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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

Litany Gaines

Litany Gaines, Staff Writer

Litany Gaines is a senior entering her first year on The Central Trend. Since she was young, Litany has had a love for words, whether it be reading, writing, poetry, or song lyrics, and she is beyond excited to further her writing skills this year. In her free time, Litany enjoys being outside and spending time with friends along with reading and writing. During her final year in high school, Litany hopes to create many memories and strive to be her best before setting off on her next path in life.

Favorite poet: Sappho

Favorite movie: My Neighbor Totoro or Coraline

Favorite Time: 11:11 am

Her Car: A 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix named Daisy Jones that is somehow still running

 

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Hoziers Unheard EP cover.

Hozier’s EP “Unheard” is filled with breathtaking lyrical artistry

Litany Gaines, Staff Writer April 15, 2024

Hozier's new extended play Unheard is the perfect touch to his already-released album Unreal Unearth. The Unheard EP consists of four late-released songs that go along with the theme of his previous album...

A picture from my trip in Colorado where I was finally free from stress.

The little things – deep breathes

Litany Gaines, Staff Writer April 15, 2024

“Just take a deep breath” I was so sick of hearing those words, people telling me to just breathe, as if breathing would fix everything. As if breathing would fix the suffocating stress that did...

Rainbow Star Bobas in store menu.

Rainbow Star Boba was a much needed addition to the area

Litany Gaines, Staff Writer April 15, 2024

The newest boba shop addition to 28th Street near Thornapple Brewery and our local Culver’s was a much-needed addition to the area. Most boba places require at least a ten to fifteen-minute drive down...

Gorillaz characters with their new looks for the new Cracker Island album.

Gorillaz latest album, Cracker Island, is excellent and a very relaxing listen

Litany Gaines, Staff Writer March 25, 2024

Gorillaz's latest album Cracker Island is an excellent listen that creates a laid-back atmosphere for those listening. Cracker Island is an amazing album falling under the alternative rock, pop, and...

Tobias Forge of Swedish rock band Ghost performs on stage.

Ghosts EP “Phantomime” is an amazing EP of various covers

Litany Gaines, Staff Writer March 19, 2024

Ghosts EP Phantomime is a wonderful collection of various covers that everyone should listen to. Ghosts EP released May 19, 2023, is filled with various rock and pop covers of multiple other musicians....

Kim Dracula performs at Pine Knob Music Theatre on July 26, 2023 in Clarkston, Michigan.

Debut album “A Gradual Decline In Morale” by Kim Dracula is a whimsical disorienting experience

Litany Gaines, Staff Writer March 15, 2024

Kim Dracula’s album A Gradual Decline In Morale is an abnormal mix of genres that gives you a sense of whimsical whiplash while you listen. The twenty-track album was released July 14, 2023, and is...

Boygenius during their True Blue music video.

Boygenius’s album “The Record” is nothing less than a masterpiece

Litany Gaines, Staff Writer March 12, 2024

Boygenius’s latest album release is by far my favorite album I have ever listened to. The band is composed of popular individual musicians Lucy Dacus, Phoebe Bridgers, and Julien Baker. Together, they...

My three favorite styles for the summer.

These protective hairstyles are essential to try this summer

Litany Gaines, Staff Writer March 11, 2024

With warmer weather just around the corner, having the perfect protective hairstyle to fit spring and summer vibes all while protecting your hair is essential.  Protecting your hair is very important,...

Chappell Roans album cover for The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess.

The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess by Chappell Roan is a phenomenal debut album

Litany Gaines, Staff Writer February 27, 2024

The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess by Chappell Roan is an amazing debut album covering her experiences with heartbreak, love, and embracing her queer identity. The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess...

Sleep Tokens lead singer Vessel during a ritual.

Sleep Token’s latest album “Take Me Back To Eden” is a genre-fluid masterpiece

Litany Gaines, Staff Writer February 22, 2024

“Take Me Back To Eden” by the anonymous English rock band Sleep Token is a spectacular conclusion to their trilogy of albums over the years. The band, originally known for their popular song “The...

