• Exams for freshmen through juniors will be Friday June 4th, Monday June 7th, and Tuesday June 8th
  • Tuesday June 8th is the last day of school for freshmen through juniors
  • FHC Graduation is the on evening of Monday, May 17

The Central Trend

Emma Zawacki

Emma Zawacki, Publicity Managing Editor

Emma is a junior, and this is her second year writing for The Central Trend. She enjoys binge-watching the newest seasons of her favorite shows and watching crime documentaries at midnight. She spends nearly all her free time with her three younger siblings or out with friends.

Favorite part about being on staff: All the amazing people that she gets to work beside on a daily basis while getting a chance to be creative

Favorite type of story: Columns

Favorite ice cream flavor: Cookies and cream

Show she most recently binge-watched: New Girl

 

 

 

All content by Emma Zawacki
FHC Inspires Announcement

FHC Inspires Announcement

May 17, 2021

After a year of relegation to the digital world, FHC Inspires is back in person, redefining the entire show. This year's FHC Inspires team, headed up by student directors Lydia Bolger and Sarah Bethel,...

Freshman Sloane Corey finds a sport she loves in tennis

Freshman Sloane Corey finds a sport she loves in tennis

May 14, 2021

Recently, freshman Sloane Corey has picked up a new hobby—a hobby that involves comfortable shoes, a racket, and a neon yellow ball. This being her first year of high school, she decided to try out...

This Is Ranger Country: Episode 11

This Is Ranger Country: Episode 11

May 13, 2021

Another Special Senior Edition!!! In this episode, we again discuss the "Top 10 Events in Ranger Country's History," and we highlight some of our seniors who might not crave the spotlight but deserve...

This Is Ranger Country: Episode 10

This Is Ranger Country: Episode 10

May 13, 2021

Special Senior Edition!!! In this episode, we discuss our upcoming "Top 10 Events in Ranger Country's History," and we highlight some of our seniors who might not crave the spotlight but deserve...

This Is Ranger Country: Episode 9

This Is Ranger Country: Episode 9

May 13, 2021

John and Brad record their "sunrise special" this week as they discuss the new senior schedule, our Hometown Heroes—Hunter Robinson and Rebecca Dooley—Staff Spotlights, Nancy Townsend and Erin Narducci,...

This Is Ranger Country: Episode 8

This Is Ranger Country: Episode 8

May 13, 2021

Brad and John had some tech issues with this episode, so this is almost an Episode 8.5. In this edition, we discuss our Hometown Heroes, Abby McAlindon and Jonah Spates, along with our Staff Spotlight—Carey...

This Is Ranger Country: Episode 7

This Is Ranger Country: Episode 7

May 13, 2021

Brad and John are back from spring break with a new Staff Spotlight, some Hometown Heroes, and a face in the crow that you might recognize! Don't forget about the Ranger Recommendation (Schnitz Deli),...

This Is Ranger Country: Episode 6

This Is Ranger Country: Episode 6

May 13, 2021

Brad Anderson and John Fisher discuss our Ranger community through our Hometown Heroes, Avery LeTourneau and Whitney Currie, our Staff Spotlight on Lisa Marco and Kathy Marvin, and offering a few new Ranger...

This Is Ranger Country: Episode 5

This Is Ranger Country: Episode 5

May 13, 2021

Brad Anderson and John Fisher discuss our Ranger community through our Staff Spotlight of Mark Maneiro, our Hometown Heroes, Matt Mahoney and Katie Tellier, and offering a few new Ranger Recommendations...

This Is Ranger Country: Episode 4

This Is Ranger Country: Episode 4

May 13, 2021

Brad Anderson and John Fisher discuss our Ranger community through our Staff Spotlight of Jeff Tolar, our Hometown Heroes, Robby Frazer and Audrey Sidebotham, and offering a few new Ranger Recommendations...

This Is Ranger Country: Episode 3

This Is Ranger Country: Episode 3

May 13, 2021

Brad Anderson and John Fisher discuss our Ranger community by spotlighting our Educator of the Week—Beth Stevens—our Hometown Heroes—Isaac Gurley and Theryn Hallock—and offering a few new Ranger...

