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The 2019 Oscars

On February 24th, one of the most popular award shows will take place. That’s right, The Oscars are on the horizon. Since the nominations were announced in January, social media has been buzzing with Oscars related news. 2019 will be the first time in thirty years without a host. In December, after a controversy of old Tweets surfaced, Host-to-be Kevin Hart decided to withdraw from this responsibility. Instead of a specific host emceeing the entire…

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Getting Fit for the New Year

A new year often motivates individuals to create resolutions that better their health and quality of life. The promise of a new year encourages people to set goals in hopes of a better new year.  A significant portion of those resolutions includes getting fit. Whether its a change in diet, workout plan, getting up earlier, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or purchasing a new membership to a local gym, many individuals are motivated…

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A Brief Synopsis of the State of the Union

Trump’s State of the Union speech will not help him politically, but it certainly will not hurt him either. The State of the Union is an address that the President gives to a combined gathering of the House of Representatives, the Senate, the President’s Cabinet, and the Supreme Court; all branches of the United States Government. Behind the President sits the Vice-President (the President of the Senate) and the Speaker of the House (the head…

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Golden Globes Awards 2019

The Golden Globe Awards took place earlier in January. One of the most prestigious awards shows as the awards are selected by the Hollywood Foreign Press, and always a red-carpet fashion kind of evening, The Green Book and Bohemian Rhapsody led the field of winners for Hollywood’s big night at the movies and television. If you missed it, here is a recap! Best Motion Picture (Drama)- Bohemian Rhapsody Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)- Green Book Best Performance by an Actress…

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Patriots Win Against Rams 13-3 in Super Bowl LIII

Despite having the lowest ratings of any Super Bowl game ever, the big game and the all-around bad halftime show and commercials are generating conversations. The Super Bowl LIII had the Los Angeles Rams fans devastated when the New England Patriots won with a final score of 13 to 3, a score no one could’ve predicted. The game was played at Mercedes-Benz stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. With seven minutes remaining in the game, Tom Brady completed a…

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A Student’s Guide to the 2020 Presidential Candidates

The 2020 presidential race is in full swing. Seniors, juniors, and some sophomores in high school will be eligible to vote in the upcoming election. Democrats are in search for a new leader of the party who will put an end to the Trump Presidency and re-energize their base as President Barack Obama did in 2008. They made it clear that they no longer want to have a ‘Hillary Clinton’ style candidate. They want someone new,…

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The Downfall of the Women’s March (OPINION)

  The views stated in this article do not reflect the views of the Hawk Herald or Forest Hills Public Schools, but rather my own personal beliefs. This year’s Women’s March is a metaphor of American politics in 2019: Divided. Controversial. Mixed messaged. This was my first year joining the Women’s March in downtown Grand Rapids. In years past I watched from my computer or TV with adoration. Now I was able to get into…

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Last Minute Exam Survival Guide

It’s everyone’s favorite week of the semester — exam week! In the final week of the semester, the optimal coping strategy is preparation. Here are some tips to ensure that you are adequately prepared. Know the semester 1 exam schedule 2019 and plan to study accordingly. Calculate the exam score that you need to maintain or reach your desired grade in each class. The high school’s final weight is 15% and the middle school’s is 10%. The exam scores…

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Hostile Hallway Holiday Happenings.

The annual decoration of the hallways in “holiday spirit” kicked off this week, and the frenzy of lights, paper, and glitter was a sight to be seen on the morning of Tuesday, December 12. What always starts as a friendly competition between the staff members, quickly escalated into a heated battle of hallways, but this year’s decorative touch outshined others.  B Hall morphed into a true winter wonderland, complete with dozens of strings of lights,…

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Outside Coffee Co. Deserves a Standing Ovation.

In the last few months, a little something new appeared on Instagram, pictures of friends sipping coffee inside clear bubbles bedazzled in lights? An exquisite and charming environment to enjoy coffee and converse with friends, has caught the attention of many in the Grand Rapids area. Sure there are dozens of coffee shops around town, with excellent coffee and aesthetics, but Outside Coffee Co., is the first-of-its-kind in Grand Rapids. Located on Wealthy Street, this coffee…

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