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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, Publicity Managing Editor

Allie Beaumont is a junior on The Central Trend. She is entering her third year on staff and could not be more excited. Alongside writing, she is very passionate about cheerleading. She is a part of the FHC Varsity Sideline and Competitive Cheer Team. 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 she has in the TCT classroom with some of her closest friends.

Favorite color: Light pink

Favorite season: Winter

Favorite sport: Cheer

All content by Allie Beaumont
Val Garza tells scary story for spooky humans of FHC

Spooky Humans: Valerie Garza

October 25, 2021

"It was about a year ago when my family went on a trip to New Mexico. It was a family outing; we went to this really big church that a lot of people visit. We were sitting there, and these murals that...

women have been forced to alter how they look for as long as time.

The economy preys on women’s insecurities by teaching them to buy cosmetics

October 20, 2021

The cosmetic industry is one that I have devoted hours of time to understanding and perfecting its many rules. I have given money in order to stay afloat in its latest standards and trends, and most...

Lauren Speicher flying a plane as a student pilot in the cockpit

Lauren Speicher’s unique hobby of flying planes has helped teach her to believe in herself

October 15, 2021

Senior Lauren Speicher started learning to fly planes two years before she got her driver’s license.  Lauren became a student pilot at the age of 14. Since her dad is a private pilot, he introduced...

Intro to Business Q&As: Ryan Sutherlund - Tee Off

Intro to Business Q&As: Ryan Sutherlund – Tee Off

October 13, 2021

Product: Tee Off Instagram: @teeoff_shirts Group Members: Ryan Sutherlund (manager), Sam Yeager (finance), Evan Lubben (sales), Owen Barber (supply manager), and Ryan Messner (marketing). What...

The most magical story on earth: 50 years of Walt Disney World poster

The Most Magical Story on Earth: 50 years of Walt Disney World was a magical but mediocre experience

October 13, 2021

I have never been a documentary-type person. I often will put them on in the background to make me feel smarter or even with the intention of learning something new, but more often than not, I click them...

A couple photos from the endless supply of pictures we take together

To my beautiful sister, I miss you

October 6, 2021

It feels like I am just counting down the columns until I work up the courage to write about you—the gap missing from my life, the light that’s never on: my sister.  I know there are probably a...

FHCs color guard posing for a team photo with their coach

The Color Guard is a community full of girls with a beautiful bond and amazing talent

October 1, 2021

'Live, laugh, lightning.' To the average person, that phrase means nothing, but if you are a member of the FHC Color Guard, you know exactly what it is referring to.  Junior Megan Wilson, captain of...

Halseys new album and movie cover: If I Cant Have Love, I Want Power

If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power, touches on controversial topics in a beautiful way

September 29, 2021

Power in the music industry is hard to come by; unless you are a best-selling artist or have a number one hit, your career is a constant battle of deciding what walls are there to be broken down and which...

Me standing afloat on top of my bases at the Friday night football game.

My childish views of what high school is supposed to be like are finally being answered

September 22, 2021

High school is something I have dreamt about. I wanted to be the cheerleader floating atop her bases. I wanted to wear sparkly dresses to Homecoming. I wanted to have a bunch of friends, but most importantly,...

Skyler has learned to love change through her move

Whether it be surfing the waves of Long Island or sliding down the slopes of Michigan, Skyler Tierney’s move taught her to love adventure

September 20, 2021

Five years ago, sophomore Skyler Tierney went from riding the salty waves of Long Island, New York, to abruptly living in Grand Rapids, Michigan, surrounded by fresh water and a new life.  Skyler grew...

Improv Central 2021 Q&As

Improv Central 2021 Q&As

September 16, 2021

The Improv show is an anticipated and beloved FHC tradition. Students, parents, and staff alike come together to watch our school’s improv team show off their best work. This tradition has been going...

