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The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central

The Central Trend

The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central

The Central Trend

Amanda Bartolovic

Amanda Bartolovic, Social Media Manager

Amanda Bartolovic is a senior and is entering her second year on The Central Trend. She is excited to continue being on the staff and to write. Outside of school, she enjoys walking her dog, eating ice cream, painting, and reading.

Favorite types of stories: Columns, editorials, and short stories

On a Friday night, you will most likely find Amanda: Laughing with friends, listening to tunes, or taking a nap

Favorite artists: Oh Wonder, Vance Joy, Summer Salt, and The Lumineers

All content by Amanda Bartolovic
Q&A with anonymous Registered Nurse regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Q&A with anonymous Registered Nurse regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

April 1, 2020

*For the purpose of this interview, the interviewee preferred to remain anonymous. What is your profession? "I am a registered nurse with my BSN and CMSRN." What is COVID-19 and why is it a public...

In the wake of a world crisis, we must be reminded of our humanity

In the wake of a world crisis, we must be reminded of our humanity

March 30, 2020

What does it mean to be human? After pondering this question for several hours, filling 33 sticky notes with seemingly aimless questions, and exploring more tangents than I can count—I’ve produced...

How to pour a cup of coffee

How to pour a cup of coffee

March 12, 2020

Accidentally stubbing your pinky toe on the corner where two walls meet. A gust of wind so heavy that it blows your car door shut.  Stepping onto something wet while wearing socks.  A subtle...

I am a human before I am a student

I am a human before I am a student

March 5, 2020

I’ve been alive for 6,559 days. I’ve been a student for 4,564 of those days.  Thus, forgive me for combining the two notions. Forgive me for blurring the lines between “student” and “human”...

French students share crepes with middle school students to encourage taking the class

French students share crepes with middle school students to encourage taking the class

March 3, 2020

French is the only language spoken on five continents. It’s an official language of the United Nations.  It’s the third most common language used on the internet. It’s the second most common...

The hole in my shoe is loved: a narrative of why the imperfect should nevertheless be admired

The hole in my shoe is loved: a narrative of why the imperfect should nevertheless be admired

February 28, 2020

If I’m being honest, I think there are more toothbrushes sitting on my bathroom sink than there are shoes sitting in my closet.  I own few shoes, but the few shoes that wrap my feet have gone everywhere...

My neighborhood street on an unusually sunny winter day.

My happy places

February 20, 2020

Sometimes it feels as if each day is a copy of the next, unable to be distinguished from one another. Especially in the middle of winter—when the clouds are opaque and prosaic, masking any light—each...

From gaining resilience to acquiring new languages, ballet has significantly shaped Abby Zhangs life

From gaining resilience to acquiring new languages, ballet has significantly shaped Abby Zhang’s life

February 18, 2020

Resilience. Since she was six years old, freshman Abby Zhang has learned numerous skills from ballet—balance, grace, posture—in an attempt to perfect her artistry within the studio. However,...

A different kind of heartbreak

A different kind of heartbreak

February 13, 2020

I admit, I’ve seen its effects as I’ve carelessly scrolled through Instagram, passing by a quote or two that I brushed off, thinking I could not relate to the despondent descriptions. I also admit,...

An explanation of the musings of an introvert

An explanation of the musings of an introvert

February 6, 2020

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been in my head.  I’m not necessarily sure why, or even when, I embodied this introvert archetype. There was never a clear decision made or distinct point...

Model UN’s performance at the University of Michigan conference affirms students’ passion and desire to learn

Model UN’s performance at the University of Michigan conference affirms students’ passion and desire to learn

February 5, 2020

Sitting in a conference room at the University of Michigan, junior Rebecca Dooley slipped into her role of Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton in a simulation of the U.S. House of Representatives. While embodying...

If the trees are aware

If the trees are aware

January 30, 2020

Do you think the trees feel? As the clouds permanently part and the sun’s light hugs each trunk, do you think they feel the days that are as radiant as an undying candle  and as warm as the...

