• Exams for freshmen through juniors will be Friday June 4th, Monday June 7th, and Tuesday June 8th
  • Tuesday June 8th is the last day of school for freshmen through juniors
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The Central Trend

Sarah Wordhouse

Sarah Wordhouse, Public Relations Manager

Sarah is a senior and entering her second year as a writer for The Central Trend. During her free time, she likes taking drives and finding hidden gems of places, thrift shopping, record buying, and going out for brunch. She loves watching TV shows such as Jane the Virgin but loves getting lost in books even more. 

Favorite part of being on staff: Exploring new writing techniques, finding my voice, and meeting the wonderful people a part of it.

Favorite types of stories: Columns

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, writing (duh), belting out songs and dancing to them, binge-watching any and everything, and snuggling with dogs.

Favorite book and why: I love the Storm and Silence series because it has all of my favorite aspects of books in one.

It's a Friday night, you will usually find Sarah: Either at her friend's house or finding new worlds inside of words (AKA reading).

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A picture of people who remind me of home, or room 139, and the safety those four walls provide me.

[Photo] The world outside this room seems indomitable

October 21, 2020

A picture of people who remind me of home, or room 139, and the safety those four walls provide me.

Justin Bernardez will make you rethink everything you think you know about music

Justin Bernardez will make you rethink everything you think you know about music

June 20, 2019

To be honest, I know what music I like, and I don't often take music suggestions from others. I like what I like, and it's always worked for me. Very rarely have I ever felt that I was “missing out”...

Thank you for reading me

Thank you for reading me

May 10, 2019

I guess it would be only fitting to end this journey the same way I started it: lost, entering the unknown, but sure of one thing. Sure that I at least would have the company of filling pages up and creating...

Disconnected - Filmfest Preview Q&A

Disconnected – Filmfest Preview Q&A

May 6, 2019

Film: Disconnected Producers: Amina Makic, Lejla Velic, and Breezy Rusher Interviewee: Lejla Velic 1. What’s your film about? "Our film is very different. Our main character, Kai,...

Humans of FHC: Aidan O'Meara

Humans of FHC: Aidan O’Meara

April 26, 2019

"In 1st grade, I was playing catch with I don't remember who. He hit me in the nose with a football, and I got a bloody nose. I was walking back to class, and I passed out. Then Emma Hansen got Audrey...

The importance of lasts

The importance of lasts

April 26, 2019

I don't want to scare you by starting with a beginning; therefore, I will start from the end. This is the end. Every moment that we have endured has led us to the end. We all had beginnings, each...

Ayah Ayesh has discovered her life passion, and it's right at home

Ayah Ayesh has discovered her life passion, and it’s right at home

April 24, 2019

For seniors, college means new starts. The beginning of an era. A time to experience new things and a life on your own. But what if everything you've wanted you already have? For senior Ayah Ayesh,...

The true tragedy burns through after the occurrence of the Notre Dame fire

April 19, 2019

A terrible thing has happened. Hearts are broken. And a piece of our world has disappeared and is gone forever. It isn’t fast news when I say that a piece of the infamous Notre Dame Cathedral has...

Humans of FHC: Mary-Elizabeth Williams

Humans of FHC: Mary-Elizabeth Williams

April 19, 2019

"I love children. I think it's really, really important and cool to be able to mold the next generation. You can see what you teach them, and when they imply it, when they are empathetic, when they're...

Q&A with Andrea Wang: March photo contest winner

Q&A with Andrea Wang: March photo contest winner

April 17, 2019

Q: What is the story behind this picture? A: Courtney and I were taking a walk in her neighborhood last summer, and I thought the sun/lighting looked really nice, so I picked a couple flowers from the...

Ben Platt's debut album Sing To Me Instead is every synonym for amazing and more

Ben Platt’s debut album Sing To Me Instead is every synonym for amazing and more

April 12, 2019

"….astounding and instantly recognizable," Port Press. "...intensely personal," Newsday. "...expresses those troubling times we all go through," junior Aaron Jachim. Raving. Enthralling. Astonishing....

Ella Growney answers the question of what makes becoming a doctor worth it

Ella Growney answers the question of what makes becoming a doctor worth it

April 10, 2019

What makes becoming a doctor worth it? This is the question many, including senior Ella Growney, ask themselves when considering if a career in the medical field is right for them. While there is no...

Humans of FHC: Alyssa Cheslek

Humans of FHC: Alyssa Cheslek

April 9, 2019

"I'm reading Clifford y su Cumplianos, or [Clifford's] Birthday. Sometimes, [it's hard to read in Spanish], but I feel like doing this helps me learn more about the language. I would say that I learn a...

Spencer Sutherland's EP, NONE of this has been about you, proves everything from now on should be

Spencer Sutherland’s EP, NONE of this has been about you, proves everything from now on should be

March 29, 2019

My first thoughts when I stumbled across Spencer Sutherland’s music video “Talk” on Youtube were how have I never heard of you? The colors, the themes, and, I hate to say it but, the aesthetic of...