Afterlife of the Party Netflix poster

Afterlife of the Party is another cringey Netflix original movie not worth your time

September 15, 2021

Netflix has a long history of putting out original movies that, for lack of a better word, are cringey: The Kissing Booth, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, and more recently, He’s All That and Afterlife...

My future is a to-do list I cannot complete

My future is a to-do list I cannot complete

September 8, 2021

My to-do lists are my sanity, and the future is something I cannot cross off or put a checkmark next to. I can’t label it a completed task because the capacity of brain space it takes up is too large...

Outer Banks season two poster

Outer Banks season two tugged on its viewer hearts while keeping its mysterious appeal

September 1, 2021

For many people, myself included, the memory of watching Outer Banks, season one, is engraved in our brains as the perfect escape from the harsh realities of 2020. Tucked away in our rooms, binge-watching...

Falling Toward the Moon was a beautiful read with an equally beautiful cover

Falling Toward the Moon took my breath away with each new poem it held within its beautiful cover

June 1, 2021

Have you ever bought a book because the cover matches your aesthetic? Maybe you look at the many hues that make up the title and think that would make a great coffee-table book. Well, that was exactly...

Student Council Q&As: Vivian Wheland

Student Council Q&As: Vivian Wheland

May 28, 2021

Name: Vivian Wheland Class: 2024 1.What position are you running for? “I am running for class President.” 2.Why did you decide to run? “I wanted to be more of a figure in the school,...

Student Council Q&As: Hayden Bolter

Student Council Q&As: Hayden Bolter

May 28, 2021

Name: Hayden Bolter Class: 2024 1.What position are you running for? “I am running for one of the Trustee positions.” 2.Why did you decide to run? “I decided to run again because...

Student Council Q&As: Bella Grounin

Student Council Q&As: Bella Grounin

May 28, 2021

Name: Bella Grounin Class: 2024 1.What position are you running for? "I am running for class President." 2.Why did you decide to run? "I decided to run because I think that taking action...

Student Council Q&As: Ayla Ahmetovic

Student Council Q&As: Ayla Ahmetovic

May 27, 2021

Name: Ayla Ahmetovic Class: 2024 1.What position are you running for? “I am running for Vice President.” 2.Why did you decide to run? “I decided to run because I want to make the best...

Student Council Q&As: Saniya Mishra

Student Council Q&As: Saniya Mishra

May 27, 2021

Name: Saniya Mishra Class: 2024 1.What position are you running for?  "I'm running for sophomore class Treasurer for this upcoming year." 2.Why did you decide to run?  "I decided to run...

Student Council Q&As: Emalea Rooke

Student Council Q&As: Emalea Rooke

May 27, 2021

Name: Emalea Rooke Class: 2024 1.What position are you running for? “I am running for Secretary.” 2.Why did you decide to run? “I decided to run because I love being involved in Student...

Student Council Q&As: Letizia Cumbo-Nacheli

Student Council Q&As: Letizia Cumbo-Nacheli

May 27, 2021

Name: Letizia Cumbo-Nacheli Class: 2024 1. What position are you running for?  “President.” 2. Why did you decide to run?  “I love being involved in the school and overall being...

Student Council Q&As: Lucy Wu

Student Council Q&As: Lucy Wu

May 27, 2021

Name: Lucy Wu Class: 2024 1.What position are you running for? "I'm running for the position of class President." 2. Why did you decide to run? "I decided to run because I wanted to give...

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2021-2022 Student Council Q&As

May 26, 2021

With the voting opening at the end of the week, we decided to do Q&As with the current high schoolers running for office. We hope to provide students here at FHC with a deeper look into the candidates...

Anson Seabra’s single named “Magazines” was a breath of fresh air

Anson Seabra’s single “Magazines” gave a refreshing perspective of the girl on our magazine covers

May 25, 2021

The photoshopped pages of a glossy magazine cover taunt onlookers with its unrealistic depiction of women in the media. Wondering what these women do to be so beautiful, pain sets in knowing it’s not...

