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The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central

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The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central

The Central Trend

The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central

The Central Trend

Eva Harshman

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor

Eva Harshman is a junior and is loving her third year on staff. Apart from writing for The Central Trend, she enjoys riding horses, spending time with friends, and watching her favorite TV shows for hours on end. She likes to pretend she is good at Mario Kart but actually gets beat by the NPCs more often than not. Although she is exhausted for most of the day despite getting plenty of sleep, Eva is bouncing off of the walls for a select few hours, one being her sixth hour. Being a part of Room 139 has taught her so much; she has met so many people, thanks to The Central Trend.

Favorite type of story: Editorials and profiles.

Pets: A bunny and a dog.

Dream vacation: Tokyo, Japan

Favorite book: The Outsiders

All content by Eva Harshman
Hailey Beels expresses herself through the lens of videography

Hailey Beels expresses herself through the lens of videography

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor May 31, 2023

Sophomore Hailey Beels is the only underclassman in her FX class. Although she may be the youngest on the crew, Hailey has worked just as hard—or perhaps even harder due to her age—to earn her spot...

The 10 major candidates who have confirmed that they are running for president in 2024.

A plethora of candidates are already gearing up for the 2024 presidential election

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor May 31, 2023

United States presidential elections are like no other—they’ve become a worldwide spectacle and somewhat of a reality series for American and international viewers. As every voter knows, American presidential...

A Scooters Coffee drive-through: quick and convenient.

Scooter’s Coffee was spirited and speedy

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor May 23, 2023

I am absolutely terrible at time management. Notoriously terrible even, especially in the morning when I’m getting ready for school—I’ll wake up an hour before I have to leave and still be extraordinarily...

Tucker Carlson continues on to Twitter to spread his ideas.

Tucker Carlson’s removal from Fox News hasn’t destroyed his controversial platform

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor May 16, 2023

Tucker Carlson isamong the most popular, controversial, and entertaining political talk show hosts--not just of the right-wing--but of all media outlets. He also just lost his main platform. On April...

I think I was around nine in this photo, and it pretty much sums up how I still act.

I’m not old enough to be 17

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor May 8, 2023

When I was about 15, I stopped growing. I’ve pretty much maxed out at 5’8. I lost all of my baby teeth pretty early, too—my last ones were gone at around 10 or 11. I think I really was done growing...

Katelynn has used choir not only to learn but also to connect deeply with her peers.

Katelynn Heilman’s musical journey begins a new movement on a bittersweet note

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor May 4, 2023

Senior Katelynn Heilman’s brother will never admit that he’s a talented singer, but Katelynn will confess to this through actions rather than words. Since she was young, Katelynn was raised around...

Some of the pieces that used to be deemed ugly but are not considered fashionable.

From trash to treasure: ugly fashion makes a comeback

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor April 26, 2023

Trends come and go through the decades, but some things are ugly forever. I am never getting on board with jeans under dresses—sorry Y2K fashion. Regardless of my opinions, there are some items of...

The great drink I had and the even better cat I cuddled with.

The Happy Cat Café’s revamp renders it complete

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor April 21, 2023

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve been deprived of cats. My dad is severely allergic to cats, so we can’t have any in the house, and very few of my closest friends have any felines. While I’ve...

Donald Trumps indictment  has attracted an abundance of attention from the press.

Former president Donald Trump has been indicted—what exactly did he do and where is he headed?

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor April 20, 2023

For the first time in United States history, a former president has been charged with criminal activity. On April 4, former president Donald Trump was charged with 34 counts of felonies. These pertained...

One of my favorite Sanrio collections, which is the Secret MeloKuro Series.

Sanrio offers comforting characters for all

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor March 22, 2023

Until I was around 15 years old, I couldn’t have cared less about the Hello Kitty franchise. Lying around my house were a few items of Hello Kitty and Mimi stationary, but I didn’t pay much attention...

Nova participates in a variety of unique sports, but they all involve a performance aspect.

