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Jay Gootjes

Jay Gootjes, Staff Writer

Jay Gootjes is in her freshman year of high school and entering her first year on the TCT staff. She loves to write and sketch. In her free time, she watches Netflix, writes books online, and plays with her pets, Bubba, Tito, Tiko, Chocolate, and Rainbow.


Favorite part of being on staff: Being around so many amazing, huggable people

Favorite type of story: Editorials

Hobbies/interests: Writing, reading, biking, and hiking

Favorite book and why: Summer in the South by James Marshall because she read it over thirty times when she was young and it kickstarted her creative drive.

On Friday nights you will find Jay: Chilling, watching Riverdale and/or The Arrow, drawing, writing, rearranging art supplies, and spoiling her pets.

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Snow Rose by City Girl is by far my favorite album for studying

Snow Rose by City Girl is by far my favorite album for studying

January 25, 2018

Isn't it annoying when you're trying to listen to music while writing an essay, but you start writing the lyrics. And, you don't want to listen to those brain wave study music playlists because those are...

The GLI Club attends GVSU to commemerate MLKs legacy

The GLI Club attends GVSU to commemerate MLK’s legacy

January 19, 2018

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed Martin Luther King Day into law. Thirty-five years later on that same day, FHC's GLI Club participated in activities at GVSU, shedding light on the fact that MLK...

You dont know their life

You don’t know their life

January 13, 2018

We need to stop using the phrase "other people have it worse." Telling someone they can't struggle just because someone else has it worse is like telling someone they can't be happy because someone...

We need to treat animals less like objects

We need to treat animals less like objects

January 11, 2018

We treat animals like products. They are less like mortal beings with consciousness and more like objects placed on this earth for our enjoyment. About a year ago, just after I went vegetarian, I watched...

Emily Cobb expresses herself through her art

January 7, 2018

Art supplies in hand, senior Emily Cobb works magic on paper and tablet. "[Art] allows me to express myself and create something that's beautiful," Emily said. When Emily was six, she experienced...

The book The Perks of Being a Wallflower sheds a new light on high school life

The book The Perks of Being a Wallflower sheds a new light on high school life

December 30, 2017

Life is like a rope: twisted, clumped, fraying in some places, but clean in others. Life is made from rapid tangles of unexpected joy and despair. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky...

The Unfathomables

The Unfathomables

December 15, 2017

It's time to make my brain explode and ooze out of my head in that gooey, sticky, way a brain is with the Unfathomables of life. There are five Unfathomables that are so Unfathomable, regardless of...

We are all human

We are all human

November 16, 2017

On June 4, 1919, Congress passed a law allowing women to vote. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibited discrimination based on gender. Friday, June 26, 2015 same-sex marriage was legalized in Michigan. In...

Humans of FHC: Jessica Singh

Humans of FHC: Jessica Singh

November 9, 2017

"I was ten years old, and I really wanted a puppy. I begged my dad for a puppy. I begged him every day. I cried every day. Then, he told me if I saved up money, he would let me buy a puppy. So, I saved...

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