My favorite trail at one of my favorite places to camp.

The little things – the outdoors

Litany Gaines, Staff Writer February 20, 2024

Nature has become a sort of close friend to me. Although, out of everything in nature, the sun, the trees, and the wind all around have become my favorite confidants. Keeping my secrets with them and never...

Hippie vans had become a statement and way for the youth to rebel against norms in the 70s.

Social media’s self-proclaimed “hippie” hysteria is a problem

Litany Gaines, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

Between social media and just walking around in public, I have seen an increasing amount of patchwork pants that most people would consider part of “hippie” fashion. Seeing this increase in particular...

A picture of me watching the sunset while camping.

The little things – the sunrise

Litany Gaines, Staff Writer February 13, 2024

I used to prefer sunsets. Kisses from the sun dance across their face and around their deep ocean eyes. Their smile could illuminate a whole room. Every time I catch a glimpse of them, my mind is prompted...

The little things -  the snow

The little things – the snow

Litany Gaines, Staff Writer January 11, 2024

I love the snow, but I hate being in it. I find contentment in admiring the snow from afar, appreciating its beauty; I never get too close, for getting too close would cause it to become dirty and tainted...

The Boy and the Heron by Studio Ghibli is an astonishingly created movie

“The Boy and the Heron” by Studio Ghibli is an astonishingly created movie

Litany Gaines, Junior Writer December 19, 2023

Every aspect of “The Boy and the Heron” is a masterpiece. From the astonishing soundtrack to the amazing plot and stunning visuals, Hayao Miyazaki‘s final film before retirement is a masterpiece....

TikTok shop is essentially a virtual mall

TikTok shop is essentially a virtual mall

Litany Gaines, Junior Writer November 29, 2023

I’m sure everyone who has TikTok has noticed the newish shopping feature.  The new addition to TikTok allows creators to sell items and for viewers to purchase items all without having to leave the...

TCTs The Countless Thanks 2023: Litany Gaines

TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2023: Litany Gaines

Litany Gaines, Junior Writer November 21, 2023

To Talitha, for karaoke duets We definitely don't get along most of the time but when we do, we always have a great time. Our dressing up and singing karaoke in my bedroom never fails to bring me happiness....

Winter of Junior year when I first started wearing my hair out

I am learning to love something I once hated

Litany Gaines, Junior Writer November 17, 2023

I hate my hair. Since I was young, other family members who didn’t know better always treated my hair as some sort of anomaly. In my elementary classes, kids would constantly touch my hair and ask...

Kiera Digennaro backpacking on the coast of Washington.

Keira DiGennaro finds backpacking to be worth the experience

Litany Gaines, Junior Writer November 13, 2023

Junior Keira DiGennaro almost died two summers ago. Not too long ago, Keira went on their first backpacking trip with their family to Olympic National Park in Washington. After years of Keira’s dad...

The young indie artists apart of FIZZ

The Secret to Life by FIZZ is a chaotic dream

Litany Gaines, Junior Writer November 9, 2023

FIZZ’s first album is a chaotic chorus of exceptional sounds. The band, FIZZ, composed of four popular artists, just got their start-up this year by releasing their first album on Oct. 27 titled The...

I will always love the ocean

I will always love the ocean

Litany Gaines, Junior Writer November 3, 2023

I love the ocean.  I find the ocean to be one of the most beautiful things in the world. Its outreached touch connects those who are miles and miles apart.  However, as I write this, I realize...

A peaceful moment at Bitter End before the study rush.

Grand Rapids coffee shops offer eclectic and basic drinks, atmosphere, and entertainment

Litany Gaines, Junior Writer October 19, 2023

With chilly autumn days and fall leaves upon us, it is the perfect time of the year to start visiting cute, cozy cafes. They're great for studying or just getting a drink with friends; coffee shops are...

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