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The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central

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The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central

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The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central

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Elle Manning

Elle Manning, Junior Writer

Elle is a sophomore beginning her first year on The Central Trend. She loves to read novels, create extravagant Pinterest boards, and journal in her seemingly scarce free time. Her biggest passions include writing and fashion, and she hopes to one day be able to combine the two into a future career. She has been a cheerleader since fourth grade and continues to spend her time on the sidelines every football season. In the spring, she enjoys playing tennis, even though she is still learning. She is often found with Spotify open; she loves to listen to music from a variety of different genres and decades.

Most recent musical fixation: Weyes Blood

Dream school: Columbia University

Favorite book: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Favorite comfort films: All of The Twilight Saga (primarily the first two movies)

All content by Elle Manning
My friend Ella and I in seventh grade when I was obsessed with both musicals and Ariana Grande (and wore my hair in high ponytails)

I am further dissociating from my middle school self

Elle Manning, Junior Writer November 30, 2023

I, like the majority of children, had seemingly random obsessions on which I fixated as a child.  To clarify, by childhood, I mean the years between third and eighth grade, otherwise known to some...

TCTs Countless Thanks 2023: Elle Manning

TCT’s Countless Thanks 2023: Elle Manning

Elle Manning, Junior Writer November 21, 2023

To Ella Peirce, for being the Taylor Swift to my Lana Del Rey I’m so glad that I can say that we have been best friends since kindergarten. You’ve really been there for every single thing I’ve...

Protagonist Cami Conway and one of her love interests, Rex Galier

Choose Love made me want to choose to leave

Elle Manning, Junior Writer November 16, 2023

Do not watch Choose Love. Recently, in attempts to stay relevant, Netflix has been attempting to make its content more interesting for viewers through entertainment additions such as interactive films. Having...

The Hispanic foods that members made at a previous Spanish Club meeting

FHC’s Spanish Club has created a small community through shared interest in Hispanic culture

Elle Manning, Junior Writer November 14, 2023

Within FHC, a new club has joined the extensive variety of groups that already regularly meet: The Spanish Club, which gathers every other Tuesday within the school and during the off-weeks outside of...

I photo I forced my friend to take of my pink UGG boots

I miss fall even though it’s technically not yet gone

Elle Manning, Junior Writer November 9, 2023

Simply, the weather is flawless.  The season of autumn brings the superlative tiny time slot when the crisped tree leaves drop and the sun emerges just enough so that we don’t grow tired of it.  I...

The album artwork of boygeniuss new EP

“The rest” by boygenius brings fans far out into space

Elle Manning, Junior Staff Writer November 2, 2023

Boygenius is the next leading trio in the music industry. The group consists of three well-known indie artists: Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus, and Julien Baker. As a trio, the group released their first...

Senior Katie Cushman smiling for the camera

Katie Cushman has found her voice through the lyrical language of ASL

Elle Manning, Junior Staff Writer October 31, 2023

Senior Katie Cushman knew that Spanish would not work for her.  An abundance of students choose to go the route of a spoken word language when enrolling in classes. However, Katie knew that the latter...

Marilyn Monroe in the famous 1962 dress

Should current celebrities be allowed to wear famous and historic pieces of clothing?

Elle Manning, Junior Writer October 17, 2023

It is common knowledge that clothing trends cycle every few decades. Maybe you’ve been shopping for back-to-school clothes at the mall and noticed the display windows stocked with Y2K clothing like low-waisted...

Mitskis latest album, The Land is Inhospitable and So Are We

Mitski’s new album perfectly encapsulates the ambiance of fall

Elle Manning, Junior Writer October 11, 2023

My first impression of Mitski’s discography was that she created strange but catchy, music.  Initially, I stumbled upon her exquisite works during the early months of 2022. One of her most popular...

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