This is Ranger Country: Episode 2

This is Ranger Country: Episode 2

May 13, 2021

Brad Anderson and John Fisher discuss our Ranger school community and news followed by an in-depth look at some hometown heroes, special staff members, and a few local recommendations.   https://open.spotify.com/episode/5FJEsYAYMrUbzPM9bXA5EH

This Is Ranger Country: Episode 1

This Is Ranger Country: Episode 1

May 13, 2021

History teacher Brad Anderson and English teacher John Fisher discuss everything from what's happening in the Ranger Community to highlighting a few amazing people! https://open.spotify.com/episode/6Ic6w4G0a67qpZvaVIiyHh  

This Is Ranger Country Podcast

This Is Ranger Country Podcast

May 12, 2021

This is Ranger Country is a community-wide podcast for families, students, staff, & alumni. Keep up on school events, sports, community projects, and segments highlighting the amazing people and businesses...

A picture of the plant I bought the other day with another person that makes up who I am

The pieces of myself I stole

May 12, 2021

Whenever I hold someone’s hand, I always squeeze it three times because my dad taught me that it means "I love you."  He’d always encase my tiny, painted hand in his and squeeze it gently thrice....

morning dew left over from a night of tears against my car window

She comes alive as the world cries

May 7, 2021

She is wide awake listening to the soft pitter-patter of the drops up above. They gently pelt the roof that keeps her dry, Yet something about it calls out to her like a simplistic siren’s call.   She...

a picture from yesterday that I'll forever treasure and hold close to my heart

It’s nothing but the end of an era

May 4, 2021

It feels like the end of a chapter I don’t want to be done writing. And I’m trying so hard to grasp the pages as they’re ripped from my clenched hands, but they’ll tear if I don’t let go of...

Me and Allie, sitting with Abby and Lynlee on their last day in the room

[Photo] Your walking boots, the sun, and the stars

May 4, 2021

Me and Allie, sitting with Abby and Lynlee on their last day in the room

the 2021 Film Fest poster

2021 Film Festival Q&As

April 30, 2021

Check out the Q&As below with the participants of the 2021 Film Fest. We interviewed a member of each team to learn more about their movie. Along with interviewing a member from each of the teams,...

the tallest tree outside her window, the only one visible after dark

She feels anything but free

April 23, 2021

She feels as if the world’s sorrows rest on her dainty shoulders, Hence why she slouches when she stands.   You always hated the way her body seemed to curl in on itself, The way she...

High School Musical Jr. Q&As: Ben Lowen

High School Musical Jr. Q&As: Ben Lowen

April 22, 2021

Name: Ben Lowen Grade: 12 Position: Ryan Evans What’s your pre-show warm-up routine? "Before a show or a shoot, I usually drink tea and meditate to calm myself and help get myself into...

High School Musical Jr. Q&As: Megan Fox

High School Musical Jr. Q&As: Megan Fox

April 22, 2021

Name: Megan Fox Grade: 10 Position: Gabriella Montez What’s your pre-show warm-up routine? "My pre-show warm-up is praying for a good hair day and running through my lines." Why...

High School Musical Jr. Q&As: Emily Johnson

High School Musical Jr. Q&As: Emily Johnson

April 22, 2021

Name: Emily Johnson Grade: 12 Position: Sharpay Evans What’s your pre-show warm-up routine? "[Senior] Ben Lowen and I do some typical Ryan and Sharpay warm-ups to get us in character." Why...

High School Musical Jr. Q&As

High School Musical Jr. Q&As

April 22, 2021

Check out these Q&As with a few of the main cast members and the three crew heads of FHC's production of High School Musical Jr! Go to fhfineartscenter.com to purchase an in-person ticket or live stream...

Ella Hunnewell thrives off of the family environment in her extracurricular activities

Ella Hunnewell thrives off of the family environment in her extracurricular activities

April 16, 2021

If sophomore Ella Hunnewell had to give her past self one piece of advice, she wouldn’t have to struggle to identify what that advice would be. “I'd tell my younger self to try to connect and talk...

a wide array of flowers at a local farmer's market

She has grown to new heights without your presence

April 16, 2021

Like a vine of ivy, she is growing towards the sunlight. Growing towards dreams of happiness and ‘maybe somedays,’ Reaching higher and higher until her sweet leaves brush a new altitude.    Some...

