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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

Jonah Cumings

Jonah Cumings, Staff Writer

Jonah is a senior at FHC and occasionally writes for TCT. He runs cross country in the fall, runs indoor track in the winter, and runs outdoor track in the spring. Jonah loves watching football and basketball and is a huge Michigan State fan.

Favorite Sport: Track

Hobbies/Interests: Basketball and Football

Favorite Part of FHC: Being in the student section during the football and basketball game

All content by Jonah Cumings
The Masterful Work of Wes Anderson

The Masterful Work of Wes Anderson

May 29, 2020

Wes Anderson is one of the most prolific directors working today. His command of the camera and offbeat style continues to inspire and amaze moviegoers, building upon itself with each movie released while...

Season 7 of Clone Wars: the good, the bad, and the incredible

Season 7 of Clone Wars: the good, the bad, and the incredible

May 11, 2020

Star Wars has seen its fair share of attention in the last couple of years. Between the sequel trilogy, The Mandalorian, and the EA Star Wars games, I, as a Star Wars fan, have had no shortage of things...

Nicole Marco

Nicole Marco

April 30, 2020

Sport: Track Future plans: Running at Saint Louis University What does missing out on your Senior track season mean to you? "Not being able to compete for a final season with my teammates who...

Top 5 Individual Performances

Top 5 Individual Performances

March 30, 2020

Theryn Hallock vs. Ottawa Hills Sophomore Theryn Hallock had an amazing game versus Ottawa Hills, leading the girls varsity basketball team with offensive dominance. She had a career-high 43 points,...

My Top 10 Favorite Movies

My Top 10 Favorite Movies

March 4, 2020

I am known among my friends as “the movie guy." I work at a movie theater and spend a lot of my time watching movies, reviewing movies, and writing about movies. Because of the epithet, people seem to...

Boys swim and dive finishes fourth in the conference meet

Boys swim and dive finishes fourth in the conference meet

March 1, 2020

Junior Avery Letourneau and senior CJ Hier led the team to a conference meet fourth-place finish at Northview, earning themselves All-Conference honors along the way. Key victories early on put the Rangers...

The MISCA Invitational and Northview dual meets lead the Rangers into Conference Finals

The MISCA Invitational and Northview dual meets lead the Rangers into Conference Finals

February 19, 2020

This week for the Rangers began with a select set of qualifiers going to the MISCA Invitational meet. This was a great opportunity for some of the best swimmers in the area to showcase their skills and...

Boys swim and dive beats Spring Lake 101-85

Boys swim and dive beats Spring Lake 101-85

February 12, 2020

The boys swim and dive team had a great victory against a tough opponent in Spring Lake. This is yet another win in a string of tough matchups as the Rangers continue to prove themselves in their first...

Boys swim and dive gets huge win against Jenison 95-91

Boys swim and dive gets huge win against Jenison 95-91

February 7, 2020

Junior Avery LeTourneau and many other Rangers contributed to a massive win for the Rangers with their narrowest margin of victory so far this season at only four points. Jenison was expected to be an...

Player Profile: Kyle Carter

Player Profile: Kyle Carter

January 31, 2020

Sport: Boys Swim and Dive  Grade: Senior   What are your goals this season?  "I started swimming at a young age of 5 at Watermark Country Club for age group. Thanks to my older brother for...

Boys swim and dive loses to EGR 102-76

Boys swim and dive loses to EGR 102-76

January 30, 2020

Despite their best efforts, the boys swim and dive team was thoroughly defeated by the incredibly skilled EGR team 102-76. EGR is one of, if not the most challenging opponent the Rangers will face this...

Boys swim and dive loses Lakeview Quad

Boys swim and dive loses Lakeview Quad

January 28, 2020

The boys made up a canceled meet that was scheduled for earlier this season against Battle Creek Lakeview and Midland Dow. Battle Creek Lakeview beat the Rangers 108-78, while Midland Dow beat the Rangers...

