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The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central

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The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central

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The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central

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Mikayla Bush

Mikayla Bush, Staff Writer

Mikayla is a senior striving for a career in writing and artistry. She takes inspiration from books, media, nature, and even music. Camping, hiking, and running are all favorite pastimes of hers.  She also tries her darndest to deliver strong opinion-based pieces that prompt readers to question anything and everything and hope to even change some minds.

What type of books does she want to write? Fantasy, sci-fi, dystopia. I can't read books accounting for the story of some average person. That's called asking a stranger for their life story.

What is her favorite place to camp? A state park in the Upper Peninsula, McClain State Park, is just off the shore of Lake Superior.

What's her favorite time of the year? Second fall, no not the first where it's still hot with a tiny bit of color. It needs to be cold enough that drinking hot apple cider is life-giving.

All content by Mikayla Bush
Watercolor Painting of the Cardinal 2/11

The personal experience; To watch the red bird in the frosty dawn

Mikayla Bush, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

It sat there, one frosty Monday morning. In the breaking dawn of mid-February, the clouds' wispy steam covering the star-scattered sky.  Nestled and silent in the brambled trees, a bright red Cardinal...

A night, blazing in the course of time.

The personal experience; if only I had known

Mikayla Bush, Staff Writer January 12, 2024

 Almost every single person has more than once wished they could turn back the clock. Back a year, a week, a handful of days, or even just a few seconds.  Time is an unforgiving concept that ticks...

Photo editor; Picsart
Background; In game footage

Genshin Impact’s Fontaine Archon quest was the end as they knew it

Mikayla Bush, Staff Writer November 21, 2023

At the end of it all, when what was foretold to happen, would one deny fate, choose to fight against it, or except with all their heart what is written in stone? One day the waters will rise, dissolving...

TCTs The Countless Thanks: Mikayla Bush

TCT’s The Countless Thanks: Mikayla Bush

Mikayla Bush, Staff Writer November 21, 2023

Mr. Ivory For being one of the few teachers, One who has truly understood what it means to be a student in this day and age. Your heart is big, and your classroom never ceases to encapsulate an environment...

Green Aroura in a dark sky

Let’s explore the Aurora

Mikayla Bush, Staff Writer November 17, 2023

Picture this, staying up in the late hours of the night, getting into a car and driving far north into the dark, and reaching a field to set up a camera in hopes of capturing something non-visible to the...

The Bow Echo, Defined as a large squall line front of storms, containing strong straight-line winds. 
Taken near Mackinaw City

The personal experience; to gaze at storm clouds

Mikayla Bush, Staff Writer November 10, 2023

When I was younger, thunderstorms scared me. The loud flashing lights, heavy sound of rain, and trees whipping in the wind all culminated in this monumental end-of-the-world event. When my family first...

The rising moon in a dark night.

The personal experience: I’m burning out of love

Mikayla Bush, Staff Writer October 26, 2023

My heart has always been full of love: Kindness for the world and its creatures, soft tender emotions to my friends, and all the attention to those who are hurting. Never once did I tire of pouring my...

Peytons house full of memories, warmth, and love.

Peyton Ludwig has a house made of memories

Mikayla Bush, Staff Writer October 26, 2023

Like the pictures seen while flipping through a scrapbook, Senior Peyton Ludwig remembers each and every moment that made her fall in love with her grandparent's quaint house of warmth and comfort.  “They...

The campfire, where all other fears and problems dissolve in its orange light.

The personal experience: All things end

Mikayla Bush, Staff Writer October 12, 2023

Everyone says that senior year flies, but I never believed it until now.  Up until now, senior year has inched by. Like any other school year, each day seemed as mundane as the last. The clouds give...

The message every student sees when walking through FHC.

FHC’s One Hat traditions are subjectively underrated

Mikayla Bush, Staff Writer October 5, 2023

Last year, a leadership workshop containing students from the class of 2024 brought up important debate topics and opinions that lit a new fire in hopes of warming up the environment of FHC.  Ideas...

