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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

Ava Tilley

Ava Tilley, Staff Writer

Ava, who likes to be referred to by her last name Tilley, is a junior heading into her first year of writing for The Central Trend. She is an avid reader and writer, as she finds the joy of books often interferes with her questionable ability to pay attention in her classes. She has always wanted a chance to write for The Central Trend and gets immense joy in finding loony tunes and subjects to write about. Often, you'll either find her in the library or the band hallway with her friends, eyes glued to whatever she's found today.

Her Favorite Book: The Darkest Legacy by Alexandra Bracken

Her Favorite Snacks: Takis

Her Favorite Kind of Food: Ones shared with friends...or Indian

Has she gotten over any of her childhood obsessions? Nope, not in the slightest

All content by Ava Tilley
A closer look into the FHCs closed campus designation, and the issues with turning into an open campus

A closer look into the FHC’s closed campus designation, and the issues with turning into an open campus

January 31, 2023

The bell rings; students flood out of their previous classrooms, their hurried steps matching their demanding stomachs as they flood into the cafeteria for lunch. Most hurry to their self-assigned seating...

The greastest concept of the 21st century: social media

The greastest concept of the 21st century: social media

January 30, 2023

When discussing 21st-century issues and their effects, many inquisitors are bound to fall upon the topic of social media in today’s environment and entertainment, especially for children and the upcoming...

To my love, writing

To my love, writing

January 22, 2023

To my love, Many people discuss how difficult you are in their world; how frustrating you can be, and how tedious and time-consuming your processes are.  They often blame you for their wrists, forever...

A Man Called Otto made me wish I had brought tissues

A Man Called Otto made me wish I had brought tissues

January 13, 2023

When I went to see A Man Called Otto, I didn’t expect to cry. Mostly because my grandparents tricked my mother and me by telling us it was a comedy; although now—two ruined sleeves and one headache...

How winter burnout affects students abilities to cope

How winter burnout affects students’ abilities to cope

January 8, 2023

With the passing of the New Year also comes the conclusion of many students' winter breaks, a well-known time among teachers and students filled with screwy sleep schedules and apathetic attitudes. But...

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Female harassment in the gaming industry is still a problematic issue

December 12, 2022

Talking about sexism in the gaming industry, especially toward the out-numbered female minority, can often be difficult. It’s not because problems are hard to find or too complicated to figure out, but...

Yasmin Tomaz experience with different cultures gives her an unique view on the community of FHC

Yasmin Tomaz experience with different cultures gives her an unique view on the community of FHC

December 12, 2022

When freshman Yasmin Tomaz moved to Michigan around a year ago, she knew that her way and understanding of life would change drastically. Born in America and moving to Brazil around the age of two,...

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet arent as bad as people say

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet aren’t as bad as people say

December 5, 2022

With the end of the 2022 year coming to a close, and the successful release of three mainline games already under their belt, the GameFreak company has released their final installment in the ever-popular...

Pizza nights

Pizza nights

November 23, 2022

There are multiple days a week that could be special to someone for a variety of reasons; it might be Taco Tuesday or Mid-Week Wednesday, but for me, nothing could compare to Pizza Night Friday. There’s...

TCTs The Countless Thanks 2022: Ava Tilley

TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2022: Ava Tilley

November 22, 2022

To TCT Staff, Thank you for creating an atmosphere so uniquely enriching as TCT. Every day I come to this class, I feel like I’m retreating to a safe house in the middle of a storm. You guys make...

OverSimplified Really Knows How to Make History Fun

OverSimplified Really Knows How to Make History Fun

November 20, 2022

When I first stumbled upon the channel OverSimplified back in my early high school years, I remember not having high expectations for the channel. History channels on YouTube tend to be either in one of...

FHCs GSA seeks new ways to represent and create a safer environment for the LGBTQ+ community

FHC’s GSA seeks new ways to represent and create a safer environment for the LGBTQ+ community

November 16, 2022

The final bell of the day has rung, and students flock out of English teacher Sarah Velie's classroom. But instead of packing her bag or pulling out her computer to work, she lays out a tray of cookies...

The benefits of friendsgiving

The benefits of friendsgiving

November 7, 2022

When people typically think of a traditional Thanksgiving, they often think of a close group of people gathering at a long table filled with food, drink, and decorations. Some songs might be played on...

Computer versus hand: the writing conundrum

Computer versus hand: the writing conundrum

November 7, 2022

A couple of weeks ago, my entire AP World History class was doing a mock Long Essay Question, or LEQ, that was meant to prepare students—those who were taking the AP exams—for what to expect when writing...

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