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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

Alysse Calabio

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer

Alysse Calabio is going on to her second and final year on The Central Trend. If there's anything she loves more than the world, it would be experiencing new adventures and hobbies; everything from taekwondo to horseback riding to, evidently, writing has caught her attention at some point. Whether or not she was able to stick with it is up for debate but to say she didn't try would be a lie. In her free time you'll find her attempting to learn how to cook, something she has failed miserably in the past, and crocheting her heart out. This year will surely be a bittersweet one, but she's excited to be going through it.

Artist she is currently obsessing over: Laufey

Her favorite movie: Everything, Everywhere, All at Once

Most interesting food she's ever tried: Chicken feet


All content by Alysse Calabio
A photo of me, at the beginning of my school career.

Love letters to life—what I hoped to hate

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer May 1, 2024

To Life, When I first moved, I wanted nothing more than to hate it here. I searched for every minute flaw and flipped them into something fatal; I found each scab that this place held and picked...

Marc Summers, one of the people who has come and expose the way that the docuseries has conducted their work.

Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV is not as innocent as they make themselves seem

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer April 18, 2024

Quiet On Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV: an informative exposé on the abuses and discrimination children and adults alike faced at the hands of Nickelodeon authority figures. The primary premise of...

A photo of multiple Ozempic injection pens all inside one basket.

Celebrities new “miracle” weight loss drug may not be as magical as it seems

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer April 15, 2024

The first time I heard its name, it was from a tweet that Elon Musk had posted. The next time I heard its name occurred when Kim Kardashian found herself amidst the scandal of her wearing one of Marilyn...

A photo of a Lunchable meal, including crackers, swiss cheese, and ham.

With new findings of lead, Lunchables has been put under question

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer April 11, 2024

When I think back to when I was in elementary school, one of the many things that comes to my mind is the meal that almost everyone in my grade had: Lunchables. Lunchables is Kraft Heinz’s brand of...

A photo of my frontpage on Etsy, where I feel like has been overrun by dropshipping.

The handmade items Etsy prides itself in have gradually become less and less

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer March 25, 2024

To say I love Etsy would be an understatement. I am a lover of all things related to fun earrings. My collection ranges anywhere from earrings with flower embellishments to dangling stars and moons...

A really bad photo I took of my friend while we were in Chicago together.

Love letters to life—for all the horrible photos I’ve taken

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer March 18, 2024

To Life, Without a doubt in my mind, I am a horrible photographer. Out of all of my friends, I am the last person they ask to take a photo. If I needed to make a comparison, I would call the photos...

A photo of Dylan Babcock and his friend, both of whom are ready for prom!

As prom season looms nearby, students begin to prepare with bittersweet anticipation

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer March 14, 2024

Tabs filled with pictures of enchanting dresses and sharp suits are being opened as the students of FHC begin to get ready for the ever-so-anticipated prom season. Whether it be choosing the perfect...

A photo of my meal from Brown Butter Cafe that I loved eating.

It’s about loving the locals: a few local shops worth visiting

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer March 7, 2024

Spring: a symbol of change, a time for budding and blooming flowers, a chance for the cold to melt away to something warmer. With each passing day, we come closer and closer to being reunited with the...

A photo of some food that connects me to my culture.

Love letters to life—the connections to culture

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer March 4, 2024

To Life, The scent of spices and foods of all kinds coats the room, teasing my nose and tempting my mouth. Some scents reign more familiar than others—ones that transport me back to dinners with my...

A photo of Ellie Mackenzie, who has grown to love tennis.

Through courts and rackets, Ellie Mackenzie has found friendship

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer February 29, 2024

Junior Ellie Mackenzie can’t quite remember when she started or how she came to love it—but if there is one thing she does know, it is that, in her memory, she always has and she always will love tennis. Nothing...

A photo of former President Donald Trump making a speech.

With one speech, Donald Trump has caused transatlantic panic

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer February 22, 2024

It is undeniable that former United States President Donald Trump is a controversial figure; he is no stranger to catalyzing uproar. However, his most recently displeased audiences are entire nations—more...

