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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

Millie Alt

Millie Alt, Junior Writer

Millie Alt is a junior excited to be starting her first year on The Central Trend. She loves, loves, loves to write and is so excited to have an opportunity to share that joy. She also plays clarinet in the Ranger Marching Band, runs on the cross country team, and plays lacrosse. In the limited free time that she does have, she is most likely to be found reading (hopefully working through the huge number of books she owns but hasn't read). She may also be sitting with her best friend in her car or her basement or walking through D&W at 10:00 pm. Although Millie is excited to be a junior, the idea of being a senior next year scares her, and she is currently refusing to think about what comes next.

Favorite sitcom TV show: The Office or Brooklyn 99 (it's too hard to decide!)

Favorite non-sitcom TV show: The West Wing

Greatest mystery of her life: why some of her plants thrive and others just keep dying

Phobia: needles

All content by Millie Alt
One of Us Is Lying season two poster

Season two of One of Us Is Lying was a sequel that improved rather than degraded

November 30, 2022

The day was Oct. 31—Halloween. The year was 2020. COVID-19 stopped everything in its tracks, but I formed a new tradition: watching exorbitant amounts of television and eating exorbitant amounts of...

Users of both Apple and Android phones

A modern debate: Apple vs. Android

November 25, 2022

Senior Ella Hunnewell does not take pride in causing others discomfort—at least, in most areas of her life. In a singularly out-of-character reaction, Ella’s favorite thing about her phone is the...

Surrounded by the words of others, I feel insignificant in comparison

An ode to the words of others, or, Romanticizing my melancholic solitude

November 23, 2022

The world is different. Through white lenses, my mind grows calm in the cold. Streets I have walked every day, every life, are somehow fundamentally changed. A week ago, I asked for help and you replied...

TCTs The Countless Thanks 2022: Millie Alt

TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2022: Millie Alt

November 21, 2022

Carolyn and Andrew Alt—Mama and Papa, the calm to my chaos Every day I come home stressed, and every day you are there to calm my chaos into something more manageable: mayhem, some may say. I love...

Romeo and Juliet, two lovers in an embrace of death

Romeo and Juliet is not a romance; it’s a tragedy

November 16, 2022

“These violent delights have violent ends, and in their triumph die like fire and powder, which as they kiss consume.” This recognizable quote—from William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet—encompasses...

Grace Chen performs in recitals every year at Trinity Church

Playing the piano has taught Grace Chen lessons about hard work and motivation

November 14, 2022

Decrescendo, pianissimo, mezzo, arpeggio, sforzando. Sophomore Grace Chen hears these words in her daily life, and it’s not because she works in an Italian restaurant. Grace plays the piano and has...

Foul Lady Fortune in front of a shelf of editions of Chloe Gongs other works

Foul Lady Fortune flawlessly progresses Chloe Gong’s dazzling Shanghai

November 9, 2022

From Romeo and Juliet to As You Like It. From the 1920s to the 1930s. From mobsters to spies. From violence to intrigue. From death to death. From tragedy to tragedy. From These Violent Delights to...

My view as I write, in envy of my plants and the trees out my window

Growing pains, or a lack thereof

November 2, 2022

I have stopped growing. In the physical sense. While my mind may mature, my corporeal state is now forever stagnant. Humans are not trees, after all. With only four limbs and limited space, humans are...

The Central Singers at one of their recent performances

The FHC choir is a community that invites openness

October 31, 2022

The video game JustDance is an incredibly entertaining way to pass time, not only because it is fun to participate in, but also because it is simply hilarious to watch. Even a professional dancer playing...

I Kissed Shara Wheeler, by Casey McQuiston, weaves a stunning story of struggle and growth in high school

I Kissed Shara Wheeler defied the slippery slope of high expectations

October 12, 2022

With this year’s birthday money, I decided to buy the thing that brings me the most joy in life: books. I didn’t simply go to Barnes & Noble and purchase books off the shelves though; instead,...

The great loves of my life

Love is

September 26, 2022

I have never been kissed. I am the last of my friends to date. I have never been in a romantic relationship, but I am no stranger to love. Love is everywhere all the time. It surrounds and grounds me....

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