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A Play Not Only for the Heart, but from the Heart

Our Town, the play prepared and performed by Forest Hills Eastern Theatre, was a tug at people’s heartstrings. Through hours and hours of dedication, a masterpiece was presented by performers as they brought the heartfelt show to life. The plans and casting for the play began mid-September and the process lasted until November 6, the final show. Throughout the two-month process, performers practiced and developed ways to help their characters leap across the stage as…

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Fair Trade: A Movement Behind The Label

Throughout everyday lives, people go about their business: shopping and taking care of their errands. In a society where countless options and brands are available, many people overlook where the items they buy come from, or how those corporations treat their employees. Though it is easy to overlook, it is important that consumers are aware of the policies of who they are supporting with their purchases. Thankfully, there is a simple solution that allows customers…

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Stuff You Should Know: Hillsborough Human Crush

On April 15th,1989, 96 people died in Hillsborough stadium; “crushed” (causes of death vary) to death by other humans. Located in England, the Hillsborough stadium was stormed by nearly twenty five thousand fans who congregated to witness a soccer game. Too many fans tried to enter the stadium at the same time, and the fenced-in nature of the stands at Hillsborough ment people were packed together to the point where they asphyxiated. This accident is…

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Hauntingly Halloween- The Search for Spooky Cinema, Edition 3

Welcome back to the final installment of scary movie reviews. As October came to a close with Halloween last week, the movies I’m reviewing are more typical horror movies that everyone knows and loves. However, take caution if you’re not a huge fan of horror movies, because these have some pretty terrifying scenes.  The first movie I’ll be reviewing is The Thing, directed by John Carpenter in 1982. It focuses on a group of researchers…

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Unsolved: How Cursive Disappeared From School Curriculum

Let me take you back to my third-grade year. I was expecting, at some point during the year, to get the infamous third-grade cursive packet, but it never came; and I haven’t heard of cursive since. The quiet disappearance of cursive has made me wonder where it’s been all these years. It just vanished; never to be taught, at least to me, ever again. I recently decided to delve into why cursive slipped out of…

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Legend of the Ada Witch

As Halloween draws nearer and nearer, scary stories of ghosts, hauntings, and legends have begun to circulate. What many people may not know, however, is that Ada has a ghost story all of its own. The tale of the Ada Witch originated over 150 years ago, in the 1800s, and has been around ever since. The story originates in the woods of Seidman park following a tragic accident between three lovers. Today it is said…

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People You Should Know: Léo Major, Canadian soldier

Léo Major, born January 23, 1921, was said to have liberated an entire German-controlled town during world war two single-handedly and was the only Canadian to win the distinguished conduct medal, an award for outstanding bravery eligible for anyone in the allied forces in two different wars. Major’s antics have produced legendary, albeit disputed, war stories. Stories about cleverness, skill, revenge, and triumph over overwhelming odds. While I’m mainly going to talk about Major’s single-handed…

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Getting Thrifty: Stylish but Sustainable Shopping

Each year, humans generate 14-16 million tons of textile/clothing waste. More recently, popular online companies like SHIEN, AliExpress, and Wish have promoted fast fashion, increasing these numbers significantly. The mass production of cheap-material clothes and easy access to them online is causing serious damage by adding to the waste. Have you ever bought a bunch of clothes online and never worn them? Maybe they’re not the right size, or just didn’t turn out how you…

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FHE Presents: Our Town

As fall sports such as volleyball and football wind down for the year, the drama club is ramping up for their annual play. Each year, students from all grades come together daily to rehearse, perfect, and eventually produce live theatre for the community. This year, the production is Our Town: a three act production showcasing the stages of life in a small town during the turn of the century. The cast is highly anticipating this…

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Project KIKI: An Initiative for Kindness

Project Kiki, otherwise known as the Kindness in Kids Initiative, was started and implemented at our school by Eastern’s very own Zoe Kukla (’22). It started last year with the mission of inspiring more empathy and kindness within the younger students of the forest hills community.  After observing and experiencing ostracization towards herself and others based on racial, cultural, and class factors, Kukla wanted to make a change. She took initiative towards solving the problem…

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