• Exams for freshmen through juniors will be Friday June 4th, Monday June 7th, and Tuesday June 8th
  • Tuesday June 8th is the last day of school for freshmen through juniors
  • FHC Graduation is the on evening of Monday, May 17

The Central Trend

Alissa Minard

Alissa Minard, Staff Writer

Alissa Minard is a senior and entering her first year on staff of The Central Trend. She is a dancer at Michigan Ballet Academy. Having lived only in Michigan, she hopes to travel and live all over the world. She is planning on getting a degree in journalism and possibly graphic design.

Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, dancing, hanging out with friends/family, and crafting

Favorite Animated Movie: Anastasia

Favorite Trip: Danced all over Poland for about three weeks

Favorite Summer Activity: Tubing

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Humans of FHC: Taylor Koetsier

Humans of FHC: Taylor Koetsier

May 15, 2019

“[If I could change one thing about the world, it would be] the way we view people before we even know them. I think, obviously, everyone knows this, but everyone is so quick to judge whether they think...

A letter to my dance family

A letter to my dance family

May 8, 2019

The definition of a friend is a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection. Everyone has a slightly different idea as to what friendship means to them. However, this does...

Ouija - Filmfest Preview Q&A

Ouija – Filmfest Preview Q&A

May 3, 2019

Film: Ouija Producers: Madison Bruno, Madisyn Bunke, Grace Kline, and Katie McClure Interviewee: Madisyn Bunke 1. What's your film about? "Our film is about a girl named Jane who throws a party,...

Little was everything I expected and more

Little was everything I expected and more

April 30, 2019

There is a meager amount of comedy movies that have a good message, and most of them are older. It has been a while since one was played in movie theaters. Well, that changed on April 12 when a new...

Humans of FHC: Hannah Richardson

Humans of FHC: Hannah Richardson

April 30, 2019

“I regret that freshman year I didn't do more. I was very concerned about what people thought of me or what image I put out for the rest of the world. I was like, ‘Oh, this isn't cool to do,’ or...

A story of early morning

A story of early morning

April 22, 2019

Beep, beep, beep… Beep, beep, beep... The atrocious sound of my alarm wakes me from my deep sleep. A wonderful dream ends abruptly because of a sound that gives me PTSD. Every day that I hear this...

Jackson Montuoro rows his way through high school

Jackson Montuoro rows his way through high school

April 11, 2019

Keeping up with a sport for all four years of high school can be difficult, especially when it was not the first choice of sport, and for senior Jackson Montuoro, going to practices and not really wanting...

Dullness is the current reality

Dullness is the current reality

April 10, 2019

Children are born dreamers. They are born to believe the notions we put in their heads. They are born creating crazy things with only the ideas racing around in their skulls. The key phrase here is...

The Lost Girls of Paris changed my perspective on historical fiction

The Lost Girls of Paris changed my perspective on historical fiction

March 26, 2019

To be honest, history is not that interesting to me, unless it is a book-worthy story. I am more of a fantasy and fiction type of girl who will occasionally read historical fiction. I don’t want to...

Life is more than a measurement of time

Life is more than a measurement of time

March 18, 2019

Life. This is a word with a considerably large list of definitions. Each person has an unique idea of what life means to them. For a scientist, it may be an organismic state characterized by capacity...

One Plus One was not the great story and lesson I expected

One Plus One was not the great story and lesson I expected

March 13, 2019

The power of collaboration greatly outweighs that of individual work. As a person who generally works alone, I never truly realized that. I always thought that it wasn’t worth the bickering to work...

Humans of FHC: Megan Troutt

Humans of FHC: Megan Troutt

March 12, 2019

“So Abbey Stone and I made this cake last year; she is a really good baker. We spent [a long] time making [the] cake for our ASL three/four class last year because we were all really close. The seniors...

Words have lost their meaning

Words have lost their meaning

March 4, 2019

Words. They are crucial when it comes to communicating and have been around a long time. Their length varies, and they sound different from each other, even though the individual letters do not. Words...

AP Chemistry warrants a morning commute for three FHE students

AP Chemistry warrants a morning commute for three FHE students

March 1, 2019

Twenty minutes in the car, two hours at a desk, and twenty more minutes in the car only to spend more time at a desk. Driving from FHE to FHC and back to FHE for the rest of the day. Three students endure...

Ethan Vredenburg spends his time on a diamond made of dirt

Ethan Vredenburg spends his time on a diamond made of dirt

February 27, 2019

Four bases, placed neatly in the shape of a diamond on the ballfield dirt, surround the pitcher’s mound. Cleanly cut grass separates the outfield from the infield. Two teams throw and hit a white ball...

