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The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central

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The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central

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Addie Woltil

Addie Woltil, Copy Editor

Addie Woltil is a sophomore entering her second year writing for The Central Trend. She is excited about another year of writing on staff and more to come. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends, going to the mall, and watching overrated reality TV shows. She loves ending her day in room 139 and can't wait for what's next.

Favorite fruit: Mango

Favorite TV show: How I Met Your Mother

Favorite day of the year: July 24th

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Some specific looks and statement pieces I think will make an appearance in this years trends.

These are the ins and outs for a new year of fashion in 2024

Addie Woltil, Copy Editor February 22, 2024

Every 10 years, the fashion cycle repeats itself. What was once popular but waned beneath the spotlight of new fads rises again, and we find ourselves in a loop of repetition.  Everything popular comes...

A handful of the products and trends this year, both makeup and fashion.

The trend cycle found itself displayed in the recurrent trends of 2023

Addie Woltil, Copy Editor February 21, 2024

2023 was a year of recycled trends.  It was a year of reliving and reviving older trends: 2000s style, 60s and 70s style flare jeans and leggings, the comeback of new and improved UGGS, and bows scattered...

My mom and I at a lights show together four years ago

From the first blink

Addie Woltil, Copy Editor February 6, 2024

She has been there since the light first filtered through my open, fluttering eyelids. She was always life itself; exuberance has a way of attaching itself to her aura and gently reaching out to those...

Just some of the many photos from the news and videos showcasing the obsession over Stanley cups

The Stanley fad has gotten out of control

Addie Woltil, Copy Editor January 25, 2024

Every few years, there is a new “It Girl” water bottle that makes its rise and fall. Previously, it was the Hydro Flask that dominated schools all across the nation and could constantly be found in...

The beautiful bloom of flowers before they perish and rejoin the Earth

Bloom and decay

Addie Woltil, Copy Editor January 19, 2024

I’ve always admired the way flowers fold into themselves when they perish. Each delicate petal, once blooming in bright and imaginative hues, dulls down to a greyscale version of its previous self and...

My 2017 Christmas, when I wore matching pajamas and always knew there would be the perfect item in my present.

Sophomore Year Scrapbook: 12-25-2017

Addie Woltil, Copy Editor January 10, 2024

There is nothing better than Christmas. The familiar feeling of waking up before the crack of dawn and waking up my younger siblings with the enthusiastic whispers of presents. We always had a family...

The ASL Club posing for a photo together during one of the weekly meetings

ASL club offers a chance to bridge language barriers outside of class curriculum

Addie Woltil, Copy Editor December 19, 2023

ASL is by far one of the most undervalued languages taught in American high schools. As of today, just over 1,000 out of 24,000 public high schools offer the course as part of the curriculum, whereas around...

A photo from the Veterans Day Assembly where FHC students stand to honor the veterans for all theyve done

The Veterans Day Assembly united FHC in honoring the veterans and the countless sacrifices they have made

Addie Woltil, Copy Editor December 7, 2023

Every year, our school hosts the annual Veteran’s Day Assembly. Often, students like the excuse for a break from class or complain about having to sit through the entire assembly, but many don’t realize...

Shelly, in her worn down and battered state from the 13 years Ive spent with her

Sophomore Year Scrapbook: 2-18-11

Addie Woltil, Copy Editor December 7, 2023

Dear Shelly, In all honesty, I feel a little bit stupid writing this right now. For one, you can’t read, and secondly, you’re unfortunately an inanimate object. I guess that won’t stop me from...

My first win from before I reached level 200 and the platinum division (seriously someone needed to take that game away from me)

Sophomore Year Scrapbook: 5-22-22

Addie Woltil, Copy Editor December 6, 2023

I am a nerd. Not in the stereotypical “get shoved in a locker way” or even in the “getting 100s on all my tests” smart way, but through my interests. If you had asked me two years ago—and...

A picture of my favorite products of 2023, with things I never wouldve tried before

My top 5 makeup products of 2023

Addie Woltil, Copy Editor December 6, 2023

Last year, I wrote a story about my top five makeup products of the year, and it was a variety of primers, mascaras, lip stains, and blushes, but over the course of the past year, my style has obviously...

