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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

Olivia Rainey

Olivia Rainey, Staff Writer

Olivia is a senior entering her first year on The Central Trend. She has always had a love for writing and is looking forward to ending high school on staff. Outside of writing, she loves spending time with her horse Fitz, hanging out with friends, and listening to music. Although she has no musical talent whatsoever, Olivia loves rock n' roll and punk rock and can always be found listening to music. She wishes she had joined the TCT staff earlier, but she's excited and glad that she decided to join for her senior year.

Her favorite bands: blink-182 and The Offspring

Her weirdest thing she's written: An essay about toasting bread in junior year

Her Starbucks order: A venti Strawberry Crème Frappuccino with extra strawberry purée

Her favorite TV show: South Park

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Senior Olivia Rainey is proud of her growing appreciation for rock music.

[Photo] From her early childhood to her final moments at FHC and beyond, Olivia Rainey has found an escape in rock music

Kathryn Campbell, Staff Writer May 2, 2024

Senior Olivia Rainey is proud of her growing appreciation for rock music.

Senior sunrise from first semester.

A senior year recap

Olivia Rainey, Staff Writer April 30, 2024

Senioritis hit me hard three weeks ago. I began to care less and less about getting assignments done and procrastinating more than ever. With less than a week left, I have only a few days left to get...

The guy who helps me create beautiful memories that are trapped inside the colorful ribbon.

The secrets that I keep: the colors that dictate my life

Olivia Rainey, Staff Writer April 29, 2024

Hundreds hang on my walls. Each one holds an experience, whether it was a positive or negative few minutes of my life. It has become a collection, an obsession. My collection is the result of years...

This is Frank. I love Frank. He is not mine, but I still love him to death.

The secrets that I keep: the little things that keep life simple

Olivia Rainey, Staff Writer April 25, 2024

Quite frequently, the people around me point out my interests and ways of life. Not pointed out cruelly or rudely, but the differences that I have between myself and my friends are pointed out very...

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire was a visual masterpiece.

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire is the great new addition to the Godzilla franchise

Olivia Rainey, Staff Writer April 22, 2024

I had very high expectations for Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, and, not to my surprise, I was absolutely blown away. Being a movie that is full of giant monsters, the CGI would have to be above and...

Taking place under the sea, No Way Up would be a horrifying experience for anyone who is afraid of the ocean or flying.

No Way Up combines both the fear of the ocean and flying to create a less than okay survival movie

Olivia Rainey, Staff Writer April 17, 2024

The idea of No Way Up could have been an idea for a hit movie of the year. Unfortunately, it fell short of my already low expectations. No Way Up was not produced to be a hit movie. Its low production...

Sugar, Abel, Kinney, and Bishop are the members of the special forces operation sent to the Philippines.

In Land of Bad, a mission gone wrong makes for a thrilling survival story

Olivia Rainey, Staff Writer March 18, 2024

Land of Bad proves itself to be a must-watch movie despite being underrated. I would recommend Land of Bad to anyone who enjoys a thriller, military, action, or just straight-up interesting movie....

Megan and her Starbucks co-workers who are also students at FHC.

Passionate about making coffee, Megan Boersema dreams to start her own coffee shop

Olivia Rainey, Staff Writer March 15, 2024

Senior Megan Boersema can see a future filled with coffee. At a young age, Megan realized that she enjoyed making things. More recently, she discovered her passion for making drinks as a barista. When...

Forgetting about the present has led me to a less content future.

The secrets that I keep – being in the moment rather than the future

Olivia Rainey, Staff Writer March 13, 2024

In a world that seems to move faster with each passing day, the concept of being present in the moment has become increasingly important to me.  Many find themselves caught in the whirlwind of thoughts...

Millie Bobby Brown stars as Elodie, who was tricked into being a sacrifice.

In Millie Bobby Brown’s latest movie, Damsel, she proves that not every damsel needs saving

Olivia Rainey, Staff Writer March 11, 2024

When you hear the word damsel, you think of the phrase "damsel in distress". Yes, she is a damsel, but Millie Bobby Brown's character, Elodie, is not in distress. She proved that she could escape danger...

I love being with my two dogs when taking a break from people and the rest of the world.

The secrets that I keep – alone time

Olivia Rainey, Staff Writer March 4, 2024

I find serenity in solitude. I find relief in the word alone. Although I love spending time with people, such as my friends and family, the time that I spend with myself is my comfort place. When...

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom released on December 22, 2023.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom was too predictable

Olivia Rainey, Staff Writer February 20, 2024

I’m typically a Marvel person, but I'll give in and watch a DC movie when it comes to a few DC heroes. Aquaman, Batman, and Wonder Woman are the only DC heroes that I can tolerate and watch to enjoy...

Me and the boy that makes my heart happy.

The secrets that I keep – ♡

Olivia Rainey, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

I saw you from across the room.  I wondered how I had never noticed you before. Although I thought I knew everyone’s name, at first I didn’t know yours.  When I heard your name, that’s when...

The Beekeeper is an action-packed film starring Jason Statham.

The Beekeeper showed care in the most violent way possible

Olivia Rainey, Staff Writer February 12, 2024

The Beekeeper is Jason Statham’s latest action movie featuring a deep sense of care and revenge that it sought through violence.   This movie truly kept me hooked and grasped my attention with its...

Emma is in love with traveling the world which includes the beautiful oceans.

International traveling has provided Emma VanTongeren with beautiful views of the world

Olivia Rainey, Staff Writer February 7, 2024

As an avid traveler, senior Emma VanTongeren has been to 13 countries with the aspiration of adding many more to that list.  "I've been to 13 countries," Emma said. "I know off the top of my head the...

