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The Central Trend

Emma Hansen

Emma Hansen, Staff Writer

Emma Hansen is a junior entering her second year on staff. In her free time, Emma enjoys traveling and spending time with her best friends. Emma enjoys running, and she is on the track and cross country teams. She is very excited to become a better writer and have lots of fun experiences on staff.

Favorite place to visit: Italy

Favorite color: Light blue

On the weekend you will find her: Hanging out with her friends

 

 

All content by Emma Hansen
15 lessons I have learned in quarantine

15 lessons I have learned in quarantine

May 28, 2020

While the quarantine due to the coronavirus has affected my everyday life in many ways, it certainly has taught me many lessons that will never be forgotten. Although it has been difficult to make such...

My final days of The Central Trend

My final days of The Central Trend

May 28, 2020

Sophomore year, I decided to join the staff of The Central Trend.  Although I wasn’t sure what I was signing up for, I was eager to become a better writer and learn more about what the class was...

Netflix's new rom-com The Lovebirds lacked any originality

Netflix’s new rom-com The Lovebirds lacked any originality

May 26, 2020

After noticing Netflix’s new film The Lovebirds on the list of the top ten movies on the platform, I decided to see what the rom-com was all about. After getting just a few minutes in, I found the film...

I am lucky to have my sister at home

I am lucky to have my sister at home

May 13, 2020

As quarantine has left my family stuck at home for weeks, I have come to appreciate the time I get to spend with my sister much more. As Anna is a freshman in college and spent her senior year training...

Season two of Dead to Me proves to be a binge-worthy dark comedy

Season two of Dead to Me proves to be a binge-worthy dark comedy

May 11, 2020

After watching season one of Netflix’s Dead to Me, I anxiously awaited the day that season two would be available to watch. In the transition of seasons, the dark comedy became even better than the original...

Unstoppable tells the empowering story of Bethany Hamilton's journey through life

Unstoppable tells the empowering story of Bethany Hamilton’s journey through life

April 27, 2020

When Soul Surfer was released in the year of 2011, I remember watching it countless times with my closest friends. The exciting film told surfer Bethany Hamilton’s story about the shark attack that took...

My final year

My final year

April 20, 2020

I never would have imagined that March 11 would be my last day at school of my junior year. I never would have imagined that the next time I will walk through the double doors by the student parking...

Megan Raisch uses the time away from school to sell beautiful embroidery to friends

Megan Raisch uses the time away from school to sell beautiful embroidery to friends

April 15, 2020

With an abrupt and early end to the school year, senior Megan Raisch has found herself with plenty of time on her hands. As she no longer spends hours each day focusing on her school work, Megan has been...

Season two of All American is full of messages to better the audience

Season two of All American is full of messages to better the audience

April 13, 2020

With endless time on my hands in the midst of the stay-at-home order, I find myself binge watching countless seasons of Netflix shows. While some are just meaningless ways to pass the time, season two...

Abby Cumings views her injury as a way to reach new opportunities

Abby Cumings views her injury as a way to reach new opportunities

March 11, 2020

After competing in gymnastics since the young age of five, freshman Abby Cumings has retired her gymnastics career due to an intense shoulder injury from her highly competitive years as a gymnast. While...

Spenser Confidential is another lackluster Netflix film

Spenser Confidential is another lackluster Netflix film

March 9, 2020

After producing four hit films together, Mark Whalberg and Peter Berg conspired once again in an attempt to create another film full of action, comedy, and thrills for the audience. Their newest work,...

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There is never enough time

March 2, 2020

This week is my final week of off-season.  As cross country came to an end in November, I entered a period of free time following my long days spent at school. I was handed the ability to catch up...

Zoey Deutch's role in Buffaloed allows the film to be a comedic success

Zoey Deutch’s role in Buffaloed allows the film to be a comedic success

February 24, 2020

Buffalo can be defined as a low-income, high-crime city in New York, but it is also a word entitling intimidation. Make the word past tense, and it quickly becomes a unique and fitting title for a movie...

Your worth doesn't change with age

Your worth doesn’t change with age

February 17, 2020

This weekend my grandma celebrated her 75 birthday.  When asked how she felt about reaching the milestone birthday, she humorously expressed that she is officially three-fourths of a century old and...

Chris Battiste has learned persistence and determination through his passion for sports

Chris Battiste has learned persistence and determination through his passion for sports

February 12, 2020

From the roaring basketball courts to the intense tennis courts, junior Chris Battiste has always been in love with sports and everything they have to offer. Growing up as an athlete, Chris has learned...