Boys swim and dive beats Grand Rapids Catholic Central 96-79

Boys swim and dive beats Grand Rapids Catholic Central 96-79

January 23, 2020

Exhibitioning races and mixing up the lineup, the Rangers took advantage of an easier opponent in Catholic Central to focus on improving the team. Utilizing dominant performances from junior Avery LeTourneau...

The power of A Hidden Life

The power of A Hidden Life

January 16, 2020

I sat in the theater dead silent for most of the credits, pondering what I had just experienced.  Walking out of the theater, I then sat on the bench and stared into space, drowning in the vastness...

Boys swim and dive beats Forest Hills Northern/Eastern 109-72

Boys swim and dive beats Forest Hills Northern/Eastern 109-72

January 15, 2020

The Rangers faced off at home against their former teammates this week and beat them by a solid score of 109-72. Strong performances all around were led by upperclassmen such as junior Avery LeTourneau...

Player Profile: Francesco Roveri

Player Profile: Francesco Roveri

January 10, 2020

Name: Francesco Roveri Grade: 10 Sport: Boys Swim and Dive How did you get into swimming? "I got involved with swimming 5 years ago thanks to water polo, a sport that I played in Italy." What...

Boys swim and dive comes back to tie 93-93 against Grand Rapids Christian

Boys swim and dive comes back to tie 93-93 against Grand Rapids Christian

January 9, 2020

In a dramatic meet that came down to the final race, the boys swim and dive team tied the large and talented Grand Rapids Christian swim team. Junior Avery LeTourneau led the team, winning two races...

Player Profile: Dani Ahmetovic

Player Profile: Dani Ahmetovic

January 6, 2020

Name: Dani Ahmetovic Grade: Senior Sport: Boys Swim and Dive How did you get into swimming? "I started swimming when I was 7 years old because I had asthma. My parents felt that the best way...

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is a fast-paced disappointment

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is a fast-paced disappointment

January 6, 2020

Since I was a little kid, I have always been obsessed with Star Wars. I watched each of the movies with my dad which made it a special event to me. Entranced by the epic scale, unique worlds, and charismatic...

Boys swim and dive takes second in the Forest Hills Invitational

Boys swim and dive takes second in the Forest Hills Invitational

January 5, 2020

The boys swim and dive team faced off against Midland Dow, FH Northern/Eastern, Grandville, and GR Catholic Central at its home pool at the aquatic center. They took second, losing only to Midland Dow...

Boys swim and dive takes sixth in the Zeeland Invite against tough competition

Boys swim and dive takes sixth in the Zeeland Invite against tough competition

December 30, 2019

The boys swim and dive team took sixth in their fourth meet of the year. The meet had ten teams, all of them big contenders, making this meet a big challenge for the Rangers. They swam well, however, and...

Boys swim and dive takes ninth in the West Michigan relay meet

Boys swim and dive takes ninth in the West Michigan relay meet

December 23, 2019

The boys swim and dive team took ninth in the West Michigan relay meet against 17 other teams. Holland West Ottawa took first, but the only team in the Rangers' conference to beat them was East Grand Rapids,...

The immersive power of atmosphere

The immersive power of atmosphere

December 18, 2019

Atmosphere is defined as the pervading mood of a person, place, or work of art. The mastery of atmosphere in movies controls how a person feels while watching a movie, whether it be a creeping dread pulling...

Boys Swim and Dive destroys East Kentwood and Forest Hills Northern/Eastern

Boys Swim and Dive destroys East Kentwood and Forest Hills Northern/Eastern

December 13, 2019

The Rangers had their first two dual meets this year against East Kentwood and Forest Hills Northern/Eastern. They killed Northern/Eastern 126-54 and East Kentwood 110-76. This is a great start to the...

The Irishman is an immersive masterpiece and one of Netflixs best

The Irishman is an immersive masterpiece and one of Netflix’s best

December 9, 2019

Throughout my extensive— to say the least— use of Netflix, I have mainly viewed Netflix’s original movies as a bland sideshow, just more content to check the boxes and entice buyers. Movies such...

