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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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Breaking The Ice: Questions for Everyone

With Valentine’s season upon us, we are given an excuse to get to know people better. Whether it’s your significant other, a crush, or even an acquaintance, these questions are for you! These 20 light hearted questions will hopefully get the ball rolling and conversations flowing! What candy do you love enough to eat all the flavors? Where is the best smelling place you’ve been? What would be your perfect crime? What one thing you…

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Introducing the FHE Mask Club!

This summer, the idea for the Forest Hills Eastern Mask Club was born during a socially-distanced hammocking trip as Palak Rekhani (‘22) and Sara Plante (‘22) discussed the variety of crafts they had attempted over quarantine to stay busy. “We [were talking] about our time during quarantine, and how we passed it trying new crafts,” the co-presidents explained. “It struck us that we should start a Mask Club, because during this pandemic masks are very…

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The Return of the Mullet

The nightmarish COVID-19 pandemic has brought many new trends back to life. As if the coronavirus wasn’t bad enough, this year the mullet has returned in full swing.  The term “mullet” originated from the 1994 Beastie Boys song “Mullet Head.” Although you may think of popular names such as Billy Ray Cyrus or David Bowie when you think of mullets, the hairstyle has a pretty extensive history dating back to ancient Roman times. Rebels would…

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Hawks Gear Up and Look Back on an Unprecedented Season

In the past months, the class of 2021 has dealt with many losses, grief, and constant change. Yet in the sea of uncertainty, the Forest Hills Eastern Football team has managed to secure a season full of wins, anchoring our community together even in these times of social isolation. This season has been full of obstacles; yet, the shorter practices, constantly changing COVID-19 restrictions, and long periods of social distancing have done little to siphon…

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This Holiday Season, Shop Small Businesses

This year has brought us all curveballs, but one thing is for sure—we need each other as a community! As this crazy year wraps up and we head into the holiday season, one way to help the community is by supporting businesses that are locally run by real people. Here are three superb stores to shop at this holiday season, located right here in greater Grand Rapids.  — Schuler Books  Located on 28th street, this…

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