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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

Avery Jordan

Avery Jordan, Editor in Chief

Avery is a senior entering her third and final year writing for The Central Trend. She is a member of two different dance teams Imprint Dance Company and the FHC Varsity Dance Team—and adores her two dogs, a rambunctious but adorable Bernedoodle and a loyal, gentle Daisy Dog. Born in Redondo Beach, California, Avery enjoys warm, sunny weather, shopping sprees, and spending quality time with her best friends.

 

Starbucks order: an Iced Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso with soy milk

 

Zodiac Sign: August Leo

 

Favorite U.S. state: South Carolina

 

Favorite comfort food joint: Chick-Fil-A

All content by Avery Jordan
I always knew this day would come

I always knew this day would come

May 6, 2022

I graduate high school in eleven days.  Eleven short days of waking up and realizing how little time I have left here—here in this community of Forest Hills I’ve grown to be a part of, here in...

A photo from my Cap and Gown photoshoot, one that makes it feel all too real

Dear senior year — how my words have come full circle

April 28, 2022

I’ve always had a sweet spot for writing; putting my feelings to words on paper is something that brings me a sense of joy—of peace.  I started writing for The Central Trend my sophomore year....

A photo captured right as Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars.

The slap that will go down in the history of the Oscars

March 31, 2022

Publicity stunts. They happen all the time in hopes of catching the internet’s eye to cause an uprising. Whether fabricated or for real, they’re all the more entertaining.  Most recently, the internet...

Lagago Moletsane

Lagago Moletsane feels at home in the boxing gym

March 29, 2022

As ironic as it may sound, senior Lagago Moletsane feels most at peace when in the ring with boxing gloves. Triggered by his boredom during quarantine, the sport of boxing piqued his interest. From...

A sunset from a night last week

Dear senior year — the clock is ticking all too quickly

March 23, 2022

We got our caps and gowns last week. I fall asleep every night with my Ranger green gown staring at me from a hanger in my closet, asking me—berating me on—what my next move will be.  There’s...

Cinderella Musical Q&As: Grace Hudkins

Cinderella Musical Q&As: Grace Hudkins

March 17, 2022

Name: Grace Hudkins Grade: 12th Role: Cinderella 1. Why did you decide to try out for the musical? "I decided to try out for the musical because it is my fourth year [being] a part of the...

Cinderella Musical Q&As: Abbey Calderwood

Cinderella Musical Q&As: Abbey Calderwood

March 17, 2022

Name: Abbey Calderwood Grade: 12th Role: student director 1. Why did you decide to try out for the musical? "Since I am the student director, I am always involved in all of the shows during...

Cinderella Musical Q&As: Thomas Smith

Cinderella Musical Q&As: Thomas Smith

March 17, 2022

Name: Thomas Smith Grade: 12th Role: crew member 1. Why did you decide to try out for the musical? "I've been doing theatre stuff here since freshman year, [I] figured I might as well end...

Cinderella Musical Q&As: Erynn Boersma

Cinderella Musical Q&As: Erynn Boersma

March 17, 2022

Name: Erynn Boersma Grade: 12th Role: stage crew, head of props 1. What are you most excited about? "I am most excited to see how the show turns out. It is always so fun to see all our hard...

Sites like SHEIN are creating a toxic and unrealistic shopping environment by photoshopping their models

Sites like SHEIN are creating a toxic and unrealistic shopping environment by photoshopping their models

March 17, 2022

Social media is arguably the biggest platform in regards to human interaction. Whether it’s amongst celebrities, peers, or strangers, the app is made for posting oneself for the world to see. And...

Cinderella Musical Q&As: Israell King

Cinderella Musical Q&As: Israell King

March 16, 2022

Name: Israell King Grade: 12th Role: Gabrielle, a step sister 1. Why did you decide to try out for the musical? "I’ve been a part of our school's musicals both on and off stage since freshman...

Spring break fashion: whats fit and unfit

Spring break fashion: what’s fit and unfit

March 3, 2022

Spring break feels like it’s only three to five business days away. Unfortunately, that’s far from the truth; but thankfully, that gives time to go on a search and rescue for the hottest new clothing...

