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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

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo

Sofia Hargis-Acevedo, Social Media Manager

Sofia is a sophomore and is entering her second year on staff for The Central Trend. She is a dancer on the FHCVDT and also dances at Imprint Dance Company. Sofia is more than eager to get back into an "almost normal" school year. She one day hopes that her writing will be able to shape the minds of her readers. This year, Sofia is excited to make more lasting friendships and memories inside of Room 139.

Her favorite story to write: Her favorite stories to write are columns because she loves to use them as an emotional and creative outlet.

Team Edward or Team Jacob? I could not possibly fathom the thought of being on Team Jacob–I am Team Edward all the way.

Her irrational fears: Unfortunately, I am still scared of every living thing that has functional wings.

How she likes to spend her free time: Any time spent with my closest friends is time well spent.


All content by Sofia Hargis-Acevedo
A picture of the FHCVDT at the annual community tailgate.

The question of whether or not dance is a sport is an unnecessary controversy

October 22, 2021

I’ve heard the conversation for years—oftentimes with friends or classmates. I am still hearing it as a member of the Varsity Dance Team. It all centers around one simple question: is dance even a...

Senior Seth Bush posing in front of his pick-up truck

Seth Bush has discovered his passion in the world of construction

October 21, 2021

Last year, in senior Seth Bush’s AP World History Class, he built a catapult for the Age of Empires project. Together, he and his dad spent hours in their backyard launching random objects they had...

Intro to Business Q&As: Angelina Keeler - Simply Stickers

Intro to Business Q&As: Angelina Keeler – Simply Stickers

October 15, 2021

Product: Simply Stickers Instagram: @fhc.simplystickers Group members: Angelina Keeler (leadership/management), Luke Wedder (marketing), Ben Laidlaw (sales), Justin Baehr (supply chain), and...

The On My Block poster advertises the fourth and final season of the popular Netflix series.

The final season of On My Block was a perfect way to conclude the series

October 12, 2021

Back during the COVID-19 shutdown in 2020, I acquired the hobby of binge-watching shows. From Schitt’s Creek to How I Met Your Mother, I watched every episode. There was not one show that I didn’t...

Seniors Rylie Beatty and Julia Carlson showcasing the fun they have serving, while making a huge impact on the community.

By serving the community through mission trips, students of FHC have found meaning and purpose

October 8, 2021

Senior Rylie Beatty is somewhat of a world traveler. She has been going to Haiti since she was twelve years old. However, her trips do not primarily consist of relaxing at the beach, visiting tourist...

Me, at age four, at a soccer game for a team I played with for one year. I havent played since.

What if she runs out of stories to tell?

October 5, 2021

She has spent her whole life telling stories. Whether she told her stuffed penguin and monkey when she couldn’t fall asleep or to her mom when she got picked up from daycare, she has always had something...

With one eye on the ball and another one on his future, JT Zawacki has found his passion in baseball

With one eye on the ball and another one on his future, JT Zawacki has found his passion in baseball

September 28, 2021

After playing baseball since he was five, freshman JT Zawacki only has one dislike in the sport: losing. “The team just gets down, and it's not fun anymore,” JT said. “Because when you're winning,...

The cover for The Lumineers newest single, BRIGHTSIDE.

BRIGHTSIDE by The Lumineers depicted unconditional love in a beautiful way

September 28, 2021

As an awkward thirteen-year-old girl lost in the midst of a pandemic, all I was attempting to find was the true form of myself. The first step I took in this expedition was discovering my music taste which,...

A candid shot of me hugging Sofias dog, Blue, before doing hours of homework.

[Photo] I’m trying to be better, but here I am, trying to be perfect in the most extravagant sense

September 27, 2021

A candid shot of me hugging Sofia's dog, Blue, before doing hours of homework.

Homecoming Court Q&As: Remmie Gavle

Homecoming Court Q&As: Remmie Gavle

September 22, 2021

What was your reaction to hearing your name called? "I was definitely surprised when my name was called. There was a moment of total shock before I started walking over, and once I saw the others making...

This is a tree that stands in my front yard. Simply gazing at the vivacious hues of red brings a wave of tranquility over me.

She craves the crisp, autumnal air and the auburn sky

September 21, 2021

To breathe the crisp, autumnal air as I begin my day is all I have been longing for this past year. Ever since the cold became too cold and the ground was blanketed in soft, white snow, I have been...

The cover to Nessa Barretts EP, pretty poison.

Nessa Barrett’s newly released EP is unenjoyable, unprofessional, and just downright bad

September 14, 2021

With the rising success coming from the popular app TikTok, many users are trying to make it big in the world of fame and fortune.   TikTokers such as Charli D’Amelio and her entire family, Lil...

