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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

Payton Vincent

Payton Vincent, Staff Writer

Payton is a senior returning for her second year on The Central Trend. When she is not writing stories, you can find her at a coffee shop with a book and an iced caramel latte. She enjoys listening to music, traveling, and spending time with the people she loves. Payton is thrilled to be spending her last year of high school in room 139 once again.

Comfort TV shows: Gilmore Girls and Chicago Med

Favorite snack: White Cheddar Poppables and pretzel sticks

Starbucks order: Any of the seasonal drinks, but it would be the iced pistachio latte if they hadn’t discontinued it:(

All content by Payton Vincent
The cover of Louis Tomlinsons newest album, Faith in the Future

As much as I would like to gatekeep Louis Tomlinson’s new album, it deserves more recognition

November 28, 2022

Throughout the fluctuating phases I've encountered in my life, one of the most prominent was when I was—and still am—a big admirer of the boyband One Direction. Although I became a fan after the band...

December 2008, my older brother and I playing in the  snow in Grand Haven.

It glistened as it fell

November 24, 2022

Completely encapsulated in my own mind, I sit still behind the counter waiting for the next customer to come in. Faint Christmas music fogs up the room as I slowly start to adjust back to reality. I notice...

TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2022: Payton Vincent

TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2022: Payton Vincent

November 23, 2022

My family- for keeping me grounded I could take up pages just to thank my amazing and constantly supportive family, thank you all, for raising me to be who I am today. Mom - Thank you for always being...

Eshana (right) with her friend, sophomore Charlie Molitor at a football game

Eshana Kaur defines the melodies of her life through the people she meets

November 23, 2022

Sophomore Eshana Kaur has established a sixth love language throughout her life: music  Through the therapeutic aspects melodies can bring, Eshana has created many bonds with her peers through her...

Relationship Q&As: Alex Brown

Relationship Q&As: Alex Brown

November 20, 2022

Name: Alex Brown Grade: 11 Who are you dating? "Veronica Vincent." How long have you been together and when did you meet? "We've been together for four months, and [we officially met] in...

Relationship Q&As : Kaylin Scheuneman

Relationship Q&As : Kaylin Scheuneman

November 20, 2022

Name: Kaylin Scheuneman Grade: 12 Who are you dating? “Tyler Poth.” How long have you been together and when did you meet? “Three and a half years; it was eighth grade, and I was twelve...

Relationship Q&As: Abbie Glass

Relationship Q&As: Abbie Glass

November 20, 2022

Name: Abbie Glass Grade: 10 Who are you dating? “Micah Meadow.” How long have you been together and when did you meet? “Over three years [since we met] in seventh grade.” How...

Establishing  independence before getting into a relationship is essential

Establishing independence before getting into a relationship is essential

November 17, 2022

The desire to have a companion often blinds teens to the effects that romantic relationships will have on them at a young age.  Although some high school relationships end with a happily ever after,...

The best relationship advice is given by those who see it from an outside perspective

The best relationship advice is given by those who see it from an outside perspective

November 15, 2022

“How do you give the best advice when you have never been in a relationship?” This question has popped up in conversations with my friends many times before. It always seems that the individuals...

Through the eyes of an observer

Through the eyes of an observer

November 15, 2022

High school romantic comedies have always been my favorite type of movie. Whether it was a Disney Channel Original I watched when I was a kid or the plethora of Netflix films I add to my list on a daily...

The cast of Clue performing during one of their dress rehearsals

Clue: On Stage exceeded my already high expectations

November 15, 2022

Ever since going to see FHC’s production of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella last spring, I have become absolutely enthralled by the talent of the FHC Theater Department.  When the 2022 fall...

Investigative series: Payton Vincent - Dating in high school, is it worth it?

Investigative series: Payton Vincent – Dating in high school, is it worth it?

November 15, 2022

Is dating in high school worth it? It is very common for teenagers to start dating once they get into high school, but how does it affect them in their most formative years? In this investigative series,...

Clue Q&As: Jonathan Mossner

Clue Q&As: Jonathan Mossner

November 11, 2022

Grade: 11 Role: Mr. Green Why do you enjoy being in the play? “It’s just really fun to do, and even though it can be stressful sometimes, [I’m] surrounded by people who also [are there]...

Clue Q&As: Letizia Cumbo-Nacheli

Clue Q&As: Letizia Cumbo-Nacheli

November 11, 2022

Grade: 11 Role: Singing Telegram Girl Why do you enjoy being in the play? “I get to meet new people that I never would have thought myself to mix with, and it’s a new experience that I always...

Clue Q&As: Josie Butler

Clue Q&As: Josie Butler

November 10, 2022

Grade: 11 Role: The Motorist Why do you enjoy being in the play? “I enjoy being in the play because of the community, and I love being on stage. Any opportunity [I have] to perform and I’m...

Clue Q&A: Gia Monterusso

Clue Q&A: Gia Monterusso

November 10, 2022

Grade: 11 Role: Mrs. White Why do you enjoy being in the play? “It’s a fun space to make friends, and I like being on stage so it is always a great time to participate.” What made you...

My playlist consisting of the four albums that have defined my high school experience

The melodies that defined the past four years

November 10, 2022

I have always had a connection with music. From a young age, it captured me in its grasp and I have never had the desire to escape.   Every moment of my life has been defined by a melody. There are...

One of the many covers from the horror movie: Smile

Smile was disturbingly awful

November 1, 2022

I have never been an avid horror movie fan but in the spirit of Halloween, however, I decided I would indulge in the movie some of my friends had been raving about: Smile. The main storyline of the...

