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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

Juliana Lieuwen

Juliana Lieuwen, Staff Writer

Juliana is a junior entering her first year on The Central Trend. She loves sunsets and spending time with her rabbit Snickers. When she isn't at school you can find her at 5 High Farms, the place where she rides horses. Juliana is also on the FHC Equestrian team and is busy with that in the fall. She loves to sing and dance to music by Taylor Swift. When she isn't busy with horses or school, she loves drawing, hanging out with friends, and shopping. She is so excited to be writing for The Central Trend this year.

Favorite food: Sushi

Favorite color: Hot Pink

Her pets: Two chickens, one cat, one dog, one bunny

Favorite song: "You Belong with Me" by Taylor Swift

Favorite numbers: 3 and 7

All content by Juliana Lieuwen
The poster for the Guts World Tour.

The Guts World Tour was an experience I wouldn’t trade for anything

Juliana Lieuwen, Staff Writer April 15, 2024

If you were anywhere near me in the week following March 23, you would have only heard me talking about one thing.  The Guts World Tour.  I have been an avid Olivia Rodrigo fan since her album...

A photo of a place where I was able to live in the moment instead of regretting past choices.

My jewelry box: rock

Juliana Lieuwen, Staff Writer April 11, 2024

I am stuck in the clouds but also firmly planted on the ground. I hate cheese but love macaroni and cheese.  I am the loudest in the room but also the quietest.  I am indecisive but also make...

The before and after of Jojo Siwas Instagram account.

Jojo Siwa has entered a whole new era

Juliana Lieuwen, Staff Writer March 27, 2024

Little kids all over the world look up to Jojo Siwa.  Her large, flashy bows and bubbly personality appeal to many children. Her popularity first began when she was only nine years old from the hit...

Daniel has found his passion in computer science.

Daniel Gascon has immersed himself in the world of computer science

Juliana Lieuwen, Staff Writer March 25, 2024

In July of 2023, senior Daniel Gascon attended Grand Valley State University's GenCyber camp which helped to enhance his love for computer science.  The GenCyber program is a cybersecurity camp for...

A collage of photos showing the beauty of nature.

My jewelry box: emerald

Juliana Lieuwen, Staff Writer March 18, 2024

Her peace and peril cancel one another out to create an equilibrium of perfection. Each force works with the other to create something more beautiful and powerful than Man can grasp.  The slightest...

The release poster for the movie Madame Web.

Madame Web was a regrettable film that had so much potential

Juliana Lieuwen, Staff Writer March 7, 2024

80 million dollars.  This is how much was spent on one of the latest movies in Sony Pictures Spider-Man Universe—Madame Web. The film derives from one of Marvel’s comic series, the Madame Webcomic. The...

She and her sister jumping on their beds in the pink room.

My jewelry box: Diamond

Juliana Lieuwen, Staff Writer March 4, 2024

Her whole life revolves around one place.  When she was younger, it was her whole world. She crafted fantasies in her mind here; there didn't seem to be any limits as to what she could do. The glorified...

Jia working at The Broadway Avenue—one of her many jobs.

Students balance their varying work schedules with demanding classes and after-school sports and activities

Juliana Lieuwen, Staff Writer March 4, 2024

Senior Jia Niemeyer has been to more weddings than most: approximately 20.  She is not necessarily attending these because she knows the bride and groom; she is an opening server at The Broadway Avenue,...

My friends and I excitedly awaiting our Culvers Kids Meals.

Culver’s Kids Meals are underrated but should be more commonly consumed

Juliana Lieuwen, Staff Writer February 22, 2024

I am usually a believer in trying new things and getting out of my comfort zone, except when it comes to one thing: Culvers. For the past six years, I have been a regular customer of one of the most...

A collage of photos throughout our friendship.

My jewelry box: rose quartz

Juliana Lieuwen, Staff Writer February 21, 2024

I don't have a childhood best friend.  I have always thought that I was missing out on something. I hear people talking about the person they have known forever. The one that has shared their highest...

Playing tennis gives Hailey something to consistently work at.

From being inspired to doing the inspiring, Hailey Miller always makes time for tennis

Juliana Lieuwen, Staff Writer February 21, 2024

Senior Hailey Miller has a very busy schedule; because of this, she has made it a priority to stay on top of her homework and be organized.  Her schedule consists of playing tennis almost every day...

The view I had on the flight home from Florida.

I flew to Florida on the cheap and didn’t miss the complimentary beverage

Juliana Lieuwen, Staff Writer February 9, 2024

A few weeks ago, I flew on the second-worst-ranked airline—Spirit.  Spirit Airlines is known for its iconic bright yellow plane and is notorious on many different social media platforms for being...

My siblings and I all bundled up for the cold weather.

My jewelry box: pearls

Juliana Lieuwen, Staff Writer February 6, 2024

The translucent hue of a pearl encapsulates many things for me: the brilliant color of Maggie’s coat—the horse I lease—after washing her with quicksilver or the veil atop the ground holding millions...

The various pets of both teachers and students at FHC.