While watching waves, your memory may trace back your greatest hardships

While watching waves, your memory may trace back your greatest hardships

February 10, 2020

Lured in by the ominous trailer, Trey Edward Shults’ ominous film Waves left me feeling numb and aware of all of my grievances. With its deep and meaningful plot line, Waves is able to greatly connect...

I am awoken by the night

I am awoken by the night

February 3, 2020

For as long as I can remember, I have always been awoken by the night.  The day time always drags on, and I push myself through. My eyelids droop and countless yawns escape my body as the sun pours...

Young Life provides a safe environment for students to learn about who they are

Young Life provides a safe environment for students to learn about who they are

January 29, 2020

Since 1977, the Christian organization known as Young Life has been a part of FHC. Young Life offers students an opportunity to bring students together and gives students a place where they feel safe to...

Jexi is an off the wall comedy that provides a constant stream of laughter

Jexi is an off the wall comedy that provides a constant stream of laughter

January 27, 2020

When I recognized the familiar face of actor Adam Devine on the movie cover of Jon Lucas and Scott Moore’s new comedy Jexi, I knew I simply could not pass up the opportunity to watch one of my favorite,...

Extinguishing the candles

Extinguishing the candles

January 21, 2020

On January 19, I turned 17.  With a deep, lasting breath, I prepared to blow out the candles and shut down the lights of the year of 16.  In the time of one small year, a lot has changed in my...

Rachel Marco embraces the environment through an adventurous lifestyle

Rachel Marco embraces the environment through an adventurous lifestyle

January 15, 2020

From a young age, sophomore Rachel Marco has been fascinated with nature and all that it has to offer. Year after year, Rachel finds herself becoming more deeply involved with the environment, as the lessons...

Where'd You Go, Bernadette is an alluring drama for any mystery lover

Where’d You Go, Bernadette is an alluring drama for any mystery lover

January 13, 2020

After winning a prestigious Academy Award in 2005, Cate Blanchett has become one of the most beloved, well-known actresses in the film industry. Her ability to portray copious traits and emotions through...

Juan Peña embraces life through diverse cultures

December 27, 2019

For most people, learning a new language is an incredibly difficult challenge, and it is a task that is simply done for a few years in high school or college. But for sophomore Juan Peña, language and...

The year ahead

The year ahead

December 19, 2019

In just a mere number of days, a new year will begin. Not only will December 31 mark the end of the year 2019, but it will also mark the end of the decade.  With the new year and new decade comes...

The night will always change you

The night will always change you

December 12, 2019

With the sunrise, a new day begins. With a sunset, a day draws its curtains; the spotlights casting their bright lights onto your life will fade away.  In the dead of night, anything can happen....

Becoming a reflection of my mother

Becoming a reflection of my mother

December 5, 2019

I can barely stand to have an unkempt room.  My bathroom counters must be clean and tidy.  Without a fully made bed, my mind simply can not rest.  As I have developed these traits, I have come...

Señor Silvestre's field trip to Buchanan is a rewarding, inspirational experience

Señor Silvestre’s field trip to Buchanan is a rewarding, inspirational experience

November 26, 2019

For many years, the students of Spanish teacher Carlos Silvestre have been serving the adorable, young children of Buchanan Elementary. This past Friday, Spanish students boarded buses with bags of warm...

Employment and enrollment take their toll on high school students

Employment and enrollment take their toll on high school students

November 19, 2019

For many students, homework and stress take over their lives into the late, eerie hours of the night.  For a few, these hours become even later as the commitment to employment begins to control their...

Lurking eyes within the classroom

Lurking eyes within the classroom

November 19, 2019

The final bell rings, and nervous students file into their seats surrounding my desk.  Anxiously, my foot taps the floor like a metronome: a beat is never missed.  I toss my pencil back and forth...

TCT's The Countless Thanks 2019: Emma Hansen

TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2019: Emma Hansen

November 18, 2019

Ellie Field The gratitude and love I have for you is simply too much to express within a few words. From before we were born, you have been my soul sister. Since day one of your life and day three of...

The bewilderment carried by surprise

The bewilderment carried by surprise

November 14, 2019

The element of surprise is something I once adored.  Year after year, I was sent off to Thornapple Elementary where my day would be filled with stimulating surprises each and every day. I lusted over...

