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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

Allie Beaumont

Allie Beaumont, Editor in Chief

Allie Beaumont is a Senior on The Central Trend. She is entering her fourth and final year on staff and could not be more excited. This year she received the position of Editor and Chief alongside her fellow Editor Sofia. Aside from writing, she is very passionate about cheerleading. She is a part of the FHC Varsity Sideline team and has been for the past four years. She is now cheer captain and loves everything about football season. This year on staff, she hopes to grow her writing skills even more and touch the lives of people who read her work. Overall, she will cherish every moment of her senior year and the time she has left with her class and on The Central Trend.

Favorite color: Light pink

Favorite season: Winter

Starbucks order: Strawberry Acai Lemonade with light ice and no inclusions

Comfort movie: 50 First Dates

All content by Allie Beaumont
She is just another name on the wall

She is just another name on the wall

Allie Beaumont, Editor in Chief May 7, 2023

It’s a strange feeling knowing you accomplished all your goals. It’s hard to move forward and move on when you don’t have anything to work towards anymore. It’s unsettling to know that this will...

Happy birthday to my beautiful best friend

Happy birthday to my beautiful best friend

Allie Beaumont, Editor in Chief April 26, 2023

I’ve told you the story of my first impression of you probably a million times over the course of our friendship, but for the people who haven’t had the pleasure of having a front-row seat to the Mia...

Mia Martin and I at the Michigan state football game.

The game will fade, and she will thrive

Allie Beaumont, Editor in Cheif April 26, 2023

For the past couple of months, many of my stories have been stuck in the past. Due to circumstance, I have been dwelling over my life here at FHC, half the time waiting for its quick end while simultaneously...

A picture out of the plane window on my way home from spring break

The broken picture frame on my shelf

Allie Beaumont, Editor in Chief April 13, 2023

We are perfectly preserved moments of what our brain lets us remember. Every second of rushing chaos or unforgettable expression of ourselves bury deep within; we become a still picture frame on the shelf.  Right...

The 2023 Musical is taking new risks in order to make it the best show yet

The 2023 Musical is taking new risks in order to make it the best show yet

Allie Beaumont, Editor in Chief April 10, 2023

When junior Josie Butler first auditioned to be in the musical, she didn’t think it would involve wearing a wedding dress. However, after receiving her part as Glinda the Good Witch, it became clear...

She will walk these halls forever

She will walk these halls forever

Allie Beaumont, Editor in Chief March 24, 2023

For years, I have watched as the seniors, my sister, the past editors, my old cheer captains, my friends, the goofy guys in the hallway who were for some reason always yelling, the girls who wore impeccable...

the March calendar sitting in front of the brown couch

This time of year, the pattern becomes clear

Allie Beaumont, Editor in Chief March 15, 2023

It’s this time of year.  This time of year gets people. That gets me. The once impeccable word choice dulls. Our word count dwindles. The calendar, once sporadic with yellow highlighted stories,...

Maja Vidinlic posing for a dance photo shoot

Maja Vidinlic has built a life around her passion: dance

Allie Beaumont, Editor in Chief March 13, 2023

Freshman Maja Vidinlic has known what she wants to be since the age of two. At least, that's when her dance career first started.  “I started dancing because of my sister,” Maja said. “She is...

Pictures of me from the last 4 years

I want to be her, but I don’t need to be her anymore

Allie Beaumont, Editor in Chief March 8, 2023

Something I am really trying to remember lately is that it's not my job to make you like me. It's something that, hypothetically, I know, but that I have never really grasped or obtained in my real life...

Little pictures from my weekend with my sister!

I am trying to look forward to the life I have been given

Allie Beaumont, Editor in Chief March 1, 2023

The other day, I was visiting my sister, and we were both dreading the week to come as it meant we had to wait many more weeks until we got to see each other again. And, in our despair, she started...