Nova Wilson finds peace in performing

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor March 16, 2023

Freshman Nova Wilson found themself hanging by one ankle from a long silk cloth. However, despite the precarious situation, Nova was laughing. While this experience in aerial arts may seem terrifying to...

Steve Martin and fellow cast members prepping to film season three of Only Murders in the Building.

Season two of Only Murders in the Building was engaging yet incomplete

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor March 14, 2023

Mabel Mora (Selena Gomez) has quite possibly the worst luck in the entire murder-mystery genre. The day after she celebrated the solving of her former friend, Tim Kono’s (Julian Cihi), murder, she found...

Juniors Mary Holtgrieve and Eliza Cool having fun in their nursing program.

KCTC opens new doors for all types of students

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor March 13, 2023

Junior Mary Holtgrieve’s most vivid memory from the Kent Career Tech Center, or KCTC, is walking into a room and seeing cadavers. As morbid as this may sound, Mary wasn’t afraid—the purpose of these...

My dog, Leon, all geared up in his harness after a winter walk.

Unleashed dogs are a sign of irresponsible owners and pose an unnecessary danger

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor March 7, 2023

Nothing is more freeing than the feeling of running alongside man’s best friend in an open field without a single restraint. While I’ve only done this in my yard on a much smaller scale, I loved sprinting...

Dylan Mulvaneys long-awaited reveal after her facial feminization surgery.

Dylan Mulvaney is approaching 365 days of girlhood—here’s to a year of her self-discovery

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor February 28, 2023

My TikTok For You Page has always had a wide variety of content on it, ranging from humorous clips to cute dog videos. However, recently, a certain rising star has been popping up more and more frequently:...

Tree Hut shea sugar scrubs are the perfect addition to any routine

Tree Hut shea sugar scrubs are the perfect addition to any routine

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor February 21, 2023

I’ve always been fascinated by inedible things that look extremely appetizing—from erasers to sea glass, I have to restrain myself from popping one into my mouth. During my time on TikTok, I have found...

Tim Xu hopes to work in engineering when he is finished with school.

Tim Xu has an abundance of scientific experience thanks to his family

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor February 16, 2023

Senior Tim Xu found his passion and possible career path in a typical household item: a light switch. The illumination of the bulb at the flip of a switch fascinated Tim since he was as young as he could...

A before and after comparison of laser tattoo removal showing the slow progress of the process.

Permanent tattoos can go against their title, but not without intense removal processes

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor February 14, 2023

“Think long and hard about getting a tattoo because that is a permanent mark on your body.” Many people who have considered getting a tattoo may have heard this caution when confiding in someone...

Khai-Thi works hard at all of her extracirriculars, but debate is one of her frontrunners.

The lessons that Khai-Thi Pham has learned from her extracurricular are undebatable

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor February 10, 2023

Sophomore Khai-Thi Pham fought against another student who had claimed that “racism is just a feeling.” Thankfully, Khai-Thi was in an environment where arguing and getting your point across is commonplace...

The site is so popular that when I checked in several times throughout the day, it was completely full.

ChatGPT proposes a fascinatingly easy route to plagiarism

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor February 7, 2023

GPT-3 (Generative Pretrained Transformer 3) is a language generation model developed by OpenAI, capable of generating human-like text based on its training on a massive corpus of text data. ChatGPT is...

Toby and his OM team at state competition in 2022.

Odyssey of the Mind regionals makes a creative comeback to FHC

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor February 3, 2023

Sophomore Toby Cameron’s favorite Odyssey of the Mind memory is sitting in a packed stadium in Iowa. While this alone seems unexpected, Toby’s enthusiasm stems from the thrill he experienced from being...

The ASL students and the elderly meet at the Fine Arts Center.

Signing seniors offers high schoolers a chance to bond with older generations

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor February 3, 2023

Despite the fact that American Sign Language teacher Kimberly Anderson has a talent for working with kids in their high school years, she is well accustomed to teaching people of all ages. From teaching...

