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Wasteful Resources?

Companies and businesses are always trying to invest money into what they consider progress. The real question is: what is progress? Unfortunately for many large companies, progress is getting a consumer to pay millions of dollars for products and services that actually may not be better for the people that the company is serving, but only better for the company’s own pocketbooks. Consumers see this repeated via misuse in politics and tax dollars; where companies…

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The Hidden Heart of the World

The industry keeps the engines of society turning and turning, literally. It doesn’t matter if you live in New York City, suburban Grand Rapids, or in the middle of nowhere. There is no escaping the power of industrial processes. Your food, gasoline, and clothes come from factories, but how does the public see the hidden world that keeps us alive? Around the world, countless production lines create massive amounts of items for us to use…

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Martin Luther King Day: A Legacy to Remember and Honor

Every third Monday of January, the United States acknowledges a holiday to remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, January 16, marked the 28th anniversary of the national day of service. It is a day to remember not only to honor MLK but to recognize the unification obtained throughout the past years regarding racial injustice. One should always value the courage, truth, justice, compassion, and dignity that defined MLK, which…

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Goldfish for Good: Kids’ Food Basket in Partnership with Forest Hills

Although the rivalries between Eastern and teams like Catholic Central or East Grand Rapids are considerable, there is nothing that matches the spirit of competition between the Forest Hills Schools themselves. This Thursday, December 1st, Kids’ Food Basket will use this rivalry for cause at the Kids’ Food Basket basketball scrimmage between the Eastern and Northern teams.  The games will be held in the FHE main gym, with the Freshman and JV teams playing at…

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Eight Billion or Bust

When I was in 1st grade, the world’s population had hit seven billion for the first time. It didn’t seem all that important at the moment, as I could barely count to twenty at the time. Now, as I am a senior in high school, I have learned more about the world around me, especially how quickly the population is growing. The population on Earth has now reached eight billion. In approximately twelve years, our…

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Trash for a Cause: The 2022 NHS Can Drive

Michigan is one of ten states in the United States with container deposit legislation (also known as “bottle bills”), allowing cans and bottles to be returned for ten cents back. Many customers faithfully return cans, doing their part to help the environment while happily collecting the extra five bucks. This November, NHS is using the law to its advantage, holding a pop can drive with all profits donated to Kids’ Food Basket.  Last weekend on…

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Kornacki the Khaki King

Rising to national fame in 2020 due to his coverage of the presidential election, Steve Kornacki returned to television to outline the 2022 midterm elections this past week. The MSNBC and NBC Correspondent, 43 became known as the “Khaki King” for his signature khaki pants that he wore throughout the 4 tedious days of vote-counting and poll-watching during the 2020 election. Kornacki instantly became a bright spot amidst the divisive race, with viewers loving his…

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The Blood Drive Booms Back

The Thursday before Halloween, it wasn’t just fake blood being spilled. October 27th marked the return of the NHS blood drive, where students sign up for time slots to donate their blood in the comforts of the aux gym. Partnering with the Versiti Blood Center of Michigan, the National Honor Society surpassed its goal of 55 units of blood by 5 this fall, with 60 total units from students and teachers. Each much-needed unit of…

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Donuts Delivered

Late nights and early mornings: students usually come to first hour with slow steps and tired eyes. However, everyone clearly perked up when administrators rolled around with a sweet surprise. Friday morning, 900 Meijer donuts were distributed among first-hour classes to celebrate FHE’s stunning SAT scores the past Spring, which were top-ten in the state. This surely made for more cheerful students and teachers the rest of the day.  English teacher Mrs. Barnes says, “My…

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Bringing Back the Blood

On Thursday, October 27, the Versiti Blood Center of Michigan is partnering with the National Honor Society to host a blood drive for the Forest Hills Eastern faculty and student body at Eastern High School. This is an amazing volunteer opportunity that comes at a much-needed time, with Michigan currently in an extreme blood shortage, partly due to a lack of high school donors, who typically make up around 30% of blood donors. This blood…

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