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Hawks Reflect on Hollern’s Legacy

Beyond an assistant principal, Mr. Tim Hollern was the epitome of Hawk Pride. Every day, the kindness, dedication, and love he felt for the Forest Hills community manifested in his interactions with staff and students schoolwide. From his beginnings as a teacher at Forest Hills Northern in 2000, to his appointment of assistant principal and athletic director at Eastern in 2007, to his most recent assignment as principal of Goodwillie Environmental School, Mr. Hollern’s passing…

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Eastern students create a website to help others during the pandemic

Vishnu Mano (‘23) and his younger brother, Krishna Mano (‘26), recently created a website in response to the outbreak of COVID-19.    For the past year, Vishnu and Krishna have been part of a community service group known as the Kaufman Scholars, run by GVSU’s Kaufman Interfaith Institute. Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States, the group has been meeting virtually through Zoom. Vishnu and Krishna led a committee focused on Community Mobilization in…

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Health, Havoc, and Hope: A Conversation with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of Michiganders are fighting their own social, economic, and health battles. While each citizen is encouraged to be sympathetic to others’ fights while mostly focusing on their own, it is Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s job to oversee and uphold them all. As the leader of our state, a Forest Hills Public Schools Alumna, and a mother of two high schoolers, Governor Whitmer is taking her own battles, as…

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How Eastern’s Students are Spending Their Spring Breaks

As a result of this year’s outbreak of COVID-19, most students have canceled their plans to travel or spend time with friends during spring break. The Hawk Herald asked students to send in a photo and a brief caption describing an activity that has kept them occupied during the time off.                                                …

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Biden Dominates Super Tuesday

Last night’s elections, dubbed Super Tuesday, included the largest group of states to vote in the 2020 Democratic Presidential Nomination. 1357 delegates were up for grabs in states like California, Texas, Minnesota, and more. The night turned out to be a huge victory for Former Vice President Joe Biden, and a bad loss for the (former) frontrunner Senator Bernie Sanders.  The Former Vice President took home wins in Alabama, Arkansas, Massachusetts, Maine, Minnesota, North Carolina,…

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John Morgan Commits to UMich

John Morgan, a Junior, spends his free time being with his friends and family and is also a devoted lacrosse player. John is a stand-out lacrosse player and has recently committed to play for the University of Michigan: a division one school. He began playing lacrosse in the first grade and started travel-lacrosse in third grade. John fell in love with the creativity of the sport and the fact that it seems to combine all…

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Science Olympiad Places at University of Michigan

Science Olympiad is a club advised by Mrs. Geers that competes in science competitions in many different categories, including anatomy, meteorology, chemistry, ecology, forensics, and many others. Teams of two or three compete in different events which are either more hands-on or more test-like. Owen Smolek (‘20) competes in building categories like Gravity Vehicle and believes “You get out of it what you put in, because it’s a lot of testing and hypothesizing and rebuilding.…

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Swirl: the Lowdown

At this point of the year, with winter break at our backs and spring break barely on the horizon, Eastern students find themselves looking for a foothold to help themselves through the depressing winter months – a lighthearted event to provide them with an excuse to break from the melancholic rhythm. Swirl, the Sadie-Hawkins style winter dance, serves that purpose for many students. The dance begins at 7:30 pm in FHE’s Great Hall and lasts…

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Bro’s Doughs: A Sweet New Addition to Knapps Crossings

“A better way to doughnut”—that’s the motto of Bro’s Doughs, a new doughnut shop that recently opened in Knapps Crossings. They offer fun, fresh, mini doughnuts in 50 different classic and signature creations. The shop is run by Brodie (“Bro”) and Meghan Hock, who were both born and raised in Michigan and are excited to bring their treats to the community. Classic doughnuts are $1.25 and creations are $1.50. They also sell packs of 6…

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A Thick Layer of Clouds and S.A.D. Settles Over FHE Students

‘Tis the season. The season of what seems like never-ending work, consistent cloudy skies, and lethargic mood swings that make you want to crawl under a blanket and hibernate. Around this time, feeling sluggish is normal; however, if you find yourself withdrawing socially, and your melancholic slump begins disrupting your school work or everyday life, you may want to consult with your doctor about Seasonal Affective Disorder. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), according to the Mayo…

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