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Maggie Eldred

Maggie Eldred, Staff Writer

Maggie is entering her second year on staff as a senior. She enjoys spending time with her dogs as well as her family. She is not currently working, as she is trying to focus on school and her writing. After high school, she plans to attend Central Michigan University to study marketing and management. After graduating from CMU she hopes to attend Columbia Law School in hopes of attaining a degree in contract law.

  • Favorite thing about being on staff: How it can be crazy one day, and relaxed the next.
  • Favorite type of story: Reviews and columns
  • Hobbies/ interests: Playing with my dogs, writing, and cooking
  • Favorite book and why: The Help because it shows how working hard can get you to the top.
  • It's Friday night, you will usually find Maggie: Hanging out with my dogs and family, hanging out with my friends, or just relaxing.
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Brad Anderson to teach AP World next year

Brad Anderson to teach AP World next year

May 26, 2017

If you walk into the school and take the hallways all the way to the back, you will find Brad Anderson's classroom. The windowless room's walls are plastered with sports posters from years past and present....

Drafted Preview Q&A

Drafted Preview Q&A

May 10, 2017

Film: Drafted Producer: Nick Sarjeant 1.) What theme would you consider your film? "Our film is more of a drama film rather than anything else." 2.) Can you give a brief overview of the plot...

FHC Graduate Ali Roys enters competition to go to Cinema Makeup School

FHC Graduate Ali Roys enters competition to go to Cinema Makeup School

May 7, 2017

Nestled in a small corner of Los Angeles sits the dilapidated Wiltern theater. It is lacquered with layers of turquoise paint and, on one side, has old marquees displaying the names of shows playing...

If I could tell the underclassmen anything...

If I could tell the underclassmen anything…

April 27, 2017

As I am graduating this year and leaving high school behind for new things ahead, I am aiming to look back upon what I have learned and what I have loved about being in this building. Do NOT,...

Es new show The Arrangement is binge-worthy

E’s new show The Arrangement is binge-worthy

April 20, 2017

One thing that I love about scripted TV is that you are never confused. The same characters stay for either all of the episodes or just a few. They all have back-stories, a history with other characters,...

Stepping out and breaking rules

Stepping out and breaking rules

March 30, 2017

As seniors, we are posed with many new questions and ideas. The majority of them involving college, but some are still placed in the home we know as high school. Many of those, in that small category taking...

Should I have been born in the 80s?

Should I have been born in the 80’s?

March 23, 2017

I believe I was born in the wrong generation. Not because I love big hair and spandex, but because of the music. All of the music from the entire decade of the 80's has a way of pulling you in and hypnotizing...

My experience with FHC theater

My experience with FHC theater

March 16, 2017

Over the past 4 years, I have tried my hand at many things. But only a few have stuck: theater and writing. Now, let me clarify. I don't act. I have tried many times, but I never seemed to meet my own...

Sam Ovens- Musical Q&A

Sam Ovens- Musical Q&A

March 8, 2017

What are you most excited about? "My part, honestly. I love playing the part of a [jerk-ish kind of ] guy and to act that way. In real life, I’m not that way at all, but it’s fun to be the guy that...

Learning to let go

Learning to let go

March 6, 2017

A lot of the time when one hears, "you need to let it go,” it is something very superficial. The topic of the conversation can range from a parent saying "no" to not getting the job you wanted to ten...

Bradley Boven joins FHCs family for 15 weeks

Bradley Boven joins FHC’s family for 15 weeks

February 28, 2017

Teaching was never on his radar. His big picture never included coming to a high school every day to teach young students and deal with the antics of a teacher's everyday life. His big plan didn't really...

House is sure to be a favorite among everyone

House is sure to be a favorite among everyone

February 16, 2017

House. In the dictionary, it has one definition: a form of shelter. However, it is also a TV show and a last name. The TV show House has influenced me in many ways, showing me I want to become a doctor....

One day at a time

One day at a time

February 9, 2017

One day at a time. Through the many struggles I have faced in my life, I have learned this lesson quite well. I have learned that in order to live a full and happy life, you need to take things a day at...