Joel Penton, former Ohio State football player, strives to send a positive message as a motivational speaker

Joel Penton, former Ohio State football player, strives to send a positive message as a motivational speaker

January 27, 2020

On January 22, students and staff gathered into the gym, huddling together in the bleachers, awaiting the arrival of guest motivational speaker Joel Penton.  Soon after the chatter of the students...

The significance of insignificant moments

The significance of insignificant moments

January 23, 2020

That day began like a faint, sweet melody.  Simple, but not hollow. Quiet, but not indistinct.  It followed exam week, a week that heedlessly escalated like an unwarranted yet persistent crescendo....

Q&A with Steve Passinault: guest motivational speaker Joel Penton

Q&A with Steve Passinault: guest motivational speaker Joel Penton

January 21, 2020

Who is the guest speaker? "His name is Joel Penton, and he is a former football player in the Ohio State [University]. He won the Danny Wuerffel award, which is given out to one college football player...

RAT Q&A: Gavin OMeara

RAT Q&A: Gavin O’Meara

January 17, 2020

Name: Gavin O'Meara Grade: 10 1. What is your act?  "I am singing and playing 'Say You Won’t Let Go' with my older brother, [Aidan]." 2. How did you prepare? "In December, about a week...

Contigent

Contigent

January 16, 2020

Before, fear was as present as a light drizzle on a cloudy day,  subtly dousing anything that was undefended— the pavement and the trees and the yellowed blades of grass. You told me threat...

RAT Q&A: Aidan OMeara

RAT Q&A: Aidan O’Meara

January 14, 2020

Name: Aidan O'Meara Grade: 11 1. What is your act? "I will be singing 'Say You Won't Let Go' with my brother." 2. How did you prepare?  "We practiced the song many times until we perfected...

RAT Q&A: Tommy Hendricks

RAT Q&A: Tommy Hendricks

January 14, 2020

Name: Tommy Hendricks Grade: 12 1. What is your act?  "I am in five acts: drumline, House Band, the Senior Boys Acapella, Senior Boys Skit, and a marimba solo." 2. How did you prepare? "Well,...

Palpable loss, followed by unending courage: how my mom’s strength never ceases to inspire me

Palpable loss, followed by unending courage: how my mom’s strength never ceases to inspire me

January 9, 2020

I’ve never broken a bone or experienced a catastrophic injury to this day, and whether it was due to luck or my own calculating steps, I’m thankful. As the saying “go where the wind blows” says,...

The greenhouse is a positive way to educate students and spark interest, according to science teacher Chad Scholten.

Students shed light on the significance of individual change when considering the environmental impacts of the food industry

December 25, 2019

Approximately one year ago, senior Olivia Throop sat amid her peers in AP Environmental Science (APES), learning about ecological processes and interrelationships in the natural world. As a part of these...

Can the light of the holidays be diminished?

Can the light of the holidays be diminished?

December 19, 2019

Amid the often-frozen, chilled months of winter, comes the warmth of the holidays, which welcomes bliss into the lives of the many families who celebrate during this time. The core of winter often...

The girl beneath my skin

The girl beneath my skin

December 16, 2019

As the sun faces its habitual cycle, a neverending motion of rising and falling, my skin ages, starkly stiffening with each passing year. Each glance in the mirror is almost indistinguishable.  However,...

Puppets to the Walls

Puppets to the Walls

December 9, 2019

Young, eager feet surged towards the edge of the emerald grass, But the young boy’s finite adventure came to a halt. The familiar fence towered above his wide-eyed glare, And his steps led him...

Among her horses and animals, Dani Ohlman feels joyful

Among her horses and animals, Dani Ohlman feels joyful

December 5, 2019

Each Friday, as the week winds to a close and freshman Dani Ohlman departs from school, she finds herself in the backwoods of Grand Rapids. Here, she is surrounded by fresh air, trees, and an open sky,...

Flowering on the frozen floor

Flowering on the frozen floor

December 2, 2019

As the winter months grow nearer, the air becomes too frigid to breathe, and the snow coats all that is left exposed like my mother’s voice blankets my deserted mind.   All of the...

