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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

Addy Cousins

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-Chief

Addy is a senior, and this is her fourth and final year on The Central Trend. Addy's love for writing inspired her to join the school newspaper, and it has helped her love writing even more and she has found some of the greatest friendships through the class. Outside of writing, she spends her time watching TV and hanging out with her friends and family.  

Her Favorite Book: The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Her Comfort Movie: She's The Man

Her Favorite Time: 1:23

Her Lucky Number: 7

All content by Addy Cousins
One of my senior photos, back when I still got to hold on to room 139

To Room 139

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-Chief May 3, 2024

I once wrote of a happy place deep within my mind, a library I dreamed would one day be in the realm of reality rather than just in the depths of my head. I would visit this sanctuary when I needed an...

The Challengers movie poster featuring my queen Zendaya

Challengers was challenging to look away from

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-Chief May 1, 2024

If I had to pick a woman, hands down, I would choose Zendaya. I have watched her from K.C. Undercover on Disney Channel to MJ in Spider-Man, and now in Challengers.  I knew two things when I walked...

An example of what a bucket list could look like; it could be a Tik Tok or a google slide...

My summer bucket list sits waiting to be accomplished

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-Chief April 26, 2024

With summer fast approaching, I have started to curate a list of things I want to experience. It is my last summer before college to make a lot of memories with my high school friends. So here is my summer...

A picture of my late great grandparents whose last name I carry with me as my middle name.

My middle name ties me to you

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-Chief April 22, 2024

I will always love my middle name. It is a name I share with my mom, and it comes from my great-grandma: Jean Redfern.  Now, I love my middle name even more. I get to carry you with me always.  I...

A movie poster from the last time I truly loved a marvel movie

Hollywood must have a severe case of senioritis to produce such subpar entertainment

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-Chief April 16, 2024

Hollywood is dried out, and I truly live in the wrong decade.  How I wish I could turn back time and live in the era of good television and when theaters were full of people excited to watch good movies.  To...

A picture of the girl with someone who accepts the chasm between her mouth and brain

A chasm closing

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-Chief April 11, 2024

Perhaps it was the fantasy realms she dwelled in that messed up her brain.  Maybe it was the constant stream of television in front of her eyes.  She didn’t know the real reason, but she knew...

A TikTok of a girl reminding people to use their free will

The new tankini trend demonstrates how people are becoming social media zombies

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-Chief April 9, 2024

When I open any social media platform, my feed is filled with video after video of people talking about “Tankini Summer.”  Girls all over the internet are complaining about “having” to wear...

A picture of me and my cousins on the dock I described, in summer where I felt free

Only in summer can she feel

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-Chief March 20, 2024

The warm breeze allows her hair to cascade around her in a gentle whirlwind.  The sun beams down to her, and everything it touches warms her until she is the fresh cookie pulled from her grandma's...

A picture of me when I most appreciated my stuffed animals

Looking at my past, being in my present, dreaming of my future: age 18

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-Chief March 6, 2024

Where they once sat upon the highest point of her bed overlooking the kingdom of her bedroom, they now lay unused and untouched at the bottom of a bucket of blankets.  They were her definition of comfort....

A collage of the different products in the St Patricks collection

Teleties has dropped two new collections and is basically robbing me, but I am happy about it

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-Chief March 4, 2024

Teleties has, yet again, wounded my wallet.  The brand decided to drop two new collections in one day, which is amazing and horrific all at once. I was beyond excited, because, quite obviously, I adore...

The poster for Players that makes it blaringly obvious this movie will be a flop

Netflix’s latest movie Players is a waste of screening space

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-Chief February 23, 2024

Netflix was not thinking of two 17-year-olds sitting on a couch in a basement lit by LED lights when they were making their latest movie Players, and it shows. I never turn on a movie wanting to see...

A picture of me when I could only imagine my future in a magical world.

