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The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central

The Central Trend

The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central

The Central Trend

The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central

The Central Trend

Addie McDowell

Addie McDowell, Staff Writer

Addie is a freshman entering her first year on The Central Trend. She is so excited to become a staff member, and can't wait to write more stories. She's wanted to become a writer on The Central Trend since the beginning of her eighth-grade year because of her love for writing and is so excited to publish some of her stories. In her free time, Addie enjoys listening to music, writing in her notes app, and hanging out with her friends.

 

Her favorite thing to drink: Slushies (specifically from Speedway)

Her favorite season: Fall. The best part of fall is definitely the mini pumpkins.

Her comfort Disney movies: Tangled or Mulan

Favorite food: Watermelon

All content by Addie McDowell
The bleeding hearts album cover

Listening to Alexander Stewart’s album bleeding heart was an amazing experience

Addie McDowell, Staff Writer May 15, 2024

For the past few months, I’ve been obsessing over the song “blame’s on me” by Alexander Stewart. I had thought it was just a single until I opened Spotify the other day and saw that an album by...

A question mark for the thousands of questions that I ask per day.

My word of the day: questions

Addie McDowell, Staff Writer May 13, 2024

Every day, my mind is flooded with questions. I sit in class overwhelmed with so many thoughts and questions that it makes it impossible to pay attention to things I really should be paying attention...

A picture of senior Mikayla Bush

Mikayla Bush has managed to find herself through writing a book

Addie McDowell, Staff Writer April 30, 2024

For the past few years, senior Mikayla Bush has been writing a book. Mikayla never really had the intention to publish any books. However, since her summer camp the summer before sophomore year, she...

School Spirits was an incredible binge-worthy show

School Spirits was an incredible binge-worthy show

Addie McDowell, Staff Writer April 25, 2024

Because I've been home a lot lately, I needed a fun show to watch while lying around my house. I was getting really tired of watching the same few shows repeatedly, so I decided to look for a new show...

The countless unwritten words stuck in my mind.

My word of the day: unwritten

Addie McDowell, Staff Writer April 24, 2024

There are many ways to interpret the word 'unwritten.' Some people think of the unwritten as the future. The future is unwritten; they don’t know how the story will end. For me, the unwritten is what's...

Alayna Gschwind regrets not doing stage crew earlier

Alayna Gschwind regrets not doing stage crew earlier

Addie McDowell, Staff Writer April 18, 2024

Senior Alayna Gschwind has loved the stage crew every single minute that she’s done it. Although she’s only done it for a year, she is so thankful for the time that she got to spend with the people...

Benson Boones album cover

Benson Boone’s new album Fireworks & Rollerblades was breathtaking

Addie McDowell, Staff Writer April 15, 2024

Over the past few years, I’ve been listening to some of Benson Boone’s music. I hadn’t really done a lot of listening to him recently, but I was going through the stories on Instagram, and I saw...

My word of the day: pandemonium

My word of the day: pandemonium

Addie McDowell, Staff Writer April 9, 2024

With a lot of hugs and tears, my first musical in high school has officially come to an end. Since the play ended I had been looking forward to the musical, and now it’s over. I’m going to miss everyone...

A picture of the students during their lip sync

For the second year in a row, Pine Ridge has continued to do a yearly lip sync

Addie McDowell, Staff Writer March 27, 2024

For the second year in a row, Pine Ridge Elementary has decided to do their school-wide lip sync, and they hope to make it a tradition.  Pine Ridge principal Nathan Peltz decided to do the lip sync...

A photo we took after getting the new items

Dairy Queen’s new items were a bit of a let down

Addie McDowell, Staff Writer March 21, 2024

Before today, I hadn’t been to a Dairy Queen in a long time. I heard that they had a couple of new items for the season, so I figured why not try them? Even if Dairy Queen is pretty far away, I hoped...

I just wish I could live in peace without the maybes taking over my mind

My word of the day: maybe

Addie McDowell, Staff Writer March 19, 2024

The word "maybe" has been starting to take over my entire vocabulary. Maybe one day, maybe soon, maybe I’ll have time for this. Just maybe. I’m not entirely sure why, but it’s started to take control...

The Peter Pan & Wendy movie was incredibly tedious

The Peter Pan & Wendy movie was incredibly tedious

Addie McDowell, Staff Writer March 13, 2024

The other night I was sitting in my room and felt like I wanted to watch a Disney movie, so I decided to watch something on Disney Plus. I opened Disney Plus and under the new releases category, I...

The invite to the freshmen orientation

The Incoming Freshman Information Night helps students feel more comfortable as they transition to high school

Addie McDowell, Staff Writer March 7, 2024

Tonight, March 7, FHC will host its annual Incoming Freshman Information Night. Every year for around 15 years, the eighth graders have been coming to the high school to look around the building and...