The cover photo of the newest Måneskin album titled Rush!.

Måneskin’s Rush! was a boost to the band’s repertoire

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor January 31, 2023

The first time I heard a Måneskin song, which was “Beggin’,” I scoffed. While this was, in part, due to the fact that it was on my dad’s dreaded “New Music Friday” playlist, I was taken aback...

Tuv celebrating 100k followers on Instagram in his classic Earl T-shirt.

Earldoesntexist is a stand-out start-up

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor January 25, 2023

Every time a YouTuber promotes their own brand, I hold down the “5 second skip” button until I get to the actual content of the video. While I enjoy a variety of content creators, I have a hard time...

@dear_brandy on TikTok in the clip mentioned, which she has since taken down.

Millennial and Generation Z conflicts are utterly ridiculous but nonetheless entertaining

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor January 22, 2023

The more I see a 30-year-old and a 16-year-old have a heated feud on TikTok regarding which generation is lazier, or worse yet, which hair part is better, the less I want to ever interact with someone...

One of my favorite YouTubers sporting their spiky septum piercing.

The recent popular piercings are daring and flexible

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor January 10, 2023

I like to think of myself as unique, but in terms of body modifications, I’m essentially as basic as possible. I have my ears pierced (usually with very inconspicuous studs in) and my doubles, yet only...

Andrew Tate posing next to one of his quotes preaching masculinity.

Internet figure Andrew Tate has been arrested after years of accusations

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor January 8, 2023

A 19-year-old climate activist slammed a 36-year-old kickboxer on Twitter for gloating over his car emissions—verbally, of course. Only one of these two have been detained by Romanian authorities, and...

Second Amendment supports rally outside of the State House in Maine.

The phenomenon of gun culture in the U.S. is here to stay

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor December 12, 2022

The United States has more guns than people with a rate of 1.2 guns per capita. This puts it at the highest of any country—not just more-developed countries. Statistics alone don’t speak for this fact;...

Jacob, who is leading the pack of runners during a meet.

Jacob Sanford’s unusual traditions in cross country have brought unity to the team

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor December 5, 2022

Teamwork can come in many forms: in sophomore Jacob Sanford’s case, in the form of running with three shoes for two miles. When a fellow runner lost a shoe during one of the cross country team's meets,...

A gray steed who may have been her ride before he returned to Earth.

The end is not darkness, but rather a glowing warmth

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor December 1, 2022

The softest, lightest, ginger-brown hair gently undulates in the wind. His pale, bare feet are silent as they tiptoe across the stone and twirl onto the soft grass. In the night, it is coated with a thin...

Penny and I dressed up for the event, embracing the cringe together.

The 2022 Grand Rapids Comic-Con was bursting at the seams with entertainment for all ages

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor November 23, 2022

I was very nearly going to miss one of my favorite events in the entire world. For three days only during a single weekend in November, the Grand Rapids Comic-Con comes to DeVos Place. This year, from...

TCTs The Countless Thanks 2022: Eva Harshman

TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2022: Eva Harshman

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor November 23, 2022

Kiera and Addy, for just “getting it” When I say you “get it,” I mean that in more than one way. I can no longer imagine not having you two by my side at every milestone we’ve been through...

The two Georgia Senate runoff candidates, Democrat Warnock and Republican Walker.

The 2022 midterm elections flipped seats and turned tables

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor November 17, 2022

Since 2016, it seems that during each and every election, more and more is at stake. This is certainly true for presidential elections, but increasingly, midterm elections are rising in importance for...

Charlie reading his poem aloud to the gymnasium as veterans, students, and staff listen attentively.

The Veterans Day assembly unites students and alumni in honor and remembrance

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor November 15, 2022

The proud notes of a bagpipe reverberate through the halls of FHC on Nov. 11, 2022. This is certainly a special occurrence—as it should be. In order to properly honor those who have served, the FHC Veterans...