A photo I took after it snowed, I still dont understand anything about it

The imperfect fragility of snowflakes

Addie Woltil, Copy Editor December 4, 2023

Each and every snowflake is different. This is a fact that we all learn in elementary school, and yet, quite frankly, I don’t think I’ll ever honestly believe it. The thought that the infinite number...

TCTs the Countless Thanks 2023: Addie Woltil

TCT’s the Countless Thanks 2023: Addie Woltil

Addie Woltil, Copy Editor November 22, 2023

To my parents Mom, thank you for always being there for me; I love it when we watch Christmas movies together and when we make fun of stupid reality TV shows. I’ll never be able to put into words...

An assortment of just a few of the things I want in my future home

The death of detail and the takeover of modern architecture

Addie Woltil, Copy Editor November 16, 2023

We are constantly spiraling more and more into a dystopian world. In our new era of technology, the world is ever-changing and evolving while we bear witness to its vast changes. We have no choice but...

The millions of words once thought up in someones head, each one with its own impact; what I hope my writing can be for someone

The incomplete dictionary of my mind

Addie Woltil, Copy Editor November 13, 2023

“For someone who loved words as much as I did, it was amazing how often they failed me” (Rio 211). This quote fully encapsulates my life. There are endless words strewn across my mind at any given...

The cover to Checkin it Twice featuring Ashley and Scott in their soon-to-be romance

Checkin’ it Twice is a great kick off for Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas

Addie Woltil, Copy Editor November 9, 2023

Small-town boy meets busy city girl. They fall in love. He has abandonment issues. She’s afraid of getting hurt. This is the stereotypical Hallmark movie that I see at least five times every year,...

The cover picturing Mark and Lea in Petit Marchon, the town of love

Joyeux Noel did not make me Joyeux nor put me in a Noel mood

Addie Woltil, Copy Editor November 9, 2023

Romance. Coincidence. Comedy. Christmas. All of these are just a few of the factors of the recipe that make up the perfect holiday movie. Whether it be the city girl getting relocated to a small town...

A collection of photos of Brielle and I from the past year, including when we got ready for homecoming together.

Sophomore Year Scrapbook: 10-20-23

Addie Woltil, Copy Editor October 26, 2023

I remember the first time I held you in my arms.  You were tiny and fragile, and I feared that you would shatter if I touched you; your hands were curled up into tiny fists, and you had the most peaceful...

Senior Katy Dykstra standing by a river on a sunny day.

From peanut butter to exploding cakes, Katy Dykstra loves all aspects of baking

Addie Woltil, Copy Editor October 16, 2023

Senior Katy Dykstra doesn’t just bake, she creates. From the intricate, painstakingly ornate details of her cakes to the rich flavor, she bakes each one with love. She doesn’t see baking as just...

My room after I cleaned it for the first time in months; my safe space.

Sophomore Year Scrapbook: 9-18-19

Addie Woltil, Copy Editor October 12, 2023

It is often in solitude that we find peace. Whether it be your favorite chair where you cozy up to read a book or your basement where you watch your favorite movies, each place is individual and special...

A comment before the movie released suggesting that they would go as far as to use deepfake AI technology to make Ariel white.

Fans are angered at the modification of classic Disney films

Addie Woltil, Copy Editor October 5, 2023

#NotMyAriel. Imagine hundreds of thousands of people making videos, tweets, and comments all across the internet insulting you because of your role in a movie. This is what happened to actress and singer...

I have always loved fall with my entire heart and soul, and it will stay this way for the rest of my life.

[Photo] A letter to: fall

October 4, 2023

I have always loved fall with my entire heart and soul, and it will stay this way for the rest of my life.

Me and my friend, Emmy Norton, at the pool on our first day of 7th grade

Sophomore Year Scrapbook: 3-13-20

Addie Woltil, Copy Editor September 28, 2023

The day the world changed. I remember hearing about the looming threat of a disease called COVID-19 and thinking there was no chance it could even remotely affect me. I remember being upset that a friend's...

The Newest Staff members of FHC

Arpita Das, Publicity Editor September 19, 2023

New FHC Spanish teacher Ana Oshnock.

