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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

Arpita Das

Arpita Das, Staff Writer

Arpita Das is a sophomore entering The Central Trend as a Staff Writer. Arpita is excited to join The Central Trend this year and hopes to find a better way of expressing herself through words. When Arpita isn't writing, you can often find her binge-watching Dynasty on Netflix or participating in Science Olympiad and HOSA after school. Her favorite instrument to play is the piano and she hopes to pursue a career in the health or business field outside of high school.

Favorite food: Fettuccine Alfredo

Favorite pair of shoes: Reebok

Favorite color: Navy Blue

Biggest weakness: Overusing the word "sorry"

All content by Arpita Das
Freshman Kris Anderson along with his teammates during a competition

Freshman Kris Anderson finds joy in school through socializing

January 26, 2022

Freshman Kris Anderson is constantly finding new ways to interact with people. For Kris, this can mean eating lunch with students from various grades, joining multiple sports teams, or even taking...

Moments in time where I was at my lowest and my highest.

My life is its own story that continues to write itself

January 24, 2022

Before I was born, my grandpa from both sides of the family passed away, and my grandma from my mom’s side lived most of her life without her husband. My grandma never attended college and has lived...


The Mindset Mentor positively changed my perspective on life

January 14, 2022

As someone who is out of the house seven hours a day for five days of the week, it would be accurate to say that I am always on the go. Whether that be staying after school or having to attend doctor's...

Andrew Swanstrom, Holly McLenithan, and Kate Sherman are all college bound next year

The Class of 2022 hopes to start a new chapter of their lives after high school

January 13, 2022

As the second semester creeps upon us, for many seniors, this can be a very exciting but also nerve-wracking experience. For some students, second semester can mean waiting to hear back from colleges...

A picture of me and my uncle, and all of his favorite things.

Dear Uncle J, your presence taught me a lesson

December 17, 2021

Dear Uncle J,  It has now been 164 days since your passing, and the only thing I can say is that I wish I could've seen you one last time. Every time you would come visit us, it would always be a surprise,...

Single All the Way taught me about the true meaning of Christmas

Single All the Way taught me about the true meaning of Christmas

December 10, 2021

There are three reasons why I always enjoy this time of year. My birthday is always exactly a month before Christmas, Black Friday never fails to be enjoyable, and Christmas and New Year are next to each...

A picture of Nora Magers swimming during her swim meet.

Nora Magers finds her passion through FHC’s Girls Swim and Dive Team

December 9, 2021

For the past eight years, freshman Nora Magers has been making repetitive strokes back and forth for the FHC Girls Swim and Dive Team. Nora started swimming when her mom–who has been swimming since she...

A question mark that I drew inside of my notebook for math.

The fear I find in asking questions

December 3, 2021

Over the course of the past 15 years, I have been told three things interchangeably. I’ve been told that I have good handwriting, been constantly reminded of the body hair on my skin, and that I ask...

TCTs The Countless Thanks 2021: Arpita Das

TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2021: Arpita Das

November 23, 2021

To my sister, Akansha Das - for being the best sister ever  Through thick and thin, you have always been there for me whenever I need you. From helping me with my homework to being my personal chauffeur...

Amazons Zulay Original Handheld Milk Frother.

Amazon’s Zulay Milk Frother fluffed up my frappuccinos

November 19, 2021

During the time spent in quarantine—a time period when everyone was isolated—I can assume that most of us got use to transforming our lives into a fully virtual environment. For some of us, this...

A picture of my notes and online textbook for my APUSH homework.

What are the most effective study habits?

November 12, 2021

Over the course of the years, I've learned that spending free time wisely is crucial for students. Sleep and school consume two-thirds of a student's life, leaving only seven hours for anything else. Now,...

A picture of my Reebok tennis shoes when I bought them.

The Reebok Classic Harman Run Sneaker exceeds my expectations

November 5, 2021

For as long as I can remember, I have always had this crazy obsession with this one thing that almost no one pays attention to: shoes. This item of clothing can either make or break the outfit I’m...

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