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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, Podcast Manager

Addy is a junior, and this is her third year on The Central Trend. She is also one of the Podcast Managers this year. Addy's love for writing inspired her to join the school newspaper, and it has helped her love writing even more and she has made great connections because of the class. Addy loves basketball, reading, and hanging out with her friends and family.

Her favorite food: Spaghetti

Where she wants to travel to: Greece

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

Favorite show: Modern Family or Gilmore Girls

All content by Addy Cousins
A Picture of Vaughn, his brother, and the buck they took down together

Hunting is vital to Vaughn Cheslek

October 1, 2022

Hunting is undoubtedly an American pastime largely enjoyed by the population. Junior Vaughn Cheslek is not an exception to this luxuriated tradition: he started his hunting journey at the ripe age of two...

A picture of the iconic main characters at the premier for Do Revenge

Do Revenge is iconic

September 28, 2022

I don’t typically delight in revengeful actions, but Do Revenge held my attention in captivity, and I was immersed in each revenge-fueled action. Revenge proved to be my cup of tea.  Do Revenge...

The cover for season three of HSMTMTS featuring the old and new cast members

Our generation is handed re-runs and spin-offs and High School Musical the Musical the Series season three shows why they are all dreadful

September 21, 2022

Everything from the name to the acting is a mouthful in regards to Disney+’s spin-off show: High School Musical: The Musical The Series.  I was talking to my dad about my plan for the day during...

a collage of nail designs and colors

Fingernails are a small insight to someone’s whole personality

September 14, 2022

Nails are made from keratin or skin appendages, which can also be found in your hair. Coincidentally, both of these body parts are painted to fit the comfort of a person.  It is ever so common to see...

The cover for the movie on Netflix Look Both Ways

Look Both Ways is one of the best Netflix movies this year

September 7, 2022

I had just finished a movie with my sister and her best friend when suddenly, I was blissfully alone. That is when I turned on Look Both Ways and I settled into my couch with a thick and fuzzy blanket...

A collage of the objects that make my summer

The objects that make my summer

June 4, 2022

Summer is the most talked-about season.  Summer is filled with memories like the air in a hot air balloon. Thinking through my past summers and towards the summer speeding down the highway towards...

A picture of an abundance of Teleties that all look amazing

Teleties are an essential addition to the business and fashion worlds

May 27, 2022

If you frequently visit the site, then you will recognize the name Teleties. Madi Evans has written reviews on their astounding hair ties, but she has yet to dive into the start of the business. So, I...

Here is a picture of the clouds as they are preparing for rain, but still trying to hold in the tears

Why I love the rain

May 20, 2022

I love the rain. The splat on my window is the most calming sound as it soothes me to sleep.  Rain signals peace.  So as the clouds let it out, as they wail and scream, I am serene. Tears leak...

Here is the cover for Moonshot the new HBO Max movie

Moonshot did not wow me instead left me with disappointment

May 13, 2022

I was highly disappointed by the new HBO Max movie Moonshot. Lana Candor, who is most commonly known from To All The Boys I've Loved Before, and Cole Sprouse played the two most annoying characters...

Prom Court Q&As: Rachel Marco

Prom Court Q&As: Rachel Marco

May 12, 2022

What was your reaction to getting in prom court? "I was really excited about getting on prom court. I wasn't at the assembly because of an AP exam, so I was very surprised when my friends told me." What...

A picture of me in Florida over spring break on of the events that broke up my dull yet content lifestyle

I have run out of things to write about

May 6, 2022

I'm sitting in my third hour. I should be studying for the exam tomorrow, but my mind is full of other classes, and mostly with a question: what on earth can I write about?  There is no new sadness...

Here is a picture of the seniors on the first day of their senior year, a memory they will all hold as they enter the last day of school.

The Senior Recognition Ceremony is an honorable way to honor the graduating seniors

May 4, 2022

Senior Recognition is a staple in senior year. It marks the end of an era for the seniors at FHC. Assistant principal Whitley Morse is thrilled at the chance to honor the graduating class despite differences...

The cover for the new game show in Netflix

Netflix caught me off guard with the new game show BS

April 29, 2022

Opening Netflix, I was extremely caught off guard when the word "bullsh*t" was in bold with purple around it on my television screen.  Curiosity bested me, and I found myself clicking on the bolded swear...

a picture of the logo college board uses for the SAT

Future students are presented with an online SAT

April 22, 2022

Almost every student can relate to the pure boredom and fear of the SAT test. The long reading, writing, and endless studying for anything and everything puts most students in agony.  The SAT is a...

Sophomore Sam Wordhouse and his older brother, who he looks up to

Sam Wordhouse has grown closer to his brother as he grows older

April 19, 2022

In the middle of the night at a random forgotten gas station, sophomore Sam Wordhouse and his older brother had to stop to take some photos. “[My favorite picture was when] I was driving up to the...

This is the poster for The 355

The 355 was a monstrosity of a movie

April 1, 2022

I had seen the ad for the new Peacock movie The 355 plenty of times before, but I hadn’t considered watching it.  While contemplating what to write my review on, I saw the ad yet again. I called...

A picture of me on a summer day in downtown Ada

Are slushies or milkshakes better?

March 25, 2022

My summer has a specific taste. Coke and Mountain Dew slushies mixed into the semi-perfect blend. I laugh as I fill my cup, looking incompetent as I try to put the lid on my slushie. I walk around downtown...