Alonah Spencer

Alonah Spencer

November 14, 2019

Name: Alonah Spencer Grade: 9 Role: Village Girl 1. What part of being in the play makes you the most nervous?    "Well, there is always that fear of forgetting your line or not paying...

Cooper Dlugos applies his morals into all aspects of life

Cooper Dlugos applies his morals into all aspects of life

November 12, 2019

If you ever find yourself at the Ada Village General Store, chances are you will find sophomore Cooper Dlugos on the opposite side of the service counter. Throughout the summer and into the school...

Ella Guikema

Ella Guikema

November 11, 2019

Name: Ella Guikema Grade: 12 Role: Elizabeth Proctor 1. What part of being in the play makes you the most nervous? "I think it’s the expectations because of the lines you have on stage,...

The new daycare facility on Hall and Cascade is expected to create chaos during the morning commute

The new daycare facility on Hall and Cascade is expected to create chaos during the morning commute

November 7, 2019

On the busy corner of Cascade Road and Hall Street, a cleared area of land is awaiting construction. In the upcoming months, a new daycare facility will plant its roots at the already bustling intersection....

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The hidden victories of success

November 7, 2019

To most people, winning simply means one thing: first place.  Winning is the golden medal hanging around the victor's neck. Winning is the definitive moment in time in which you are the best of the...

Good Boys is a whimsical comedy for mature audiences

Good Boys is a whimsical comedy for mature audiences

October 31, 2019

Throughout the film industry, films with aspirations of comedic success are produced in great quantity. Often times, the films simply fall short and the attempts to make a whimsical, entertaining movie...

Netflix's Fractured is sure to leave a lasting, ominous impression on all viewers

Netflix’s Fractured is sure to leave a lasting, ominous impression on all viewers

October 24, 2019

If you have ever spent grueling hours in a hospital waiting room, you know that the painful time spent in the hostile environment involves fear, suspense, and thrill. Similarly enough, these are exactly...

Long Shot uses its enchanting lead to create a crowd-pleasing comedy

Long Shot uses its enchanting lead to create a crowd-pleasing comedy

October 17, 2019

In order to produce a successful, crowd-pleasing romcom, there are a couple of factors that play a vital role in determining the success rates of the film: an amiable cast and an explosively comedic script....

Irene Moro opens her eyes to a new life in America

Irene Moro opens her eyes to a new life in America

October 15, 2019

Traveling to a new country completely alone would prove to be a daunting experience for nearly anyone. But this year, junior Irene Moro decided to travel all the way from Zaragoza, Spain to Grand Rapids...

Can You Keep a Secret is a hilariously charming rom-com

Can You Keep a Secret is a hilariously charming rom-com

October 10, 2019

As streaming companies like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon have been taking over the film industry in recent years, romantic comedies seem to be making their long-awaited comeback to our screens. Included in...

Maiden retells the remarkable story of a race towards equality

Maiden retells the remarkable story of a race towards equality

October 3, 2019

The fight for gender equality seems to be a never-ending battle for women around the world. In Alex Holmes’ new documentary Maiden, the incredible story of the first all-women yacht to sail and succeed...

Gone Boarding pushes students out of their comfort zone and into the world of action sports

Gone Boarding pushes students out of their comfort zone and into the world of action sports

October 1, 2019

Since the year of 2016, a unique, interactive class like no other has taken its roots in the hidden woodshop near the back of the building: Gone Boarding.  Spending class periods tearing through waves,...

Yesterday proves to tell an emotional story through a series of light-hearted comedy

Yesterday proves to tell an emotional story through a series of light-hearted comedy

September 26, 2019

The Beatles undeniably produced some of the greatest art to ever be made. As the best-selling band in history, all of their catchy tunes fill you with a sense of pleasure that is impossible to avoid. In...

Improv Q&A: Ali Azeem

Improv Q&A: Ali Azeem

September 25, 2019

1. What bug are you? "Stick bug. I didn't get a say in this one, but in a world with millipedes, I think I got lucky." 2. What is your favorite improv game?  "Either Last Line or Police Interrogation....

Netflix’s new rom-com Tall Girl only falls short

Netflix’s new rom-com Tall Girl only falls short

September 19, 2019

Romantic comedies for teens seem to be mass-produced by Netflix in recent months. Although a few have been positively reviewed and contain bearable amounts of genuine acting, many have wound up being sappy,...