Movie theaters around the country, empty and vacant.

Are movies destined for a future of home premieres?

Mikayla Bush, Staff Writer October 4, 2023

Pixar has released some of my favorite movies in the past few years, yet most don't hold a candle to my favorite of all time. Play in a factor of nostalgia, and of course my top three stand high, but there's...

Walking down the streets of a Renfaire

The personal experience: It’s as simple as saying “huzzah!”

Mikayla Bush, Staff Writer September 28, 2023

The word "huzzah" originates from a type of war cry used when intense emotion spikes on a battlefield. Now, the word "huzzah" is most commonly used as a celebration. This late September day, I learned...

Zacks gaming set up; he spends hours upon hours perfecting the Environment.

Zack Race has found life through a skillset of technical thinking and creativity

Mikayla Bush, Staff Writer September 27, 2023

In just a short few years, like the blink of an eye, senior Zack Race has gone from having a basic knowledge of the digital world to forging his very own universe through a unique and professional manner...

The fine September morning the editorial idea came to me.

FHC’s driving etiquette has some unspoken rules

Mikayla Bush, Staff Writer September 21, 2023

I hate stepping into a days-old McDonald's bag filled with lunch trash and ants. I also suppose most students who drive or own a license don’t enjoy the unpleasant crunch and slight squish of garbage...

That fateful morning when the thought occured to me.

The personal experience; being alone, but not lonely

Mikayla Bush, Staff Writer September 14, 2023

When being alone, is the only emotion we feel lacking people's companionship? This question came to my mind one morning while sitting in my car after a long misty drive to school. The lampposts glowed...

This articles first rough draft; see how many mistakes I made?

There’s no shame in the editing game

Mikayla Bush, Staff Writer September 7, 2023

As a student, aspiring author, published school journalist, and triple credit English taker this year, some would find it difficult to believe that I am terrible with grammar and spelling. I always took...

The student body is capable of awareness and attentiveness, just like this here assembly.

High school hierarchy in the health of the student body

Mikayla Bush, Staff Writer September 6, 2023

Every high school setting cliche almost always has the three same plot points. Bullies that throw nerds into lockers, the embarrassing school lunch scene, and the hierarchy between the four grades. That...

Long Bow practice last winter

The Personal Experience: Back to the real world

Mikayla Bush, Staff Writer August 31, 2023

I stepped into this school thinking about all the possibilities of senior year, and all I’m stuck on is how much I miss my summer. Long story short, the summer flew on wings of fire, gliding high in...

Hello my old Heart

Hello my old Heart

Mikayla Bush, Staff Writer June 1, 2023

Dear Heart, Hello my old heart, how quiet have you beaten in these past few years? I hardly hear your warm pulse anymore, and I worry the wall I built between us is suffocating you.  The world outside...

One of the many pathways we walked under, every picture is taken by me.

With flashing colors and blinding lights, John Ball Zoo’s lantern festival is a blazing spectacle

Mikayla Bush, Staff Writer May 31, 2023

When I first heard that the zoo I grew up attending was hosting a lantern festival with a multitude of expertly crafted creations, my expectations were high; they were met the moment I walked through the...

The lobby I walk into every day.

I am living the popcorn lifestyle

Mikayla Bush, Staff Writer May 23, 2023

Popcorn is not a choice, but a lifestyle. With that comes judgment on those who consume less than the highest quality corn on the market. The buttered, even amount of salt and oil, fresh out of the popper...

Dawn of a new spring

Dawn of a new spring

Mikayla Bush, Staff Writer May 8, 2023

As the buds blossom and the green blades of grass grow, hope for the new dawn of the year sparks inside me. Spring is finally here, and for a brief moment, the sun feels like it could melt the permafrost...

Prom Court Q&As 2023: Katie Romijn

Prom Court Q&As 2023: Katie Romijn

Mikayla Bush, Staff Writer May 5, 2023

What was your reaction to the court announcement? "I was surprised I got on the court since it felt random and did not expect myself to be chosen." How do you feel about being on court? "I am...