A selfie of the class of 2022 during the first day of their senior year.

The senior retreat is not something that the class of 2022 would want to miss out on

September 9, 2021

After hearing about his older sister's senior retreat, senior class president Benji Zorn wasn't entirely sure what to expect from his class's senior retreat.  But what his older sister promised was...

When time feels like its moving faster, she tries to keep up. In the end, no matter how fast everything is moving, the best thing for her to do is to take it slow.

She can only carry so much weight

September 7, 2021

She constantly walks, day in and day out, holding the weight of her world on her shoulders.  She wishes to take a break, but if she does, the foundation beneath her feet and the world on her shoulders...

The cover to Billie Eilishs newest album, Happier Than Ever.

Billie Eilish’s new take on her music with her second album has left me in awe

August 31, 2021

The wait is over. On July 30, 2021, Billie Eilish released her sophomore album, Happier Than Ever, which fans had been impatiently waiting to hear as a follow-up to her amazingly successful first album,...

Robbin Demeester (left) with junior Abbey Calderwood (right) at the FHC 2021 Tony Awards.

After 20 memorable years, Robbin DeMeester is resigning from her position as Director for the FHC Theatre

June 6, 2021

Though she will continue to teach English 9 and Theatre, Robbin DeMeester has decided that it is time for her to step down from her position as the Director of FHC Theatre productions. Keep reading to...

Remmie Gavle (right) visiting South Dakota with her friend, junior Kenzie Davis (left).

For its family shops and stunning views, Remmie Gavle has a special place in her heart for South Dakota

June 4, 2021

For as long as she could remember, junior Remmie Gavle has traversed by car through the Great Plains region to reach her dream destination: South Dakota. Though it is not the most popular state to visit,...

She would wear her sunglasses everywhere: around the house, to the store, and even to her doctors appointments.

Her dreams dissolved in the lukewarm water

June 2, 2021

Once upon a time, she wanted to be a mermaid. She would dance around in The Little Mermaid tracksuit she once adored while singing “Part of Your World” into her pink and purple microphone. When...

FHC Inspires Q&As: Abby Cummings

FHC Inspires Q&As: Abby Cummings

May 28, 2021

Speaker: Abby Cummings How do you feel about your TED Talk being picked for FHC Inspires? "I feel honored and humbled that my TED Talk was picked for FHC Inspires. It feels very special to have...

FHC Inspires Q&As: Allie Beaumont

FHC Inspires Q&As: Allie Beaumont

May 28, 2021

Speaker: Allie Beaumont How do you feel about your TED Talk being picked for FHC Inspires? "I feel really honored! I know Mr. George had lots of people applying so I honestly wasn't sure If mine...

FHC Inspires Q&As: Ally Werkema

FHC Inspires Q&As: Ally Werkema

May 28, 2021

Speaker: Ally Werkema How do you feel about your TED Talk being picked for FHC Inspires? "It's actually really cool. I wasn't sure in the beginning if I wanted to do the show because it conflicted...

The Office Ladies Podcast is one that I will most definitely be revisiting to fulfill my The Office needs.

The Office Ladies podcast was everything a fan of The Office could ever hope for

May 28, 2021

If someone were to ever come up to me and ask, “If there was one show that you had to watch for the rest of your life, what would it be?” I would always respond with one show in specific: The Office. Now,...

FHC Inspires Q&As: Addi Bunnell

FHC Inspires Q&As: Addi Bunnell

May 24, 2021

Speaker: Addi Bunnell How do you feel about your TED Talk being picked for FHC Inspires? "I was thoroughly shocked that my TED Talk was picked for FHC Inspires because I grew very nervous and self-conscious...

A collage of the people whom I love dearly.

Without her, I’d be dust

May 21, 2021

She greets me each morning as I slowly slide out of my warm bed. She stays with me each night as my consciousness slips out of my reach. She tightly wraps her arms around me, comforting me when nothing...

2021 FHC Inspires Q&As

2021 FHC Inspires Q&As

May 20, 2021

The 2021 FHC Inspires show consists of eighteen intelligent, star student speakers with a variety of fascinating and insightful TED Talks. Get to know these eighteen participants as they are asked perceptive...

The FHC Film Festival was extremely entertaining, and I will definitely be going again next year.

The FHC Film Festival was filled to the brim with entertainment and creativity

May 10, 2021

I am not much of a movie-watcher. The average movie length is about two hours; I simply cannot sit still for that long. But after watching many of the enticing trailers for this year’s FHC Film...

