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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

Maddie Yob

Maddie Yob, Staff Writer

Maddie is entering her second year on staff, as a staff writer. This past year, Maddie primarily focused on layout and photoshop. She was the captain of the equestrian team and also participates in 4-H, and the girls varsity basketball team. She currently volunteers at a summer camp called Branch Adventures and is an active member in the Kent County Horse Leadership Board. Maddie got involved with journalism her sophomore year and has enjoyed participating and getting to know all of the amazing staff members.

  • Favorite thing about being on staff: the people
  • Favorite type of story to write: Columns/Profiles
  • Extracurriculars/Sports: Varsity basketball, Equestrian team, 4H
  • Hobbies/Interests: reading, running, horses
  • Favorite book and why: Along For the Ride, a very interesting book with complicated plot. It also teaches very valuable lessons that can be used in everyday life.
  • If it is Friday night, you will most likely find Maddie: at a sporting event or hanging out with friends
All content by Maddie Yob
Countless Countdowns Come To A Close

Countless Countdowns Come To A Close

May 12, 2016

For me, the end of senior year is here, and it is such a weird mix of emotions. I never thought the end of high school would come; but, at the same time, part of me felt like it was this tremendous countdown....

Marissa Murphy to be Inducted into FHC Athletic Hall of Fame

Marissa Murphy to be Inducted into FHC Athletic Hall of Fame

May 11, 2016

This Friday, there will be an annual FHC Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Marissa Murphy has the honor to be inducted this year for her past accomplishments.  TCT sat down for a Q and A with...

Q and A with Sophomore Soccer Commit Natalie Lunt

Q and A with Sophomore Soccer Commit Natalie Lunt

May 5, 2016

Last week, sophomore Natalie Lunt committed to Indiana University for soccer.  Maddie Yob, TCT writer, sat down with Natalie to ask a few questions.   Q:How long have you been playing soccer? A:I've...

Late Night Food Review

Late Night Food Review

April 20, 2016

It's late.  You're hungry.  Time for a late-night run for some food.  Here are your top choices:   IHOP- The International House of Pancakes is known for just that: their pancakes. But...

Chad Scholten Brings APES alive for Students

Chad Scholten Brings APES alive for Students

March 25, 2016

For AP Environmental teacher Chad Scholten, the environment is not something that leaves his mind when he enters and exits the building here at FHC. Helping the environment is something that he lives and...

Ways to Motivate Yourself to Work Out

Ways to Motivate Yourself to Work Out

March 17, 2016

We are now in that phase of the year where the snow melts and the flowers begin to bloom. With the start of spring and the nearing of spring break, some begin turn to workouts as a way to feel better...

Dexter Review

Dexter Review

March 10, 2016

Anybody who knows me well knows that I’m addicted to Netflix. It’s a known problem and it probably should be fixed before I go to college. But that's a problem to fix at a later time, as I have lately...

Taking Back Time

Taking Back Time

March 3, 2016

There comes a time in everyone's life when they hear the overused cliche “The trouble is you think you have time” or some other overused time phrase that haunts many as they reach each a different...

Drama makes The Bachelor worth watching

Drama makes “The Bachelor” worth watching

February 26, 2016

Many TV shows these days are predictable, easy to follow, and eventually the viewers seem to lose interest. There is one show, however, that seems far more entertaining than the everyday soap opera or...

Alex Horman Commits to Albion College for Swimming

Alex Horman Commits to Albion College for Swimming

February 19, 2016

After many years of hard work and dedication, senior swimmer Alex Horman has decided to further her academic and swimming career at Albion College. “I started swimming when I was in 6th grade,”...

The Sad Reality of High School Friendship

The Sad Reality of High School Friendship

February 11, 2016

The third day of second semester, Mr. Pierce got up in front of my first hour psychology class and questioned us about what we did last night. After a class discussion, he proceeded to tell us that on...

Nine FHC Students Sign to Play Collegiate Sports

Nine FHC Students Sign to Play Collegiate Sports

February 4, 2016

On Wednesday, February 3, 9 FHC students signed to participate in sports at the collegiate level. After the signing, we asked them a couple of questions.   Mackenzie Yob Basketball, Albion...

Senior-Laden Gymnastics Team Vaults Itself Towards Success

Senior-Laden Gymnastics Team Vaults Itself Towards Success

January 22, 2016

Looking into the winter sports season, one sport is hiding in the background and does not  get the credit it should. This is the Forest Hills gymnastics team, who has been achieving their goals and beating...