Prom Court Q&As 2023: Nick Francisco

Prom Court Q&As 2023: Nick Francisco

Mikayla Bush, Staff Writer May 4, 2023

What was your reaction to the court announcement? "I’m not going to lie, I was sleeping in class and I heard [someone say] my last name, and it woke me up, so I was extremely confused. Then I realized...

Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is a genuine experience to both enthusiasts and movie goers alike

Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is a genuine experience to both enthusiasts and movie goers alike

Mikayla Bush, Staff Writer April 17, 2023

In the past few years, I have experienced many popular media being made into identical adaptations by big companies to profit off a nostalgia factor from past generations such as of the recent Sonic, Detective...

Bathroom passes dont prevent problems; they create more

Bathroom passes don’t prevent problems; they create more

Mikayla Bush, Staff Writer March 28, 2023

Every single year, I have always had a sheet of four or so slips of paper labeled ‘bathroom pass,’ and I treat them like gold. Now, doesn't that seem funny—valuing pieces of paper that allow me to...

Apathy, the friend of repetition and mundane life

Apathy, the friend of repetition and mundane life

Mikayla Bush, Staff Writer March 13, 2023

The definition of apathy is a lack of feeling or emotion: impassiveness, or lack of interest or concern: indifference. Whether a person cares about something to a certain degree, at some point, everyone...

To brag about my birthday or to not

To brag about my birthday or to not

Mikayla Bush, Staff Writer March 6, 2023

This past Friday, March third, was my seventeenth birthday, and with every single person I talked to, I haggled my brain overtaking an opportunity to brag about my birthday.  Yes, I admit that I am...

Why raising Drosera is beneficial not only to me

Why raising Drosera is beneficial not only to me

Mikayla Bush, Staff Writer February 20, 2023

Drosera, a carnivorous species living in Australia and South Africa, poses a great learning curve that many people and should get to traverse in the course of their lives. The Sundew, or Drosera as its...

Despite having many strong passions and connections to music, Evan Church has gravitated to a brand-new concept, flying

Despite having many strong passions and connections to music, Evan Church has gravitated to a brand-new concept, flying

Mikayla Bush, Staff Writer February 16, 2023

Six full hours of strait musical hit after hit, the Hella Mega Tour featuring Green Day, Weezer, and Fall Out Boy marks itself as a shining golden memory that flashes constantly in junior Evan Churches...

Being silent yet aware, the observant kid knows more than most in the classroom

Being silent yet aware, the observant kid knows more than most in the classroom

Mikayla Bush, Staff Writer February 13, 2023

Being the quiet kid in most classrooms does not mean I am not concerned with what happens between interactions and conversations I observe. It comes with the perks of being the kid sitting at the back...

Being overlooked more often than not, the quiet kid suffers the most in the classroom

Being overlooked more often than not, the quiet kid suffers the most in the classroom

Mikayla Bush, Staff writer February 7, 2023

I, not the most intelligent or popular in the class, sit and do my work nine times out of 10, but somehow suffer the consequences of looking unbothered. The situation I am referring to is being used as...

The Oh Hellos Through the Deep Dark Valley casts me into a spiral of Fears and Faiths

The Oh Hellos’ Through the Deep Dark Valley casts me into a spiral of Fears and Faiths

Mikayla Bush, Staff Writer January 30, 2023

I have never felt homesick like this, longing to run down a tranquil path, weaving between tall pines in the amber light of dust. Twilight stretched the skies over me, and the warmth and glow of the sun...

The story of my side quests in Michigan

The story of my side quests in Michigan

Mikayla Bush, Staff Writer January 23, 2023

In the dead of Michigan's semi-frozen winter, it sits. Tented by a cave of snowy white plastic, sheltering various kinds of backyard structures and mowers, the camper rests, awaiting the thaw of spring. I,...

Interviews and interviewing comes from many angles at FHC

Interviews and interviewing comes from many angles at FHC

Mikayla Bush, Staff Writer January 22, 2023

Walking through the halls of FHC, it is not uncommon to see students having conversations that seem more purposeful than about the latest Taylor Swift songs or the loudest cars in the student parking lot....

