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The Central Trend

Nisha Rajakrishna

Nisha Rajakrishna, Editor in Chief

Nisha Rajakrishna is a senior and entering her last year on staff as an Editor-in-Chief. Nisha loves to travel and experience new cultures, and in her free time, enjoys spending time with friends and family. During her twelve years of school, she has lived in China, Florida, and England before landing in Forest Hills two years ago. However, she could not be more happy about spending her senior year at Forest Hills Central and as a leader of The Central Trend.

Favorite part of being on staff: The incredible people and atmosphere associated with being on staff, as well as getting to learn about FHC through writing

Favorite type of story: Reviews and profiles

Favorite book and why: Kira-kira by Cynthia Kadohata because of its deep story and intriguing characters

Favorite places to travel: England, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand

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1899 miles is what comes next

May 10, 2019

11. 11 houses I have called home. There have been almost one dozen houses that at one point in time held both me and everything I considered important. Within each of these homes, I’ve grown. I’ve...

Lilly Crook surrounds herself with people and passions she values

Lilly Crook surrounds herself with people and passions she values

May 8, 2019

Junior Lilly Crook always pictured moving as the "end-all" of situations to confront her, one that would never cross her path. That is, until it happened to her. “I had always imagined that moving...

PRETTYMUCH enters new, masterful territory with the release of

PRETTYMUCH enters new, masterful territory with the release of “Phases”

May 8, 2019

With three deep organ chords and a flurry of xylophonic chimes in tandem, PRETTYMUCH’s new single “Phases” commences with member Brandon Arreaga’s soulful croon, and accompanying it is a wave of...

Humans of FHC: Alexa Lauer

Humans of FHC: Alexa Lauer

April 29, 2019

"I've lived in Michigan all my life. I've moved twice, but once was just across the city and the other time was down the street. Now, we're moving to Boston for my dad's job. My brother is going to stay...

Inside the Classroom #10 - The End

Inside the Classroom #10 – The End

April 29, 2019

Over eight months, one hundred and sixty thousand views, twenty-eight staff members, and thousands of stories later, Reena, Susannah, and I’s last year with The Central Trend’s is coming to an end. And...

Martha's Vineyard pizza is simply the best of the best

Martha’s Vineyard pizza is simply the best of the best

April 26, 2019

If there’s anything I’ve taken from my adventurous, knowledgeable, food-and-coffee-loving friends in the last two years, it’s that Lyon Street is the place to be. The cobblestone road right at...

Humans of FHC: Leo Treash

Humans of FHC: Leo Treash

April 25, 2019

"I'm one of the few people who brings my own water bottle to lunch. Because I do this, my friends think it's appropriate to put all of their lunch items and unwanted items inside my water bottle. I think...

Khalid expands his realm yet again on Free Spirit

Khalid expands his realm yet again on Free Spirit

April 12, 2019

In 2017, artist Khalid debuted himself to the world with the release of his first studio album, American Teen, in a truly iconic work brimming with electricity and imagination. Now, almost exactly two...

Humans of FHC: Nicole Aquino

Humans of FHC: Nicole Aquino

April 10, 2019

"You know how everyone develops a main interest in something they think is really cool? That, for me right now, is neuroscience. Even though it seems intimidating at first, I'd still like to learn more...

With Arizona came assurance, but not enough of it

With Arizona came assurance, but not enough of it

April 2, 2019

Today, I spent an entire glorious March day on the University of Arizona’s beautiful colonial campus. Towering palm trees fluttered ever so slightly in the breeze, lining the paved paths connecting the...

Global Learners Initiative emphasizes the importance of an inclusive society

Global Learners Initiative emphasizes the importance of an inclusive society

March 27, 2019

Senior Breezy Rusher challenges those around him with the following conundrum. According to him, if 9+1 is 10, 10+1 is 11, and 11+1 is 12, then 12+1 is 1. How does that work? “In your head, you might...

Inside the Classroom #9: Spring brings The Senior Edition

Inside the Classroom #9: Spring brings The Senior Edition

March 24, 2019

As the days grow longer and the air grows warmer, something visibly changes within both the city and the school. Excited comments surrounding the weather diffuse through the halls, and shorts make an appearance...