The five seniors at senior night on the basketball court

Dear senior year — the finish line, one so surreal

March 2, 2022

I remember the day I made the Varsity Dance Team. It was the spring initiating my freshmen year, a day that had been marked in my calendar months prior—a date I was overly fidgety of.  I remember...

David Wasilewski sets his hopes high in the realm of computer programming

David Wasilewski sets his hopes high in the realm of computer programming

March 1, 2022

Senior David Wasilewski’s independent study allows for him to complete a plethora of different things—computer programming, baking sweet treats in Mr. Smith’s kitchen, and trips down to the greenhouse...

Winterfest Court Q&As: Cam DeWitt

Winterfest Court Q&As: Cam DeWitt

February 24, 2022

1. What was your reaction to getting nominated on court? "I was in total shock and disbelief. A few people had told me they voted for me, and I just brushed it off, so I was very surprised hearing that...

A gloomy forecast entails some chic rainy day fashion

A gloomy forecast entails some chic rainy day fashion

February 24, 2022

I am a thunderstorm enthusiast. I love the pitter-patter of the rain; I love the excitement of thunder; I love the blinding flash of lightning. I love the spring. But most of all, I love the fashion that...

Cole (blue shirt) and his co-workers posing in the kitchen at Sentinel Pointe.

Cole Feyen finds a home away from home within his work environment

February 15, 2022

Senior Cole Feyen once made a friend by simply knocking on their door.  As he has been working at Sentinel Pointe Retirement Community for over a year and a half now, he recalls a memory from the depths...

I hate Valentines Day

I hate Valentine’s Day

February 10, 2022

I hate Valentine’s Day. I hate the wave of loneliness that crashes on the shores of the fourteenth; I hate the cheesy love letters; I despise how superficial love is on that day.   I was in a...

Dear senior year — just an airplane or a car ride away

Dear senior year — just an airplane or a car ride away

February 9, 2022

This past week, I toured two different universities—two of which are deliberate contenders of where I’ll attend college, but at the same time, making my decision nearly unreachable.   The orange...

The cover for the movie The Fallout

The Fallout left me heavy-hearted and utterly impacted

February 3, 2022

This story and film contain talk and portrayal of a school shooting and trauma. When I saw that Maddie Ziegler was cast in the new HBO Max film The Fallout, I didn’t waste any time grabbing a blanket...

Cryptocurrency expert senior Liam Sweetman is ecstatic to pursue what he loves at U of M

Liam Sweetman takes investing in cryptocurrency to another level

February 1, 2022

Senior Liam Sweetman has a crippling obsession of investing in cryptocurrency. Since the beginning of his crypto journey, he has learned the inner workings of this complicated field, but more so, he...

Freshman Thomas Paplawsky standing in front of the freshmen Homecoming banner

[Photo] Thomas Paplawsky accredits his outdoorsy spirit to Goodwillie

January 28, 2022

Freshman Thomas Paplawsky standing in front of the freshmen Homecoming banner

A photo of a Tiger Girl in her ending pose

The LSU Tiger Girls serve empowerment, winning Nationals dancing to “Like A Boy”

January 27, 2022

The Tiger Girls could not have chosen a more perfect song than "Like A Boy" for their 2022 Hip Hop routine. The Louisiana State University Dance Team—the Tiger Girls—have left a monumental impact...

A photo of Lauren Spencer-Smith

“Fingers Crossed” by Lauren Spencer-Smith was a debut worth waiting for

January 20, 2022

As much as I loathe to admit it, I’m reliant on TikTok to stay up to date with the latest news; whether that’s new music, trends, or drama, TikTok is my outlet for enlightenment. And I’m certain...

A photo from spring break in Mexico I took that brings me a sense of stability

Dear senior year — time and everything in it’s cracks and crevices

January 19, 2022

We're two weeks into January, second semester, 2022, my graduation year—and it still feels spiritless. It feels like life is moving in slow motion with no foreseeable ending, no definite conclusion. I...

2022 FHCs Got Talent Q&As: Tate Greer

2022 FHC’s Got Talent Q&As: Tate Greer

January 18, 2022

Name: Tate Greer Grade: 12th Act/position: Judge 1. Why are you excited to be a part of FHC's Got Talent?  “I'm excited to be in this because I don't usually get the opportunity to just...

