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The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central

The Central Trend

The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central

The Central Trend

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor-in-Chief

Sofia is a senior entering her fourth and final year writing for The Central Trend. She has grown up a writer and cannot picture herself as anything but. Along with writing, she keeps herself busy by dancing. She has been leaping across the stage since the ripe age of two, and she is currently on the FHCVDT. For Sofia, endings are bittersweet. And as she approaches her final moments walking the halls of FHC, she will try her hardest to leave her legacy within the words she writes—the words that contain her heart.

Her favorite book: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Her go-to dessert: a piping hot brownie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

Her favorite season: Fall, without a doubt fall

Has she gotten over her fear of birds after three years? Nope!

All content by Sofia Hargis-Acevedo
The album cover for Noah Kahans Stick Season (Forever), which was released on Feb. 9, 2023.

While I loved Noah Kahan’s Stick Season (Forever), I am ready and eager for something new

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor-in-Chief February 21, 2024

On Oct. 14, 2022, singer Noah Kahan released the masterpiece of an album, Stick Season. At that point, Kahan was still a smaller artist still gaining traction within the music industry. However, his...

A culmination of images and titles that have appeared within the past 199 stories.

In this moment – 200

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor-in-Chief February 21, 2024

140,012 words ago, I was a shy 14-year-old in a foreign classroom. Only half of my peers were in school with me, and those that were there all sat six feet away from me. This classroom, to someone...

One of the movie posters for Poor Things, starring Emma Stone.

Poor Things was an incredibly brilliant film with an eclectic set of characters and visuals

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor-in-Chief February 6, 2024

When walking into the movie theater, I knew next to nothing about the movie Poor Things. My prior knowledge of the movie consisted of these three facts: The movie stars Emma Stone as Bella Baxter,...

A University of Michigan acceptance letter from an FHC senior.

As acceptance letters begin to roll in, seniors are optimistic for the future

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor-in-Chief February 2, 2024

The saying “patience is a virtue” can be applied to many situations in someone’s life. It is especially applicable to the seniors at FHC as they patiently—or impatiently—wait for their college...

A moment buried in the in-between, a moment that will define this time in vibrant colors.

In this moment – the in-between

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor-in-chief January 26, 2024

She has just reached another ending. She has reached the end of the forest, where the pine trees begin to thin out, and the grasses begin to grow taller. The sky, which was just recently jet black,...

Various photos from routines by Ohio State, Minnesota, Louisiana State, Florida State, and Central Florida.

After having a week to process the dancer’s equivalent to the Super Bowl, here are my opinions on the UDA College Dance National Championship

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor-in-Chief January 24, 2024

It has been a little over a week since the best weekend of the year for dancers and dance lovers alike. It was our Super Bowl. Our Olympics. For three days, we all put all of our attention into the...

Senior Will Banfield loves to find peace in a frozen moment.

Will Banfield has mastered the skill of freezing time

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor-in-Chief January 22, 2024

The moment is completely still, completely silent. The sky is a muted blue with the slightest hint of pink peeking through. In the distance, Mount Baker stands tall with a thick layer of snow blanketing...

This is me with my acceptance letter to Northwestern University wearing my new favorite sweatshirt.

In this moment – finally

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor-in-Chief January 11, 2024

I couldn’t bring myself to do it. I couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t think. One click of a button would determine if I was about to have one of the best or worst days of my life. One click...

This is the movie poster for the movie Wonka, starring Timothée Chalamet.

Wonka was an impeccable film that gave fans a unique look at the upbringing of the famous Willy Wonka

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor-in-Chief December 19, 2023

If I’m going to be honest, I originally didn’t go to watch Wonka for the plot. I originally went to watch Timothée Chalamet, who was the actor who portrayed Willy Wonka, who, let’s just say,...

This is me at two years old after receiving a Christmas gift from my Abuelito.

In this moment – I’m still waiting

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor-in-Chief December 8, 2023

I still have yet to feel it. I have yet to feel the radiant joy I feel when there is snow to accompany the biting cold. I have yet to feel inclined to listen to holiday music every time I open Spotify....

