• Buy Candy Cane Grams at lunch on Dec. 8th and 9th for $1.00
  • Ranger Country Dodgeball Tournament is Tuesday, Dec. 7th, starting at 3:30 in the Old Gym
  • Senior Ceiling Tile Painting is Monday, Dec. 6th from 3-5 p.m. in the cafeteria
  • Winter break is Dec. 17th to Jan. 3rd
  • Ranger Challenge Assembly Friday, Dec. 10th
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

Ilma Seperovic

Ilma Seperovic , Staff Writer

Ilma is entering her Senior year and has been on staff since her sophomore year. She writes a little bit of everything, but really enjoys writing profiles and features. When high school is over she wants to continue her passion for writing, and hopefully major in writing or journalism.

  • Favorite thing about being on staff: Getting to learn from the other staff members, and being able to work with such great group of people
  • Favorite type of story: Profiles/features
  • Hobbies/Interest: Reading and traveling
  • Favorite book and why: The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald. The book shows a more realistic side to a love story and reflects not only Fitzgerald's own life but the life in the 1920's, a very interesting period in history.
  • It's a Friday night, you will probably find Ilma: Having a movie night with friends or at a sporting event
All content by Ilma Seperovic
How it started and ended

How it started and ended

May 19, 2017

I was sitting in a class, sophomore year, not paying attention to the lesson in front of me. I remember sitting in that seat, third row, fifth seat from the back, just thinking and daydreaming. I dreamt...

English teacher Ken George creates an outdoor classroom

English teacher Ken George creates an outdoor classroom

May 12, 2017

English teacher Ken George has always wanted something that seemed unrealistic-- an outdoor classroom. Dreaming and fantasizing like a child to be able to bring novels alive through nature just as Hemingway...

Renewal Preview Q&A

Renewal Preview Q&A

May 10, 2017

Movie: Renewal Producer: Emma Beck 1. What theme would you consider your film? "I would consider our film a drama." 2. Can you give a brief overview of the plot of your film? "Our film...

Student parking frustrates students and administration alike

Student parking frustrates students and administration alike

May 10, 2017

Some call it the student parking lot; others call it a nightmare. The student parking lot is home to first-day drivers all the way to veteran drivers who have one to two years practice, and it's horrendous....

Reliving forgotten connections and relationships of the Class of 2017

Reliving forgotten connections and relationships of the Class of 2017

May 3, 2017

I want to say thank you to whoever was in charge for giving me the one job of our print edition that I said I wanted nothing to do with. I specifically said, "I want nothing to do with this." You...

Milk and Honey: a genuinely raw cluster of poems

Milk and Honey: a genuinely raw cluster of poems

April 19, 2017

This book will rip you up and tear open every insecurity and pain that has been endured through your life. Milk and Honey is raw and full of interactions that aren't talked about or mentioned often. The...

The significance of relationships, new and old

The significance of relationships, new and old

April 13, 2017

"Jas te Okay,?" translates as "are you okay?" from Bosnia. I ask this question to my parents, friends, and family every day. It's like I have this urge to make sure that they are okay, not angry or sad....

FHC has helped me succeed

FHC has helped me succeed

March 29, 2017

Growing up without being from here, I struggled deeply in school. I confused the Bosnian and English languages and clashed math and reading. I was almost held back for multiple grades in elementary for...

The beauty of reading and withdrawing from reality

The beauty of reading and withdrawing from reality

March 15, 2017

The crisp pages crinkling as I turn the page, the distinct smell fumes out of each word laid perfectly upon the pages. The binding bends and twists, as does my mind, as I grasp the complex and difficult...

ASLs Deaf for a Day is something all should experience

ASL’s Deaf for a Day is something all should experience

March 8, 2017

Deaf for a Day was a great experiment that I did not think would impact me the way it did. I was expecting to just flow through the day and not learn or conceive anything positive through the day. To be...

Team Managers: The hidden team members of FHC

Team Managers: The hidden team members of FHC

February 28, 2017

The feeling of pure joy and excitement rushes through sophomores Emma Dodson and Kate Ryan as they see their team, their family, make another basket against the undefeated team. The overwhelming amount...