Looking at my past, being in my present, dreaming of my future: age 28

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-Chief February 21, 2024

Leaving the elevator and trudging down the seemingly endless hallway, she makes it to the familiar, numbered door. Sighing against the door, plastic bags cutting into her arms, she digs in her pocket for...

The spectacular cover photo for the new Disney+ adaptation of Percy Jackson

Who cares about the Spiderverse when I have the Percy Jacksonverse

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-Chief February 12, 2024

In middle school, Percy Jackson and the Olympians (PJO) defined my personality.  To this day, I am still enthralled by Greek mythology; I have reread PJO at least three times, have read multiple Greek...

A picture of the stars looking down at the fires and eyes.

She had to be in the flames before she could be in the sky

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-Chief February 7, 2024

Burning red flames crackling. The wood-smoldering flakes popping off flittering into the sky, dancing in the wind, landing and burning everything they touch. They leave small holes every time gravity forces...

Winterfest Court Announcement

Winterfest Court Announcement

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-chief February 2, 2024

Girls: Ayla Thompson Sophia Erbentraut  Grace Barber Paige Harsevoort Zenash Cumings   Boys:  Drew Fortino Keaton Michalski Owen Barber Jonas Vander Woude Charlie...

A picture of the Valentines Collection, with the claw clips, hair ties, and scrunchies

Teleties’ new Valentine’s collection is a heartwarming addition to the holiday of love

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-Chief January 29, 2024

I am absolutely—completely—obsessed with Teleties. I might even go as far as to say I have a problem. But, I don’t want to ever solve this problem or get over this obsession. Teleties are worth every...

A picture of the girl where her and her soul were on an adventure together

Looking at my past, being in my present, dreaming of my future: ages 10-17

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-Chief January 24, 2024

She knew her soul was incomplete—a wanderer without a home—perhaps that is why she could not wait for her mom to let her read Harry Potter. Her friends had started the series already and the need to...

A few pictures of Marie and some different hair styles she has had

Marie Betz is starting the New Year by embracing her natural hair

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-Chief January 22, 2024

Senior Marie Betz joined in on the New Year's tradition of making a goal for the new year ahead of her.  Marie has been getting her hair done in braids or other protective styles since around sixth...

a picture of my vison board on my desk right next to my bed, so I can wake up and be reminded of my goals.

Looking at my past, being in my present, dreaming of my future: age 17

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-Chief January 10, 2024

I don’t usually make New Year's resolutions because I know I am not likely to keep up with them.  I can admit how lazy I can be; laziness rolls over me in waves, the current pulling me to the soft...

a picture of Eli and his mom, one of the iconic parent-child duos in FHC.

Teachers with kids in the building find benefits for them and for their students

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-Chief December 18, 2023

Media teacher Jeff Manders has had the unique privilege of teaching two of his kids, Kenzie and Liam, in Media Communications, and Liam also took AP Government. Liam graduated last year, but Kenzie is...

A picture of Matthew on the slopes doing something he loves: skiing

Matthew Taylor’s love of skiing is abundant

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-Chief December 13, 2023

Senior Matthew Taylor has been going up north to ski since he was two years old. He has spent almost every weekend and plenty of birthdays up north as well. His family will even go up north to have fun,...

One of the many Tik Toks talking about sweet treats

FHC is motivated through sweet treats

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-Chief December 12, 2023

History teacher Laura Stiles is known by students, teachers, friends, and family for her sweet treat: Long John donuts.  “Last year, for my birthday, my friends made me a Long John cake,” Stiles...

A picture of the middle school follower I used to be.

Looking at my past, being in my present, dreaming of my future: age 13 and 17

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-Chief December 6, 2023

In middle school, she thought nothing could beat reading, besides, perhaps, saying she reads.  She loved escaping her boring life to worlds of magic and intrigue. She was absolutely enthralled with...

one of the movie posters that caught my eye for the new movie No Hard Feelings

No Hard Feelings was incredibly hard not to laugh at

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-Chief December 1, 2023

Jennifer Lawrence stole my heart the moment she entered the screen as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games. With the prequel now out (The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes), my love for Lawerence was fueled...

a promotional sign for Cyber Monday to get more people excited about the online sales

Black Friday has changed and I don’t know if it’s for the better or worse

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-Chief November 29, 2023

I didn't always participate in the mass shopping experience Black Friday is known to be, but once I started I couldn't stop.  Black Friday is known for lines out the door, fist fights over TVs, and...