Gone Boarding allows students to cultivate both a creative and adventurous side that no other class offers

Gone Boarding allows students to cultivate both a creative and adventurous side that no other class offers

Allie Beaumont, Editor in Chief February 27, 2023

According to senior Sydney VanLente, there is only one class that offers students enough freedom to have exhilarating and sometimes slightly chaotic experiences, and that class is Gone Boarding. One...

Senior Tile Painting: Photo Gallery

Senior Tile Painting: Photo Gallery

Allie Beaumont, Photographer February 24, 2023

Sometimes its a storm and sometimes its a fine mist

Sometimes, humans cry; it’s ok

Allie Beaumont, Editor in Chief February 22, 2023

Sometimes, I cry.  Sometimes, I cry when I am happy. Sometimes, I cry when I am sad.  Sometimes, I cry when I feel a little bit broken, and sometimes, I cry when I am at peace with the world around...

Senior Will Pointer at Crew

Will Pointer has built long lasting relationships through his time on the water

Allie Beaumont, Editor in Chief February 22, 2023

Senior Will Pointer found himself on the water with his friends, abandoned, sinking, and slightly concerned, but luckily for Will, this was just an average crew practice.  “[My friends and I] were...

A visual example of the tight rope I feel like I am walking

My life is nothing but walls and tightropes I can’t cross

Allie Beaumont, Editor in Cheif February 16, 2023

I am always talking about a fine line. There is a fine line between this and that. I am walking on a fine line. And, when I use the phrase, I always picture a metaphorical tightrope of sorts.  I see...

Winterfest Ranger Day: Photo Gallery

Winterfest Ranger Day: Photo Gallery

Allie Beaumont, Editor in Chief February 13, 2023

A picture I took from my car this morning when I saw the sun rise.

This morning I woke up with the light

Allie Beaumont, Editor and Chief February 9, 2023

For the first time in months, I woke up this morning with the sun.  I know that sounds weird considering the sun rising is one of the only actual consistent and reliable things our world has; however,...

The ASL students and the elderly meet at the Fine Arts Center.

[Photo] Signing seniors offers high schoolers a chance to bond with older generations

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor February 3, 2023

The ASL students and the elderly meet at the Fine Arts Center.

The famous Alix Earle

So you want to be Alix Earle

Allie Beaumont, Editor in Chief February 2, 2023

Much like TikTok trends that come and go before you even have the chance to catch up, people can also trend on TikTok. The most recent example of this is Alix Earle.  Alix Earle has been posting on...

A photo of the group of people who have a zero hour choir.

Zero hour students embrace the early morning for the experience

Allie Beaumont, Editor in Chief January 30, 2023

For most high school students, pressing snooze, laying in bed an extra five minutes, and sometimes even skipping first hour are all very common practices.  However, this is not the case for senior...

the famous Stanley cup

The history of the “it girl’ water bottle

Allie Beaumont, Editor in Cheif January 25, 2023

I was in eighth grade when the rise of the VSCO girl trend first started to appear. Looking back, many of my peers and I—now seniors in high school—cringe at the thought of the classic shell necklace...

Happy to know whatever desk I work at next year will look very different.

Life isn’t about waiting for the weekend

Allie Beaumont, Editor and Chief January 23, 2023

I have always been a relatively independent person. From the outside, it may not always seem like it, like how I cling to my sister when she's home from college or ache for social interaction every weekend,...

Thomas Caranos passion lies within the slopes

Thomas Carano’s passion lies within the slopes

Allie Beaumont, Editor in Cheif January 17, 2023

 For most four-year-olds, falling into an endless mound of frigid snow is a cause for tears, but for senior Thomas Carano, it was just one of many skiing memories.  “When I was four years old, I...

Season 2 of Ginny and Georgia was consistent with its entertainment level

Season 2 of Ginny and Georgia was consistent with its entertainment level

Allie Beaumont, Editor in Chief January 10, 2023

Murder, mother-daughter relationship, marriage. These are the core concepts woven throughout the plot of the youthful, yet complex, Netflix series Ginny and Georgia.  Season two of Ginny and Georgia...

