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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

Madi Evans

Madi Evans, Staff Writer

Madi Evans is a sophomore going into her first year writing on staff for The Central Trend and she is absolutely ecstatic. She enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and her dog, Macy. On a typical day, you can find Madi parading around West Michigan in her brother's Mustang, or finding something fun to do with her friends.

Favorite color: Electric blue

Favorite sauce: Ranch

Least favorite foods: Tacos and Pasta





All content by Madi Evans
This case is one that once opened up quickly shocked the internet

A quick breakdown and results of the Johnny Depp Vs. Amber Heard court case

Madi Evans, Staff Writer June 4, 2022

Recently, the internet has been soaring about the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard case. Now, if you live under a rock, and have not a single clue about what this case revolved around, let me break it down...

Its being a local

It’s being a local

Madi Evans, Staff Writer June 2, 2022

Out of my imagination. The racing feelings I can only have imagined, the picture-perfect formula I concocted, transforming into real life. Free of the constricting barbed wire cage, practically having...

You can never have too many Teleties!

Teleties recent releases are the reason they claim the title of “best hair ties”

Madi Evans, Staff Writer May 24, 2022

It’s that time of the year again when my conscience shrieks at the idea that I need to proclaim my undying love for Teleties yet again. Now, if you know me, you know I love my Teleties practically more...

Theres no exact photo that can express my feelings towards sophomore year, so this will have to do.

Goodbye sophomore year

Madi Evans, Staff Writer May 17, 2022

While some would describe the abrupt and highly anticipated end of the school year as bittersweet, to me it's the biggest blessing I could possibly receive. When I was little and in sixth grade, every...

Prom Court Q&As: John Tomsheck

Prom Court Q&As: John Tomsheck

Madi Evans, Staff Writer May 13, 2022

What was your reaction to getting on prom court? "My reaction to getting prom court was [that I was] a little surprised that I got nominated, but I’m just very grateful to have such great relationships...

Clean Eatz scrumptious pepperoni pizza

Clean Eatz is providing a healthier alternative to frozen pizza

Madi Evans, Staff Writer May 11, 2022

Working out two to three times a day, I’d like to come to the conclusion that I’m decently healthy. My Apple watch rings are always full, I attain an adequate amount of cardio and weight training is...

Lauren showcasing some of her most exquisite dancing

Lauren Batterbee is dancing into the next chapter of her life

Madi Evans, Staff Writer May 6, 2022

She elegantly floats across the stage, twisting and twirling till she takes her final bow. A final bow that, fortunately for senior Lauren Batterbee, will not come to a steep halt with the ending of her...

Lotta and I during one of our unpredictable car rides

To my person

Madi Evans, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

I’ve been trying to decipher how to create this narrative to explain an unthinkable scenario, yet have come to the conclusion there is simply no way to express such passionate and aching emotions. I've...

Chris and Lotta together at a corn maze this fall

Having an exchange student has helped Chris Humphreys open his eyes to more opportunities

Madi Evans, Staff Writer May 2, 2022

When sophomore Chris Humpreys’ parents proposed hosting an exchange student for the year, he was nothing short of confused. The thought of having another female addition to his family, in a house of...

My favorite seniors as colors on a pallet

They have punctuated my life like colors on a paint pallet

Madi Evans, Staff Writer April 19, 2022

The hallways of Forest Hills Central are dim, masked in black and white. Through each twist and turn, corridor, and in between the classrooms, there is nothing but blank walls. Backs hunched over by the...

A selfie of Greta

Gretta Kriekard has learned so many lessons through soccer

Madi Evans, Staff Writer March 30, 2022

Like many kids, freshman Gretta Kriekard’s story starts off with being forced into a sport at a young age by her parents. It wasn’t particularly a decision she had many opinions on at the ripe age...

A collage of cute and fun patterned swimwear from Blackbough Swim

Cute and affordable swimwear that won’t break your bank account

Madi Evans, Staff Writer March 29, 2022

With summer approaching in the near future, our brains become swarmed with burning sun and beaches galore as the idea of a summer wardrobe is upon us all. Not necessarily skirts and trendy tops or sandals...

