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“This Book Changed My Life”

While online learning has its setbacks, it has also provided Forest Hills Eastern students with at least one advantage: more free time at home. Many times, it can be easy for students to revert to screens for a break or some comfort after a long day of learning. This is completely understandable Hawks, but take this time to continue supplementing your minds! One of the best ways to do this is through reading. The following…

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Stuff You Should Know: Leather Grains

To understand the different grains of leather, one must first know how leather is made. A hide, typically from a cow, is taken and then split into multiple thin pieces, which are then turned into leather. During the split, the outer side of the hide that has the skin is taken away to be turned into “full-grain” leather, while the rest of the hide makes up the other grains. The rest of the hide is…

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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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A Letter to FHE Seniors: Choosing a College Major and Career Path

Dear seniors of FHE,  As the deadline for college applications arrives, students everywhere are tasked with deciding what their college major is, ultimately foreshadowing their future in the workforce. Despite the pressure placed upon young people to pick and stick to a field of interest, a study conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York found that “only 27% of college graduates work in a field related to their major.” While some careers (such…

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What is Eastern Wearing?

As we transition into the colder months of the school year, students have been taking every opportunity to show off their fall style. The Hawk Herald took to the halls of Eastern to see what students are wearing. Show me your fits, Eastern! *Phineas and Ferb episode 9, season 1 blares in the background* Macy Debaar (’22) is rocking a green, floral-print midi skirt with a white cropped tank top. For her accessories, she is…

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Stuff You Should Know: Miracle Fruit

There is a berry that changes how you taste. Synsepalum dulcificum, commonly called the “miracle fruit,” contains a protein called Miraculin. Miraculin coats the taste buds and changes how receptive the human body is to sour foods—after consuming the berry, foods that normally are sour appear to taste extremely sweet. For fifteen minutes to an hour, no other taste sensations are changed, but all sour foods taste more like sugar. Miraculin is currently being investigated…

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Cross Country Goes to States

On Friday, November 6, the Girls’ Varsity Cross Country team and two members of the boys team ran at the state championship. After competing at the Allendale regional meet, the girls placed second, earning their expected position at the state meet. The boys’ varsity team, expected beforehand to have a tough battle at states, missed the qualification by a single point. Ella Bowen (21’) explained how the girls’ team “has been one of our best…

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Gamer of the Moment

Who is the gamer of the month? The answer is simple: Thomas Dixon, one of my close friends, and a Forest Hills Eastern senior. I have known him since freshman year, and we’ve gotten along well enough. A crash course on Thomas: he is most well-known for an inside joke gone wrong, claims to be “born at a young age,” is a fan of grunge and alternative rock music, and enjoys mountain biking and “jumping…

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Stuff You Should Know: Glowing Rocks

To the naked eye, “Yooperlites” look like any other boring gray rock. However, the rock contains something called “sodalite” which causes it to gleam with fluorescence when a UV light is shined on it.  The rock got the name from Erik Rintamaki, the man who first found them in 2017. He named them that as a nod to the nickname ¨Yooper,¨ given to those who live in Michigan’s upper peninsula. The rock was  found on…

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Election Week Stress: A Student’s Guide to Coping

In the current political climate, few sentiments seem to cross party lines. Ironically, election stress is one of the few emotions to which all sides can relate. Regardless of political affiliation, election week is a frustrating time for all. While politics have never been easy on the nerves, recent years have done nothing to help. With rising tensions, clashing party pride, and countless ads plaguing our everyday life, all on top of school and pandemic-related…

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