Boys Swim and Dive takes third at Cereal Bowl Relays

Boys Swim and Dive takes third at Cereal Bowl Relays

December 8, 2019

In their first meet as a separate team from Northern and Eastern, the Rangers secured an impressive third place at the Cereal Bowl Relays. They lost to only Ann Arbor Pioneer and Battle Creek Lakeview...

The new boys swim and dive team is looking to prove itself this season

The new boys swim and dive team is looking to prove itself this season

December 8, 2019

Brand new this year, the Forest Hills combined team has been split up, leaving a completely new division two Forest Hills Central team. Several past leaders of the team such as Henry Schutte and Ryan Talbot...

Girls swim and dive finish a dominant season

Girls swim and dive finish a dominant season

December 3, 2019

The girls swim and dive team's season has concluded, and once again the girls have had an amazing season. Led by the captains Olivia Jeong, Olivia Luplow, and Sarah Schenck as well as talented underclassmen...

Masters of Cinema: Edgar Wright

Masters of Cinema: Edgar Wright

November 25, 2019

There are a couple of ways a director can go with their depiction of the events on screen. One is realism, making their direction fall into the background in favor of a stark depiction of the brutal realities...

Girls swim and dive finishes season with a strong state meet

Girls swim and dive finishes season with a strong state meet

November 25, 2019

The final meet of the girls swim and dive season was a success, with three top-ten finishes and six swimmers competing in eight events over the course of the prelims and finals on Friday and Saturday....

Top 5 Most Entertaining Games

Top 5 Most Entertaining Games

November 22, 2019

Varsity Football vs. Grandville The varsity football team came into this game knowing they were in for a challenge. They had played Grandville before and knew how difficult it was to counter the...

Masters of Cinema: Robert Eggers

Masters of Cinema: Robert Eggers

November 18, 2019

My first experience with a Robert Eggers film was The Lighthouse. Watching that movie, I saw things done I had never seen before, and it electrified me. Between the madness of the characters and visuals...

Girls swim and dive take second in conferences

Girls swim and dive take second in conferences

November 11, 2019

The girls swim and dive team took second in the conference this week in its last meet of the year until states. This is once again a great meet and gives the Rangers a good push as some of them move on...

Freshman football ends with incredible 7-0-2 record

Freshman football ends with incredible 7-0-2 record

November 8, 2019

The season is over for the freshman football team, who finished 7-0-2. The Rangers were stifling on defense, holding every team but Grandville scoreless throughout the year. This defense was complimented...

Player Profile: Olivia Jeong

Player Profile: Olivia Jeong

November 7, 2019

Name: Olivia Jeong Grade: Senior Sport: Girls Swim and Dive What is your favorite part of being on the team? "I love getting close with all the other girls on the team. All the team bonding activities...

Player Profile: Caroline Bell

Player Profile: Caroline Bell

November 7, 2019

Name: Caroline Bell Grade: Sophomore Sport: Girls Swim and Dive What is your favorite part of being on the team? "My favorite part of being on the team is being able to spend time with my...

Player Profile: Sarah Schenck

Player Profile: Sarah Schenck

November 7, 2019

Name: Sarah Schenck Grade: 12 Sport: Girls Swim and Dive What is your favorite part of being on the team? "My favorite part about being on the team is having fun with all the other swimmers...

Girls swim and dive wins its final dual meet versus Northview

Girls swim and dive wins its final dual meet versus Northview

October 30, 2019

In their final meet before conferences, the Rangers dominated the Wildcats 106-77. The girls won 8 of the 12 events and are looking great heading into the final meet of the year. The Rangers set the...

Player Profile: Ella Fauson

Player Profile: Ella Fauson

October 28, 2019

Name: Ella Fauson Grade: 10 Sport: Girls Swim and Dive What is your favorite part of being on the team? "My favorite part of being on the team is probably being surrounded by such an amazing...

Player Profile: Sharon Parmar

Player Profile: Sharon Parmar

October 28, 2019

Name: Sharon Parmar Grade: 11 Sport: Girls Swim and Dive What is your favorite part of being on the team? "My favorite part is being able to meet so many new people, make new friends, and spend...

