• Exams for freshmen through juniors will be Friday June 4th, Monday June 7th, and Tuesday June 8th
  • Tuesday June 8th is the last day of school for freshmen through juniors
  • FHC Graduation is the on evening of Monday, May 17

The Central Trend

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Krystal Koski , Social Media Manager

Krystal is a junior entering her second year on staff. As a part of the Forest Hills Central Rowing Team for the past three years, she hopes to continue this passion into college. Krystal is in charge of all-things social media when it comes to the Trend, and plans on continue working for The Central Trend all throughout high school, and is excited to see what this year will bring.

  • Favorite part of being on the TCT: Constantly being able to improve my writing skills and bring what I learn with the Trend into my other classes.
  • Favorite book: Catcher in the Rye, because the unreliability of Holden as a narrator and the storyline in general is fascinating to me.
All content by Krystal Koski
Humans of FHC: Daci Funaro

Humans of FHC: Daci Funaro

May 22, 2018

"Seeing how I've matured from the beginning of freshman year to now has been incredible. It's weird now that I'm a sophomore-- almost. I've finally adjusted to how high school works, and I've tried some...

“Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life” is the perfect prerequisite to summer music

May 21, 2018

As the seniors are granted the freedom from high school’s grasps, I, a junior, sit in class, itching for that same blissful ability to simply let go. My brain continues to check out for the next few...

Eliminating the lightweight rowing category is a big mistake

Eliminating the lightweight rowing category is a big mistake

May 10, 2018

From the months of January to June my mind is almost always occupied -- whether it be with random facts regarding my upcoming tests or what time I need to wake up the next morning to get to school on time,...

Humans of FHC: Fadwa Kamari

Humans of FHC: Fadwa Kamari

May 8, 2018

"So Megan Piontkowsky found this prom dress on Etsy that she absolutely loved. It was kind of expensive, but the main reason she couldn't get it was because the shipping time was about six weeks, and prom...

Hypebeasts - Preview Q&A

Hypebeasts – Preview Q&A

May 7, 2018

Film: Hypebeasts Producers: Brendan Wendlandt, Jake Lendrink, Daniel Deindorfer, and Will Cammell *Quotes by Brendan Wendlandt* 1. What’s your film about? "Our film is about two lovable,...

“All My Love” was released at the wrong time

May 3, 2018

As the weather haphazardly transitions from winter to spring, I have been attempting to craft my spring playlist -- chocked full of indie pop and upbeat summer-esque tunes. Desperately searching for anything...

Humans of FHC: Lydia Vanderiet

Humans of FHC: Lydia Vanderiet

April 25, 2018

"So far, my favorite part [of freshman year] has been adjusting to high school and getting to know what I have to do to get good grades and make new friends. I like learning how to take care of all my...

Toddler Three-year-old tries out his new bike

Take advantage of the training wheels you have while they’re there

April 19, 2018

At this point in their lives, a majority of high school students have been required to maintain a high level of maturity and independence. Parents often act as training wheels to catch their children in...

Junior Danielle Rapeyko branched out and found success

Junior Danielle Rapeyko branched out and found success

April 17, 2018

As she sits surrounded by various brushes, mirrors, and products, junior Danielle Rapeyko ponders the "look" she wants to achieve. After finally deciding, she begins to work on her canvas: her face. "I...

Social protest vs. propaganda: what's effective and why commentary is necessary

Social protest vs. propaganda: what’s effective and why commentary is necessary

March 22, 2018

Throughout my time as a high-school student, each of my English courses have featured novels, poems, short stories, and articles written in response to social and political happenings of the time. Typically,...

ASL will be adding goalball to it's curriculum thanks to $1020 grant

ASL will be adding goalball to it’s curriculum thanks to $1020 grant

March 20, 2018

As freshman Hannah Fife tirelessly researched deaf-blind schools around the country, she was unaware of the fact that her work would help bring a new sport to FHC. As it turns out, the Virginia School...

Humans of FHC: Lauren Mittlestadt

Humans of FHC: Lauren Mittlestadt

March 13, 2018

"My mom surprised my sister and me by taking us to see Ed Sheeran in Chicago. I used to live in Chicago, so that was an added bonus, and I had wanted to see him for ages so I was really excited. It was...

My Friend Dahmer gives interesting insight into the early life of Jeffrey Dahmer

My Friend Dahmer gives interesting insight into the early life of Jeffrey Dahmer

March 8, 2018

Jeffrey Dahmer became a household name in a way unlike Pablo Picasso or Michael Phelps did. His name appeared in national news not for fantastic works of art or breaking world records, but instead for...

Junior Bri Peplinski has grown through her job at Heather Hills

Junior Bri Peplinski has grown through her job at Heather Hills

March 6, 2018

Among the many tables in the Heather Hills dining hall stands junior Bri Peplinski, carefully waiting on the many residents. Although it's just an ordinary waitress job, it has affected Bri in ways she...