2022 FHCs Got Talent Q&As: Theryn Hallock

2022 FHC’s Got Talent Q&As: Theryn Hallock

January 18, 2022

Name: Theryn Hallock Grade: 12th Act/position: Host 1. Why are you excited to be a part of FHC’s Got Talent? “I’m really excited to be a part of it because I've never been in any of these...

2022 FHCs Got Talent Q&As: Emily Smith & Sofia Hargis-Acevedo

2022 FHC’s Got Talent Q&As: Emily Smith & Sofia Hargis-Acevedo

January 18, 2022

Name: Emily Smith Grade: 12th Act/position: Tap dancing Partner(s): Sophomore Sofia Hargis-Acevedo 1. What is one word you’d use to describe your act? “Loud.” 2. Why did you...

2022 FHCs Got Talent Q&As: Joe Murdock

2022 FHC’s Got Talent Q&As: Joe Murdock

January 18, 2022

Name: Joe Murdock Grade: 12th Act/position: Host 1. Why are you excited to be a part of FHC’s Got Talent? “I’m excited to be involved because it’s my senior year, and I’m looking...

Her love for you is like a broken nail

Her love for you is like a broken nail

January 13, 2022

Her love for you is like a broken nail. It hurts; it’s frustrating, sometimes unrepairable. But not physically unrepairable—the type of fix that is so repetitive that it’s not worth it anymore....

A moment captured from backstage of The Nutcracker from this past weekend

WMYB’s The Nutcracker was an ‘on pointe’ performance

December 16, 2021

With endless hours of sewing pointe shoes, executing choreography, and bedazzling tutus, for two consecutive weekends in December, West Michigan Youth Ballet (WMYB) puts on the most classical performance...

My best friend and I touring Loyola, Chicagos campus.

How many perks does attending a university truly yield?

December 9, 2021

Opinions expressed in editorials on The Central Trend are the view of the individual writer and are not the opinion of the entire staff of The Central Trend or the Forest Hills Central staff or administration. For...

A photo I stopped and took last week walking into school.

Dear senior year — examining life after high school

December 8, 2021

Dear college applications, You’ve been a work in progress since mid-July—it’s December. The conspicuous amounts of meetings with my college advisor, refreshing my student portals, and having to...

News9 Live

30 encompasses nothing less than Adele’s ethereal talent

December 2, 2021

In mid-October, the very day that Adele’s single, “Easy On Me,” was released, I forced Mr. George to repeatedly play it in room 139 over the speaker. With her initial release of “Easy On Me,”...

TCTs The Countless Thanks 2021: Avery Jordan

TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2021: Avery Jordan

November 25, 2021

Emma Zawacki and Natalie Mix, for being my breath of fresh air As much as I dread going to school every day, knowing I have the privilege of spending first and sixth hour sitting next to you guys on...

My shaved, but still perfect, dog.

She’s still the same, nonetheless

November 18, 2021

The other day, I came home from school to what once was my furry friend. My beloved dog, Luna, had been shaved at the groomers. Although this tragedy occurs probably twice a year, nonetheless, it is...

My iced Caramel Brulee latte I had while doing homework at the library.

Starbucks’ holiday drinks scatter spirit into my day with every sip

November 11, 2021

As an iced coffee enthusiast who's reliant on caffeine for anything and everything, deems my happiness on how close Christmas is, and spends way too much money at the Cascade Starbucks drive-thru, I was...

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time — Fall Play Q&As

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time — Fall Play Q&As

November 11, 2021

This year, FHC's theatre department, directed by John Donovan, is putting on The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.  The show will be running from Thursday, Nov. 11th until Saturday, Nov....

Play Q&As: Ivan Wheland

Play Q&As: Ivan Wheland

November 10, 2021

Name: Ivan Wheland Grade: 12th 1. What is your role? "I'm a duty sheriff, cop, Uncle Terry, and drunk man #2." 2. Why did you decide to try out for the play? "Mrs. [Robin] DeMeester told...

Play Q&As: Nico Gandarias Saez

Play Q&As: Nico Gandarias Saez

November 10, 2021

Name: Nico Gandarias Saez Grade: 10th 1. What is your role? "My role in the play is many different characters, but the most important would be the station policeman and 'the man behind the counter.'" 2....