Player Profile: Sydney Kushak

Player Profile: Sydney Kushak

October 28, 2019

Name: Sydney Kushak Grade: 11 Sport: Girls Swim and Dive What is your favorite part of being on the team? "I just love the team environment and how everyone makes me feel. We all encourage and...

Freshman football dominates Greenville 40-0 in explosive final game

Freshman football dominates Greenville 40-0 in explosive final game

October 27, 2019

The Rangers had no trouble defeating the Greenville Yellow Jackets on Thursday, leaving them scoreless the entire game. This game was the final game for the freshman football team, leaving the team with...

Player Profile: Sarah Chesner

Player Profile: Sarah Chesner

October 26, 2019

Name: Sarah Chesner Sport: Girls Swim and Dive Grade: 11 What is your favorite part of being on the team? "My favorite part of being on the team is becoming friends with so many different people...

Girls swim and dive defeat Spring Lake 102-79

Girls swim and dive defeat Spring Lake 102-79

October 26, 2019

Coming off of their impressive performance against Greenville last week, the Rangers continued to show well in their second to last dual meet of the season, beating Spring Lake 102-79. Starting off...

Freshman football beats Lowell 21-0

Freshman football beats Lowell 21-0

October 22, 2019

Facing off against rival Lowell on homecoming week, the Rangers stepped up and held them scoreless in their 21-0 victory. This brings their record to 6-0-2 with one game left in the regular season. The...

Girls swim and dive secures state cuts at MISCA Invitational

Girls swim and dive secures state cuts at MISCA Invitational

October 17, 2019

Ten girls participated in the MISCA meet this year, swimming against some very challenging competition. It was a very productive meet with sophomore Maggie Hier, junior Sarah Chesner, senior Sarah Schenck,...

Girls swim and dive defeats Jenison 101-79 on Senior Night

Girls swim and dive defeats Jenison 101-79 on Senior Night

October 17, 2019

Senior Sarah Schenck and the rest of the seniors led the girls swim and dive team to a stunning landslide of a win against the formidable Jenison Wildcats 101-79 this week. This was a dual meet for second...

Freshman football shuts out Ottawa Hills 51-0

Freshman football shuts out Ottawa Hills 51-0

October 14, 2019

Freshman football dominated the field this week in a commanding 51-0 win. This brings their undefeated record to 5-0-2. Ottawa Hills struggled mightily while the Rangers took advantage of a flurry of scores...

Girls swim and dive loses to East Grand Rapids 103-76

Girls swim and dive loses to East Grand Rapids 103-76

October 10, 2019

Girls varsity swim and dive lost a tough one this meet, with EGR winning all but two of the events and outscoring the Rangers by 27 points. This is just their second loss this season in dual meets, with...

Rhosias Arius leads JV/Freshman combined football team to a win against Cedar Springs 25-16

Rhosias Arius leads JV/Freshman combined football team to a win against Cedar Springs 25-16

October 6, 2019

Cautionary measures taken because of the EEE virus forced the game times for the underclassmen's football games to be pushed up this week. Because of the limited time frame, the JV and freshman teams were...

Girls swim and dive defeats Grand Rapids Catholic Central 103-74

Girls swim and dive defeats Grand Rapids Catholic Central 103-74

October 3, 2019

The Rangers won their third straight dual meet this week, maintaining their perfect record in conference meets. With eight winning times and dominant performances all around, the girls had no problem defending...

Freshman football ties Northview 0-0 in bizarre game

Freshman football ties Northview 0-0 in bizarre game

September 28, 2019

The freshman football team tied Northview this week with both sides being held scoreless. The game is the boys' fifth contest of the season, and this game brings their record to a bizarre 3-0-2. The...

Girls swim and dive defeats Forest Hills Northern/Eastern 111-75

Girls swim and dive defeats Forest Hills Northern/Eastern 111-75

September 25, 2019

The Rangers had a commanding performance versus rival Forest Hills Northern/Eastern this week, taking first in nine out of twelve events and beating them 111-75. This is their second conference meet, and...

