• Buy Candy Cane Grams at lunch on Dec. 8th and 9th for $1.00
  • Ranger Country Dodgeball Tournament is Tuesday, Dec. 7th, starting at 3:30 in the Old Gym
  • Senior Ceiling Tile Painting is Monday, Dec. 6th from 3-5 p.m. in the cafeteria
  • Winter break is Dec. 17th to Jan. 3rd
  • Ranger Challenge Assembly Friday, Dec. 10th
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

Rylie Beatty

Rylie Beatty, Staff Writer

Rylie is a junior, and this is her first year writing for The Central Trend. She spends almost all of her time laughing with her family or friends. She enjoys reading, baking, and binge-watching her favorite shows on Netflix. While doing all of this, she also partakes in the FHC Crew Team where she has made some of her best memories.

Favorite season: Winter

Favorite color: Yellow

Favorite musical: Hairspray

Guilty Pleasure: Reading the craigslist “missed connections”

All content by Rylie Beatty
Wyat Butler smiling for the camera on a sunny day.

Wyat Butler discovers his future through his love of math

June 2, 2021

Sophomore Wyat Butler’s favorite class is one that many students try to avoid. Ever since elementary school, Wyat has had a particular interest in all things math. Dating back to the notorious addition...

I wish everyone knew you

I wish everyone knew you

May 31, 2021

I am so happy to have gotten the chance to know you. Before I knew you, I was broken; I was lost and confused in this big world that surrounds me. I still try to figure out how you walked into my...

The album cover for Not in Chronological Order by Julia Michaels

Not in Chronological Order is full of heart and meaning

May 24, 2021

I am always listening to different kinds of music. The playlists that fill up my Spotify are all different kinds of music for all different kinds of moods. All throughout my day, new artists will be...

Rachel smiling with her friends from cheer

Rachel Buchholz has discovered herself through cheer

May 19, 2021

Freshman Rachel Buchholz accomplished a goal that many do not. Stepping onto the gym floor for tryouts as a freshman, Rachel did not expect to make the FHC Varsity Cheer Team; she was quickly caught...

I am finally taking my life into my own hands

I am finally taking my life into my own hands

May 17, 2021

One more night spent on my computer, searching for some sort of future that seems like it could possibly fit me. I have scrolled through hundreds of colleges, majors, and career choices, but none that...

Henrik Hoeldtkes new song holds the purpose we are all searching for

Henrik Hoeldtke’s new song holds the purpose we are all searching for

May 10, 2021

Making his way from the bottom, TikToker and rapper Henrik Hoeldtke has officially made his mark in the music industry. With an audience of almost five hundred thousand people, Hoeldtke has been able...

Penelope OMeara posing with her dance trophy in her dance costume

Penelope O’Meara finds joy in a unique style of dance

May 5, 2021

Freshman Penelope O’Meara is not the average dancer. Although her preferred sport is dance, it is a rather uncommon style of dance—Irish dancing. Penelope has been Irish dancing for about eight...

the people who have truly gotten me through these seventeen years

Another year has been added to my memories

May 3, 2021

Seventeen. I have learned so much. From learning how to ride a bike to learning how to forgive even when it’s hard. These past seventeen years, I have been blessed with what has been amazing; I could...

Andra Days new song is perfect for her musical comeback

Andra Day’s new song is perfect for her musical comeback

April 26, 2021

Everyone has their certain escape. For some, it may be a good book—one that they have read hundreds of times. For others, it may be sitting down and watching a timeless movie. For me, it is music. Ever...

This blank page is finally full again

This blank page is finally full again

April 19, 2021

I find myself constantly coming to this blank tab. The same blank tab with no titles, no words, no color. This blank page finds a way to creep into my every thought and overwhelm me countless times every...

Wave of You is the perfect song for this summers playlist

“Wave of You” is the perfect song for this summer’s playlist

April 12, 2021

Thanks to Spotify’s “Discover Weekly”, I have found my comfort music for the past three years. Since freshman year, I have found myself listening to the band Surfaces whenever I have a bad day....

March Mammal Madness creates fun competition within the biology classrooms

March Mammal Madness creates fun competition within the biology classrooms

March 31, 2021

It was an epic battle: on one side of the jungle is the Kinda Baboon and on the other side is the Egyptian Fruit Bat. It was obvious who would win—how could a small fruit bat defeat a large baboon? Quickly,...

I can’t resist the enchanting call of the night

I can’t resist the enchanting call of the night

March 29, 2021

I am still up. In the midst of darkness and pure silence, I cannot help but stay awake through the buzz and thrill of seeming to be the only one in the whole world who has not gone to bed yet.  Instead...

Justin Biebers new album encompasses his passion for singing and injustice everywhere

Justin Bieber’s new album encompasses his passion for singing and injustice everywhere

March 22, 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." This quote sets the meaning of Justin Bieber’s new album, Justice. Bieber manages to incorporate the theme...

Ryan Turley smiling for the camera with his two older siblings

Ryan Turley is pursuing his passion of game design in many aspects of his life

March 17, 2021

Junior Ryan Turley is currently working on developing a program similar to J.A.R.V.I.S from Iron Man. While his creation may not be as technologically advanced as the computer system in the movie, he...

I watched us fall apart

I watched us fall apart

March 15, 2021

Losing you hurt the most because I saw it coming. I felt in the pit of my stomach, some voice telling me to let go; as hard as it gets, I don’t look back. The inseparable bond that once was is...