The Saint Peters Peacocks getting ready on the court for their Sweet Sixteen apperence

Hard work beat talent for the Saint Peters Peacocks against the University of Kentucky

Madi Evans, Staff Writer March 24, 2022

For most, the month of March houses no excitement. It's dreary, gross, and the season change is completely bipolar. But for NCAA basketball fans, this month is full of intensity and nerves to have the...

My personal streetwear style from the winter months

Shifting from baggy layers, streetwear adapts to the upcoming months

Madi Evans, Staff Writer March 15, 2022

March is what one would call a transitional period. Decorated sidewalks all about, tulips emerge from the ground, and buds expand throughout the once bare trees. It’s almost as though the dead are re-emerging...

The POC Student Union logo

FHC’s POC Student Union provides community and a learning opportunity for all

Madi Evans, Staff Writer March 14, 2022

Searching through the halls of FHC, sophomore Jiya Patel was looking for a club she felt she belonged to. It was an unsettling and confusing feeling, so Jiya and a couple of other students decided to start...

Possibilitys for custom Dunks you can create

Nike’s Dunk Low ‘By You’ could be a hit or miss

Madi Evans, Staff Writer March 8, 2022

Creativity is a glamorous sickness rushing through my veins. Between my outfits, the words that are spoken from my mouth, down to the shoes that cover my feet, if it's not true to my character, I don't...

My three favorite brands of shorts

My top three favorites for seamless lifting shorts

Madi Evans, Staff Writer March 1, 2022

Over the past year, I’ve become enthralled with the gym. Lifting weights has become an obsession, and along with the gym comes gym apparel. What I have figured out is the outfit you choose to wear...

Gabby Miller is speed

Gabby Miller is speed

Madi Evans, Staff Writer February 25, 2022

Each competitor is set in their blocks, and with the blaring sound of a gunshot, senior Gabby Miller becomes Lightning McQueen. From a very small age, Gabby was surrounded by the sport of running. Initially...

Emma Chamberlains iconic flare leggings outfit

Flare pants are back from the dead

Madi Evans, Staff Writer February 22, 2022

The past few years have brought forth former fashion trends some had never thought would resurface. Mom jeans, originally prominent in the 80s, made their way back to closets around 2019, and accessories...

A picture of Nate Evans next to his car

[Photo] Nate Evans has learned how to be independent, acting as a useful skill set

Addy Cousins, Staff Writer February 23, 2022

A picture of Nate Evans next to his car

Nikes Panda Dunk Lows

Nike’s Panda Dunk Lows are perfect if you prefer overall style over minimal details

Madi Evans, Staff Writer February 15, 2022

The Nike SNKRS app makes me quite literally want to barf. Not only is it anti-bot proof, but in addition to that, it is so extremely difficult to snatch a pair of shoes you wish to purchase, essentially...

YMCA freeweights section

Students at FHC have made the gym their personal jungle gym

Madi Evans, Staff Writer February 11, 2022

Whiffs of sweat and tar consume each that enter this iron palace, but there are only a few who make the gym their home. Sophomore Bradley Hoffman has inhabited this area and has made it his jungle gym.  Bradley...

2021s Nike Valentines day Air Force 1s

Nike’s Valentine’s Day sneaker drop is the equivalent to literal garbage

Madi Evans, Staff Writer February 1, 2022

Throughout the sneaker community, there has been a large range of speculation regarding this year's Nike Valentine's Day drop. After last year's sub-par Air Force 1s release, all sneaker fanatics were...

Senior Joey Spaletto, who might be the actual funniest man alive

Joey Spaletto influences the world with his sense of humor

Madi Evans, Staff Writer January 28, 2022

Senior Joey Spaletto’s life revolves around goofs and gaffs. His sense of humor is a characteristic about him that everyone, especially his friends, enjoys. However, his life wasn’t always as hilarious...