Player Profile: Hailee Sincerbeaux

Player Profile: Hailee Sincerbeaux

September 24, 2019

Name: Hailee Sincerbeaux Grade: 12 Sport: Girls Swim and Dive   What is your favorite part of being on the team? "I love being with the girls every day. It is so cool to be able to...

Girls swim and dive wins top three divisions of Mustang Invitational

Girls swim and dive wins top three divisions of Mustang Invitational

September 23, 2019

The swim and dive team was on their game Saturday, winning the top three divisions of the Portage Mustang Invitational meet versus four other teams. Several people swam their best races and sophomore Jessica...

Freshman football dominates West Catholic 26-0

Freshman football dominates West Catholic 26-0

September 21, 2019

The freshman football team killed it in its fourth straight week of play without a loss. The Rangers shut out the West Catholic Falcons while consistently scoring throughout the game. With several touchdowns...

Girls swim and dive wins 102-76 in conference opener

Girls swim and dive wins 102-76 in conference opener

September 19, 2019

In the first conference meet, the girls swim and dive team won with a commanding score of 102-76. This puts their conference record at a perfect 1-0 and gives them some great momentum as they get ready...

Player Profile: Olivia Luplow

Player Profile: Olivia Luplow

September 16, 2019

Name: Olivia Luplow Grade: 12 Sport: Girls Swim and Dive What is your favorite part of being on the team? "My favorite part of being on the swim team is the bonds that are created between the...

Girls swim and dive gets seventh in West Michigan Relays

Girls swim and dive gets seventh in West Michigan Relays

September 15, 2019

Facing some heavy competition this weekend, the Rangers got seventh out of 12 teams in a relay meet. This meet featured some stiff competition as the girls faced off against schools such as Rockford and...

Freshman football team holds off Grandville in a 14-14 tie

Freshman football team holds off Grandville in a 14-14 tie

September 15, 2019

In a thrilling game, the Rangers came back and tied the Bulldogs of Grandville. Starting out with a slower pace of play, the game soon evolved into a back and forth struggle as the teams started to put...

Girls swim team loses dual meets against Holland Christian and Hudsonville

Girls swim team loses dual meets against Holland Christian and Hudsonville

September 7, 2019

The swim team lost against both Hudsonville and Holland Christian, but they put up a good fight, with several swimmers getting their best times of the year and some winning their races against stiff competition. The...

Freshman football shuts out West Ottawa 19-0

Freshman football shuts out West Ottawa 19-0

September 6, 2019

In a dominant performance, the Rangers beat the Panthers 19-0 at home, bringing their record to a perfect 2-0. This game was once again characterized by stellar defense and explosive offense as the Rangers...

Girls swim and dive team loses to Rockford in first head-to-head

Girls swim and dive team loses to Rockford in first head-to-head

September 2, 2019

The girls swim and dive team lost in a tough one Thursday night, scoring 64 points to Rockford's 120. This was the team's first head-to-head this season, with the next three meets being against several...

Freshman football snags its first win 14-0 against Jenison

Freshman football snags its first win 14-0 against Jenison

August 30, 2019

In their first game of high school football, the freshman football team took care of business, winning 14-0 against Jenison. The team scored all its points in the first half after coming out hot. The...

Girls swim team secures second place in Zeeland sprint meet

Girls swim team secures second place in Zeeland sprint meet

August 28, 2019

The girls swim and dive team had a solid showing in a sprint meet in Zeeland, placing second out of three teams. Zeeland took the win while FHC bested Forest Hills Northern/Eastern. This is the second...

Girls swim and dive secures third consecutive title in the Spartan Relays meet

Girls swim and dive secures third consecutive title in the Spartan Relays meet

August 26, 2019

In its first meet of the year, the girls swim and dive team fought hard, resulting in a rare tie for first place. Midland Dow and FHC shared the title this year, competing against 10 other teams. The win...

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