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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,...

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