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The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central

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Erika Trisch

Erika Trisch, Staff Writer

Erika Trisch is a senior on The Central Trend. She's excited but nervous for her final year at FHC and entering her first year on staff. She's met amazing people along the way and created memories that have lasted a lifetime. She loves to talk and socialize, so writing has been a great, creative outlet for her to put her thoughts down on paper. She absolutely adores her best friends and the laughter and fun they have brought into her life. Her favorite activities include shopping, hanging with her friends and family, writing, reading, and of course listening to her holy grail, Taylor Swift. Overall she's excited to document her senior year journey on TCT.

Favorite color: Pink

Favorite movie: Eternal Sunshine In A Spotless Mind

Starbucks order: Iced Chai made with brown sugar and sweet cream cold foam on top

Favorite stories to write: Lifestyle and Reviews

All content by Erika Trisch
The end, maybe?

The end, maybe?

Erika Trisch, Staff Writer May 2, 2023

I've been asked many times what I will miss about high school, but I think that question is more complex than one might think.  Sure, I'll miss the Friday nights under the football lights, and, yes,...

Does technology make us more alone as a society?

Does technology make us more alone as a society?

Erika Trisch, Staff Writer April 25, 2023

You're not really living unless you have a phone. You didn't really go somewhere unless Instagram pictures captured it. Your phone eats first, always.  All of these are common phrases I have heard...

90s super models Kate moss (left) and Naomi Campbell (right) showing off their iconic 90s fits

’90s fashion is making a comeback in trends

Erika Trisch, Staff Writer April 16, 2023

Although the poofy permed hair straight out of a '90s commercial has not remade an appearance (thank God), I have noticed many '90s trends plastered on the front covers of magazines making their way to...

Do parents have different standards for their daughters than sons?

Do parents have different standards for their daughters than sons?

Erika Trisch, Staff Writer March 14, 2023

The anger I feel walking past baby sections in stores and seeing the misogyny and sexist messages being marketed to new parents boils me to my breaking point.  The bias stigma surrounding daughters...

You should always consider what to wear on a first date

You should always consider what to wear on a first date

Erika Trisch, Staff Writer March 8, 2023

As a teenage girl, I've been on many dates throughout the course of my high school career, some good and some outright awful. However, the anxiety of knowing what to wear or how to style pieces has always...

My home

My house is made of memories

Erika Trisch, Staff Writer March 1, 2023

I've spent my entire life in the walls of the house that lies on the hill.  The house that the sunlight reaches from every direction, even though all the neighbors' houses are shaded by the trees....

Coachs look from their 2023 runway show

NYC fashion week 2023

Erika Trisch, Staff Writer February 21, 2023

The glitz, glamor, and models have once again flooded the Big Apple for their yearly fashion week.  Fashion week is an iconic week for anyone in the business or an avid fashion enthusiast like myself....

Winterfest Look Book 2023

Erika Trisch, Staff Writer February 16, 2023

Colleen Guikema: "Choosing my dress for winter fest this year was hard. I originally found a black long sleeve dress that I thought I liked, but the weekend before the dance, I tried it on, and...

Junior Kadence Roelfzema

Kadence Roelfzema unique hobby has intertwined itself into her everyday life

Erika Trisch, Staff Writer February 16, 2023

When junior Kadence Roelfzemas's grandmother bought her a simple learn-to-do-it-yourself knitting kit, she never expected it to become a comforting hobby that she would participate in during the colder...

NYC glistening city lights

Dear New York

Erika Trisch, Staff Writer February 16, 2023

Dear New York,  You were once a dream of a lively city, packed with the smell of fresh bagels, pizza, and lights all around me.  You are an oasis of a city on a small island where anyone can be...

Which 2023 engagement ring trend best suits you?

Which 2023 engagement ring trend best suits you?

Erika Trisch, Staff Writer February 8, 2023

With high fashion runways revolutionizing and changing ever so quickly, there's one trend that most everyone wears daily on their hand that seems to have stayed relatively the same: an engagement ring. A...

Is it better to speak or to die?

Is it better to speak or to die?

Erika Trisch, Staff Writer February 1, 2023

Do I open my mouth, and let the words flow out like an unruly waterfall that has no stopping point regardless of the repercussions, or let the words bottle up like an overflowing glass that seems as though...

Sultini (left) and Fisher (right) from many years ago to current day

The iconic teacher duos throughout FHC

Erika Trisch, Staff Writer January 30, 2023

With most students, almost every ounce of time spent between the months of late August to early June is spent at FHC from early in the morning until late in the afternoon causing us to become close with...