My many unfinished journals that haunt me with there blank pages

The circles in my brain are leading me down a path I can’t follow

May 18, 2021

I used to write many stories much like this one every time I was upset about something. It was never that I was consistently angry, sad, or overwhelmed, it was just that when I was feeling that way,...

Letizia posing for a photo outside in her driveway as the sun sets

One conversation at a time, Letizia Cumbo-Nacheli is breaking down language barriers

May 14, 2021

Freshman Letizia Cumbo-Nacheli didn't know how to ask her first-grade teacher for art supplies in English.  Letizia grew up in a household where Spanish was her first language. At home, this didn't...

My friend and I dancing our problems away

I want to stand in the stillness without slipping away

May 11, 2021

I have typed word after word and yet managed to press the delete button more times than the spacebar. This is not my first time running out of ideas, nor will it be my last, but when you have written over...

I will forever miss you, but when you come back, I hope you are proud.

The future you gave me, thank you

May 4, 2021

My future here is clear. Unlike my perspective on every other aspect of my life, at least here is still my home.  I doubted its ability to comfort me after a year away, but those fears slowly vanished...

Zack Race has raised over a hundred dollars for St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital through Twitch streaming

Zack Race has raised over a hundred dollars for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital through Twitch streaming

April 30, 2021

Freshman Zack Race took something that he loves and turned it into something other people would benefit from.  After gathering a respectable amount of followers on YouTube and Twitch, Zack decided...

The simple act of a summer breath

The simple act of a summer breath

April 27, 2021

I want the late nights, and early sunrises, and the beautiful cotton candy pastels of the early morning sky to seep into whatever bedroom I stayed in the night prior. I want the cliche driving around with...

its Impossible to climb out of Wonderland with out you

Down the rabbit hole we fell

April 20, 2021

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results. I fear we are all going insane. Down the rabbit hole, I have fallen. Into wonderland, I wander desperately...

One our first senior staffer profiles, for Linus Kaechele, Managing Editor of Online Assignments

Linus Kaechele’s high school journey led him down a path of growth and friendship

April 16, 2021

Senior Linus Kaechele has been told he bears the subtle scent of cucumbers, but, to him, that smell resembles happiness.  “I have a vivid memory of someone telling me, ‘Linus, I don’t even have...

The lessons loneliness taught me

The lessons loneliness taught me

April 13, 2021

The little things we will do in order to entertain our minds. Distracting myself from the impending days ahead, hiding what's to come from the innocent little girl that sits in the center of my psyche,...

Students believe the effects of not having social media outweigh the benefits of having it

Students believe the effects of not having social media outweigh the benefits of having it

March 26, 2021

Junior Vinod Rajakrishna found himself sitting alone on the upper field while the rest of his soccer team was practicing for thirty minutes all because of a social media mishap.  “I ended up being...

Speak as loud as your other half tells you to

Speak as loud as your other half tells you to

March 23, 2021

I am living life at 50%.   I ache to acknowledge my other half.    The girl who has the confidence to do all the things I can not.    She finishes the hundreds of half...

My thoughts are still enchanting all these years later

My thoughts are still enchanting all these years later

March 16, 2021

The significance of what I remember. There were times of darkness—like splotches of stars amongst the otherwise unilluminated sky and times of true triumph that reminded me of why I am who I am. But...

Through playing his oboe, Ian Mahoney has learned that perfection isnt everything

Through playing his oboe, Ian Mahoney has learned that perfection isn’t everything

March 12, 2021

At the middle school band concert, sophomore Ian Mahoney tricked everyone into thinking he was playing his oboe; when, in reality, he was pretending the whole time despite knowing the songs extremely well.  “When...

I am tired of finding a purpose in a place I dont belong

I am tired of finding a purpose in a place I don’t belong

March 9, 2021

Move with a purpose they say. Know where you want to go, who you want to be when you get there; don't give up until you arrive, but don't you dare lose yourself along the way.  Move with a purpose they...

We wish on the flowers decay. We wish for better days.

