The Central Trend

Meredith VanSkiver
Meredith VanSkiver is a junior entering her first year on staff, and she could not be more excited about it. In addition to The Central Trend, she is also involved in student council and is a part of both the cheerleading and debate team. She has lived in Grand Rapids, Michigan her whole life but hopes to travel more in the future.

Favorite thing about being on staff: Getting to be around some of the most interesting people at FHC and getting to write about some of the most interesting people at FHC

Favorite type of story: Reviews

Hobbies/interests: Reading, writing, arguing, movie watching, sleeping, and being with her dog

Favorite book: It's a tossup between The Great Gatsby and The Goldfinch

On a Friday night, you will probably find her: Cheering on the sidelines at a football game or hanging out with friends

Meredith VanSkiver, Staff Writer

May 30, 2019
Mason Yarnell found happiness in his pursuit of theatre (Story)
May 31, 2019
Student Council 2019 Q&As (Story)
May 28, 2019
The Aladdin remake was shining, shimmering, and splendid (Story)
May 24, 2019
Linus Kaechele values the importance of strong relationships (Story)
May 23, 2019
I refuse to have a whitewashed education (Story)
May 21, 2019
Senior Walkthrough 2019: Photo Gallery (Story)
May 21, 2019
Improv After Dark 2019: Photo Gallery (Story)
May 20, 2019
The switches brought to Connect Day engender mixed feelings (Story)
May 13, 2019
Disney’s Dumbo was entertaining though unnecessary (Story)
May 09, 2019
Class of 2020, it’s almost time (Story)
May 06, 2019
Filmfest 2019 Q&As (Story)
May 02, 2019
Humans of FHC: Meribell Varghese (Story)
May 01, 2019
Humans of FHC: Cakki Mehney (Story)
Apr 30, 2019
Homecoming documentary and surprise live album showcase Beyoncé’s importance (Story)
Apr 25, 2019
Romantic comedies provide a slanted view of reality (Story)
Apr 22, 2019
Are AP exams worth the steep price and year of stress? (Story)
Apr 15, 2019
The Perfect Date is another vapid installation into the tired rom-com genre (Story)
Apr 11, 2019
Do everyday people have the right to mourn celebrity deaths? (Story)
Apr 08, 2019
Brooke Munson appreciates the value of soccer during her freshman year (Story)
Mar 21, 2019
Five things the musical has taught me (Story)
Mar 11, 2019
Everything I Never Told You is a breezy, intelligent read (Story)
Mar 08, 2019
Humans of FHC: Sarah North (Story)
Mar 07, 2019
Humans of FHC: Parker David (Story)
Mar 07, 2019
We need to crave the moments in between (Story)
Mar 04, 2019
While dance team found success at nationals, Abby Drueke found success in dance team (Story)
Feb 26, 2019
Last Sunday’s Oscars contained the predictable amount of unpredictability (Story)
Feb 21, 2019
The fastest growing teen epidemic is also the most illogical (Story)
Feb 11, 2019
Meghan Trainor’s EP THE LOVE TRAIN is a delightful surprise (Story)
Feb 11, 2019
A frozen world (Story)
Feb 04, 2019
Meredith Carpenter finds fulfillment in cheerleading (Story)
Jan 31, 2019
Podcast Crime Junkie is the perfect source of entertainment for a busy life (Story)
Jan 24, 2019
Oscar nominations: who’s in, who’s out, and who has a shot at a golden statue (Story)
Jan 14, 2019
Despite its flaws, Mary, Queen of Scots remains an appealing film (Story)
Jan 10, 2019
I’m seventeen, what’s the big deal? (Story)
Jan 07, 2019
Freshman Maxime Larmande is bright, bilingual, and a basketball enthusiast (Story)
Dec 17, 2018
Dunkin’ Donuts on 28th Street falls flat in its final hours (Story)
Dec 13, 2018
Sound is the best part of our lives (Story)
Dec 10, 2018
University of Michigan applications and their timing engender similar mentalities among applicants (Story)
Dec 03, 2018
Netflix original Battle adds little to a tired genre (Story)
Nov 29, 2018
Ellie Bond makes her mark at FHC as the final Bond child (Story)
Nov 26, 2018
Words are my world (Story)
Nov 19, 2018
2am Thoughts makes for an introspective and easy read (Story)
Nov 20, 2018
TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2018 (Story)
Nov 15, 2018
The life of an oldest child (Story)
Nov 13, 2018
Amanda Bartolovic puts creativity into everything she does (Story)
Nov 12, 2018
FHC’s newest club is set to inspire creativity (Story)
Nov 05, 2018
A Star Is Born remake dazzles the newest generation (Story)
Oct 09, 2018
The Goldfinch is a breathtaking novel that’s worthy of its lengthy page count (Story)
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