A Boogie wit da Hoodie amazes the crowd at The Intersection

A Boogie wit da Hoodie amazes the crowd at The Intersection

March 22, 2019

With a distinctive twinkle in his eye working in tandem with his iconic, sparkling smile, A Boogie wit da Hoodie crafted a histrionic atmosphere like no other at his show at The Intersection, truly showing...

Katherine Bell achieves her Gold Award and beyond in her senior year

Katherine Bell achieves her Gold Award and beyond in her senior year

March 15, 2019

Surrounded by a multitude of people and dozens of cats at Crash’s Landing and Big Sid’s Sanctuary, a no-kill animal shelter, senior Katherine Bell observed as patrons walked in and out of the doors,...

My fleeting moments hold everlasting effects

My fleeting moments hold everlasting effects

March 13, 2019

In the last ten years, I’ve crossed paths with tens of thousands. Thinking about the number of people one simply comes across in an entire lifetime echoes an exponential function heading towards infinity....

East Grand Rapid's Clean Juice was a pleasant visit, but ultimately not for me

East Grand Rapid’s Clean Juice was a pleasant visit, but ultimately not for me

March 8, 2019

How I wound up at Clean Juice at East Grand Rapid’s Gaslight Village might forever be a mystery to me because, as those close to me know, I’m not one for eating-- or drinking-- healthy. My daily intake...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez represents hope for the future of Congresses

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez represents hope for the future of Congresses

March 4, 2019

Attention garnered for local politics may pale in comparison to state-wide gubernatorial elections or presidential campaigns, but recently, in New York’s District 14 centered in the Bronx and Queens,...

Inside the Classroom #8: Let's talk numbers

Inside the Classroom #8: Let’s talk numbers

March 2, 2019

Five school years ago, in its first year of creation, The Central Trend amassed just over one thousand site visits. In the 2015-16 school year, views skyrocketed to over 48,000, an incredibly impressive...

FHC musicians weigh in on the importance of music in their lives

FHC musicians weigh in on the importance of music in their lives

February 27, 2019

When she was in second grade, senior Abby Stead had already developed a rare auditory phenomenon, allowing her to match and identify given musical notes. This sensation, known officially as perfect pitch,...

Humans of FHC: Anonymous

Humans of FHC: Anonymous

February 25, 2019

"[Redacted] works at Subway. We love visiting him. It started out innocent, and then more people came. We got kicked out and banned. First it was me, then it was [redacted]. We brought our instruments;...

Ken Jeong surprised with emotional elements in his first stand-up show

Ken Jeong surprised with emotional elements in his first stand-up show

February 22, 2019

Though he was in the first comedy club where his career was launched, doing his first broadcasted stand-up comedy show, on his first Netflix special, Ken Jeong seemed to be performing for his hundredth...

Yote app and its downtown social lab strive to reinvent social media

Yote app and its downtown social lab strive to reinvent social media

February 22, 2019

“Yote is sort of like a virtual billboard that you can carry around with you,” explained Grand Rapids native and Yote co-founder Tony Warner. He paused, outlining a billboard figure with his finger,...

A society of sharing is becoming more apparent by the day

A society of sharing is becoming more apparent by the day

February 15, 2019

Imagine that two friends decide to go out to lunch together. They stream music together in the car ride to the restaurant, and all of their linked friends can see their music choices on Spotify. They...

Inside the Classroom #7 - A satisfaction stemming from snow

Inside the Classroom #7 – A satisfaction stemming from snow

February 9, 2019

As our city practically shut down for a week during the snowiest, coldest week Michigan has seen in decades, signs of closure were everywhere. 28th St’s once-bustling shops turned off their lights,...

The Fowling Warehouse far surpassed my predetermined expectations

The Fowling Warehouse far surpassed my predetermined expectations

February 8, 2019

I am not a good bowler in the slightest, something which is completely evident from my constant scoring around the 130 points. Similarly, I just might be the world’s worst football player, evident from...