Marissa Lunt expresses her inner voice through singing and songwriting

Marissa Lunt expresses her inner voice through singing and songwriting

September 17, 2019

At the young age of eleven, freshman Marissa Lunt discovered a new passion: singing and songwriting. After listening to the meaningful words within her favorite songs, Marissa knew that creating her own...

Booksmart is a must-watch for all teenagers in need of pure comedic relief

Booksmart is a must-watch for all teenagers in need of pure comedic relief

September 12, 2019

A striking moment of pure and bitter realization can happen at any time or in any place.  For Los Angeles teenager Molly, the high school bathroom is the precise location in which a crushing wave of...

The Tomorrow Man will leave you feeling anything but emotions

The Tomorrow Man will leave you feeling anything but emotions

September 5, 2019

Imagine spending a life so fully fixated on the future that you forget how to experience moments in the present.  Imagine becoming so immersed in physical items that emotional, human connection makes...

The staff of The Central Trend tackles fundraising with weekly doughnut sales

The staff of The Central Trend tackles fundraising with weekly doughnut sales

September 3, 2019

As each school year draws to a close, the hard-working staff of The Central Trend works for months to perfect the annual Senior Edition. Although the magazine is loved by the entirety of staff, students,...

A Dog's Way Home proves to be one of the most horrifying family movies

A Dog’s Way Home proves to be one of the most horrifying family movies

August 29, 2019

Although I love nearly all aspects of traveling, there is one thing that I could certainly go without: the grueling ten-hour plane rides filled with discomfort, restlessness, and sheer boredom. As I boarded...

Claudia Folkert pushes through life's obstacles to pursue her passions

Claudia Folkert pushes through life’s obstacles to pursue her passions

May 31, 2019

When freshman Claudia Folkert was just twelve years old, she and her family endured the devastating loss of her father due to cancer. Since Claudia’s father was always her biggest inspiration, playing...

Run The Race overcame my expectations and proved to be an inspirational film

Run The Race overcame my expectations and proved to be an inspirational film

May 28, 2019

As a runner, I was hesitant to begin watching a movie titled Run the Race. As running takes up so much of my time, I feared that I simply wouldn’t find the movie a pleasure to watch. After watching the...

My three best friends who will change my life forever

My three best friends who will change my life forever

May 22, 2019

On the first day of Kindergarten, I met my group of best friends. Although I had known two for my entire life, the third instantly became one of us. In second grade, we all ended up in Mrs. Feutz’s...

Humans of FHC: Richie Alvarez

Humans of FHC: Richie Alvarez

May 16, 2019

“There’s this kid I know, and we signed up with a group of guys for this thing called 'IBL.' It’s a basketball league for students at Catholic Central. There was this kid who is like the dumbest...

Humans of FHC: Gabby Partlo

Humans of FHC: Gabby Partlo

May 14, 2019

"In second grade, I was playing 'Girls Chase Boys' at recess. We were running, and this kid jumped on me. I ended up tripping and falling; I landed on my arm really weird. I was brought down to the office,...

All American portrays the most difficult life situations through great entertainment

All American portrays the most difficult life situations through great entertainment

May 13, 2019

Time after time, I find myself three episodes into a TV show, and I just can’t get myself to continue watching. Pressing play and sitting down to watch 45 minutes of a show can sometimes feel like homework;...

Rielly Nehls continues her dancing career as a member of the Laker Dance Team

Rielly Nehls continues her dancing career as a member of the Laker Dance Team

May 6, 2019

For many years, senior Rielly Nehls has known that dancing in college would be her biggest dream. Dancing underneath the watchful eye of thousands of people and performing for fans are the experiences...

Batdan - Filmfest Preview Q&A

Batdan – Filmfest Preview Q&A

May 6, 2019

Film: Batdan Producers: Danny Schuurman, Aidan Fitzgerald, Beck Norris, and Alec Norris Interviewee: Danny Schuurman 1. What's your film about? "A boy's parents become divorced, and he goes...

Brampton's Own lacked the climactic action I was hoping for

Brampton’s Own lacked the climactic action I was hoping for

April 29, 2019

At the age of 30, what should life look like? Should children, spouses, friends, and homes be in the picture? In the cliche movie Brampton’s Own, none of these things are present in the life of 30-year-old...

An important lesson learned from a simple Ted Talk

An important lesson learned from a simple Ted Talk

April 24, 2019

For an entire school year, I have been dreading this exact week because of one reason: Ted Talks. Each student in Honors English 10 must choose a topic and give a four to six minute Ted Talk that is...