The long-awaited video in which Dream finally revealed his face.

Dream’s face reveal revolutionized the future of his channel

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor November 8, 2022

From around the ages of eight to thirteen, I was always perpetually upset by the same thing: not being a Minecraft kid like all of my friends were. I didn’t have a laptop or PC to play it on, so I was...

Emalea combining her two favorite aspects of fashion, layers and popping colors, into one stylish look.

With Emalea Rooke’s fashion, creativity has never looked so good

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor November 4, 2022

Emalea Rooke went into an antique shop seeking out some necklaces and left with one of her favorite clothing items of all time. This unplanned experience is one of Emalea’s fondest memories of her passion...

Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, former members of the band One Direction, who have had a strained friendship due to fans insisting that they were a couple.

Celebrities are not toys for entertainment, but living people

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor November 3, 2022

Several months ago, I was attempting to explain the Sanrio and Hello Kitty franchise to my mom, and her means of understanding it was by saying to herself, “oh, so she’s like a Kardashian.” She is...

The poster of the movie directed by Yelena Popovic, Man of God.

Man of God provoked an unexpected positive reaction

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor October 25, 2022

Despite the fact that my family is fairly religious—I grew up in the Eastern Orthodox Church all of my life—I haven’t been exposed to religious media as much as I have through traditional manners.  Since...

A brief comparison of gold and silver jewelry, each reflecting differently based on the wearer.

The traditional battle of the millenia: gold or silver?

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor October 20, 2022

I was a tomboy growing up, much to the chagrin of my grandmother who always wanted to put me in fancy clothes and accessories. My best friends were boys, I liked being outside all of the time, and most...

Misty uncomfortably moving away from a creepy old man in a situation that is supposed to be amusing.

The sexualizing of women in kids’ shows is inaccurate and unnecessary

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor October 12, 2022

I distinctly remember being about ten or eleven years old—about the same age as the protagonists—watching Pokémon: Indigo League in my living room during the long days of the summer when both of my...

Anderson enthusiastically refereeing a gladiator fight, which is one of the hands-on activities that he does.

FHC teachers create a positive learning environment through unique teaching styles

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor October 9, 2022

It’s not a typical sight to see leaders of several countries meeting in a high school classroom, but that’s exactly what can be found in history teacher Brad Anderson’s classroom during a certain...

The cover that perfectly portrays the uniqueness of Gemini Rights.

The wavering pool of Gemini Rights was crystalline creation

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor October 6, 2022

 In all honesty, it’s a bit embarrassing to explain how I fell in love with Steve Lacy. However, because of my dedication to both The Central Trend and Lacy, I’ll expose myself: I was listening to...

A stack of notes I found in the first three chapters alone from the previous owner of one of my textbooks.

The tablets have only my mindless scrawls

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor October 6, 2022

Day in, day out. Read the textbook, fill out a paper and turn it in for a completion grade. Get tested on these exact terms three days later without remembering a single word. Each time the words are written...

A cute, hands-on stacking lesson we had to do at home for my 8th grade science class while in quaratine.

At-home studying doesn’t have to be endless textbook pages

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor October 5, 2022

It’s all too easy to blame shortcomings in school on teachers and outside influences, such as instruction methods that aren’t preferred and clashing personalities. However, lots of learning takes place...

Beckett is the new AP Seminar, English 10, and English 9 teacher at FHC and brings her worldwide experience to the classroom.

Morgan Beckett brings foreign experience to the English department

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor October 4, 2022

It’s not uncommon for FHC teachers to be from Grand Rapids or surrounding areas, but very few have had the international teaching experience that English teacher Morgan Beckett has had. Although Beckett...

An example of hands-on learning in which my group mates and I created a poster based on our assigned book for a class contest.

Tried and untrue: traditional teaching methods desperately need a revamp

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor October 4, 2022

Most teachers in the current educational system in the United States teach in a manner that leads to about a 30% information retention rate for students. With several alterations, students could be retaining...

