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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
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 

My lifelong collection of dance costumes that I keep solely for the memories.

It was all too nostalgic

April 22, 2021

I felt fourteen again. It was such a norm, such a given—nothing and no one could take it away.  But then it was. What I portrayed as such a pledge, such warranty, had been captured. 'Three...

A picture of Addison Rae from her music video for Obsessed

Addison Rae’s song is yet another reason why she should stick to TikTok

April 15, 2021

As someone who repeatedly ingrains into her audience’s minds that she’d ‘never make music’ and ‘has a terrible voice’, TikTok star Addison Rae’s debut of her music career caught me by surprise.  TikTok—the...

Good days are indeed on my mind

Good days are indeed on my mind

April 1, 2021

A thin, white slip of paper with my name imprinted on it is the only thing keeping my incentives afloat as we inch towards spring break.  A simple plane ticket is so much more than just boarding access...

Ginny & Georgia is a Netflix series of melodrama and skepticism

Ginny & Georgia is a Netflix series of melodrama and skepticism

March 25, 2021

It’s always hard being ‘the new girl,’ and for sophomore Ginny Miller, (Antonia Gentry) in Ginny & Georgia, this phrase is nothing out of the ordinary.  Ginny has cycled through tons of high...

The newly founded eSports club functions without a glitch

The newly founded eSports club functions without a glitch

March 23, 2021

When long-time eSports lover—science teacher Joey Spadafore—was approached by a few eager freshmen students earlier this semester, he never thought a club dedicated to virtual gaming could form so...

My dull, unfinished DeltaMath home page.

I have an internal battle with equations, and that’s okay

March 18, 2021

The Oxford Dictionary defines mathematics as “the abstract science of numbers, quantity, and space.” My definition, however, is a little different. I strongly refer to math as a brawl with numbers...

Grace VanderWaal promo pics
credit  Courtesy Columbia Records

Grace VanderWaal’s “Don’t Assume What You Don’t Know” debuts her unforeseen ego change

March 11, 2021

Grace VanderWaal is obscurely known as the ukulele girl from America’s Got Talent. Thereafter, being off the grid for a year, she is merely unrecognizable; her iconic bob with bangs has been buzzed,...

A picture of Irene Yi, a Forest Hills Central alumna, who once wrote for The Central Trend as well.

Alumna Irene Yi has explored her own passions and those of others through linguistics

March 9, 2021

When 2018 graduate Irene Yi wrote her first books on sociolinguistics as just a high schooler at FHC, she never envisioned how far this passion would take her. Trading in the snowy winters and treacherous...

Good Morning America

Scotland is one step ahead in abolishing gender-based pricing disparities

March 4, 2021

First and foremost, I want to shoutout AP Seminar for inspiring me to write this editorial. This AP course requires multiple argumentative-based College Board projects—PT1 (Performance Task) and PT2—in...

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She’s drowning in the life she’s always feared to live

February 25, 2021

Waking up to the same ear-piercing, screechy alarm for the third time this week. She turns to her clock: 6:00 A.M. She rolls over, hoping for a “good morning” from her husband, but is utterly...

Jonah Spates

Winterfest Court Q&A: Jonah Spates

February 24, 2021

1. What was your reaction when finding out about your nomination? "I was really excited, especially to be with [senior] Audrey [Sidebotham]." 2.  What is your favorite Winterfest activity and why?...

Winterfest Court Q&A: Autumn Burns

Winterfest Court Q&A: Autumn Burns

February 24, 2021

1.What was your reaction when finding out about your nomination?  "I was shocked, and then when I finally realized, I was almost shaking, and I ran down to tell my parents; I was super excited." 2....

Winterfest Court Q&A: Audrey Sidebotham

Winterfest Court Q&A: Audrey Sidebotham

February 24, 2021

1. What was your reaction when finding out about your nomination? "I was surprised but super excited. The group of people that are on court are amazing; every single one of them deserves to win. I’m...

Swag

Winterfest Court Q&A: Lynlee Derrick

February 23, 2021

1. What was your reaction when finding out about your nomination? “Honestly, I was really shocked—I know everyone says that—because I wouldn’t say I’m the most social or popular person. I really...

Sam Musgraves

Winterfest Court Q&A: Sam Musgraves

February 23, 2021

1. What was your reaction when finding out about your nomination?  "I was ecstatic about it. [I am] blessed to receive such an honor." 2. What is your favorite Winterfest activity and why? "Window...

Sawyer Bosch

Winterfest Court Q&A: Sawyer Bosch

February 23, 2021

1. What was your reaction when finding out about your nomination? "I was really surprised that I got picked, but it was such a cool moment." 2. What is your favorite Winterfest activity and why?  "I...

Whitney Currie

Winterfest Court Q&A: Whitney Currie

February 23, 2021

1. What was your reaction when finding out about your nomination?  "I was super excited because I did not expect it at all, and since this year has been so crazy, and it really hasn't felt like senior...