Play Q&As: Gavin OMeara

Play Q&As: Gavin O’Meara

November 10, 2021

Name: Gavin O'Meara Grade: 12th 1. What role do you play? "I play a variety of roles throughout this show, including an annoying neighbor, a police officer, and a random civilian. However, most...

Play Q&As: Ella Fauson

Play Q&As: Ella Fauson

November 10, 2021

Name: Ella Fauson Grade: 12th 1. What role do you play?  "Mrs. Alexander: lady in the street." 2. Why did you decide to try out for the play?  "I usually only do the musical, but since...

The three editors—Nat, Emma, and I—at the Senior Dinner Dance.

Dear senior year — some dinner and some dancing in my little black dress

November 10, 2021

Dear Senior Dinner Dance, I’ve had three black dresses buried in the depths of my closet for months now; my indecisiveness wouldn’t allow me to embrace one until the night of.  My mom seemed...

From left to right: Cal Anderson, Kimberly Anderson, Brad Anderson. Not pictured: Jon Anderson

The Andersons of FHC balance comradery and chaos upon their last name

November 9, 2021

After Jon Anderson was hired to teach science at the high school in 1999, FHC claimed they’d never employ another teacher with the last name Anderson again.   Because now that they had two Andersons...

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg presenting the rebrand of Facebook and its logo.

Facebook’s rebrand causes turbulence in the eye of social media

November 4, 2021

As of Oct. 28, 2021, Facebook is no longer Facebook—at least the company isn't. At the company’s Connect event on Thursday night, CEO Mark Zuckerberg welcomed the rebranding of the billion-dollar...

Liam, Ben, Vinod, David, and Tananya spend their fourth hours in Mr. Smiths room working on their separate computer science projects.

[Photo] Five students focus on the future through a computer science independent study

November 1, 2021

Liam, Ben, Vinod, David, and Tananya spend their fourth hours in Mr. Smith's room working on their separate computer science projects.

Nat and I being cute.

I’m only here because of the little things

October 28, 2021

I wouldn’t be where I am without the little things. And by the little things, I mean the things that captivate my mind more than you ever have before. Things like getting lost in my book during third...

2021 Spooky Humans of FHC

2021 Spooky Humans of FHC

October 28, 2021

In the spirit of Halloween, The Central Trend staff went on a "haunt" around the school for the spookiest humans with the spookiest stories to share. Check out these fun tales told by FHC's very own staff...

Spooky Humans: Cohen Murray

Spooky Humans: Cohen Murray

October 27, 2021

"When we were younger, [my dad] just found it funny to [scare people.] And then, [my siblings and I] decided to join in. He would set up stuff to scare other people, and we would all dress up. He usually...

Kacey Musgraves on the cover shoot for her new album: star-crossed.

Star-crossed by Kacey Musgraves is a diary written of failed love

October 14, 2021

When I read that Kacey Musgraves’ new album was deemed ineligible for Best Country Album at the 2022 Grammys, I had to listen for myself.  In all honesty, I’ve never been a huge Kacey Musgraves...

The 2021-2022 sports reporters

The FHC Sports Report bolsters their fame through their very own athletics site

October 12, 2021

Senior Tate Greer has dreamt of all things architecture up until his junior year of high school.  After spontaneously signing up for Advanced Writing for Publication—also known as the FHC Sports...

Pom Clinic Q&As: Jazzae Ford

Pom Clinic Q&As: Jazzae Ford

October 12, 2021

Name: Jazzae Ford Occupation: Co-coach 1.  How long have you been a part of this clinic? "Since last years couldn't happen [due to COVID-19], this will be [co-coach Crystal Delgodo and I's] second...

Pom Clinic Q&As: Missy Jordan

Pom Clinic Q&As: Missy Jordan

October 12, 2021

Name: Missy Jordan Occupation: Member of the Pom Clinic committee 1. What is this clinic all about? "The annual Pom and Dance Clinic has been the Dance Team's biggest fundraiser for the last...

Pom Clinic Q&As: Sophia Erbentraut

Pom Clinic Q&As: Sophia Erbentraut

October 11, 2021

Name: Sophia Erbentraut Grade: 10th 1. How long have you been a member of the dance team?  "This is my second year." 2. What do you gain from the experience of teaching younger dancers? "I...

