• Buy Candy Cane Grams at lunch on Dec. 8th and 9th for $1.00
  • Ranger Country Dodgeball Tournament is Tuesday, Dec. 7th, starting at 3:30 in the Old Gym
  • Senior Ceiling Tile Painting is Monday, Dec. 6th from 3-5 p.m. in the cafeteria
  • Winter break is Dec. 17th to Jan. 3rd
  • Ranger Challenge Assembly Friday, Dec. 10th
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, Staff Writer

Addy is a sophomore, and this is her second year on The Central Trend. Addy's love for writing inspired her to join the school newspaper, and it has helped her find a new way of writing that she hopes to stick with. Addy loves basketball, reading, and going to her cottage.

Her favorite food: Sushi

Where she wants to travel to: Greece

Addy's favorite animal: Dogs, as she has two of them

Favorite show: Modern Family

All content by Addy Cousins
8-Bit Christmas was a great time filler

8-Bit Christmas was a great time filler

December 3, 2021

Can I start by saying I absolutely love Neil Patrick Harris? He is an amazing and talented actor who nails every role he plays.  In 8-Bit Christmas, Harris plays a dad who is spending quality time...

TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2021: Addy Cousins

TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2021: Addy Cousins

November 23, 2021

To my sister - for being the one person I know won’t leave me At first, I wanted nothing more than to get my own room and get away from you, but now I relish the time I spend with you, the stories...

The true me can be found when I am alone

The true me can be found when I am alone

November 19, 2021

Is it truly that rare to wish for more alone time?  I relish every second I can spend alone. It is far too normal to find me sitting on the floor in front of my full-length mirror with my back and...

The art club makes a comeback

The art club makes a comeback

November 16, 2021

Senior Katie Hoffman is excited to run for the student leadership role of FHC’s art club president.  Elections for president and vice president are coming up, and Katie's love for art compelled her...

Here is the cover for the new marvel show What If

What If is the perfect addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

November 12, 2021

When I saw What If on my Disney+ home screen, I was instantly filled with excitement at the idea of a new Marvel show.  As a devoted Marvel fan, I had already seen the other two Marvel shows released...

A picture of me over the summer when I didn’t have to think about the fear of change

I hide in the shadows of repetition

November 5, 2021

I shine under the dull lights of routine and normalcy. I crave the repetition of my day, knowing what to expect when I get home and planning out my night in my head, noticing how it matches to the night...

Junior Rylie Scobey spends her Friday nights during the football season on the track, while cheering on the team.

Rylie Scobey’s cheer journey has greatly impacted who she is

November 2, 2021

While at cheer camp over the summer, junior Rylie Scobey and her fellow cheerleaders won a special award and brought home an even more unique trophy.  Every summer before sideline cheer season starts,...

The over for the new Disney+ show Just Beyond

Just Beyond is eight episodes of spooky lessons

October 29, 2021

With Halloween being just around the corner, Disney jumped on the holiday spirit with a new spooky show.  Though a cute idea, the new Disney+ show—Just Beyond—is cheesy and unconnected. I couldn't...

Spooky Humans: Mackenzie Roy

Spooky Humans: Mackenzie Roy

October 26, 2021

“I was around ten years old. I was trick-or-treating around Lowell with my brothers, and we were just going around houses getting candy when we started seeing these teenage guys, and ten-year-old me...

here is a picture of me and one of my little cousins over the summer

I make small changes to my personality, but I am still me

October 22, 2021

My voice goes from its usual low volume to a high-pitched, soft whisper when speaking to adults. I am kind, collected, and have perfect manners when in the presence of my elders.  With friends, I am...

Intro to Business Q&As: Jake Koning - Travel Buddy

Intro to Business Q&As: Jake Koning – Travel Buddy

October 19, 2021

Product: Travel Buddy Instagram: @TravelBuddyMichigan Group members: Jake Koning (president), Miles Duiven (marketing), Benjamin Chapman (sales), Rayyan Dar (finance), and Samuel Rabideau (supply...

A picture of the deceased rat the students of Forensics were studing

The Forensics class has a multitude of learning opportunities

October 19, 2021

While examining deceased rats is rather disgusting and not a typical science lesson, the study of entomology in the Forensics elective creates an environment for students to learn and grow.  Jon Anderson—the...

This is the poster for the new Disney + show, The Mysterious Benedict Society.

The Mysterious Benedict Society was a jaw-dropping masterpiece

October 15, 2021

The Mysterious Benedict Society had the hair on my arms standing on end. Each episode is more intriguing than the last, engaging me through the spectacular finale.  My family and I have a tradition...

Seder Middaugh out on the football field during one of his games.

Freshman Seder Middaugh is living the high school dream through football

October 8, 2021

Freshman Seder Middaugh has a unique name; the story of how he acquired the name is even more interesting.  While at a race track, watching the cars zoom by, one name stuck in the mind of Seder's father....

The Nature of Witches is a magical way to spread a warning

The Nature of Witches is a magical way to spread a warning

October 2, 2021

When two differing genres smash together, it can either be a spectacular fail or a spectacular success. Thankfully, the novel The Nature of Witches beautifully combines real-world issues with a fantasy...

Cascade Heritage Day is the key to community bonding

Cascade Heritage Day is the key to community bonding

September 21, 2021

According to history teacher and wrestling coach Brad Anderson, Cascade Heritage Day is a great way to celebrate the Native Americans who first settled on this land.  Cascade has a rich history that...