Me and my little seed when we were younger, eating together.

Love letters to life—here’s to another year with you

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer February 20, 2024

To Life, How long ago did you drop that little seed onto my lap? Leaving it to me, to watch over, to care for, to love. It feels like an eternity—though, I know, truly, it has only been 15 years. In...

A photo of FHCs class and newspapers logo for Sports Report.

FHC Sports Report combines friendships and journalistic sports coverage

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer February 18, 2024

The smell of cooked breakfast, the sight of bright smiles, the sense of happiness—all of it is a moment ingrained in the memory of junior Jackson Traughber. It is a moment dedicated to celebrating all...

Annie Lenox demanding a ceasefire for the Israel-Palestine war

The spotlight has turned to the Grammys as artists make their political statements

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer February 9, 2024

It is a show known for its glitz and glam, for the fashion show that ensues before people enter the building, and for the music that has kept people in awe for months: it is the 2024 Grammy Award Show....

I hear the words you sing, and they transform the way I feel

Love letters to life—your words bring me comfort

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer February 6, 2024

To Life, Your words bring me comfort. I hear them in a million different sounds. I see them in a million different sentences. I long for them in a million different ways. I hear the songs...

A photo of junior Jacob Elliot, who enjoys playing golf in his freetime.

In grassy fields and shallow holes, Jacob Elliot has found friendship

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer February 1, 2024

There are some feelings that one can’t quite replicate; they’re feelings that only through the genuineness and authenticity of the moment can those feelings be truly felt. For junior Jacob Elliott,...

A photo of Ariana Grande, who has met recent controversy over her dating history.

Ariana Grande’s response to backlash has left her fans more than divided

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer January 26, 2024

Once acclimated to strong love and praise from her fans, famous popstar Ariana Grande has now come to know controversy and division—with her newest boyfriend being at the center of it all. Grande...

The Aladdin musical offers a family-friendly experience thats interactive, hilarious, and downright fun.

[Photo] Disney’s Broadway’s Aladdin offers a captivating experience full of whimsy and wit

Emalea Rooke, Staff Writer January 26, 2024

The Aladdin musical offers a family-friendly experience that's interactive, hilarious, and downright fun.

A photo of junior Natalie Moore and senior Meghan Bonny and their cat Justin

Through their cat dissection project, the Human Anatomy students are looking at bodies through a whole new lens

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer January 22, 2024

A moment of crucial decision has been put upon the students of room 231; it is a moment of no return. It is the moment to crown each of their cats with a name, a yearly tradition to welcome the euthanized...

A photo of a crowd of people, each living their own lives but all intersecting with one another

Love letters to life—isn’t it so strange

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer January 22, 2024

To Life, Isn’t it so strange? Somewhere in this grand, wide world, there is someone out with their friends. Maybe they’re taking those late-night drives that I desperately love to go on. Those...

A picture of nature through some of the months last year.

Love letters to Life—for the months I’ve spent with you

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer January 10, 2024

To Life, January  Remnants of our celebrated nights remain glazed over my eyes, and the smiles that we wore are still plastered onto our faces.  The sky’s white petals delicately drift down...

A photo of Ellory doing one of her hobbies she loves to indulge in: hiking.

On wooded trails and sky bound mountains, you’ll find Ellory Zietz

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer December 14, 2023

The Wind River Range in Wyoming is known for its breathtaking views and is home to an array of beautiful, distinct animals; however, senior Ellory Zietz also remembers it for being the place where her...

A photo of the people who run the two school podcasts: FHC Sports Report and The Central Scoop

The podcasts of FHC have brought together an array of students through one medium

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer December 11, 2023

People will often hear the saying, “It’s the little things that count,” and for senior Addy Cousins, this is a saying she knows to hold true; when she helped run one of FHC’s podcasts, it was those...

Love letters to Life—Im counting down the seconds

Love letters to Life—I’m counting down the seconds

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer December 4, 2023

To Life, My eyes watch as its hands move in circles. With each gesture, it hopes—dreams, really—of reaching an ending, a happily ever after, that I know I will probably never see. With each movement—each...

