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The Central Trend

Coco Corey

Coco Corey, Staff Writer

Coco Corey is a junior entering her first year on staff for The Central Trend. She plays on the FHC tennis team. In her free time, she travels, skis, shops, and spends time with friends.

 

Favorite part about being on staff: Expanding my writing abilities and having the opportunity to voice my opinion on several topics.

Favorite type of stories: Editorials and reviews.

Hobbies/interests: Fashion, environmental science, human rights, travel, skiing, and tennis.

Favorite Movie: The Devil Wears Prada.

All content by Coco Corey
Karsen Kimball (photo from her Instagram)

My forecast for summer 2021 fashion trends prepares for a hot, colorful season

June 3, 2021

Summertime rids the school year and brings in new trends. What’s hot this season from a fashion standpoint? Let’s find out the ins and outs of what’s to come. Open back/backless tops: Open...

(Nat, 2020)

The beauty industry presents blatant, unneccesary discrimination to the BIPOC community

May 28, 2021

Imagine you're strolling through Ulta Beauty or Sephora, excitedly traversing the rows of products. Your favorite brand just released a new formula of foundation—you rush to take it off the shelf first....

Dailey Tucker (#24)

With the advice of her siblings, Dailey Tucker takes on high school and year-round soccer

May 24, 2021

Year round, sophomore Dailey Tucker uses her legs, torso, and head to score goals and pass soccer balls. “With club soccer being in the fall and high school soccer being in the spring," Dailey said,...

(Nature’s Way, Chlorofresh, Liquid Chlorophyll, Mint, 132 mg, 16 fl oz (473.2 ml), n.d.)

The truth behind the viral green liquid—does chlorophyll live up to its hype?

May 20, 2021

Recently on TikTok, a mysterious green pigment has spiraled: chlorophyll. Not to be confused with chloroform, chlorophyll is a substance added to beverages that allegedly benefits the consumer in different...

(Murray & Maccabee, 2020)

The pandemic induced a fashion fallout—will this industry make a comeback?

May 13, 2021

The fashion industry is down in revenue by a third, losing billions of dollars since the onset of COVID-19. Millions of consumers have put away their heels to embrace sweats, leading to top fashion trend...

Number 7, Haley Ward, kicks the soccer ball.

Haley Ward’s high school experience follows that of her two siblings

May 10, 2021

Freshman Haley Ward, or the “little Ward,'' entered her inaugural year of high school unobtrusively and in the middle of a pandemic. She kept a low profile, even thought she knew many upperclassmen,...

The full swing on spring fashion: here’s what’s in

May 6, 2021

April showers bring May flowers—but let’s not forget the new fashion trends brought in this spring. Spring fashion is a key determinant in what summer wear will look like. Put the puffers and booties...

A Lululemon Athletica store in Atlanta (photo by John Greim).

Lululemon Athletica joins the resale movement of the fashion industry

April 29, 2021

It’s time to say a quick goodbye to fast fashion as major retail names are embracing a newfound quest—sustainability. Following the unprecedented fashion industry’s move of Levi Strauss &...

Senior Maguire Mahacek and junior Hunter Robinson doing what Maguire calls their

Maguire Mahacek reflects on his treasured high school memories and looks forward to the future

April 26, 2021

Senior Maguire Mahacek has grown up walking through the halls of FHC. He looks back fondly at goofy, immature memories from middle school all the way through his time spent in high school, imparting some...

Eva NYC Tone It Down Blonde Shampoo & Conditioner

For a good hair day every day, Eva NYC Hair Care is my new go-to

April 22, 2021

As a brunette with color-treated hair, I can speak for all of us—toning is a never-ending maintenance issue. Whether our stylists work upon requests of “cool toned highlights,” the “bronde baby...