Humans of FHC: Ayesha Jeddy

Humans of FHC: Ayesha Jeddy

March 26, 2019

"[Health Science Scholar Institute] was kind of like school. They would give us different medical terms to talk about, and we would see recordings of different surgeries, which was interesting. We had...

Please don't hate me

Please don’t hate me

March 22, 2019

I'm sorry about our falling out. Please don’t hate me for it. We both grew up, but we grew in different directions. I still love you every bit as much as I once did, but the cool distance you've created...

Liza Canaj discovered her natural role as a leader through yearbook

Liza Canaj discovered her natural role as a leader through yearbook

March 20, 2019

“Not as entertaining or adventurous” are the words junior Liza Canaj would use to describe her life without working for the yearbook. Already the Editor of Marketing as a junior and scheduled to...

Juanita affirms the belief that Netflix should stop cranking out movies simply for the sake of it

Juanita affirms the belief that Netflix should stop cranking out movies simply for the sake of it

March 15, 2019

Never has subpar been so close yet so far away. When attempting to think of the adequate words to describe Netflix’s recent release, Juanita, I would not say expectations rose high, which was convenient,...

I play pretense with emotions... and I'm tired of it

I play pretense with emotions… and I’m tired of it

March 8, 2019

I never know what I'm supposed to be feeling. I live in this constant in between of being told that I feel-- that I worry-- too much, while also suffocating myself by the ceaseless worry that I do not...

Aseel Ayesh redefines the definition of what it means to go home

Aseel Ayesh redefines the definition of what it means to go home

March 6, 2019

Sophomore Aseel Ayesh finds herself torn between two of her homes, separated by water and a few thousand miles. Born and raised in Michigan with family in Palestine, she traveled back home last summer...

Julia Michaels' EP Inner Monologue Part 1 voices her honest thoughts while maintaining relatability

Julia Michaels’ EP Inner Monologue Part 1 voices her honest thoughts while maintaining relatability

March 1, 2019

The purpose of music is to elicit a feeling, a response in some way. No matter your experience with music or with the writing process with it, conveying feelings that others can identify with its definitely...

The Central Trend announces monthly contests as a platform for students to showcase their art

The Central Trend announces monthly contests as a platform for students to showcase their art

February 22, 2019

The Central Trend will be hosting a monthly contest to help bring recognition to the hidden talents of the school's students! Every month, there will be a new theme for the contest, and this month's is...

I am a cliche

I am a cliche

February 22, 2019

Cliche: a phrase or opinion that is overused and indicates a lack of original thought. Basic. Lacking individuality. So common, it has become mundane. So is it cliche to say that I feel cliche? It feels...

Olivia Booth finds freedom of expression in the strings of the instruments she plays

Olivia Booth finds freedom of expression in the strings of the instruments she plays

February 21, 2019

They say jealousy is the root of all evil, but for freshman Olivia Booth, it was the beginning of something that would forever change her: music. Starting out on a whim after her cousin got a guitar...

Monthly Contest: Rules and Regulations

February 21, 2019

Rules and Regulations: One winner will be selected by TCT staff and announced on the website. They will have their story featured on the website and a Q&A article about them written! Email submissions...

There was no saving Avril Lavigne's album Head Above Water

There was no saving Avril Lavigne’s album Head Above Water

February 19, 2019

Avril Lavigne released a new album? In 2019?. I know, I couldn’t believe it either; I thought that Lavigne’s music days were over, but apparently, I was sorely mistaken. Immediately, I was excited...

Take me back to the night we met

Take me back to the night we met

February 11, 2019

Take me back to the night we met, and this is what I would tell you. I realize this reflection of who you were is identical to the one that stands before me, and yet entirely different. Outwardly, you...

Humans of FHC: Carmen Marshall

Humans of FHC: Carmen Marshall

February 6, 2019

"My sister just graduated college this past winter, [and she got a puppy as] her graduation present. She's also moving out of our house soon to get her own place and everything, but she's just living with...

Maggie Rogers's

Maggie Rogers’s “Heard It In A Past Life” is poetically perfect

February 4, 2019

Since 2016, Maggie Rogers has been working her way into the hearts of thousands--if not millions--of people's minds, solidifying her position as a rising indie pop artist. After a masterclass session with...

Humans of FHC: Ella Guikema

Humans of FHC: Ella Guikema

January 31, 2019

"This fall, whoever [wanted to] from choir went to Chicago to go see Hamilton. [On the way there] we were all sending [Mr. Ivory] jokes [on RemindMe], like music jokes or choir teacher jokes....

This is why I hate

This is why I hate “most girls”

January 25, 2019

"I'm not like most girls." You've heard it. You've seen it said on social media. Heck, you've probably even said it yourself if you’re of the female gender. Maybe a guy has even said it to you, and...

