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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

Lucy Yoder

Lucy Yoder, Junior Writer

Lucy is a senior entering her first year writing for The Central Trend. She has been entertained and positively in love with writing and reading for as long as she can remember and cannot wait to expand and improve her writing further. Lucy runs varsity track for her school and has been involved with club track over the years as well. As senior year starts and concludes all too quickly, Lucy strives to create millions of memories, all comprised of her favorite things: friends, sunshine, running, and her adorable puppy, Jackie.

Favorite artist: Taylor Swift, without a doubt

Favorite soccer team: FC Barcelona

Car: 2005 Lexus GX470 named Lucifer

Favorite place she's been: Galápagos Islands

All content by Lucy Yoder
The iconic skyline dominates the background of my picture at the Statue of Liberty

We are all just dreamers

Lucy Yoder, Junior Writer December 6, 2023

First of all, above anything, it is still a city of dreamers. Many old American towns have relinquished their yearning crowns, that faint spark that promised to preserve, treasure, and cherish the ambitions...

Michigans snowy roads prove to be tricky to traverse through in the winter.

As winter approaches, licensed students will have to battle Michigan’s treacherous conditions

Lucy Yoder, Junior Writer December 5, 2023

Senior Parker Ludwig has had difficulties in the past with driving in the winter. The event went something like this: the neighborhood roads were slightly slick with ice, and his car turned too quickly...

The cover of my dads I What a Dog book

I what a dog

Lucy Yoder, Junior Writer November 28, 2023

I What a Dog by Kevin Yoder ~ Bursley School   ~ 1978 ~ Mrs. McKellar  ~ 1st Grade “I’d like a dog,” said Tim. “No,” said mom.  Dad came home. “What’s wrong Tim?” “I what a...

TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2023: Lucy Yoder

TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2023: Lucy Yoder

Lucy Yoder, Junior Writer November 20, 2023

My family- the best team I love every moment and gathering together. Our Fourth of July trips, getting absolutely demolished while tubing, playing left-right-center with our baby Jesus—all of...

Netflixs documentary series Beckham was fascinating from start to finish

The Netflix series Beckham explores the profound details of David Beckham’s life in an unforgettable documentary

Lucy Yoder, Junior Writer November 16, 2023

Ever since the 2022 World Cup, I have become a passionate soccer fan. Once I started to understand the gravity behind the sport and the sense of unity that soccer provided for fans, players, and teams,...

Chloe Flowers-Stiles loves expanding her palette by trying new and unique foods

Chloe Flowers-Stiles has learned a lot about herself through food

Lucy Yoder, Junior Writer November 14, 2023

Junior Chloe Flowers-Stiles establishes a happy lifestyle by simply doing what she loves most: eating food. Apart from indulging in her typical three meals a day, Chloe also explores her cultivated...

The goose with the broken neck: we all have our family heirlooms

The goose with the broken neck: the one secret that everyone knows

Lucy Yoder, Junior Writer November 7, 2023

The object is a once-shattered scrap of white ceramic adorned with bulbous flower decals. A fluffy pink pom-pom is smushed between the bird’s tapered face and the rest of its broken body: a filler for...

Sevilles Plaza de España is one of many attractions that makes the city alluring for abroad students

Studying abroad: the opportune experience to create memories and learn about life

Lucy Yoder, Junior Writer November 2, 2023

My dad has recounted his experience in Guadalajara, Mexico, countless times. As a part of the study abroad program at Grand Valley State University, he flocked to the heart of Jalisco for an entire...

From top to bottom: seniors Jiya Patel, Joey Sitarski, and Hannah Levering pose for their senior pictures

Senior photos are a memorable way to capture the bittersweet end of an era

Lucy Yoder, Junior Writer October 31, 2023

Senior year is a year of finalities.  It is a year of decisions, an era of scattered jubilation and strain, and, most importantly, it is an age of bittersweet memories.  Capturing the essence of...

Although the SAT is now digital, the process remained paper and pencil for nearly a century

The SAT destroys students’ self-esteem and instills unhealthy comparisons

Lucy Yoder, Junior Writer October 24, 2023

I was hunched in the corner of the girl’s locker room, tears flowing freely down my face as I sobbed into my phone. I should have been outside on the track, warming up before one...

Fourth Wings captivating plot and deep characters made it a top fantasy book

Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros shattered my reading slump

Lucy Yoder, Junior Writer October 17, 2023

Reading slump is real. Arguably, it is one of the most hopeless feelings in the creative world, contending only with the devastating spell of writer’s block. Writer’s block is controllable, something...

My friend and I moments before entering the Taylor Swift concert

Passion isn’t overrated

Lucy Yoder, Junior Writer September 22, 2023

My friends say that I spontaneously combust. Spontaneous combustion is when a piece of organic matter—damp hay, coal, lawn clippings—bursts into flames with no apparent cause. It's instant combustion....

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