Pom Clinic Q&As: Emily Smith

Pom Clinic Q&As: Emily Smith

October 11, 2021

Name: Emily Smith Grade: 12th 1. How long have you been a member of the dance team? "I've been on the team for three years." 2. What do you gain from the experience of teaching younger dancers? "I...

A Pom Clinic photo from years ago with coincidentally, two current team members (the two dancers on the far right).

FHC Varsity Dance Team’s Pom Clinic Q&As

October 11, 2021

Introducing the FHCVDT's annual Pom & Dance Clinic! Check out these Pom & Dance Clinic Q&As with moms, coaches, and members of the Varsity Dance Team. What is it? A fundraiser for Nationals...

A sunset I saw in my mirror on the way home from dance.

I’ll continue to convince myself

October 7, 2021

I wake up evidently incohesive.  I wake up to my mother offering me breakfast, waiting for my reply of disjointed words that may never, ever form a coherent answer. I wake up to my twelve-year-old...

Dear senior year — the retreat

Dear senior year — the retreat

September 29, 2021

Dear Senior Retreat, I’ve waited four years for you, hoping it’d be a million times better than the one we went on as timid, unfamiliar freshmen. Because at fourteen, I had little to know clue who...

the new security guard Jack Verhil posing with his motorcycle

Jack Verhil keeps the school in good hands through his optimism

September 28, 2021

The new security guard, Jack Verhil, is sick and tired of the "devious lick" challenge. As the new trend of vandalizing the school bathrooms has emerged, Verhil’s tolerance lessens with every removal...

Pinterest

A guide to forming your very own Homecoming lookbook

September 24, 2021

An evening full of glam, fashion, and fun is this Saturday night, and it's a night all about you.  Homecoming is a tradition created for amusement, capturing millions of photos, and making memories...

2021 Homecoming Court Q&As

2021 Homecoming Court Q&As

September 20, 2021

Meet the 2021 Homecoming Court! Join us as we question these ten seniors about their nomination.

2021 Homecoming Court Announcement

2021 Homecoming Court Announcement

September 17, 2021

Girls: Grace Hudkins Remmie Gavle Abby Drueke Theryn Hallock Coco Corey Boys:  Jack McNamara Benji Zorn Roman Kalaczinski Ian Goodman Tate Greer  

The DAmelio Show is an inconsistent clutter of toxic vulnerability

The D’Amelio Show is an inconsistent clutter of toxic vulnerability

September 16, 2021

This review and TV show contain discussions of mental health and suicide.  There’s one question in life that baffles me whenever it crosses my mind: how could one go from dancing in front of an iPhone...

This is the new Lady Ranger mascot for FHC.

The new Ranger mascots sprinkle pride and equality throughout the district

September 15, 2021

As a 2000 FHC graduate, AP World History teacher Brad Anderson has honored the school's mascot as an educator, a student, and moreover, a Ranger Pride enthusiast.  In the late 1990s, if you looked...

A screenshot of my unrealistic bedtime and wake up alarm that nevertheless, I avoid out of exhaustion.

One-hour delays should be recurring, as the extra hour of sleep for the student body is nourishing

September 9, 2021

Wednesdays are typically my favorite day of the week—not only because it’s the halfway mark until the weekend, but also because hour delays are rewarded to the student body. But that beloved extra...

A photo captured by our coaches of us before performing our first Pre-Game of the season.

Dear senior year — turning the first page

September 8, 2021

My editor's column is all about reflection—reflection on the events, people, and experiences of my last year writing for The Central Trend but moreover, my last year of high school; I hope to search...

All American brings welcome realism to their third season by highlighting the BLM movement

All American brings welcome realism to their third season by highlighting the BLM movement

September 2, 2021

All American’s first and second seasons revolved around Friday night lights, unavoidable drama, and some scary scandals that left the viewers with their jaws dropped. Contrastingly, with season three,...

a picture of all the Tony Award winners

2021 Tony Award Winners

August 30, 2021

Improv OS Improv Performer - Benji Zorn Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon OS Actor - Russell Baird & Zach Guikema OS Supporting Actress - Desiree Tuohy OS Supporting Actor - Mason Yarnell RAT OS...