Eisley Sandefur with Hit Force Competitive Cheerleading

Eisley Sandefur is a cheerleading legacy following a family line of cheerers

April 16, 2021

Freshman Eisley Sandefur began her cheerleading career at the age of six. “I started cheer when I was very young,” Eisley said, “but we moved states, so I had to adjust and get back [in] to it...

(False Memories and Children)

Did that actually happen?

April 15, 2021

My sister often recalls stories from our childhood that prompt my mother and I to say, “that never happened.” Some of them are so outrageously hilarious that we can’t believe she even believed they...

(Paris, n.d.)

Avani Gregg’s range of affordable and luxurious daily beauty products are put to the test

April 1, 2021

American social media personality and makeup artist Avani Gregg just released her first daily makeup routine video via YouTube. Just last week, Vogue posted a video featuring this TikToker titled “Avani...

Wealth, authority, and fame accept a victim-blaming attitude that promotes sexual assault

Wealth, authority, and fame accept a victim-blaming attitude that promotes sexual assault

March 26, 2021

He’s Deshaun Watson, an NFL quarterback. He’s Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, brother to Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne. He’s countless actors, musicians, CEOs, and he is lawyered...

(Staycation Suggestions for a Spring Break Escapade, 2018)

At-home spring breaks, or “staycations,” are on the rise this year

March 22, 2021

AP U.S. History and AP Seminar teacher Steve Labenz has seemingly mastered the art of “going with the flow." Come rain or shine, he will make the most of a free day.  Labenz has had to alter his...

(Nast, 2021)

Madison Beer’s Vogue Beauty Secrets leave my skin radiant and illuminated

March 18, 2021

Just three weeks ago, American singer Madison Beer created a YouTube video with Vogue titled, “Madison Beer’s Guide to Soap Brows and Easy Blush.” Since the uploading date, Beer’s routine has spiraled...

(October 9 & Reply, 2016)

Extending human life comes at the cost of ethics and sustainability

March 11, 2021

Every novel I've ever read in the eyes of a dystopian society has certain commonalities: resources are low, ethics are low, class distinctions are high, the control of the upper class and government is...

Clara James-Heer is one of the best runners FHC has seen

Clara James-Heer is one of the best runners FHC has seen

March 8, 2021

Freshman Clara James-Heer started running when she was five years old; she took the USA triathlon title eight years later. It’s safe to say running runs in the James-Heer genes. With many families,...

(Global, n.d.)

Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops are overrated 

March 4, 2021

The Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops have had a large media presence recently, starting with the drops trending on TikTok. Plenty of positivity surrounds these products; the truth, however, starts here:...

(Mehta, 2021)

Sienna Mae Gomez’s merch line is the right idea with the wrong execution

February 25, 2021

TikTok star Sienna Mae Gomez recently released a line of merchandise several fans have deemed insensitive. While this young girl preaches body positivity and healthy eating, viewers have accused her of...

(Janeiro, n.d.)

Sol de Janeiro’s products are my skin’s ultimate paradise

February 18, 2021

With spring break and the warmer seasons nearing, a perfect spring and summer scent is vital. Sol de Janeiro has changed my body care routine; no product line comes close to this level of moisture and...

(Inc, n.d.)

Society promotes a beauty standard that goes against human biology

February 11, 2021

One of my grandmas had an eyelift, and the other had a facelift.  “Don’t expose your skin to sunlight.” “Don’t smile, you’re creating creases.”  “Never sleep on your sides.” “Don’t...

Brooke Bowers aspires to fulfill her pole vaulting dreams

Brooke Bowers aspires to fulfill her pole vaulting dreams

February 8, 2021

Freshman Brooke Bowers can jump as high as two refrigerators stacked on top of each other. She can jump two feet higher than a basketball hoop, and she jumps over twelve feet on pole vault.  “My...

(GLOAT: Greatest Lips Of All Time, n.d.)

Truly Beauty’s lip products are truly a cure for winter dryness

February 4, 2021

Waking up in bed, I scroll through a stream of curated, flashy products ubiquitous on TikTok; sorting through a multitude of advertisements that don't live up to their packaging has become quite the struggle....