Spanish teacher Carlos Silvestre taking a selfie with the students he took on the most recent trip to the Dominican Republic in 2022.

Carlos Silvestre carries out his life by virtue of culture, family, friendship, and service

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor-in-Chief December 1, 2023

When he was 15 years old, Spanish teacher Carlos Silvestre experienced his first huge cultural shock when moving to America from the Dominican Republic. Silvestre was born and raised for the majority...

The movie poster for The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, which was released on Nov. 17.

The movie adaptation of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is a perfect tie to the original Hunger Games trilogy

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor-in-Chief November 28, 2023

I was in seventh grade when I first became obsessed with The Hunger Games. I read the trilogy within a couple of months—which, for me, was incredibly fast. I watched the movies over and over, and,...

The people, memories, and feelings that fill the wealthy girls heart with so much joy.

In this moment – a fable of a girl drowning in gold

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor-in-Chief November 28, 2023

She had been told she lived a rich life. The tales told of her show her walking among her riches. Golds and jewels line her castle and adorn her wrists and neck. She dresses in the most elegant of threads...

TCTs The Countless Thanks 2023: Sofia Hargis-Acevedo

TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2023: Sofia Hargis-Acevedo

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor-in-Chief November 23, 2023

To The Central Trend staff, for making my final year extraordinary Every year, I walk into the TCT room that first day of school not knowing what to expect. Of course, without a doubt, I walk out of...

(From left to right) Seniors Maya Sneider, Madi Evans, and Eisley Sandefur while surfing in Grand Haven.

Gone Boarding exposes students to unique experiences they cannot get from any other class

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor-in-Chief November 10, 2023

During one of the weekly excursions with the Forest Hills Northern Gone Boarding class, senior Sam Wordhouse and FHN senior Jaden Polizzi strayed away from the group while wakeboarding and discovered something...

The cover photo for 1989 (Taylors Version), which I absolutely adore.

1989 (Taylor’s Version) rekindled the flame I’ve missed for nine years

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor-In-Chief November 7, 2023

The night of Aug. 18, 2015, was, to this day, one of the best nights of my life. For my ninth birthday, my parents got me tickets to see Taylor Swift in concert during her 1989 World Tour in Chicago....

This was before the waves got angry; when I was first walking toward the shore to greet my ocean.

In this moment – exhale

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor-in-Chief November 3, 2023

Everything happened all at once. One moment, it was calm. There was not a single ripple in the water. It was completely still, and I could breathe. At that moment, the sun was beaming down from a...

This was taken at Northwestern University while I was on a college campus tour.

In this moment – a canvas without paints

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor-in-Chief October 26, 2023

For 11 years, I was told how things were going to be when I went to college. I blew it off; why would I think about college at eight years old? The most I did was pretend to care about the Michigan...

The movie poster for Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour, which was released Oct. 13, 2023.

Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour transported me directly to the concert

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor-in-Chief October 26, 2023

As the common Swiftie saying goes, I have lost the “Great War.” I lost it a great number of times, actually. I lost it last November; I lost it in June, in July, and in August. To put it into...

From left to right: Charlie Afman, Sloane Corey, Gigi Sinicrope, and Jonas VanderWoude. The four student section leaders at the Hawaiian-out game.

The FHC student section leaders are eager for an exciting year of athletics while improving the school’s culture

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor-in-Chief October 13, 2023

In the midst of pouring rain and biting cold, a sea of eager high schoolers dressed head-to-toe in black clothes cheered for their football team as they won their Homecoming game. Within the crowd, senior...

The album cover for Jungles album Volcano.

Volcano by Jungle lacks the variation that would make the album spectacular

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor-in-Chief October 10, 2023

I will never not love a good music video. I have always enjoyed watching them since I was little. Whether the video had good visuals, a storyline, or dancing, I would watch them for hours at a time. When...

Homecoming Court Q&A’s 2023

Arpita Das, Publicity Editor October 8, 2023

 c1) What was your reaction when you found out you were nominated? 2) Why do you think you got nominated for court? 3) What’s your favorite breakfast food?  4) What are you most excited for...

