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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

All content by Cooper James

My Final Words

May 10, 2016

I never thought it would be like this. It’s not that I didn’t think this day would come, or that I never thought about what it would be like, but I never would’ve imagined it would feel like this....

March Madness Weekend 1 Recap

March Madness Weekend 1 Recap

March 23, 2016

It’s that time of year again: March. And with that comes the madness. This year was no exception as March Madness was in full swing and no seed was safe. Because so much happened, I’ll break it down...

The Death Grip of Regret

The Death Grip of Regret

March 11, 2016

A wave of death crashed over me. I slowly made my way forward step by step because in that moment that’s all I could bring myself to do. Follow routine and rely on muscle memory as my brain was simultaneously...

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Review: The Oscars

March 1, 2016

I’m typically not a huge fan of awards shows and have rarely watched the Oscars in the past, but this year was slightly different. I sat down with friends and watched from the red carpet to the tribute...

An Ode

February 22, 2016

This is an ode:   An ode to all Who make it possible For the world to Function as it does.   Believing in something greater, Something that lasts, and Finding goodness...

Project Chuck Adds New Element

Project Chuck Adds New Element

February 9, 2016

Project Chuck was back again this year as high schoolers made their way down to CMS in January to spread the news about drugs and alcohol to the middle schoolers. For those who don’t remember, the program...

Ten Tips For Those Pesky Exams

Ten Tips For Those Pesky Exams

January 20, 2016

It’s that time of year again. Exams are upon us, and your semester grade is on the line. You’re stressing and calculating the exact grade you’ll need to keep your grade in the class. This is the...

Appreciation and Alarm Clocks

January 11, 2016

I’m not really a fan of New Year’s resolutions. Let’s be honest: most of the time they don’t work, and all you hear is how long someone kept it up before they couldn’t anymore. The most common...

Rangerball Comes Back Against FHN

December 14, 2015

The atmosphere was tense and the sea of black shirts anxiously stared as the ball was thrown into the air on Friday night. The varsity boys basketball team began their season with some new faces on the...



December 3, 2015

What is the point of writing? Is it to ask questions? Is it to give answers? Is it to express the thoughts of the writer? Is it to engage and make the reader reflect? What can I write about that would...

A Double-Edged Sword

November 23, 2015

Expectations are a double-edged sword. A sword that can proliferate intensity and a sharpening of determination as well as be a deadly weapon. It can be used to cross a battlefield in a fury of strokes...

Girls Basketball Looks to Repeat Last Year’s Success

November 17, 2015

With the winter sports season looming, one team looks to carry their momentum from last season’s great postseason run. The girls basketball team, who made the quarterfinals in the state tournament last...

What is Fairness?

November 6, 2015

It’s a pretty simple pair of pictures. They’re next to each other and they only have slight differences. In both of them there are three kids, each bigger than the next, and three boxes. In both pictures,...

Erin Neely: Diving Phenom

Erin Neely: Diving Phenom

November 3, 2015

We’ve probably all done it before. Felt the exhilaration of leaping from the springiness of a diving board into a cool and refreshing pool. It’s a great feeling and an extremely fun activity, but,...

The End of a Journey

October 15, 2015

It's weird to think about endings. A final destination that, until it happens, only seems like a far away light at the end of a tunnel. It's weird to finally reach that light, reach the end of the tunnel,...


October 12, 2015

Recently, someone in my sociology class did a survey about cheating for a project, and the results made me ponder. I thought about cheating and how it seems like just another thing that goes on in high...

Senior Sisters Not Allowed This Year

October 3, 2015

The girl with the sign taped to her back that she’s fully aware of. The other one walking by her handing out candy to the senior guys. The one dressed in ridiculous overalls with her hair put up in some...

Dances- They’re Really Not That Bad

September 28, 2015

Here’s everything you need to know about my opinion on dances: you should go. It’s that simple. I’ll give you a whole article on why you should go and why they’re really not that bad, but in the...

Teachers Adapt and React to e-achieve Initiative

September 28, 2015

Everyone has seen the changes from last year. There are computers and phones out in every class and people are on a device for most of the day. But these changes aren’t just affecting the students. No....

What Senior Retreat Did For Me

September 16, 2015

I was already pumped up for senior year, but now I know it’s going to be the best year ever. After the senior retreat, some of my fading acquaintances are becoming people I talk to again, I’m in touch...

Make it Count – Senior TCT Column by Cooper James

August 26, 2015

It’s senior year. The last year of high school. The last year until I’m living on my own. Watching last years’ seniors move away to college is surreal, but also overwhelmingly scary. That will be...

Boys basketball ready to move on from transfer and graduations

Boys basketball ready to move on from transfer and graduations

August 26, 2015

All good things must come to an end. But why can’t the new beginning be just as good? This is what the boys basketball team is hoping for after having an incredible season last year. With a phenomenal...

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