A photo of senior Arpita Das and one of the people she met at a previous conference she attended.

The GLIMUN conference has brought excitement to new and returning members alike

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer December 1, 2023

On top of junior Benjamin Laidlaw’s head sat not a warm hat or a sports cap, but rather a huge pizza. While his reason for flaunting the pizza down the streets may not have been fashion, it still...

A photo of Matt Rife performing at Madison Square Garden

Matt Rife’s new Netflix special has revealed his ability to execute a joke is offensive(ly lacking)

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer December 1, 2023

Netflix has gained yet another stand-up special to put on its repertoire, but this time, it has completely backfired. Rather than the laughter and adoration that Netflix had expected to be met with,...

TCTs The Countless Thanks 2023: Alysse Calabio

TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2023: Alysse Calabio

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer November 21, 2023

My Parents - for being my biggest supporters Through all my random, momentary endeavors, from all sorts of martial arts to attempting to play multiple instruments, you guys have supported me through...

Senior Arpita Das.

[Photo] TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2023: Arpita Das

Arpita Das, Publicity Editor November 21, 2023

Senior Arpita Das.

A photo of my once lively flowers that I loved so dearly

Love letters to life—to falling in love all over again

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer November 13, 2023

To Life, I’m not exactly sure when it happened—the moment my roses dried out. The day they came to me remains so vivid in my head; I could play the seconds out verbatim as if I were watching...

A photo of Elsa Kehoe in an outfit she loves on the beach.

For Elsa Kehoe, the world is her runway

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer November 10, 2023

An unforgettable moment surrounded by laughter dancing through the air and smiles painted on faces, all while dressed in a glinting gown—senior Elsa Kehoe’s homecoming night was not one to forget. It...

The cover photo for The Tour 23 promotional video, with famous model Adriana Lima in the background.

The Victoria Secret fashion show, “The Tour ’23,” is receiving hate but for all the wrong reasons

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer November 6, 2023

The Victoria's Secret fashion show, “The Tour ‘23,” was nothing short of a disappointment. Dazzling lights illuminate the stage, camera lights flashing from every direction, and models strutting...

A photo of a bouquet of lily of the valley flowers

Love letters to Life—I once heard a story of a flower

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer October 30, 2023

To Life, I once heard a story of a flower—a flower born sheltered from the world. It hid itself away from everything around it, and from all that it believed the outside held: from the criticism,...

A photo of one of the Instagram stories that SSSniperWolf posted that night.

From simple online feuds to dangerous posts: the pipeline of SSSniperWolf’s downfall has been a fast, baneful one

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer October 26, 2023

It took exactly five minutes for the internet to turn famous YouTuber SSSniperWolf from someone whom they tolerate to someone they’ve turned their back on—and it is no one's fault but her own. SSSniperWolf...

Theres a new epidemic spreading throughout the internet: Mommy Vloggers

There’s a new epidemic spreading throughout the internet: Mommy Vloggers

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer October 26, 2023

People will do anything for their fifteen minutes of fame, for the rush of adrenaline that comes along with being known amongst the stars—even if it is for just a moment, even if it comes at a cost. For...

A photo of me and one of my stars, sitting on a hill together.

Love letters to Life — evermore, my stars will shine

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer October 16, 2023

To Life, Evermore is the gratitude that I hold for you. For it is you who brought that luminescent light into my life—my burning stars in the night. My stars who have always been by my side.  The...

A photo of Anneke surrounding herself with one of the things she loves most: nature.

In the depths of nature is where Anneke Anglin finds herself

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer October 12, 2023

Hidden in the depths of junior Anneke Anglin’s neighbor’s yard, lay a cluster of babies. Although the babies laying in the nest were simply bunnies, the sight of Anneke with some sort of animal...

A photo of Nova in the woods for their transcendentalism project.

The transcendentalism project has brought a new perspective of life to the Honors English 10 students

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer October 9, 2023

Never before would sophomore Nova Wilson have noticed such a small, angry animal staring at them, and yet, there they were, staring face-to-face with a livid squirrel. In any normal situation, they...

