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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

Starbucks order: It would be the iced pistachio latte if they hadn’t discontinued it:(

All content by Payton Vincent
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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