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The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central

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The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central

The Central Trend

The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central

The Central Trend

Kiera Kemppainen

Kiera Kemppainen, Copy Editor

Kiera is a senior continuing her writing journey with The Central Trend for a fourth, and final, year. Being on staff for the past few years has been one of her favorite parts of her high school experience. Besides writing, Kiera spends her fall as a part of the FHC varsity golf team and her winter on the ski team. She also has been coaching a youth golf team for the past three summers. For the rest of her time, Kiera likes to be around her family and friends. Kiera looks forward to making the most of her senior year while being part of The Central Trend for the last time.

Favorite book to gatekeep: The Green Glass Sea, by Ellen Klages; it was her fifth-grade book project book that her mom recommended

Current obsession: Headbands

Favorite movie: 10 Things I Hate About You

Has she gotten over hating steak? No, and don't expect her to

All content by Kiera Kemppainen
The color white encompasses every color of my life, from freshman year until now.

The colors of my life: white

Kiera Kemppainen, Copy Editor May 2, 2024

At the end of my freshman year, I defined white as one color of my life. It was the color of my summer, the color of my feelings. It knew me and every other color of my life. This year, I have identified...

The 2024 Met Gala dress code is Garden of Time, so expect to see many florals.

The Met Gala is a star-studded, mysterious event

Kiera Kemppainen, Copy Editor April 26, 2024

I think about the Met Gala far more often than I probably should.  The second that the celebrities disappear into the unknown happenings of the Met Gala, I begin to think about the red carpet for the...

These are some of my favorite custom finds for colleges on Etsy.

Etsy offers the best custom college gear

Kiera Kemppainen, Copy Editor April 25, 2024

All I can think about is college gear: hoodies, t-shirts, pennants, keyboard stickers, and confetti. As I have finally made a decision on college, these thoughts have infiltrated my brain even more....

On Tuesday, I met cream and crimson for the first time, surrounded by stone and trees.

The colors of my life: cream and crimson

Kiera Kemppainen, Copy Editor April 19, 2024

As I reflect back on the main colors of my life, I am just beginning to meet a new pair.  They have been slowly reaching for me. They have known me for years. Streaming through the blood of my relatives,...

A picture taken from the Coachella livestream while Sabrina Carpenter was playing emails i cant send on Friday, April 12, 2024.

Sabrina Carpenter’s Coachella debut was unparalleled

Kiera Kemppainen, Copy Editor April 17, 2024

“Alexa, play the Coachella Main Stage livestream on YouTube,” was the sentence that left my mouth on Friday at 8:55 p.m. Why? One of my all-time favorite artists would be making her Coachella debut...

My most commonly worn headbands provide me a much-needed solution to a bad hair day.

Headbands have become a sort of holy grail for me

Kiera Kemppainen, Copy Editor April 15, 2024

No matter how hard I try, the hair framing my face never sits how I want it to.  It bends back toward my hairline too far up and gives the effect of a man with a receding hairline holding desperately...

Carson Bebout is a familiar face behind the lense of his camera to many FHC students.

Carson Bebout constantly grows his knowledge and love of photography

Kiera Kemppainen, Copu Editor March 27, 2024

Senior Carson Bebout’s passion is photography. However, he knows very little about it. “I don’t know much about photography,” Carson said. “I know enough, but there’s more to learn. It’s...

A few of my top picks for less-traditional, Garden Party/Easter dresses for Prom.

These are my top picks for team “Easter Dress” for Prom

Kiera Kemppainen, Copy Editor March 20, 2024

The world of high school girls is divided: sparkly dress or Easter dress? Walking around school, all I hear about is Prom. Girls are looking for dresses and asking if I have mine, where I got mine,...

A cloudy sky of murky grey similar to the mist that covers my mind.

The colors of my life: murky grey

Kiera Kemppainen, Copy Editor March 15, 2024

I see the world through a vision of blur.  The clouds have covered the sun, though perhaps my mind has done it, not nature herself. Then, the sun comes out, but blurry she is. A murky grey filter has...

My favorite crewneck that I own is my dads old crewneck from Michigan Tech, the likes of which can be found on the websites mentioned.

Vintage is the way to go for college clothing

Kiera Kemppainen, Copy Editor March 13, 2024

I am not committed to a college, yet I keep shopping for my potential schools. But, never from the official school store. I am simply obsessed with any vintage college clothing and utterly repulsed...