I would fall asleep always if only dreams could be promised

March 2, 2021

Living in an endless summer dream, I awake to the soft, angelic glow of the sun cascading in through my window and draping my muted white comforter with golden brilliance. My eyelashes flutter like a butterfly...

AP English students share what they would fight for through a social justice project

AP English students share what they would fight for through a social justice project

March 1, 2021

AP English Language teacher Lisa Penninga believes everyone has a mountain they want to climb. Her students recently completed a social justice project where they could pick any topic of their choice...

a spiraling stair case to  spiral down

Circumstance made you special

February 23, 2021

We are spiraling down the staircase of self depreciation, critiquing who we are because we don't know who we want to be. We are willing to do anything to stand out just enough to get noticed, all while...

Look at me like the sunset I want to be

Look at me like the sunset I want to be

February 16, 2021

I want to be looked at.  I want to be looked at like others look at the sunset.  Standing back breathless.  Admiring my colors.  The brown and strawberry blonde tinted hues of my hair.  The...

Amelia Pointer finds comfort in the simplest of things: films

Amelia Pointer finds comfort in the simplest of things: films

February 12, 2021

Senior Amelia Pointer hyperventilated because of a Bill Nye The Science Guy video in the second grade.  Ever since she was very little, Amelia's dad instilled a strong passion for films in her. This...

we are all just seeds trying to be flowers so we can fit in

My feelings are still permanent even though life never was

February 9, 2021

I once was a seed, Writing about how I grew up too fast before I was even fully grown. Grasping at the air, Aching for more water. Begging mother earth to let me live. All so I could feel...

A broken life equals a broken person

Like a statue, she cracked from the pressure

February 2, 2021

She was trapped,  Trapped between the impending standards of the people around her, Stuck as if the cement had dried to mold the curves of her life,  Put on display like the statue she was told...

Canvas is another mountain we didnt need

Canvas is another mountain we didn’t need

January 28, 2021

In this world where nothing is constant and everything could seemingly fall apart in a split second, why must we change something that we have used our entire school career? Students and teachers alike...

I will forever try to let the light in even if we are all standing in the dark.

How long will I look through the window to realize nothing is behind it?

January 26, 2021

There's a window. I look through it. Pressing my nose on the glass. Staring through—as others stare through my soul—so intent that the other side is better.  The view is a little foggy, sure, but...

The shadow of the person I want to be, when the real me is not enough

I will scrape until there is nothing left

January 19, 2021

Scraping the bottom of the barrel. Trying to give you more of me.  Trying to find something unexplored, untouched, and ultimately innocent about me.  But I have a peculiar feeling that no matter...

Molly Vonk has found a way to turn her love for helping people into a career

Molly Vonk has found a way to turn her love for helping people into a career

January 15, 2021

Everyone has heard of the infamous senioritis—that feeling of dread when high school could not come to an end any sooner and school starts to feel a little pointless. Senior Molly Vonk says that the...

A beautiful backdrop of a chaotic photo

A beautiful backdrop of a chaotic photo

January 12, 2021

Without all the sparkles, or rather lack thereof, without all the tangible items that make me feel glamorous, would I still be beautiful?  A simple, overused, yet utterly priceless eight-letter...

Taylor B. and her extended family on a zoom call to stay connected

Students are celebrating the holiday season in family-oriented, unique ways

January 6, 2021

Junior Ben Taylor knows better than anyone how drastically holiday plans have changed this year, and while COVID-19 has altered the holidays in different ways for everyone, Ben has had a whirlwind experience...

New years with my friends

The new year would have made me shiny again if only I weren’t so broken

January 5, 2021

New year, new me. I have heard it over and over. Am I supposed to come out of this year reformed—a new me? Because I am not.  I am not a new me. I am changed, but I am not new. In fact, if anything...

The tradition I have cherished since childhood

The tradition I have cherished since childhood

December 20, 2020

For as long as I can remember, my family and I would go to Bronners Christmas store. We would walk in, and I would instantly know the holiday season was upon us. I was surrounded by lights, ornaments,...

