest Hills Eastern Orchestra and has been in the Grand Rapids Youth Symphony throughout high school. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her two dogs, working on new crocheting projects, and traveling with her friends and family.

How To Study For Exams (At the Last Minute)

The time we’ve all been dreading has come: exam week! Exams can be a daunting idea, especially after their absence in schools for the past two years due to the pandemic. Numerous people are feeling out of practice when it comes to final exams, and are unsure of where to start preparing for them. However, have no fear, there are plenty of tried and true methods to make the most out of any study session…

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A Successful Kick-Off for Model UN

This past weekend, Eastern’s Model United Nations team attended GLIMUN: the Great Lakes Invitational Conference. The first conference of the year took place in Kalamazoo. The conference spanned over four days – from Wednesday evening to Saturday. During this time, delegates represented their assigned nations and committees, debating and coming to compromises with other delegations to reach resolutions. Topics of discussion ranged from climate change, infectious disease, and child marriage to the right of peaceful…

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Dissecting The Meyer Briggs Test

Why do people like what they like? Why are some people drawn to the same interests? What gives each individual their own unique outlook and values on life? Since the beginning of human civilization, people have been searching for ways to categorize and define human behavior. In an attempt to define these complex characteristics of human existence, many theories have been developed and refined through analytical psychology. People are defined by their own unique experiences…

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Places to Hangout (That Aren’t Meijer)

There are only so many ways to hang out with friends at Meijer and make it exciting. It becomes easy to fall into the same routines, sticking to what is comfortable and familiar. However, Grand Rapids is overflowing with hidden places – perfect for a unique gathering. Small businesses, restaurants, and entertainment all make for great places to bond with friends and family. Comedy shows, museums, art shows, live music – the list goes on.…

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Picture Perfect Views in Grand Rapids

Whether you waited until the last minute to take your senior picture or are simply looking for a unique place to take some stunning photos, here is a collection of my personal favorite places in the greater Grand Rapids area to capture some amazing pictures. From indoors to the outside, or a bit pricey to completely free, the Grand Rapids area has a wide variety of locations to choose from.  If you’re looking for some…

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An End to a Vibrant Season for Varsity Volleyball

The Girls Varsity Volleyball team wrapped up their season this week – finishing with a record of 5-3. The team had a strong, memorable season thanks to their connections to each other and team cooperation. At their last game of the season, a rainy and cold day, emotions were running high among players, especially seniors, as they recounted all their previous games and celebrated their last game together. The team played an exciting, tense game…

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Legend of the Ada Witch

As Halloween draws nearer and nearer, scary stories of ghosts, hauntings, and legends have begun to circulate. What many people may not know, however, is that Ada has a ghost story all of its own. The tale of the Ada Witch originated over 150 years ago, in the 1800s, and has been around ever since. The story originates in the woods of Seidman park following a tragic accident between three lovers. Today it is said…

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Project KIKI: An Initiative for Kindness

Project Kiki, otherwise known as the Kindness in Kids Initiative, was started and implemented at our school by Eastern’s very own Zoe Kukla (’22). It started last year with the mission of inspiring more empathy and kindness within the younger students of the forest hills community.  After observing and experiencing ostracization towards herself and others based on racial, cultural, and class factors, Kukla wanted to make a change. She took initiative towards solving the problem…

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How To Apply To College

As November 1st quickly approaches, seniors across the country are frantically attempting to finish their early applications for college, and using Common App or other application portals can present confusing and frustrating challenges that make the process more stressful. If this sounds like you, this article will hopefully answer your questions and make the process less stressful.  What Schools Should I Apply To? The first step in applying to college is to ask yourself  “what…

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Hyped For Hawk Teams: A Behind the Scenes Look at Hawk Teams

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted so many of the usual experiences associated with high school. This year, it’s more important than ever to encourage students to reach out to and meet new people to make up for all the lost time from the pandemic. Four Seniors, Jaisal Chopra, Zoe Kukla, Ben McKim, and Jade Tarango, have taken on the responsibility of becoming Hawk Team Liaisons and are working hard to reconnect Eastern students with one…

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