The solitary pebble amid lapping waves

The solitary pebble amid lapping waves

November 25, 2019

Hesitantly, I walked into my brother’s room and unwillingly sat down on the cheap, plastic fold-out chair next to his bed. At an age young enough to still need my mom’s hands to detangle my hair, I...

The National Honor Society induction ceremony celebrates and recognizes new members

The National Honor Society induction ceremony celebrates and recognizes new members

November 19, 2019

Amid the darkened auditorium, the nascent members of the National Honor Society (NHS) will walk across the illuminated stage as their names are individually called on Nov. 19. Rows of candles lined on...

TCTs The Countless Thanks 2019: Amanda Bartolovic

TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2019: Amanda Bartolovic

November 19, 2019

AP Art- for being the best third hour The amount of talent and dedication that every one of you has amazes me, and I’m grateful to be able to witness it this entire year. However, I’m even more...

Beguiled by the cage

Beguiled by the cage

November 18, 2019

The woman took the bird with the charcoal feathers and stuck it behind the brass bars like a bold, beautiful garnish used to embellish the vacant corner.   With a handful of wood chips and...

Pranav Nalam

Pranav Nalam

November 13, 2019

Name: Pranav Nalam Grade: 12 Role: Thomas Putman 1. What part of being in the play makes you the most nervous? "Just being in the play in itself is a big thing. I mean, I get to be a rich,...

Your sacrosanct scent

Your sacrosanct scent

November 11, 2019

The drudgery of life’s concerns tugged me forward Poised and placid, I moved into your prosaic room Softly, I sat down, allowing the world to tower above me A lackadaisical sigh escaped, and...

Russell Baird

Russell Baird

November 8, 2019

Name: Russell Baird Grade: 1o Role: Judge Hathorne 1. What part of being in the play makes you the most nervous? "I think [I'm most nervous about] not remembering something, especially if I...

With flour, sugar, and salt by her side, Kate Sherman finds bliss in baking

With flour, sugar, and salt by her side, Kate Sherman finds bliss in baking

November 7, 2019

Gathered in the kitchen with her siblings, sophomore Kate Sherman took on the feat of creating a fresh, homemade batch of cupcakes for her mom as a representation of her appreciation. However, as she and...

Awaiting a distorted dream  — a Free Verse

Awaiting a distorted dream  — a Free Verse

November 4, 2019

I look up to the boundless, blue blanket above me, knowing that somewhere you’re looking at the same vault. The wind that brushes past the limpid expanse politely whispers your name, but I cry...

Is academic integrity valued among students and teachers?

Is academic integrity valued among students and teachers?

October 31, 2019

Pride. Tradition. Excellence. These three characteristics are core values that permeate the halls and classrooms of FHC. Pride ascends the bleachers during Friday night football games and student...

The Lumineers’ album III is a haunting, poignant masterpiece

The Lumineers’ album III is a haunting, poignant masterpiece

October 28, 2019

“Loving an addict is like standing among the crashing waves, trying to bend the will of the sea.” Wesley Shultz, The Lumineers’ lead vocalist, expressed the statement above, describing a personal...

Books harbor an impassioned importance within the walls of FHC

Books harbor an impassioned importance within the walls of FHC

October 23, 2019

With one step into English teacher Lisa Penninga’s classroom, one characteristic distinctly stands out: the plethora of knowledge stacked along her walls. Bordering two sides of her room, a myriad of...

Theyll freeze if you leave them there

They’ll freeze if you leave them there

October 22, 2019

I felt tempted to go outside and allow my body to become enveloped by the snow. The way it fell from the sky looked so elegant, so placid, and I wanted to simply become a part of its divinity. I wanted...

Slowly, we will burn out

Slowly, we will burn out

October 14, 2019

Everyone sat around the dining room table, surrounding Luca like planets orbiting the sun. Few voices bounced off the wall as the room filled with subtle conversation and strained laughter. I smiled, genuinely...

Francesco Roveri’s ephemeral time in the United States is enlivened by the people around him

Francesco Roveri’s ephemeral time in the United States is enlivened by the people around him

October 9, 2019

Underneath the beaming white lights that illuminated the student body, senior Francesco Roveri—a speck among a vivacious sea of predominantly strangers—cheerfully joined the bright, lively roar of...

