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The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central

The Central Trend

The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central

The Central Trend

The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central

The Central Trend

Evelyn Alt

Evelyn Alt, Staff Writer

Evelyn is a freshman entering her first year on The Central Trend. Outside of school, she enjoys reading and hanging out with her friends. She also spends most of her week practicing gymnastics. She is looking forward to writing on The Central Trend staff and hopes to continue in future years.

Favorite color: purple

Favorite food: anything Italian

Favorite book: The Inheritence Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes


All content by Evelyn Alt
Maggie Kelderman playing basketball during an intense game

Maggie Kelderman carries her love of basketball through states

January 31, 2023

Moving schools can be one of the most challenging parts of someone's life; let alone moving across states. For junior Maggie Kelderman, her transitions from the suburbs of Illinois to Grand Rapids, Michigan,...

One of the rare times I cleaned my desk during December.

My environment and my mind are one and the same: a mess

January 30, 2023

I have never in my life been considered a neat, organized person. Not by myself, not by my friends, and definitely not by my parents.  My room has never been spotlessly clean for more than three weeks,...

chewing gum is one of the most common and helpful study tricks.

Create study habits that work for you

January 23, 2023

It is a universally acknowledged fact that one of the most challenging parts of being a student is the extreme amount of testing. From quizzes to exams to standardized testing, even the best students struggle...

A moment I wish I could capture the beauty of through words, art, or music.

Who I wish I was

January 17, 2023

I am Evelyn Alt. A gymnast, a student, a sister, and a friend.  I wish I was a writer.  I wish that words flowed through my fingertips like honey, I wish that analogies didn’t feel so forced,...

The main spreads at the beginning of my 2023 bullet journal

Fresh starts and new bullet journals

January 9, 2023

Blank calendars, fresh starts, and new bullet journals are my favorite things each new year brings. Starting the new year with a clean bullet journal is a fantastic way to gain motivation for the year...

Wishful thinking

Wishful thinking

January 8, 2023

11:00 When did this start happening? Who taught me to think like this? Why does my breath hitch when I glance at the clock? When did I start believing that all my problems would be solved with the ticking...

A few of the books, shows, and movies, that I have re-watched or re-read

I find solace in the familiar

December 6, 2022

For the past few years, my mind has been constantly plagued by questions.  What do I want to do when I grow up? What is my dream job? Where do I want to live? What do I want to be?  Who do I want...

Sawyer McCarthy running at his cross country meet

Sawyer McCarthy finds balance and joy in his hectic schedule

December 1, 2022

Like the majority of the FHC Cross-Country team, sophomore Sawyer McCarthy began running in the seventh grade. He chose cross-country simply because he wasn’t participating in any other fall sports,...

My Christmas tree is decorated similarly to this, just somewhat less organized

The memories we hang on the tree

November 29, 2022

My family’s Christmas tree is a collage of chaos. For one month, hundreds of carefully preserved ornaments are on. Each one has a story behind it. Each one has a meaning and a past.  A door from...

For the past several years, cell phones have been banned in all Forest Hills schools

Is the FHC cellphone policy helping or hurting students?

November 23, 2022

Because of the recent advancements in technology and humans' natural instinct to be infatuated with anything that makes life easier or more entertaining, Gen-Z is stuck with the image of caring more about...

TCTs The Countless Thanks 2022: Evelyn Alt

TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2022: Evelyn Alt

November 22, 2022

Andrew Alt Thank you for teaching me to love reading, writing, and languages at least half as much as you do. Thank you for spending hours reading Harry Potter to me on the couch. I don’t know if...

The FHC orchestra practices for a concert in the orchestra room

The orchestra’s semi-annual trip to New York City forges bonds between students

November 17, 2022

In eighth grade, senior Abby Cumings went on a trip to Chicago with the entire music department. Now in her senior year, she has a chance to do something similar, but this time, it will be with an even...

The classic turkey dinner that many Americans eat on Thanksgiving

The forgotten holiday

November 15, 2022

Is it okay to listen to "celebrate Christmas before Thanksgiving"? This is a question that has troubled our nation for decades. How far back can we cut Christmas before the holiday consumes the autumn...

The cover for The First to Die at the End by Adam Silvera

The First to Die at the End is a beautiful and heartbreaking prequel to the Death-Cast series

November 8, 2022

There I was, Friday night, sobbing on my bed.  Literally sobbing.  Nothing tragic had happened, at least nothing in real life. You would think that I had learned from the first time. But alas,...

Autumn VanSolkema perseveres through her injury to continue doing the things she loves.

Autumn VanSolkema finds both frustrations and victories while recovering from her injury

November 3, 2022

It’s pretty common for someone to find something—whether it is a sport, hobby, or any other pastime—that they really connect with, and want to continue doing.  For sophomore Autumn Vansolkema,...

A pond in Central Park with the New York City skyline behind it

Mid-morning melodies of the city

November 1, 2022

After waiting for three years—although it felt like three thousand—I finally got to visit the place of my dreams.  New York City. It was so much more than I ever imagined it would be. There...

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