TCTs The Countless Thanks 2023: Addy Cousins

TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2023: Addy Cousins

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-Chief November 23, 2023

To my voice of reason–Mom Mom, you are not always calm yourself, but you make me calm. When I am overwhelmed and upset, you make me see the problem from a smaller perspective; you never diminish my...

A picture of the various bromances throughout the halls of FHC.

FHC has many bromances that make walking the hallways a little more interesting

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-Chief November 16, 2023

Seniors Charlie Afman and Keaton Michalski haven’t been friends for long, but now, they can be seen together at almost all times and are well-known for having a strong bromance.   “I originally...

One of Carlees senior photos in her signature color (due to her birthday being after Valentines day): pink.

Carlee Cumming helps others through her love of organization and design

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-Chief November 10, 2023

Senior Carlee Cumming loves organization. She can be found re-arranging a multitude of spaces at any given moment.  “This is so weird, but I love organizing my friends' rooms or cleaning their rooms,”...

A fun and cute Thanksgiving movie to enjoy with the whole family

It’s not December, so put down the Christmas lights

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-Chief November 8, 2023

I am not a Grinch. I promise I love Christmas, but only in December. Starting to celebrate Christmas before or the day after Halloween is simply excessive. I understand the hype and joy around the Christmas...

A picture of my last homecoming with one of the people I will miss the most next year

Looking at my past, being in my present, dreaming of my future: age 18

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-Chief November 1, 2023

My 18th birthday came and went. Now, it is on to the more exciting change: college.  High school is over. I will no longer spend seven hours a day, five days a week, with the same people for four years....

one of the promotion shots used for the Kim Kardashian Alani Nu collab drink: Kimade

Kim Kardashian’s collaboration with Alani Nu was not the move

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-Chief October 27, 2023

I started my energy drink journey by trying my friend's Cherry Slush Alani Nu drink about two years ago. Then, I tried the Breezeberry flavor, which was even better than the Cherry Slush. On the rare occasion...

The cover for the new movie Bottoms that I watched through Amazon Prime

Bottoms was a horrible movie that tried too hard to be everything and anything

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-Chief October 24, 2023

The movie Bottoms and Red, White, and Royal Blue (RWRB) came out around the same time and shared a main actor, Nicholas Galitzine. The character Galitzine portrayed in RWRB, Henry, is vastly different...

A picture featuring some products I talked about and some I have not yet tried.

Glow Recipe deserves the hype currently surrounding it

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-Chief October 18, 2023

Glow Recipe really didn't make it to the forefront of my brain until this year, but it has been on a lot of people's radars since 2020.  In 2014, Christine Chang and Sarah Lee made Glow Recipe: a brand...

A picture of Angela Yang in a field

Angela Yang finds herself through piano

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-Chief October 13, 2023

Senior Angela Yang’s fondest memory of her many years of playing piano is placing at the state competition in eighth grade. She was surrounded by friends she had grown up playing with and simply got...

A picture of my current pink chrome nails

The latest fall nail trends have changed with the leaves

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-Chief October 11, 2023

I feel 1,000 times better and far more confident when I have my nails done.  So, as we enter the time of fall, I have plenty of nail inspiration saved on my ever-growing Pinterest board with ideas...

A picture of me and Eva Harshman on one of the many friday football nights

Looking at my past, being in my present, dreaming of my future: age 17

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-Chief October 4, 2023

I used to hate any season that wasn’t summer.  I would waste away dreaming of a sun still shining above me. I would complain during the other seasons and act like I didn't whine the same way during...

