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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

Mackenzie Yob

Mackenzie Yob, Staff Writer

Mackenzie is entering her second year on staff. Last year, she wrote a few features but primarily specialized in layout. She is a part of both the varsity basketball team and the varsity soccer team. Mackenzie is also a part of student council and the National Honors Society. Outside of school she is a part of the AAU basketball program Pure Basketball. Mackenzie loves The Central Trend because it allows her to have fun while staying involved in many different aspects of school.

  • Favorite thing about being on staff: All of the people
  • Favorite type of story to write: Profiles
  • Extracurriculars/Sports: Basketball, soccer, student council, National Honors Society
  • Hobbies/Interests: Watching sports and participating in them, hanging with friends, going to the cottage, Netflix
  • Favorite book and why: Too many to chose from
  • If it is Friday night, you will most likely find Mackenzie: Playing for the girls basketball team or in the student section for football
All content by Mackenzie Yob
Moments

Moments

May 10, 2016

I finally had the moment this Saturday. I was going to visit my cousins (more like sisters) and other friends that were back in town this weekend. The family I was visiting at the house were people I never...

Jurassic World Lacks Plot but Entertains

Jurassic World Lacks Plot but Entertains

May 4, 2016

In today’s television effects sometimes surpass plots and that was the case in Jurassic World. The dinosaurs established in the film were complex and creative but the plot was simple and lacked sophistication....

Carnival Breeze Impresses with an Array of Accomadations

Carnival Breeze Impresses with an Array of Accomadations

April 18, 2016

Carnival Breeze is the largest ship in the Carnival Fleet, featuring the 24,000 square foot Cloud 9 Spa, Carnival Waterworks pool area, plus expansive dining and entertainment venues. The boisterous Carnival...

Waiting...

Waiting…

March 21, 2016

We spend our lives waiting for Friday, for summer to start, for graduation, for college to start, for “real life” to start, to get our dream job, to meet the love of our life. We spend our lives waiting...

FHC adds new Service Day

FHC adds new Service Day

March 14, 2016

As students prepare to finish the 2016 school year, their seats will be empty for one day in late May. The monotonous day will be no more as the students are thrust into the community to help out with a...

Boys Varsity Basketball looks to Playoffs after losing last regular season game

Boys Varsity Basketball looks to Playoffs after losing last regular season game

March 2, 2016

The boys varsity basketball team traveled to Allendale High School to face the Falcons in their last regular season game on March 2. The outcome was a 66-79 loss, despite the Rangers going into halftime...

Fuller House attempts a reboot but lacks potential

“Fuller House” attempts a reboot but lacks potential

February 29, 2016

What once was fresh, bright, and blonde has wilted and dimmed. What happened to that one house in San Francisco? The place that, some 29 years ago, swaddled us in sincerity as three men left their lives...

Whats going to change?

What’s going to change?

February 22, 2016

As my sister and I turned right onto the empty suburban street I looked up and saw the house that raised me for ten years: 6545 Witherbee, Ada, Michigan, 49301. The stained red brick seemed to be slowly...

JV Boys Basketball team goes 33-0

JV Boys Basketball team goes 33-0

February 16, 2016

Last year during the winter basketball season, the attention was solely on the varsity boys basketball team, as they completed an undefeated regular season. But as that season ended there was still another...

Beyonce and Bruno Steal The Show at Super Bowl 50

Beyonce and Bruno Steal The Show at Super Bowl 50

February 8, 2016

There’s no question in my mind that Beyonce stole Super Bowl 50’s halftime show from its headline act, Coldplay. Coldplay started out with their big hit, Viva La Vida, and the crowd noise drowned...

Shades of Blue Review

Shades of Blue Review

February 1, 2016

Every year there’s an array of new cop shows that either fail completely or continue you on to other seasons with a following. However, it is rare to see a TV show with such an idolized lead. In this...

Carol Sprys: Holding FHC Athletics Together

Carol Sprys: Holding FHC Athletics Together

January 21, 2016

Posters of different sports teams hang all around the walls, All-Conference pictures are hung, on the desk sits a bowl of tootsie rolls with the sign that reads ‘Take one.’ The final piece of the...

The Royals Review

The Royals Review

January 15, 2016

No one was expecting The Royals to be a thought-provoking, Emmy-winning drama. E! is known as the network that brought us the Kardashians and endless red-carpet arrivals. It had yet to dive into the world...

Forget Me

Forget Me

December 17, 2015

“Forget me.” That was the final message Abby Wambach gave to fans as she stepped off of the field for the last time.  Wambach is thought to be the one one of the best, if not the best, female soccer...

The Little Mermaid: FHC Theater Goes Under the Sea

The Little Mermaid: FHC Theater Goes Under the Sea

December 15, 2015

Two years ago FHC Theater put on a production of The Beauty and the Beast. The Disney classic brought enormous crowds and exceptional success, inspiring the rumors of an added show. They followed up this...

Senior Josh Ball Swims, Bikes, and Runs Past the Competition

Senior Josh Ball Swims, Bikes, and Runs Past the Competition

December 10, 2015

There are many athletes in the world. Some swim, some bike, some run, but some elite athletes do all three. Senior Josh Ball is one of these athletes. He participates in triathlons, which bring together...

