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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

Marissa Lunt

Marissa Lunt, Staff Writer

Marissa Lunt is a junior entering The Central Trend as a junior writer. She is a member of the FHC Cross Country, Track & Field, and Girls Varsity Lacrosse teams. Oftentimes, she's found singing and writing music in her room or facing life head-on running to new beats. Adopted from Guatemala, she has been able to share her story and life experiences through her love of writing. Marissa enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as playing with her two golden retrievers.

Favorite song: "Hotel" by Claire Rosinkranz

Future career: Singer songwriting/music business

Zodiac sign: November Scorpio

All content by Marissa Lunt
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A Perfect Pairing was more than romance

May 31, 2022

“I would rather sell margaritas in a can, at a suburban 7-Eleven, than work another minute for you,” - Lola (Victoria Justice). That is my favorite line from A Perfect Pairing, a new Netflix movie...

FHC Inspires Q&As 2022: Andrew Shier

FHC Inspires Q&As 2022: Andrew Shier

May 25, 2022

Name: Andrew Shier Position: Speaker TED Talk Title: How to Win an Argument Why did you apply to be a speaker? "I applied to be a speaker because I think it's important to maintain public speaking...

FHC Inspires Q&As 2022: Jiya Patel

FHC Inspires Q&As 2022: Jiya Patel

May 25, 2022

Name: Jiya Patel Position: Speaker TED Talk Title: Bilinguality and The Brain Why did you apply to be a speaker? "I believe the event provides an opportunity to be able to send out key messages...

FHC Inspires Q&As 2022: Lily Ohlman

FHC Inspires Q&As 2022: Lily Ohlman

May 24, 2022

Name: Lily Ohlman Position: Speaker TED Talk Title: Changing Your Mindset Why did you apply to be a speaker? "I applied to be a speaker for two reasons. Primarily, I believe my topic is one...

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The documentary of Marilyn Monroe carried truth behind her real life

May 13, 2022

Nothing draws me in like a good mystery—a true mystery that could be a reality to anyone. The documentary, The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes (released on April 27th of this year), pulled...

Songwriters speak in lyrics

Songwriters speak in lyrics

May 6, 2022

Oftentimes, the world feels out of hand; it’s always tilting through a looking glass, but in those moments where I can’t breathe, I find myself writing lyrics that are more in-depth about my feelings...

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Would you choose or die?

May 2, 2022

In our everyday lives, we don’t normally think about every tiny decision that we make, but what if we had someone controlling our decisions? What if we were responsible for the lives of others?  On...

Noah jumping for a hit

Tennis is more than a match to Noah Moore

April 28, 2022

Since freshman year, senior Noah Moore has been experiencing high school through the lens of a tennis player. “My dad played tennis in college, and I wanted to do a fall sport freshmen year,” Noah...

Lake Atitlán

A glimpse of home and what it felt like

April 24, 2022

Every day that goes by is another day until you reach success–or any goal for that matter. In life, nobody is handed things directly to them–we earn it–we have to put forth the effort to grasp what...

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Rescued by Ruby shows the wonders humans have with animals

April 1, 2022

The weather outside has been reaching some cold temperatures, so it was the perfect day to watch a movie.  Recently released on Mar. 17th was the movie called Rescued by Ruby. As the film on Netflix...

FHC juniors take on the SAT

FHC juniors take on the SAT

March 30, 2022

After the students at FHC go away for a short period of time–away from the hectic week they’re used to–they walk back into school with testing on their minds. Although students are faced with quizzes...

Lilly skiing for the FHC Ski team

Lilly Harsevoort looks back on what made high school special

March 29, 2022

While the school year comes to an end for the Class of 2022, senior Lilly Harsevoort will soon be preparing for what's to come after high school. She is excited to further her education at Point Loma Nazarene...

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What we’re missing out on

March 25, 2022

The crisp breeze starts to die down; it’s been lingering through my lungs for quite a while. It’s finally beginning to feel like spring is skipping across the damp, cool ground. Around every neighborhood...

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Through My Window gave a message full of intensity and drama

March 18, 2022

Writing down her thoughts about the boy in the window, Raquel seems to have forgotten that her mysterious friend could see her staring too.  Originally filmed in Spanish, Through My Window came out...

Sunset looking over the Grand River at Chief Hazy Cloud Country Park

Modern-day Romeo and Juliet

March 11, 2022

Romeo and Juliet were always told as a story: finding true love but only for it to end in a sad way. Has anyone thought about their love coming to life? In the world today, thou that shall love one another,...

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Power Strength has helped bring confidence to athletes

March 4, 2022

As a runner, sometimes I feel like some of my off-season training leads me in the wrong direction. It poses a struggle to find new workouts and the motivation to get outside or to simply tell myself it's...

Students teaching others and sharing a lesson.

Teacher Cadet could be shaping the next generation of teachers

March 2, 2022

A few years ago at Thornapple Elementary School, Lauren Ehrlich—now a college student—shadowed her mentor, learning what it was like to teach young minds through Teacher Cadet.    “I was able...