Me at three years old in my witch costume for Halloween.

In this moment – yearning for my fall

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor-in-Chief October 6, 2023

In this moment, I am livid. I walk out my door with a face of utter disgust. I huff in frustration. It is 80 degrees outside. The auburn leaves have barely made their glamorous appearance. The biting...

A picture of senior Andrew Shier, the master board game player.

Andrew Shier believes game nights are essential to a close-knit family

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor-in-Chief September 29, 2023

Senior Andrew Shier and his family own upwards of 40 different board games. The classic form of bonding between board games is taken to another level at the Shier household. Starting at a very young...

The movie poster for Disneys Elemental.

Elemental is a cute story with an important lesson ingrained within

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor-in-Chief September 26, 2023

Growing up, I watched almost every single Disney movie that was put into theaters. I watched Rapunzel and Flynn Ryder fall in love and discover that she was the lost princess. I watched Lightning McQueen...

My friends and I in line to get our pictures taken on our first day of senior year.

In this moment – a ticking time bomb

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor-in-Chief September 22, 2023

For 11 years, I was the spectator. I sat and watched from the sidelines, watching them all go through it. I didn’t know most of their names, but I envied them. I wanted to be them. I wanted to...

The album cover for Hoziers Unreal Unearth, which was an absolute masterpiece.

Unreal Unearth easily proves that Hozier is a lyrical and musical genius

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor-in-Chief September 15, 2023

“If [the song] moves you when you’re writing it, you’ll probably move someone else.” This was a quote said by none other than Andrew Hozier-Byrne, more commonly known as Hozier, while on an...

The poster for the second season of The Summer I turned Pretty on Amazon Prime Video.

The second season of The Summer I Turned Pretty has me waiting in agony for the third

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor-in-Chief September 12, 2023

For over a year, I had zero desire to watch the first season of The Summer I Turned Pretty. I had nothing against the show, but it did not interest me in the slightest. However, when one of my close friends...

Me and my sunshine—otherwise known as my Aunt Kay—eating dinner together this summer.

In this moment – my time in the sun

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo September 8, 2023

As we grow older, everyone will be telling their tales of triumph and defeat, of enamored passion and devastating heartbreak. They will recount their adventures filled with action and magic, with princesses...

Me on the beach at Holland taking my senior photos.

In this moment – a new age

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor-in-Chief August 31, 2023

Vibrant wildflowers cascade across the field, blending in with the tall green grasses. The wind is gently weaving through her dark brown hair as her fingers trace the yellow and purple petals.  She...

These are some of my favorite pictures I took with my disposable camera this year.

Stick around just a bit longer; you and I are not done yet

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief June 2, 2023

I know, I know. You’re ready to go. But please, stay just a little bit longer. I have yet to run out of things to say. Yes, even I am surprised that, after three consecutive years now, I still...

A photo of Spanish teacher Tammie Dykhouse, who is retiring after a 36-year-long career.

Tammie Dykhouse is bidding farewell to a wonderful career of immersing students in the language and cultural worlds of Spanish

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief June 2, 2023

It did not take the entirety of her adolescence for Spanish teacher Tammie Dykhouse to know what she wanted to do for a living. Teaching had always called her name ever since she was a kid. And, once...

The speakers and student directors at their rehearsal for FHC Inspires.

FHC Inspires will once again change the lives of those who are watching

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief May 29, 2023

To be transferred from one world to another with the simplicity of words flowing through one’s mouth is no simple task. They must be eloquent; they must be eager; they must be passionate. However,...

Allie and I sharing a hug during the senior goodbye party.

The ongoing, everlasting concept of time: part 3

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief May 10, 2023

Three years. It has been three years since I first walked into room 139. Within those three years, I have had to say goodbye to far too many people. And, once again, I have found myself crying...

A toast, to twelve marvelous years as best friends.

Cheers, to us

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief May 10, 2023

It’s normally not difficult for me to write a good column. Usually, I can quickly type how I feel on a Google Doc with ease. Today, I cannot seem to find the words. I am reaching the season...