Sam Touri and his dog, Millie

Winterfest Court Q&A: Sam Tuori

February 23, 2021

1. What was your reaction when finding out about your nomination?  ”I was very honored and surprised just to know that my classmates think highly of me like that, and to vote me onto Winterfest court...

Luke Matelic (right) and his sister

Winterfest Court Q&A: Luke Matelic

February 23, 2021

1. What was your reaction when finding out about your nomination?  ”When I found out I was nominated, I was very surprised, but I was grateful that my classmates thought of me." 2. What is your...

Audrey Svoboda

Winterfest Court Q&A: Audrey Svoboda

February 23, 2021

1. What was your reaction when finding out about your nomination?  "I was very surprised; I didn't expect to be nominated because there are so many other deserving kids in grade. I am very excited." 2....

A rare sighting of Lucy and Luna cuddling

I have puppy dog eyes for my puppies

February 18, 2021

Whether I’ve had the best or worst possible day, I can always rely on my dogs to give me a warm welcome home. They’re my constant of every day; I can always depend on my Bernedoodle, Luna, and my...

Promo photo of Excuse me, I Love You on Netflix

Ariana Grande’s documentary “Excuse Me, I Love You” gave me a backstage pass to the Sweetener world tour

February 10, 2021

"Excuse me, um, I love you" is an iconic lyric stolen from one of Ariana Grande's songs from Sweetener (R.E.M.) to be the title of the hottest new documentary out there. Netflix's Excuse Me, I Love...

Katy Stevenson skiing in Breckenridge, Colorado

All Katy Stevenson needs is a pair of skis and a Colorado mountain to make her the happiest

February 9, 2021

Weaving through a winter wonderland of trees down an icy slope is at the top of sophomore Katy Stevenson’s to-do list when skiing in Breckenridge, Colorado. Not for the speed and racing aspect but rather...

Your lingering mint leaves bring me back to the abyss

Your lingering mint leaves bring me back to the abyss

February 4, 2021

In my book of colors, green is a default.  When asked what my favorite color is, I’ve always responded with a sound and affirmative “green.”  I have never had any reasoning behind why green...

Sabrina Carpenters cover photo for Skin

Sabrina Carpenter’s song “Skin” is an unnecessary, petty clap back

January 28, 2021

Lately, the social media drama has been off the charts between three singers caught up in a love triangle. Two of which were in a relationship, two of which are currently in a relationship—leaving one...

Delaney Michalski

Student Q&A: Delaney Michalski

January 26, 2021

Name: Delaney Michalski Grade: 12 1. How are you acclimating to the switch to Canvas? “I’ve adjusted [to Canvas] pretty well, but I would definitely say it’s a lot more confusing than Google...

Photo of Reid Davidson captured by Sawyer Bosch

Student Q&A: Reid Davison

January 26, 2021

Name: Reid Davison Grade: 12 1. How are you acclimating to the switch to Canvas? “[Canvas] hasn't really affected me very much, so I haven't really noticed [the change]." 2. Do you feel...

Abby Berlin

Student Q&A: Abby Berlin

January 26, 2021

Name: Abby Berlin Grade: 11 1. How are you acclimating to the switch to Canvas? “[The transition to Canvas] has been okay so far. I'm still having issues with certain parts [of] it." 2....

Quentin Rudolph

Student Q&A: Quentin Rudolph

January 26, 2021

Name: Quentin Rudolph Grade: 11 1. How are you acclimating to the switch to Canvas? “It's been kind of tough, because not all my teachers have been using [Canvas], and there isn't much transparency...

Katelyn Cousins

The Girls Varsity Basketball team’s competitiveness derives from their unity and unwavering love

January 26, 2021

For girls varsity basketball coaches Katelyn and Kristina Cousins, family is everything and more. Whether it’s the familial feel of their team or their biological families, to them, there’s no difference....

Me, giving off main character energy, at Hilton Head Island biking on the beach last month.

Oh, to be spontaneous

January 21, 2021

Oh, to be spontaneous. To unapologetically take a leap of faith, to entirely disregard outside opinions. I’ve never been able to quite grasp these internal actions; rather, I’ve always been one...

Good Days by SZA is an absolute masterpiece

“Good Days” by SZA is an absolute masterpiece

January 14, 2021

I truly believe my car stereo is minutes from exploding, and SZA is the one to blame. To be more specific, “Good Days,” her new single, is the true culprit.  However, do not be mistaken, I could...

Will Pointers serotonin derives from writing poems and basking in natures beauty

Will Pointer’s serotonin derives from writing poems and basking in nature’s beauty

January 12, 2021

Nature is a boy’s best friend—that’s the phrase sophomore Will Pointer lives by.  Will adores adventure. More specifically, the adventure hidden behind a pencil and paper with his favorite inspiration...

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