An analysis into the first life decision

An analysis into the first life decision

February 1, 2019

Recently, I found myself sitting around a “Life” game board, where players assume the role of a life for a few hours and see who emerges victorious with the most money. While I would argue that ideals...

Class of 2019 says thank you to the senior moms for the senior treat

Class of 2019 says thank you to the senior moms for the senior treat

January 30, 2019

As the first half of the year comes to a close and seniors begin their last semester, over three hundred members of the Class of 2019 are finding themselves with plenty to reminisce about. Between the...

Humans of FHC: Danielle Rapeyko

Humans of FHC: Danielle Rapeyko

January 28, 2019

"I've been doing KCTC since last year when I was a junior. I'm in diagnostics right now. It's like all about the X-rays and phlebotomy. So, we learn about sticking needles up in your arm for bloodwork....

XXXTentacion's second posthumous release emphasizes his ongoing legacy

XXXTentacion’s second posthumous release emphasizes his ongoing legacy

January 25, 2019

Between his unexpected death by shooting in June to multiple run-ins with the law, deceased rapper XXXTentacion’s musical ability and success has constantly battled his life circumstances. His recently...

Inside the Classroom #6 - A day one hundred reflection

Inside the Classroom #6 – A day one hundred reflection

January 19, 2019

It’s been approximately twenty weeks since my senior year started, and I don’t even want to imagine what it would have been like without the blessing in my life that is The Central Trend. There’s...

It's important to remember the successes too

It’s important to remember the successes too

January 18, 2019

In the wake of the government shutdown, it seems that every news segment concerning the government is engulfed in a negative connotation. From criticism of both sides of the political spectrum to overall...

Humans of FHC: Josh Philip

Humans of FHC: Josh Philip

January 18, 2019

"I've only taken one exam so far -- for Orchestra -- and it doesn't even count for my grade. It went pretty good; I got a hundred on that one. But this next one might not be as good; it's Spanish. Spanish...

Senior Josh Uekert returns to FHC with support from his encouraging friends

Senior Josh Uekert returns to FHC with support from his encouraging friends

January 16, 2019

Towards the end of his sophomore year, with one decision and just a few words, senior Josh Uekert’s life was forever changed, as his family made the significant decision to move to the small town of...

Derry Girls was a unique portrayal of The Troubles of Ireland

Derry Girls was a unique portrayal of The Troubles of Ireland

January 11, 2019

A tale narrating one of history’s deepest political and religious conflicts, new Netflix release Derry Girls recounts the ‘90s conflict in Ireland through the everyday lives of ordinary citizens. Derry...

Miss USA and her discourteous words misrepresented our country

Miss USA and her discourteous words misrepresented our country

December 21, 2018

One week ago, inside a hall in Thailand, stood over one hundred talented, qualified women, each vying for the chance to be Miss Universe. This infamous competition advocates for women who are not only...

Science Olympiad kicks off its season with a first place finish

Science Olympiad kicks off its season with a first place finish

December 19, 2018

As 31 Science Olympiad teams piled into the awards ceremony at Portage Northern High School, FHC’s was expecting a solid fifth place. But as the announcer began to announce the winners of the season’s...

Benny Blanco's debut album is an underwhelming release

Benny Blanco’s debut album is an underwhelming release

December 14, 2018

Earlier this year, breakout artist Benny Blanco released his debut single “Eastside,” featuring Halsey and Khalid, and the hit soon became one of the year’s most streamed songs with its catchy beat...

Humans of FHC: David Wasilewski

Humans of FHC: David Wasilewski

December 12, 2018

"I was on [JV] soccer. We had like forty seconds left in our last game of the season against Lowell when [freshman] Joe [Robertson] hit an absolute banger into the back of the net. The whole bench just...

Humans of FHC: Aden Boden

Humans of FHC: Aden Boden

December 11, 2018

"So one day, I was just running around in the parking lot when my dad came to pick me up. I hopped on the back of his car. My phone was in my pocket, and I told him to drive. He said, 'No, get in the car.'...

