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Homecoming Advice for Freshmen

In the fall of my freshman year, I remember being equal parts ecstatic and terrified for homecoming. For me, it symbolized the shedding of my middle school chrysalis and the spreading of my high school wings. However, as the eldest child of my family and with minimal contact with upperclassmen, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect of my first school dance. How fancy should I dress? Is attending pointless without a date? Is the…

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Give Your Dress a Second Dance

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… homecoming season! As homecoming quickly approaches on October 12th, questions flow rapidly through the minds of students about details for their perfect night. “Where do we take pictures?” “Who am I going to ask?” And most importantly, “where do I find the perfect dress?” The answer to that question is Second Dance. Second Dance is a Grand Rapids based formal and bridal consignment shop, located on Division…

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Fall Traditions at FHE

Whether it’s spending time with family or hanging out with friends, everyone at Forest Hills Eastern seems to have a different tradition to embrace fall. Many FHE students were interviewed and the most common ways to spend our favorite season ranged from drinking pumpkin spice lattes to carving jack-o’-lanterns, to going to corn mazes.  Halle Koelzer and her family host a turkey bowl every year on Thanksgiving. Parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and cousins all go…

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A Discussion with Superintendent Dan Behm on the New Cell Phone Policy

From the Co-Editors-in-Chief: On June 21st, 2019, Forest Hills Public Schools unveiled its new cell phone policy which states in part, “Students will not be allowed to carry or use cell phones during the school day. Phones are available in the office of each school should a student need to contact their parent. If families believe that their child needs access to a cell phone before or after school, it will be the student’s responsibility…

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Eastern Volunteers Abroad

April is national volunteer month! To celebrate, the Hawk Herald interviewed junior Anna Devarenne and freshman Seth Wolowski about their experiences volunteering abroad. Where did you volunteer, when, and for how long? Anna: “This summer, I went to the Dominican Republic for all of June.” Seth: “I went to Uganda 3 years ago. I’ve gone 3 times. Each trip lasted around 10 days.” What type of volunteer work did you do? Anna: “It was a…

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The Many Clubs of FHE

FHE is showcasing their many different clubs and organizations to the incoming freshmen and high school students. The variety of extracurricular activities allow for FHE students to be well-rounded, to better know their classmates, and to build their character. Each club is unique and offers different perspectives. Baking Club Baking club is a fun and interactive club where people can go to have a fun time. The Baking Club meets once a month and bake…

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FHE Theatre Presents High School Musical

This past weekend, February 14, 15, and 16, FHE’s Theatre Department put on four productions of the well-known, and widely loved show, High School Musical. The cast and crew displayed their seasoned talent with an incredible show. The popular phrase ” the show must go on,” related very much to this winter musical. As the Polar Vortex swept through Michigan, it had a detrimental effect on the production of the show. Not only were rehearsals canceled…

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Getting Fit For the New Year

A new year often motivates individuals to create resolutions that better their health and quality of life. The promise of a new year encourages people to set goals in hopes of a better new year.  A significant portion of those resolutions includes getting fit. Whether its a change in diet, workout plan, getting up earlier, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or purchasing a new membership to a local gym, many individuals are motivated…

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A Student’s Guide to the 2020 Presidential Candidates

The 2020 presidential race is in full swing. Seniors, juniors, and some sophomores in high school will be eligible to vote in the upcoming election. Democrats are in search for a new leader of the party who will put an end to the Trump Presidency and re-energize their base as President Barack Obama did in 2008. They made it clear that they no longer want to have a ‘Hillary Clinton’ style candidate. They want someone new,…

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The Downfall of the Women’s March (OPINION)

  The views stated in this article do not reflect the views of the Hawk Herald or Forest Hills Public Schools, but rather my own personal beliefs. This year’s Women’s March is a metaphor of American politics in 2019: Divided. Controversial. Mixed messaged. This was my first year joining the Women’s March in downtown Grand Rapids. In years past I watched from my computer or TV with adoration. Now I was able to get into…

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