The Silence was a refreshing break from Netflix's cliche movies

The Silence was a refreshing break from Netflix’s cliche movies

April 15, 2019

Footsteps, words, breaths. All everyday things make a noise. But in The Silence, any noise will lead to death. In the 2019 Netflix film The Silence, a family from New Jersey departs from their home...

The power of being a runner

The power of being a runner

April 10, 2019

From the time I was just a young girl, sports have always been an important part of my life. For many years, I played tennis, golf, swim, and dance. As a child, it was easy to participate in so many...

Humans of FHC: Libby Moog

Humans of FHC: Libby Moog

March 27, 2019

“My friends and I were carpooling to volleyball like we do every week, but the roads and parking lots were all super slippery and icy. When we got there, we all were getting out of the car, but we were...

Lake Michigan Nutrition is the perfect spot for an indulgent dessert

Lake Michigan Nutrition is the perfect spot for an indulgent dessert

March 25, 2019

For many years, I have searched for the perfect place to indulge on a healthy, fulfilling snack. Located near the GVSU campus, Lake Michigan Nutrition proved to be the place I have been desiring my entire...

Breaking the trend of conformity

Breaking the trend of conformity

March 21, 2019

Conformity is a part of our everyday lives. Groups and cliques swarm the school like beehives; blending in is the ultimate goal. Standing out can prove to be a dangerous experience. Not wearing...

Humans of FHC: Sydney Kushak

Humans of FHC: Sydney Kushak

March 13, 2019

“Towards the end of October, I traveled to New York to visit one of my best friends from summer camp for the weekend. She lives less than an hour away from New York City, so we planned to take the train...

The movie The Favourite does not deserve to be anybody's favorite

The movie The Favourite does not deserve to be anybody’s favorite

March 11, 2019

As the freezing winter months seem to be dragging on and on, I have found myself watching more movies than ever. After spending many Sunday nights on the couch with a movie on the screen,  I have spent...

Stop wishing to speed up time

Stop wishing to speed up time

March 6, 2019

Winter break. Spring break. Summer vacation. These three events are what many students would say they most look forward to throughout their year. But why? As the school year goes on, students...

Ivana Webb pursues her life through mixed cultures

Ivana Webb pursues her life through mixed cultures

March 4, 2019

When junior Ivana Webb moved with her family from Mexico to the United States, she had no ability to comprehend the English language. But when she was thrown into a preschool class with only English-speaking...

The Wife carries a powerful message about true love

The Wife carries a powerful message about true love

February 25, 2019

As the 2019 Oscars approached, The Wife—directed by Sweden’s Björn Runge—seemed to be drowning in media attention. Glenn Close was up for her seventh Oscar nomination as best actress for her outstanding...

Escape the weight of your crushing burdens

Escape the weight of your crushing burdens

February 20, 2019

Family. Friends. Strangers. Everyone carries copious burdens upon their backs that can weigh on their lives like the weight of a boulder. Worries, sadness, anxiety, and fear lay deep within the...

The Winterfest assembly spurred anticipation for the upcoming activities

The Winterfest assembly spurred anticipation for the upcoming activities

February 18, 2019

Every year, Winterfest Week is packed with school spirit and much anticipation for the upcoming activities. But what may not be noticed is the amount of time and effort that goes into producing the...

Icarus Falls is the long-awaited glimpse into the private life of Zayn

Icarus Falls is the long-awaited glimpse into the private life of Zayn

February 11, 2019

After departing from the British boy-band One Direction, Zayn Malik has released his second album Icarus Falls. As the album rolls through its 27 tracks, a few songs may cause you to experience deja vu,...

Living a life through love versus a life through frivolous fear

Living a life through love versus a life through frivolous fear

February 6, 2019

This past Monday night at Young Life club, we discussed something that has never passed through my mind before: living a life full of love versus a life full of fear. No matter where you are or what...

The authentic taqueria Loco Taco is surely the best Mexican restaurant on 28th street

The authentic taqueria Loco Taco is surely the best Mexican restaurant on 28th street

January 28, 2019

All around Grand Rapids, many Mexican restaurants are popping up claiming to be the most authentic. Located directly off of 28th street lies a newly-hidden taqueria that seems to have jumped straight out...