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes meets every Friday morning at 7am in the lecture hall. Follow their instagram @fhc_fca to stay updated.

FHC’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes is open to all

Kiera Kemppainen, Copy Editor March 8, 2024

On a typical Friday morning at 7 a.m., senior Eisley Sandefur can be found in the lecture hall with a box of donuts on the front table and chattering voices filling the air. This consistency in Eisley’s...

A photo of one of my old teammates—who I coach with now—and I in our blue jerseys.

The colors of my life: orange and blue

Kiera Kemppainen, Copy Editor March 1, 2024

I first learned of orange and blue in a fit of tears. My mom told me that I would be joining my local PGA Jr. League team; It was the very last thing that I wanted for my summer. I didn’t want to...

These are my top picks for trendy, bright sneakers this spring.

Bright shoes are in for spring

Kiera Kemppainen, Copy Editor February 28, 2024

Through the past year, I have been seeing an influx of colorful sneakers.  Adidas particularly has been largely in the spotlight. I hopped on the colorful shoe trend last fall with a birthday gift...

Old Silver has been watching me for longer than I can remember.

[Photo] The colors of my life: Old Silver

Kiera Kemppainen, Copy Editor February 20, 2024

Old Silver has been watching me for longer than I can remember.

A picture of me and my dog during my last season competing in Ranger Green.

The colors of my life: Ranger Green

Kiera Kemppainen, Copy Editor February 20, 2024

I have been competing and cheering in Ranger Green for as long as I can remember. My brother was already a Ranger by the time I was born. I grew up in the stands of his football games, basketball games,...

The 2024 FIS Junior World Cup Championship took place in France at the end of January and beginning of February.

The coverage of the 2024 FIS Junior World Ski Championships was less than subpar

Kiera Kemppainen, Copy Editor February 14, 2024

From Jan. 27 to Feb. 3, the world’s best under-20 alpine skiers competed in France for the 2024 FIS Junior World Ski Championships.  On the last two days of the competition, the men's and women’s...

The bow trend originated with just hair bows, as seen above, but has morphed into something greater.

The bow trend has gone too far

Kiera Kemppainen, Copy Editor February 12, 2024

I love bows.  I have strands upon strands of ribbon to tie into my hair. I weave long ribbons into my braided hair; I tie a slick back with a bow. I knot a strand around the belt loop of my jeans. And...

Some examples of appropriate heart jewelry that fight the heart-jewelry hate.

Heart-shaped jewelry is cheugy, but these are my exceptions

Kiera Kemppainen, Copy Editor February 7, 2024

Every year around Valentine’s Day, I hear the everlasting debate over heart-shaped jewelry. My TikTok page is flooded with girls begging for no more heart-shaped jewelry. I can understand the appeal...

Kendall Gleason is excited for her future in the pharmacy.

At KCTC, Kendall Gleason follows her life-long dream

Kiera Kemppainen, Copy Editor February 7, 2024

When thinking of pharmacists, one might not think of putting a syringe into a chicken wing. Senior Kendall Gleason, who spends parts of her day in the pharmacy program at Kent Career Tech Center (KCTC),...

One of the greatest places I saw rocky red was at the Valley of Fire in Nevada.

The colors of my life: rocky red

Kiera Kemppainen, Copy Editor January 19, 2024

At seven years old, I met rocky red.  It hid beneath the glistening snow. It pokes its head through the dirt on the mountainside. But I did not yet know how much I would get to see of rocky red. I...

A big group hug with my Goodwillie family a few weeks ago.

The colors of my life: Goodwillie blue

Kiera Kemppainen, Copy Editor January 10, 2024

For the first time in six years, I was home with my family.  Not in my literal home, with my literal family, but it feels the same. I was back with about half of my classmates from Goodwillie Environmental...

Moments before silent whispers turned into the tune of happy birthday in the candles copper glow.

The colors of my life: copper

Kiera Kemppainen, Social Media Manager December 11, 2023

In my life, copper isn’t a color; it’s a place. It’s people. It’s a feeling. It’s a lifetime. It’s a week. I have been lucky enough to get to spend the past two Thanksgiving break weeks...

The cover to Sabrina Carpenters EP, fruitcake, featuring six songs.

Sabrina Carpenter brings originality to Christmas music with fruitcake

Kiera Kemppainen, Social Media Manager December 4, 2023

As the holder of all of my top five songs on Spotify and my second top artist of the year, Sabrina Carpenter is very clearly one of my favorite artists.  I’ve been a fan of hers since performing...