The cover for season two of Hearstopper taking place in Paris, France

Season two of Heartstopper was heart-warming yet heart-wrenching

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-Chief September 29, 2023

I loathe PDA (public displays of affection).  Please don’t hold hands with your partner. And please, please, please do not kiss. Far too many times, I have witnessed it both in booths at work and...

A picture of me transporting all 12 drinks I chaotically ordered.

Starbucks’ fall menu fell short of my expectations

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-Chief September 27, 2023

I am an avid Starbucks drinker, bordering on addict.  Yet I am stuck in the cycle of ordering the same four drinks over and over again: the Pink Drink, Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew, Strawberry Açaí...

My beautiful smiling girl, my darling sister.

Looking at my past, being in my present, dreaming of my future: age 40

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-Chief September 20, 2023

I am looking out towards the glistening landscape reflected at me.  I turn to the girl next to me and smile. She is the only person I knew would be in my life forever; she had been there since I...

A picture of Jessi Dykstra in her fun classroom

New teacher Jessi Dykstra is filled with hope for the growth that is coming this year

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-Chief September 15, 2023

English teacher and Theatre director Jessi Dykstra knew she wanted to become a teacher in seventh grade. Dykstra started off as a so-so student, not excelling in math or science. She didn’t believe...

Season four cover for HSMTMTS

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series had four seasons too many

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-Chief September 13, 2023

Four seasons was a bit aggressive for High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (HSMTMTS).  Season one made sense, but the following seasons diverted to weird paths, such as doing a documentary...

A picture of me and Hannah Levering at thirteen

Looking at my past, being in my present, dreaming of my future: age 13

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-Chief September 7, 2023

She was the top dog, and she felt like it.  Walking through the halls of the middle school, she held an air of confidence. The seventh graders looked up to her; this was her year. She felt so old and...

A picture of me this summer where I was simply in the moment

Looking at my past, being in my present, and dreaming of my future: age 17

Addy Cousins, Editor-in-Chief August 30, 2023

17. I am 17. I am seventeen years old. I am seventeen years of age.  As many times and ways that I say this, it still does not hold the ring of truth in my ears.  Nothing exciting happens...

One of the many posters for the Barbie movie

Barbie is the movie of the summer

Addy Cousins, Editor in Chief July 26, 2023

Before discussing the spectacular film, I have to mention the outstanding marketing that led to opening day making $161 million.  Barbie has been all over the internet and in every store. So many brands...

A picture of me at a beach, where I long to be right now

My last junior column

Addy Cousins, Editor in Chief June 2, 2023

I honestly thought this year was going to be so much harder. I have heard countless times that junior year is the hardest year of high school; it was hard, but I made it through, and it felt the same as...

A picture of Junior Ayla and her senior boyfriend Thomas

Nothing can split these couples apart, not even college

Addy Cousins, Editor in Chief June 1, 2023

Seniors have graduated, a sign of summer fast approaching.  The now-graduated seniors left their mark on the school and on the students—some seniors more than others, such as seniors with junior...

The poster for the new Netflix show

XO, Kitty was the perfect show to binge

Addy Cousins, Editor in Chief May 30, 2023

I remember when To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before was the "It" movie. I—like many others—was enthralled by Lara Jean's (Lana Condor) and Peter’s (Noah Centineo) love story. It may help that I am...

A picture of me when I was out of school and filled with energy and motivation

I don’t want to be motivated

Addy Cousins, Podcast Manager May 23, 2023

I am sitting here staring at my computer screen, and I want to scream.  It's the end of the year, so it feels as though everything has been written about already. I am completely empty. Nothing swims...

A picture of the type of book shelves I imagine in the bookstore

My perfect meet-cute

Addy Cousins, Podcast Manager May 12, 2023

Because it was national couples day the other day, and I do not have someone to be a couple with, allow me to explain my dream "meet-cute." In case you don’t know, a meet-cute is your first run-in with...