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The controversy with Eileen Gu

February 25, 2022

Back in 2019, skier Eileen Gu made the ultimate decision to change her sports allegiance from the U.S. to China. Now in the 2022 Winter Olympics, 18-year-old Eileen is slapped with opinions on this choice...

OFFLINE by Aerie met my needs more than I expected

OFFLINE by Aerie met my needs more than I expected

February 23, 2022

First impressions are always the first priority for a shopper like me. I don’t shop often, but when I do, I like particular stores that fit my needs. Recently, a clothing store called Aerie came out...

Jessica Doyel takes on swimming one last time

Jessica Doyel takes on swimming one last time

February 16, 2022

Spending time in the water, senior Jessica Doyel has been utilizing her talent for swimming for 11 years.   At the age of 7, Jessica was hitting the lanes, already competing in a sport that she loves....

At a parking garage in Downtown Ada

The conception of words within me

February 11, 2022

Every day, every night, I would say I tend to write. The scribbles of my thoughts continue to grow each time my pen sprouts the new ideas being whispered in my soul.  Each time I grasp my pencil, I...

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You can never write a review on special moments

February 4, 2022

Ever since I was a one-year-old, everything I touched was new to me. Like most young kids, but unlike others, I had a sense of good taste.  For the first few years of living with my family, I was never...

FHC Band takes on Walt Disney World

FHC Band takes on Walt Disney World

February 2, 2022

School field trips seem to be a highlight of the high school experience for most students. Starting on Feb. 2, senior Jadelin Hinkel and the rest of the FHC Band will be experiencing one of these highlights...

Bringing myself back

Bringing myself back

January 28, 2022

As I sit here in school reflecting on my day, I ask myself, “am I actually living in a world where COVID-19 could be sitting in the same room as me?” I would never think to pop the question of,...

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After We Fell didn’t just teach me resilience

January 21, 2022

“There is a big difference between not being able to live without someone and loving them” (Anna Todd).    After watching the whole hour and thirty-nine minutes of the movie After We Fell, this...

Gabby batting at the home plate

Freshman Gabby Thompson is making the switch from baseball to softball this spring

January 19, 2022

In a world where we can choose to be and do what is right for us, freshman Gabby Thompson chooses to strike life on and off the baseball field.  Being the youngest of four and the only sister in her...

My small shoes.

My size four shoes

January 14, 2022

Two fragile hands grasp a splintered rope. They bear all the weight of energetic, body–balancing, size four shoes on a yellow slide. The imagination that runs through a little girl’s brain can never...

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Father Christmas is Back showed me how family is family no matter what

December 17, 2021

New movies are thrown our way as we turn the corner into the holiday season. If you celebrate Christmas, you may notice there tends to be a lot of Christmas movies released from November through December...

The worry doll from beneath my pillow

The worthy trinket

December 10, 2021

Wrapped in various colors, a thin wire soaks in my worries, drawbacks, difficulties, and anything that blocks my world from positivity–my worry doll (called a muñeca quitapena in Spanish).   For...

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Tick, Tick…BOOM had me experience a world of emotions

December 3, 2021

I have some close family that enjoys watching musicals, but it’s not often that I sit down to watch one myself.  A new film was released on Nov. 12 of this year called Tick, Tick...BOOM! The new...

A picture of Paige filled with excitement having caught a deer

The hunters of FHC do not take their time in the woods for granted

December 1, 2021

Every year, on Nov. 15, sophomore Paige Harsevoort enjoys sitting in silence—waiting for the soft sounds of wild deer approaching.  Ever since Paige was little, she has found satisfaction during...

TCTs The Countless Thanks 2021: Marissa Lunt

TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2021: Marissa Lunt

November 24, 2021

Music - for bringing light into my life  I would have never thought that when I played my first A-sharp on the keys that would soon become muscle memory. Spending many Saturday nights cooped up in...

Hand tangled in headphones

There is a significant difference between hearing and listening

November 19, 2021

Sitting in school five days a week—the same monotone voices droning on around us every day, gets boring very quickly. Our brains are no longer tuned to our ears, and the lessons our teachers teach us...

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There’s Someone Inside Your House left me afraid of what’s outside

November 12, 2021

Cringey comedy films often lose my attention—so I've turned to gruesome, terrifying horror movies. Recently, all snuggled up by the fireplace, I finished watching There’s Someone Inside Your House—a...

Marie Valsgaard embarks on her American dream

Marie Valsgaard embarks on her American dream

November 10, 2021

Starting in Copenhagen, Denmark, stopping in London, and waiting a long five hours in Philadelphia, sophomore Marie Valsgaard eventually ended up in Grand Rapids. After numerous plane rides, Marie—one...

My song-writing books sitting on my keyboard.

Music and what it means to me

November 5, 2021

As it touches the ridges of my skin, the ivory that lies beneath my fingers gives off the sounds of happiness, anger, sadness, and much more.  I play many notes—none too high and none too low—but...

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