Fashion history

Bella Hadid’s historical moment that changed the fashion industry forever

Erika Trisch, Staff Writer January 25, 2023

Feathers, sequins, denim, and tulle. All were popular fabrics displayed at Paris fashion week earlier this fall. But what about a spray-on dress?  Supermodel Bella Hadid made fashion headlines after...

Womens body types are not trends

Women’s body types are not trends

Erika Trisch, Staff Writer January 23, 2023

Heroin Chic. With the rise of low-waisted pants, there brings a new look to the twenty-first century. first popularized in the ’90s, this trend has sadly made a comeback in popular news articles that...

The elegant bow trend that can please stay forever

2023 fashion trend forecast

Erika Trisch, Staff Writer January 11, 2023

With 2022 coming to an end, we wave goodbye to the trends we have seen blossom throughout the year. We find ourselves making extra closet space for the new crazed clothing items coming into the spotlight...

One of the many breathtaking views Junior Bella Preston sees on a daily.

Bella Preston finds new ways to embrace Michigan’s bitter winter weather

Erika Trisch, Junior Writer January 8, 2023

The frosty weather every Michigander loves or hates continuously makes its rounds throughout the state during the months of October to April. Junior Bella Preston takes to the slopes to find a positive...

A Taylor Swift classic

The science behind how music marks different eras of people’s lives

Erika Trisch, Junior Writer January 8, 2023

Hearing "Brazil' by Declan McKenna transports me to driving home from the pool, chasing after the fleeting sunset with the smell of chlorine flooding my car and the windows cranked down, submerging me...

Wise words

Why women (or anyone) hate the fact to be told to “calm down”

Erika Trisch, Junior writer December 7, 2022

No, I will not calm down about the loud burping you do in front of guests or the towels you leave on the ground, or the fact you love to mansplain simple things to me like I'm an incompetent adult without...

Junior Sydney Ryan repping her team jersey

Sydney Ryan’s soccer experience has consumed her everyday life and she wouldn’t have it any other way

Erika Trisch, Junior writer December 5, 2022

Junior Sydney Ryan is all too familiar with the issue of juggling school, social life, and her sport, which most student-athletes struggle with daily. However, her time spent on the field racing to score...

The cover poster for the rather terrible horror movie

Barbarian was a cringe worthy stereotypical horror film leaving me disappointed

Erika Trisch, Junior writer November 22, 2022

The expectations I held for Barbarian were quite high considering the fact critics gave it a 90% Rotten Tomatoes and my dad highly recommended it to me (he's a film fanatic), but sadly it left me disappointed...

TCTs The Countless Thanks 2022: Erika Trisch

TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2022: Erika Trisch

Erika Trisch, Junior writer November 21, 2022

To my brother- Thank you for being the glue that holds the family together. You're incredibly funny and always know how to cheer me up, regardless of how bad my mood is. You're the only person who I...

Foodie heaven

Thanksgiving traditions have re-emerged among the people of FHC

Erika Trisch, Junior Writer November 21, 2022

Pumpkin pies as far as the eyes can see, the sweet-salty aroma of mashed potatoes being served, and the Detroit Lions religiously losing time after time again. All of these are thoughts that imminently...

My holy grails of beauty products

My holy grails of beauty products

Erika Trisch, Junior Writer November 20, 2022

Whether it's brushing your teeth or putting on a full face of makeup before school, everyone has a beauty routine that signifies their morning. Personally, I take my beauty and all my products very seriously....

To my final summer as a kid

To my final summer as a kid

Erika Trisch, Junior writer November 16, 2022

228 days, 11 hours, 12 minutes, and 18 seconds until the summer I thought would never be a reality arrives: the final summer. The final summer of careless days spent with my friends that I've known...

neutral colors are a staple in winter fashion

2022-2023 winter fashion guide

Erika Trisch, Junior writer November 9, 2022

Winter is arguably the biggest season Michigan experiences. Due to living so close to the border of Canada, there is no doubt that we are one of the states to experience the most snowfall and freezing...

Sophomore Lauren Dykstra (front second left) with some work friends at the 50s party

Lauren Dykstra’s work environment has given her much more than minimum wage

Erika Trisch, Junior writer November 7, 2022

The place most working students dread has become a home away from home for sophomore Lauren Dykstra. Work is, no doubt, a popular aspect among students alike at FHC; however, Lauren has never recalled...

The cover photo to Taylor Swifts Midnights, her tenth studio album.

Taylor Swift’s seven extra tracks left any Swiftie speechless

Erika Trisch, Junior writer November 2, 2022

The love I have for Taylor Swift is, embarrassingly, one of my main personality traits. My friends know me as the crazy “Swiftie” who forces them to listen to all of her albums and hear my ridiculous...

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