Dollops of courage

Dollops of courage

October 8, 2019

You havent aged a day since he left.

“You haven’t aged a day since he left.”

October 8, 2019

“Sandra, you look like a flower—so beautiful.” Although I stood in a crowded room, I whipped my head around toward the direction of the voice, slightly startled by the sound of my name. Quicky,...

A look towards my bitter reflection

A look towards my bitter reflection

September 30, 2019

From where I laid—on the floor of my room, adjacent to my window—not even a glimpse of what raged outside my window interfered with my vision. However, what my sight lacked, my hearing compensated...

Through the creation of life-size silhouettes, students in Art Survey voice their concerns

Through the creation of life-size silhouettes, students in Art Survey voice their concerns

September 25, 2019

One out of four teens is bullied. 5.4 million students stay home on any given day because they’re afraid of being bullied. Every seven minutes a child is bullied. Adult intervention = 4%. Peer...

Im sorry, but I hate you

I’m sorry, but I hate you

September 23, 2019

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a woman more beautiful than Mama. That’s all that I could think about as I stood in the heart of the local market downtown. I was surrounded by a rainbow of food stacked...

The beautiful, terrible crow

The beautiful, terrible crow

September 16, 2019

Dear Damir, There’s been a crow outside my window for days. He won’t leave. I’ve tried everything; I even threw my pencil at it, and he barely flinched! What a silly bird, isn’t it? So dark...

Taking AP Studio Art has pushed Jack Walls to venture into unhabitual realms of photography

Taking AP Studio Art has pushed Jack Walls to venture into unhabitual realms of photography

September 12, 2019

As the clock strikes 10 a.m. in the budding hours of the morning, senior Jack Walls can be found cloistered in a remote room in the art department, solely surrounded by a few computers, an array of images,...

The sun will rise again

The sun will rise again

September 9, 2019

“Happy birthday Ivan! Make a wish.” My mother beamed, smiling from ear to ear. Circled around the graceless, worn table, delighted faces all stared towards me, waiting for the flames of the two...

The beginning of the end

The beginning of the end

September 2, 2019

I placed my hand over my chest to remind myself I was still alive, despite the fact that every thought racing through my head reeked of my demise, my death, and the end of anything I’ve ever loved. But,...

Disbelief

Disbelief

August 27, 2019

The subtle hum of a bird’s song did not wake me nor did the sun’s ascent, rather my eyes suddenly opened in response to a sharp crash that strained my body. The morning light leaked through the drab,...

Introduction

Introduction

August 27, 2019

Surrounded by a dynamic world that is always in motion, people often experience pivotal moments of change, whether it is intended or not. Everyone’s story of how the world morphed them is different,...

A familiar struggle with unfamiliarity

A familiar struggle with unfamiliarity

June 5, 2019

The pleasantly warm feeling of a new school year accompanied the atmosphere on most of my early, fall days. They were a mixture of unease and curiosity accompanied by a touch of humidity and an overbearing...

Teachers and students ruminate over the value of their country in today’s society: is America overrated?

Teachers and students ruminate over the value of their country in today’s society: is America overrated?

May 31, 2019

When World History teacher Brad Anderson thinks of the United States, his mind treks back to a time when his grandfathers risked their lives for a battle for their country, a time when his grandfathers...

Student Council Q&A: Taylor Baumgardner

Student Council Q&A: Taylor Baumgardner

May 29, 2019

Name: Taylor Baumgardner Grade: Sophomore Running for: Vice President 1. Why are you running? “I am running simply because I love school spirit. It means the world to me. I love doing everything...

“Maybe later!”

“Maybe later!”

May 29, 2019

With hands that weren’t fully grown yet, an imagination that stretched far above my head, and scuffed sneakers that were stained with the residue of my adventures, it was easy to believe in the future. My...

What does Alabama’s bill to ban abortion mean for the people of America?

What does Alabama’s bill to ban abortion mean for the people of America?

May 23, 2019

On May 15, the governor of Alabama reversed 46 years of history with a mere graze of her pen, signing off on a bill that bans abortion at all stages of pregnancy in the state. This bill directly challenges...