How I hope imagine everything feels in that little world of mine

Love Letters to Life — that place I live in my mind

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer October 3, 2023

To Life,  In my mind, I live in a place where weeping willows lay await. Their branches stretched out as far as they could possibly go, reaching out to mysteries unknown.  Exactly what they...

An image from Doja Cats Paint the Town Red music video

Doja Cat’s album’s music videos are hauntingly captivating

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer September 28, 2023

In the span of just a few months, Doja Cat’s infamous actions have been the source of controversy across the internet, resulting in her losing 500,000 followers on Instagram. In those months, she...

Improv Central 2023 Q&A’s

Arpita Das, Publicity Editor September 26, 2023

The poster for this romantically, cute move: Love at First Sight.

Love at First Sight was a comfortingly cute take on romantic comedies

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer September 25, 2023

Do you leave it all in the hands of fate, or do you take your chances with the statistics? Do you risk it all for love or leave it all to life? What better way to know is there than to leave it in...

One of those romantic moments where I found myself lost in a store I love

Love letters to life — it’s the little romances of life

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer September 19, 2023

To Life, I have found that it is within the most mundane of things that the world’s greatest romances lay hiding, waiting to be discovered. Some may lay in large, dazzling displays: the ones that...

A photo of Karina doing one of her long standing enjoyments: skiing.

Karina Rodriguez finds bliss in the mountain’s snow

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer September 14, 2023

Snowy mountains, waking eyes with waking suns, laughs held onto by the crisp, cool air: a captivating scene now forever ingrained in the memory of senior Karina Rodriguez. There are some moments in...

This years statue that they had burned down at the end of their stay

Burning Man: the event crashed by climate change

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer September 11, 2023

The transitory city that claims to “leave no trace” has left more than just a trace on the environment and the 70,000 people stranded there.  Every year, thousands upon thousands of people travel...

One of my favorite photos of the sunset that I have

Love letters to life — simply, I love you

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer September 4, 2023

To Life, I love you. Just as the moon loves the sun. Just as the stars love the night. Just as the wind loves the trees. Love feels like such a potent word—one that, if I were to say it,...

Me and one of my amazing friends that I have met along the way

Love letters to life — forever, there was you

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer August 30, 2023

To Life, We have never exchanged words, and yet, I hear all of your stories passed around. Our eyes have never met, and yet, I see bits and pieces of you scattered all around me. We have never...

One of those memories that I dont really remember anymore

I live through the stories of others

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer June 1, 2023

I used to be afraid of trees. If I’m being honest, I don’t remember being scared of them at all; my memories of when I was younger are honestly all really hazy now. There are still slivers of...

A picture of the stars above us: the ones that may determine our destiny

It’s written in the stars

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer May 25, 2023

I used to believe that astrology meant our destiny was prewritten in the sky. I thought that astrology meant that the moment we stepped foot into this world was the moment that our life’s story would...

The two characters that the music videos follow: d4vd and his lover

D4vd’s “Sleep Well” music video felt like an enchanting dream

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer May 18, 2023

If the feeling of picnics in flower fields and quiet walks on the beach at sunset—all of the beautifully romantic clichés—had to be encapsulated into a single song, it would have to take the shape...

Tz and a few of her senior friends that she will miss

As seniors prepare for college, juniors look back on their bittersweet memories together

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer May 16, 2023

At the beginning of the school year, the halls of FHC lay bustling with hopeful, vibrant students, each one preparing themselves for the exciting, new adventures the year had planned ahead of them. Now,...

Its as easy as pie

It’s as easy as pie

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer May 12, 2023

Whoever came up with the phrase “It’s as easy as pie” has clearly never baked a pie before; pie, despite what the expression may claim, is incredibly complicated to make. I am not sure why, but...

A photo of Ellie McDowell

Ellie McDowell is trying to spread her love for writing one student at a time

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer May 4, 2023

Senior Ellie McDowell realized her dream job at one of the most unlikely times: one of her sophomore-year presentations. Every year, English teacher Ken George instructs his Honors English 10 students...