I am my shoes

I am my shoes

Madi Evans, Staff Writer January 25, 2022

A cold, grey blanket disguised as eternal brightness, distress, and desolation. The light inside of my freezing body is dim and rigid. The skin covering my shell is clammy, pale, lifeless, defeated, and...

Study notes

Dual enrollment provides FHC students with numerous future opportunities

Madi Evans, Staff Writer January 19, 2022

Most students at FHC tend to stick within the offered curriculum—attending classes provided by the high school. Yet senior Kyle Thomas, who has exhausted FHC’s psychology courses, decided to push those...

Hype House tv show poster

Hype House is nothing but a mess of insignificant drama

Madi Evans, Staff Writer January 14, 2022

Nine twenty-year-olds lavishly living in a lush, five-million-dollar mansion residing in the Hollywood Hills—what exactly could go wrong?  In December of 2019, a group of TikTokers and self-named...

Sunset and my car

The colors that paint the pictures of my life

Madi Evans, Staff Writer January 11, 2022

When the excruciating pressures of life compact her into a plain mold of simply going through the motions, she turns on her old rickety car and steps on the gas. She speeds and presses harder and more...

Trader Joes peppermint meringues

Trader Joe’s peppermint meringues embody the true meaning of the holiday season

Madi Evans, Junior Writer December 14, 2021

Although the snow hasn’t begun trickling onto the damp frozen grass, I find myself in a whirlwind of holiday cheer. An array of vibrant, luminant, and multicolored lights deck my neighborhood and others...

Festive photos of some of the holidays and traditions of FHC

The winter festivities in FHC originate from all over the globe

Madi Evans, Junior Writer December 13, 2021

During the holiday season, most find themselves surrounded by family, participating in exciting winter activities, or for senior Josie DeVries, being chased up an ancient oak tree by a small Pomeranian.  She’s...

Screen Shot of Membeans learning pages

Membean is an ineffectual learning platform that should not be utilized in classrooms

Madi Evans, Junior Writer December 7, 2021

Opinions expressed in editorials on The Central Trend are the view of the individual writer and are not the opinion of the entire staff of The Central Trend or the Forest Hills Central staff or administration. Grandiose,...

A bowl of assorted bands advertised on Teleties Instagram

Teleties beat out drugstore hair tie brands with durability and spunk

Madi Evans, Junior Writer December 1, 2021

Searching for creative ways to hold back my hair in twisting braids and knots is something I find myself doing far too often.  Braids make my forehead expand to the size of the Tasmanian Sea. Low buns...

TCTs The Countless Thanks 2021: Madi Evans

TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2021: Madi Evans

Madi Evans, Junior Writer November 22, 2021

To Natalie Hedger - My Rock It puts a smile on my face to imagine the first time we met in kindergarten. No, we didn't have a love at first sight relationship, but the complete opposite. My hatred for...

Charlotte playing softball

Win or lose, Charlotte Stephan always has a family within her team

Madi Evans, Junior Writer November 19, 2021

Attempting to contain her excessive giggles, junior Charlotte Stephan realized softball is so much more than winning and losing. Of course, receiving that coveted first-place trophy at a tournament...

My favorite picture with my grandma.

The velvet black box

Madi Evans, Junior Writer November 16, 2021

Hiding in the back of my grandmother's shoe closet sat a dainty black velvet box, collecting dust bunnies for the past thirty years. Its gold accents still shine as though it sees the luminous sunshine...

Four of the main subjects in Titletown High

Titletown High was a touchdown in my book

Madi Evans, Junior Writer November 9, 2021

My knowledge of football consists of essentially nothing. There is a ball, two teams, and the intention—like most sports—is to accumulate the highest number of points. Everything between the two end...

A few of the books that changed how I think

Words are changing my life

Madi Evans, Junior Writer November 2, 2021

Sitting in silence, my eyes scan through the ancient book situated in my lap, contemplating all the letters of the alphabet scrambled around the page.  My pencil twists and twirls around the margins,...

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