The dark pages of the storybook, fear, villains, the end.

When the villains became the main characters we knew it was over

December 15, 2020

I have been standing on this edge for so long, waiting for the sweet push of nature's winds to seal my fate; yet, I stand here, wobbling on the cliff of sanity, looking back on the memories of who I used...

What the nonexistent space between us says

What the nonexistent space between us says

December 8, 2020

It’s like all of me is being engulfed by your presence, truly immersed as if the nonexistent space between us speaks louder than the words we may or may not say.  The voices of 'maybe yes but maybe...

Olivia Oorbeck finds confidence by sharing her makeup looks on Instagram

Olivia Oorbeck finds confidence by sharing her makeup looks on Instagram

December 4, 2020

Freshman Olivia Oorbeck continues to work hard at what she loves, even though it feels like the Instagram algorithm is working against her. It's no secret that gaining followers is an important task...

When the world ended, its ashes gave me more than it ever wouldve happily

When the world ended, its ashes gave me more than it ever would’ve happily

December 1, 2020

How would my life be different? Would you still be here? If you could go back would you?  These are the questions that fill up the pages of my thoughts. I ask them profusely—to no one in particular—wondering...

TCTs The Countless Thanks: Allie Beaumont

TCT’s The Countless Thanks: Allie Beaumont

November 23, 2020

Julia Beaumont—All I can say is please don't leave me. I know you have to, but I honestly don't know if I will be able to do life without you right across the hall. You are so good in your own life but...

The benevolent reason behind painting a mural at Ada Elementary

The benevolent reason behind painting a mural at Ada Elementary

November 20, 2020

If there is one thing that senior Ana Ahmed has learned from experience is that kids will say anything. Whether it be critical, complimentary, or simply conversational, children's filters are non-existent,...

The more I lose my grasp on reality the happier I become

The more I lose my grasp on reality the happier I become

November 17, 2020

My sadness is temporary. My pain irrelevant.  My existence small. And my problems even smaller.   So I will stand back. I will stand back and let the pieces of my life fall into...

Gavin OMeara

Gavin O’Meara

November 11, 2020

Name: Gavin O'Meara Grade: 11 Role(s): Rapunzel's Dad (prince 1), Cinderella's Wicked stepmother 1.What are the advantages and disadvantages to having a smaller cast compared to other years? “The...

If I laid here a little longer would you notice

If I laid here a little longer would you notice

November 10, 2020

It's tempting I know.  To stay in bed. To do absolutely nothing with your life. To cry because each tear is justified.  Sadness drives a hard bargain.  “In exchange for your heartache,...

Luke Brown shares his love for tennis both in the form of playing and teaching the sport

Luke Brown shares his love for tennis both in the form of playing and teaching the sport

November 6, 2020

Sophomore Luke Brown has had the pleasure of being able to take his own passion and pass it on to others while still being dedicated to his own growth.  “I taught tennis to ages five through adults,”...

If I told you who we turned out to be would you be proud?

If I told you who we turned out to be would you be proud?

November 3, 2020

Are you proud of me? All that I have accomplished. Am I all you hoped I’d be? Checking off our bucket list one by one. You were so young then; now I have aged with time and matured with time.  Attempting...

I dont want to color inside the lines, yet thats all I know

I don’t want to color inside the lines, yet that’s all I know

October 27, 2020

We all just want to be special.  We want to be known and remembered for something great, but the truth is, none of us are really special. We are all just simply average people—sometimes we’re a...

Nothing will diminish the spirit of the theater program

Nothing will diminish the spirit of the theater program

October 23, 2020

Adaptability, persistence, and talent. These are some of the words that describe the astonishing, hardworking students and staff that partake in our school’s theater program.  Numerous clubs,...

Homecoming Court Q&As: Zoe Lipke

Homecoming Court Q&As: Zoe Lipke

October 22, 2020

1. What was your reaction when you heard your name called?  “I was just really excited to know that my classmates thought to elect me. It means a lot, and I am just really excited to be part of it...

