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Metric Mayhem: Why the United States Should Adopt the Metric System

For the majority of my life, I’ve always wondered why the U.S. has their own measuring system instead of using the metric system like the rest of the world. Because of school, I have been forced to bounce between the metric system in science class, and back to the U.S. system for every other subject. Even after about five years of science class, I still don’t know how long a meter is, or how to…

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2020 Is Taylor’s Year: ‘Evermore’ Album Review

December 10th was a quiet and frankly normal day until Taylor Swift fans across the globe flew into a frenzy with the announcement that she’d be dropping her 9th studio album, evermore, at midnight. I was between zooms when I got a frenzied text from a friend relaying the news, and I just about burst into tears of joy. As announced by Taylor through an Instagram post, evermore is the sister record to the acclaimed…

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Advice For the Underclassmen: Sincerely, the Seniors

With much of their junior and senior years being tarnished by the coronavirus, it’s no secret that upperclassmen have had an abnormal amount of downtime. Because of this, many have spent copious amounts of time reflecting on their high school experience.  Through an Instagram poll, I conducted a survey in which I asked upperclassmen to share the most impactful pieces of wisdom they’ve encountered while navigating these bizarre years. “Change will happen. Expect it and…

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Navigating “Normal”: An Open Letter to FHPS From Senior Members of The Hawk Herald Staff

By senior staff members of the Hawk Herald: As Superintendent Dan Behm and the Forest Hills Public Schools Administration proceed with the decision to move forward to full time face-to-face classes at FHPS, many students strongly believe that their concerns are not being heard or addressed. We are all navigating uncertain times, and we acknowledge that especially now it can be difficult to make decisions that affect our health and safety. As students, we believe…

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Remembering Molly

                            No amount of words or images could ever describe the extent to which we all miss Molly Johanna Rasmussen. She was a beacon of love, light, and spunk. Her smile and spirit were wildly contagious, and she never failed to spread her joy to her friends, her teammates, and every person who received her generous love. A true lover and a…

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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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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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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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