A picture of the Eastown Fruity

The Eastown Cereal Cafe brings color and creativity to Wealthy Street

March 8, 2021

I have never been a fan of breakfast foods. The “best meal of the day” has always been my least favorite; over the years, I have created the bad habit of skipping breakfast rather than eating something...

Forensics: its not just the study of dead people

Forensics: it’s not just the study of dead people

March 3, 2021

Teacher and forensics coach Pamela Medford-Conley was once offered ten thousand dollars and free tuition to college to be the coach of her college’s debate team. Since Conley was fourteen years old,...

This piece is titled solitary refinement

The beauty to be found in breaking

March 1, 2021

I am not who I was yesterday. I have constructed new goals I have yet to achieve. I have acquired new friendships that I truly believe I can put time and effort into. I know these people that surround...

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Clinton Kane’s new song is a selfless farewell to the one he loves

February 22, 2021

Clinton Kane started his career a little less than a year ago, and little did he know that his first single would gain millions of streams. While he only has a few songs released, he has gained an immense...

Emily Johnson finds community and friendship in Young Life

Emily Johnson finds community and friendship in Young Life

February 17, 2021

Ever since her freshman year, senior Emily Johnson has been partaking in a youth group called Young Life. Whether it be sitting around a campfire, playing games, or reading books, Emily has begun to...

A picture I took when I was surrounded by people who made me genuinely happy.

She discovered everything works out in the end

February 15, 2021

She felt as though everything was crumbling beneath her feet. Weights of what felt like thousands of cement blocks were pushing her further and further down. This assignment is due in two hours, another...

Dan + Shays new song left me unimpressed

Dan + Shay’s new song left me unimpressed

February 8, 2021

If you know me, you know I am not a particular fan of country music.  This most likely stems from the fact that all of my siblings love that genre of music, so it is all I grew up hearing; I found...

Students and teachers start their zero hour at 6:40 in the morning

Zero hours provide scheduling benefits and a fun start to the morning

February 3, 2021

Coach and teacher Tim Rogers notices the value of getting up before the sun and challenging yourself with a workout before the day even starts. Rogers is not only the football coach, but he also teaches...

A picture I took while dreaming about my future home

Wanderlust is calling

February 1, 2021

The urge to flee from everything I know and love has been eerily strong lately. All I can think about is how I want to leave. I want to go with no end date in sight. I always knew I adored traveling,...

Joshua Bassetts new song exceeded my expectations

Joshua Bassett’s new song exceeded my expectations

January 25, 2021

Being a teenager, I feel the need to constantly be involved in celebrity drama. There is something strange about not being at all involved in drama, yet feeling like you know the whole story. And, of...

Ali Grendel finds her passion on the sidelines

Ali Grendel finds her passion on the sidelines

January 20, 2021

Under the exemplary “Friday Night Lights,” sophomore Ali Grendel is doing what she loves most—dancing.  Since her freshman year, Ali has been a part of the FHC Dance Team. Not only does she find...

I miss my home away from home

I miss my home away from home

January 18, 2021

My home away from home is 1,868 miles away. I find myself being the happiest there. Surrounded by some of the kindest and gentlest souls, I am at home. The only thoughts spinning through my mind are...

Lauv’s new single, “2021” breaks away from his previous originality

Lauv’s new single, “2021” breaks away from his previous originality

January 11, 2021

I remember going into 2020 thinking it was going to be the best year yet. Well, it did not turn out the way I had planned. Yes, there were definitely noteworthy moments, but this past year was full...

Trevor VanSkiver knows the importance of giving back

Trevor VanSkiver knows the importance of giving back

December 16, 2020

Sophomore Trevor VanSkiver and his dad run a countless number of races. In fact, he and his family decided to start running these races to fundraise for cancer awareness organizations. Not only do they...

King Princess’s newest song represents the mind of an over thinker

King Princess’s newest song represents the mind of an over thinker

December 14, 2020

I would say I listen to all genres of music. Whether it be pop, country, rap, or indie-style music, I have listened to it all. Throughout all of my perpetual music habits, I discover new artists almost...

The house that doesn’t know me

The house that doesn’t know me

December 7, 2020

On a dirt road behind acres of trees lies a house. This house is one I have traveled to a multitude of times, yet I do not know it. Rooms I have never entered, cabinets I have never opened, the house...

The twins of FHC support each other no matter what

The twins of FHC support each other no matter what

December 2, 2020

If you asked senior Tanner Wooden what his favorite part about being a twin is, he would probably elucidate on the fact that he always has someone there for him no matter what. Tanner and his twin,...

The featured online poster for Disneys movie Clouds, found on DIsney+.

Disney+ Original Movie, Clouds, gives a brand new perspective on life

November 30, 2020

You will never catch me crying during a movie. Yes, I get sad, but I never let tears stream from my eye. Well, that was the case until I watched the Disney+ Original Movie Clouds. Clouds is a movie...

Korbin Thompson finds his passion in gaming

Korbin Thompson finds his passion in gaming

November 18, 2020

If you look on the leaderboards of Minecraft speed running, you will see junior Korbin Thompson very near to the top. Korbin partakes in the streaming platform, Twitch, and averages around seventy watchers...

Sam Smith’s new album proves it’s okay to be vulnerable

Sam Smith’s new album proves it’s okay to be vulnerable

November 16, 2020

When I was younger, the music I listened to consisted of optimistic, happy tunes. As I have matured and grown, so has my music taste. I find myself incessantly listening to more despairing music—not...

I still remember

I still remember

November 9, 2020

I still remember the morning I found out you were gone. We knew you would be letting go sooner rather than later, so it was no surprise when I heard the news—especially because I had a dream that...

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