Learning to think happier

Learning to think happier

October 20, 2020

The pressure, the feeling in your chest when you know you're about to cry, the terrible things in the world that are out of your control.  It’s enough to make a person snap, but in all honesty, that...

Maybe it was a day dream, maybe not

Maybe it was a day dream, maybe not

October 13, 2020

A maybe. A never supposed to happen. A far-fetched possibility. Like the whispers that dwindle in the air waiting to be heard.  A nightmare? A day dream? Dancing the fine line in my subconscious. Somewhere...

Class president Q&As: Zoe Lipke

Class president Q&As: Zoe Lipke

October 13, 2020

Zoe Lipke Grade: 11 1. As a representative for your class, how are you voicing their opinions and what are those opinions exactly? "It is really nice because at every one of our meetings we are...

Class president Q&As: Letizia Cumbo

Class president Q&As: Letizia Cumbo

October 13, 2020

Letizia Cumbo Grade: 9 1. As a representative for your class, how are you voicing their opinions and what are those opinions exactly? "Usually, if it's a topic that my class can recommend ideas...

Class President Q&As: Koyuki Buckhold

Class President Q&As: Koyuki Buckhold

October 13, 2020

Koyuki Buckhold: Grade: 12 1. As a representative for your class, how are you voicing their opinions and what are those opinions exactly? "Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do to hold a homecoming...

Class president Q&As: Benjamin Zorn

Class president Q&As: Benjamin Zorn

October 13, 2020

Benjamin Zorn Grade: 11 1. As a representative for your class, how are you voicing their opinions and what are those opinions exactly? "As a representative of the class of 2022, I'm trying to...

Class president Q&As: Gabby Hendricks

Class president Q&As: Gabby Hendricks

October 13, 2020

Gabby Hendricks Grade: 10 1. As a representative for your class, how are you voicing their opinions, and what are those opinions exactly? “Personally, as one of the class student council representatives,...

Hannah Alm experiences the crazy life of having six older siblings

Hannah Alm experiences the crazy life of having six older siblings

October 9, 2020

Junior Hannah Alm is the youngest of seven children. Growing up she had to learn how to be mature for her age to fit in because most of her siblings were adults before she was even ten years old.  Hannah...

Being me just got complicated

Being “me” just got complicated

October 6, 2020

They say, Be perfect, but have substance. Be happy. Don't be annoying. Dress nicer. Stop trying so hard. Voice your opinion. Shut up. Be experienced. Be innocent. Don't be shallow. Stop...

The broken pieces that make me stronger

The broken pieces that make me stronger

September 29, 2020

I am the shattered computer screen—the broken pencil tip. As the ink in my brain runs dry,  I desperately scramble to find more thoughts that will thrust my pen into writing mode, but as my hand dwindles...

Students strive to create a new path for themselves both academically and at their jobs

Students strive to create a new path for themselves both academically and at their jobs

September 28, 2020

Senior Paityn Reens feels there are many expectations one must accomplish in order to succeed in life. She feels it is as though there is an unspoken template students are all supposed to follow in order...

Improv Q&A: Desiree Tuohy

Improv Q&A: Desiree Tuohy

September 23, 2020

Name: Desiree Tuohy Grade: 11th 1. How did you get into improv? Why did you decide to try out?  “I got into improv because I really enjoy doing theatre, and I thought why not try another branch...

Candace Against the Universe provides comedic relief for all ages

Candace Against the Universe provides comedic relief for all ages

September 22, 2020

I have watched many people, myself included, struggle to figure out the difference between being a child and being a young adult. The comparisons and arguments are endless for this topic, and yet, that's...

This ghost town is no friend of mine

This ghost town is no friend of mine

September 15, 2020

When do we stop being children? Is it when we get to high school? Maybe when we start to experience tragedy? Or maybe it's not a specific moment, but rather a lead up of moments preparing us for adulthood....