Collective punishment in classrooms is toxic to adolescent growth

Collective punishment in classrooms is toxic to adolescent growth

May 15, 2019

I distinctly recall walking through the doors of my elementary school one afternoon in the midst of recess and passing by a series of glass windows. In the hazy reflection of the windows, the faint image...

Steven Ettinger channels his abstract thoughts through robotics

Steven Ettinger channels his abstract thoughts through robotics

May 13, 2019

24 hours. In the midst of the bustling of everyday life—a delicate balance between school work and managing a personal sphere—sophomore Steven Ettinger devotes 24 hours of his week, at minimum,...

Five arbitrary reasons why I get out of bed in the morning

Five arbitrary reasons why I get out of bed in the morning

May 8, 2019

1. My mom It’s the oldest story in the book, why one loves his/her mom, but it’s something that I refuse to not acknowledge. Mom, people tell me that saying “I love you” too often will degrade...

Taco Tuesday - Filmfest Preview Q&A

Taco Tuesday – Filmfest Preview Q&A

May 3, 2019

Film: Taco Tuesday Producers: Haley Hamill, Kate Ryan, Haily Aldrich, and Meg Meekhof Interviewee: Haily Aldrich 1. What’s your film about? “Our film, Taco Tuesday, is about two boys named...

A documented conversation with my paint brushes

A documented conversation with my paint brushes

May 1, 2019

When the night falls, there’s a stillness in the air that is almost haunting. Inactivity and solitude replace all of the usual shufflings of bodies in my home. There are no doors opening, no stairs creaking....

In light of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Annie Seeber hopes to increase education and support with hallway posters

In light of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Annie Seeber hopes to increase education and support with hallway posters

April 29, 2019

When it comes down to how the school educates students about subjects that fall outside of the standard curriculum, senior Annie Seeber candidly concedes that she is grateful for such a phenomenal school. However,...

A finite sense of freedom

A finite sense of freedom

April 24, 2019

For as far as my memory dares to reach, fear has always propped an umbrella above my head, even when the sky was overwhelmingly a powdery, baby blue. It has forced me to remain in a corner, despite the...

Humans of FHC: Masen Schofield

Humans of FHC: Masen Schofield

April 24, 2019

"Back in sixth grade, I was playing football. I wasn’t very good, but I tried. [During the] second game of the season, there was a dog pile, and I started running to it, thinking I could help in some...

Humans of FHC: Hannah Duprey

Humans of FHC: Hannah Duprey

April 23, 2019

"I was adopted when I was a couple of months old from China, but I’m not sure what part [of China]. It’s not that different because I grew up here. It’s not like I was with somebody else, so I don’t...

Can I talk to a person, please?

Can I talk to a person, please?

April 17, 2019

7:10 am: I’ve been awake for twenty minutes, and my phone lights up. My various Snapchats greet me with a good morning. It’s comforting knowing that someone is thinking of you. It is only the onset...

Ryan Snyder guides the GSA club by balancing activism and comfort

Ryan Snyder guides the GSA club by balancing activism and comfort

April 15, 2019

As junior Ryan Snyder entered high school three years ago, there were moments when fear and intimidation lurked the hallways as he dwelled at the bottom of the high school hierarchy. Therefore, when...

I am losing my hands

I am losing my hands

April 10, 2019

Whenever I used to hold a pencil, a simple dance would transpire. With my fingers intertwined, fearlessly enveloping its wooden cast, the pencil became a part of my hand. I held onto it tightly, having...

The crooked tree and its desolation

The crooked tree and its desolation

March 27, 2019

The man’s day began before the sun’s. He dismounted himself from the warmth of his bed, quietly greeting the twilight instead of the dawn. Carelessly, he lit a small, hand-held candle to guide his...

Ken George is giving positivity back to the school by selling hallway photographs

Ken George is giving positivity back to the school by selling hallway photographs

March 25, 2019

*To purchase a picture, email [email protected] with your name, a description of the picture, and the location of it* As English teacher Ken George meandered down the hallway of another school approximately...