Assistant Principal John DeStefanos music education background led him to FHC

Assistant Principal John DeStefano’s music education background led him to FHC

February 2, 2017

It is amazing how people can amaze you right out of the gate with life changing stories. Many come from grandpas and grandmas, describing how they lived through the Depression. Some are from distant family...

The Food Network shows many cultures and has changed my life

The Food Network shows many cultures and has changed my life

January 26, 2017

Home cooked. Southern style. $20 dinners. Dinners for a high dollar. People looking for the best food around the country. Competition. Inedible food becoming edible. And tastes of new cultures. What...

A thanks to the person who has been with me forever

A thanks to the person who has been with me forever

January 18, 2017

Dad, I have been living on this Earth for 17 years. 17 years of falling down, and having you pick me back up. 17 years of riding bikes together. 17 years of watching movies together and then informally...

Senior Ryan Korff steps up to join the Army

Senior Ryan Korff steps up to join the Army

January 13, 2017

He isn’t your normal high schooler. He doesn’t spend his summers watching television or laying on the beach. He spends his summers navigating his way through obstacle courses, jumping over walls, and...

You Cant Dig Your Way Out of A Hole

You Can’t Dig Your Way Out of A Hole

January 4, 2017

When you are little you can argue and fight and scream at your parents and then just say that you’re sorry and they will let it slide. But as people get older they will most likely continue to do the...

Bobarinos: The New Twist on American and Italian

Bobarino’s: The New Twist on American and Italian

December 13, 2016

Ever since she learned she could do a somersault, she was enthralled. She flips all over her house, being a slight annoyance to everyone that calls that place home but still the hidden gem of the house....

Winning by Quitting

Winning by Quitting

November 2, 2016

When the word “win” comes to my mind, I think of competition. I think of how to beat someone, not literally, but through competition. But one thing that never comes to mind when I hear the word "win"...

Supergirl: This Describes How Nerdy I Really Am

Supergirl: This Describes How Nerdy I Really Am

October 26, 2016

I am not a nerd. I swear to you, I am not a nerd. But if you were to look at my Netflix profile, you would think the exact opposite. My list shows episodes of The Flash, Bones, The Dark Knight Rises, Man...

Can You Shoot The Moon?

Can You Shoot The Moon?

October 19, 2016

Tell me can you do the shoot the moon? What’s that you say? I said tell me can you shoot the moon? What’s that you say? I said shoot the moon, shoot shoot the moon. Throughout the years, their numbers...

BONES: Cast L-R: John Boyd, TJ Thyne, Tamara Taylor, Michaela Conlin, Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz. The 11th season of BONES premieres Thursday, Oct. 1 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: FOX

Bones: My Saving Grace

October 12, 2016

As I go home after a long day at school and work, I go and leap onto my bed. I try my best to not land on my laptop, but some days I’m not so lucky, and I land on it and then hope and pray I didn’t...

My Intended Path of Life

My Intended Path of Life

October 5, 2016

"In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." -Thomas Jefferson Being a lawyer is a very hard goal to reach, but if one sticks with their core values, it...

KCTC offers practical experience and certifications to high school students

KCTC offers practical experience and certifications to high school students

September 28, 2016

Chickens, lumber, muffins, cars, and stethoscopes. These are just some of the items that inhabit the Kent Career Tech Center, better known as KCTC. Many people think that KCTC is a place where kids...

Im Not a Freshman Anymore

I’m Not a Freshman Anymore

September 21, 2016

I’ve been thinking about this a lot. It has crossed my mind a billion times, but only now does it seem relevant to my own well being. I have been thinking about how much everything has changed in these...

Steve Labenz: A Victim of Distracted Driving

Steve Labenz: A Victim of Distracted Driving

September 20, 2016

Steve Labenz’ first week of school was just like the start of his previous 19 years of teaching. He was giving lectures, answering questions, and even spending hours outside of class doing his radio...

Summer in a Nutshell

Summer in a Nutshell

September 19, 2016

I don’t know how to describe it. I can’t tell you how much of a whirlwind it was. It was not exhilarating. There were a few adventures, but not as adventurous as others were. It was unlike any summer...

Jenny

Jenny

September 19, 2016

Everyone has their own things to cause their day to be bad. Hers just happened to be cancer. My cousin Jenny was diagnosed with leukemia when I was 9 months old. From that day on my whole family was...

