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“Why I Stayed”

This article discusses suicide. If you or any loved ones are considering self-harm, reach out to a trusted adult, a school counselor, visit https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ for resources, or call 1-800-273-8255. You are loved, you are capable of amazing things, and you will always be enough. At such a time of mental and physical stress, as well as isolation and uncertainty, Suicide Prevention Month is more important than ever.  Heightened anxiety, depression, instability, and isolation lead people to…

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Mask Up

After six long months, students are finally back on campus. Our district has been pushing to enforce the importance of facial coverings in school settings: no mask, no class. Ignorance is not bliss for those who are immunocompromised. As COVID-19 is still in full force, wearing a mask is crucial. Wearing a mask protects more than just yourself. At this point, wearing a mask is human decency—it’s a simple symbol of care and respect. In…

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Rage Against the Trump Machine

It’s an impressive journalistic feat to be able to claim that once within your career, your reporting skills have resulted in the downfall of a President. But twice? Practically unheard of. Unless you’re Bob Woodward. Woodward’s reporting comes full circle, slamming the Trump presidency similarly to how he did Nixon’s during the infamous Watergate scandal.  In his newest book Rage, which is due to hit shelves September 15th, Woodward reveals new information concerning the inner…

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Remembering Molly

                            No amount of words or images could ever describe the extent to which we all miss Molly Johanna Rasmussen. She was a beacon of love, light, and spunk. Her smile and spirit were wildly contagious, and she never failed to spread her joy to her friends, her teammates, and every person who received her generous love. A true lover and a…

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Hawks Reflect on Hollern’s Legacy

Beyond an assistant principal, Mr. Tim Hollern was the epitome of Hawk Pride. Every day, the kindness, dedication, and love he felt for the Forest Hills community manifested in his interactions with staff and students schoolwide. From his beginnings as a teacher at Forest Hills Northern in 2000, to his appointment of assistant principal and athletic director at Eastern in 2007, to his most recent assignment as principal of Goodwillie Environmental School, Mr. Hollern’s passing…

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Eastern students create a website to help others during the pandemic

Vishnu Mano (‘23) and his younger brother, Krishna Mano (‘26), recently created a website in response to the outbreak of COVID-19.    For the past year, Vishnu and Krishna have been part of a community service group known as the Kaufman Scholars, run by GVSU’s Kaufman Interfaith Institute. Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States, the group has been meeting virtually through Zoom. Vishnu and Krishna led a committee focused on Community Mobilization in…

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Health, Havoc, and Hope: A Conversation with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of Michiganders are fighting their own social, economic, and health battles. While each citizen is encouraged to be sympathetic to others’ fights while mostly focusing on their own, it is Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s job to oversee and uphold them all. As the leader of our state, a Forest Hills Public Schools Alumna, and a mother of two high schoolers, Governor Whitmer is taking her own battles, as…

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Where to Go From Here: An Open Letter to FHPS From the Editors

Superintendent Behm and the FHPS Administration:   Never in our lifetimes have we faced a challenge quite like this. It is not uncommon for a disaster to strike a community perhaps once in a generation, but for a crisis of this magnitude to affect every single corner of the earth is unheard of.  In an email to the Herald, Ms. Pallo, principal of Eastern High School, spoke about what the pandemic means for the remainder…

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How Eastern’s Students are Spending Their Spring Breaks

As a result of this year’s outbreak of COVID-19, most students have canceled their plans to travel or spend time with friends during spring break. The Hawk Herald asked students to send in a photo and a brief caption describing an activity that has kept them occupied during the time off.                                                …

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COVID-19 Cannot Stop Hawk Athletes

While the Forest Hills community stews in anticipation of the governor’s confirmation of the end of the school year, the notion that students will not be returning to FHE has been accepted by many Eastern families. While this affects students statewide, a specific sect of students’ routines have been altered drastically. Hawk athletes who participate in spring sports have been swindled out of a whole season—a season for which many have been preparing for nearly…

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