Some of the amazing people that Ive met and some of the amazing memories that Ive made

My word of the day: belonging

Addie McDowell, Staff Writer March 4, 2024

I haven’t always felt like I belonged. And truthfully, nobody has. Recently, I’ve been starting to feel a little more of a sense of belonging. A little over a year ago my family had to switch churches....

A picture taken of the haltime show

This year’s Super Bowl halftime show was the opposite of what I expected

Addie McDowell, Staff Writer February 22, 2024

I’m not really a fan of Usher, and I don’t choose to listen to his music, but I’ve definitely heard some of his songs here and there. When I heard that he was going to be doing the halftime show,...

The thousands of dandelion seeds that I used to wish on

My word of the day: wish

Addie McDowell, Staff Writer February 21, 2024

When I was younger, I loved to make wishes. I loved to blow out candles on my birthday. I loved wishing on the first star that I saw in the dark night sky, I loved making wishes at 11:11, and I loved wishing...

Some of the unnecessary things that people do for Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day is far too overrated

Addie McDowell, Staff Writer February 9, 2024

Valentine’s Day is a weird "holiday." I put quotes around it because I don’t particularly understand why it’s even celebrated as a holiday. Most people use Valentine’s Day as a reason to celebrate...

Earbuds are something that give me peace

My word of the day: music

Addie McDowell, Staff Writer February 5, 2024

I love music.  As a teenage girl, it's a cliche thing to love, but I still love it. There’s something about music that brings me peace and happiness. There’s something about music that makes me feel...

Cohen Murray has a profound love for snowboarding

Cohen Murray has a profound love for snowboarding

Addie McDowell, Staff Writer February 1, 2024

For the past six or seven years, Senior Cohen Murray has loved snowboarding. He has countless memories and stories from snowboarding and has been enjoying every minute of it.  “Every year we go up...

When someone brought me and my friend Aubrey a mini jug of chocolate milk

My word of the day: theater

Addie McDowell, Staff Writer February 1, 2024

I’m really struggling to write this one because I want it to be perfect. I want to be able to find the perfect words to describe how theater impacts my life. I want to be able to find the perfect words...

Only a few of 273,000 words in the English dictionary

My word of the day: words

Addie McDowell, Staff Writer January 12, 2024

I can’t seem to find the words to write about words. There are 273,000 words in the English dictionary, but I can’t seem to form a sentence that's good enough to describe words. Different words...

One of Mr Smiths hybrid classes doing their computer work

The hybrid classes are a great opportunity for the students to further their learning

Addie McDowell, Junior Writer December 15, 2023

For a couple of days every week, some of the students at FHC don’t have sixth-hour class. After fifth hour, they leave the class, and then, they can walk right out the doors thanks to their hybrid classes....

The Family Switch was extremely predictable

The Family Switch was extremely predictable

Addie McDowell, Junior Writer December 12, 2023

The other day I was scrolling through Netflix unsure of what I wanted to watch. I was going to eat breakfast/lunch and obviously, I needed a show or movie to watch while I ate. I went to the Newly Added...

A picture to prove that its okay to find a peaceful place and take a deep breath.

It’s okay to take a deep breath

Addie McDowell, Junior Writer December 6, 2023

Lately, time has felt like it’s been going faster. All of my days have been blending into one. During the school week, I never know what day it is. Sometimes, on a tiresome Monday, it feels like a Thursday,...

Dylan Babcock has a love for all things music

Dylan Babcock has a love for all things music

Addie McDowell, Junior Writer December 1, 2023

Senior Dylan Babcock hasn’t always had a love for music. But now, he loves it more than ever.  In fifth grade, Dylan had to make the choice of what type of music class to do. He ended up choosing...

TCTs The Countless Thanks 2023: Addie McDowell

TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2023: Addie McDowell

Addie McDowell, Junior Writer November 20, 2023

Thank you to every single person mentioned. I love every single one of you and I don't know what I'd do without you. Audrey Milanowski, for being someone I can lean on.  Thank you so much for...

A picture that Abby McConnell took of the peaceful stars

The peace I find in the stars is unimaginable

Addie McDowell, Junior Writer November 16, 2023

Two hundred billion trillion tiny balls of gas. You can see about 6,000 of them in your sky if you get far enough from the streetlights or lights from buildings and houses. Once you get far enough from...

Chloe Ament’s new EP was absolutely astounding

Chloe Ament’s new EP was absolutely astounding

Addie McDowell, Junior Writer November 6, 2023

A few months ago, my sister introduced me to a small artist named Chloe Ament. When I first started listening, I fell in love with her music and her voice. Chloe bases almost all of her music off of TV...

Letters to the flowers of my lives

Letters to the flowers of my lives

Addie McDowell, Junior Writer November 1, 2023

Dear yellow tulip, Yellow tulips are bright, beaming flowers. They’ll always stand out in a flower field, and they’ll never be afraid to speak up. My specific yellow tulip never fails to add a smile...

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