A photo of Allie Beaumont, whose words have changed the lives of many.

Allie Beaumont’s waltz with words is gracefully leading her toward her next chapter

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief May 10, 2023

Senior Allie Beaumont, Editor in Chief of The Central Trend, was not always known for her talent of writing.  Instead, she grew up with her teachers telling her parents that she was behind in her language...

This is a picture of the album cover for Lana Del Reys newest album.

While Lana Del Rey’s new album is quite strange and eclectic, it is breathtaking nonetheless

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief April 26, 2023

Since I started high school, Lana Del Rey has released three albums, one in each grade. Freshman year, it was Chemtrails Over the Country Club. Sophomore year, it was Blue Banisters. Her most recent...

A picture of the rainy view outside of my study room in the library.

To the rain that heals me, thank you

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief April 20, 2023

My chest has felt awfully tight lately. I cannot pinpoint the exact reason as to why. It could be the weight of every class and exam and standardized test pressing onto me. It could be because of...

One of the movie posters for The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, which will be released Nov. 17 of this year.

The current resurgence of The Hunger Games was no coincidence

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief April 14, 2023

Netflix has just pulled off one of the smartest marketing methods of the year. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 was released in 2015, which was eight years ago. However, due to such a gripping...

This is the cover photo for Hoziers EP Eat Your Young, which was released March 17, 2023.

Hozier will never cease to amaze me with every new piece of music he releases

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief March 21, 2023

For the longest time, “Take Me to Church” was the only song by Hozier that I knew. Eventually, “Cherry Wine” was added to the list as it was another one of his popular pieces. However, since...

Sophomore Keegan Redmond and me at musical rehearsal.

In like a lion, out like a lamb

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief March 14, 2023

I told myself I would live during the month of March. I told myself that, no matter what, I wouldn’t get engulfed by every taxing chore that took up my life. Yet, that is exactly what is happening...

Liam Bennett at the thrift store adding new items to his closet.

Liam Bennett rejuvenates his closet through thrifting

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief March 13, 2023

Junior Liam Bennett goes thrift shopping almost every day. After dropping off his little brother at the YMCA on Burton, he promptly makes his way over to the Goodwill that's not even a minute away....

The beautiful Alaskan landscape that is at risk by following through with the Willow Project.

The Willow Project needs to be halted before the planet is too far gone

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief March 7, 2023

I have always wanted to travel to Alaska. The breathtaking mountain ranges and the aurora borealis are absolutely beautiful. The animals roam freely, and to me, it is one of the most beguiling states...

A picture of young Alex Chen and his sister at the beach.

Alex Chen loves to travel to new places and try different cuisine

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief March 6, 2023

The world’s finest cuisines are always described to be located in five-star restaurants with decadent presentations, wowing those who eat it. However, for junior Alex Chen, one of the best foods he has...

One of the posters for the third season of Outer Banks, which was released Feb. 23.

The third season of Outer Banks was incredibly entertaining, and I am in agony waiting for more episodes

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief February 28, 2023

The last time we heard from the Pogues, they were stranded on an island they proclaimed to be named Poguelandia.  With a dramatic finale to season two of Outer Banks, I was left speechless, waiting...

A group picture of the Science Olympiad team at the University of Michigan competition.

The Science Olympiad team excelled at the University of Michigan competition

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief February 27, 2023

On the weekend of Feb. 18, the Science Olympiad team found themselves running across the University of Michigan campus to get to each of their competitions. Going up against 60 different teams at this...

One of the pictures Bad Bunny posted on Instagram after the Grammys.

The problem that occurred during Bad Bunny’s Grammy performance should have never happened in the first place

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief February 21, 2023

The 2023 Grammy awards were filled with iconic moments in history and controversy like no other. For the past month, I have heard all about the drama surrounding how Beyoncé should have won Album of the...

A view of my window as the dust particles danced around the sun.

Today, the sun is shining

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief February 14, 2023

Today, I saw dust particles flying through the air. Spotlighted by the sunlight beaming through my bedroom window, the particles danced with one another, basking and rejoicing in the beautiful day that...