Against the sky, it seems to be but a small spec of dust, yet it holds a world of love

For me, it holds the world

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer April 27, 2023

Peacefully, it drifts through the breeze. It is a speck of dust in comparison to the vibrant, mosaic sky; a minuscule thing that, every day, goes unbeknownst to the people. It’s a small, trivial thing...

An example of the flip phones that people were beginning to switch over to

Our trends reflect our progression into an era of simplicity

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer April 21, 2023

Overwhelmed, unproductive, and drained. Every time I closed social media, I found myself drowning in these emotions. Even so, those small moments of entertainment and gratification that I received each...

This is poster for the bittersweet Italian movie Still Time

Still Time is a bittersweet reminder to savor life

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer April 14, 2023

In all honesty, I have never been a huge fan of romance movies. I always find myself frustrated and disappointed by the love interest that the main character chooses—especially when it comes to love...

One of those friendships I hope to maintain forever

Platonic love shouldn’t be secondary to romance

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer March 27, 2023

I have never been one to be enamored by the world of Greek mythology; I never read the Percy Jackson series, and I've never opened The Song of Achilles. Even so, there’s one myth that has always fascinated...

A photo of Mahima

Mahima Daniel-Poulose expresses herself through her various instruments

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer March 22, 2023

It took junior Mahima Daniel-Poulose seven years to earn student of the month at her music academy. Although this treacherously long wait would leave many discouraged, it didn’t diminish any of the...

A photo of the poster for this mediocre movie

We Have a Ghost is a mediocre mess

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer March 16, 2023

Do you believe in the boogeyman? How about the demons that lurk within the shadows of the night? How about ghosts? Ghosts are one of the many horrors of the night, possessing and scaring any and all...

A photo of someone using TikTok: the app possibly soon to be banned

Is Congress banning TikTok?

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer March 9, 2023

To say that TikTok is omnipresent seems almost like an understatement. If you go to essentially any place, it wouldn’t be hard to find someone who has the social media platform on their phone. However,...

A photo of the progress made to the mural so far

The Art Club brings a sense of community to FHC one mural at a time

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer March 7, 2023

Each year, as school begins to dawn upon each student, the age-old debate arises once again: what folder color should be assigned to each subject?  Although it is the middle of the year, the debate...

A moment that I know I will remember and cherish forever

I hate coconut water

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer March 2, 2023

I hate coconut water with a burning passion. This may come off as a wildly random and minute item to hate, especially when considering that there is an ocean the size of Texas full of harrowing events...

A photo taken by someone who lives in East Palestine, Ohio on the night of the incident

The derailment in East Palestine, Ohio has left residents with hazardous chemicals and health problems

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer February 24, 2023

On Feb. 3, a 50-car train derailed in East Palestine, Ohio—at least five of the cars held hazardous materials. All over social media, there has been a slew of speculations and misinformation going around...

A picture of Milo

Milo Rodriguez finds solace through the music they listen to

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer February 21, 2023

You are in the car singing the songs of your favorite artist: it is a scene that many have become more than familiar with. However, for junior Milo Rodriguez, it was that moment that ignited their lifelong...

The poster for You People where all the main characters sit together

You People is a failed attempt at both a social commentary and a romantic comedy

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer February 16, 2023

Racism is, undeniably, a sensitive topic. Even so, it is still an issue that filmmakers continually attempt to touch upon—whether it be the focus of their movie or a mere moment of acknowledgment. To...

An aerial view of the scenery at Great Salt Lake

What remains of the Great Salt Lake has the potential to kill thousands

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer February 8, 2023

The water ripples as the wind gracefully grazes over top of it. In the far distance sits the mountains, defining where the sky starts and the lake ends. The Great Salt Lake provides a more than picture-perfect...

Dr. Lambach sitting at his desk inside the testing center

FHC’s testing center helps support students and teachers alike

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer February 8, 2023

Down the hall from the band room is room 106, filled with students. However, there is neither a class occupying it, nor a club; instead, the room is occupied by FHC’s new testing center—led by the...

