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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, Junior 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
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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