Manahil Khan continually attempts to be politically active

Manahil Khan continually attempts to be politically active

January 23, 2019

Joining the engineering workforce is something that sophomore Manahil Khan has been working towards for her whole life. With parental approval, taking the right classes, and continuing on in her second...

gnash's new album we was depressingly anti-climatic and simply average

gnash’s new album we was depressingly anti-climatic and simply average

January 18, 2019

In 2017, there wasn't a radio station that you could switch to and not hear the song “i hate u, i love u” by gnash playing. The song peaked at number ten on the Billboard's Top 100’s and remained...

I can't pretend to be her any longer

I can’t pretend to be her any longer

January 11, 2019

I wake up in the morning and prepare myself for all the different “me’s” I will need throughout the day. I set my anxieties aside--no one needs to see those--and put on my faces. And no matter how...

Kai Hagedorn views all aspects of life as an adventure

Kai Hagedorn views all aspects of life as an adventure

January 9, 2019

Since senior Kai Hagedorn was born, he has been constantly on the move, driven by a passion to experience every available adventure. He finds himself most at home in the outdoors and in places he loves,...

Kristin Hannah's newest novel The Great Alone left me forever changed

Kristin Hannah’s newest novel The Great Alone left me forever changed

December 21, 2018

Change is not one of the limited things I specialize in. I am all about consistency: constantly not getting enough sleep, not studying enough, and not drinking enough water. My life is predictable,...

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Humans of FHC: Maya Gulick

December 18, 2018

"[I'm going on a cruise to South America] because my grandparents wanted to take me there, and it's their last time going. They kind of just surprised me with it. It just kind of matched up with my winter...

Matthew Simonis was finally able to achieve his dreams of being on the ice

Matthew Simonis was finally able to achieve his dreams of being on the ice

December 17, 2018

Senior Matthew Simonis grew up in a family where his destiny was arranged before he even had a say--and he was perfectly okay with it. Matthew’s family “is hockey,” as he describes it. He grew up...

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Humans of FHC: Hezekiah Lane

December 14, 2018

"On Christmas Eve, [my family and I] bake a cake to celebrate the birth of Jesus because I'm Christian. We eat it on Christmas, and that's a lot of fun. Then on Christmas, my sister and I wake each other...

This water

This water

December 14, 2018

This water laps upon me, nagging me to come deeper. With each slight disturbance, it spreads and splashes higher up my legs. It creeps up my body until it's like I can no longer breathe. It's like I am...

Alessia Cara's new album The Pains of Growing is blunt and brilliantly intertwined

Alessia Cara’s new album The Pains of Growing is blunt and brilliantly intertwined

December 7, 2018

I'm pretty sure we all can say our favorite artist writes about “real things,” and I won't argue you on that. But what I will say is that there is a difference between every artist and Alessia Cara....

A place to sit

A place to sit

November 30, 2018

All my life, I've searched for the same thing and received false hopes. Like a castaway stranded at sea, the only hopes spurred on by the illusion of land. I've hunted for it and searched like a desert...

Morgan Young uses her determined personality to pursue greatness in sports and school

Morgan Young uses her determined personality to pursue greatness in sports and school

November 28, 2018

“How is it supposed to get done if I don't do it?” Is a motto that freshman Morgan Young finds applies to everything she does. From playing soccer for ten years to having the idea to start her own...

Jon Bellion's new album Glory Sound Prep is uniquely a classic

Jon Bellion’s new album Glory Sound Prep is uniquely a classic

November 26, 2018

I'm sure we've all jammed to and kept on repeat "All Time Low" when it was released in 2016, and if you're anything like me, you've only kept loose tabs on Jon Bellion. Now, he's back with his latest album...

TCT's The Countless Thanks 2018: Sarah Wordhouse

TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2018: Sarah Wordhouse

November 16, 2018

Mrs. Penninga - for being my in-school mother You always allow me to come up and bother you with annoying book annotations/realizations and to simply talk about life. Thank you for putting up with me,...

She used to be mine

She used to be mine

November 16, 2018

As I lay in my bed on a Thursday night, a particular feeling overwhelms me. It's not one I am unaccustomed to, and maybe that is the reason why it's specifically devastating. I have an unreasonable and...

Foreign exchange student Toni Friedrich finds enjoyment in all that Michigan offers

Foreign exchange student Toni Friedrich finds enjoyment in all that Michigan offers

November 9, 2018

Four months ago, sophomore Toni Friedrich found herself in an entirely new place with new experiences at every corner; the only available comfort was the little piece of Germany that she brought with her...

Mackenzie Marthens

Mackenzie Marthens

November 8, 2018

Name: Mackenzie Marthens Grade: 12 Role: Selma 1. What are you most excited about? "Being able to perform and show people my true personality." 2. What makes...

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