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The Central Trend

Natalie Mix
Natalie Mix is a junior, and this is her third year as a member of The Central Trend. This year, she has ever-evolving dreams for whatever version of a Central Trend print edition is possible, something she continues to work towards with her partner-in-crime, Lauren Batterbee. But as reality manifests itself differently than she ever imagined, and yet shockingly fitting in the grand scheme of things, and her plans for the future remain constantly at the mercy of her whims, two things have remained constant: her passion for people and her passion for words. Within The Central Trend, she has found both people and words, and they have stuck by her side. She is indescribably grateful for the opportunity to make sense of the world with her words, and even more so for the other writers that have become a sort of family to her, allowing her to feel crucially accepted and loved.

Favorite type of story: short stories

Enneagram type: 7

Favorite pieces of punctuation: the em-dash and the Oxford comma

Constant state of being: longing for some manifestation of change

A few of her favorite things: her two best friends, her cat, sunsets, dying her hair


Natalie Mix, Marketing Manager

Jan 25, 2021
I’ve never really gotten to know the lines (Story)
Jan 21, 2021
Inauguration Day and its place in the classroom: opinions from our teachers (Story/Media)
Jan 18, 2021
Some thoughts about silence and what it feels like to sit on the edge of a dock (Story)
Jan 11, 2021
It’s a really long-winded way to say that she’s learning what love is (Story)
Jan 05, 2021
Me, my minivan, and the best times to hit the road (Story)
Dec 17, 2020
12 Days of Winter Cheer: Staff’s Favorite Winter Traditions (Story)
Nov 29, 2020
TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2020 (Story)
Nov 16, 2020
A Tray of Eggshell Teacups (Story)
Nov 09, 2020
Brother’s Grimm Fairy Tales Spectaculathon Cast Q&A’s – Fall Play 2020 (Story)
Nov 09, 2020
Death Knows Her Name (Story)
Nov 03, 2020
The future of the nation lies in the hands of this year’s voters (Story/Media)
Nov 02, 2020
There Was Blood in the Snow (Story)
Oct 26, 2020
a polychromatic shade of longing (Story)
Oct 22, 2020
2020 Homecoming Court Q&As (Story)
Oct 21, 2020
Ashley Yarnell discovers her identity by following in her family’s footsteps (Story)
Oct 19, 2020
A brief commentary on the world of fanfiction (Story)
Oct 12, 2020
The sunlight isn’t enough (Story)
Oct 09, 2020
The NHS Academic Success Center dons an unorthodox persona this year (Story)
Oct 06, 2020
Antifa: an idea, an ideology, a movement (Story)
Sep 28, 2020
A Dying Angel and a Dying Girl (Story)
Sep 23, 2020
Improv team 2020 Q&As (Story)
Sep 23, 2020
Maddie Ostrowski has found her personal power in transcribing her imagination onto the page (Story)
Sep 21, 2020
To My Best Friend, I Leave My House (Story)
Sep 15, 2020
The Lightbulb Continues to Glow (Story)
Sep 09, 2020
Three freshman girls showcase the positive spirit of the Class of 2024 (Story)
Jun 06, 2020
Until next time (Story)
May 20, 2020
The whole world paused, but we kept going (Story)
May 19, 2020
TCT’s good things (Story)
May 13, 2020
The garden she loved (Story)
May 06, 2020
COVID-19 Adult Q&As (Story)
May 06, 2020
To everything I miss so much (Story)
Apr 29, 2020
When the credits roll (Story)
Apr 22, 2020
The caterpillar/the butterfly—the complete story (Story)
Apr 22, 2020
The butterfly part three (Story)
May 06, 2020
Coronavirus Student Q&As (Story)
Apr 15, 2020
Through rosy glass and dark curtains (Story)
Mar 20, 2020
Coronavirus quarantine is beckoning us to lend a helping hand (Story/Media)
Mar 11, 2020
The butterfly part two (Story)
Mar 05, 2020
The butterfly part one (Story)
Mar 02, 2020
The English department revamps the curriculum with love for their students at the forefront of the process (Story)
Feb 26, 2020
The caterpillar (Story)
Feb 19, 2020
I am a tired writer (Story)
Feb 18, 2020
Mary-Elizabeth Williams employs confidence and maturity as the “mom-friend” (Story)
Feb 12, 2020
I have been more than just a house (Story)
Feb 05, 2020
A Collection of Sunsets (Story)
Feb 03, 2020
Students may be overlooking an opportunity for exceptional self-awareness (Story/Media)
Jan 29, 2020
A Crack in the Fortress (Story)
Jan 28, 2020
Announcement: Texting Service Giveaway! (Story)
Jan 22, 2020
The infinity of Cheez-Its and juice boxes (Story)
Jan 21, 2020
With each new destination, Brian Travis acquires a new lens through which to see the world (Story)
Jan 16, 2020
2020 RAT Q&As (Story)
Jan 15, 2020
Wild Child part two (Story)
Jan 06, 2020
The Central Trend Staff Q&As (Story)
Jan 08, 2020
Wild Child part one (Story)
Dec 18, 2019
The Castle (Story)
Dec 11, 2019
Dove Cameron tells her emotionally complex story with a new, euphonious sound (Story)
Dec 10, 2019
The music of FHC brings students closer to the meaning of each lesson (Story)