Humans of FHC: Megan Stockenauer

Humans of FHC: Megan Stockenauer

February 27, 2018

"I went to Cannonsburg with a few friends, and it was my first time snowboarding. I had just gotten back from Spring Hill, so I was really tired but still wanted to go. I was doing pretty well, and I had...

Hannah Wordhouse found confidence through cross country

Hannah Wordhouse found confidence through cross country

February 24, 2018

With dozens of other high schoolers gathered around the start line, freshman Hannah Wordhouse stands, takes a deep breath and awaits the starting signal. As she progresses through her race, she enjoys...

It's okay to be a dumb teenager

It’s okay to be a dumb teenager

February 14, 2018

When I was in 6th grade, I was allowed to be at my house unsupervised for the first time. I was honored to have obtained that trust from my parents, and I took the responsibility very seriously. It was...

Humans of FHC: Grace Clinger

Humans of FHC: Grace Clinger

February 12, 2018

"I love [senior] Grace Cool because she has always been one of the most positive role models in my life. She puts a lot of care into everything she does-- no matter what she's doing, she's working hard....

A new standardized test, the NAEP, makes its way to FHC

A new standardized test, the NAEP, makes its way to FHC

February 5, 2018

After spending junior year taking various standardized tests, seniors relish in the fact that their days of sitting in an empty classroom agonizing over the SAT are over. However, for 50 randomly selected...

EDEN's debut album encompassed indie-alternative pop

EDEN’s debut album encompassed indie-alternative pop

January 31, 2018

After an approximate two year hiatus, Irish indie-alternative artist, EDEN has resurfaced, releasing his first full-length album: vertigo. As a massive fan of his previous EP, i think you think too much...

Kevin Wang is enjoying familiar activities all while broadening his horizons

Kevin Wang is enjoying familiar activities all while broadening his horizons

January 29, 2018

As Kevin Wang anxiously walks up to the stage, his mind is racing at a million miles per minute. Never before has he done anything that requires this type of skill set; his mind is typically used to program...

Humans of FHC: Holly Ford

Humans of FHC: Holly Ford

January 22, 2018

"A lot of things pushed me to try out for the musical. I tried out before, and I didn't make it. I kind of knew I wasn't going to make it-- the last time I tried out it was for The Little Mermaid, and...

The Steve Bannon investigation is a wake-up call

The Steve Bannon investigation is a wake-up call

January 17, 2018

This week, my brain has been spinning with tidbits about Russia. However, these pertained mostly to Russian literature-- 20th-century Russian literature, to be exact. My brain was (and still is) swimming...

Humans of FHC: Rachel Cooper

Humans of FHC: Rachel Cooper

January 16, 2018

"My mom is very interesting. She works a lot; she works very hard. She's very generous, and she wants me and my brothers to be very independent and responsible. She's really supportive of us, but she always...

Humans of FHC: Alexis Dillard

Humans of FHC: Alexis Dillard

January 10, 2018

"I like to have fun and not really worry about the little things as much. I focus on my friends and being happy, and that's what gets me through my day. Especially around the holidays, I love hanging out...

Freshman Delaney Michalski found a passion from a unique adventure out West

Freshman Delaney Michalski found a passion from a unique adventure out West

January 8, 2018

When freshman Delaney Michalski arrived in San Francisco this past summer, she was bracing herself for a mellow, melancholy trip. As it turns out, this trip would incite a new passion-- one that may lead...

Billie Eilish is rivaling Lorde with her EP

Billie Eilish is rivaling Lorde with her EP “dont smile at me”

January 3, 2018

Intensity. Billie Eilish has released her first EP dont smile at me at fifteen, and needless to say, it's impressive. Produced by her brother, Finneas Oa��Connell, dont smile at me perfectly encompasses...

2017: a year in review

2017: a year in review

January 1, 2018

This year, we saw a transfer of power, devastating natural disasters, a horrific mass shooting, and a variety of other major events. I've compiled a few of my opinions on the events that had the greatest...

I'm moving too fast

I’m moving too fast

December 20, 2017

About two weeks ago, my mother officially moved into her new home. Although it's a tad bit farther than is convenient for me, this quaint log cabin in the middle of nowhere feels more like home than our...

FHPS Superintendent Dan Behm dips his toe in a different position

FHPS Superintendent Dan Behm dips his toe in a different position

December 12, 2017

Friday, Dec. 8 was a typical day in the athletic office. Students passed through as they pleased, grabbing forms or fun-sized candies throughout the day. Everything was normal; that is, except for the...

Valued English teacher Rick Lanning retires after over 40 years of teaching

Valued English teacher Rick Lanning retires after over 40 years of teaching

December 6, 2017

After approximately 40 years in the teaching world, beloved English teacher Rick Lanning has decided to retire. One of the most venerable teachers at FHC, Lanning was held to a high standard by his...

Humans of FHC: Julia Beaumont

Humans of FHC: Julia Beaumont

December 4, 2017

"This year for Halloween, my friend Rachel and I decided to be Thing 1 and Thing 2. Rachel's mom decided to make the costume for us, and apparently, a few days after we asked her mom to make the costumes,...