Nina Nesbitt's album The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change is a great comeback

Nina Nesbitt’s album The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change is a great comeback

February 26, 2019

There are so many people who are trying to make it big in the harsh world of the music industry. Actually, quite a few new artists are starting to get their name out there. I enjoy listening to fresh...

The unknown is a scary thing

The unknown is a scary thing

February 18, 2019

My life has been a never-ending cycle. I do pretty much the same things every day; I go to school, then dance, and then I do homework. I even have a routine for the weekends. My schedule is so full...

Gabriel

Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias raised my spirits from stressed to less stressed

February 11, 2019

Lately, my life has been pretty stressful. Finding the right path for my future is demanding, especially when I am not totally sure what I want to do yet. So, I have been looking for an outlet for my stress,...

The hard truth of wanting a successful life

The hard truth of wanting a successful life

February 5, 2019

In Missouri, an elegant gate opens to reveal a grand house. An extravagant foyer is the first thing to be seen upon opening the front door. A content family is huddled in the living room, enjoying some...

Life doesn't have to be like a comedy movie

Life doesn’t have to be like a comedy movie

January 25, 2019

Reunions are somewhat of a common part of the storyline in comedy films. The main character is apprehensive to go back to their class reunion because they were teased for being a nerd or for wearing wacky...

Wildroast Coffee Co. is the coffee shop I've been waiting for

Wildroast Coffee Co. is the coffee shop I’ve been waiting for

January 14, 2019

There is nothing better than having strong coffee warm your throat, eating sweet pastries that make your taste buds dance, and being with friends to laugh with, all at one time. So when I heard about a...

Stephanie Postmaa turned her love into a career

Stephanie Postmaa turned her love into a career

January 10, 2019

Senior Stephanie Postmaa has always had a deep love for animals. Whether it be a dog and a cat or a bearded dragon and a turtle, she prefers to be around animals rather than people. “They are just...

My past is held in a box

My past is held in a box

January 7, 2019

A lime green shoebox is perched on a rack in my cramped closet. “Kelly & Katie” is printed on the black-and-white spotted lid in neat letters. The ballet flats that were once inside are long gone,...

Jeff Tweedy's album Warm left me feeling disappointed

Jeff Tweedy’s album Warm left me feeling disappointed

December 17, 2018

I have been feeling bored recently. My life consists of the same things every day; nothing new or exciting happens to me much. So, I decided to go hunting for music outside my normal pop realm in hopes...

Who will I be?

Who will I be?

December 10, 2018

Extravagant tiaras and ornate costumes sparkle in the stage light. Sweat drips down smiling faces creating a pinkish glow. Backstage, people hastily prepare for what's to come. This is what I live for,...

Books and Mortar lives up to the cozy vibes of a bookstore

Books and Mortar lives up to the cozy vibes of a bookstore

December 7, 2018

There is something about bookstores that make them homely yet mystifying. Whether it is the unknown adventures trapped in the bindings of each book or the quiet and warm atmosphere that envelopes each...

Savannah Elenbaas embraced her roots on the other side of the world

Savannah Elenbaas embraced her roots on the other side of the world

December 3, 2018

A decrepit staircase leads closer and closer to the burning sun. A stone doorway is one of many in the narrow maze. Bullet holes decorate the walls with memories of the past. Lush land plunges to form...

Sometimes I wish I was a child again

Sometimes I wish I was a child again

November 29, 2018

Finger painting, dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets, training wheels, and dolls. Oh, how I wish to go back to the carefree times of childhood. I miss the times when being sassy was cute and having baby...

Bohemian Rhapsody increased my love for Queen

Bohemian Rhapsody increased my love for Queen

November 23, 2018

The moment I saw the ad for the movie Bohemian Rhapsody, I became ecstatic. I am in love with Queen’s music; the variety of elements in each of their songs makes them seem fearless. However, I was...

Senior tiles add color and personality to the halls

Senior tiles add color and personality to the halls

November 14, 2018

“Varsity dance” is painted in bold red and green letters that stand out against the crumbly white background. A girl leaps in the center of a circle, composed of the initials LL, RN, MM, and AZ. Neat...

A world full of beauty and ugliness

A world full of beauty and ugliness

November 13, 2018

As I drive to school, the glistening sun begins to show its sleepy face through the trees. The vibrant colors of orange, yellow, and pink spill across the sky, waking all that is near. The smooth voices...

Tamino's album Amir is nothing short of amazing

Tamino’s album Amir is nothing short of amazing

November 5, 2018

Frustrated. That was how I felt on Nov. 1 as I tried to find good music that isn’t constantly on the radio. I wanted something unique, something unexpected, something that made me feel again. I...

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