• Ugly sweater contest Friday, Dec. 10th
  • Buy Candy Cane Grams at lunch on Dec. 8th and 9th for $1.00
  • Winter break is Dec. 17th to Jan. 3rd
  • Ranger Challenge Assembly Friday, Dec. 10th
  • Ranger Holiday Week is Dec. 6th through Dec. 10th
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

Emma Beck

Emma Beck , Assistant Managing Editor of Public Relations

Emma Beck is a junior and is entering her first year on staff. She is very excited to be a part of The Central Trend, and is hoping to continue being on staff throughout the rest of high school. Emma is excited to explore different writing styles and find one that suits her best. She has played volleyball since freshman year. She is also in her first year on FX.

Favorite thing about being on staff: Learning how to reach an audience in a truthful and effective way.

Favorite type of story: Columns/ Features 

It's a Friday night, you will probably find Emma: With her friends, driving to Glen Arbor, or watching Netflix.

All content by Emma Beck
Ken Georges TED talks improving public speaking in high school

Ken George’s TED talks improving public speaking in high school

May 30, 2017

Public speaking is the number one fear in America. In high school, teachers continuously try to find new and inventive ways to prepare students for speaking in front of crowds. "At the start of the...

Alien: Covenant is over hyped

Alien: Covenant is over hyped

May 26, 2017

Ridley Scoot, Director of Prometheus comes back with his newest sequel: Alien: Covenant. The movie, in my opinion, was by far not the best movie that I've seen. It was over hyped by friends and critics...

2017 Student Council Q&A- Sarah Obermeyer

2017 Student Council Q&A- Sarah Obermeyer

May 24, 2017

Name: Sarah Obermeyer Grade: Junior 1.) Why did you decide to run for Senior Class Secretary? "I'm running for senior class secretary because it was my job this past year and it's something I love...

2017 Student Council Q&A - Ellie Matelic

2017 Student Council Q&A – Ellie Matelic

May 23, 2017

Name: Ellie Matelic Grade: Junior 1.)Why did you decide to run for President? "I decided to run for Senior Class President because I really enjoy being involved. As...

Junioritis hit me hard

Junioritis hit me hard

May 19, 2017

It has officially hit me. "It" being Junioritis. The days are longer, and finally above 50 degrees. After taking the HAP test on Thursday, I have officially hit my wall. Don't get me wrong, I still care...

2005 RGSO inducted into FHC Hall of Fame

2005 RGSO inducted into FHC Hall of Fame

May 15, 2017

On May 12th, the FHC Hall of Fame celebrated its newest round of inductees. One of the teams privileged of being inducted into the Hall of Fame was the 2005 Girls Varsity Soccer Team. They are being inducted...

Excitement for the new volleyball coach

Excitement for the new volleyball coach

May 5, 2017

I have been playing volleyball for about five years. For three of those years our head coach has been Lauren Hanson, aka Coach Heinz. After my first year on varsity, my teammates and I learned that our...

Watching The Fate of the Furious is not all that bad

Watching The Fate of the Furious is not all that bad

April 28, 2017

The collection of The Fast and Furious movies are ones that, for me, will never get old. The idealism of family and exhilarating adventure is a continuous theme in each and every movie. Currently, there...

The Proposal is a fun romantic comedy to watch

The Proposal is a fun romantic comedy to watch

April 21, 2017

One of my all time favorite movies is The Proposal, directed by Anne Fletcher. This brilliant movie was released on June 19, 2009, in the USA. It is one of my favorites for many reasons: one, it is a romantic...

Isabel Vargheses passion for forensics leads her to fourth place win at regionals

Isabel Varghese’s passion for forensics leads her to fourth place win at regionals

April 14, 2017

Junior Isabel Varghese, a high-reaching student, has found her passion. She has taken her love of knowledge a step further by joining the forensics team. Practicing on Mondays and Tuesdays with the team...

Kylie LaBeaus motivating mentality has helped her succeed as girls Varsity Crew Captain

Kylie LaBeau’s motivating mentality has helped her succeed as girls Varsity Crew Captain

March 30, 2017

Senior Kylie LaBeau constantly pushes herself, even when there are setbacks, like a busy schedule or major injuries. Through it all, she continues work hard and inspire those around her to break through...

How I felt about Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

How I felt about Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

March 25, 2017

Normally, I am all for a good book to read together in class; however, in my second hour English class, Literature of the Americas, we recently read the book Like Water for Chocolate. Like Water for Chocolate...

Why I love playing a sport all year

Why I love playing a sport all year

March 17, 2017

Participation in sports by all adolescent ages is associated with a range of documented physical, emotional, social, educational, and other benefits that can last far into adulthood.This is a fact proven...

Guess who, final day

Guess who, final day

March 17, 2017

Finally the day you have all been waiting for. It's the last day of our Guess who game! Just a recap of all the the fun and random facts: Hobbies: Volleyball Old Hobbies: Used to dance Favorite...

Guess who, Day 4

Guess who, Day 4

March 16, 2017

Anticipating to who I am? Last day for guesses. Just in case you still haven't guessed, here are four more facts about me.   Where I like to travel: Boston Favorite Dinosaur: T-Rex ...

Guess who, day 3

Guess who, day 3

March 15, 2017

You still haven't figured out who I am? Here are some tasteful clues to help you out... Favorite ice cream: Vanilla Favorite food: Cucumbers Favorite candy: Sour Patch   Now that...

