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Ava Stathakis

Ava Stathakis, Managing Editor of Social Media

Ava is entering her first year on staff as a Senior and is looking forward to improving her journalistic skills. Ava's favorite styles of writing are columns and reviews. When Ava isn't at school you will either find her working, spending time with family, or hanging out with friends. After high school Ava hopes to attend, Central Michigan, Western Michigan, or Grand Valley State to further her academic career in Public Relations or Marketing.

  • Favorite thing about on staff: Spending time with friends on staff as well learning new journalistic skills.
  • Favorite type of story: Columns and Reviews.
  • Hobbies/interests: Makeup and Hair.
  • It's a Friday night, you will probably find Ava: Either working, sleeping, or hanging out with friends.
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An open letter to the school board about senior exam exemptions

An open letter to the school board about senior exam exemptions

May 16, 2017

I'm sure by now everyone has heard at least one senior complain that three absences for the senior exam exemption just isn't enough. Well, as a senior, I completely agree. It's a common misconception that...

Therapy Preview Q&A

Therapy Preview Q&A

May 10, 2017

Producer: Molly Growney 1.What theme would you consider your film? "[I'm] not really sure what theme to give our film, but I guess it's kind if a psychological thriller." 2. Can you give a brief...

MAC Cosmetics Double Gleam vs. Becca Cosmetics Rose Gold

MAC Cosmetics “Double Gleam” vs. Becca Cosmetics “Rose Gold”

April 21, 2017

MAC Cosmetics has been a very influential brand in the makeup industry for as long as I can remember; however, a brand called Becca has recently come to surface and has taken the makeup world by storm....

Knowing I have a future after high school is exciting and scary

Knowing I have a future after high school is exciting and scary

April 14, 2017

There it was, sitting right in the middle of the furry pink throw blanket at the end of my bed, the same thing I had been waiting for the entire month. Although I had the email which clarified what the...

Irene Yi and other students prepare for a rigorous class schedule

Irene Yi and other students prepare for a rigorous class schedule

March 30, 2017

As this school year is coming to a close, all grades, with the exception of seniors, are solidifying what classes they will enroll in next year, whether that be an Advanced Placement course or not. However,...

Urban Decays Naked 2 and Naked Basics palettes evaluated

Urban Decay’s Naked 2 and Naked Basics palettes evaluated

March 24, 2017

A lot of makeup brands like Tarte, Too Faced, and Urban Decay have come out with neutral palettes that have been very successful. Tarte recently came out with its Tartist palette and Too Faced released...

A season well spent

A season well spent

March 10, 2017

These last four months have honestly been the busiest of my life, but I've also made some great memories. I've made bonds with people that I would never have considered to be an important person in my...

Introducing Little Shop of Horrors: FHCs 2017 Musical

Introducing Little Shop of Horrors: FHC’s 2017 Musical

February 28, 2017

Although this year is steering off the typical course of Disney princesses for the musical, the show Little Shop of Horrors' potential is being held just as high as the rest. With such a small, tight-knit...

Its okay to fail sometimes

It’s okay to fail sometimes

February 22, 2017

Failing is always seen as something that isn't good. If you don't ever fail, how are you ever going to learn from your mistakes? You can fail in more than just school, but sometimes it's alright because...

Why Split is one of my new favorites

Why Split is one of my new favorites

February 13, 2017

Walking into the theater I felt a mix of both excitement and nervousness. Not only was I seeing Split because I was interested in it, but also because it's what everyone else wanted to see. However, seeing...

I work, do you?

I work, do you?

February 3, 2017

Most teens now have a job outside of school. It teaches discipline, time management, and above all, you actually have to work to get what you want. There are a few situations as to why a student would...

Sometimes teaching just isnt enough

Sometimes teaching just isn’t enough

January 27, 2017

They teach the lessons, they help you out when you're struggling, but what do teachers do after the final bell rings? Some stay and grade papers, some leave to go pick their kids up from school, and others...

Apply yourself, youll be grateful for it

Apply yourself, you’ll be grateful for it

January 13, 2017

Throughout my four years of high school, I’ve learned many things. Some simple, like If you stay up late you’ll be too tired to pay attention during class the next day or bringing a lunch from home...