Building a dream into a reality

Building a dream into a reality

February 22, 2017

I see the horror figures portrayed in the media. I flinch and glower at the images of helpless people, abandoned and alone, drowning in hatred, blood staining their bodies while marking them for dead....

A Different Outlook on Peaceful Protests

A Different Outlook on Peaceful Protests

February 16, 2017

Having a perspective on any topic is essential to how reactions and outcomes will turn-out, and how people interpret these outcomes is all up to them. With either side of a debate or belief, a person may...

Online classes take over the Traditional Class system

Online classes take over the Traditional Class system

February 8, 2017

A noticeable change in FHC classrooms this year has been the lack of students. Teachers are worried and concerned about these numbers, yet there is nothing they can do but watch as the numbers of students...

I’m a confused mess in need of clarity for my future

I’m a confused mess in need of clarity for my future

February 1, 2017

I never thought my senior year would turn out the way it has; I thought it would be easy, compared to standardized testing, nerve-wracking junior year. But this year is channeling me in a completely different...

FHC Teacher Cadet program is a rewarding experience

FHC Teacher Cadet program is a rewarding experience

January 25, 2017

Reflecting back on my very first day is unbelievable, and I can't even believe how much time has passed between spending time with my placement classroom. It feels as if it was yesterday. And now the fact...

Bridge of Spies: an Amazing, Heart Wrenching Story

Bridge of Spies: an Amazing, Heart Wrenching Story

December 17, 2016

The Federal Court put the decision of who would defend Rudolf Abel in the hands of the Brooklyn Bar Association, and they chose James Donovan. This was portrayed in the movie just like how it was in real...

Communication class is everything I didnt expect

Communication class is everything I didn’t expect

December 15, 2016

I joined communications without really expecting to gain much from it; the class was not something that could benefit me in my eyes. To be completely honest it was a blow off class at first sight that...

Online Classes: Not For Me

Online Classes: Not For Me

November 23, 2016

Online classes? Everyone seems to think they are a thing of the future and I cannot help but disagree. I believe online classes will never be fully comparable to a physical classroom. There will never...

Humans of New York: More Than a Book

Humans of New York: More Than a Book

November 21, 2016

A friend of mine bought me the Humans of New York Stories book this past summer. I didn’t think much of it. It’s a book full of pictures and quotes of people. The quotes are from what the people said...

4 Struggles of Senior Year

4 Struggles of Senior Year

November 6, 2016

The drainage of motivation. It’s gone, completely and utterly gone. I have lost every ounce of drive that fueled these past four years. I am running out of gas and am in desperate need of a full...

The Old Against the New

The Old Against the New

November 3, 2016

The happiness gleamed through their eyes. They shine with happiness for they were able to help a student learn something, which many are not able to say. The pure joy that the student reflected could compare...

Apple: The Best Customer Experience

Apple: The Best Customer Experience

September 26, 2016

This past weekend I finally splurged on a brand new MacBook Pro; it was something that was well needed. Having a good computer is now becoming more and more essential in school. Not having one up to date...

Finding My Home

Finding My Home

September 19, 2016

I’ve never stepped foot on a college campus till this past August. It was one of the most overwhelming and emotional experiences I have ever encountered. My neighbor, Evelyn, has a daughter who was...

Counseling Office Secretary Kathy Nibbelink announces her retirement

Counseling Office Secretary Kathy Nibbelink announces her retirement

June 10, 2016

She’s been the face of the counseling office for the past 19 years ready to solve student impulsive choices of which college to attend to or struggles of standardized testing and guide them to the correct...

Rea Parocaran - Board secretary

Rea Parocaran – Board secretary

May 24, 2016

Name: Rea Parocaran Current Grade: 11th Running For: Board secretary Q: Why are you running for Board Secretary? A: I am running for this position because I want to help lead the school by...

Katie Knister - President of the student council board

Katie Knister – President of the student council board

May 24, 2016

Name: Katie Knister Current Grade: 11th Running for: President of the student council board Q: Why are you running for President of the student council board? A: I sometimes hear people outside...