A letter from my heart

A letter from my heart

March 20, 2019

Dear future me, I hope you read this when you need to be reminded that it’s okay to listen to your heart. I want to briefly take you back to a moment when you ached for time to stop, when you yearned...

Humans of FHC: Dani Ahmetovic

Humans of FHC: Dani Ahmetovic

March 15, 2019

"This is kind of embarrassing, but one time in elementary school when I was in fifth grade I was out at recess. There was a big group of girls, and they were all talking and standing around. I was trying...

My realization of the importance of self-care

My realization of the importance of self-care

March 8, 2019

There was one specific moment when everything came together, almost as if a simple thought strung all of my disarrayed ruminations into a cohesive reflection, one that nearly devastated my spirit. Carrying...

The school’s approach to dealing with mental health is the right idea headed down the wrong road

The school’s approach to dealing with mental health is the right idea headed down the wrong road

March 7, 2019

Each day, many students sit in the perfectly aligned rows in their metal desks, confined to a stunted, impersonal space. Each day, many students shovel information into their minds, attempting to perfectly...

Q&A with Clinical Psychologist David Jangda: Mental Health

Q&A with Clinical Psychologist David Jangda: Mental Health

March 6, 2019

TCT reporter Amanda Bartolovic sat down for an interview yesterday with David Jangda, a clinical psychologist who works for FHPS. Her interview is the third story in The Central Trend's five-day series...

The stolen breath of a rose

The stolen breath of a rose

February 27, 2019

In the midst of a sea of green, eager, bantam feet surged towards an innocent rose. Each foot wobbled steadily through the garden, attempting not to crush any budding leaves, and soon, the distance...

The theater department has impacted students in immeasurable ways

The theater department has impacted students in immeasurable ways

February 25, 2019

When senior Gretchen Shull was asked how the theater department has influenced her life, she was merely left speechless. With a silent moment to articulate her thoughts, attempting to find the right words...

Humans of FHC: Ivan Wheland

Humans of FHC: Ivan Wheland

February 24, 2019

"I started flag football around first or second grade. One time, during my first [football] season, I had the ball, and I was running down [the field]. Then, my shoe came off. I stopped in the middle of...

Survivor’s guilt on a different front

Survivor’s guilt on a different front

February 20, 2019

The year was 1992, and it was the beginning of the end. Both of my parents, living life at an age only five years older than I am now, became entangled with the impending end. It wrapped itself around...

I’m almost 17, and I’m still afraid of the dark

I’m almost 17, and I’m still afraid of the dark

February 13, 2019

It began in the darkness, and it was there, in this barren chasm of the unknown, where I first recall coming face to face with fear’s unforgiving glare. It seems almost as if I shared my weariness...

Playing the drums instills a sincere avidity in Ambrose Hillman’s pursuit with music

Playing the drums instills a sincere avidity in Ambrose Hillman’s pursuit with music

February 11, 2019

With the theatre lights beaming onto the stage as the red curtain thrust open, junior Ambrose Hillman sat solely alone before the anticipated audience with a mixture of fear and excitement gnawing at his...

If the Earth could speak for a moment

If the Earth could speak for a moment

February 6, 2019

I can barely recall what it feels like to be alive. Although my memories hang delicately on a languished thread, some still remain, reminding me of the serenity that once profused beneath my feet. The...

I think I need to take a shower

I think I need to take a shower

January 30, 2019

Barricaded from the outside world, I stood behind my balcony door the other day. Although, it could’ve been any day because I find myself in this position often, staring into my backyard for a minute...

The HAP cat dissection is an experience that treks on the edge of excitement, fear, and inquisition

The HAP cat dissection is an experience that treks on the edge of excitement, fear, and inquisition

January 28, 2019

Among the several student-painted bricks that compose the wall of the Human Anatomy and Physiology (HAP) room, one innocently painted brick sends a subtle warning: “choose your cat wisely.” Waiting...

OK, Mr. Field is a uniquely eloquent novel about a not-so-moving story

OK, Mr. Field is a uniquely eloquent novel about a not-so-moving story

January 21, 2019

It is quite obvious that Katharine Kilalea has a way with words. With her collection of poems One Eye’d leigh, Kilalea first established her presence in the literary world as a poet, creating lively...