The whisper of success

The whisper of success

Allie Beaumont, Editor and Chief January 8, 2023

Like waves finally settling after a storm, the light at the end of the tunnel, the quiet whisper of happiness and triumph. Most people assume that success is loud, that success is something that needs...

what I see when I go into the back end of the website and press on all of my stories.

200 stories later

Allie Beaumont, Editor in Chief December 7, 2022

Dear reader,  Every once in a while, I venture deep into the back-end of this website. I scroll past the add new story tab; I don’t even bother to flash a glance at pending. In fact, I avoid the...

Myles Shoham showing off his blood drive certificate after donating

FHC’s blood drive allows students to help save lives

Allie Beaumont, Editor In Cheif December 5, 2022

There are very few opportunities—especially in high school—where one has the ability to save a life; however, this past week, multiple students have made the conscious decision to donate blood at FHC’s...

These drinks will spice up any average lunch

These drinks will spice up any average lunch

Allie Beaumont, Editor and Chief November 30, 2022

I’ve always had a packed lunch. Growing up, my sister and I were appalled by the idea of hot lunch. I am not exactly sure what originally fueled our hatred for such a common thing, but nonetheless, our...

TCTs The Countless Thanks 2022: Allie Beaumont

TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2022: Allie Beaumont

Allie Beaumont, Editor in Chief November 24, 2022

Mom- Your support and unconditional love have been the most dependable things in my life for as long as I can remember, and sometimes, it feels like it’s the only dependable thing. I know for a fact...

Many picture of Allie cheering from her junior and senior year

In one minute it was almost over

Allie Beaumont, Editor and Chief November 23, 2022

I crossed my fingers with one minute left, and I didn’t uncross them until I was jumping up and down, aggressively hugging my teammates with glistening eyes that were looking at the excitement ahead.  About...

Racheal Yeager diving at one of her many meets

Rachael Yeager is looking forward to becoming a leader on the swim and dive team

Allie Beaumont, Editor in Chief November 20, 2022

Junior Rachael Yeager found herself jumping into the ice-cold water, confident of the vision she had for the season ahead of her; however, what she didn’t see coming was the rat that had her and her...

What Christmas aesthetic fits you best?

What Christmas aesthetic fits you best?

Allie Beaumont, Editor in Chief November 16, 2022

I tend to disregard the fact that money is an essential aspect of life. I throw out comments about future purchases that I hope to follow through on with ease, and when it comes to my future home, it’s...

Caffeine Q&As: Payton Dailey

Caffeine Q&As: Payton Dailey

Allie Beaumont, Editor and Chief November 11, 2022

Name: Payton Dailey Grade: 12 1. What is your reason for not drinking strong forms of caffeine? "I just don’t like the taste of coffee or anything carbonated, so to find a source of caffeine...

Caffeine Q&As: Keyla Acevedo-Hargis

Allie Beaumont, Editor and Chief November 11, 2022

Name: Keyla Hargis-Acevedo 1. How many cups of coffee do you have each day and does it vary from day to day, depending on what you have going on? “On a weekday, about three to four [cups of coffee,]...

Caffeine Q&As: Lara Butlevics

Caffeine Q&As: Lara Butlevics

Allie Beaumont, Editor and Chief November 11, 2022

Name: Lara Butlevics Grade: 12 1. At what age did you start drinking caffeine, and what was your reason for starting the habit? "I started drinking caffeine pretty early; I would say I was 13....

Coffee growing in its natural environment

Your cup of coffee or the world?

Allie Beaumont, Editor and Chief November 10, 2022

When you wake up in the morning, and you hear the satisfying ripple sound your coffee makes as it hits the bottom of your mug, I can almost guarantee your first thought isn’t “hmm, I wonder what environmental...

Is the extra energy worth the negative side effects?