Dec 04, 2019
Frozen 2: a love letter to the fans who stuck around (Story)
Nov 25, 2019
TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2019 (Story)
Nov 25, 2019
Ian Stewart immerses himself in the technical idiosyncrasies of the world (Story)
Nov 22, 2019
Students with Jobs Series (Story)
Nov 20, 2019
Noelle gifted me an unshakable sense of not-so-merry deja-vu (Story)
Nov 15, 2019
The Crucible Q&As (Story)
Nov 13, 2019
I’m finally getting glasses (Story)
Nov 12, 2019
Do you have Netflix? (Story)
Nov 06, 2019
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil flaunts formidable female villains (Story)
Oct 30, 2019
When the pages come alive (Story)
Oct 28, 2019
Rylie Beatty is humbled through every trip to Haiti (Story)
Oct 19, 2019
Benefits of the Forest Hills Foundation grant find a diverse range of students and teachers (Story)
Sep 30, 2019
Ashlynn Lambert charts her own course through a new and unfamiliar world (Story)
Sep 25, 2019
Improv team 2019 Q&A (Story)
Sep 17, 2019
The 2019 College Panel delves into the college admission process to further educate students (Story)
Sep 02, 2019
With an electric personality and strong family base, Paulina Diesen faces freshman year head on (Story)
Jun 03, 2019
Is my happiness really worth fighting for? (Story)
May 31, 2019
My trip to Panda Express opened my eyes to a delectable new option for fast food (Story)
May 31, 2019
Student Council 2019 Q&As (Story)
May 28, 2019
Dear incoming freshmen, here’s what you should know (Story)
May 22, 2019
How long can I allow myself to keep chasing the summer of my childhood? (Story)
May 15, 2019
Brené Brown: The Call to Courage is refreshingly funny, honest, and highly inspiring (Story)
May 10, 2019
Humans of FHC: Anonymous (Story)
May 13, 2019
FHC Inspires Night Speaker Interviews (Story)
May 08, 2019
I don’t know who I am (Story)
May 06, 2019
Filmfest 2019 Q&As (Story)
May 01, 2019
Avengers: Endgame is an action-packed and perfect ending but an even better beginning (Story)
Apr 29, 2019
Emily Briggs approaches her passions with significant dedication and perseverance (Story)
Apr 24, 2019
I wonder what else is out there (Story)
Apr 17, 2019
Ada Market is the perfect addition to downtown Ada’s Atmosphere (Story)
Apr 17, 2019
Honors English 10 students share invaluable lessons with each other and wider audiences through their TED Talks (Story)
Apr 10, 2019
I’ll be okay (Story)
Mar 27, 2019
Four of my favorite fantasy novel finds (Story)
Mar 22, 2019
Ella Satterthwaite views life through a positive and inspired lens (Story)
Mar 22, 2019
Humans of FHC: Holly McLenithan (Story)
Mar 20, 2019
I’m not perfectly comfortable going nowhere in life (Story)
Mar 19, 2019
Humans of FHC: Ali Azeem (Story)
Mar 13, 2019
Captain Marvel overcomes negative feedback to tell an entrancing and empowering story (Story)
Mar 08, 2019
TCT’s Mental Health Awareness Series (Story)
Feb 27, 2019
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World concluded the epic trilogy, leaving me with mixed feelings (Story)
Feb 22, 2019
Kayley Reynolds’s passion for ski has followed her through all her life (Story)
Feb 20, 2019
Dropping out of eighth grade completely changed the path I was on (Story)
Feb 13, 2019
Brooklyn Nine-Nine starts its sixth season strong after surviving cancellation (Story)
Feb 12, 2019
The United Prayer Group prioritizes community and support during its weekly meetings (Story)
Feb 06, 2019
I want to write fiction again (Story)
Jan 30, 2019
The Masked Singer captivates viewers across the nation with an intriguing mystery (Story)
Jan 25, 2019
Veronica Wagner pushes her limits daily through CrossFit and Olympic weightlifting (Story)
Jan 16, 2019
The newest Little Women adaptation is engaging and irresistible in every possible way (Story)
Jan 11, 2019
The staff of The Central Trend fosters a community of acceptance and hard work (Story)
Jan 09, 2019
A not so perfect new beginning (Story)
Dec 21, 2018
Mary Poppins Returns reminded me what it’s like to imagine again (Story)
Dec 17, 2018
Susan Toppen succeeds by surrounding herself with encouraging friends and role models (Story)
Dec 12, 2018
Trying to cross off items on my impossible Christmas list (Story)
Dec 05, 2018
Instant Family raises awareness for adoption with its hilarious and heartwarming plot (Story)
Dec 05, 2018
Intro to Business: 2018 Company Profiles (Story)
Nov 28, 2018
My ever-changing perception of time (Story)
Nov 21, 2018
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms had a lot of unused potential (Story)
Nov 16, 2018
Lindsay Larson makes reading an everyday priority (Story)
Nov 14, 2018
Hello, it’s me (Story)
Nov 07, 2018
Gmorning, Gnight! provides the perfect motivation to push through life (Story)
Oct 11, 2018
Keeper of the Lost Cities is an enjoyable story that never fails to make me smile (Story)
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