TCTs The Countless Thanks 2023: Kiera Kemppainen

TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2023: Kiera Kemppainen

Kiera Kemppainen, Social Media Manager November 22, 2023

To Mom, for everything that I am Thank you for being my best friend. When I was younger, I didn’t think people were serious when they said your mom would become your best friend. Now, I can’t...

The other Zoey became available to rent or buy on Prime Video on November 10.

The Other Zoey was good, but it could’ve been great

Kiera Kemppainen, Social Media Manager November 16, 2023

I’ve been waiting for The Other Zoey to come out since this summer.  I think I may be the biggest fan of rom-coms, from cheesy, crappy ones like The Kissing Booth to amazing classics like Notting...

The early snow on Halloween began the hot debate of when to start celebrating Christmas.

Christmas-celebrating students are divided over when to begin

Kiera Kemppainen, Social Media Manager November 16, 2023

Among Christmas-celebrating individuals, there is the everpresent conversation of when to start the celebration. For some, like sophomore Lindsey Fortino, the answer seems obvious. “Everyone should...

Senior Mary Holtgreive loves let her creativity flow through crafts and food.

Mary Holtgreive loves to let her creativity go

Kiera Kemppainen, Social Media Manager November 9, 2023

Being an avid baker, senior Mary Holtgreive has had her fair share of successes, as well as failures. “One time, I was trying to make cupcakes,” Mary said. “They had to be filled with cream, but...

Some of the key accessories in my habit of using cherry red as an accent.

The colors of my life: cherry red

Kiera Kemppainen, Social Media Manager November 6, 2023

Cherry red is the color of ladybugs. Every spring, they swarm my windows. Dozens of ladybugs adorn my windowsill. I don’t know where they come from or how they get inside, but without fail, they arrive....

The Nestlé Toll House cookies that I made the other day.

Fall is the perfect time for these cookies

Kiera Kemppainen, Social Media Manager October 30, 2023

When the air turns cold and the leaves lose their green, there is nothing I want more than a warm, fresh-from-the-oven cookie. I love to bake but cannot stand to be working with the oven during the...

The sunrise a few weeks ago in the front of the school.

The colors of my life: red-orange

Kiera Kemppainen, Social Media Manager October 26, 2023

In middle school, I got into an argument with my friend over the color of my shirt. I said it was orange; she said it was red. While it could’ve passed as either, it was definitely a red-orange: too...

Totally Killer stars Kiernan Shipka and was released on Oct. 6 on Prime Video.

Totally Killer made me break my no scary movies policy

Kiera Kemppainen, Social Media Manager October 19, 2023

I absolutely loathe scary movies. I don’t often see joy in jumping on instinct every other second. Purposefully getting myself scared and raising my heart rate to a level is fine for running, but...

A Deadly Invitation is a Spanish mystery movie from Netflix.

A Deadly Invitation was yet another disappointment from Netflix

Kiera Kemppainen, Social Media Manager October 16, 2023

Picture this: you’re mysteriously invited to your sister’s house. You show up to a group of people who are all connected, for both good and bad reasons, from marriage to betrayal. Your sister has yet...

A corner of the sky blue room that has watched over the majority of my life.

The colors of my life: sky blue

Kiera Kemppainen, Social Media Manager October 9, 2023

I am surrounded. It’s everywhere. It’s on my walls, it’s in my veins, it’s in the sky and the lake. It adorns my wardrobe: the furniture and the clothes. It’s in my eyes. Sky blue is everywhere. My...

Christine Byers Martinez is excited for her year at FHC.

Christine Byers Martinez is ready to make the most of her exchange year

Kiera Kemppainen, Social Media Manager October 5, 2023

Most exchange students get assigned a family through a program. This program assigns their state, school, and home for the year. For Christine Byers Martinez, no program was needed. “I didn’t come...

These shoes, bag, and bracelet are perfect ways to tie in this years fall fashion trends to any outfit.

This year’s fall fashion trends add a bold pop to the season

Kiera Kemppainen, Social Media Manager October 2, 2023

Fall is my favorite season. Not because it’s the season of my birthday or because of the bright scenery, but because of the weather and the outfits that come with it. I have been looking forward to...

Neon green is associated with my ski helmet and my time at Copper Mountain last year.