An introduction to the furry and scaled friends of FHC

Juliana Lieuwen, Staff Writer January 31, 2024

Social studies teacher Laura Stiles found herself this Christmas with a half-lit and undecorated Christmas tree. The lack of decor was all thanks to her new puppy, Dexter. He was supposed to be a “Christmas...

My dad and I at the PBR Velocity Tour.

The Professional Bull Riding Velocity Tour was a unique experience that exceeded all of my expectations.

Juliana Lieuwen, Staff Writer January 25, 2024

Eight seconds. That’s how long you must stay on the bull in order to qualify to continue on in the competition.  I recently attended my first-ever Professional Bull Riding (PBR) competition, which...

With the new year comes a plethora of new goals and ideas.

My jewelry box: garnet

Juliana Lieuwen, Staff Writer January 23, 2024

I open my jewelry box and the deep, rich hue of a garnet gem catches my eye: the stone signifies a new beginning, a new month, January.  With a new year comes an abundance of change and new goals....

Ava and her brother on one of their car rides,

Ava Mattson relies on her siblings through hardships in life

Juliana Lieuwen, Staff Writer January 16, 2024

Some siblings have long-lasting rivalries; others have a deep-rooted, enduring bond with one another. Sophomore Ava Mattson and her siblings are the latter.  Whether it is a late-night car drive or...

A jewelry box containing irreplaceable pieces.

My jewelry box: sapphire

Juliana Lieuwen, Staff Writer January 10, 2024

Over the years you have changed. You are not the same as you once used to be. You have morphed and shifted into new exciting forms. You started as a little pink box. When you were opened, a tiny little...

Autumn and I after spending far too much money on these useless items.

The useless pieces of plastic are collecting dust in my basement

Juliana Lieuwen, Junior Writer December 14, 2023

We rush into the store, filled with anticipation at the prospect of purchasing more useless items.  A few moments prior, we had just discovered that Dollar Tree was selling Doorables. These useless...

Senior Lily Zorn has a tightly-knit relationship with her family.

Lily Zorn cherishes the moments spent with her family

Juliana Lieuwen, Junior Writer December 7, 2023

Senior Lily Zorn cherishes the time she gets to spend at her cottage up north.  Her cabin is located in Pentwater, Michigan; she has been going there for around seven years. While at her cabin, Lily...

The movie poster for Leo, which was released on Netflix Nov. 21.

Leo is the perfect feel-good movie

Juliana Lieuwen, Junior Writer December 4, 2023

If you are looking for a cute, feel-good movie with an iconic voice, I have the perfect film for you.  Picture this: a talking and singing lizard (actually a tuatara) voiced by Adam Sandler. What more...

My sister and I when we got back to the pop-up.

A memory is all she has

Juliana Lieuwen, Junior Writer December 1, 2023

A memory is all she has. Soon every moment will be nothing but a glimpse of the past. As time elapses, edges will blur, wrinkles emerge, and colors fade. As she ages, things will change, people will...

TCTs The Countless Thanks 2023: Juliana Lieuwen

TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2023: Juliana Lieuwen

Juliana Lieuwen, Junior Writer November 21, 2023

To Autumn VanSolkema, for being there for me no matter what We met each other beginning of freshman year and have been inseparable since. It was in second-hour choir that our friendship started to foster....

Thanksgiving traditions are important to the people at FHC.

From turkeys to euchre, Thanksgiving traditions can vary for everyone

Juliana Lieuwen, Junior Writer November 17, 2023

Have you ever made a turkey using Chat GPT or won a lottery ticket at your family's annual euchre contest?  These may seem like unconventional Thanksgiving traditions but are important aspects of celebrating...

The release poster for You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah.

You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah left me utterly disappointed

Juliana Lieuwen, Junior Writer November 13, 2023

I was scrolling through YouTube and an edit for a movie I had never heard of came up. It captured my attention and ultimately led to me doing more research on the edit. After further investigation,...

A collage of some of the many photos I took of Oliver.

To my fluffy best friend

Juliana Lieuwen, Junior Writer November 9, 2023

Dear Oliver, You were my fluffy best friend. Your soft, furry hair soothed me while I was at my worst. Your calming energy complemented my chaotic moods. You managed to bring me laughter and joy...

Maggie Balogh was able to brave the move to Michigan, make plenty of new friends, and learn to love it here

Maggie Balogh was able to find her footing at a new school

Juliana Lieuwen, Junior Writer November 2, 2023

Junior Maggie Balogh's unexpected injury ironically allowed her to make new friends.  During Maggie’s freshman year of high school, she was attending a rehearsal for Bandtasia. The water breaks during...

Reading classic books may seem boring but are essential for learning.

FHC’s required classics go from great to painful

Juliana Lieuwen, Junior Writer October 30, 2023

No matter what English classes you take in high school, you are bound to read some of the classics.  Some may describe classic books as “boring” or “too hard to understand,” and while this...

The BIC .7mm mechanical pencil exceeded my expectations

The BIC .7mm mechanical pencil exceeded my expectations

Juliana Lieuwen, Junior Writer October 13, 2023

Pencils are an essential staple of everyday life. Since they are used regularly, why not buy the one that works best for you and your needs? What defines a “good pencil?" Many things can contribute...

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