The Central Scoop: Episode Seventeen

The Central Scoop: Episode Seventeen

Lauren Brace and Addy Cousins May 6, 2023 We can't believe that we have reached the final episode for this season! Listen in to learn all about our experience making this podcast; we've certainly...

A picture of me when I was focused on the moment and not summer

I am stuck in a grocery store

Addy Cousins, Podcast Manager May 2, 2023

It's getting harder to wake up.  It's getting harder to do my homework.  It's getting harder to pay attention in class.  It's getting harder to care.  It is the end of the year; seniors...

A picture of the version of me I was talking to

I wish I was better at journaling

Addy Cousins, Podcast Manager April 25, 2023

Dear Diary,  I know it has been quite a while since I last wrote an entry, and for that, I am sorry. Here is a life update, but where do I even start?  Well, I am a lot angrier than I used to be....

A picture of the old Disney Channel that was kids friendly

Walt Disney is currently spinning in his grave

Addy Cousins, Podcast Manager April 16, 2023

I think the worst thing I did as a little kid was sneakily watching Disney Channel at my friend's house. I was absolutely enthralled with Disney.  Even now I love rewatching iconic shows such as...

A picture from when the girls soccer team won state championships

Seniors are taking a trip down memory lane as they think on their last season for sports

Addy Cousins, Podcast Manager March 27, 2023

Senior Mackenzie Wintrich is especially looking forward to the leadership that comes with being a senior. She has played soccer since she was six and plans on using her experience to help her teammates.  “I'm...

A picture from the first day of school aka the first day of me driving us to school

I could never tire of driving you

Addy Cousins, Podcast Manager March 24, 2023

Let me set the stage: on a Monday at 7:20 a.m., I am pulling into your driveway. You walk to my car, and we both trade comments on the horrible weather and how tired we are.  I still remember when...

A collage of some upcoming spring freshman trends

The upcoming spring fashion trends are just not it

Addy Cousins, Podcast Manager March 20, 2023

Spring is coming, and with it comes warmer weather and brighter colors.  When I think of spring I think of pastels paired with white: clean but bright. I do not only look forward to spring because...

The Central Scoop: Episode Sixteen

The Central Scoop: Episode Sixteen

Lauren Brace and Addy Cousins March 15, 2023 Calling all art lovers, this episode is for you! We were joined by Jake Barnes, Tara Brace, and Abby Schnelker, who are all amazing artists, to talk...

A picture of the little girl my family pictures when they call me Ferny

I have the most nicknames

Addy Cousins, Podcast Manager March 13, 2023

Normally, I am not very competitive, but when I'm around my family, their drive becomes contagious. One contest I am rather confident that I have won is having the most nicknames. I have so many nicknames...

The Central Scoop: Episode Fifteen

The Central Scoop: Episode Fifteen

Lauren Brace and Addy Cousins March 8, 2023 What are your feelings on country music? In this episode, discover what the hosts love and hate about the music genre with special guest, Hannah Levering!

A picture of Claire and one of the dogs at the shelter

Dog Lover Claire Busch urges others to get involved

Addy Cousins, Podcast Manager March 8, 2023

Freshman Claire Busch is her dog's least favorite family member. Claire's family acquired their Coton de Tulear in the summer of 2020 and named him Dipper after the Gravity Falls character. While she does...

a picture of one of the few people I enjoy spending my reset Sunday with

Reset Sundays are a must, so read this story

Addy Cousins, Podcast Manager March 3, 2023

If you don’t know what a reset Sunday is, keep reading.  After a long stressful week, a reset Sunday is the light at the end of the tunnel. I wake up with so much excitement on that wonderful Sunday...

The Central Scoop: Episode Fourteen

The Central Scoop: Episode Fourteen

Lauren Brace and Addy Cousins March 1, 2023 This year, FHC is putting on a production of The Wizard of Oz! In this episode, learn all about the work that goes into this fabulous musical with guests...