Is the caffeine boost really worth it?

Allie Beaumont, Editor in Chief November 9, 2022

As I was sitting in AP World History, my leg was vigorously shaking up and down while simultaneously matching the rhythm of my uncontrollable pencil tapping.  We had a presentation that day, and I...

Purple Hearts Netflix Movie poster with the two main characters

Purple Hearts was a good rom-com with a bad plot

Allie Beaumont, Editor and Chief November 9, 2022

Most people my age are very aware of politics. Although I am not exactly sure when the shift from being somewhat ignorant to being painfully aware occurred, it happened nonetheless. Given the sensitivity...

a coffee date with my friends and I at Nonnas

My morning cup of coffee

Allie Beaumont, Editor and Chief November 8, 2022

“Ew, this is gross.” “I definitely don’t think I am going to be a coffee drinker.” “I’ll stick to my tea.” These are the words my sister quickly stated after she had her first...

Investigative series: Allie Beaumont - Caffeine, helpful or harmful?

Investigative series: Allie Beaumont – Caffeine, helpful or harmful?

Allie Beaumont, Editor and Chief November 7, 2022

Caffeine, helpful or harmful? With 62% of the population consuming coffee on a daily basis, it raises the question, what are the effects of caffeine? Through this investigative series, topics such as the...

Allie Beaumont, Mia Martin, and Kami Koetsier together in Ada.

When the advice comes spilling out

Allie Beaumont, Editor In Chief November 2, 2022

“That was really good advice.”  “Have you ever thought of becoming a therapist?” “Allie, I need your help.” These are all comments that are directed at me on a weekly basis. My closest...

Torn out pages and unfinished thoughts

Torn out pages and unfinished thoughts

Allie Beaumont, Editor and Chief October 26, 2022

A torn-up piece of paper, a mere scrap I deemed unworthy. In the trash, it went to join the graveyard of old journal entries, doodles, and to-do lists that didn’t make the cut.  I am a writer.  I...

Senior Carter Lyons standing in front of an ASL project signing his name sign.

Carter Lyons shares his passion for story telling through signing

Allie Beaumont, Editor in Chief October 23, 2022

There he was, frivolously pedaling up a mountain on his bike, when all of a sudden, a cliff came out of nowhere. He's falling and falling until a pegasus swoops him up and brings him safely to the ground.  Senior...

My personal Netflix account where I watch my favorite comfort tv shows

Comfort shows are my preferred method of relaxation

Allie Beaumont, Editor In Chief October 19, 2022

Comfort: to soothe, console, and reassure. In the chaotic mayhem of our day-to-day lives, finding little glimmers of comfort becomes a necessity in order to remain grounded.  Some people may find their...

The moments that turn into memories

The moments that turn into memories

Allie Beaumont, Editors In Chief October 12, 2022

Delta math assignment  Empty pending  Write column  Make up math quiz  Write ASL script  This is my school to-do list for this week. As the days progress, I will check off...

a photo of this years student section at tailgate.

The 2023 student section leaders make the sacred football stands their own

Allie Beaumont, Editor In Chief October 7, 2022

Friday night football games are one of the most iconic and beloved traditions at FHC. Whether you're a football player tirelessly playing for the win, a cheerleader on the sideline entertaining the crowd,...

My most prized possession: my ring.

My ring

Allie Beaumont, Editor In Chief October 5, 2022

Delicately looped around my ring finger, snug yet not uncomfortable, lays my most valuable possession.  Worn on the fingers of my loved ones, passed down. Now, this significant object has found a home...

Improv Central 2022 Q&As: Lauren Brace

Improv Central 2022 Q&As: Lauren Brace

Allie Beaumont, Editor in Chief October 1, 2022

Grade: 12 What excites you most about Improv Central?  "What excites me the most about Improv Central is simply getting to work with everyone on stage. It wasn't something many of my friends expected...