The old man that sits on my bed, looking out the window

The old man that sits on my bed, looking out the window

Mikayla Bush, Staff Writer January 17, 2023

His perch, on a fluffy tan blanket, offers a breathtaking, spectacular bird's eye view of my front stoop and driveway. The perfect spot to see cars drive up and down the road, waiting to see if mom is...

The official poster of the last eleven-episode series

The single most influential franchise to Gen Z is Pokémon

Mikayla Bush, Staff Writer January 9, 2023

After 25 years, the Pokemon company has announced the last eleven episodes of Ash Ketchum’s journey to becoming a Pokemon Master. The anime will air its last episode late in January, officially ending...

New year, not so new me

New year, not so new me

Mikayla Bush, Staff Writer January 8, 2023

My New Year did not start with joyous laughter and enthusiastic hugs or confetti, but instead the horror of my precipice entertainment disappearing like dust as if Thanos snapped it out of existence. As...

Harry Holloway and his success filled process of being a music producer

Harry Holloway and his success filled process of being a music producer

Mikayla Bush, Junior Writer January 8, 2023

Throughout his whole life in school, junior Harrison (Harry) Holloway has been expanding his horizon on many different fronts. Many of these opportunities allow Harry to take creative liberties with his...

Blank notebooks and empty documents: how I write creatively

Blank notebooks and empty documents: how I write creatively

Mikayla Bush, Junior Writer December 6, 2022

Ever since I was young, I have loved movies. I had a special love for the movie trilogy How To Train Your Dragon. Movies like this offered big worlds for me to explore and immerse myself in. Growing up,...

Sister shining like the sun

Sister shining like the sun

Mikayla Bush, Junior Writer November 29, 2022

When I was younger, I had a unique ability to befriend random strangers with a quick conversation and a smile. Looking back, I have no idea how I managed to do it. Well actually, it's something that I...

Stage Crew works tirelessly behind the scenes

The overlooked and underrated stars of this year’s play, Clue

Mikayla Bush, Junior Writer November 25, 2022

This year's play, Clue, has many overlooking the most important backbone of the entire show. Only to be acknowledged at the very end of applause and often forgotten is the stage crew. With many new faces...

The two vastly different landscapes of Sumeru shown here on top or bottom

The Jungle of manipulation, and Desert of truth Hoyo-Verse has summoned into Genshin Impact

Mikayla Bush, Junior Writer November 24, 2022

Within the confines of an archaic fantasy written world, the Chinese company, Hoyo-Verse, has conjured its most extraordinary chapter in Genshin Impact. It includes characters that outsmart the lore, concepts...

Facebook post by Power 99.1 on November 9

Why are people celebrating the holidays prematurely?

Mikayla Bush, Junior Writer November 15, 2022

Nothing more irks me than turning on the car radio to hear Mariah Carey on a sunny warm autumn day in the middle of October. Why, of all things, do people allow Christmas music when the season is still...

Angel Dominguez has a found family in the heart of a characterful community

Angel Dominguez has a found family in the heart of a characterful community

Mikayla Bush, Junior Writer November 11, 2022

Past the loud clamor and clash of silver and brass instruments, sophomore Angel Dominguez thrives in an environment full of personas and people. Band, like all of the other musical classes FHC provides,...

Comfort characters are my true imaginary friends

Comfort characters are my true imaginary friends

Mikayla Bush, Junior Writer November 8, 2022

Pikachu is overrated. Just like the other hundreds of other Pokémon, in general, they matter to me more than the birds and bees in the sky. Yes, despite my unfathomable love for the outdoors, fictional...

How I closet costume

How I closet costume

Mikayla Bush, Junior Writer November 1, 2022

I can pull an immaculate Halloween costume together in ten minutes just from my closet alone. Why? To put it blatantly, I have a bad habit of getting things I don’t need. That being said, sure, my...

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