Academic Boosters Club and Mr. George offer college essay writing classes for seniors this fall

Academic Boosters Club and Mr. George offer college essay writing classes for seniors this fall

June 10, 2021

For the past 15 years, English teacher Ken George–in cooperation with the Academic Boosters Club–has taught a college essay writing class to seniors who are beginning the college application process....

I was sitting at the Airport Viewing Area when the sunset caught my eye, and I just had to capture this beautiful array of colors for safe keeping.

My beautiful prospects and me

June 3, 2021

As my third year of student sections, pep rallies, and Ranger Rumbles—or lack thereof—nears retirement, I can only remember when I first stepped foot in what was the most terrifying place known in...

Student Council Q&As: Sam Logan

Student Council Q&As: Sam Logan

May 28, 2021

Name: Sam Logan Class: 2023 1. What position are you running for? "I am running for the position of Trustee." 2. Why did you decide to run? "I wanted to run because I wanted to make this upcoming...

Student Council Q&As: Crandall Quinn

Student Council Q&As: Crandall Quinn

May 28, 2021

Name: Crandall Quinn Class: 2023 1. What position are you running for?  "Trustee." 2. Why did you decide to run? "I decided to run this year because I want to make our high school experience the...

Student Council Q&As: Lucy Mclean

Student Council Q&As: Lucy Mclean

May 28, 2021

Name: Lucy Mclean Class: 2023 1. What position are you running for? "I am running for Student Council Secretary this year for the junior class of 2023." 2. Why did you decide to run? "I decided...

Student Council Q&As: Christopher Shang

Student Council Q&As: Christopher Shang

May 28, 2021

Name: Christopher Shang Class: 2023 1. What position are you running for? "I am running for Vice President." 2. Why did you decide to run? "I decided to run because I think that although we did...

Student Council Q&As: Gabby Hendricks

Student Council Q&As: Gabby Hendricks

May 28, 2021

Name: Gabby Hendricks Class: 2023 1. What position are you running for? "I am running for class President." 2. Why did you decide to run? "I decided to run because I have been involved in Student...

Student Council Q&As: Andrew Weiskopf

Student Council Q&As: Andrew Weiskopf

May 27, 2021

Name: Andrew Weiskopf Class: 2023 1. What position are you running for? "I am running for Treasurer, and I was the last year's Treasurer as well." 2. Why did you decide to run? "I decided to run...

Student Council Q&As: Gavin Cai

Student Council Q&As: Gavin Cai

May 27, 2021

Name: Gavin Cai Class: 2023 1. What position are you running for? "President." 2. Why did you decide to run? "I decided to run because I’ve had some experiences in the past with Student Council,...

Student Council Q&As: Allie Beaumont

Student Council Q&As: Allie Beaumont

May 27, 2021

Name: Allie Beaumont Class: 2023 1. What position are you running for? "I am running for the position of Secretary." 2. Why did you decide to run? "Last year, I made the conscious decision...

Student Council Q&As: Lauren Brace

Student Council Q&As: Lauren Brace

May 26, 2021

Name: Lauren Brace Class: 2023 1. What position are you running for? "I'm running for the position of Trustee." 2. Why did you decide to run? "I decided to run because I enjoyed working with...

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2021-2022 Student Council Q&As

May 26, 2021

With the voting opening at the end of the week, we decided to do Q&As with the current high schoolers running for office. We hope to provide students here at FHC with a deeper look into the candidates...

Freshman Gigi Sinicrope kicking the ball down the varsity field in hopes of another point for the Rangers.

Gigi Sinicrope shoots and scores, making the varsity soccer team as the only freshman

May 25, 2021

Freshman Gigi Sinicrope has scored an uncountable amount of soccer goals within her five years of competitive play, but no ball hurled into the net—despite how agile or vigorous—could beat this new...

Thank you, former TCT photographer Lydia VandeRiet, for capturing this beautiful scenery, reminding me of what normalcy used to be like.

With midsummer comes a taste of normalcy

May 20, 2021

A wisp of summer is in the air—a wisp of normalcy, rather.  With our beloved seniors throwing their caps above the horizon and the temperatures slowly, but surely, rising, normalcy is whispering.  A...

This magnificent, pleasurable jade stone known as a gua sha is my new favorite addition to my nighttime ritual.