Fruition is an incredible addition to downtown Ada

Fruition is an incredible addition to downtown Ada

September 17, 2021

I've heard many positive things about acai bowls, but I had never tried one before. So, off to Fruition, I went.   This was my second time entering Fruition, and I still enjoyed the calming sense...

Improv Team Q&As: Sofia Hargis-Acevedo

Improv Team Q&As: Sofia Hargis-Acevedo

September 16, 2021

What made you decide to join Improv? “I was apprehensive about whether or not I wanted to try out for the Improv Team at first. However, after a chain of very long text messages from [alumna] Linus...

A picture of the sunrise I took this morning well waiting for the bus.

It’s the third week of school, yet my motivation has disappeared

September 10, 2021

School. I’ll admit that I only enjoy the social aspects. The workload, the stress, and the grades all add up to a dislike of every part of school.  I recently acquired a job—most days I can get...

Izzie Scholler has managed to balance golf and school spectacularly

Izzie Scholler has managed to balance golf and school spectacularly

September 7, 2021

Freshman Izzie Scholler is a part of the JV Golf Team. She hopes to play golf all four years of high school as she wants to see her progress throughout these next four years. Golf is a hard sport that...

The film poster for Netflixs The Kissing Booth Three

The Kissing Booth 3 was an utter disaster

September 3, 2021
The Kissing Booth 3 was a chaotic close to the series.
Black Widow is in theaters now and is available on Disney+ with premiere access.

Black Widow blew my expectations out of the water

August 11, 2021

This review contains subtle spoilers for the film Avengers: Endgame. For many reasons, I had been highly anticipating the release of Marvel's newest movie, Black Widow. Besides my obvious love for...

A picture of me and my siblings, and it seems we are picture perfect

Expectations are always present in my life

June 11, 2021

I have high expectations for everything. I set expectations for how my day will go and find that I am always so disappointed. I realized this a few weeks ago. And if we're being honest, it has changed...

This is the cover of Remi Wolfs EP We Love Dogs!

The EP We Love Dogs! was an epic fail

June 2, 2021
I’m sure Remi Wolf has an amazing voice, and I wish she would show it off; instead, we get different levels of unclear auto-tuned words jumbled together. 
Here is Kasey Dantuma in front of a locker during school.

Kasey Dantuma’s relationship with his dad is built on soccer

May 19, 2021

Freshman Kasey Dantuma found his love of soccer through his father.  Soccer is one of the biggest parts of his relationship with his dad, who coached him for four years at the YMCA.  Watching soccer...

This weekend Hannah and I went around our neighborhood in the Mule.

Summer is my freedom, and I miss it dearly

May 19, 2021

The weather was finally nice enough that I wouldn’t freeze to death if I took out the Mule Four Wheeler my parents had recently bought. I called my friend and told her I was coming to pick her up.  We...

For students who want to learn more through movies, Netflix offers a variety of options.

Movies prove to be a helpful learning tool in a unique classroom setup

May 5, 2021
“Movies can help the students understand the plot better by comparing the book and the movie,” Fisher said. 
Me and one of my closest friends when I felt truly happy.

I am content yet still struggling

February 15, 2021

If asked how I am, the answer ranges depending on how close I am to that person. If a stranger asks, my answer is the generic “Good, thanks, how are you?” If a friend asks, I’ll say, “I’m doing...

Mattie Sexton at a soccer game standing at the sideline.

Junior Mattie Sexton perseveres through a torn ACL to achieve her dream of playing soccer

February 1, 2021

Junior Madison Sexton, more commonly known as Mattie, started her high school experience in a wheelchair due to tearing her ACL.  “I was really nervous going into my freshman year just because I...

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My taste in music seems to change from day to day

December 11, 2020

If someone asked me what my favorite genre of music is, I would not be able to give a straight answer. I don’t care what type of music it is; if it’s a quality song, it's worth listening to no matter...

Julie and The Phantoms is a kid’s show that took me by surprise

Julie and The Phantoms is a kid’s show that took me by surprise

December 4, 2020

I first started watching Julie and The Phantoms with my younger siblings. When I took a quick glance at the show, it seemed cheesy, annoying, and cliché. However, when I took an even closer look, I noticed...

Mornings are hit-or-miss for high schoolers

Mornings are hit-or-miss for high schoolers

December 4, 2020

Freshman Andrew Shepel begins each day with a wonderfully crafted breakfast.  “[The] best part of my morning is after my first hour,” Andrew said. “My mom will bring me food before my second...

Over the Moon shows how to love

Over the Moon shows how to love

November 20, 2020

Over the Moon is your basic Disney movie—however, not produced by Disney.  Over the Moon is an animated movie directed by Glen Keane—a former Disney director—and co-directed by John Kahrs. The...

Dayna Straub lives life amongst her many pets

Dayna Straub lives life amongst her many pets

November 19, 2020

Sophomore Dayna Straub embodies responsibility through her motley collection of pets. Dayna has three cats, five chickens, and a dog. They are named Bow, Penny, Milo, Cleo, Nugget, Mable, Ruby, and...

These are my obsessions

These are my obsessions

November 13, 2020

When I like something, I can’t just like it—I have to dive down deep and develop an obsession.  It all started when I first read the novel Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. I was a small and...

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