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Category: People of FHE

“Stick” with Kindness

If you take a stroll around Eastern and look very closely, you may or may not see small stars and smiley faces littering surfaces throughout the school. They’ve made their way into every hallway and can even be spotted everywhere, from lunchroom walls to bathroom stalls. Two weeks ago, I began graffitiing the school with stickers in an effort to brighten up students’ days while giving them something to smile about during these stressful times. …

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Dear Me from 2020…

When the last bell of the school day rang on March 12th of 2020, many students were bracing themselves for what everyone believed would be a few funky days. Kids laughed excitedly, and the hallways were filled with maskless hugging as we bid farewell for the long weekend.  No one could have predicted the turbulent year that was to follow. The long weekend turned into a long spring break, which turned into a prolonged period…

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Quinten Powers: “Eastern’s Musician”

I met freshman Quinten Powers at the start of my senior year, when we were both put into first hour chorale. It didn’t take long for me to observe how he carried himself with an aura that is not usually seen is someone so young—he reminded me of my favorite quote by Jackie Kennedy:  “He was charismatic, magnetic, electric and everybody knew it.”  As I write this, I am reminded of my own freshman self—I…

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Introducing the FHE Mask Club!

This summer, the idea for the Forest Hills Eastern Mask Club was born during a socially-distanced hammocking trip as Palak Rekhani (‘22) and Sara Plante (‘22) discussed the variety of crafts they had attempted over quarantine to stay busy. “We [were talking] about our time during quarantine, and how we passed it trying new crafts,” the co-presidents explained. “It struck us that we should start a Mask Club, because during this pandemic masks are very…

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FHE Zodiacs

Zodiac signs, which are based on your birthday, can supposedly predict one’s personality, interests, and skills. For example, people born under the Pisces sign (February 19th – March 20th), are usually creative, generous, and empathetic. Certain traits may also be determined by which element your specific zodiac sign belongs to. For example, people born under fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) tend to be passionate, creative, and authoritative, while water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) tend to…

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FHE Sophomore Releases New Rap Single

Over the holiday break, sophomore Shadi Khamis (‘23) released his first single with the help of Jonas Dobson (‘23) and Nanda Murali (‘22). The song focuses on the stresses of online school. Khamis said that while writing the song that he “wanted to describe the stress [that] I was experiencing during online school, [and] wanted the audience to empathize [with] how I was feeling at the time.” Upon the song’s release on December 25th, 2020,…

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Welcome the Hawkcast!

The Hawkcast: Episode 1 Click the above text to view the episode! If you would like to be featured as a guest, please contact us at hawkcast@fhps.net. Episodes will be uploaded to hawkherald.com every other Monday (tentatively).

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Mariya Jahan: Her Art, Advice, and Ambitions

My interview with Mariya Jahan (‘21) started with her excitedly showing me her intricate galaxy door she painted over quarantine, crescendoed with laughter as we talked about her hopes and dreams while she simultaneously received an acceptance letter from James Madison University, and ended reluctantly as she swore she needed to get her AP Calculus homework done (though she quickly circled back to discuss star signs and Hogwarts’ houses).  Enthusiastic, electric, and creative as they…

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Hawks “Wrap” Up 2020 With Their Favorite Tunes

As dubbed by Spotify, 2020 has truly been the “longest year.” Yet, through all of the change, music has remained a constant for the Hawks of Forest Hills Eastern. With the annual arrival of playlists across a variety of music platforms comprised of listeners’ top songs, came a revisited wave of emotions and the commemoration of music and its importance through these chaotic times. “What a Friend” by Matt Maher: “This year was definitely weird. This…

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Advice For the Underclassmen: Sincerely, the Seniors

With much of their junior and senior years being tarnished by the coronavirus, it’s no secret that upperclassmen have had an abnormal amount of downtime. Because of this, many have spent copious amounts of time reflecting on their high school experience.  Through an Instagram poll, I conducted a survey in which I asked upperclassmen to share the most impactful pieces of wisdom they’ve encountered while navigating these bizarre years. “Change will happen. Expect it and…

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