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Stepping Into Senior Year

In a post-Covid world, it seems as though time has slowed down. With no strict deadlines, it almost feels like this year has gone by without much care for school in general. Hopefully, next year we will return to some kind of normalcy in the classroom; something that at least resembles what high school was like. Being a junior myself, I am not prepared to be a senior this fall, and in many ways I…

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WWMVD?

Within the past few weeks, a new trend has surfaced among FHE students. I recently started making friendship bracelets with “WWMVD” engraved on stones.  The bracelets signify a relationship to a cult of some form glorifying FHE science teacher Michael Visser. The letters are an acronym for “What Would Mr. Visser do?”  These bracelets were originally created and worn by myself ironically, but they soon became a trend amongst the FHE crew team. After I…

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How to Start an Essay

With AP Exams upon us, the focus of many Eastern students will be on their academics. Multiple AP tests feature writing sections that largely contribute to students’ total scores. For many—myself included—writing the bulk of an essay isn’t the biggest problem; what is, though, is actually getting started. In an effort to expedite our writing, it’s in our best interest to focus on how best to start writing. Thus, I’ve compiled some of Eastern’s teachers’…

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The Hawk Herald Celebrates the Senior Staff

With an early departure on May 3rd, many seniors find themselves reflecting on their pasts while getting fired up about their futures. The Class of 2021 has remained persistent through trials and tribulations; now, it’s their time to translate their Hawk Pride to a much larger world. Join us in commemorating our senior staffs’ fondest memories as they look ahead to life after high school.   Julia Bileth plans on attending Central Michigan University next…

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It’s Summertime in the FHE Theater!

Even a sharp incline of COVID-19 cases, a multitude of brushes with contact tracing, and the return to hybrid scheduling could not stop the Forest Hills Eastern Theater Program: after all, the show must go on! Clear masks, delayed auditions, performing in Eastern’s auditorium, and prerecorded background vocals were some of the many precautions enforced to keep corona exposure to a minimum as the theater department proceeded with the yearly musical. Despite these hurdles, the…

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“Stick” with Kindness

If you take a stroll around Eastern and look very closely, you may or may not see small stars and smiley faces littering surfaces throughout the school. They’ve made their way into every hallway and can even be spotted everywhere, from lunchroom walls to bathroom stalls. Two weeks ago, I began graffitiing the school with stickers in an effort to brighten up students’ days while giving them something to smile about during these stressful times. …

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Guide to a Crystal Starter Pack

With the rise of spirituality on social media sites such as TikTok, many teens are taking a new interest in activities like tarot cards, meditation, astrology charts, and the powers of crystals. Many, like myself, want to explore the healing powers that certain minerals are said to hold. But where should one start? Which crystals and stones are right for each individual? In this article, we will look through some crystals that all beginner spiritualists…

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Top 5 Takeaways from the “Megxit” Tell-All Interview

Over the past weekend, CBS televised Oprah Winfrey’s interview with former royals Harry and Meghan Markle. This two-hour tell-all uncovered everything from Meghan’s untold mental health battle to jaw-dropping concerns over baby Archie’s skin color. While numerous bits and pieces of information was shared during the interview, here are the five most notable takeaways from the groundbreaking conversation: Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle’s relationship is not what it seems: While these two aren’t exactly friends,…

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Five Things You Can Do Right Now to Help Mother Earth

As you likely already know, the Earth is dying and desperately needs our help. If you’re like me, you often find yourself feeling hopeless about the state of our environment. “Save the Earth” is a very open and overwhelming statement, and it can be hard to know where to start. These are five small things you can do right now to make a difference for the planet you walk on. 1. Recycle: This may sound…

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Framing Britney Spears

Over the past year, you have likely seen posts with pop star Britney Spears, followed by the tag #freebritney. Spears has been stuck in a conservatorship since 2008, with her father being in charge of Britney’s estate, finances, and her day-to-day decisions. Now the main question is, “how did Britney get here?” This question was unpacked in a documentary titled Framing Britney Spears, which was released by Hulu on February 5th. The documentary focuses on…

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