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Elise Hegg

Elise Hegg, Staff Writer

Elise Hegg is a junior in her first year as a staff writer on The Central Trend. Elise has been at FHC since she started at Pine Ridge when she was five years old. She loves to go shoe shopping and mess around with makeup. Elise also enjoys reading, playing with animals, and watching crime shows.

Favorite thing about TCT:

Meeting all of the supportive staff members.

Hobbies/interests:

Netflix, reading, music, hanging out with friends and family.

Favorite types of stories to write:

Columns and Editorials

Favorite book and why:

Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling because the books are always exciting and adventurous.

It's Friday night, you will usually find Elise:

Watching Law and Order: Special Victims Unit on Netflix.

All content by Elise Hegg
Teachers and students vary in opinions on summer assignments

Teachers and students vary in opinions on summer assignments

June 6, 2018

To most students, in this last week of school before the summer, complete and utter freedom is palpable. However, from some students, their summer freedom is not as free as one might have initially thought....

Sometimes being a feminist sucks

Sometimes being a feminist sucks

May 31, 2018

Normally I take pride in referring to myself as a feminist, but certain situations within and outside of the “feminist community” make it hard for me to stick with the cause. Most often people misinterpret...

While The Kissing Booth lacks in important lessons, it still has entertaining qualities

While The Kissing Booth lacks in important lessons, it still has entertaining qualities

May 30, 2018

I'm not normally the kind of person to enjoy cliches, especially when they pertain to high school and its cliques. However, when I heard about the mixed reviews for The Kissing Booth, I decided I had...

Humans of FHC: Lejla Tukelija

Humans of FHC: Lejla Tukelija

May 29, 2018

"There's a big issue with animal rights. I know that a lot of times we eat meat and do stuff like that, but we don't really think about where the food comes from. We're just like, 'Oh it's an animal, we...

Averi Schelhaas - Class of 2019 Treasurer

Averi Schelhaas – Class of 2019 Treasurer

May 22, 2018

Name: Averi Schelhaas Grade: Junior Running for: Treasurer 1. How long have you been a part of student council? "This past year has been my first year on student council." 2. Why are you...

Humans of FHC: Allison Schellenberg

Humans of FHC: Allison Schellenberg

May 14, 2018

"I like to go to my friend's cottage over the summer for a week, and then [my friends and I] just spend it going to the beach like every day. One time I got sun poisoning because I didn't wear sunscreen,...

Avengers: Infinity War ruined my life and Im okay with it

Avengers: Infinity War ruined my life and I’m okay with it

May 9, 2018

As an avid Marvel fan, I had waited for Avengers: Infinity War since the moment mere rumors of the film began showing up on social media. The preparation for the movie, the theories that I read and created, ...

Senior Matt Wilson has made the most of his years in high school

Senior Matt Wilson has made the most of his years in high school

May 8, 2018

As their high school careers come to a close, the memories come flooding back to seniors as they fondly recount all they have accomplished. Senior Matt Wilson reflects over his years at FHC through creating...

Politics arent a choice for some people

Politics aren’t a choice for some people

May 2, 2018

Too often I hear someone say they don’t really care about politics, which always seems to confuse me to some degree. How can you say you don’t care about politics when other people’s political views...

Humans of FHC: Sarah Schenck

Humans of FHC: Sarah Schenck

April 30, 2018

"I'm on the varsity [water polo team], and our team's all really close and big [because] it's a combination of all three schools. We've been incorporating new plays, and we have a home game against Portage...

Coin Wars raise money for refugees living in Grand Rapids

Coin Wars raise money for refugees living in Grand Rapids

April 26, 2018

FHC has done several fundraisers over the course of the school year and in previous years. As NHS leaders, seniors Colleen Kramer, Anna Schwartz, Jessica Henry, and Irene Yi were roped into helping organize...

Humans of FHC: Ryan Snyder

Humans of FHC: Ryan Snyder

April 21, 2018

"[In the future] I would love to move to Montreal - especially for the French background and stuff - and I love the cold. I'm fascinated with the French culture and the language. I just think it's a really...

Black Panther does equally well in representing African culture and implementing the action of a superhero movie

Black Panther does equally well in representing African culture and implementing the action of a superhero movie

April 18, 2018

The much anticipated movie Black Panther has dominated other recently released films since its own release in February and has been widely praised by movie critics and most people that chose to see it...

Expropriating land has never and will never work

Expropriating land has never and will never work

April 13, 2018

The term, "an eye for an eye," originally said by Hammurabi in his code of laws in 1754 BC, is how one might describe the situation in South Africa. The EFF political party of South Africa has recently...

Sophomore Tommy Anderson finds inspiration in his sister

Sophomore Tommy Anderson finds inspiration in his sister

April 10, 2018

Last Summer seemed to be a milestone for sophomore Tommy Anderson as it marked his first mission trip; however, it definitely won't be his last. Over the Summer, Tommy had been hard at work in the small...

Senior Keefer Silversteins future is pointed in the direction of film making

Senior Keefer Silverstein’s future is pointed in the direction of film making

April 9, 2018

Unlike most people, senior Keefer Silverstein has known his career path since he was little and has stuck with it: filming. "I really want to do filmmaking because I think about it all the time, almost...

We say never again, and yet we do it anyway

We say never again, and yet we do it anyway

March 28, 2018

There are countless times that we, as a country and world, have said the words "never again" and planned to stick with them; but we've somehow always managed to break our promise no matter how big or small. We...