Investigative series: Eva Harshman - Hands-on over hands-out

Investigative series: Eva Harshman – Hands-on over hands-out

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor October 3, 2022

I used to be able to skim my textbook, call it studying, take the test, and scrape by. This worked for me for a long time, until it didn’t. School got harder, and I needed to up my game. Now that I have...

Tina Yongs review and close-up video of the pore vacuum she purchased.

Pore strips and vacuums strip away clear complexions

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor September 27, 2022

I’ve always had a weird obsession with some pretty stomach-turning content, but based on the number of views on each of the YouTube videos, I’m certainly not alone. It is one of the most satisfying...

Even the simple daisy charm on this pair emphasizes the springtime feel of the shoe.

Shoe charms shine bright on an important outfit element

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor September 22, 2022

Even the best of outfits is incomplete without two key elements: a matching, stylish pair of shoes and accessories to bring out the best in the rest of the clothing. Whether these aspects are flashy or...

The announcement for the fall play on the theater programs Instagram account, fhc_theatre.

The auditions for Clue showcase the talent within the FHC theater

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor September 22, 2022

This fall, a family-favorite board game will fall off of closet shelves and onto the stage of the FHC auditorium. It is no mystery that Clue will be the next big hit of the theater program, but the unknowns...

The combined album cover of both Mercury acts 1 and 2.

Mercury — Act 2 was precisely what I expected in a contrasting manner

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor September 14, 2022

It’s safe to say that I was enthusiastic about the release of Mercury — Act 1 based on my prior review, but when I realized there was an entire second act being released, I was the best kind of startled....

YouTube shorts are recommended on the homepage of YouTube as well as having their own tab.

YouTube Shorts counters its purpose by being frustrating rather than relaxing

Eva Harshman, Copy Editor September 8, 2022

From awkward tweens lip-syncing on musical.ly to the Hype House celebrities of TikTok to the most intelligent dogs of Instagram Reels, brief, 15-second to 1-minute videos are not strangers to the internet....

The poster of the Finch movie featuring Jeff, Weinberg, and Goodyear.

The apocolyptic Finch was a scorching success

Eva Harshman, Public Relations Assistant June 2, 2022

Tom Hanks movies never fail to make me laugh, cry, and everything in between. From Forrest Gump and its timeless tales, to Castaway’s stressful and lonesome intensity, to the tear-jerking innocence of...

Lexi, aka Athena, who is my inspiration for this column and my partner for this show season.

Athena’s blessed endeavors

Eva Harshman, Public Relations Assistant May 27, 2022

Ephemeral, warm summer winds, constant for only the blink of an eye, somersault and cartwheel through the otherwise rigid air, being the sweet exhale of the oxygen so long held in for the winter.  It...

Addisons style has changed since I last reviewed their music, and I am a huge fan.

Addison Grace’s debut EP was an excellent opening to their future

Eva Harshman, Public Relations Assistant May 20, 2022

I nearly dropped my phone when I viewed my favorite indie-pop artist’s Instagram story; Addison Grace announced that they were going to release their debut EP on May 6th, 2022. I could hardly believe...

Prom Court Q&As: Sunny Xu

Prom Court Q&As: Sunny Xu

Eva Harshman, Public Relations Assistant May 13, 2022

What was your reaction to getting on prom court? "I wasn't really expecting to get on court and ended up really surprised when they announced my name." What are your short-term future plans? "My...

Prom Court Q&As: Sophie Hartl

Prom Court Q&As: Sophie Hartl

Eva Harshman, Public Relations Assistant May 13, 2022

What was your reaction to getting on prom court? "I was really surprised when I got on court; I was [not expecting it], but I was happy." What are your short-term future plans? "My short-term...

Some of the best cruelty-free brands, including The Inkey List and The Ordinary.