2023 Winterfest Court Q&As: Ali Grendel

2023 Winterfest Court Q&As: Ali Grendel

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief February 9, 2023

How do you feel about being on Winterfest court?  "It's very exciting. I was definitely shocked, but I was really happy about it." What was your reaction to the announcement?  "I was definitely...

2023 Winterfest Court Q&As: Megan Fox

2023 Winterfest Court Q&As: Megan Fox

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief February 8, 2023

How do you feel about being on Winterfest court?  "I was very surprised that I made it on the court, and I'm also really excited because I think I'm the only person who wants to do the lip sync, just...

Winterfest Sports Day: Photo Gallery

Winterfest Sports Day: Photo Gallery

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief February 7, 2023

Our Barbara was a perfect tribute to Barbara Walters life

Our Barbara was a perfect tribute to Barbara Walters’ life

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief February 7, 2023

As widely known to the American public, world-renowned journalist Barbara Walters passed away on Dec. 30, 2022.  Her death shocked the country as she was beloved by all and known for her fantastic...

2023 Winterfest Court announcement

2023 Winterfest Court announcement

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief February 3, 2023

Girls Annie Douma Sarah Dunn Megan Fox Ali Grendel Sophie Kovachevich Boys Raymond Cargill Aden Pomeroy Everett Phipps Jack Manchesky Chris Shang

A picture of Maya and me this January after a great night with our friends.

Today, I am living

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief February 1, 2023

January, February, and March are my least favorite months. Nothing good has ever come of these ninety days, simply hazy skies tainting my skin in a dull gray. I trudge through those months, waiting...

The talented creators of the senior video for the class of 2023, seniors Lara Butlevics and Allison Kelly.

The senior video for the class of 2023 will be bittersweet and memorable

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief January 30, 2023

On the first day of school, seniors Lara Butlevics and Allison Kelly ran up to their classmates and asked them their thoughts on senior year. Now, this was not without motive, as Lara and Allison have...

Pictured here are the college dance teams of University of Minnesota, Louisiana State University, Ohio State University, and University of Nevada Las Vegas at the 2023 UDA College Dance National Championship.

This year’s UDA College Dance National Championship had me invested from start to finish

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief January 25, 2023

Each year towards the middle of January, every dancer across the nation—including myself—turns their undivided attention to the UDA College Dance National Championship. All the college dance teams...

A picture of the movie poster for Dog Gone.

Dog Gone was an endearing movie about a man’s best friend

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief January 17, 2023

In the fifth grade, my favorite book was A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron. My teacher read it to the class as a read-aloud, and, lucky for me, a movie based on the book was released later in the...

A picture of junior Dylan Pomeroy.

Dylan Pomeroy discovers peace in the pool

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief January 13, 2023

As a junior in high school, Dylan Pomeroy swiftly slices through the water as he races down the pool. And, while he loves to be in the water now, his passion for swimming did not have a voluntary beginning...

Some of the things I see on BookTok.

BookTok has created a community for both avid and new readers

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief January 10, 2023

I used to think of reading as a chore. I thought it was boring, and I would groan whenever my teachers handed me a reading log to complete. There would be small bursts where I would find myself engrossed...

This was taken right before the ice froze beneath my feet, before time stopped before my eyes.

The ice has shattered, and I emerge anew

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief January 6, 2023

With my frigid feet, I was standing on frozen grounds. Not a single crack was visible from five feet and four-and-a-half inches above—I was standing on solid ice. I tried walking, but I couldn’t...

This was taken in the summer, when her juniper footprints were vibrant.

Her juniper footprints are fading

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief December 7, 2022

Her head is pounding. She is racing through the mental list she has made herself over and over again, hoping it won’t take hours to complete. But that is never the case; she will always have something....

Some of the stuff on my Christmas Wishlist, minus the Tommys Express Car Wash membership.

What’s on my Christmas list 2022

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief November 29, 2022

December is only a mere few days away. With this, the holiday season is drawing near. Black Friday came and went, just like Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. An abundance of sales has prompted...