Senior Morgan Verus finds relaxation and self-confidence through an activity most people would find exhausting. 

Senior Morgan Verus finds relaxation and self-confidence through an activity most people would find exhausting. 

September 11, 2020

We all have that one thing that calms us down, clears our minds, and allows for more positive thoughts. For some, it might be a hot bath, and for others it might be a nap. These are all relatively soothing...

Typical Netflix rom-com, Love, Guaranteed surprised me with its underlying message

Typical Netflix rom-com, Love, Guaranteed surprised me with its underlying message

September 8, 2020

The new Netflix movie Love, Guaranteed poses a frequently asked question that no one can ever seem to answer: is love guaranteed? The movie starts with a young pair of main characters/love interests....

Goodbye freshman year

Goodbye freshman year

May 29, 2020

Honestly, I have been brainstorming ideas for this article all week. The truth is no story or jumble of words I write will ever be good enough to explain how I feel.  In many ways, I am happy that...

Taylor Swifts City Of Lover performance blew people away even though it was online

Taylor Swift’s City Of Lover performance blew people away even though it was online

May 22, 2020

Growing up, I feel like we all had that one singer that we listened to profusely. The one that we had playing as we danced around the living room or that was on in the background at our birthday parties....

I never got to say goodbye

I never got to say goodbye

May 15, 2020

The warm, salty tears drip down my cold face--I am crying, and I cry for selfish reasons. I cry because although the seniors are the ones that got everything stolen from them, I am only thinking about...

My neighbors said hello and I said hello back

My neighbors said hello and I said hello back

May 12, 2020

During quarantine, I have gained so much respect for my neighbors and gotten to know them so much better, and I am so thankful for that opportunity. Watching the tiny little kids play around the neighborhood,...

If youre in need of a comfort show Netflix show Good Witch has got you covered

If you’re in need of a comfort show Netflix show Good Witch has got you covered

May 8, 2020

Comfort is something we are all in need of right now whether it is comfort food, comfort from your family, or finding comfort in a really good tv show. Life is insane, and no matter who you are, I am sure...

My smile faded

My smile faded

May 1, 2020

My positivity and my optimism are part of who I am; I always try to look on the bright side of things. I am always looking to find the silver lining of a poor situation. I put on a smile in the bleakest...

The magic in television show  Legacies is fading

The magic in television show Legacies is fading

April 24, 2020

A world of magical witches and blood thirsty vampires—a world where werewolves are normal and monsters are a regular occurence. This place might be fictional, but the allure of a mystical world is one...

The sun shown through

The sun shown through

April 17, 2020

Laying there on the soft cotton sheets of my bed. A bed that was molded perfectly to my frail body. I was surrounded by the trusting faces of my plush stuffed animals. It was some lazy Sunday afternoon;...

Aspen Strauss

Aspen Strauss

April 14, 2020

Name: Aspen Strauss Grade: 12 Role: Soccer player 1. How long have you been playing soccer for? "I’ve been playing soccer for about 12+ years now. My parents started me in AYSO as soon as...

The world is full of color, and so is a box of chalk

The world is full of color, and so is a box of chalk

March 25, 2020

Sunshine yellow, flamingo pink, ocean blue.  Colors are magical. They surround us and everything we are. They fill our walls with vibrant painting and our gardens with pastel flowers. Maybe, you're...

Riverdale writers manage to make an ending that satisfies viewers after years of poor quality entertainment

Riverdale writers manage to make an ending that satisfies viewers after years of poor quality entertainment

March 16, 2020

Somehow, Riverdale, a tv show dreaded by many for its awkward and cringy script as well as an overall bad plot, managed to get their act together for the last couple episodes of season four. The finale...

You can thank me later

You can thank me later

March 6, 2020

People impact us every day. They smile at us in the hallway or pick us as partners in class. They give you letters of encouragement, or strategically write texts saying they never liked you at all.  Friends...

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