Some of the best skincare brands harm animals, but there are similar, kinder substitutes

Eva Harshman, Public Relations Assistant May 12, 2022

CeraVe has a longstanding award in many skincare drawers; it’s gentle yet effective, and despite not being especially cheap, it isn’t overly expensive either. It is dermatologist tested, and loved...

The poster for the live-action version of Cowboy Bebop, unfortunately without the appearance of Ed.

The live-action Cowboy Bebop did not sync with the rythm of its anime counterpart

Eva Harshman, Public Relations Assistant May 9, 2022

I didn’t expect to become obsessed with a single-season animated Japanese show that was released eight years before I was born, but before knew it, Cowboy Bebop became one of my all-time favorite anime.  From...

Meggie plans to pursue art at the University of Michigan and broaden her horizons.

Meggie Kennedy opens a new sketchbook for her next journey as an artist

Eva Harshman, Public Relations Assistant May 4, 2022

Stemming from a young child who snatched printer paper to scrawl her amateur doodles, senior Meggie Kennedy has let her sketches develop into a fully-rendered version of herself and her skills. From her...

A photo of my older sister and me on Orthodox Easter many years ago

The debate about which phrase should be used around holidays should be over

Eva Harshman, Public Relations Assistant April 29, 2022

With Easter in the rearview mirror, I have finally escaped the awkward greetings that come alongside religious holidays. Each time I heard “Happy Easter!” on Apr. 17th, I smiled awkwardly and nodded,...

Parker and his twin sister Peyton, who has run with him since elementary school.

Parker Ludwig forges bonds between family and friends as he sprints across the finish line

Eva Harshman, Public Relations Assistant April 20, 2022

Sophomore Parker Ludwig has a memory sticking with him for ages of doing donuts on a golf cart alongside some of his best friends while at a meet with his cross country team. Although this particular memory...

One of the many images AT&T has created showing their work with the Trevor Project.

Rainbow-washing during the month of June is turning a celebration into monetary gain

Eva Harshman, Public Relations Assistant April 1, 2022

With pride month on the horizon, it gives allies and members of the LGBTQ+ community alike a summer month dedicated to the celebration of their identities to look forward to. In addition to parades, festivals,...

Some of my favorite checkerboard-patterned pairs of vans in all different styles.

Vans shoes are beginning to fade, but are still vibrantly versatile

Eva Harshman, Public Relations Assistant March 25, 2022

Although my skateboarding skills are subpar, my love for skate shoes and brands far surpasses my physical abilities. Santa Cruz, Thrasher, and Vans products are among the most populous in my drawers as...

A variety of classics, which may be included in the book swap.

The book swap provides students and staff the opportunity to step into new books

Eva Harshman, Public Relations Assistant March 24, 2022

Most readers treasure their favorite books and plan to never part with such works. However, AP Literature and AP Language teacher Lisa Penninga thinks that allowing someone else to have the opportunity...

A cartoon that perfectly illustrates the situation for many new fans.

Fake-claiming fans of popular interests is only destroying fanbases

Eva Harshman, Public Relations Assistant March 18, 2022

We’ve all heard of the “fake fan” in different fanbases; from TV shows to music groups to aesthetics, there are always a select few who will be accused of being a poser because they are not overly...

The various haircuts of 2022 that are currently rising in popularity

The popular haircuts of 2022 are emerging with elegance and professionalism

Eva Harshman, Public Relations Assistant March 11, 2022

Due to my curse of indecision, I haven’t gotten a haircut other than a trim in years. As the years pass by, I am left reminiscing on the different types of impactful statements such topical haircuts...

Claire and her horse, Frank, showing off some of their dressage moves.

Claire Richardson’s determination in training her horse has led her to victories in dressage

Eva Harshman, Public Relations Assistant March 9, 2022

Most girls have a phase from toddlerhood to young childhood in which they are completely enthralled with horses, ponies, and everything equine. However, senior Claire Richardson took her childhood dreams...

Some of the more original styles of leggings, but still are not my preference.