Ellie Matelic - Junior Class President

Ellie Matelic – Junior Class President

May 23, 2016

Name: Ellie Matelic Current Grade: 10th Running For: Junior Class President Q:Why are you running for Class President? A: I enjoy having a say in what we as a class do and are trying to accomplish....

Schindlers List Flim Critique

Schindler’s List Flim Critique

May 19, 2016

I never thought Schindler’s list would move me emotionally as much as it did. I found myself many times reaching for the tissue box blotting tears away. There were scenes throughout the movie that stood...

FHC Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: Elliott Pearce

FHC Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: Elliott Pearce

May 10, 2016

This Friday there will be an annual FHC Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Elliott Pearce has the honor to be inducted this year for his past accomplishments.  TCT had the honor to do an Q &...

The Cheesecake Factory: A Chicago Tradition

The Cheesecake Factory: A Chicago Tradition

May 3, 2016

After a long day of walking down on Magnificent Mile in Chicago, my family and I decided to stop at a restaurant before embarking on the long drive back home. While we were walking around looking for a...

Questioning the Power of Hope at 2 a.m.

Questioning the Power of Hope at 2 a.m.

April 18, 2016

'Things will always work out, God will be there for us,' my mother always said to me growing up. I never really understood what she meant by that. I grew up in a Muslim family where we believe Allah is...

FHC Womens Crew Rows Towards Success

FHC Women’s Crew Rows Towards Success

March 24, 2016

Chilling air nibbles at the skin, and the water crashes against the boat, splashing the legs of the rowers. The sun appears across the sky, reflecting off the water, creating hues of red and orange. Smiles...

A Few of My Favorite Places to Eat

A Few of My Favorite Places to Eat

March 15, 2016

  Schnitz Ada Grill Where: 597 Ada Drive, Ada Hours: Monday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sunday Closed Schnitz is right in the heart of downtown Ada, overlooking beautiful scenery....

Fisher: A One of a Kind Teacher

Fisher: A One of a Kind Teacher

March 9, 2016

Music can be heard in the hallways, radiating off the walls, bouncing from room to room. Students are laughing and conversing. Happiness gleans through his eyes as he sighs in contentment. He smiles...

How am I expected to learn without making mistakes?

How am I expected to learn without making mistakes?

March 1, 2016

Impulsive, crazy, foolish: everything a teenager builds his or her life around to guide them to their desired adventures and experiences before it’s too late. Late nights out with friends, parties - all...

Spray Falls on Lake Michigan in the Upper Peninsula.

Michigan, Where’s Summer?

February 23, 2016

The heartbeat of the sea awakened as waves washed onto the shore while dawn made its appearance across the sky. The sun shining on the water reflected a mirror image of the entire ocean. Not a single cloud...

Spring Break in France?

Spring Break in France?

February 17, 2016

Walking down the thin, pebbled road into narrow streets decorated high with stores and homes along both sides, a gust of air runs along the roads providing, a cool enough breeze to summon the heat from...

Motivation for a Llama

Motivation for a Llama

February 9, 2016

What motivates and drives me to become the best me possible? A deep desire, a satisfaction of proving to the world, teachers, and myself, I can do anything with or without help. Proving people wrong is...

Rainbow Kitten Surpise: An Indie, Alernative Gem

Rainbow Kitten Surpise: An Indie, Alernative Gem

February 2, 2016

Humming the same beat consistently, with occasional foot thumps till the song is in engraved in the body. Oozing with genuine lyrics. Raw, pure emotions swell the listener's mind. Goosebumps load upon...

Im a Mess Who Needs a Janitor.

I’m a Mess Who Needs a Janitor.

January 20, 2016

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday are spent babysitting; Thursday is spent tutoring or volunteering. Friday is spent working, typically from 4-10:30 pm. Saturday is spent working from 10-4ish pm and even sometimes...

Sam Dolphin: a Learner, a Professor, a One of a Kind Student

Sam Dolphin: a Learner, a Professor, a One of a Kind Student

January 15, 2016

He doesn’t say much, typically being reserved from others when in class. People know him from his sandals, in use all year round rain or shine and even snow. Weather doesn’t matter those shoes will...

A Hockey Team or a Brotherhood?

A Hockey Team or a Brotherhood?