Inside the Classroom #5 - Traditions and trends

Inside the Classroom #5 – Traditions and trends

December 8, 2018

To me, traditions are spectacularly peculiar. The idea that a person or a group of people can form an event so incredible and memorable that it continues long past their departure astounds me. I think...

Humans of FHC: Gavin O'Meara

Humans of FHC: Gavin O’Meara

December 7, 2018

"Something that I didn't expect at all from freshman year is how much I've branched out from my original social group. I've had a couple of super close friends since seventh grade, but now I'm starting...

The tale of a tower

The tale of a tower

December 7, 2018

Many years ago, on a distinctive land composed of places from all over the globe, a tower was born. Piece by piece, the foundation of the tower was laid, establishing the premise for what was to come....

Sophomore Julia Beaumont explores the world

Sophomore Julia Beaumont explores the world

December 5, 2018

Two summers ago, in the heart of the European metropolis of Paris stood sophomore Julia Beaumont. Yet she wasn’t in front of the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, or any other commonplace Parisian...

The 1975 send a powerful message through their newest album

The 1975 send a powerful message through their newest album

November 30, 2018

The 1975’s newest album, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, has been out for just over six hours, and I am already obsessed. Most who know me are aware of my devout devotion to The 1975, their...

World-renowned pediatric cardiologist presents to HOSA students

World-renowned pediatric cardiologist presents to HOSA students

November 21, 2018

Joseph Vettukattil, a world-renowned pediatric cardiologist, has saved over six thousand lives. On a daily basis, he performs 2-3 life-saving cardiac catheterizations, mostly on pediatric patients,...

Inside the Classroom #4 - New writers, new records

Inside the Classroom #4 – New writers, new records

November 17, 2018

The last three weeks have been groundbreaking here at The Central Trend. With new records, new writers, new series, and so much more, combined efforts from incoming writers, veteran writers, and the Sports...

The Bitter End overcomes recent challenges and proves to be a serene local coffee shop

The Bitter End overcomes recent challenges and proves to be a serene local coffee shop

November 16, 2018

Walking into The Bitter End late on a Friday night, I never would have guessed that just a few nights prior, this very coffeehouse had been subject to an armed robbery. Its walls contained an aura of tranquility...

TCT's The Countless Thanks 2018: Nisha Rajakrishna

TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2018: Nisha Rajakrishna

November 15, 2018

Andy Travis & Akansha Das -- for being two of the most driven people I know It astounds me how two people, both incredibly intelligent and naturally gifted, can also be so humble. Your inherent...

TCT's The Countless Thanks 2018: Introduction

TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2018: Introduction

November 14, 2018

Here at The Central Trend, we have so much to be thankful for. Among a plethora of other things, we are thankful for the supportive community that we are constantly surrounded by, the fascinating school...

Kirby House is Grand Haven's hidden gem

Kirby House is Grand Haven’s hidden gem

November 9, 2018

Though Grand Haven is a local summer favorite and a typical destination for a Grand Rapids resident to get away, up until a week ago, I had never been. Thus, during my weekend-long sojourn to the coastal...

Maddie Vonk

Maddie Vonk

November 6, 2018

Name: Maddie Vonk Grade: 12 Role: Susan 1. What are you most excited about? "I’m most excited for the audience to see the dynamics and characters that we’ve developed." 2. What makes...

Callum Ovens

Callum Ovens

November 6, 2018

Name: Callum Ovens Grade: 12 Role: Hobart Kemp 1. What are you most excited about? " I am most excited to see how this all comes together. I have no doubt it will be fantastic, but the anticipation...

Katie Ritzema showcases her musical talent at New York City's Carnegie Hall

Katie Ritzema showcases her musical talent at New York City’s Carnegie Hall

November 2, 2018

This summer, with her dream of performing at Carnegie Hall just a week away and her ideal piece perfected after over a year of practice, sophomore Katie Ritzema was ready for her shining performance. The...

It's never been like this before

It’s never been like this before

October 31, 2018

Buzz. My hand darts towards my phone, but not to check my Snapchat or my Instagram as I might have done a couple of months ago. The ding of a snap, or even a text, no longer interests me; the excitement...

