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Sideline Send-off

Roaring crowds dwindle to silence. Chanting cheers come to a close. Through the ups and downs, the girls on the cheer team remained full of school spirit. With the student section rallying behind them, they cheered loud and proud, encouraging the football team to play better. This year’s season consisted of team building and working hard to recover the time lost last year.  Through the cold winds and disappointing losses of Eastern’s football team, these…

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Pursuing a Passion: Eastern’s New Athletic Secretary

In recent weeks, Forest Hills Eastern gained an outstanding new athletic secretary: Ms. Sarah Lawton. Because of Mrs. Jacobs’s promotion, Ms. Lawton will now be spearheading Eastern athletics with a strong spirit and a passion for sports. Ms. Lawton spent her childhood in the Forest Hills area and has developed skills that equip her perfectly for the job. She attended Forest Hills from grades K-12 starting at Pine Ridge. As a Forest Hills Central graduate,…

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A Fond Farewell: Ms. Behm’s Last Day

It was a bittersweet day for the Eastern community. Ms. Mary Behm is finishing up a chapter of her life and moving on to the adventure that is retirement. Even as we look back on all the moments she has shared with us, we are excited for her and all the new memories she will make in the future. As head secretary, Ms. Behm ran the office efficiently: providing support and resources to the office…

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Skillful Skateboarding

At some point in our lives, everyone is curious to try something new, whether motivated by the internet or a friend. Everybody can find something that they find interesting that they may have never thought of before. Eden Hostetter, a freshman at Eastern, found exactly that in skateboarding. January 2020, right before the start of quarantine, was when Eden first dabbled in the art of skateboarding. Post-pandemic life has now opened the door for Eden…

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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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Sophisticated Science: Science Olympiad

Hey Eastern, continuing the coverage of the diverse extracurriculars at FHE, I got to sit down with Adam Rhodes (‘24) to talk about Science Olympiad. The teamwork involved in the extracurriculars at FHE has continued to amaze me and Science Olympiad is no exception. Adam revealed to me all the opportunities that Science Olympiad has to offer, with special attention to the teamwork and the topics covered in the club. Science Olympiad is a yearly…

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Coming Soon: Mock Trial

It is important to take advantage of all high school has to offer. Never again will you have the (almost) unlimited ability to join any extracurriculars- whether this be sports, clubs, or a musical group. However, unless you have connections or a passion to do some digging, it can be difficult to know all of the clubs offered at Eastern. This series of articles hopes to shed some light on the different clubs at Eastern…

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Hyped For Hawk Teams: A Behind the Scenes Look at Hawk Teams

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted so many of the usual experiences associated with high school. This year, it’s more important than ever to encourage students to reach out to and meet new people to make up for all the lost time from the pandemic. Four Seniors, Jaisal Chopra, Zoe Kukla, Ben McKim, and Jade Tarango, have taken on the responsibility of becoming Hawk Team Liaisons and are working hard to reconnect Eastern students with one…

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Buckle Up: Model United Nations is Here!

This week, I got the chance to sit down with current FHE sophomore Andrew Dylenski (24), who is a part of Model United Nations. I did not know much about MUN until Drew filled me in. He stated, “It’s kind of a nice way for students to collaborate, work against each other, [and] work as a team with your school.” Although last year’s season was cut short due to the pandemic, Drew expects MUN to…

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Switching in the Midst of a Stuggle

Ariba Ali, a junior at Eastern, transferred here last year during a global pandemic. There were many difficulties while transitioning. A hybrid schedule meant that only half of the students were in a school at a time. She had to be socially distanced from her peers. The most difficult part for Ariba was going between online and in-person classes. She was not alone, all of us were struggling as well. This year is so different…

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