The colors of my life: neon green

Kiera Kemppainen, Social Media Manager September 25, 2023

It was never my favorite color; it still isn’t. It’s too bright and eye-catching, but I associate it with some of my favorite memories. I’ve been wearing a neon green ski helmet for ski racing...

The sulfate-free, paraben-free, silicone-free, dye-free, and cruelty-free shampoo and conditioner that I bought from Love Beauty and Planet.

Are sulfates, parabens, and silicones bad for hair?

Kiera Kemppainen, Social Media Manager September 21, 2023

A few years ago, I discovered a sulfate-free, paraben-free, silicone-free, dye-free, and cruelty-free shampoo and conditioner from Love Beauty and Planet.  The idea instantly enthralled me. Without...

Greta Wilsons wavy hair routine products, plus my recent favorite leave-in conditioner.

Greta Wilson’s wavy hair routine changed my hair

Kiera Kemppainen, Social Media Manager September 19, 2023

If your TikTok "For You" page is anything like mine, you have watched various people try Greta Wilson’s wavy hair routine countless times. In most of these videos that I have seen, the person trying...

A younger me in my carnation pink crown with the princess I used to dress up as.

The colors of my life: carnation pink

Kiera Kemppainen, Social Media Manager September 11, 2023

I learned to ski in a carnation pink helmet. Some of my earliest memories are at Caberfae, with a ski leash on my back and a pink helmet on my head. That helmet stayed with me from my early days on...

Senior Mickey Mehney (number 9) during a lacrosse game over the summer.

Mickey Mehney finds different homes in his two sports

Kiera Kemppainen, Social Media Manager September 7, 2023

Senior Mickey Mehney didn’t always have a home on the team that he is now a captain of. During his freshman year, he felt out of place among the majority of his skiing teammates until he found a friend...

My favorite hairstyles: layered braids (bottom left), crossed braids (right), and a knotted bun (top left).

No more basic braids and slick-backs—it’s time to be original

Kiera Kemppainen, Social Media Manager September 4, 2023

I have been training my hair since I was a kid.  By training, I mean increasing the days between washing my hair. I can go a comfortable three days without washing it by just keeping it dry when I...

In a lilac dress, I tried to remember my younger self.

The colors of my life: lilac

Kiera Kemppainen, Social Media Manager August 28, 2023

As I rifle through a green bin of dresses, I grin. I see a mass of lilac and ribbon. I put it first on myself, then dressed my American Girl doll in a matching one. I place a braided crown of gold on her...

The mountains I know will stay tall and snowy, no matter where my life goes.

A year of silence

Kiera Kemppainen, Staff Writer May 30, 2023

This year, I’ve learned to love the silence, of both my brain and environment. I live in awe of its beauty. There is such peace in being able to sit and exist. Not every moment needs to be filled with...

Josie Nugent dancing in a competetion.

Josie Nugent dances her way through life

Kiera Kemppainen, Staff Writer May 24, 2023

After running off stage during a performance, freshman Josie Nugent was struck with the realization of her mistake. “One time at a dance competition,” Josie said, “I accidentally went off stage...

Some of my favorite pairs from the mentioned Converse collections.

Converse gave their summer collections their all this year

Kiera Kemppainen, Staff Writer May 23, 2023

Though Converse are year-round shoes, their new releases are perfect for this upcoming summer. They’re full of bright colors and patterns, unlike those typically released for colder months. One of...

Sofia Richie Grainge walking down the aisle at her wedding with her father, Lionel Richie.

The wedding of two nepotism babies in France is the dream wedding of today

Kiera Kemppainen, Staff Writer May 15, 2023

Nepotism babies aren’t always fan-favorites in Hollywood. Since nepotism babies have famous parents, it is sometimes assumed that they haven’t had to work as hard for roles and jobs. Sometimes people...

The bowl of pistachios I ate throughout writing this column.

These are my thoughts on pistachios

Kiera Kemppainen, Staff Writer May 8, 2023

I hate pistachios.  They are, by far, one of the stupidest foods. Who would ever want to snack on a type of food that you have to work for? And don’t get me started on the pre-shelled ones. Despite...

Did you see the sunset on this day too, or are we too far apart to share a view?

A love letter to those I’ve never known

Kiera Kemppainen, Staff Writer April 25, 2023

I miss you. I miss you more than the trees miss the sun on a cloudy day, more than they yearn for it during the winter. I miss you more than how badly the grass needs the rain—even more than the sun...