A love letter of some sort

A love letter of some sort

January 16, 2019

I once found my feet trudging along, almost involuntarily, with no particular destination down a narrow, gravel road. Where the road led to remained unknown, but I continued on anyway. Maybe it was the...

From engineering to riding horses, Alaina Briggs revels in all aspects of her day

From engineering to riding horses, Alaina Briggs revels in all aspects of her day

January 14, 2019

The ring of the first-hour bell initiates the beginning of sophomore Alaina Briggs’ school day. With a hazy mind that accompanies her early mornings, she takes pleasure in not having to put her brain...

“At Eternity’s Gate” is a beautiful, chaotic portrait of Vincent van Gogh in his final years

“At Eternity’s Gate” is a beautiful, chaotic portrait of Vincent van Gogh in his final years

January 7, 2019

After almost a dozen different cinematographic interpretations of Vincent van Gogh’s grim life, it's surprising to see director Julian Schnabel attempt to take on yet another perspective of the artist....

A brief reflection on the obscure effects of time

A brief reflection on the obscure effects of time

December 20, 2018

My existence is regularly plagued by the inevitability of time. I don’t notice it on most occasions, but my life has been fast-forwarding slightly quicker with each surpassing year. I’m embedded...

During the OK White Leadership Conference, students accentuated the power and importance behind what it truly means to be a leader

During the OK White Leadership Conference, students accentuated the power and importance behind what it truly means to be a leader

December 17, 2018

Whether it be during the swim, wrestling, or crew season, senior Jayla Williams finds herself retaining a placid status and laying low at times. However, when the time comes, and she catches a glimpse...

Free Solo is a fascinating biopic of Alex Honnold’s unimaginable endeavor

Free Solo is a fascinating biopic of Alex Honnold’s unimaginable endeavor

December 10, 2018

Alex Honnold has committed his life to one of the most life-threatening activities imaginable: free-soloing. In other terms, Alex Honnold is devoted to climbing mountains without any ropes, and in the...

My paradoxical relationship with school

My paradoxical relationship with school

December 5, 2018

I’ve found that the further I proceed in life, the more paradoxical my relationship with school becomes. Love and malice simultaneously gnaw on the corners of my days until the feelings blend together,...

Sammy Postlewait’s love for soccer and wrestling encompasses his life

Sammy Postlewait’s love for soccer and wrestling encompasses his life

December 3, 2018

Through junior Sammy Postlewait’s dedication to soccer and his newfound admiration towards wrestling, his undeniable love for sports can be easily discerned. Although he has devotion and an appreciation...

New FHC media materials clerk Jaye Beeler is an accomplished author and cook

New FHC media materials clerk Jaye Beeler is an accomplished author and cook

November 28, 2018

A connecting and beautiful gift. Around the table, media materials clerk Jaye Beeler and her family sit together, and this is how she views the food placed in front of them: a connecting and beautiful...

The Paper Kites fourth album On the Corner Where You Live is a work of art

The Paper Kites’ fourth album On the Corner Where You Live is a work of art

November 26, 2018

Whether it be their 2011 EP Woodland or their first album in 2013, The Paper Kites’ indie-folk music has always remained a timeless and warm sound in my playlists. My perception of the band’s music...

The suffocating infractions of mediocrity

The suffocating infractions of mediocrity

November 21, 2018

Mediocrity has always existed in the collection of moments that have created my life; it’s always been there, sitting next to me. It held my hand as I learned how to walk, whispering comforting words...

Unsung heroes of FHC: the custodial staff

Unsung heroes of FHC: the custodial staff

November 19, 2018

When asked what the school would be like without the custodial staff, principal Steve Passinault responded with a laugh—one that lasted for at least 15 seconds. To think of the school without the custodial...

TCTs The Countless Thanks 2018: Amanda Bartolovic

TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2018: Amanda Bartolovic

November 19, 2018

Sharon Parmar and Lejla Tukelija- for being fearlessly you One paragraph will never be enough to describe all of the crazy adventures you guys have gone on with me and all of the love I have for both...

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