Improv Central 2022 Q&As: Jake Barnes

Improv Central 2022 Q&As: Jake Barnes

Allie Beaumont, Editor In Chief October 1, 2022

Grade: 10 What excites you most about Improv Central?  "I'm excited that the public is going to pay to experience the team speaking the first or second thing to cross our mind for more than an hour....

Improv Central 2022 Q&As: Ella Hunnewell

Improv Central 2022 Q&As: Ella Hunnewell

Allie Beaumont, Editor in Chief October 1, 2022

Grade: 12 What excites you most about Improv Central?  "Improv is exciting because you never know what's going to happen even in the next minute; one word and the entire scene changes." Why...

Season two poster of Fate The Winx Saga

Fate The Winx Saga has a promising future despite straying from its original show

Allie Beaumont, Editor In Chief September 28, 2022

A common rule in life is that a majority of the time, a remake of a television series or movie is almost never as good as the original. As hard as producers and writers may try, it always comes out feeling...

Senior Gavin Cai posing with his chef hat

Gavin Cai makes memories while learning important life skills

Allie Beaumont, Editor In Chief September 24, 2022

In life, there are few hobbies that would end with your friend eating cold chicken fried rice out of a plastic bag; however, senior Gavin Cai may have found the only one.  Gavin recently started his...

Max Meadow, Chris Shang, Addy Scholtens, Ali Grendel, and Allie Beaumont at senior retreat

Still a child at heart

Allie Beaumont, Editor In Chief September 22, 2022

Despite the few retellings and small tidbits of information from past seniors I've gotten about the ongoings of senior retreats, it is more or less a myth. No one ever knows exactly what happens there...

A few of my many columns I have shared over these past three years.

An endless string of tired emotions

Allie Beaumont, Editor in Chief September 21, 2022

There was a time in my life when writing columns was my favorite thing to do. It was my personal coping mechanism to let the words exude out of me in a well-constructed yet slightly overused metaphor.  My...

TikTok trend robe culture vs. that girl aesthetic

Robe culture builds a lifestyle not an aesthetic

Allie Beaumont, Editor In Chief September 14, 2022

I don’t wake up at 5:00 am.  In fact, I've never been able to rise any earlier than 6:15. I much prefer to consume my avocado in guacamole form rather than on toast.  And, first-hour yoga...

The Summer I Turned Pretty Amazon Prime poster showing the three main characters

The Summer I Turned Pretty lightheartedly displayed various relationships in an entertaining way

Allie Beaumont, Editor In Chief September 7, 2022

I am not a reader. The last book I read was for school, and the last series I finished all the way through was Harry Potter in the 6th grade. Needless to say, I much prefer to spend my time watching TV;...

N ew assistant principal Mrs. Loughin-Vance standing outside FHC

New assistant principal Kristy Loughin-Vance looks to find the spark within her students

Allie Beaumont, Editor and Chief August 29, 2022

Although many people long for the hustle and bustle of city life, FHC’s new assistant principal Kristy Loughin-Vance finds the adventurous outdoors and majestic winters that Michigan is so fond of to...

The memories that linger and the accomplishments that last

The memories that linger and the accomplishments that last

Allie Beaumont, Publicity Managing Editor June 1, 2022

It’s hard for me to even fathom my junior year being over. It's been this ominous cloud hanging over my head for as long as I can recall. In fact, I remember the day I found out about the SAT. I was...

Summer 2022 hair trends

Summer 2022 hair trends

Allie Beaumont, Publicity Managing Editor May 25, 2022

As summer weather has already started approaching and school is coming to an end, a variety of new and unique hair trends have started to emerge. However, this being said, some hairstyles have become...

FHC Inspires Q&As 2022: Emalea Rooke

FHC Inspires Q&As 2022: Emalea Rooke

Allie Beaumont, Publicity Managing Editor May 25, 2022

Name: Emalea Rooke Position: Speaker TED Talk Title: Embracing Balance Why did you apply to be a speaker? "I applied to be a speaker because I wanted to be able to experience everything FHC...

