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Students Replace Phones with “Carrier Hawks” After New Policy

As they say, modern problems call for ancient solutions. In the wake of the new district-wide cell phone policy, students have reportedly begun to interact with each other during class by sending their messages through carrier hawks. Forest Hills Eastern’s halls have transformed themselves into a flurry of feathers as each student’s personal bird carries notes, forgotten homework, and stolen test copies from class to class. Many students are raving about this new development. “I…

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Common App for Dummies

Classes have started and students are not yet overloaded with homework (hopefully), but seniors are already worrying about something more important: college applications. According to a poll sent to Forest Hills Eastern seniors, 63.5% of seniors are not totally sure how the Common Application works and only 12.5% have completed their application (37.5% have not even started). Counselors have already visited English classes to explain the process, but for those who were not there—or not…

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First Week Jitters

The first school week at Forest Hills Eastern has come and gone. Students had varying opinions and experiences. After the first week jitters, here is what these four students had to say. First, Trenton Brink discussed his first week of high school. Adjusting to high school from middle school can be tough. “My first week of ninth grade was a lot more stressful. I was concerned about the amount of homework I was going to…

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Governor Whitmer Addresses Forest Hills Educators

From the Co-Editors-in-Chief: Governor Gretchen Whitmer visited Forest Hills Public Schools on Wednesday to address Forest Hills’ staff members. It was a homecoming for the governor, who is a Forest Hills Central graduate of the class of 1989. She was received by a large group of FHPS staff members at the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center and spoke on issues like the 2020 Fiscal Budget, vaping, and education.  During her days at Forest Hills Central,…

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Forest Hills Eastern Welcomes Mr. Schwander

After just two short weeks at Forest Hills Eastern, Joe Schwander, the new teacher of math, physics, and computer science and new head coach of the football team, is settling in quite well. “Every impression has been awesome,” said Schwander, with a fond smile on his face. “This place is awesome. The setting of the school is awesome, and the kids and the staff have been tremendous.” Schwander is a West Michigan native who graduated…

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Adams Shines in a Defensive Spectacle as Hawks Win 24 – 7

In a spectacular fashion, the Forest Hills Eastern Hawks bounced back from a disappointing loss against the Fruitport Trojans to beat the Holland Christian Maroons 24 – 7. The Hawks’ first home game opened with a heavy defensive battle.  With two minutes and forty seconds left in the first quarter, the Hawks scored their first touchdown of the night, bringing the score to 7 – 0. Continuing the defensive sludge of the first quarter, the…

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A Discussion with Superintendent Dan Behm on the New Cell Phone Policy

From the Co-Editors-in-Chief: On June 21st, 2019, Forest Hills Public Schools unveiled its new cell phone policy which states in part, “Students will not be allowed to carry or use cell phones during the school day. Phones are available in the office of each school should a student need to contact their parent. If families believe that their child needs access to a cell phone before or after school, it will be the student’s responsibility…

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Drumlines, Downpours, and Delays

When one thinks of a successful first high school football game, an easy win, a home game, and perfect weather come to mind. However, last Thursday’s first football game of the season consisted of torrential downpours, multiple delays, mosh pits, and just might possibly have been the most memorable. Along with the large student section who made the trek to Fruitport, came the Forest Hills Eastern drumline.  With his goal being to emulate the spirit…

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Turnovers Plague Hawks as They Fall to Trojans 40 – 33 in an Unusual Start to the Season

An away game opened the Hawks’ season against Fruitport’s Trojans. The first quarter was ripe with action on both sides of the ball 一 the Hawks took a 14 – 0 lead after only four minutes of game time. Then, the offense slowed and the defense wavered, allowing the Trojans to score a touchdown that brought the score to 14 – 7. Almost directly after that, thunder erupted nearby and brought the game to a…

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End of the Year Letter From the Editors

Dear Readers, The Hawk Herald will be taking a break until next August. This year, we transitioned from a physical paper to a digital site. We appreciate your patience during this change.  Next year, we plan to further expand our output with the help of more than a dozen new writers. Our leadership will change as well. Nathan La Huis and Josie Ness will be taking the helm as Co-Editors-in-Chief. They will be editing student…

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