I have a messy room

I have a messy room

November 29, 2017

My room is messy. Messy is an understatement, to be honest. Trashed is a better word. However, the point is I cannot maintain a tidy room for the life of me. Why does this have any relevance? I...

Sia's debut Christmas album, Everyday Is Christmas, deviates from the holiday norm

Sia’s debut Christmas album, Everyday Is Christmas, deviates from the holiday norm

November 26, 2017

Amidst the holiday season, the tried tunes of the season ring in our ears nonstop. Frankly, no matter how jolly or joyful they may be, hearing the same songs for ten (or more) years straight gets a little...

During Thanksgiving dinner debates, piping down is not always the best option

During Thanksgiving dinner debates, piping down is not always the best option

November 22, 2017

Nearly everyone can relate to the overwhelming dread of political talks with normally-estranged family members around the holiday season. Specifically, Thanksgiving is infamous for the all-out brawls between...

Sophomore Hailee Sincerbeaux finds continuities in her constantly changing life

Sophomore Hailee Sincerbeaux finds continuities in her constantly changing life

November 20, 2017

Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, California, Texas, and Michigan. Sophomore Hailee Sincerbeaux has already lived in all of these states and has enjoyed her unique experiences in all of them....

I've hit the wall

I’ve hit the wall

November 13, 2017

I've stumbled upon the dark ages. Each day has become a drag, every action is a chore, and each week becomes more trying on my seemingly worn soul. I somehow manage to hit this wall every year....

The theater department is highlighting the fact that we are all Rangers

The theater department is highlighting the fact that we are all Rangers

November 8, 2017

We are all Rangers. The FHC student body, a notably supportive community, is united through the successes of their peers. As we have seen, the FHC football team is progressing through the playoffs...

Stranger Things 2 answers any and all questions

Stranger Things 2 answers any and all questions

November 6, 2017

We waited one year, three months, and twelve days. On October 27, the hit Netflix original series, Stranger Things, released its subsequent season. Fans had high expectations for this addition to the...

TCT's The Countless Thanks: Day 3 - Krystal Koski

TCT’s The Countless Thanks: Day 3 – Krystal Koski

November 3, 2017

Hannah Richardson - for being the most positive person out there Whether I see you in the hallways or in class, you always have something nice to say. A comment made about my bangs always looking great...

It's Family Promise week-- step up and donate

It’s Family Promise week– step up and donate

November 2, 2017

FHC has worked hand-in-hand with Family Promise for years now. This organization helps house and support homeless families to assist them in finding a new home, but they can't do so without some help....

Freshman Theresa Mathis is embracing a tough change

Freshman Theresa Mathis is embracing a tough change

November 1, 2017

Transitions. Whether they happen at a young or old age, transitions make for a taxing emotional experience. Change is a natural course of life, yet the process is never truly integrated within us....

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Overcommitment isn’t always detrimental

October 30, 2017

Stretched too thin. At least once in one's high school career, there will come a time where everything hits at once. The classes, the job, the responsibilities -- it all piles up. There's too much...

Math teacher Daniel Garbowiz brings the Math Club to FHC

Math teacher Daniel Garbowiz brings the Math Club to FHC

October 26, 2017

Sophomore Tommy Hendricks sits attentively at his desk, the gears in his brain beginning to turn. It's a Tuesday afternoon in Room 223, and the Math Club is working proactively to solve problems of high...

Lightfast Coffee supplies a minimalist and welcoming environment

Lightfast Coffee supplies a minimalist and welcoming environment

October 23, 2017

With a million and one things on my to-do list, I knew I had to go someplace where I could focus in order to complete all my assignments. Desperately trying to avoid a late night, I scoured the Internet...

A goodbye to my coach

A goodbye to my coach

October 16, 2017

There are too many things to say. When people asked what had me in hysterics this weekend and I responded with, "My coach isn't coming back next season," I received a variety of responses. An overwhelming...

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Senior Emma Yoder’s generosity is unparalleled

October 11, 2017

With seventy-five donut holes in hand, senior Emma Yoder arrives at FHC with intents to brighten people's day. After beginning a tentative "Donut Friday" routine during her junior year, she decided to...

Seeking help doesn't take away from anyone else

Seeking help doesn’t take away from anyone else

October 9, 2017

We all experience the frustrations that life throws at us daily. Where they fall on a scale of intensity, however, is where there is a deviation. For some, it's a battle to get themselves out of bed each...

My response to the Las Vegas shooting

My response to the Las Vegas shooting

October 3, 2017

How many people have to die before we open our eyes? Stephen Paddock was a 64-year-old poker player who, while staying Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, fired a gun from his window upon people in attendance...

“The Story of Us” hits the bar of excellence

October 2, 2017

Expectations were set high for indie-pop artist Quinn XCII after producing hit after hit for the past two years. His most recent release, The Story of Us, leaves no room for disappointment, each track...

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