A simple, serene moment that I get to experience just once

Life’s ever so fluctuating changes

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer February 3, 2023

Some things feel as if they should be simple facts of life: how night skies bring the most serene moments, how spring seems to trudge along leaving the most enchanting bouquet of flowers in its every step,...

Age 5, My years of princess-filled aspirations.

The media’s demonization of femininity does nothing more than pit people against each other

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer January 26, 2023

I was five years old when I figured out exactly what I wanted to be in life. I, more than anything in the world, wanted to become a princess. Although I wasn’t exactly certain as to how one became...

Declan Erhardt during one of his fencing practices

Declan Erhardt finds friendship through fencing

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer January 23, 2023

In our lives, there are some moments that feel so ethereal it's almost illusory; they are moments that seem to stick with us forever. They are simply unforgettable. For sophomore Declan Erhardt, that moment...

The cover of the movie with most of the characters on it

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish exceptionality shown through in every way

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer January 19, 2023

Puss in Boots is a name that most people have come to instantly recognize. He is a fearless fighter with a knack for smooth-talking—whether that be for getting him into or out of a sticky situation....

The movie poster for Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope puts an innovative twist on watching shows

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer January 12, 2023

There are 40,320 ways to watch Kaleidoscope. The sheer size of the number makes it seem as if I had simply chosen the first number that popped into my head and wrote it down—especially seeing as the...

A photo of a few students auditioning in a previous audition

Musical auditions give way for endless opportunities

Alysse Calabio, Staff Writer January 10, 2023

Plastered outside of room 103 hangs two white sheets of paper adorned with the names of 51 students—each one of them fervently waiting for a single day: The Wizard of Oz auditions. Junior Gia Monterusso,...

Some goods at a little gift shop I had found

The little treasures I cherish

Alysse Calabio, Junior Writer January 8, 2023

Upon the windowsill sat a portrait staring at all those that walked on by. In front of it stood a table adorned by varying goods: bare journals, tea kettles, cutting boards, and intricate vases. On the...

A photo of DeLaina Billingsley

DeLaina Billingsley’s flute has enabled an array of fantastical experiences

Alysse Calabio, Junior Writer December 7, 2022

Inspiration comes in a diverse range of forms. It can come from the objects we see to the people in our lives. For senior DeLaina Billingsley, it came in the form of a charming woman she had known for...

The cover for the movie with Lib at the bottom and Anna at the top

The Wonder is a sad attempt at showing the struggle between religion and science

Alysse Calabio, Junior Writer December 5, 2022

The world is full of inexplicable phenomena, characterized by uncertainty and the unknown. For many, uncertainty is scary: it leaves everything out in the open. That is why many choose to turn to religion....

A photo of the Chicago River and the lights at night time

Serenity within the stars

Alysse Calabio, Junior Writer November 28, 2022

A sea of darkness paints the sky; it seems to engulf everything it touches. All that is left to see are remnants of light bestrewn across the murky sky. It is a recurring spectacle—a moment that I...

Sophomore Natalie Moore at the ice rink holding her test score

Natalie Moore has learned so much more than how to land jumps through figure skating

Alysse Calabio, Junior Writer November 23, 2022

Sophomore Natalie Moore found herself in the presence of princesses. Except, rather than being from a royal lineage, they were the ones from our fairy tales: Disney princesses. It was one of the many...

The poster for the movie with Kyra in the center above the marsh

Where the Crawdads Sing marvelously weaves love and murder together

Alysse Calabio, Junior Writer November 21, 2022

Love and murder are topics that don’t feel as if they should go together, but at the same time, they do. Romance is full of beautifully cheesy cliches. Murder is dark and hateful. Even with these differences,...

A picture of Mady and her dad at the college she will soon be attending: Grand Valley State University

As college draws near, FHC seniors are filled with feelings of hope and heartache

Alysse Calabio, Junior Writer November 9, 2022

If senior Caroline Logan could take one thing to college, it would be an elephant. However, hers will not be a nine-foot-tall elephant, but a two-foot-tall one she holds near and dear to her heart. “I...

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