January 4, 2016

“Go Rangers!” “Go Green!" Both of these chants and more can be heard from outside of the building as it shakes with the anxiety from the players and fans in the stands. The pounding of fists on the...

Is Choir Underrated?

Is Choir Underrated?

December 16, 2015

Band and orchestra all seem to be the main topic for music at FHC, but what about choir? The student body does not make a scene about their upcoming events like they may do with band or orchestra. Walking...

What I Learned in School

What I Learned in School

December 8, 2015

I often ask myself: what have I learned throughout the past years in high school? Well, I learned in math that the Pythagorean theorem is a^2 +b^2 =c^2. This is all I learned through four years of...

American Horror Story: Is It Worth the Terror?

American Horror Story: Is It Worth the Terror?

December 1, 2015

I felt obligated and curiosity to watch American Horror Story, since throughout my social media there were people talking about the show. It got to the point where I could no longer be left out of the...

Setting Myself up

Setting Myself up

November 24, 2015

The entire school system is based on success; heck, even life is surrounded by it. You do well in school, you go to college, you do great there and you can receive a great paying job. Throughout my years...

Hannah Gavle: Her story of taking chances

Hannah Gavle: Her story of taking chances

November 17, 2015

It was a blazing hot summer day, sweat was dripping off the athletes as they played on the turf. Hannah Gavle was waiting for her soccer game to start but as she was waiting, something caught her attention....

Freaks and Geeks: A Preview Into The 80s

Freaks and Geeks: A Preview Into The 80’s

November 8, 2015

I stumbled upon one of my soon to be favorite tv shows while roaming through Netflix one day and realized a couple hours later I had finished the entire series in just one day. 18 episodes in one day:...

The Fine Arts Center Hosts Molly Ringwald

The Fine Arts Center Hosts Molly Ringwald

October 29, 2015

One member of the famed "Brat Pack" is poised to make an appearance onstage at the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center.  Molly Ringwald, who played Claire Standish in the iconic The Breakfast Club, will spend...

FHC Spanish Students plan a trip to the Dominican for Summer 2016

FHC Spanish Students plan a trip to the Dominican for Summer 2016

October 26, 2015

It all started at a coffee shop in the Dominican Republic and led to names on a sign-up sheet for a trip to the Dominican Republic during the summer of 2016. Spanish teacher Carlos Silvestre has been...

Lantern Coffee Bar and Lounge

Lantern Coffee Bar and Lounge

October 16, 2015

Walking up to the Lantern Coffee Bar and Lounge, I was attracted by the bitter and sweet smell of coffee. The door was held wide open, making me feel welcomed. I heard a slight sound of music in the background,...

My Wallet is Crying

My Wallet is Crying

October 9, 2015

Waiting in line to pay for lunch, you can hear the open and close of the register and cannot help but physically cringe, thinking of all the money that it's going to cost you for a simple lunch. It's ridiculous,...

To Senior Year

To Senior Year

October 2, 2015

This year is my junior year, and I am feeling shell-shocked by the fact that I have two years left, still catching myself wanting to say that I am a sophomore from time to time. People said time in high...

Five and Filled with Questions

Five and Filled with Questions

September 25, 2015

She was five years old when she noticed the difference between her classmates and herself. She did not talk much aloud; however, in her mind, her voice was as loud as a volcano erupting, trying to be heard....

LeeAnne Trapp on the left, and Kristin OBrien on the right

FHC welcomes new teachers

September 21, 2015

With retirements from a variety of departments ranging from the math department to the business department last year,  principal Steve Passinault knew there would be some new faces on staff this year....

Anna Broggi during her time in Grand Rapids.

Miles Away

September 9, 2015

Being 4,627 miles away from friends and people you’ve grown close to is not something that is easily overcome, but Anna Broggi, a former foreign exchange student from Italy, is fighting this struggle...

A view of the shoreline at Camp Geneva, where the class of 2016 will be having its Senior Retreat this September. (campgeneva.org)

Camp Geneva: The Beginning of a Great Year for Seniors

September 4, 2015

Sunday, September 13th: Seniors, mark this date in your calendars because you are going to camp for this year's senior retreat. A place to unplug yourselves from the world around you, Camp Geneva, located...

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