TCTs The Countless Thanks 2022: Sofia Hargis-Acevedo

TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2022: Sofia Hargis-Acevedo

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief November 24, 2022

To The Central Trend staff, for brightening my day as we walk into room 139 Eva, thank you for entertaining me with incredible stories and gossip during sixth hour. Kiera, thank you for always being...

Living vicariously through the photographs

Living vicariously through the photographs

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief November 22, 2022

I’ve always loved pictures. They’re a moment in time, a frozen piece of life that can be preserved forever. I spend my free time when there’s nothing else to do scrolling back through the years...

Photos of Taylor Swift from many of her tours.

Taylor swift has infiltrated FHC and has impacted the lives of many staff and students

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief November 21, 2022

Senior Val Garza remembers exactly when she believes she became a true Taylor Swift fan. While she grew up listening to “Mean” on repeat on her iPod Nano and Red on CD in her family’s minivan,...

The book cover of It Starts With Us by Colleen Hoover.

Colleen Hoover’s sequel to It Ends With Us had me enthralled by the lives of Lily and Atlas

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief November 15, 2022

I hate to admit it, but I have fallen under Colleen Hoover’s spell. I have heard of her best-selling novel, It Ends With Us, for years now, and with her books gaining a lot of traction on TikTok,...

This is me and my cousin back when we would make various menus for imaginary customers and tell each other silly dreams.

The gratitude monologues – 600 miles of conversation

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief November 9, 2022

I can’t remember a time in our lives when we weren’t attached at the hip. When we were young, we would play "restaurant" with imaginary food and guests—unless our family was willing to indulge...

Clue Q&As: Charlie Molitor

Clue Q&As: Charlie Molitor

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief November 9, 2022

Grade: 10 Role: Unexpected Cop Why do you enjoy being in the play? "I think it gives me a good opportunity to express my acting ability, and I get to hang out with my friends all the time. I...

Clue Q&As: Katelynn Heilman

Clue Q&As: Katelynn Heilman

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief November 9, 2022

Grade: 12 Role: Miss Scarlet Why do you enjoy being in the play? "I enjoy being in the play because all the people in it are so amazing to be around, and they make me so happy every time I see...

Clue Q&As: Keegan Redmond

Clue Q&As: Keegan Redmond

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief November 9, 2022

Grade: 10 Role: Wadsworth the British Butler Why do you enjoy being in the play? "There's a really good sense of community and it's a lot of fun. It's a place you can be yourself in and it's...

Every day, I add more to the epic I will one day recount to those who wish to hear it.

A tribute to the gilded expeditions that will paint my future stories gold

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief November 8, 2022

There will one day come a time when all I will have is my stories. It will be after I have paid my dues and served my purpose; a time when all I can give to the world is memories from my past. I...

Tara Brace has enjoyed her time being drum major, as she has been able to make new friends within the band.

Tara Brace thanks people from her past for defining her present in high school

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief November 7, 2022

Senior Tara Brace was about to go onstage to perform for Odyssey of the Mind World Finals when she got the news that would forever alter the course of her time in high school. She had reached the goal...

One of the movie posters for My Policeman, which hit theaters Oct. 21 and will be available on Amazon Prime Video on Nov. 4.

My Policeman is a heart-wrenching film with a beautiful storyline

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief November 1, 2022

During the years of 1957 and 1958 in Brighton, East Sussex, a beautiful, yet forbidden love story touched the hearts of many viewers. Those viewers included myself and alumna Jessie Warren, who I always...

The cover photo to Taylor Swifts Midnights, her tenth studio album.

Taylor Swift’s tenth studio album simply adds to my idolization for the artist

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief October 25, 2022

For my ninth birthday, I got to see Taylor Swift in concert for her 1989 tour in Chicago. It was the first real concert that I ever went to. We were about ten rows from the very top of the stadium,...

Whether students and teachers get eight hours or three hours of sleep, they know that rest is paramount

Whether students and teachers get eight hours or three hours of sleep, they know that rest is paramount

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief October 23, 2022

Every day, junior Jonas VanderWoude goes to bed at around 8:45 p.m. so he can wake up at 4:45 a.m. He devotes himself to this daily regime before school so that he can work out for basketball, as he...

