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Mastering the Art of the Student Section

What makes a student section what it is? I found myself asking that question this week as I tackled this article. Student sections are a vital part of any school’s sports fanbase. From high school to college the student section is something you just can’t replace. Fortunately, I was able to get a clear picture by asking some of our student body members what makes Eastern’s student section the coolest place to be on Friday…

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How To Apply To College

As November 1st quickly approaches, seniors across the country are frantically attempting to finish their early applications for college, and using Common App or other application portals can present confusing and frustrating challenges that make the process more stressful. If this sounds like you, this article will hopefully answer your questions and make the process less stressful.  What Schools Should I Apply To? The first step in applying to college is to ask yourself  “what…

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Stuff you should know: Crassus, the Legendary Roman Leader

Marcus Crassus (115 – 53 BC) was a Roman leader and general. He is considered to be the richest person in Roman history and one of the wealthiest people ever. However, Crassus is not nearly as famous as other leaders from his time, namely Julius Caesar and Pompey the Great. Crassus reached the top of the Roman political ladder and commanded armies that conquered land and staunched rebellions, and yet not many people know his…

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Coming Soon: Mock Trial

It is important to take advantage of all high school has to offer. Never again will you have the (almost) unlimited ability to join any extracurriculars- whether this be sports, clubs, or a musical group. However, unless you have connections or a passion to do some digging, it can be difficult to know all of the clubs offered at Eastern. This series of articles hopes to shed some light on the different clubs at Eastern…

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Hauntingly Hallowing- The Search for Spooky Cinema

In the field of scary movies, there are plenty to choose from, especially around Halloween. Regardless of the movie’s cinematic success, millions of Americans annually flock to streaming services and theaters to rewatch and relive their favorite Halloween movies. But which ones are truly the best? This October, I made it my mission to watch one Halloween movie every day, and evaluate each one. These seasonal movies range from lighthearted kid’s movies to critically acclaimed…

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Collections Around Eastern

Collections come in all shapes and sizes, each with a unique style and backstory. As I know from my own experience with collections, they are often started in the spur of the moment and slowly grow until those without proper insight into such matters may refer to them as a hoard. The time and money it takes to continuously collect is what makes collectors a dedicated bunch. Let’s find out what sort of collections are…

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Hyped For Hawk Teams: A Behind the Scenes Look at Hawk Teams

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted so many of the usual experiences associated with high school. This year, it’s more important than ever to encourage students to reach out to and meet new people to make up for all the lost time from the pandemic. Four Seniors, Jaisal Chopra, Zoe Kukla, Ben McKim, and Jade Tarango, have taken on the responsibility of becoming Hawk Team Liaisons and are working hard to reconnect Eastern students with one…

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The Anatomy of a Solid Backpacking Trip

The Anatomy of a Solid Backpacking Trip: The Manistee River Loop Edition Are you tired of driving hours to a campground, only to realize you’ve forgotten something? Did you forget to reserve a campsite (or are you like me and don’t plan ahead, or you don’t want to commit to a spot without seeing it first)? Do you want to know what to look out for when hiking a trail for the first time? Do…

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Stuff You Should Know: Cow Tools

“Cow tools” is a one-page comic written by Gary Larson for The Far Side as an “exercise in silliness.” Immediately after the printing in 1982, Gary Larson received a torrent of letters and phone calls, the comic just didn’t make sense to a lot of people. It was so confusing, a press release was written specifically to address the Cow Tools comic. Gary Larson said that “the ‘Cow tools’ episode is one that will probably…

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Making a Racket: Varsity Tennis Clinches the Win

Crisp, cloudy, and perfect for tennis: yesterday’s weather was just the first thing to go right for the Boys’ Varsity Tennis team.  Wayland High school made the trek to Eastern’s tennis courts for a conference match, and before the game, Nanda Murali – a senior captain on the team – shared his excitement for the match: “I’m feeling really confident. We’re one of the best teams in our conference. I’m just confident that we can…

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