New teacher Ana Oshnock finds the beauty of Spanish in all aspects of her life

Addie Woltil, Copy Editor September 19, 2023

Experience speaking Spanish in real-world situations is a necessity for a Spanish teacher, and Spanish teacher Ana Oshnock brings a lifetime of experience to her students. She’s been teaching Spanish...

The flight board from that night with almost every flight being canceled.

Sophomore Year Scrapbook: 7-24-22

Addie Woltil, Copy Editor September 14, 2023

Gate signs, maps, and scurrying people all blurred by tears. The fluorescent lights cross-fade into a mental image of birthday candles as I check the time on my phone, only to be reminded by the large...

The poster for Oppenheimer that has already brought in 900 million dollars to the box office.

Oppenheimer was the perfect blend of history and cinema

Addie Woltil, Copy Editor September 7, 2023

Oppenheimer was one of the most anticipated movies of the summer. This primarily began when it was announced that Barbie and Oppenheimer would be released on the same day, which is what sparked the trend...

One of the many posters for the Barbie movie featuring Ken.

Is the Barbie movie anti-men?

Addie Woltil, Copy Editor September 4, 2023

For decades, Barbie has been the doll who was everything. Barbie is a doctor, Barbie is an astronaut, and Barbie is even the president. Barbie has always represented the core message that young girls could...

A photo of me from spring break last year when I was content to just enjoy the present and not worry about the future.

Sophomore Year Scrapbook: 8-29-23

Addie Woltil, Copy Editor August 31, 2023

Every memorable moment in my life has been mentally preserved to reminisce on. Whether it be the many first and last days of school or just laughing with my friends, there’s a special place for my souvenirs...

The compilation of my year including many pictures from my broken phone camera.

Counting down the days

Addie Woltil, Staff Writer June 5, 2023

290 days left. The school year started and led to the typical new stress, finding classes, where to sit at lunch, what to say on the ‘about you’ papers, and keeping up grades. I think near the beginning,...

E. Jean Carroll and her lawyer Robbie Kaplan leaving court after the verdict.

Trump is continuing to add on to his increasing stack of lawsuits

Addie Woltil, Staff Writer June 1, 2023

This story discusses sensitive and possibly triggering topics such as rape and sexual assault. Former U.S. President Donald Trump has been involved in over 4000 legal cases from 1980 to 2016.  The...

Me and my cousin Zander back when I wore animal print leggings from Justice every other day.

I changed for the worse

Addie Woltil, Staff Writer May 23, 2023

Everyone feels pressure to fit in. Everyone looks back on yearbook photos with disgust. And everyone is self-conscious about one thing or another. I am no exception to this. After looking at many old...

Jared Leto at the 2023 met Gala dressed in a catsuit to commemorate Karl Lagerfelds cat, Choupette.

From atrocious to astounding, this year’s Met Gala looks amazed me

Addie Woltil, Staff Writer May 23, 2023

Both stunning and hideous outfits make up the Met Gala year after year, from some of the worst ones we’ve seen, like Katy Perry’s burger dress, to some of the best, such as Bianca Jagger’s ‘18th...

My childhood bookcase filled with the stories I wished I could be a part of.

I’m waiting to flip the page

Addie Woltil, Staff Writer May 18, 2023

I used to love reading. I was the girl who would stay up late at night with a flashlight and book under the covers and read until I passed out. I would use all of the fancy words I saw in my books and...

Film Festival Q&As 2023: Peyton Price

Film Festival Q&As 2023: Peyton Price

Addie Woltil, Staff Writer May 4, 2023

Film: 21 Jump Hall Street Grade: 12th What is the premise of your film? My character "Donatello" and junior Keaton Michalski's character "Raphael" were called in as detectives to go undercover...

Film Fest Q&As 2023: Evan Farber

Film Fest Q&As 2023: Evan Farber

Addie Woltil, Staff Writer May 4, 2023

Film: Bogdan Grade: 12th What is the premise of your film? The main character Bogdan finally finds true love, but as soon as it came to him it got taken away by the Joker. In his rage, Bogdan...

My kindergarten yearbook photo, from a time when the ice cream truck was the best part of my week.

