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Corona Cultivates Creativity Among FHE Students

While the official ‘stay-at-home’ order issued by Governor Gretchen Whitmer at 11a.m. this morning  disheartened many Michiganders, contrarily, many Forest Hills Eastern students have been using the lock down time away from school as an opportunity to grow creatively. Numerous Hawks, such as Emma Smolek (’20), have taken it upon themselves to begin long-term projects to continually work on during the upcoming days of quarantine. “I’m currently working on a large quilt,” she said of…

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Members of the Hawk Herald Celebrate Lent

Lent is a holiday recognized by all Christians but especially celebrated by Catholics, Orthodox, and some Protestants. The season of Lent lasts forty days and forty nights and commemorates Jesus’s sacrifice during the time he spent alone in the desert. Lent leads up to the Easter Week where Christians remember the Passion and crucifixion of Jesus Christ. It is typical that, starting on Ash Wednesday, followers give up something (usually negative) in their lives to…

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wndr museum of Chicago

The wndr museum of Chicago, Illinois, is a place where you can truly live your wildest dreams. It offers completely immersive experience. Walking through the hallways is dreamlike. The wndr museum has a wondrous selection of artists, ranging from world class, to new emerging, to the guests themselves. It’s a place where opportunity is everywhere, to discover, play, and ask questions.  I was lucky enough to learn about this Chicago attraction right before my trip…

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Couples of FHE: Valentine’s Day 2020

We rounded up three prominent Forest Hills Eastern couples to ask them questions about their relationship to mark Valentine’s Day 2020. Two couples were brought back from last year’s interview: Hayden Foote (’20) and Kenzie Kempa (’20), Graham Howard (’20) and Mallorie Brehm (’21). New to our discussion is Anthony Holman (’23) and Lauren Ortega (’23). Here is what they had to say: See also: Couples of FHE: Valentine’s Day 2019 First couple: Hayden and…

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Eastern Anonymous Week 3

Another month, another edition of Eastern Anonymous! Feel free to submit your own to have yours included in the next post on February 25. Submissions are categorized alphabetically within each category. Seniors “Harrison Centner is a super fun guy.” “Bryan Daniels is so nice and fun to talk to.” “Jackie Emmorey is such an amazing singer!” “Emma Joppe is super cool.” “Cedric Steed is the love of my life.” “Elijah Valeros sings like an angel.”…

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Eastern Anonymous Week 2

Enjoy this week’s batch of shoutouts! Feel free to submit your own here to spread some love right before Valentine’s Day. The next installment will be published on February 11th. Please remember to include both the first and last names of students in submissions. Submissions are categorized alphabetically by grade. Seniors “I love Jaren Culp!” “Ella Meloche has a cool style.” “Josie Ness is so gorgeous and fun to hang out with :)” “Mia Tepic…

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Eastern Anonymous Week 1

Enjoy Eastern Anonymous’s first batch of shoutouts! Feel free to submit your own here to be included in the next installment on January 28. Submissions are categorized alphabetically within each category. Seniors “Shoutout to Emma Earl for being the coolest senior ever.” “Allayna Hight is so nice, beautiful, and a fantastic singer!” “I like Sam Gilmore‘s shoes.” “Gabe Hassan is the best wrestler I have ever seen.” / “Gabe Hassan is really cute.” “I’m in…

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With Community Support, Mr. Hollern Continues His Fight Against Cancer

Mr. Tim Hollern is an Assistant-Principal at Forest Hills Eastern High School. He is known for his happy, outgoing demeanor and engagement with many different types of students. What is not so apparent, however, is that he has been battling colon and liver cancer for over eight years. “I was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer in September of 2011.” Since then, the cancer has spread to his liver. Shortly after Mr. Hollern’s diagnosis, his…

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The Lion King Comes to Grand Rapids

The traveling cast of The Lion King just finished their 16 show run last weekend at DeVos Performance Hall. This show is still on tour and has been beyond successful. This summer, The Lion King hit its 9,000th performance on Broadway. This miraculous milestone has only been attained by two other Broadway shows: Phantom of the Opera and Chicago. Over 95 million people around the world have experienced this six-time Tony Award-winning musical. The Lion…

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The Hawk Herald Giving Thanks (Pt. 2)

“I am thankful for senior year. Or rather, I am thankful for the perspective that senior year has imparted on me. It brings on so many “last firsts” –– last first day, last first show, last first dance. These were events that I always valued, but there’s something about its finality of it all this year that leads me to value them more. I am thankful as well for the sense of security senior year…

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