Leggings’ relevancy in everyday styles is fading, but should disappear more quickly

Eva Harshman, Public Relations Assistant March 4, 2022

For a solid three years, my outfits were almost exactly the same: some sweatshirt with a cheesy phrase and pitch-black leggings that I wished were Lululemon instead of Gap. I’d like to say that I have...

Brave Ukrainian citizens stand up to the Russian threats prior to the invasion.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine is raising serious international concerns

Eva Harshman, Public Relations Assistant February 25, 2022

Throughout the history of the United States, there have always been strenuous tensions between Russia and countries that are a part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). These tensions aren’t...

This years inductees will be celebrated at the dinner and golf outing.

The Hall of Fame golf outing and induction dinner bring recognition to the most influential in FHC athletics

Eva Harshman, Public Relations Assistant February 23, 2022

The FHC Athletic Hall of Fame has been on hold for a couple of years--thanks to COVID-19. Now, however, the FHC Athletic Boosters Club is excited to announce that on May 6, the inductions will get rolling...

Gen Z, along with their influence and unity due to social media, can find humor in the simplest of things.

The origins of Generation Z’s sense of humor are cloudy but deeper than expected

Eva Harshman, Public Relations Assistant February 18, 2022

Some amusing anecdotes and one-liners that elicit a laugh can travel through the generations, carrying chuckles with them. However, most jokes are trapped in the era they originated in, leaving both the...

A scene from the music video of Black Summer by the Red Hot Chili Peppers

“Black Summer” was a natural anthem that breathed July winds

Eva Harshman, Public Relations Assistant February 11, 2022

Having a mom who cringes at “Can’t Stop” and a dad who sings “Give it Away” every time he selects it, it was pretty up in the air about what my opinion of the Red Hot Chili Peppers would be....

Kayleigh Ford has found that her ASL experience has been very useful in communicating with others

Kayleigh Ford connects to those in her community through her ASL knowledge

Eva Harshman, Public Relations Assistant February 9, 2022

Senior Kayleigh Ford was taken by surprise when the customer at the Starbucks drive-through where she worked was not answering any of her questions. When the customer finally pulled up to the window after...

One of the most popular strong female characters, Captain Marvel.

Strong female characters should not be copy and pasted stereotypes

Eva Harshman, Public Relations Assistant February 4, 2022

I love the typical “strong” female character in any type of media—her no-nonsense approach to encounters, her lack of need for a man in her life, and her rough and tumble or dignified and professional...

Official art of the generation four remakes featuring Dawn and her partner Piplup

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond is a peaceful and adorable game for Pokémon fans of all ages

Eva Harshman, Public Relations Assistant January 28, 2022

Sadly, most series, including widely beloved ones, lose their spark over time and either stop releasing original content or stray so far from the classics that the first fans are beyond disgusted. Thankfully,...

The images in the boards are Cryptopunks, which some of the more widely-known NFTs.

NFTs and cryptocurrency aren’t just for massive, distant investors

Eva Harshman, Public Relations Assistant January 26, 2022

During the height of the pandemic in June of 2020, English and Theater teacher Robbin DeMeester found herself investing in the newest trend despite the reservations of many. Although many see cryptocurrency...

The 16personalities.com avatar for ENTP; I think it looks quite hilarious.

Debating my personality only led to my definition

Eva Harshman, Public Relations Assistant January 21, 2022

ENFJ, or the Protagonist. The extroverted, intuitive, feeling, judging person who is represented by a long-haired, wizard-looking man cloaked in emerald with a large sword. That odd warlock figure is what...

Amant is moving towards her activism dreams through a variety of activities.

Amant Grewal stands up for others through her passion for advocacy

Eva Harshman, Public Relations Assistant January 19, 2022

When reading an article on the local news last year, junior Amant Grewal was shocked to find out that even within her own community, there are many instances of racial injustice. While national headlines...

The new Bobcat Bonnies, which has opened in Grand Rapids.