The trinkets and tokens of my childhood may be lost, but their memories aren’t

Addie Woltil, Staff Writer April 25, 2023

My childhood is chasing after the ice cream truck, rifling through my mom’s makeup drawer, collecting Shopkins, and making puffball creatures.  Although I can’t quite remember everything as clearly...

Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston featured on the movie poster for Murder Mystery 2

Murder Mystery 2 is a perfectly adequate sequel

Addie Woltil, Staff Writer April 20, 2023

When making sequels, there will always be people who hate them. Whether it's because the story didn’t have a proper ending, the characters changed too much, or people simply want something new to complain...

Second-grade me after believing I was a genius writer for accidental plagiarism

Teen Beach Movie—my version

Addie Woltil, Staff Writer March 22, 2023

Have you ever felt that all of your ideas are unoriginal or based on something else you’ve seen?  I have. I find that almost all of the ideas I supposedly come up with can be traced back to someone...

One of the worst outfits from the 2023 Oscars, Jessie Buckley

Fashions change but celebrities failing red carpets doesn’t

Addie Woltil, Staff Writer March 14, 2023

Throughout the years, the Oscars has been a place for elegant and classy looks where people have their chance to impress—as of 2023—18.7 million viewers. With this opportunity, celebrities tend to...

Sophomore Norah Vanderweide posing at the Inn at Bay Harbor

Whether she’s decorating cakes or painting masterpieces, Norah Vanderweide is immersed in creativity

Addie Woltil, Staff Writer March 13, 2023

Sophomore Norah Vanderweide finds herself engaged in not one but two artistically impressive pastimes. Having a multitude of creative outlets has allowed Norah to truly discover and experiment with who...

Two drawn out prototypes of the Hyperloop and the eVTOL Volocopter

Innovative advances in technology are revolutionizing the future of public transportation

Addie Woltil, Staff Writer March 7, 2023

Flying cars, personal spaceships, and levitating trains are what futuristic sci-fi movies tell us the future should be like. Although these dreams may seem unattainable, with rapidly advancing technology,...

A photo of the bleak winter weve been experiencing in Michigan right now

The science behind seasonal depression helps us find ways to overcome it

Addie Woltil, Staff Writer February 28, 2023

Every year as the leaves begin to fall, so does my mood. At first, it’s simply the subtle changes of feeling drowsier than usual and finding my ability to focus increasingly inhibited. Eventually,...

A photo from my most recent trip to Montreal, Canada.

The differing dialects offer me newfound appreciation for diverse cultures

Addie Woltil, Staff Writer February 22, 2023

Ever since I was little, I’ve been entranced by languages. The way that the words flow together and roll off the tip of the tongue leaves me in awe with their enchanting sound. My mom’s first language...

The Lego flowers that my dad gifted to my mom last Valentines Day,

The best Valentine’s Day gifts of 2023

Addie Woltil, Staff Writer February 14, 2023

Valentine’s Day is a holiday filled with hearts, love, and romantic gestures. A lot of Valentine’s Day gifts are cliché, overused, and a little too cheesy. That being said, there are some that stand...

Junior Gia Monterusso preparing for one of her many school productions

Gia Monterusso has found her home underneath the spotlight

Addie Woltil, Staff Writer February 13, 2023

If you’ve been to any of FHC’s musicals or plays within the last few years, you’ve most likely seen junior Gia Monterusso performing in them. From her role as the stepmother in Cinderella, Mrs. White...

Amanda Chu

With increasing carbon emissions, celebrities need to start taking accountability

Addie Woltil, Staff Writer February 7, 2023

Taylor Swift was the number-one female artist of 2022, but she was also the top-ranking celebrity in CO2 jet emissions. Unfortunately, she is far from the only celebrity guilty of making unnecessary expenses...

Me and my little sister Brielle smiling for a selfie

Once you can read this, I hope you’ll know how much I love you

Addie Woltil, Staff Writer January 31, 2023

October 20, 2017. Brielle, this is the day you were born and the day that my life changed. Ever since I was little, I’d always wanted a little sister, someone to swap secrets with, try out makeup looks...

Kylie Doubler sitting in a car.