The Hero vs. Hack presentations allow for discussion instead of discourse

The Hero vs. Hack presentations allow for discussion instead of discourse

Addy Cousins, Podcast Manager March 1, 2023

Most classes try to stray away from controversial topics that could lead to arguments or debates. Well, in teacher Jeff Manders's AP Government and Politics class, students spend the whole semester watching...

A picture with one of the people that make it easier to become the spy who radiates confidence

I wish I was the confident spy instead of the self-conscious and annoying main character

Addy Cousins, Podcast Manager February 24, 2023

When I hear or think of the phrase, “fake it 'till you make it,” I picture a spy in a long gown on a crucial mission talking to the awkward main character who is uncomfortable in her fancy dress. The...

An example of lulu bags in use by students on TCT

The Lululemon bag apocalypse

Addy Cousins, Podcast Manager February 23, 2023

Everywhere you turn there is a high school girl with a Lululemon bag; it has taken hold of their arms. I personally did not see the hype, nor did I understand why I should add yet another bag with even...

The Central Scoop: Episode Thirteen

The Central Scoop: Episode Thirteen

Lauren Brace and Addy Cousins February 22, 2023 Happy Valentine's Day! How do you feel about the holiday? Listen to hear how the hosts (who are both single) like to celebrate!

A picture of the supreme choice original soda and the just as unhealthy option diet coke

Diet soda does not deserve the hype

Addy Cousins, Podcast Manager February 13, 2023

When passing through the halls of FHC, diet soda can be seen in the hands of multiple students—this could be aided by the fact that diet soda is the only type of pop available in the lunch line and vending...

A picture of the iconic sibling duo Gavin and Penny Omeara

Gavin O’Meara and his sister have an incredible bond

Addy Cousins, Podcast Manager February 9, 2023

Freshman Gavin O’Meara varies from his sister, junior Penelope O’Meara, in only a few ways, but for the most part, they are very similar.  Most siblings spend their time arguing and trying to differentiate...

The Central Scoop: Episode Twelve

The Central Scoop: Episode Twelve

Lauren Brace and Addy Cousins February 8, 2023 FHC is going all out for Winterfest! Listen to hear all about the Spirit Week activities with English teacher Lisa Penninga and Student Council member...

Dr. Lambach sitting at his desk inside the testing center

[Photo] FHC’s testing center helps support students and teachers alike

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer February 8, 2023

Dr. Lambach sitting at his desk inside the testing center

A picture of my bookcase filled with plenty of YA novels that hold descriptions similar to this one

This is how I believe a YA author would describe me

Addy Cousins, Podcast Manager February 3, 2023

She doesn’t giggle; she has a deep laugh that can carry on for far longer than appropriate. Now, I won’t say the over-used, ultimate-cringe phrase “she’s not like other girls” because in many...

The Central Scoop: Episode Eleven

The Central Scoop: Episode Eleven

Lauren Brace and Addy Cousins February 1, 2023 For this episode, we invited guests Autumn VanSolkema and Juliana Lieuwen to discuss their experiences as student drivers. What have been the biggest...

a picture from the regionals competition of HOSA

HOSA brings together the health professionals of tomorrow

Addy Cousins, Podcast Manager January 30, 2023

Science teacher Chad Scholten is the advisor for the HOSA club here at FHC and has been since 2017. He knows HOSA has many attributes that allow for a wide variety of students to participate. However,...

The Central Scoop: Episode Ten

The Central Scoop: Episode Ten

Lauren Brace and Addy Cousins January 26, 2023 Listen to this week's episode as we recap some of the highlights from Central High School's talent show! Hear from the perspectives of a performer, stage...

A cover art of the new motion picture Avatar: The Way of Water

The new sequel Avatar: Way of Water was fun to watch but unnecessary

Addy Cousins, Podcast Manager January 25, 2023

If a movie took 12 years to make and is three hours and 12 minutes long, I would expect an absolutely perfect masterpiece of a film. The sequel to Avatar, Avatar: The Way of Water was most definitely not...