Guess who day 2

Guess who day 2

March 14, 2017

In case you couldn't guess from yesterdays hints, here are three more hints to help you out. Old Hobbies: Used to dance Least favorite school subject: Math Any pets?: Dog   Got any...

Guess Who

Guess Who

March 13, 2017

Hello, my name is __________ I am a freshman at FHC.   Here are some fun facts about me:     Hobbies: Volleyball   My language study: ASL Favorite color:...

Thank you wrestling for an amazing season

Thank you wrestling for an amazing season

March 10, 2017

On, Wednesday, March 8, I sat around a table surrounded by a new family. A family whom I met earlier this winter, who embraced me with nothing but open arms. If you asked me in the fall what I would be...

Jennifer Salvato Doktorskis book How My Summer Went Up In Flames

Jennifer Salvato Doktorski’s book How My Summer Went Up In Flames

March 3, 2017

After a heartbreak, I am pretty sure that setting your boyfriend's car on fire is the craziest thing that someone could do. Now of course, for Rosalita, this was a complete accident. The only thing...

Movies and what I love about them

Movies and what I love about them

February 24, 2017

Movies. I love movies; there is no doubt about it. They are, in my opinion, better than TV shows. Sure there are some TV shows that are pretty good, but they always seem to either A) go on forever...

Superintendent Dan Behm shadows FHC student Sarah Kranenborg for a day

Superintendent Dan Behm shadows FHC student Sarah Kranenborg for a day

February 17, 2017

Superintendent Dan Behm forgot what it was like. He forgot it was six straight hours of sitting. He forgot it was math, then science, and then history. He forgot how draining high school days can feel. He...

Finding Dory is the perfect sequel to Finding Nemo

Finding Dory is the perfect sequel to Finding Nemo

February 10, 2017

Have you ever had something extremely important that you forgot or lost? Something where you get that "ah ha" moment and must go find the item of importance? Well, Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) has. As shown...

My experience with the groundhog shadowing day

My experience with the groundhog shadowing day

February 3, 2017

On February 2, I got to experience something amazing. Through Kent ISD, I was able to sign up for the Groundhog Shadowing Day, a day where students from schools all over Michigan had the opportunity to...

One students view on HAPs cat dissection

One student’s view on HAP’s cat dissection

January 27, 2017

One of the many courses FHC has to offer is HAP. HAP is an acronym for Human Anatomy and Physiology; anatomy being the study of body parts visible to the naked eye, such as the heart or bones, and physiology...

Alice Through the Looking Glass is now on Netflix

Alice Through the Looking Glass is now on Netflix

January 20, 2017

If you couldn't tell by now, I have a huge love for movies. While I should have been studying for exams like every other good student, I decided that instead I was going to go on Netflix. Shocker. While...

Above and Beyond my expectations

Above and “Beyond” my expectations

January 12, 2017

Free Forms newest show Beyond breaks through my low expectations with outstanding reviews. This is truly a show has gone above and beyond my anticipations. This nail-biting show will keep you in suspense....

Is Manchester by the Sea worthy of its Golden Globes nomination?

Is Manchester by the Sea worthy of its Golden Globes nomination?

January 5, 2017

Movies can be a way to escape your daily routine by getting different perspectives on life and living through others' experiences. For a “girls night," I decided to go to a movie and thought it would...

Safety liaison Daane Spielmaker has a Hall of Fame background

Safety liaison Daane Spielmaker has a Hall of Fame background

January 3, 2017

  At FHC, safety liaison Daane Spielmaker, the tall man with the pepper-flaked hair, struts through the halls in his school apparel. He watches over the students as they hustle to class and...

The highs and lows of marijuana use

The highs and lows of marijuana use

December 20, 2016

The marijuana debate is as important as ever now that additional states legalized it last month for recreational or medicinal purposes.  The media has often portrayed the negative effects of marijuana...

Where to Find Fantastic Beasts

Where to Find Fantastic Beasts

December 8, 2016

Want a semi-cheap and convenient way of getting a magical wizarding experience without traveling to Orlando, Florida or binge watching all eight of the three-hour long Harry Potter movies? Watching Fantastic...

The Edge of Seventeen: Hot or Not?

The Edge of Seventeen: Hot or Not?

December 1, 2016

Girls, are you in need the need of a good R-rated movie to sneak into with your friends? Not just any girly, love sappy movie with scenes way beyond our years, or a movie where a stereotypical girl eats...

Mrs. Lisa Penninga:  English teacher and life-changer

Mrs. Lisa Penninga: English teacher and life-changer

November 23, 2016

There are approximately 180 school days per year: a minimum of 1098 total hours. Some students are lucky enough to make a connection with their teachers to help them through the vigorous day. At FHC, there...

Competition: Will it Make or Break You?

Competition: Will it Make or Break You?

November 10, 2016

Competition: rivalry between two or more persons or groups for an object desired in common, usually resulting in a victor and a loser but not necessarily involving the destruction of the latter. In...

Ganders: Onion Rings, Caesar Salads, and Brulee

Ganders: Onion Rings, Caesar Salads, and Brulee

October 13, 2016

Hidden from most drivers' view on the corner of 28th street and Patterson lies the first made Ganders restaurant, which is also connected to a DoubleTree by Hilton. Walking into the semi-formal dining...

Load More Stories