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Solving Climate Change: Will It Be Enough?

In the last few weeks, leaders from all around the world have gathered in Glasgow, Scotland to discuss the issues of climate change. The world has been rapidly heating for the last 50 years, and these leaders realize that maintaining the globe under 1.5 degrees celsius will require all nations to cut back on emissions. Prior to the conference, many developed nations already laid out plans to cut back on greenhouse gas emissions such as…

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Leaving a Lasting Legacy

Perhaps one of the biggest inspirations in our history for equal rights was Colin Powell. He was appointed Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President George H. W. Bush. Then, he went on to become the first African-American secretary of state under President George W. Bush. Colin Powell was a symbol of excellence. He dedicated his life to serving something bigger than himself. Starting with his service in the Vietnam War, he then…

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Parent Petition Disrupts Community

In recent weeks, disgruntled Forest Hills parents, part of a group called JUST, have started a petition to remove five out of the seven Board of Education members for Forest Hills. The complaint raised among the community centers on the Board’s rules and conduct during the pandemic. The coronavirus pandemic has led the school to institute some unpopular decisions, and our school board is not immune to the nationwide frustrations that are directed at school…

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Candy Grams for a Cause

Next week at Eastern, students will have the opportunity to send candy grams to their friends! Eastern’s National Honors Society is selling Halloween-themed candy grams next week! Starting Monday, October 25 and going through Friday the 29th, these candy grams will be for sale at both lunches.  Select the person you would like to send it to, choose the candy you would like them to receive, and write them a note! Feel free to write…

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SCOTUS Suits Up For Battle

Note: This is not a representation of what Forest Hills or the Hawk Herald believes, it is an opinion piece by the author. The United States Supreme Court is starting its next term, and there are some key issues on the docket. It is expected for the supreme court to review numerous significant issues, such as the right to an abortion (established by Roe v. Wade), gun control laws, religious freedoms, and free speech.  The…

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Too Big a Hole, How do We Dig Ourselves Out?

It is the pandemic that has been going on since the Industrial Revolution. It is not a human disease but a global one. Global warming has been plaguing our way of life and has worsened in the last few decades. Most of us cannot see significant changes in climate and therefore choose blind ignorance. After all, admitting we have a problem and working towards a solution is a workload we don’t want to bear. However,…

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An End to America’s Longest War

President Joe Biden’s recent order to pull all troops out of Afghanistan has turned D.C. upside down – causing an uproar across partisan lines. For years, voters have been asking for the United States to pull out of the decades-long war in the Middle East. In 2021, 70% of Americans supported a withdrawal and political candidates, including former President Donald Trump, have campaigned on the promise of bringing American soldiers home from Afghanistan. So why…

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“Devious Licks” – A TikTok Trend Rises

A new trend has taken the internet by storm. After emerging on the app TikTok, acts of vandalism known as “Devious Licks” targeted numerous schools across the country, including our own high school. “Devious Licks” consists of going through a school and vandalizing school property. This vandalism ranges from writing on the bathroom walls in fake blood made of Kool-Aid, to ripping off soap dispensers and throwing them in urinals. While only on the internet,…

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Democracy Dies in Darkness

Note: This article does not represent the views or beliefs of Forest Hills Public Schools. This is an opinion piece by the author. Recently there has been a recall election in California for Governor Gavin Newsom. With the plethora of misinformation and dangerously dividing rhetoric in our government, some people felt the need to remove the Governor. The law in California makes it significantly easier for its officials to be recalled compared to most states.…

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In Memoriam of Ming Ten

News struck this past week that the beloved restaurant, Ming Ten, permanently closed its doors. A fan favorite to the senior class of 2021, we share some favorite memories from our middle school hangout spot. “Taylor and I went there and had a wonderful deep talk over crab legs,” -Halle Mikula (‘21) “I found my love for crab legs at Ming Ten,” -Taylor Reynolds (‘21) “It was Freshmen year swirl: Jonathan Mouw, Caleb Peterson, Ben…

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