Greys Anatomy Review

Grey’s Anatomy Review

January 18, 2016

Watching Netflix has always been one of my favorite hobbies, but recently since I have started rewatching Grey’s Anatomy it has become a real addiction. You might see me in the hallway looking rough...

Underappreciated but Overachieving: Ranger Equestrian

Underappreciated but Overachieving: Ranger Equestrian

December 15, 2015

Basketball, football, soccer; the most common sports played in the United States. Although these sports are very popular here at FHC they may not be the most successful. There are many sports that have...

The Value of 6 Crackers

The Value of 6 Crackers

December 11, 2015

Pulling up to Kids' Food Basket, it looks like a regular office building, a building that  doesn’t seem special. The building itself might not be anything unique, but the organization inside truly is....

Q&A with Model UN Best Delegates

Q&A with Model UN Best Delegates

December 3, 2015

After the recent Model UN conference, GLIMUN, three FHC students, Kate Kovachevich, Ryley Olson, and Brooke Bacigal, left with not only knowledge but a gavel that symbolizes Best Delegate. Kovachevich...

Worth Every Step

Worth Every Step

November 23, 2015

I was so excited. Something that I worked so hard for had finally happened. Oh well, I thought I worked hard for it. But, I mean, how does a Kindergartener judge how hard they work? Well, considering that...

Senior Taylor Haaraoja commits to Drake University despite multiple injuries

Senior Taylor Haaraoja commits to Drake University despite multiple injuries

November 20, 2015

Walking into FHC after a five year absence, something was very different for Senior Taylor Haaroja. This time when she walked in, she was no longer a soccer player. But through much determination Haaraoja...

The Beginning of the End

The Beginning of the End

November 9, 2015

Today, I walked into the gym at 5:50 in the morning, laced up my basketball shoes, and went and played a game that I love, like I’ve done many times before. But this time was different. This time was...

Alias Review

Alias Review

October 29, 2015

I first started Alias when it first showed up on Netflix. It wasn’t the first time that I heard of this somewhat old TV show, as my aunt and cousins were always talking about the entertaining show and...

No Longer Years Away

October 22, 2015

College has always been something years away, something that you need to “start thinking about” but not really act on quite yet. This has been the story for years until this year, when it changed....

Sophomore Patrick English Verbally Commits to the University of Marquette

Sophomore Patrick English Verbally Commits to the University of Marquette

October 14, 2015

Playing a sport for a long period of time takes heart, dedication, and love for the game. After 9 years of countless practices, sophomore Patrick English has verbally committed to Division One Marquette...

Seniors Dominate Juniors In Annual Powderpuff Football Game

Seniors Dominate Juniors In Annual Powderpuff Football Game

October 6, 2015

The rivalry between the juniors and the seniors has been broiling these past couple weeks, with student section debates and rumors of a hit list. Students throughout the school were excited to watch the...

The Yobs Bittersweet Next Step

The Yobs’ Bittersweet Next Step

September 30, 2015

Being a twin brings undeniable challenges, some more strenuous than others. The most painful challenge is the decision to leave each other after high school. We’ve done everything together. We go...

Equestrian Team Advances to Regionals

Equestrian Team Advances to Regionals

September 23, 2015

This weekend, the FHC Equestrian Team broke yet another record. The FHC Equestrian team won the district championship for the third time in a row and, as a result, it will be venturing to Regionals...

Southpaw is a Knockout

Southpaw is a Knockout

September 16, 2015

Walking into the movies, you at least expect to feel some emotion. Maybe emotions like excitement, happiness, sadness, hysteria, and others. But it isn’t everyday that you experience a multitude of...

Spanish teacher Candice Malivuk sits in front of her class, interacting with students.

Retiring Teacher Candice Malivuk Reflects on Influential Career

June 5, 2015

A slew of things dominate the room that Candice Malivuk has occupied for more than 20 years. There are piles everywhere: piles of papers, piles of textbooks and piles of artwork. As the year comes to a...

Racing Towards her Goal: Step by Step

Racing Towards her Goal: Step by Step

June 2, 2015

On May 9, 2015, more than 21,000 people gathered in downtown Grand Rapids to run in the 38th annual Fifth Third River Bank Run. One of those people was Katie Allen, a sophomore at FHC whose love for long...

FHC’s Fundraising Frenzy

May 28, 2015

There was little to no talk in the locker room. Only the faint sound of the heater was heard. As the coach tells the team to take the court, they run out waiting for the applause. This exact feeling makes...

Pitch Perfect 2

Pitch Perfect 2

May 26, 2015

  When I was younger and I had a babysitter from 7 in the morning till 7 at night, she barely allowed us to watch any type of TV or movies. On the off chance that it was raining and we had already...

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