Fitz and I during part of my senior photoshoot.

The secrets that I keep – his pain, my pain

Olivia Rainey, Staff Writer January 31, 2024

I’ll never think of him the same way. Unfortunate injuries or medical issues happen all of the time and are a normal part of our imperfect world. But I never thought that he could be in such horrible...

Monarch: Legacy of Monsters is available on Apple TV+.

Monarch: Legacy of Monsters shows a new side of the Godzilla (2014) franchise

Olivia Rainey, Staff Writer January 22, 2024

Monarch: Legacy of Monsters is a captivating TV show that creates a fresh perspective in the Godzilla franchise.  As an addition to the story of Godzilla (2014), the Apple TV+ series, Monarch: Legacy...

I went to dinner with my bestie and I was wearing one of my Blink-182 shirts.

The secrets that I keep – I hate when people wear clothes for bands they don’t listen to

Olivia Rainey, Staff Writer January 18, 2024

Hate is a strong word, but I feel it is appropriate. I can rant for a long time about this fashion trend. Having similarities to a large number of people and keeping up with trends aren't necessarily...

Glen Powell and Sydney Sweeney are the stars of Anyone But You.

Anyone But You was a perfect balance of rom and com

Olivia Rainey, Staff Writer January 15, 2024

Anyone But You seamlessly blends romance, humor, and emotion into the perfect rom-com. To start off, I am a fan of Glen Powell. As soon as I saw his face in the trailer, I knew this movie was going...

We were a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for Halloween.

The secrets that I keep – Anja

Olivia Rainey, Staff Writer January 11, 2024

She goes to a different school. No one had ever heard of her before I mentioned her. She’s not really a secret, I've told people about her, but it feels like she is to me. No one else that I know...

When Christmas shopping, FHC students and staff focus on family

When Christmas shopping, FHC students and staff focus on family

Olivia Rainey, Junior Writer December 15, 2023

Students and teachers alike mostly end up Christmas shopping for their family rather than friends.  English teacher Jessi Dykstra immediately thinks of her mom regarding the idea of Christmas shopping....

Some people have an extremely long skincare routine, but I was able to cut mine down (not my picture).

Facial skincare products I will rave about for my sensitive skin

Olivia Rainey, Junior Writer December 11, 2023

My typical nightly facial skincare routine only consists of five products. My morning skincare has only two. For some people, having so few steps may seem strange and they think it would be ineffective....

Me with my parents friends Anita Thomas and Phil Collen.

I often think about how different my life could be

Olivia Rainey, Junior Writer December 6, 2023

I often think about how different my life could have been if we hadn’t moved. My parents, our three dogs, and I moved to Grand Rapids when I was a baby. The move didn’t affect any of my friendships....

Berkleigh and Rosie competing at HITS Chicago.

Berkleigh Blackport is a master at balancing a busy schedule

Olivia Rainey, Junior Writer November 30, 2023

Juggling a busy schedule can become very difficult for students, but senior Berkleigh Blackport has found balance. Berkleigh keeps busy with sports, work, and school, but with careful time management,...

Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse is my favorite show from my childhood.

Childhood TV provides an unlimited amount of nostalgia

Olivia Rainey, Junior Writer November 27, 2023

I find comfort in watching kids' shows. Seeing the same episodes with the same characters I used to be obsessed with sends a wave of nostalgia through me, providing a sense of comfort and calm. Nostalgia...

TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2023: Olivia Rainey

TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2023: Olivia Rainey

Olivia Rainey, Junior Writer November 20, 2023

To Ava Ackerman, for being my best friend before I knew you were my best friend. You were my next-door neighbor when we were toddlers. Then you moved away. Since we were so young, we forgot about each...

Some of the attendees of the Memorial Day charity ride at American Legion Post 49 in South Haven.

One of my happy places introduced me to a new group of people

Olivia Rainey, Junior Writer November 15, 2023

I have a favorite group of people.  They aren’t who anyone would expect. I’m a 17-year-old girl. Most girls my age love shopping and scrolling through social media. Yes, I also love those types...

The Kent Career Tech Center helps students get ahead in learning about the careers that they want to pursue.

KCTC provides students with a head start in their careers

Olivia Rainey, Junior Writer November 9, 2023

The Kent Career Tech Center, KCTC, is a tech school that provides students with learning opportunities that will help them prepare for their future careers. The classes taken at KCTC can help students...

The album cover of Blink-182s new album, ONE MORE TIME.

While on tour, Blink-182 has released their new album, ONE MORE TIME

Olivia Rainey, Junior Writer November 6, 2023

While on their 2023/2024 tour, Blink-182 released a brand new album titled ONE MORE TIME. Blink-182 is one of the most well-known punk rock bands in the world. In the midst of selling out stadiums and...

There is an essential balance between maturity and immaturity

There is an essential balance between maturity and immaturity

Olivia Rainey, Junior Writer November 1, 2023

Having a balance between maturity and immaturity is crucial to a healthy emotional balance in life.  Being mature is associated with responsibility, emotional intelligence, and a sign of growing up;...

Junior Olivia Rainey found her passion while horseback riding, and she plans to continue the sport throughout the rest of her life.

[Photo] Through her unique bond with horses, Olivia Rainey found her home

Lauren Brace, Podcast Manager February 10, 2023

Junior Olivia Rainey found her passion while horseback riding, and she plans to continue the sport throughout the rest of her life.

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