Snowden was a wakeup call for me

Snowden was a wakeup call for me

March 21, 2018

Despite the fact that I'm not really one to enjoy documentaries or movies like them all that much, I decided that I would give Snowden a shot because my dad recommended it. Just looking at the summary...

Humans of FHC: Tony DiMeglio

Humans of FHC: Tony DiMeglio

March 12, 2018

"GLI is our school's version of a diversity club. It's where a bunch of people from other cultures like ethnicities, races, sexualities, and stuff come and just talk about different issues and things that...

Forest Hills robotics team preps for weeks of competition

Forest Hills robotics team preps for weeks of competition

March 7, 2018

As the next several weekends draw near, senior Connor Stadler and his robotics teammates prepare themselves and their robot for multiple competitions. One of the most important is set for the last...

When We First Met is cliche to the point that it seems intentional

When We First Met is cliche to the point that it seems intentional

February 28, 2018

Lazing around and watching Netflix movies has always kind of been my thing. I get home from school on Friday, put on my pajamas, and watch movies until I pass out. When We First Met is one of the few movies...

The Dickey Amendment is key factor in the lack of action on gun violence

The Dickey Amendment is key factor in the lack of action on gun violence

February 28, 2018

As the end of February draws near and the tallies representing the number of lives lost increases, as a nation, we must ask ourselves, "Are we doing enough?" Every time gun violence in the form of mass...

Humans of FHC: Matt Wilson

Humans of FHC: Matt Wilson

February 26, 2018

"FX is fun. It's just a grand old time because, I mean, I'm not in class with the fifth-hour kids, but I'm also just good buds with them because we share common interests within the class. It's just really...

Jackie Mclaughlin surrounds herself with supportive people as she steps further into her future

Jackie Mclaughlin surrounds herself with supportive people as she steps further into her future

February 19, 2018

Junior Jackie Mclaughlin makes sure to find time for the activities and people she loves as she navigates the hectic years of high school and finds a possible future career. Church has played a large...

Sophomore Yuyuan Luo dedicates her time to science and political debate

Sophomore Yuyuan Luo dedicates her time to science and political debate

February 7, 2018

As sophomore Yuyuan Luo has grown to the point where she is today, her dedication to math and science has continued to flourish deeper. Even at a young age, Yuyuan's interest in science has always been...

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is nothing special

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is nothing special

February 5, 2018

As I sat waiting for the lights in the theater to dim, I contemplated what could possibly make Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle a movie worth seeing before it comes out on Netflix or On Demand. By the end...

People are transparent

People are transparent

January 31, 2018

It's come to the point in time where it seems every influencer on social media, every actor, every singer and every musician is in agreement with each other on ending atrocities of the world that have...

Humans of FHC: Brad Anderson

Humans of FHC: Brad Anderson

January 29, 2018

"[If I could go to any time period], I would go to the American Revolution. I would want to saddle up next to General George Washington at the tail end of Valley Forge and [learn] how Baron Von Steuben...

Creative concept of the human brain. Vector illustration

Not all people who deal with mental health issues are the same

January 24, 2018

Every aspect of our lives seems to be like a coloring book. People believe there is no coloring outside the lines, no colors in the wrong places, the colors are all bright, and the picture has to look...

The perks of being a woman

The “perks” of being a woman

January 17, 2018

I'd like to think of myself as someone with a decent amount of self-control. I tend to keep to myself when I overhear a debate even if the topic is one I have strong opinions on. For instance, I can be...

Sophomore Chloe Zeien has developed a love for traveling

Sophomore Chloe Zeien has developed a love for traveling

January 12, 2018

Among the myriad of things important to sophomore Chloe Zeien, her love for spending time with family and traveling are the most notable. Every summer, Chloe, her mother, and her younger sister travel...

Humans of FHC: Akansha Das

Humans of FHC: Akansha Das

January 1, 2018

"This summer, I started working at a tutoring center called Kumon because I used to go there as a kid. I actually really love [working there]. I work there on Tuesdays and Thursdays now, and I get to teach...

The Good Doctor is a heartwarming show

The Good Doctor is a heartwarming show

December 20, 2017

The moment I stepped into my home on a snowy Friday afternoon, I knew exactly what my plans for the rest of the weekend would be: throw on some pajamas, binge watch my favorite shows, and possibly leave...

Dont give and expect to receive

Don’t give and expect to receive

December 6, 2017

It seems like the school holds donations for different programs every other month. Students come to school with money dancing around in their pockets for people less fortunate than them, yet some of them...

FHC Band finds an innovative way to fund the program

FHC Band finds an innovative way to fund the program

November 29, 2017

New band director Laura Zilhaver has switched things up and is bringing a new and dream-worthy fundraiser to the band program. This year on Dec. 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the band plans to sell...

A thank you to my family

A thank you to my family

November 22, 2017

Throughout my 17 years of life, I've learned many things from many people; however, I have my family to thank for a majority of those life lessons. This is a thank you to them from me for only a few things...

Jacob Wallaces religion brings him to new interests

Jacob Wallace’s religion brings him to new interests

November 15, 2017

Determination is found in many different forms. It's rare that you find someone like junior Jacob Wallace who finds their determination through their religious beliefs at such a young age. Jacob has...

Movie Thor: Ragnaroks comedic feel is surprisingly welcomed

Movie Thor: Ragnarok’s comedic feel is surprisingly welcomed

November 8, 2017

Marvel movies are known for being action-packed. The new movie, Thor: Ragnarok, however, has a new, comedic angle a�� and I kind of love it. Marvel was originally a series of comic books about superheroes...

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