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The Central Trend

Courtney Collar
Courtney Collar is a senior and is entering her second year on staff for The Central Trend. In her spare time, you will find her dancing for FHC's varsity dance team or Imprint Dance Company. Courtney also loves to travel and dreams about taking a train to all the sights Europe has to offer.

Favorite thing about being on staff: Discovering new musicians and meeting new people

Favorite type of story- Reviews

Hobbies/interests- Dancing, reading, writing, and hiking

Favorite book- It's impossible to choose just one, but some series that are subject to constant re-reading include Harry Potter, Six of Crows, The Raven Cycle, and anything by Sarah J Maas

On a Friday night, you will probably find her -Either at the football game or curled up on the couch reading or watching Netflix



Courtney Collar, Editor in Chief

Apr 12, 2020
My senior year confessional (Story)
Sep 10, 2019
Thoughts of an Editor (Story)
Mar 12, 2020
The Hunchback of Notre Dame cast Q&As (Story)
Mar 10, 2020
Despite being cheesy, The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia brought a little joy into my universe (Story)
Mar 04, 2020
Don’t just be yourself—be authentic (Story)
Feb 28, 2020
Sarah Logan’s nontraditional childhood has shaped her into the free-spirited person she is now (Story)
Feb 25, 2020
Please stop asking (Story)
Feb 18, 2020
Quickly-produced and high-quality, Isak Danielson’s last six singles have me impatient for his album (Story)
Feb 06, 2020
Q&As with Class of 2020’s Winterfest Court (Story)
Feb 04, 2020
Alec Wigdahl’s enigmatically titled EP Strawberry was emotional and groovy, not fruity (Story)
Jan 31, 2020
Announcement: 2020 Winterfest Court! (Story)
Jan 28, 2020
Let me out of the corner (Story)
Jan 22, 2020
Dustin Lynch’s new album sets expectations low for the country music industry this year (Story)
Jan 14, 2020
People-watching ponderings (Story)
Jan 11, 2020
The Hunchback of Notre Dame musical cast list (Story)
Jan 06, 2020
The Central Trend Staff Q&As (Story)
Jan 07, 2020
gnash’s new EP if is a short and emotional listen worth your time (Story)
Dec 17, 2019
The art of sound (Story)
Dec 10, 2019
Is breakfast actually the most important meal of the day? (Story)
Dec 03, 2019
The mental and physical challenge of fencing engenders senior Elena Kelbley’s devotion (Story)
Dec 03, 2019
Does retail therapy have real benefits? (Story)
Nov 26, 2019
Call Down The Hawk proves that there is hope yet for spin-off series (Story)
Nov 25, 2019
TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2019 (Story)
Nov 19, 2019
Despite its efforts, Santa Girl still toes the line of basic and mediocre (Story)
Nov 15, 2019
The Crucible Q&As (Story)
Nov 08, 2019
History teachers Brad Anderson and Steve Labenz will not let veterans be forgotten (Story)
Nov 05, 2019
Does extensive homework really help students learn? (Story)
Oct 30, 2019
Are AP classes worth it? (Story)
Oct 28, 2019
Academic Cheating in FHC series (Story)
Oct 23, 2019
Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent was heavenly emotional and devilishly good (Story)
Oct 21, 2019
Homecoming Assembly 2019 Performances and Lip Syncs (Story)
Oct 15, 2019
Where the Shadow Ends brought a little light into my life (Story)
Oct 11, 2019
The Student Academic Success Center is an addition that is beneficial to everyone (Story/Media)
Oct 08, 2019
Dermot Kennedy’s new album Without Fear was worth the wait (Story)
Oct 02, 2019
Rebecca Dooley’s passion for politics has driven her involvement in many activities (Story)
Oct 01, 2019
Jamie Lawson’s new album was so uplifting it should be against the law (Story)
Sep 25, 2019
Improv team 2019 Q&A (Story)
Sep 24, 2019
The second part of Mark Diamond’s two piece EP shines brighter than the first (Story)
Sep 19, 2019
Q&A with Brad Anderson- Assemblies during third hour (Story)
Sep 17, 2019
Noah Kahan’s debut album Busyhead will help you clear your busy head (Story)
Sep 13, 2019
Under new leadership, Book club provides an opportunity to develop a passion for reading (Story)
Sep 10, 2019
Isak Danielson’s new EP Run to You has me chasing after more of his music (Story)
Sep 03, 2019
Soul Searching by Bazzi left me searching for something more (Story)
Aug 30, 2019
Harsaajan Dhillon loves foreign languages and the cultures they teach (Story)
Aug 27, 2019
A collection of singles: my August favorites (Story)
Jun 04, 2019
Hawaii Five-O is a show that is more than worthy of my obsession (Story)
May 31, 2019
Student Council 2019 Q&As (Story)
May 28, 2019
Grade inflation is deflating our chances at college (Story)
May 28, 2019
The elementary school walkthrough allowed seniors a chance to reflect and reminisce (Story)
May 24, 2019
FHC Inspires was absolutely inspiring (Story)
May 24, 2019
Danny Dykstra finds inspiration at the Ronald McDonald House (Story)
May 21, 2019
The Sun is Also a Star, while a good movie, should have stayed true to the book (Story)
May 14, 2019
I wish you would cry (Story)
May 10, 2019