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is one for the Books

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is one for the Books

January 5, 2017

The title itself is long, confusing, and does not make any sense. That in a nutshell is Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close written by Jonathan Safran Foer. Just flipping through the book you see random...

A Letter to my Favorite Person

A Letter to my Favorite Person

December 22, 2016

Dear Mom, Throughout my entire life, you’ve been my number one supporter. Whether it was gymnastics, soccer, dance, or anything else I wanted to try, you were the first person to say, "I think that’s...

Sean Ivory: Teacher by Day, Composer by Night

Sean Ivory: Teacher by Day, Composer by Night

December 18, 2016

Every teacher has a life outside of school. Some could have typical, mundane, everyday normal lives while others really put themselves out there and keep themselves rather busy. So which one is choir teacher...

If I Stay: A Comparison Between the Book and Movie

If I Stay: A Comparison Between the Book and Movie

December 8, 2016

Most of the time, there’s a huge difference between a book and a movie. Important scenes and supporting characters taken out, a change in which which character does what. Not all changes are necessarily...

Saying Goodbye Never Gets Easier

Saying Goodbye Never Gets Easier

December 1, 2016

Sometimes they take a ton of weight off your shoulders, but other times it feels like you’re being squashed like a bug. Either way, they’re not the easiest thing in the world, goodbyes are something...

Grades: theyre not the worlds most important thing

Grades: they’re not the world’s most important thing

November 17, 2016

These days it seems like students check their grades up to two or three times A DAY. It used to be checking it maybe once or twice a week. If you think back to when the parents of the students were in...

Advanced Geology: What is it?

Advanced Geology: What is it?

November 10, 2016

Along with the many classes offered at FHC, there has been a new one thrown into the mix. It’s a new science elective called Advanced Geology, commonly referred to by students as AP Rocks, which is taught...

Undecided

Undecided

November 3, 2016

Is it something I decide or is it something that just happens? Throughout this past week I’ve really been thinking about my future. Is college really what I want to do? Should I take a gap year? Do...

Why do brands matter?

Why do brands matter?

October 26, 2016

When did what people are wearing become important? Why does it matter if that girl is wearing off brand leggings instead of Nikes or if that guy’s entire outfit is Ralph Lauren Polo? If you’re able...

The Walking Dead Review

The Walking Dead Review

October 19, 2016

Sitting in my bed at 2 a.m., I decide whether or not to hit the continue devoting my time in a Netflix binge.  I choose to continue, keeping the volume as low as I can to not wake up either of my parents....

Looking for Alaska: Another Great Literary Piece by John Green

Looking for Alaska: Another Great Literary Piece by John Green

October 6, 2016

Author John Green does another astonishing job of writing yet another literary piece. However, I’m beginning to think that Green has thing for writing about death or people who have gone missing. In...

So, Whats Boost Club?

So, What’s Boost Club?

October 2, 2016

“A group of people who implement actions that will raise the self-esteem and happiness level of the people who walk the halls of Forest Hills Central.” These are the words printed on the FHC Boost...

Why Do We Do This?

Why Do We Do This?

September 22, 2016

It’s just out of habit. It's something I’ve done my entire life and I’m not happy about it. It’s just so hard to stop. All through my life, I’ve compared myself to others or have been compared...

FHC Media Center undergoes a modern renovation

FHC Media Center undergoes a modern renovation

September 19, 2016

Gone are the old bookshelves. Missing are both Mac labs. Disbursed throughout classrooms are the outdated tables. In its place, a sleek, modern new study area. The new library contains a plethora of...

Freshman Year for Dummies

“Freshman Year for Dummies”

September 15, 2016

Dear Incoming Freshmen, Welcome to high school, the time that is proclaimed “the best four years of your life.” I remember as a freshman being so nervous about everything that had to do with school:...

Will I Make It?

Will I Make It?

September 15, 2016

Being the only one to not raise my hand out of a class 25 students was scary and stressful and made me realize just how important it was for me to start. As a senior, I know how important it is to...

FHC Wrestling: Pushing for Success

FHC Wrestling: Pushing for Success

February 1, 2016

Walking past the wrestling room after school, it is easy to see that between the physical and mental training wrestling coach Brad Anderson puts his team through, it is no wonder that his boys are successful. “Our...

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