Inside the Classroom #3 - Taking on MIPA

Inside the Classroom #3 – Taking on MIPA

October 27, 2018

If you haven’t realized by now, TCT is a family. And just like any other, our staff holds its own family traditions: newly-established Spooktober, Trendsgiving, editors’ columns, our Countless Thanks...

Restaurant Shiraz is an enlightening treat

Restaurant Shiraz is an enlightening treat

October 26, 2018

Any time a round of good news circulates through or a birthday comes winding around, my family gives each other one look, and immediately, everyone knows where we will be eating out that night. For years...

Can you say my name?

Can you say my name?

October 19, 2018

It’s a meager five letters, followed by a considerable eleven, with six occasionally thrown in in between. Nisha Anjali Rajakrishna. Since the day I was born, the sixteen letters that make up...

Biology students enhance classroom learning with a trip to John Ball Zoo

Biology students enhance classroom learning with a trip to John Ball Zoo

October 17, 2018

Within downtown Grand Rapids’s John Ball Zoo lies one exhibit occupied by a rocky pond and surrounded by dispersed patches of sand and shrubbery. Spotted around the exhibit are several tiny, dormant,...

Humans of FHC: Mason Corcoran

Humans of FHC: Mason Corcoran

October 12, 2018

"[Being a twin] is pretty interesting. For us, it's just like having a brother because we're not identical twins. We're not that alike-- we're nothing alike. He's kind of shy, and I just like to play sports,...

Humans of FHC: William Romanyk

Humans of FHC: William Romanyk

October 12, 2018

"I've always just liked music. I'm in band, and I also started playing piano in first grade. Really, it was my parents who wanted me to start playing the piano. When I was younger, I didn't really want...

Humans of FHC: Yashmeet Kaur

Humans of FHC: Yashmeet Kaur

October 12, 2018

"I'm passionate about medical science. It's just something that I've always been interested in since I was little. When we did the shark dissections at Central Woodlands, we had these small sharks for...

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Atmosphere put on an astounding concert for all

October 12, 2018

“This is what it’s all about,” screeches the girl standing in front of me. Her words pierce me almost as much as the multiple piercings distributed across her face do to her. “This is it,” she...

Inside the Classroom #2 - TCT meets FHE

Inside the Classroom #2 – TCT meets FHE

October 6, 2018

Yes, I’m well aware that I go to FHC, not FHE, and that the wrong school is featured in the title. While we may be rivals on the court or the field, above all, Northern, Central, and Eastern are all...

Freshman Ben Taylor devotes his all to soccer and marching band

Freshman Ben Taylor devotes his all to soccer and marching band

October 5, 2018

During the week, freshman Ben Taylor will not see his brothers for 120 hours straight. Each school day, Ben wakes up early in the morning to make it to zero hour drumline practice, then spends all day...

Sheshco Grill is the perfect stop for delectable Mediterranean dishes

Sheshco Grill is the perfect stop for delectable Mediterranean dishes

September 28, 2018

Zesty tangs, aromatic savor, and rich, luscious flavor. Mediterranean food will forever have my heart with these elements at its core. Sheshco Mediterranean Grill embodied these components of Mediterranean...

David VonEhr and Kristy Butler create the Ranger Science Fund to sustain the science department

David VonEhr and Kristy Butler create the Ranger Science Fund to sustain the science department

September 21, 2018

Eleven dollars. This year, eleven dollars is allotted per student to FHC’s science department. With eleven dollars, you could buy two Big Mac meals or perhaps a bouquet of flowers from Meijer. With...

An allegory of a journey

An allegory of a journey

September 21, 2018

I am a fourth grader at Discovery Elementary in Kentwood, Michigan. I am captivated by the magic of books, the structure of math, and the enchantment associated with science. On a gloomy winter Michigan...

Humans of FHC: Lake Robinson

Humans of FHC: Lake Robinson

September 18, 2018

“I play lacrosse, and when I started in first or second grade, it was really new. A bunch of my friends were all talking about it, so we all got together, and we’ve been playing ever since. I’ve...