FHC Inspires Q&As 2022: Emmy Willemin

FHC Inspires Q&As 2022: Emmy Willemin

Allie Beaumont, Publicity Managing Editor May 25, 2022

Name: Emmy Willemin Position: Student Director Why did you apply to be a student director?  "I applied to be student director because I wanted to be involved in FHC Inspires in some way. I thought...

FHC Inspires Q&As 2022: Nathaniel Hahn

FHC Inspires Q&As 2022: Nathaniel Hahn

Allie Beaumont, Publicity Managing Editor May 25, 2022

Name: Nathaniel Hahn Position: Speaker TED Talk Title: How To Make A Good Joke Why did you apply to be a speaker?  "I wanted to help others learn how to spread joy and laughter." How are...

A picture on the beach of a sunset that I took over spring break

The consistency of a wave and the promise of the sun

Allie Beaumont, Publicity Managing Editor May 18, 2022

A silky memory, so slippery you might lose it, so soft you feel comforted by it, and yet, so cold to the touch that you fear it. It’s a faint vision, a piece of paper that fell between the files of my...

Prom look book 2022

Allie Beaumont, Publicity Managing Editor May 16, 2022

Jack McNamara: "Going into Prom, a few friends and I had the idea of wearing something fun to our last dance. Personally, I thought this sounded like a great idea. So, I looked on the web for a...

Along for the ride Netflix movie poster

Along For The Ride was the first step in many more Sarah Desson movie adaptations

Allie Beaumont, Publicity Managing Editor May 11, 2022

If you have ever browsed the middle school or high school library and found yourself wandering into the romance section, then chances are you saw an overwhelming amount of one author: Sarah Desson. My...

Avery, Nat, and I sitting on the old, brown couch this week

[Photo] My world may still be evolving, but this is the last update

May 5, 2022

Avery, Nat, and I sitting on the old, brown couch this week

What my brain looks like when I am trying to plan every little detail of prom

My picture perfect prom

Allie Beaumont, Publicity Managing Editor May 4, 2022

I had just started middle school, and like any sane thirteen-year-old girl who was ridden with anxiety and a slight control problem, I opened a Pinterest account. This might not seem like the most rash...

One of Natalies senior photos at Sparrows Coffee in GR Michigan

Natalie Mix visualizes the world through her story telling

Allie Beaumont, Staff Writer April 29, 2022

Only senior Natalie Mix has a strong enough passion for the art of words that she would find herself stepping on, over, and through furniture for a good story. “I have been writing my whole life,”...

season five of Netflixs Selling Sunsets reality TV show poster

Season five of Selling Sunsets was a mixture of empowering and entertaining

Allie Beaumont, Publicity Managing Editor April 27, 2022

I don’t know what it is about watching hot, thirty-year-old women sell multi-million-dollar houses to young couples with too much money, but the amount of serotonin that the Netflix TV series Selling...

An image of the hypothetical track that I feel as though I am constantly running on

There is no finish line when you run in circles

Allie Beaumont, Publicity Managing Editor April 20, 2022

I’ve never really liked running. For some reason, I tried to make it a hobby of mine when I was younger. I did more years of Girls on the Run than I can count, and in middle school, I even ran track...

A picture taken from the first pickleball club meeting at Ada Park

The Pickleball Club is quickly working its way to being one of FHC’s best clubs

Allie Beaumont, Publicity Managing Editor April 1, 2022

What started out as a joke, a common interest among friends, and a playful yet competitive sport, has now turned into an event that many students participate in, according to junior Annie Douma.  The...

