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Take Caution Before Taking: The Downside of Online Classes

Rain continues to flood every other day, signaling that spring is here and the school year is close to completion for seniors. Students have quite a few things on their minds; for a considerable number of seniors, one of those things is online classes. Since Covid, online classes have seen an uptick in popularity. More and more students see it as either an easy way out of distasteful classes or time to take classes not…

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A New Variant, Just Around the Corner: Senioritis

As we all are working towards ending the monstrous pandemic that has plagued the entire world for the last two years, many are forgetting the real pandemic that is arriving just around the corner.     The senioritis virus is well-known for infecting thousands of high-school seniors every year. Peculiarly, only 12th-grade students seem to be affected. Researchers and scientists have dedicated many hours to studying the disease, which appears to have no discovered cure. According to…

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Music Monthly: April Edition

People have either heard his name or have been devoted fans since One Direction. Through any circumstance, countless worldwide are familiar with British artist Harry Styles who has gained the title of one of the most influential male singers of the 21’st century. His new single, “As It Was,” released on March 31st and it has left fans absolutely breathless.  It has been over two years since Harry’s most recent album, “Fine Line,” came out,…

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Met Gala Dress Code

Let’s talk about the Met Gala. The Met Gala or Met Ball is the most important night of the year when it comes to fashion. This Vogue-sponsored event, which was started by Elanor Lambert in 1948, was first created to raise money for the Costume Institute. Originally, tickets were on sale for fifty dollars each. Now, however, the price has slightly elevated with an entrance ticket being sold for $30,000 dollars and a seat at…

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Graduation: A Mix of Emotions

With roughly two weeks of high school remaining for the class of 2022, the seniors of Forest Hills Eastern are experiencing a wide variety of emotions. Feelings range from intense anxiety to extreme excitement and everything in-between as the end of the year rapidly approaches. There is a common sense of relief from completing the SAT and conquering applications to colleges, universities, and jobs. However, college decision day is nationally recognized as May 1st and…

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The Ultimate Honors English Book Ranking

Disclaimer: This list is based purely on my opinion of each text; any negative comments do not reflect on FHE English teachers or their classes. Throughout high school, those who have been on the honors and AP English track have read numerous books, both classic and contemporary, and have broadened their worldview through reading. By reading a diverse selection of literature, from all ages and all around the globe, from Shakespeare to Fitzgerald to Hillenbrand,…

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In Preparation for Prom

This weekend is a momentous occasion for all high school upperclassmen, especially seniors. Prom is one of the most memorable events for a high school student. For the last two years, due to the pandemic caused by Covid, prom has been disrupted or canceled. This has caused the students to be in very high spirits. There are over 350 students attending Eastern’s Prom this year. Each year there is a spirit week before prom to…

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Holiday Craze: Top Four Fascinating Easter Traditions

The winter always seems as though it will never come to an end. The bitter cold, minimal sunshine, and dry atmosphere are capable of making three months feel like a year. Thankfully, after a long period of frigid weather and slippery roads, spring is finally awakening from its hibernating state. Slowly but surely, the sun peeks out of the clouds that once shielded its rays of warmth; the sweet smell of flowers hangs in the…

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Leafy Greens: Beneficial Even Out of the Salad Bowl

Aside from the dramatic positive impact that plants and trees have on the planet by reducing global warming, they are vital in homes, classrooms, and any space that people occupy. Although seemingly irrelevant in indoor spaces, plants can completely transform a learning environment or even benefit the mental health and wellness of all people. Plants have been proven to reduce stress levels, boost mood, and increase productivity and concentration by up to 15%. Plants are…

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Let The Games Begin!

Among all traditions in high school senior classes, from the senior prank, senior dances, and senior all-night party, a major highlight is The “Senior Assassination.” A classic component of senior year, this event is marked by ruthless attempts to eliminate competing players secretly. The rules are simple: eliminate your assigned target by using a NERF blaster and have either a witness present or video evidence as confirmation. The catch — you are also targeted by…

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