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Author: Tara Kloostra

Tara Kloostra is a senior at Forest Hills Eastern. After graduation, she plans on attending the University of Alabama and studying apparels and textiles. This is her second year with the Hawk Herald and is excited to continue improving her writing skills. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, shopping, and watching sports. "If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours." - Dolly Parton

Tiktok Beauty Trend Review- Makeup Products

Tiktok has taken the world by storm and seems to be the best form of advertisement for companies. Every day, brand new beauty products appear on the app. With the overwhelming amount of products shown daily, it is difficult to know which to use.  I have spent time learning as much as possible about different beauty products and have finally figured out which work the best for me. Keep reading below to see which products…

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Zoe Kukla – Our Liaison

Zoe Kukla, a senior, is jumping into her final semester at Forest Hills Eastern with a load of responsibility. She is a vital member of the team of seniors who lead the Hawk Team program. As the B-Hall liaison, she not only serves as a role model to her own flock of hawklings but to all of B-Hall. In a position where most would be stressed, she takes on the role with grace, saying “I…

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Varsity Cheer Wraps up Their 19-20 Season

The Forest Hills Eastern Varsity Cheerleading team had their districts competition on Friday night. They beat their record high scores in both rounds two and three and came in eighth place out of thirteenth. Only the top four teams advance to the regional competition, so, unfortunately, this was the team’s last time hitting the mat. The team feels that they had a very successful season, even among the various injuries and sicknesses. Head coach Brittany…

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Camy Pfister Supports Children Affected by Cancer

Camy Pfister is a sophomore who has a passion for helping children. Every Thursday, she goes downtown and works with kids who either have cancer or have someone in their family who is suffering from it. For a while, they will play games or play with toys, and then they all do an activity that helps the children learn coping skills without being so upfront about it. When asked how she felt while volunteering with…

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Ramona Quimby

The Forest Hills Eastern Theater Department is performing Ramona Quimby, a play based on the bestselling book series by Beverly Cleary. In this play, Ramona Quimby, played by Amanda Solem (‘20), causes trouble while living with her older sister Beezus, played by Kilana Vosburg (‘21), and her parents, played by Stephanie Vandermyde (‘20) and Austin Sietsema (‘20). During the play, Ramona is faced with many struggles, such as her father losing his job, her mother…

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Student Athletes of FHE

Sophomore Tayler Sypien is preparing for her second year on the varsity lacrosse team. In every previous year, the team has been made up of lacrosse players from all three Forest Hills Schools. This year, however, Central is no longer a part of the team – changing the mascot from the Ranger Husky Hawks to the Bird Dogs. Tayler loves being a part of the team because of her teammates, coaches, and the team’s great…

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Catching Up with the Class of 2019

The Hawk Herald caught up with three Forest Hills Eastern graduates about their lives beyond high school: Erin Kloostra graduated summa cum laude. She spent her four years of high school on the varsity Forest Hills United Lacrosse Team and was also a co-president of the Planeteers Club her senior year. She was a member of the National Honor Society and won outstanding achievement in Spanish. Erin now attends the University of Vermont. She is…

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Fall Traditions at FHE

Whether it’s spending time with family or hanging out with friends, everyone at Forest Hills Eastern seems to have a different tradition to embrace fall. Many FHE students were interviewed and the most common ways to spend our favorite season ranged from drinking pumpkin spice lattes to carving jack-o’-lanterns, to going to corn mazes.  Halle Koelzer and her family host a turkey bowl every year on Thanksgiving. Parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and cousins all go…

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