Inside the Classroom #1 -- Welcome

Inside the Classroom #1 — Welcome

September 15, 2018

Welcome to Room 140 (affectionately dubbed Room 139 ¾ by its inhabitants), home of The Central Trend. Coming off our year of prosperity, we are so excited to continue providing content to both our...

Troye Sivan's new album Bloom is a product of his passion and potential

Troye Sivan’s new album Bloom is a product of his passion and potential

September 14, 2018

For an artist of his prominence, flair, and grandeur, it completely astounds me just how stirring Troye Sivan’s music can be to even the average listener. Sivan’s impressive resume includes serving...

Italian exchange student Irene Collacchioni joins FHC for her senior year

Italian exchange student Irene Collacchioni joins FHC for her senior year

September 7, 2018

Change can be a scary thing, and real adventure can invoke fear in even the strongest individuals. It’s the exhilarating feeling of physically stepping out of your comfort zone into something new and...

Class size reduction initiatives should be pushed in state governments

Class size reduction initiatives should be pushed in state governments

September 5, 2018

Within each classroom in every building in the country, there are thousands of factors that impact the quality of education that each child receives. Experience of the teacher, the subject of the class,...

Humans of FHC: Gabby Hernandez

Humans of FHC: Gabby Hernandez

June 10, 2018

"I am so happy that junior year is ending. It was very rough, but I think I really persevered through it, and I'm just really happy that it's over. [It was difficult to] keep time for myself while balancing...

Junior James Aidala immerses himself in a sea of interests

Junior James Aidala immerses himself in a sea of interests

June 3, 2018

Pick any form of science or humanities, and odds are, junior James Aidala probably knows something about it. With a multitude of interests in the two fields (including debate, public speaking, geology,...

The Singapore summit will benefit all involved and beyond

The Singapore summit will benefit all involved and beyond

June 2, 2018

It’s been 65 years since fighting of the Korean War ended, but as of today, the Korean War isn’t even officially over. On July 27, 1953, a ceasefire was drawn, but since a peace treaty was never signed,...

Humans of FHC: Amy Singer

Humans of FHC: Amy Singer

May 27, 2018

“Sports are pretty much our life. [I have] three boys: a sophomore, an eighth grader, and a fifth grader. [They’ve played] basketball and baseball forever. Most of the games are around here, but they...

Peppino's Sports Grille and Pizzeria in Kentwood is a great neighborhood eatery

Peppino’s Sports Grille and Pizzeria in Kentwood is a great neighborhood eatery

May 26, 2018

In my experience, nothing brings people together like a mouthwatering pizza. People gather around a table, and as the pizza cutter slowly cuts into the crust crumbling below it, impatient hands pull at...

Koyuki Buckhold - Class of 2021 Treasurer

Koyuki Buckhold – Class of 2021 Treasurer

May 22, 2018

Name: Koyuki Buckhold Grade: Freshman Running for: Treasurer 1. How long have you been a part of student council? "I was my class's vice president for the past school year. I was also on...

With the support of her family, freshman Brittney Probst excels in soccer and basketball

With the support of her family, freshman Brittney Probst excels in soccer and basketball

May 20, 2018

At the age of only three, freshman Brittney Probst found herself dribbling down both the basketball court and the soccer pitch. It’s been over a decade since Brittney’s parents first signed her up...

Charlotte Delaney, Addy Kaechele, and Zoey Guikema announced as next year's drum majors

Charlotte Delaney, Addy Kaechele, and Zoey Guikema announced as next year’s drum majors

May 13, 2018

It’s October, and there’s a cool fall breeze blowing over the organized lines cascading down the football field. The sonorous music from the assembly of instruments is supported by the booming beats...

Open your eyes

Open your eyes

May 12, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg once told his colleagues, "a squirrel dying in your front yard may be more relevant to your interests right now than people dying in Africa." The way we perceive the world these days...

Deception - Preview Q&A

Deception – Preview Q&A

May 7, 2018

Film: Deception Producer: Kendall Leach, Kendall Gardner, and Jack Nolan *Quotes by Kendall Leach* 1. What’s your film about? "It's about a girl who is trying to deal with the death of...

