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Games with James: A Halloween Treat

Halloween is characterized by wonders, free candy, and costumes. The game Costume Quest showcases this side of Halloween, allowing players to relive the joys associated with being a child on that sacred night. This review will use the standard set in the last article, with the acronym SGMG: “Some Guys Make Gangs.” For those who don’t remember what that means, it actually stands for Story, Gameplay, Music, and Graphics.  ~~~ Story: The story of Costume…

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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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Games with James: My Crippling Addiction

Contrarily to my last two articles, I am writing this purely to express my love for tabletop games. In between gaming reviews, I will occasionally do tangential gaming articles as I take time to play and think over games that I will be reviewing, especially if the game I am planning to review is particularly time-consuming.  I should discuss the structure of this article before getting into the thick of it. This article isn’t going…

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Games with James: Alone in a Sea of Stars

Imagine you’re stuck in space, above a planet with little to no intelligent life. In order to survive, you have to gather enough materials from said planet. After you finally extract the resources you need from that planet, you move on to the next—this is the basic gist of Starbound. How the review will work: This review will follow the previous review’s format, with some minor changes and revisions. I have integrated a new category…

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Brewer Baking: Tiktok Recipes

Although Tiktok may appear to be full of trendy jokes and useless information, the multi-dimensional social media platform leads viewers on different (and occasionally useful) paths tailored to their interests: “Witchtok,” “Frogtok,” “Draco Malfoy Tikok,” and so on. If you’re like me, you’re on “Baking Tiktok.” From my “for you” page, I chose three random recipes with clear baking instructions. After completing the recipe, tasting the cookies, and noting potential adjustments I should make, eight…

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FHE Alumni: Essential Working During Quarantine

On March 23, 2020, the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order was signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. It stated that all residents of Michigan needed to stay in their homes—unless they were getting necessities, caring for loved ones, or working an essential job. But what was it like for those essential workers? While the news typically showcases the lives of adults who worked essential jobs throughout quarantine, many Forest Hills Eastern students and alumni braved…

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The Good and Bad of Buying Thrifted

As many know, thrift stores resell donated clothes, many of which are used.  Some people enjoy thrifting pieces or collectibles and reselling them on platforms such as Depop. While doing this is a great way to make some money, marketing thrifted clothes runs the risk of taking usable clothes from the less fortunate. Some people can only afford to shop at thrift stores, so if you are looking to resell, make sure you are not…

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Wildfires Serve as a Wake-Up Call to Americans

Over the past few weeks, wildfires have swept through the states of Washington, Oregon, and California. The fires have burned a record number of acres compared to previous years, as well as created major pollution across America. These wildfires have not only resulted in tens of thousands of people fleeing their homes, but have also served as a wake-up call for Americans about the dangerous reality of climate change. In 2019, a total of 4.2…

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You’re a Scientist, Reader: A Psychosocial Study

My friend must have been confused as I drew the top note card from my stack, handing it to him without a word. He must have pondered my intentions as he took it from my hand and looked me in the eye, waiting for an explanation. He must have been disoriented by my refusal to utter a single word. He must have lost himself in his sea of questions, asking a simple “why?” before flipping…

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Drive-In Movies Make a Comeback During COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has interfered with our lives in many ways. Even though we’re beginning to return to some type of normalcy, there are still a number of things we are unable to do. For example, in the state of Michigan, you’re not allowed to go to an indoor movie theater. However, Michiganders have found another way to watch films on the big screen: drive-in movies. Drive-in movies were originally invented in 1933 for families…

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