The eight-hour necessity Q&As: Chad Scholten

The eight-hour necessity Q&As: Chad Scholten

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief October 20, 2022

Name: Chad Scholten When do you normally go to bed and wake up? "I personally try to get about eight hours of sleep. I find that that's when I work best. In the school year, I will try to get up...

The eight-hour necessity Q&As: Alex DAlexander

The eight-hour necessity Q&As: Alex D’Alexander

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief October 20, 2022

Name: Alex D'Alexander Grade: 9 When do you normally go to bed and wake up? "[Around] 11:30 p.m. and I wake up pretty early. I wake up at like 5:30 a.m." Would you say that you have a consistent...

The eight-hour necessity Q&As: Grace Berlin

The eight-hour necessity Q&As: Grace Berlin

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief October 20, 2022

Name: Grace Berlin Grade: 10 When do you normally go to bed and wake up? "I wake up super late in the day, super late compared to most people. I usually wake up at like 6:45 a.m. I get ready...

Busy schedules disrupt students sleep cycles, which leads to unhealthy habits

Busy schedules disrupt students’ sleep cycles, which leads to unhealthy habits

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief October 19, 2022

Every day, after attending school from 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., high school students across the nation enter their packed lives outside of the classroom. They meet at their clubs, they join their teammates...

This is the time of night when the fatigue truly settles in, when all I want is to lay my head on my pillow and sleep.

A plea to the rest I cannot seem to grasp

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief October 18, 2022

I know it’s getting worse when I wake up in a daze. When my lights are still on and my computer is still open; when my music is still playing and I have papers still scattered around my bedroom floor;...

This is the moment within the flooded streets. The moment before I reach the world I have created where my mind is still a blur.

Running toward the world within the flooded streets

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief October 18, 2022

She stands there, motionless, peering into the dark abyss beyond the streetlights. Barefoot, she stands in the flooded streets. The water is cool, and the hem of her red, plaid, pajama pants were carelessly...

Investigative series: Sofia Hargis-Acevedo - The eight-hour necessity

Investigative series: Sofia Hargis-Acevedo – The eight-hour necessity

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief October 17, 2022

In high school, the most basic, yet dire, necessity is sleep. It is also what many high schoolers are deprived of the most. I can admit that I am a part of the fraction of sleepless students. Sleep, though...

Homecoming Court Q&As: Kyle Friar

Homecoming Court Q&As: Kyle Friar

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief October 13, 2022

What was your reaction when you heard your name called? "I was very surprised. I had a couple people come up to me and tell me that they voted for me." Why do you think you were nominated? "I...

The poster for the third season of The Umbrella Academy.

Season 3 of The Umbrella Academy exceeded my expectations of entertainment

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief October 12, 2022

A few years ago, I wrote down a list in my Notes app of all the shows I would, someday, like to watch. On that list was the Netflix original The Umbrella Academy. I don’t remember what exactly prompted...

Homecoming Court Q&As: Katya Berjawi

Homecoming Court Q&As: Katya Berjawi

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief October 12, 2022

What was your reaction when you heard your name called? "I was definitely surprised, but it was a good surprise. I was really excited." Why do you think you were nominated? "I'm a very chatty...

2022 Homecoming Court Announcement

2022 Homecoming Court Announcement

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief October 7, 2022

Girls: Allie Beaumont Emma Costello Katya Berjawi Lucy Mclean Paris Gooch Boys: Crandall Quinn Gavin Cai Ian Mahoney Kyle Friar Travis Bolt

Pictures of sophomore Keegan Redmond during FHCs 2022 spring musical, Cinderella.

Keegan Redmond has found his home on the stage and under the spotlight

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Editor in Chief October 7, 2022

Last year, the choreographer for FHC’s Cinderella musical told sophomore Keegan Redmond that he at least had “great effort” while rehearsing a ballroom dance. Keegan admits that he is not the...

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