The cover of Meghan Trainors new album: Takin It Back

Meghan Trainor is returning to her roots in her new album Takin’ It Back

October 27, 2022

When I was ten years old, I bought my first ever album, Title by Meghan Trainor. After I had become enthralled by her hit song All About That Bass, I saved up all my allowance until I was able to pay the...

Sophomore Paige Jacobs (second from right)
 with a couple friends at a football game

Paige Jacobs creates life-long bonds and memories through dance

October 25, 2022

Floating throughout the hallways of a hotel in Florida was a fit of hushed laughs and creativity bubbling out of FHC’s Varsity Dance Team. These are the bonding moments sophomore Paige Jacobs strives...

The beginning of the end

The beginning of the end

October 17, 2022

As Homecoming week came to a close, and we took our final bow to High School Musical during the senior lip sync, the reality of the future set in once again. I have spent my entire life in a bubble...

The autumn trees changing color on the drive

The scenic views that keep her sane

October 13, 2022

Laying underneath the weight of college applications and AP classes is a seventeen-year-old girl whose anxiety has taken over her emotions. Driving home from a dinner with friends, she’s contemplating...

Some of the ceiling tiles students painted for the transcendentalism project.

Students develop an admiration for nature and self-discovery through the transcendentalism unit

October 11, 2022

Three years ago, English teacher Ken George went to Walden Pond in Massachusetts to see the homes of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, and when he returned, he had a whole new mindset for teaching. The...

The Two Hot Takes podcast is setting a spooky tone for fall with their newest episodes

The Two Hot Takes podcast is setting a spooky tone for fall with their newest episodes

October 4, 2022

If someone would have told me a year ago that I would be spending my morning drives to school listening to a podcast, rather than staying within the comfort of my meticulously crafted playlists, I wouldn’t...

The moonlight reflecting on the water in Grand Haven, Michigan.

The shores of Lake Michigan are more charming while glistening in the moonlight

September 29, 2022

I have never sat on the sandy shores of a beach for more than twenty minutes at a time. My childhood was filled with endless days in the scorching sun—swimming carelessly through the waves that crashed...

Junior Heather Jaze posing for a selfie

Heather Jaze expands her values through the clubs of FHC

September 27, 2022

For junior Heather Jaze, her social life is a prominent priority, and she expresses it through a method that is often stripped of its deserving appreciation: the clubs of FHC. Heather has always tried...

Plumfield Books is the serene scene every book lover needs in their life

Plumfield Books is the serene scene every book lover needs in their life

September 20, 2022

The only true way to escape reality is through the essence of books, and I’m not referring to the mind-numbing novels that are strategically placed within a high school curriculum. It took me the...

My friends and I throughout the past 4 years

As senior year begins, my teenage years are slipping through my fingers

September 15, 2022

 I have never been the type of person to take life for granted. I try to display my gratitude in multiple ways, but I never knew that the gratitude would blind me from the reality of my teenage years. While...

Ranger Stadium

The first week of school manifests excitement throughout the halls of FHC

September 11, 2022

The first week of school establishes the tone for an exciting year ahead, but as a new member of the high school, it can be a bit overwhelming. Freshman Maggie Hill endured the nerve-wracking first week,...

Top Gun: Maverick surpassed the expectations that were set from the original film

Top Gun: Maverick surpassed the expectations that were set from the original film

September 6, 2022

The opening scene of the movie Top Gun is considered one of the most exhilarating scenes of all time, well, according to my grandpa it is. Recently, it dawned on me that I had never seen the iconic...

Thank you for listening

Thank you for listening

December 17, 2019

I try to speak, but no words come out. My brain gets flustered and overwhelmed when those words aren’t expressed. Stress—pressure that weighs down on me day by day—closes in until I feel as if I...

Exam preparation looks different for all students

Exam preparation looks different for all students

December 12, 2019

As exams are closing in, freshman Grace Crook is preparing to start studying for her first round of high school exams. “I study at least two weeks to a week-and-a-half before and try not to cram,”...

Liam Paynes newest album LP1 did not disappoint

Liam Payne’s newest album LP1 did not disappoint

December 10, 2019

After not hearing much from Liam Payne in the past couple of years, I was taken by surprise when I found out he was releasing his newest album: LP1. With a variety of upbeat songs featuring many other...

The little boy with the biggest heart

The little boy with the biggest heart

December 3, 2019

My four-year-old cousin is the only person who can brighten my day in an instant. The only person who can make me smile within seconds of walking into the room. But back then, I was scared my new little...

I enjoyed spending my free time listening to Ruels newest EP Free Time

I enjoyed spending my free time listening to Ruel’s newest EP Free Time

November 26, 2019

After hearing about Ruel from my friends and listening to some of his other songs myself, I was thrilled to listen to his newest EP Free Time, and as usual, he didn’t disappoint. Earlier this year,...

The small blue house on a steep hill

The small blue house on a steep hill

November 19, 2019

I hope they enjoy my house; I hope they love it as much as I did. The small blue house on a steep hill of a bumpy road that I once claimed as my own is no longer mine. The only place I knew as home...

Project-based learning is helping students learn more efficiently

Project-based learning is helping students learn more efficiently

November 14, 2019

Civics teacher Jeff Manders decided to take a different approach to teaching this year with project-based learning. “It’s them doing something with the information as opposed to ‘read this, memorize...

Rex Orange Countys newest album Pony sums up life in 10 songs

Rex Orange County’s newest album Pony sums up life in 10 songs

November 12, 2019

After hearing a few of Rex Orange County’s hits in the past and then deciding to listen to his newest album, Pony left me overly pleased.  Each song seemed to be crafted from a mold of personal experiences...

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