Here is a picture of the robotics team after winning their first competiton of the season

The robotics team builds their way to victory

March 22, 2022

Senior Zachary Moore is a new member to the robotics team but has looked forward to joining for a long time.  “Well, part [of the reason I joined] is because my brother used to be a part of the team,”...

The promotional photo for the new Disney and Pixar movie Turning Red

Turning Red is the new standard for Disney and Pixar movies

March 18, 2022

Disney and Pixar’s new movie, Turning Red, had me overdosing on adorableness while still tackling real issues.  There were many aspects of the movie that I thoroughly enjoyed, such as the plot. The...

A picture of the sunrise I took on my way to the bus stop

Repetition no longer comforts me

March 11, 2022

Each day is the same—a repetitive blur.  My four alarms rouse me from my peaceful slumber, and I scramble and trip to the bathroom to do the same routine I have followed for two years. I drift through...

here is a photo of Remington Ingraham and two dogs

Remmie Ingraham has triumphed her many injuries to get where she is today

March 8, 2022

Senior Remmie Ingraham is dedicated to athletics. She played basketball and other sports at clubs and school, but after her third ACL tear, she was faced with the harsh truth: she could no longer play...

I am ashamed of the mediocre plot of season six of Supergirl

I am ashamed of the mediocre plot of season six of Supergirl

March 4, 2022

I had exceptionally high expectations for the sixth and final season of the show I had devoted much of my time and mental space to for at least three years.  However, I was devastated by the mediocrity...

A photo of a fall outfit that uses beige or muted colors

Each season brings a new color palette for fashion

February 25, 2022

As each season passes, my wardrobe follows the flow of change. I go through my dresser and closet to donate unworn articles of clothing. I move the proper attire for the season's weather to the top of...

A picture of Nate Evans next to his car

Nate Evans has learned how to be independent, acting as a useful skill set

February 23, 2022

Senior Nate Evans has always been slightly independent. From a young age, he has always attempted to complete tasks on his own, venturing from the path of the parental reliance that most kids follow. He...

The cover for the show Bel-Air with main character Will Smith

The new show Bel-Air is a masterpiece

February 22, 2022

I have only ever watched a few episodes of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, but when the first ad for the remake, Bel-Air, came across my screen, I was compelled to watch at least the first episode—I am...

A pictue of my sister Lulu  cleaning her desk

The difference between the motivated and the unmotivated

February 11, 2022

There are two types of people—the motivated and the unmotivated.  I classify myself as an unmotivated person who experiences random bursts of motivation, and I find I rely on others to push me.  On...

The iconic Disney castle, which FHCs choir will soon be visiting

The Disney World choir trip is highly anticipated by all those involved

February 8, 2022

This year, fifty students will get a chance to experience the joy of Disney World while partaking in a choir trip. Every two years, the choir classes take a trip to Disney, and this is one of those exhilarating...

The Last Graduate is a great continuation of a magical world

The Last Graduate is a great continuation of a magical world

February 4, 2022

The first book of the series is A Deadly Education and it was spectacular, and now, a year later, The Last Graduate has been released, and I am yet again enthralled by the magic.  The book follows...

I am far too nice

I am far too nice

January 28, 2022

If it’s possible—I am simply too nice.  I learned manners at a young age, and as the oldest sibling, I always found myself correcting my siblings or over-saying please on their behalf.  This...

Jonas Vander Woude’s love for basketball stretches through all aspects of his life

Jonas Vander Woude’s love for basketball stretches through all aspects of his life

January 25, 2022

Sophomore Jonas Vander Woude spends a great quantity of his time in the gym.  His skills are impressive, especially considering he is the youngest member of the varsity basketball team, and most of...

Unearthed: A Jessica Cruz Story cured my boredom and satisfied my curiosity

Unearthed: A Jessica Cruz Story cured my boredom and satisfied my curiosity

January 21, 2022

Curiosity flooded my senses as I wandered past the graphic novel section and saw the book Unearthed: A Jessica Cruz Story by Lilliam Rivera. Usually, I don’t stray from the fantasy genre, but my...

I am working to fix my lack of motivation

I am working to fix my lack of motivation

January 14, 2022

My four alarms wake me up at six in the morning every day. I claw my way out of bed and catch myself on my dresser before I fall as my eyes adjust.  I wake up each morning dreading the day ahead of...

Tattoos are more than ink; they are a meaningful reminder

Tattoos are more than ink; they are a meaningful reminder

January 12, 2022

Seniors Kayleigh Ford and Ava Wilberding knew that as soon as they turned eighteen, they wanted to get a tattoo.  Both friends agreed that their first tattoos should be meaningful. Both Kayleigh and...

The new show Hawkeye is an amazing addition to Marvel

The new show Hawkeye is an amazing addition to Marvel

December 17, 2021

When the opening credits of Hawkeye appeared on my small iPad screen, the joy of the theatre came back to me.  Lately, Marvel has been at the top of their game, each new show and movie seemingly perfect....

The traditions behind fake and real Christmas trees

The traditions behind fake and real Christmas trees

December 10, 2021

Every year, Thanksgiving and Black Friday pass by in a blur, and the Saturday after, I find myself in the back of my dad's truck on the way to a tree farm.  It’s my family’s tradition to walk around...

Katie McAllister has a multitude of hobbies that all correlate to crafts

Katie McAllister has a multitude of hobbies that all correlate to crafts

December 7, 2021

For freshman Katie McAllister, crafts are more than a hobby.  She has been a part of 4H—a crafting group that has booths at local fairs—for longer than she can remember.  “There is this lady—her...

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...

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