Kylie Doubler finds joy in the simplicity of baking

Addie Woltil, Staff Writer January 30, 2023

From apple crisps to cookies, baking has something for everyone. Whether it holds tradition through family recipes or is simply a whim born from a sugar craving, many people share a love for it. Sophomore...

The crochet club at the weekly meetings learning new techniques

The Crochet Club provides a calming environment for students to relax in

Addie Woltil, Staff Writer January 30, 2023

FHC offers a multitude of after-school activities and clubs that students can partake in: one of these is the crochet club. The club is a place to learn and grow in skill and knowledge of crochet, where...

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More geographical education is needed in our schools

Addie Woltil, Staff Writer January 24, 2023

Every so often, while scrolling through TikTok, I’ll come across a video where someone walks up to strangers in public (usually Americans) and asks them a series of questions testing their knowledge...

The streets of Cirencester, England

The top three places I’ve visited

Addie Woltil, Staff Writer January 22, 2023

Over the past few years of my life, I have traveled to some truly magnificent places ranging from the gorgeous views of our own Great Lakes to foreign countries. Traveling is one of my favorite things...

The Ottawa County sign

The recent Ottawa County board meeting has led to significant changes within the community

Addie Woltil, Staff Writer January 17, 2023

Diversity and equity are some of the fundamental building blocks required in a society. This is only one of the many reasons people are questioning the recent decision made by the Ottawa County board to...

My Spotify wrapped with 339 hours listened to over the course of my year.

The symphonies of my mind

Addie Woltil, Junior Writer January 5, 2023

I have always found a way to incorporate music into all aspects of my life. Whether it’s to help me destress or simply just for fun, music has always provided a sort of safe haven to escape both silence...

Graffiti of the Grinch under a tunnel in London on Christmas last year

The ghost of Christmas future haunts me

Addie Woltil, Junior Writer December 8, 2022

Every year, I would count down the months, weeks, and days until Christmas. For that one month, it seemed the whole world slowed down to take time and truly enjoy the simple things in life we don't appreciate...

Various shades of pink

Bubblegum, strawberry lemonade, and roses

Addie Woltil, Junior Writer November 28, 2022

Pink reminds me of joy and everyday bliss. There has always been a comforting feeling attached to the color pink. In all of its glorious shades, each one possesses a unique sentiment and nostalgia found...

An array of make-up and beauty products

My top 5 beauty products of 2022

Addie Woltil, Junior Writer November 23, 2022

Throughout the span of 2022, a multitude of make-up trends have plagued the internet and piqued the interest of thousands of people. From using multi-colored dots for foundation and tape for eyeliner,...

Lia stands in front of a river

Lia Stevenson has rediscovered her love of reading

Addie Woltil, Junior Writer November 17, 2022

Reading is one of those activities you either despise or love. Over the years, sophomore Lia Stevenson has switched from one end of the spectrum to the other. She used to not enjoy reading, but over...

Cover of Ticket to Paradise

Ticket to Paradise left me wishing for my ticket back

Addie Woltil, Junior Writer November 14, 2022

Once you see a trailer for something five times, it gets stuck in your head. This happened to me as every single day of the week, I would open my phone to find ads for this new movie, Ticket To Paradise....

Elon Musk and Twitter logo

Twitter versus Elon Musk

Addie Woltil, Junior Writer November 10, 2022

If you’ve been on social media recently, you’ve most likely seen the news and drama surrounding Twitter, an app where users can "tweet" anything from stating opinions to sharing jokes. The app has...

Marching band during the halftime show- L.Hampton Photography

FHC Marching Band has cultivated a welcoming and accepting community

Addie Woltil, Junior Writer November 3, 2022

Melodious symphonies meticulously cultivated and played to perfection. In the strive for perfection, many students find their community in the FHC Marching Band. Students form life-long bonds and friendships...

A sunset photo on a plane ride to Amsterdam.

Travel brings tranquility

Addie Woltil, Junior Writer October 31, 2022

The exhilarating feeling when the plane lands, and the excitement while walking off. Everything about traveling reels me in and encapsulates me like an alluring temptation promising me memories and adventures.  Traveling...

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