Sophomore Akansha Das holds a love for science and medicine

Sophomore Akansha Das holds a love for science and medicine

May 7, 2018

Whether it’s on a piano bench in front of a panel of judges, at a competition about to take on an anatomy test, or preparing to deliver a speech to a group of medical experts, sophomore Akansha Das is...

Roy Woods impresses with album Say Less

Roy Woods impresses with album Say Less

May 5, 2018

With thousands of artists entering the hip-hop and rap game each year, there’s not much one artist can do to set themselves apart. Sure, catchy music and a variety of tunes are vital to a successful...

Humans of FHC: Sami Fox

Humans of FHC: Sami Fox

April 29, 2018

“I went to Paraguay after my sophomore year during exams. I was there for a little over two weeks, [so for] around 18 days. So, my sister is a Spanish teacher in Indiana. She was leading her first student...

A year to graduation

A year to graduation

April 28, 2018

To me, graduation is a curious thing. Over 3.6 million students will graduate from high school in the US this year alone. Yet what leaves me the most amazed about graduation is the unity of the whole event;...

Jillian Chamberlain has a future in sign language interpretation

Jillian Chamberlain has a future in sign language interpretation

April 22, 2018

When senior Jillian Chamberlain was a middle schooler and randomly picked up a new interest, little did she know, this new "hobby" would eventually become her entire life. Humbly self-teaching herself...

Remember, don't rewrite

Remember, don’t rewrite

April 21, 2018

"But why do we have to learn history? It all happened hundreds of years ago anyway," the whiny student in my middle school history class complained. "In learning history, we understand the changes...

Humans of FHC: Ayah Ayesh

Humans of FHC: Ayah Ayesh

April 15, 2018

"The [Health Occupation Students of America] state conference was really cool, and I'm really glad we got to [come here]. It was at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, and it was the first time I've been there....

Views from up above

Views from up above

March 31, 2018

There's nothing like being on a plane. Not the feeling of physically being on the plane itself per se, because I'm quite uncomfortable when I'm crammed in a metal box in the sky with three hundred other...

Logic's album Everybody holds something for everyone

Logic’s album Everybody holds something for everyone

March 24, 2018

Since the global hit 1-800-273-8255 gained great success at the end of last year, singer Logic and his salient message have touched the hearts of many around the world. The 1-800 hit inspired a message...

10 members of DECA team qualify for nationals in Atlanta

10 members of DECA team qualify for nationals in Atlanta

March 22, 2018

On the road to Detroit, marketing teacher Kristin Oai??i??Brien and her dozens of DECA students excitedly traveled to take part in the DECA state competition. Surrounded by nearly four thousand students...

Francesca Duong's numerous commitments have led her to a successful future

Francesca Duong’s numerous commitments have led her to a successful future

March 18, 2018

"Everyone has their different strengths," senior Francesca Duong said. "I think one of the most important things to recognize when you're working in a group is that someone is going to be better at something...

Freshman Koyuki Buckhold has a strong voice and a lot on her plate

Freshman Koyuki Buckhold has a strong voice and a lot on her plate

March 11, 2018

Imagine a freshman, and the minds of many jump to the image of a student steadily trying to grasp the ropes of their new high school experience. While some may be confused and trying to find their identity...

The right to vote extends farther than just presidential elections

The right to vote extends farther than just presidential elections

March 10, 2018

As a country and a society, one of our greatest accomplishments has been the establishment of our voting system, and most citizens take pride in the ubiquitous freedom to take part in both local and national...

Humans of FHC: Dorris Dagama

Humans of FHC: Dorris Dagama

March 4, 2018

"I love going to India. My family tries to go every year, and recently, we have tried to go during the same time that my cousin goes to India. My favorite part about going is getting a chance to meet my...

Humans of FHC: Ira Smyrnova

Humans of FHC: Ira Smyrnova

February 25, 2018

"[For the global fair], I did Russia and Ecuador. I had to do Ecuador for Spanish. But Russia, I did it because I'm Russian. It feels pretty great. I feel like I'm educating people about my homeland. I...

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