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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

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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 Netflix's 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...


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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