Peace has come

Peace has come

April 2, 2021

Like a wave curling in on itself, She is starting to cave in.   At this very moment, Life seems to be going well.   She can’t help but feel like this is the eye of the hurricane; Life...

a picture of the sun setting across the crest of my hill

Dandelion love poems

March 26, 2021

We were naïve dandelions that felt as if we could conquer the world around us, Not yet mature enough to fly away and gain our freedom And stupid enough to think we could stay here forever and live...

A picture of our beautiful counseling office here at FHC

FHC’s counseling office not only works to prepare students for their futures, but to support them every step of the way

March 24, 2021

Before learning just how long psychologists have to go to school, counselor Jodi Arsulowicz thought that’s what she wanted to be when she grew up. After deciding against a career as a psychologist, Arsulowicz...

a seemingly trifle act that I find great solace in

I find great solace in the fact that the sun continues to rise

March 19, 2021

In the end, the sun continues to rise.   Like clockwork, her tendrils of warmth stretch across the globe. She wraps us all in her unwavering, mother-like companionship, A reminder of her...

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[Photo] Emma Zawacki

March 15, 2021

She’s no longer envious of the sun, but grateful she is like the moon

She’s no longer envious of the sun, but grateful she is like the moon

March 12, 2021

I once was envious of the girl in my class with the freckles splattered across her nose. I was jealous of the adventures she went on, The days spent in the sun to procure them-- I desired to radiate...

Whether it's on the football field or the basketball court, athletic trainer Dani Brodberg patches up all of FHC's athletes

Whether it’s on the football field or the basketball court, athletic trainer Dani Brodberg patches up all of FHC’s athletes

March 10, 2021

The worst injury athletic trainer Dani Brodberg ever had to deal with was nowhere close to a sport-related injury: some kid got his hand stuck in a gate. It also was somehow one of the weirder injuries...

a picture of my dashboard this morning as I appreciate my old air fresheners

I wish to live in a John Hughes movie

March 5, 2021

I’m determined to view my life as a John Hughes movie.   I will spend my free time crafting playlists fit for the main character, And I will drive with my windows down when it’s so bright...

She's still waiting on her wings as she basks in the same sun that grows the milkweed plants

She’s still waiting on her wings

February 26, 2021

A struggling caterpillar perched on top of a leaf— it sways with the slight summertime breeze. It fulfills the careful insect in its need for impulse. But, in the end, impulse is her downfall.   The...

A picture of last year's window paintings during Winterfest week

Michigan’s largest high school virtual live remote Winterfest assembly is occurring on Friday

February 25, 2021

Most mornings, history teacher Laura Stiles can be found sitting in Principal Steve Passinault’s office trying to find a new way to make Winterfest COVID-19 friendly. Some of her most recent ideas...

a singular moment in time that I'll forever treasure with one of my favorite people

Shamrock shakes and old Taylor Swift music

February 19, 2021

The boy at the drive-thru window called us “pretty ladies” as he passed our straws through the window with a sly smile on his face. We looked at each other and giggled before continuing to listen...

A physical representation of how I feel lately

I struggle to knit my own sweater when I’m always untangling yours

February 12, 2021

I feel a bit like an old sweater. An old sweater who has spent far too long in a stuffy attic, only to be brought down to the main floor when I can be of use. I’ve been over-used and over-worn...

Sophomore Liam Manders loves expressing his creativity through many different outlets

Sophomore Liam Manders loves expressing his creativity through many different outlets

February 10, 2021

Sophomore Liam Manders was dead set on playing the drums until his parents said no that is. After getting over the fact that him being a drummer was a no-go as his parents refused to budge on their...

a picture taken in the second location my heart resides

I feel most at home where my heart is

February 5, 2021

I’ve grown accustomed to watching the sun rise through my math classroom windows. The lilac clouds swirl together in the wind outside the pane of glass, depicting outlines of mystery I wish I could...

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