The journey back to my forever home

The journey back to my forever home

January 24, 2019

The colonial style house on Timber Ridge Drive was the only home I had ever known by the age of ten. My earliest memories are those of the holidays in my cozy living room and disastrously making sugar...

The Model United Nations's University of Michigan conference brought together an amazing group of students

The Model United Nations’s University of Michigan conference brought together an amazing group of students

January 21, 2019

700 students, 700 voices, and 700 opposing opinions filled the buildings of Ann Arbor at the Model United Nations University of Michigan conference. Beginning on Jan. 10, students from all over the...

A Simple Favor is certainly not as simple of a movie as its title may seem

A Simple Favor is certainly not as simple of a movie as its title may seem

January 14, 2019

As I mindlessly scrolled through numerous movie options on my TV screen, the remote stumbled onto the new movie A Simple Favor. After watching the intense and humor-filled trailer, I quickly rented the...

A positive mind for a life-changing year

A positive mind for a life-changing year

January 9, 2019

The end of a year means the beginning of a new one. 2019 will bring new adventures, new people, new pain, and new lessons. There are 365 new days to learn, love, and heal. There are 365 new days...

Jess Schellenboom found her passion in the pool

Jess Schellenboom found her passion in the pool

January 8, 2019

Feet jump up and down on the slippery pool deck. Arms swing back and forth, slapping the sides of senior Jess Schellenboom's body. She stretches her goggles over her eyes and steps onto the rough surface...

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is just as intriguing of a movie as the title entails

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is just as intriguing of a movie as the title entails

December 17, 2018

As I turned on the TV to watch The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. After reading the short description and watching the trailer, I could not...

Do not get left in the dark

Do not get left in the dark

December 12, 2018

100 years in a lifetime. 365 days in a year. Any year, any day, your life could be taken away. One terrifying experience is enough to turn your world around. When a loved one is balancing on the...

The West Michigan Harriers running team is tackling the winter season with full force

The West Michigan Harriers running team is tackling the winter season with full force

December 10, 2018

For twelve years, the very best high school runners from around the Grand Rapids area have been competing for an intense team now known as the West Michigan Harriers. The purpose of this team is to place...

Christmas Inheritance is a heartwarming holiday film

Christmas Inheritance is a heartwarming holiday film

December 3, 2018

As I nestled into my couch with a fuzzy blanket sprawled across my body and the fireplace crackling before me, I was truly in the Christmas spirit. The movie Christmas Inheritance is a light-hearted, wintery...

Finding a small purpose in a magnificent world

Finding a small purpose in a magnificent world

November 28, 2018

I want to see the world. I want to meet and touch people who do not even know I exist. In my dreams, I see the alluring blue waters of the seas; I see the crisp, clear coastal lines where the freedom...

Katrina Cassady finds new opportunities through ballet

Katrina Cassady finds new opportunities through ballet

November 26, 2018

From the time junior Katrina Cassady was just a young girl, she knew that dancing would be what she would love the most in the world. Whether she was watching rehearsals for The Nutcracker or performing...

Holland and Fitz proves to be an outstanding local deli

Holland and Fitz proves to be an outstanding local deli

November 19, 2018

Conveniently located in downtown Ada, the delicatessen of Holland and Fitz is surely an outstanding local restaurant for breakfast or lunch. Serving a variety of different food items, the deli certainly...

The devil on perfection's shoulder

The devil on perfection’s shoulder

November 14, 2018

Everything I do has to be perfect. In my mind, I pave a path for everything to follow perfectly down. No flaws, no errors. In everything I do, I seek the perfect outcome. If my grades fall beneath...

The FHC Varsity Dance Team Pom and Dance Clinic proves to be a success

The FHC Varsity Dance Team Pom and Dance Clinic proves to be a success

November 12, 2018

Little girls scurry around the gyms with poms held tightly in their hands. Their small feet hit the floor as they dance to the music in the background. Their smiles are wide, and their laughter is contagious.  Young...

While watching Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, you will have the time of your life

While watching Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, you will have the time of your life

November 5, 2018

As I sat down to watch Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, I was not sure what I was getting myself into. The movie could have easily turned out to be a disastrous and cliche trainwreck, but instead it was a...

Manna Café is a fresh new look on a typical American breakfast

Manna Café is a fresh new look on a typical American breakfast

October 25, 2018

As the early-morning fog cleared from my vision, the crisp, awakening scents of pancakes and bacon shook the dreary, purple bags out from under my eyes. The aromas of delicious breakfast delights filled...

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