Student bakers view their art as not only a hobby but an act of endearment

Student bakers view their art as not only a hobby but an act of endearment

February 3, 2021

Freshman Molly O’Meara has a common childhood memory with many grandchildren around the world: baking with grandma. “I think [the first thing I baked] was my grandma's chocolate chip cookies,”...

(Toxic Positivity: Why Positive Vibes are Ruining You, 2020)

Toxic positivity is the silent corruption of happiness

January 28, 2021

I’m tired. I got a bad grade on a test. My sister is mad at me. I lost that game. I tripped walking in the snow. I lost five dollars. I didn’t get into that school. I don’t feel good—my body hurts....

(love, n.d.)

New year, new hair trends: updos and up-don’ts

January 21, 2021

As a new year creeps in with virtually no activities available, I’ve begun to take my boredom out on my hair. From hardly brushing my hair with online school to mastering the perfect blowout with my...

(7 Facts You Didn’t Know about Human Trafficking, 2000)

Human trafficking: the business of selling freedom

January 15, 2021

Thousands of men, thousands of women, and thousands of children are taken year after year and coerced into the hands of those who exchange freedom for profit: this is the dire nature of human trafficking....

Mila Kavara travels worldwide seeking out her European roots 

Mila Kavara travels worldwide seeking out her European roots 

January 11, 2021

It's wheels up for freshman Mila Kavara who has traveled to various European countries: Croatia, Bosnia, Germany, England, the Netherlands, and Belgium.  Scattered throughout Europe, Mila travels every...

Beauty dupes: are expensive products worth their price tags?

Beauty dupes: are expensive products worth their price tags?

January 7, 2021

In many cases, beauty brands are selling expensive packaging or profiting off the name of a celebrity rather than selling true quality products. Brands tend to make such similar products—in similar shades—so,...

This years’ winter fashion trends have my stamp of approval

This years’ winter fashion trends have my stamp of approval

December 17, 2020

In spite of the very few places we have the opportunity to attend this winter, fashion trends have not been minimized. With the change in weather, there has been a shift in style reflective of people's...

The risks with disregarding males in the body positivity movement

The risks with disregarding males in the body positivity movement

December 10, 2020

It must be nice to be a guy. Boys can eat whatever they want, whenever they want, and boys can eat a lot. That’s the stereotype, and in many cases, that’s also a true statement. However, overlooking...

Current beauty products tested: stash it or trash it

Current beauty products tested: stash it or trash it

December 3, 2020

Staying home all day with hardly anywhere to go is exhaustingly boring. For better or for worse, I've begun to fill my empty hours with endless online shopping and a self-care regimen.  Wash hair,...

Peyton Bush works the business field with his love for shoes

Peyton Bush works the business field with his love for shoes

December 1, 2020

Senior Peyton Bush owns nearly fifty pairs of shoes. Peyton grasped his love for shoes and brought it to life in January of 2019, birthing a shoe-buying and selling business called Kicks Aligned. As...

Fall fashion trends: into it or over it

Fall fashion trends: into it or over it

November 19, 2020

With fall coming to a close in a few short weeks, it’s seemingly time to address both the mishaps and fabulous trends fashion influencers have brought to life this season. Style is a form of expression,...

Students face a rise in difficulties with the college selection process

Students face a rise in difficulties with the college selection process

November 19, 2020

It’s that time of year for senior Whitney Currie: cranking out the common app, taking the SAT or ACT, and crossing fingers in hope of a dream school extending an invitation. Unfortunately, for many students--Whitney...

The sad truths behind internalized misogyny

The sad truths behind internalized misogyny

November 12, 2020

Throughout my entire seventeen year-long existence on this planet, I have been told I'm controlling or bossy. Bossy—I’ve yet to hear that word used to delineate a male.  “I think I’m decisive,...

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