These are my two favorite patterns of Chaco sandals currently.

Step into this summer with new sandals

Kiera Kemppainen, Staff Writer April 17, 2023

A few years ago, I was obsessed with Chaco and Teva sandals. At this time, I was going to overnight camps over my summer break. I never knew what shoes I was supposed to bring when the packing list, year...

The candidates for the 2024 Presidential Election—the people I could be voting for.

What does it mean to be politically active?

Kiera Kemppainen, Staff Writer April 12, 2023

Are you politically active? What does that even mean? In my book, being politically active means being an interested and involved citizen. It means educating yourself about what is going on in the world....

Taylor Swift has started her highly anticipated Eras Tour, as of March 17.

Everything you need to know for The Eras Tour

Kiera Kemppainen, Staff Writer March 20, 2023

Taylor Swift kicked off her long-awaited Eras Tour on Friday, March 17. As soon as the openers hit the stage, my TikTok page was full of people going live at the concert. In the following days, I began...

Morgan Cerny cross-blocking her way down the slalom course on a sunny day.

Morgan Cerny found passion with skis strapped to her feet

Kiera Kemppainen, Staff Writer March 15, 2023

Sophomore Morgan Cerny has big hope for the next years of her ski racing career. “Oh, you know, I'm just going to the Olympics,” Morgan laughs. “I’m joking. I’m hoping next year to maybe get...

My new and old Glossier Balm Dotcoms, though i wish they were both the old style.

Glossier made a mistake with the new Balm Dot Com

Kiera Kemppainen, Staff Writer March 13, 2023

A few months ago, I saw a TikTok of Glossier’s Balm Dotcoms at T.J.Maxx. Naturally, I knew I needed to go to T.J.Maxx that day. I ended up finding the Mint Balm Dotcom. The product I found is in the...

A glass my mom had made when my aunt was diagnosed, filled with a Shirley Temple—yet another pink thing in my life.

Through the eyes of an angel

Kiera Kemppainen, Staff Writer March 7, 2023

Everything is changed. Pink was the color of life. It was Aurora’s dress and that girl from Team Umi-Zoomi’s hair. It was covering my walls and windows and bed. It was happy and bright. It was innocence...

Some of my favorite finds at T.J.Maxx from the brands I search for.

Let’s destroy T.J. Maxx

Kiera Kemppainen, Staff Writer March 6, 2023

If you get any TikToks on your For You Page about T.J. Maxx, you've likely heard the words of Avery Katherine Wood. Wood makes videos about products she finds at T.J. Maxx. She forever opens these videos...

Senior Quinn Brennan, who is sporting his absolute favorite camouflage pants.

The men at FHC embrace their style

Kiera Kemppainen, Staff Writer March 1, 2023

When searching through one of his go-to thrift stores, senior Quinn Brennan found unique pieces of clothing to expand his closet, including a piece from over thirty years ago. “I have a vintage band...

An image of a building in Ukraine following Russian attacks.

Tragedies are not trends

Kiera Kemppainen, Staff Writer February 27, 2023

On Feb. 24, 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine. The Russo-Ukrainian War had been ongoing since 2014, and I had heard nothing of it. But right after the invasion, it was all anyone could talk about. My TikTok...

Some of the highlights of this years Converse Valentines Day disappointment.

I expect more from Converse than this

Kiera Kemppainen, Staff Writer January 30, 2023

Dear Converse, what is this? This year’s Converse Valentine’s Day collection is a compilation of unoriginal shoes. When I initially looked at this drop, I liked it. But as I scrolled through the...

The city never sleeps at night, and neither do I.

There’s no rest for me

Kiera Kemppainen, Staff Writer January 19, 2023

I used to have trouble sleeping.  There were monsters under my bed, in my closet, and outside my windows. My room was too dark. Nightlights filled the gaps of every open outlet. I would lie in bed...

Speaker Kevin McCarthy under his Speaker of the House sign outside his office.

The Speaker of the House election of the 118th Congress is a historical moment

Kiera Kemppainen, Staff Writer January 10, 2023

As of Jan. 7, Kevin McCarthy is the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. It took him 15 rounds of voting to get here. The last time that more than one round of voting was needed to...

Former President Donald Trump is facing a possible trial for his involvement with the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Donald Trump’s possible trials: will they affect his candidacy?

Kiera Kemppainen, Staff Writer January 10, 2023

There are two key events during former president Donald Trump’s time in office: his impeachment trial and the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection of the U.S. capitol. Recently, these two moments are merging into...

