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Parking is a Privilege

Thirty-five dollars – That is the cost for a student to park on the campus of Forest Hills Eastern. Students recently have become outraged at the latest crack down on parking permits. If one does not have the parking permit, one may walk out to the car and find a new addition of a fifty dollar ticket, blowing in the breeze, and awaiting students’ arrival while perched atop the windshield. Realistically, anyone who has been…

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Spooky Season Movies! Here Are A Few FHE Peers Have To Suggest!

With Halloween right around the corner, we all could use a favorite Halloweenish movie. Looking for the perfect Halloween or “spooky” movie, The Hawk Herald has some tips: Lucy Dobson (’19)– Coraline Lilia Moore (’19)– The Nightmare Before Christmas  Claire Dylenski (’21)– Halloween Town  Carson Smith (’22)– Halloween  Bella Arnold (’22)– Hocus Pocus  Anastasia Anthony (‘21)- Goosebumps Jessica Armstrong (‘19)– The Nightmare Before Christmas  Isabel Nowak (’19)– Coraline  Komal Patel (‘22)-Halloween Town Hannah Bhaskaran (‘22)- The…

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Is “Piano Man” FHE’s School Song?

If you’ve stayed until the last song of school dances or was a part of a play or musical here at Eastern, you probably know that Billy Joel’s “Piano Man” is played at every play, musical, and dance. Why? When did one of Billy Joel’s hits become the “thing” that brings Eastern students together? This was Joel’s first signature hit, debuting on the Piano Man album in November 1973. (A link to the song is…

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10 DIY Halloween Costumes!

Halloween is just around the corner!   Like many people, maybe you haven’t even thought about a costume to wear. If you don’t already have a costume, here are some last-minute DIY costumes. A Cactus  For this costume you will need a green sweater, pipe cleaner,  and a flower headband. Then twist the pipe cleaner through the sweater.  Cereal Killer  Grab a white t-shirt, red paint, a sharpie, small cereal boxes, and plastic knives. Start with…

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Keep your eye out for the Ada Witch

Around Halloween, the stories of ghosts and ghouls are resurrected to put us all in the Halloween spirit! One famously known spirited story here at FHE is the story of Ada Witch. Teens and paranormal hunters attempt to catch a glimpse of her when fall and specifically, October, rolls around. There are multiple videos on Youtube of people pursuing the Ada Witch and in some videos, a glimpse of her can be seen. A screenshot…

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Marie Catrib’s- The End of An Era

As you probably know, West Michigan has its fair share of local and delicious restaurants. A favorite of many, Marie Catrib’s, has been open for almost thirteen years. The original owner, Marie herself, grew up in Lebanon, and she used her upbringing for inspiration for her delicious, unique, and locally sourced menu items. She created a welcoming atmosphere, loved by many. Quirky art pieces cover the walls, and as many chairs and tables are packed…

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The Anthem

The 60s, an era desiring peace. It was an era that made reforms and shaped counterculture. During the 1960s-70s the youth of America discovered they had a voice. Not only did they realize that they could stand up for what they believed in, but they discovered that they were actually making a difference. This was in part credit to many inspirational leaders such as the musician Janis Joplin, preaching songs of rebellion. The most influential…

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Puppy Mills- Not as Innocent As It Sounds

Walking into the pet store, I am automatically drawn to the adorable puppies fighting for attention. I swoon over their big puppy eyes, how small they are and their playful nature. I instantly fall in love and feel like I have found my new companion. These little puppies seem so innocent and little, but the story of how they were conceived is not innocent or little. “Gloved hands reach in to pull the purebred Yorkie…

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What Happens at Senior Retreat Stays at Senior Retreat

Seniors first meeting at the front of Camp Henry. Forest Hills Eastern has had twelve senior classes since our grand opening in August 2004; however, a senior retreat didn’t exist until 2011. Before that time, the seniors enjoyed an all-night party, which now happens after graduation. Our former principal, Mr. Harvey, started this tradition during his first year working with us in 2011. He wanted to bring the senior class together in an overnight retreat.…

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