Mockingjay Part 2 delivers satisfying conclusion to record-breaking series

“Mockingjay Part 2” delivers satisfying conclusion to record-breaking series

December 3, 2015

Three years ago, we started following the life of Katniss Everdeen when she volunteered to participate in her country's sadistic Hunger Games, sacrificing herself by taking her sister's place. Her every...

My Fight Your Fight

My Fight Your Fight

November 19, 2015

Ronda Rousey isn’t just the most recognizable women in the UFC, she is is arguably one of the most recognizable athletes in the world today. It’s no exaggeration to say that Rousey has become a global...

For the Love of the Game: Five FHC Seniors Sign to play Collegiate Sports

For the Love of the Game: Five FHC Seniors Sign to play Collegiate Sports

November 18, 2015

Dreams came true yesterday as five FHC seniors signed to play collegiate sports. The signing took place in the gym lobby where families, friends, and coaches watched as each athlete signed their letter...

Building My Brick House

Building My Brick House

November 6, 2015

Overtime had come to a close and the score was 58-64. We were 58. I was upset but more angry. I knew practice the next day was going to be terrible but at that point I didn’t care. I was too disappointed...

Forest Hills Field Hockey Reaches State Semi-Finals

Forest Hills Field Hockey Reaches State Semi-Finals

October 29, 2015

Although Forest Hills Field Hockey defeated Grosse Pointe North 2-0 Tuesday to advance to the Division II field hockey semifinals, the score did not reflect how much they dominated the game. Going into...

Painting Over the Past

Painting Over the Past

October 27, 2015

A year has passed, and room 235 looks significantly different. The variety of colors from many student-painted bricks on the walls are no longer there, with white walls in their place. The room was occupied...

Quantico Exceeds Expectations

Quantico Exceeds Expectations

October 15, 2015

Last year, ABC made the decision to cancel its thriller Revenge. It had been on for 4 seasons and had filled the Sunday 10 o’clock time slot for 3 years. When it ended, there was a hole in their schedule...

Ranger Tennis Aces First Part of Season

Ranger Tennis Aces First Part of Season

October 9, 2015

On October 8, FHC's boy's tennis team went through all 8 of their flights without losing a match. Some were massive, and quite remarkable against some pretty tough competition. Senior Tim Spurlin went...

The logo for Project 64, or Drawing Children into Reading, which has been implemented at elementary schools in Forest Hills.

Picture This: Project 64 Draws Children into Learning

October 1, 2015

In fall of 2011, Thornapple Elementary learning consultant Sue Laurie picked up a copy of the Michigan Reading Journal and saw something that sparked her interest. She had an idea to submit a grant. “I...

Firehouse Review

Firehouse Review

September 24, 2015

When I found out a Firehouse Subs was being put in front of Meijer, I was angry. I wanted a cool new place, not another sub shop. I’ve had my fair share of Jimmy Johns, Subway, and Blimpie, and I wasn’t...

What Inspires You?

September 17, 2015

Inspiration is something everyone looks for in their lives. It’s something that keeps people going and allows you to succeed. Inspiration comes to different people in different ways. For me, my inspiration...

Varsity Volleyball Looks to Seniors to Lead

Varsity Volleyball Looks to Seniors to Lead

September 7, 2015

Last year the Volleyball team was beaten by Lowell in the district semis who they had beaten a week before. That loss stills looms in the minds of the all-senior starting lineup. Senior Captain Mary Westover...

Rugby Team Looks to Build for the Future

Rugby Team Looks to Build for the Future

June 5, 2015

  Super Bowl. NBA Finals. World Series. US Open. Masters.   These championships are some of the United States most watched television programs because these are some of the most commonly...

For the Love of the Game

For the Love of the Game

June 3, 2015

  As the snow starts to melt, many high school athletes begin the transition from winter sports to spring sports. For junior Amber Cargill this was not; instead of her usual move from skiing to...

Brandon Chase: Shining a Light on FHC Theater

Brandon Chase: Shining a Light on FHC Theater

May 28, 2015

Lights, camera, action. Everyone has heard these words at one point in their life, but junior Brandon Chase lives them as well. Chase is currently head of the tech team for the FHC’s theater department....

Planting the Seeds of Generosity

Planting the Seeds of Generosity

May 28, 2015

Setting another plant into the soil, senior Maggie Scannell does what she has been doing for most of her life: helping others. Scannell is a devoted volunteer that gives her time to the community in many...

Criminal Minds: My name is Mackenzie Yob and Im addict.

Criminal Minds: My name is Mackenzie Yob and I’m addict.

May 26, 2015

Hi, my name is Mackenzie Yob and I’m an addict. It first started about August 17, 2014. You may ask how do I know the specific date? Because that was the day all 9 seasons of Criminal Minds were put...

Students are Not Professional Athletes

Students are Not Professional Athletes

May 26, 2015

The athletes of colleges are mostly just like every other student. Yes, many of them have matching coats and backpacks or specific Nike shoes, but aside from these distinguishing clothes and their large...

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