Masyn Cole has been horseback riding for years and it has become an integral part of her life.

Masyn Cole finds the feeling of home in a peculiar place

Kiera Kemppainen, Copy Editor December 12, 2022

Stuck in sickness at regionals, or Region 13, it seemed that senior Masyn Cole had no hope left.  “I woke up in the morning, and I started throwing up so much, dry heaving because I didn’t drink...

My tried and true, everyday Converse; neutral yet fun, exactly what I like.

This season’s top Converse picks

Kiera Kemppainen, Copy Editor December 12, 2022

I absolutely love Converse. Yet with a small collection of five pairs (plus my mom’s two pairs), I always reach for the same pair. They’re light green and light gray. The green makes enlargened flower...

My mom showing off a signature down vest fit—with her trending slippers, of course.

I’m starting to trust the vests of the season

Kiera Kemppainen, Copy Editor December 12, 2022

There is no doubt in my mind that this year is the year of the vest. But for some, like my mom, it’s always been the year of the vest. For as long as I can remember, if I wouldn’t want to wear a...

The view from halfway down the hill after a ski racing practice at Copper Mountain, Colorado.

What if the mountains really are calling?

Kiera Kemppainen, Copy Editor November 29, 2022

“The mountains are calling, and I must go.” Yes, I must.  I find peace in the brisk air. It fills my throat with ice after a run. My throat burns as I inhale more and more, trying to slow my heartbeat....

The album cover for Fitz and The Tantrums new album, Let Yourself Free.

Fitz and The Tantrums’ new album made me cringe

Kiera Kemppainen, Copy Editor November 15, 2022

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege to attend the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association (MIPA) Conference with the staff of The Central Trend. During the conference, I attended a review writing class...

Enola Holmes 2 is the sequel to Enola Holmes, which came out two years ago on Netflix.

Enola Holmes 2 brings me back to two years ago

Kiera Kemppainen, Copy Editor November 11, 2022

When the original Enola Holmes movie came out in 2020, I think it’s safe to assume that I wasn’t the only girl getting caught up in a Louis Partridge spiral. While I wouldn’t call it quite an obsession,...

Olivia Thornley has been a part of crew since her freshman year, but is fully focusing on it for her senior year.

Olivia Thornley finds friendships through crew

Kiera Kemppainen, Copy Editor November 10, 2022

Senior Olivia Thornley cannot stay away from the water. After being a part of the swim and dive team at FHC for three years, Olivia left the swim program to fully focus on another aquatic sport: crew. “I...

Some of the members (and founders) of FHC Club Club, after officially beng approved.

FHC Club Club is already making a difference

Kiera Kemppainen, Copy Editor November 10, 2022

Is there any way to develop a club with no set activity for every meeting?  Apparently yes, as junior Sam Wordhouse discovered.  “I was in the [FX] control room with [seniors] Andrew Weiskopf...

These are five dresses from Rent the Runway that I would much prefer to see for school dances, as compared to plain ones.

Homecoming shopping from a hypocrite

Kiera Kemppainen, Copy Editor November 7, 2022

I want to preface this by saying that I am a hypocrite.  I buy my dresses for school dances at Von Maur and Macy’s, and I always attempt to find one at Windsor. My dresses are often plain colors....

The outcome of Proposal 22-3 (Proposal 3) in Michigan will determine reproductive rights within the state.

Proposal 22-3 has the chance to amend the state constitution for reproductive rights

Kiera Kemppainen, Copy Editor November 7, 2022

Opinions expressed in editorials on The Central Trend are the view of the individual writer and are not the opinion of the entire staff of  The Central Trend or the Forest Hills Central staff or administration. Upon...

If my love on sunsets reflecting on the lake isnt already a part of my puzzle, I hope a new piece appears on a table.

A puzzle without a picture

Kiera Kemppainen, Copy Editor October 28, 2022

The pieces of the puzzle are scattered. They litter the entirety of the table that they are sitting on. At one point, portions of other puzzles were thrown in the mix as well. Those pieces have now either...

The light at the end of the tunnel: 100 stories written, who knows how many to go.

Here we are

Kiera Kemppainen, Copy Editor October 14, 2022

These are the words I thought I’d never write. This is my 100th story for The Central Trend.  100 stories written, (nearly) 100 stressful nights spent writing. Two, going on three, years have...

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