Derek Hough: Live! The Tour was a celebration of art and expression (Story)
May 06, 2019
Filmfest 2019 Q&As (Story)
Apr 30, 2019
Four things books have taught me (Story)
Apr 26, 2019
The senior video, yearbook, and Senior Edition help commemorate the Class of 2019’s final year (Story)
Apr 23, 2019
Tom Walker’s debut album “What A Time To Be Alive” isn’t anything special (Story)
Apr 16, 2019
I’m tired of being more tired than you (Story)
Apr 12, 2019
Dermot Kennedy’s self-titled debut album was a gorgeous exploration of vulnerability and power (Story)
Apr 09, 2019
Janae Van Dyk works to check an item off her bucket list by teaching herself Italian (Story)
Mar 26, 2019
I’ve always liked the rain (Story)
Mar 19, 2019
The dreamcoat wasn’t the only thing amazing about Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Story)
Mar 12, 2019
I’m stuck in slush (Story)
Mar 08, 2019
From Michigan With Love was a meaningful exploration into a new side of Quinn XCII (Story)
Mar 05, 2019
Allie Mairn travels far and wide for soccer (Story)
Feb 28, 2019
Humans of FHC: Enya Burrow (Story)
Feb 26, 2019
Life is a dance (Story)
Feb 26, 2019
Humans of FHC: Emmalyn Holmquist (Story)
Feb 19, 2019
Isn’t It Romantic was everything I love and hate about romantic comedies (Story)
Feb 12, 2019
In the dead of night, I come alive (Story)
Feb 08, 2019
On the Basis of Sex was the perfect mix of accuracy and entertainment (Story)
Feb 05, 2019
Grace Hudkins finds strong relationships and fulfillment in all she does (Story)
Feb 01, 2019
Humans of FHC: Koyuki Buckhold (Story)
Jan 30, 2019
Humans of FHC: Mason Yarnell (Story)
Jan 29, 2019
Humans of FHC: Brian Race (Story)
Jan 29, 2019
I miss what snow days used to mean (Story)
Jan 25, 2019
Random Acts of Talent provides a chance for everyone to step outside their comfort zone (Story)
Jan 25, 2019
Humans of FHC: George Cobb (Story)
Jan 22, 2019
Random Acts of Talent was a waterfall of talent (Story)
Jan 15, 2019
What nobody tells you about online classes (Story)
Jan 11, 2019
Dance of Thieves stole a cliche plot and transformed it into something amazing (Story)
Dec 18, 2018
The girl with calculated unpredictability (Story)
Dec 17, 2018
Humans of FHC: Katie Basher (Story)
Dec 14, 2018
The abandonment of the music department’s collage concert has been met with mixed feelings by students (Story)
Dec 12, 2018
Brett Young’s second album is sure to have even more hits than his first (Story)
Dec 04, 2018
Chasing Inspiration (Story)
Nov 30, 2018
Furyborn was a ferociously good read (Story)
Nov 27, 2018
Alexa Lauer’s injuries introduced her to the biomedical research field (Story)
Nov 21, 2018
The beasts weren’t the only fantastic thing about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Story)
Nov 20, 2018
A pondering about beautiful things (Story)
Nov 20, 2018
TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2018 (Story)
Nov 13, 2018
The Holiday Calendar was the dose of Christmas spirit I needed (Story)
Nov 09, 2018
Tori Macleod, while busy, has no regrets (Story)
Nov 08, 2018
Ramona and Beezus Cast Q&As – Fall Play 2018 (Story)
Oct 30, 2018
Falling through fall (Story)
Oct 29, 2018
Kingdom of Ash shattered every expectation I set (Story)
Oct 30, 2018
Humans of FHC: Spooktober Edition (Story)
Oct 23, 2018
Abigail Cool finds family in everything she does (Story)
Oct 19, 2018
Humans of FHC: Mina Siebert (Story)
Oct 16, 2018
Humans of FHC: Lydia Burr (Story)
Oct 16, 2018
I’m floating when I close my eyes (Story)
Oct 12, 2018
The unprecendented Student Athlete Leadership Council is here to improve the athletic culture (Story)
Oct 09, 2018
There was little good about The Good Cop (Story)
Oct 02, 2018
Breaking out of the “comfort zone” box (Story)
Sep 28, 2018
Humans of FHC: Yasmin Pacheco (Story)
Sep 28, 2018
Nappily Ever After was your average feel-good movie (Story)
Sep 25, 2018
Ruthie VanSkiver dedicates her all to athletics (Story)
Sep 18, 2018
I am enough for me (Story)
Sep 14, 2018
Señor Silvestre’s Dominican Republic trip offers students a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience the country (Story)
Sep 11, 2018
The Three Dark Crowns series is a darkly thrilling piece of literature (Story)
Sep 04, 2018
Censorship in an all-seeing world (Story)
Jan 23, 2018
Women in the workplace deserve equality (Story)
Jan 17, 2018
Humans of FHC: Steven Ettinger (Story)
Jan 09, 2018
Once and For All, while decent, was a waste of potential (Story)
Dec 26, 2017
Grace VanderWaal’s first album gracefully breaks the stereotypes of pop music (Story)
Dec 19, 2017
The Grand Rapids Symphony Youth Chorus creates new bonds (Story)
Dec 12, 2017
Masterpiece Cakeshop vs. Colorado Civil Rights Commission is an interesting dilemma (Story)
Dec 05, 2017
Through new experiences, Sam Boezwinkle finds his passions (Story)
Nov 28, 2017
The definition of home (Story)
Nov 21, 2017
Humans of FHC: Jayla Williams (Story)
Nov 14, 2017
Six of Crows was a deviously well-developed book (Story)
Nov 07, 2017
Color Guard is a hardworking and tight-knit family (Story)
The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central