A picture of me, Hannah Levering, and Marie Betz waiting for the bus back in elementary school when I could only think of growing up and going to Hogwarts

I am drastically different but somehow exactly the same as Peter Pan

Addy Cousins, Podcast Manager January 20, 2023

I am not Peter Pan.  He is terrified of the idea of growing up–so absolutely petrified of what he imagines it is like to be an adult. So, he ran to Neverland, where both the lost boys and he would...

The Central Scoop: Episode Nine

The Central Scoop: Episode Nine

Lauren Brace and Addy Cousins January 18, 2023 Have you ever wondered what it's like to be in Odyssey of the Mind? Learn all about what it's like from the experience of your hosts and special guests,...

A picture of my favorite Target blanket on my favorite chair in the iconic Mr. Georges classroom

Target is in the loving spirt with their new Valentines Day themed blankets

Addy Cousins, Podcast Manager January 17, 2023

It is not Valentine's Day. It is not even February. I have no reason to look forward to the season of love, but Target clearly has someone to celebrate with and decided to break out the candles early....

The Central Scoop: Episode Eight

The Central Scoop: Episode Eight

Lauren Brace and Addy Cousins January 12, 2023 For this episode, learn about the fulfillment of being an English teacher from the perspective of Kenneth and Jordan George. What are their favorite...

Here is a picture of Billy as he sprints down the court

Billy Musgraves creates space on the court and in his heart

Addy Cousins, Podcast Manager January 11, 2023

Sophomore William Musgraves, or as he is more commonly known, Billy, reflects on his freshman season of basketball: his first year in high school athletics with new coaches and teammates. Billy loved the...

A picture of my mom and I during a memory that is slowly slipping away

Life is simply passing me by

Addy Cousins, Podcast Manager January 8, 2023

Tuesday in my fifth-hour Advanced Psychology class, I was asked to reflect on the past year. I was not filled with cold dread, nor did I scream in surprise as I failed to remember the past month, let alone...

The Central Scoop: Episode Seven

The Central Scoop: Episode Seven

Lauren Brace and Addy Cousins January 4, 2023

We are back from break and super excited to be back in the studio! For this episode, we brought on the Alt sisters to discuss our love of reading. We talked about our favorite couples, books, and tropes....

A photo from Madeline Chapmans latest choir solo

Sophomore Madeline Chapman is a true lover of singing

Addy Cousins, Podcast Manager December 12, 2022

Sophomore Madeline Chapman didn’t have a person or an artist influence her; instead, her passion came from a movie.  “I remember that I used to watch The Sound of Music every week,” Madeline...

The Central Scoop: Episode Six

The Central Scoop: Episode Six

Lauren Brace and Addy Cousins December 7, 2022

With this episode of The Central Scoop, find out what it's like for the current freshmen at Forest Hills Central High School! Does high school live up to expectations? We loved chatting with and hearing...

The People who join me in my fantasies and are also obsessed with Harry Potter

Fantasy is my reality

Addy Cousins, Podcast Manager December 7, 2022

There is a difference between being stuck and not leaving. I am in the middle—a feeling of enclosure and pleasure all at once.  I was always the kid with “her head up in the clouds;” it was as...

The cover photo for this new Christmas film displaying the starring actors and the classic red and green holiday colors

The new Christmas movie Spirited was a worthwhile experience

Addy Cousins, Podcast Manager December 1, 2022

Out from the attic came box after box, my siblings laughing and the dog's tails wagging. Christmas is associated with joy, and my family felt the pure wonder of the holiday as we decorated both our house...

A blurry photo of the night sky and the road up north when I realized I am truly okay

I am lost, but I will be okay

Addy Cousins, Podcast Manager December 1, 2022

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I'll start by saying I am immensely thankful for the nine years I had you in my life.  You quite literally shaped me to be who I am today. I definitely would not be so...

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