Block Classes: Classes of the Future?

Block Classes: Classes of the Future?

June 10, 2016

Two teachers. Fifty students. Two classrooms. Two hours per day. One block class. This year FHC had a new sophomore class implemented: an English and U.S. History block class. This is a class that students...

Sophie Bolen-- Junior Class Vice President

Sophie Bolen– Junior Class Vice President

May 26, 2016

Name: Sophie Bolen Current Grade: Sophomore Running for: Junior Class Vice President Q: Why are you running for Vice President? A: I am running for VP because I feel that my class needs a...

Hannah Kos- Junior Class Trustee

Hannah Kos- Junior Class Trustee

May 26, 2016

Name: Hannah Kos Current grade: Sophomore Running for Junior Class Trustee Q: Why are you running for Trustee?  A: I am already previously involved in many of the activities a student council...

Evan Kuiper-- Senior Vice President

Evan Kuiper– Senior Vice President

May 24, 2016

Name:  Evan Kuiper Current Grade: 11th Running for Senior Class Vice President Q: Did you run for anything in previous years?  A:  I have run for VP 3 times before... Q: What impact...

The Secrets of Driving

The Secrets of Driving

May 19, 2016

Driving to school is a rite of passage for juniors and seniors into the world of “upperclassmen.” I, as a junior, have been waiting for this time for eleven long years of riding the bus and pestering...

Jenny Ledrick-Bradt to be Inducted Into Athletic Hall of Fame

Jenny Ledrick-Bradt to be Inducted Into Athletic Hall of Fame

May 10, 2016

With the second annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony coming up this Friday, Jenny Ledrick-Bradt is honored to be inducted into the FHC Hall of Fame. TCT had the honor of interviewing her and seeing her...

Why My Love For The City Has Grown.

Why My Love For The City Has Grown.

May 6, 2016

They all say home is where the heart is. But, the city is where mine is where mine resides. Ever since I was young and naive, I have loved the city. I love how it seems like the people never sleep....

Why I Love Spring

Why I Love Spring

April 19, 2016

Personally, this is my favorite time of the year because everything is turning over. The snow is gone, and hopefully will not come back. The spring wardrobe has been dug out of the back of the closet....

A Day in The Life of a Theater Crew Member

A Day in The Life of a Theater Crew Member

March 21, 2016

The theater is a place where I feel at home. I feel welcomed and that I can be myself. Although I was not on the stage and under the lights during this weekend's performances of The Little Mermaid, I can...

2010 Dow Corning Tennis Classic, Midland, MI

Dan Bolhouse: Rolling Onto the Court

March 14, 2016

As head varsity tennis coach, Dan Bolhouse is a common name around the halls of FHC. With his sarcastic comments and his endless enthusiasm, he is tough to miss. Another thing that makes him hard to miss...

Why Pictures Speak Louder Than Words

Why Pictures Speak Louder Than Words

March 7, 2016

When you look at a picture, you probably think of the memory that accompanies it. You think of what you were doing, who was with you, and maybe even why you were doing that certain action. But you certainly don’t...

Terrified of Time

Terrified of Time

February 29, 2016

“MOM! Come kill this spider!!!” -Me, yesterday afternoon. When asked as a kid what you are scared of some may say spiders, the dark, or heights. And even now, as we are in high school some may say...

Volleyball: A Way of Life for Ms. Lauren Hanson

Volleyball: A Way of Life for Ms. Lauren Hanson

February 22, 2016

Volleyball. Track. Basketball. Three sports, along with the usual 6 hours of class each day and a pile of homework to do after practice. That is what a three sport high school athlete goes through. Now,...

What Moving Taught Me

What Moving Taught Me

February 16, 2016

As a sixteen year old, I have learned many things. I have learned to not slam on the brakes in the middle of a street. I learned to effectively serve a table of twelve people in a restaurant. And I have...

Texas Roadhouse: Yeehawing my way through my meal

Texas Roadhouse: Yeehawing my way through my meal

February 8, 2016

After a long day of shopping and scouring the mall for deals, my family and I knew two things: we had too many bags for our arms to hold, and all of us were starving. As we got into the car we started...

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