The Central Trend

About

The Central Trend strives to bring you the students of FHC and the news that comes along with them.

In the beginning, we were a newspaper. White, long paper, black ink, and big, bold headlines. We called ourselves The Forest Edge. Then, slowly, The Forest Edge became a magazine. Glossy, colored pages, fewer stories, and crazy expensive to print. It also brought InDesign- Adobe’s layout system- and all the stress that comes with it. Eventually, we made the move to begin posting online and rebranded ourselves as The Central Trend. Everything was new and exciting. More stories, social media, and the ability to write more of the “fun” stuff, like reviews and columns.

Last year, everything was new again. With a much needed redesigned website and a handful of new twists on types of stories, the staff of TCT was ready to take on the challenge of the new school year. And with all the exciting but admittedly difficult challenges placed in front of us, we thrived, racking up a whopping 133,000 views (33,000 views over the goal we once believed to be unattainable).

What do we write?

Embedded in the pages of TCT (both metaphorical and the print editions) lies a variety of types of stories. Features, editorials, and columns to name a few. We do our best to write a variety of content to match each reader’s interest.

Features

While calling a story a feature is as broad as it can get, there is really no other way to describe them all at once. A feature is just that. Whether it be a single person or the whole volleyball team, a feature focuses on them and shows the reader into a little corner of their world. This can be done in many ways; a long story with multiple interviews, a Q&A, or a profile. No matter what, the goal is to provide readers with new information on the people that make FHC, FHC.

Humans of FHC

A new type of story we introduced last year, Humans of FHC doesn’t focus on the tell-tale, obvious questions. Instead, we snap a single photo in the moment and ask the subject to share something… anything that’s on their mind. Whether that be a story, a joke, a quote, etc., it is up to them. But no matter what, it’s a toe dipped into the pool that is their world.

Columns

If you’ve been around for a while, you probably know exactly what this type of story is. A column rings true to its name, and its job is to let you inside of a 16 (or 15 or 17 or 18)-year-old’s head and hear just what they are thinking.

Editorials

While seemingly similar to a column, there is one major difference between the two: opinions. While both types of stories share the brain waves of the FHC teen, editorials show their opinions on the things that are happening in the world around us– inside or outside the doors of FHC.

Reviews

Reviews are true to their name across the board. New restaurant? Book? Movie? You name it, we will review it.

FHC Sports Report

The FHC Sports Report posts coverage of every sporting event of every sport at every level. Full of scores, game reports, and player profiles, the Sports Report has everything you need to know about FHC sports and athletes.

The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central
About