Does a gua sha—a tool known for lifting, sculpting, and defining the face—truly work?

May 17, 2021

If you’re a frequent user of any social media platform, whether it’s Instagram, TikTok, or YouTube, you’ve probably heard of a gua sha tool.  If not, let me deliver a bit of an explanation to...

Josie Crosse

Josie Crosse acquires her morals from harmonizing three different sports

May 11, 2021

For freshman Josie Crosse, her source of motivation sparks from being the best version of herself she can be. Whether that’s within her favorite sports or life itself, she seeks improvement twenty-four...

For now, I will paint over the bruise until it comes black and blue

For now, I will paint over the bruise until it comes black and blue

May 6, 2021

Five-year-old me had bruises up and down my little, fragile chicken legs from simply being a klutz and catching my foot on anything objective. Eleven years later, sixteen-year-old me has a replica of those...

Doja Cat and SZA looking stunning as ever on their cover photo for their new hit single Kiss Me More.

Doja Cat and SZA’s new single supplies me with all the summer serotonin I’ve ever asked for

April 29, 2021

Doja Cat and SZA: two very different artists with two very different styles, voices, and lyrical complexities.  Doja Cat—who had been widely discovered over quarantine—has a more girly, rap-based...

Senior prom court nominee Clay Udell

Prom Court Q&A: Clay Udell

April 29, 2021

What’s one word to describe how you feel about being on prom court?  "Awesome. I like being on prom court because my cousin, Zoe, was on prom court last year." Why do you think you were nominated?  "It's...

Senior prom court nominee Kennedy Rudolph

Prom Court Q&A: Kennedy Rudolph

April 29, 2021

What’s one word to describe how you feel about being on prom court? "I am so happy. I'm so, so excited for it. I'm really proud of myself; I'm really happy." Why do you think you were nominated?...

Senior prom court nominee Lillian VanSkiver

Prom Court Q&As: Lillian VanSkiver

April 28, 2021

What’s one word to describe how you feel about being on prom court?   "It would probably be grateful." Why do you think you were nominated?   "[It's] maybe because I'm involved in things...

Senior prom court nominee Mason Yarnell

Prom Court Q&As: Mason Yarnell

April 28, 2021

What’s one word to describe how you feel about being on prom court?  "I’m thrilled to be on court because I’ve always looked up to the people on court as an underclassman, so the fact that I...

Senior prom court nominee Dallas Hopson

Prom Court Q&As: Dallas Hopson

April 27, 2021

What’s one word to describe how you feel about being on prom court?  "Surprised. I didn't know that many people liked me and would vote for me, to be honest." Why do you think you were nominated? "After...

Prom Court Q&As: Emily Johnson

Prom Court Q&As: Emily Johnson

April 27, 2021

What’s one word to describe how you feel about being on prom court?  "I would say I feel very honored. I am in such an amazing class, and the fact that people thought to vote for me means so much....

Senior prom court nominee Julia Bouma

Prom Court Q&As: Julia Bouma

April 27, 2021

What’s one word to describe how you feel about being on prom court? "Very grateful." Why do you think you were nominated? "To be honest, I wasn't expecting to be on court, so this came as a...

Senior prom court nominee Cam David (left)

Prom Court Q&As: Cam David

April 26, 2021

What’s one word to describe how you feel about being on prom court?  "Honored. [I'm honored] to be able to have the opportunity in my last year of school." Why do you think you were nominated?  "That's...

Senior prom court nominee Molly Vonk

Prom Court Q&As: Molly Vonk

April 26, 2021

What’s one word to describe how you feel about being on prom court?  "Awestruck. I was truly not expecting it, and it is such an honor to be on court knowing that so many of my friends and classmates...

2021 Prom Court Q&As

2021 Prom Court Q&As

April 24, 2021

Q&As with the commendable nominees on this year's 2021 Prom Court! Get to know these ten seniors as they reflect on their last year at FHC and acknowledge their nomination.

2021 Prom Court Announcement

2021 Prom Court Announcement

April 23, 2021

Girls:  Julia Bouma Emily Johnson  Kennedy Rudolph Lily Vanskiver Molly Vonk  Boys:  Cam David Joey Wise Dallas Hopson Mason Yarnell Clay Udell 

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