Bobcat Bonnie’s was an extravaganza of unique flavors and style

Eva Harshman, Public Relations Assistant January 14, 2022

Over a Sunday breakfast several days prior, a new restaurant by the name of Bobcat Bonnie’s was pasted all over beneath a fold of the Grand Rapids Press. Since I hadn’t eaten at a new restaurant in...

Grande and her legendary ponytail, which even she admits brings her pain

Certain hair styles are bringing strain to not only the fashion industry, but also hair health

Eva Harshman, Public Relations Assistant December 17, 2021

I have never been one to wear my hair up—whether it be because I have a massive forehead or my ears get cold without my hair to insulate them, I almost always have my hair down if I’m not doing highly...

The cover of the first album by the newly formed band Silk Sonic

An Evening With Silk Sonic was a smooth and sparkling album that I couldn’t get enough of

Eva Harshman, Public Relations Assistant December 10, 2021

I had a longtime grudge against Bruno Mars throughout my childhood—I deemed him obnoxious, full of himself, a complete pick-me boy, and as my sister once put it, a “simp.” I could only see his music...

Bella Beckering enjoys spending time with her lop-eared bunny named Beckham

Bella Beckering’s love of animals is shown through her care of her unique pets

Eva Harshman, Public Relations Assistant December 9, 2021

Reposted all over Snapchat during the height of quarantine was a picture of senior Bella Beckering’s duck on Zoom, captioned 'duck on zoom.' Mr. Duck may have experienced a rise to fame on social media,...

Favoritism in the classroom can cause many issues; some are more obvious than others.

Favoritism shown by teachers can lead to an imbalanced and divided classroom

Eva Harshman, Public Relations Assistant December 3, 2021

Opinions expressed in editorials on The Central Trend are the view of the individual writer and are not the opinion of the entire staff of The Central Trend or the Forest Hills Central staff or administration. Many...

A sign that shows the benefits of having a bathroom that isnt gender-assigned

The restroom situation in many schools discludes transgender students

Eva Harshman, Public Relations Assistant December 1, 2021

Opinions expressed in editorials on The Central Trend are the view of the individual writer and are not the opinion of the entire staff of The Central Trend or the Forest Hills Central staff or administration.  Usually,...

TCTs The Countless Thanks 2021: Eva Harshman

TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2021: Eva Harshman

Eva Harshman, Public Relations Assistant November 22, 2021

Penny O’Meara, for being the one I can always count on to read my mind I know I’ve let you down a few times, but you’ve never left me hanging. I feel like I can tell you anything—your ability...

The poster for the best Netflix Original I have seen yet

Red Notice was the most original Netflix Original

Eva Harshman, Public Relations Assistant November 19, 2021

Dwayne Johnson and Ryan Reynolds are polar opposites: one has muscles that many viewers envy, and the other has a sense of humor that draws many in and boasts gaining popularity among teenagers on the...

A project from a past year that shows the creative potential in the assignment

The AP Lit project helps students deepen their understanding while expressing their creativity

Eva Harshman, Public Relations Assistant November 17, 2021

When students walk into English teacher Lisa Penninga’s classroom, they don’t usually imagine reading a cold, gothic, and creepy book in such a warm and inviting classroom. However, this is precisely...

The cover of the incredible new album by Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran’s new album, =, was the perfect result of his musical equation

Eva Harshman, Public Relations Assistant November 5, 2021

Before it dissipated, my love for Ed Sheeran was rekindled by all of the spectacularly ridiculous TikToks about the artist. When I discovered that another operation was being added to his series of albums...

Freshman Dia Sriram has had many unique experiences with the help of her parents

Dia Sriram fulfills her dreams by taking in many unique experiences

Eva Harshman, Public Relations Assistant November 3, 2021

Many people's ideal time in Florida would be spent basking in the sun, exploring one of the many theme parks, or enjoying nature in the Everglades. However, freshman Dia Sriram spent her time in the Southern...

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