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With Community Support, Mr. Hollern Continues His Fight Against Cancer

Mr. Tim Hollern is an Assistant-Principal at Forest Hills Eastern High School. He is known for his happy, outgoing demeanor and engagement with many different types of students. What is not so apparent, however, is that he has been battling colon and liver cancer for over eight years. “I was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer in September of 2011.” Since then, the cancer has spread to his liver. Shortly after Mr. Hollern’s diagnosis, his…

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Model United Nations Club Returns with Awards

Model United Nations Club, run by Ms. Brasic, attended the Great Lakes Invitational Model United Nations (GLIMUN) conference last Wednesday through Saturday. The students simulated the actual United Nations, representing countries in committees that worked to solve global issues. Some of the issues that the committees addressed included Ebola, Eradication of Poverty, and Preventing the Illicit Arms Trade. Eastern’s United Nations team returned with several awards. Mia Tepic was awarded Best Delegate in the World…

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Harrison Centner in The Nutcracker

Harrison Centner, a Forest Hills Eastern Senior, has been dancing ballet for ten years. He has been with the West Michigan Youth Ballet for the past three years and performing with and teaching classes at CARE Ballet for the past ten. His favorite memories include his summer intensives at the Joffrey Ballet and Ballet Chicago. He commented, “just meeting new people there has been cool, from all around the country and from outside the country…

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The Lion King Comes to Grand Rapids

The traveling cast of The Lion King just finished their 16 show run last weekend at DeVos Performance Hall. This show is still on tour and has been beyond successful. This summer, The Lion King hit its 9,000th performance on Broadway. This miraculous milestone has only been attained by two other Broadway shows: Phantom of the Opera and Chicago. Over 95 million people around the world have experienced this six-time Tony Award-winning musical. The Lion…

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Gas Station Update

On Wednesday, November 27th, J&H Family Stores released an emailed statement to those in attendance at the Roselle Park meeting on November 18th: “We thank [the community] for voicing your concerns and can assure you that your safety and community partnerships are J&H Family Stores top priorities. After much discussion following Monday’s meeting, we have decided not to move forward with the property on Knapp and Pettis at this time.” Craig Hoppen, the CEO of…

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Mia Dart: A Student Actress

Mia Dart is a junior at Forest Hills Eastern High School. Mia, like any other high school student, enjoys spending time with her family and hanging out with her friends. She also loves to participate in musical theatre productions. Mia began participating in musicals in the sixth grade when she was in the children’s chorus of The Music Man, an FHE production. Her love for performing began in the second grade when she moved to…

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The Hawk Herald Giving Thanks (Pt. 2)

“I am thankful for senior year. Or rather, I am thankful for the perspective that senior year has imparted on me. It brings on so many “last firsts” –– last first day, last first show, last first dance. These were events that I always valued, but there’s something about its finality of it all this year that leads me to value them more. I am thankful as well for the sense of security senior year…

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Potential Gas Station Angers Ada Residents

On Monday evening, emotions ran high at a town hall meeting held in the visitor center at Roselle Park. The meeting saw a union of the Ada Community in a fiery, adamant front against the possible construction of a gas station by the J&H Family Stores and Oil Company on the corner of the already turbulent Knapp and Pettis intersection. The McCraes’, who have owned the iconic corner property since before Forest Hills Eastern’s construction,…

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The Hawk Herald Giving Thanks

As November passes, we often surround ourselves in giving thanks. The staff at the Hawk Herald pauses to give thanks, individually. “I am thankful for the privileged life that I am able to live. I can recognize that most people are not able to enjoy the simple things that I take for granted. Because of this, I try to give around the holiday season and volunteer throughout the year through miscellaneous service projects.” – Ben…

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Cast Announced for The Addams Family

Forest Hill’s Eastern’s The Addams Family will be hitting the stage this winter. A musical based on the characters of cartoonist Charles Addams, The Addams Family focuses on a quirky, gloomy family that takes joy in gloominess and excitement in death. The family has lived by their morbid traditions for centuries, and Morticia and Gomez Addams – the heads of the household – wish to continue this way. These traditions are threatened, however, when their…

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