Bridgerton season 2 netflix poster featuring three of the main characters

The unmatched chemistry in Bridgerton season two makes it a must watch show

Allie Beaumont, Publicity Managing Editor March 30, 2022

As an avid watcher of Bridgerton season one, I had my doubts about how season two could possibly live up to the intense, romantic, and beautiful prospects that season one had to offer. Similar to season...

a couple of many photos Mia and I have taken together

My life is a cliché I can’t help but appreciate

Allie Beaumont, Publicity Managing Editor March 23, 2022

There are a few consistent sayings or rules for The Central Trend, and when I hear them, no matter who's speaking, I hear Mr. Georges's booming voice clanging around my brain.  Some of those rules...

Will Stevens

Will Stevens’ favorite place to be is working out alongside his sister

Allie Beaumont, Publicity Managing Editor March 21, 2022

Freshman Will Stevens found himself in a flexing competition with his older sister—junior Caroline Stevens—to see who has the biggest muscles.  Will and Caroline have been going to the gym together...

Amazon dupe against the original Lululemon to see which product is worth more hype

Battle of the brands: Lululemon vs. Amazon

Allie Beaumont, Publicity Managing Editor March 16, 2022

As a high school student that only works a few days a week, I will do almost anything to find deals in order to get the best price for something: coupons, sale sections, and even dupes for some of my favorite,...

All the pages from my childhood I wish I still had to read and look back on

The pages that I’ll never read

Allie Beaumont, Publicity Managing Editor March 9, 2022

There have been times in my life when writing has been a viable outlet for me. Every so often, I write a column that truly encapsulates my feelings and doesn’t feel like an assignment, but rather a piece...

The Odyssey of the Mind team hanging out at one of FHCs dances

Odyssey of the Mind is providing students with a creative and academic outlet

Allie Beaumont, Publicity Managing Editor March 4, 2022

In the span of one day, junior Aden Pomeroy found himself meeting people from Switzerland, China, Korea, Germany, Mexico, Turkey, and beyond.  Aden has been a part of Odyssey of the Mind for four years...

Tall Girl Two Netflix poster showing many of the movies main characters

Tall Girl 2 continues to lower my standards for Netflix rom-coms

Allie Beaumont, Publicity Managing Editor March 2, 2022

“You think your life is hard, I am a high school junior wearing size thirteen Nikes—men's size thirteen Nikes” This quote from Tall Girl—a Netflix original movie—went viral as a commonly used,...

Black History Month Q&As

Black History Month Q&As

Allie Beaumont, Publicity Managing Editor February 25, 2022

In honor of Black History Month, The Central Trend is doing Q&As to discuss the importance of Black History Month and the best ways to amplify Black voices.

Black History Month Q&As: Cle Jackson

Black History Month Q&As: Cle Jackson

Allie Beaumont, Publicity Managing Editor February 25, 2022

1. Can you describe your journey with the NAACP of Grand Rapids? "I will say I'm an NAACP baby. I grew up in the organization. My parents had us involved at a very, very young age—involved meaning...

Callum Blackburn and Russel Baird having a lightsaber battle at Homecoming

Callum Blackburn would prefer to live in a galaxy far far away

Allie Beaumont, Publicity Managing Editor February 22, 2022

This profile contains spoilers for the Star Wars movies and affiliated TV shows. Standing on stage, sword in hand, anxiously anticipating his partner's next move, senior Callum Blackburn found a purpose...

Season two Sweet Magnolias Netflix poster showing three of the main characters

Season two of Sweet Magnolias provides a new perspective on romanticizing small town life

Allie Beaumont, Publicity Managing Editor February 16, 2022

When scouring Netflix for my next comfort TV series to add to the long list—Gilmore Girls, The Office, New Girl, etc.—I am in search of a show that meets certain criteria. With the recent popularization...

My small but well loved poetry collection

If she could see me, my words, and my pure love for English class

Allie Beaumont, Publicity Managing Editor February 9, 2022

No humiliation compares to sitting idly still in Mrs. Smith’s fifth-grade classroom anxiously anticipating the subject shift from science to language arts.  If you spoke to me now, my petite poetry...

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