Teacher Appreciation Week Notes: day five

Teacher Appreciation Week Notes: day five

May 7, 2021

"Mrs. Ryan, thanks for checking up on me to this day and making Health class genuinely influential [and] inclusive to a lesbian student. [I] can't say I expected that . . . but I, at least, felt positively...

As time continues to progress, we have this frozen moment to cherish. No matter how much time passes, this picture in our little corner will forever stay the same.

The ongoing, everlasting concept of time

May 7, 2021

Time. It is such a complex concept. One hour can feel like either days or seconds, yet, time never changes, never alters.  I have only been a true part of The Central Trend for a semester. However,...

Teacher Appreciation Week Notes

Teacher Appreciation Week Notes

May 5, 2021

Check in every day this week for more thank you notes from students at our school to teachers at our school!

Hannah Bergman follows her dream of architecture all the way to Nebraska

Hannah Bergman follows her dream of architecture all the way to Nebraska

May 4, 2021

Senior Hannah Bergman is on the go. While driving in her car, she talks about what is to come in her future. Hannah has committed to the University of Nebraska, not a typical school of choice for a...

Top left: the outside of Crumbl Cookies. Top right: One of the walls in the interior of the building with the Crumbl Cookies logo. Bottom: A picture of each cookie I ordered; the two on the left being Milk Chocolate Chip, the two in the middle are Smores Brownie, the one on the top right is the Cake Batter, and the one on the bottom right is the Chilled Sugar.

Crumbl Cookies has some of the most delicious treats I have ever tasted

April 30, 2021

I absolutely despise pop-up ads on my phone. I could be contently scrolling through my phone when my aggravation surges as an ad disrupts the consistent swipe of my finger up the screen. But, while...

Top left: my cousin Merrik and I finally getting our milkshakes. Bottom right: a post-pool selfie. Top right and bottom left: a picture of the two of us and a recreation of it years later (I dont actually use swim wings, I just used them for the picture).

We finally got our milkshakes

April 23, 2021

Whenever I would come down to visit, we would have sleepovers at our aunt’s house. We played so many different games together. Our top three would be 'daycare,' 'school,' and our favorite by a landslide:...

Sukhpreet Singh (left), Eden Growney (top right), and Sam Tuori (bottom right).

The seniors of FHC recount their years in high school while looking forwards to what’s ahead

April 20, 2021

Senior Sam Tuori has one main piece of advice for freshmen: savor every moment. “At the end of the day, we're only here for four years and everybody moves on,” Sam said. “Try to make every single...

This picture has absolutely nothing to do with my column, it is just really pretty.

I am living in a constant state of fear

April 2, 2021

Chiroptophobia: The fear of bats. The night that this fear was unveiled to me was a typical night for my third-grade self. I was playing with my Lego Friends by the fireplace with the movie Frozen playing...

For Ella, all she needs to do is step out into the natural beauty that the outdoors provides for a sense of tranquility and relaxation.

Ella Sloat finds peace and tranquility through the beauty that nature gives

March 30, 2021

Senior Ella Sloat tends to fall off of hammocks quite often. “I am super clumsy,” Ella said. “If [the ground] is not a flat surface, then I will trip on a rock or a little root. I [do] that constantly,...

The cover for Lana Del Reys new album.

Lana Del Rey’s newest album is rich with tranquility

March 26, 2021

“I’m not unhinged or unhappy, I’m just wild.” On March 19, 2021, singer Lana Del Rey released her newest album: Chemtrails Over The Country Club.  I have never considered myself a true fan...

The line of the horizon symbolizes the fine line between love and hate.

I’m walking on the tightrope of love and hate

March 19, 2021

It is difficult to decipher the difference between love and hate. It is like balancing on a tightrope, trying to find the perfect median, where everything is equal on both sides. I find myself falling...

Kristy Butler (left) and Jason Colegrove (right) co-teaching sixth-hour biology together.

Teachers who recently received a grant: a Q&A

March 16, 2021

Laura Stiles What gave you the idea to request this grant? “[I requested the grant for a movie screen for] the fact that we couldn’t do anything inside. It was a way to try and have assemblies,...

The cover for Till Forever Falls Apart.

“Till Forever Falls Apart” beautifully depicts the strength of friendship

March 12, 2021

In this day and age, there are far too many songs about heartbreak. Now, don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy a good song to cry to, but for a girl who has never been in a relationship, songs like those...

If only my dreams were a reality...

Stop now and watch utopia slip away

March 5, 2021

I long for the feeling of freedom, the feeling of leaving everything behind me and just running. Running. I never run; it is not an activity that I have a penchant for, yet I have the constant desire...

Dominic DeStefano at a hockey game with his father.

Dominic DeStefano doesn’t let his injuries get in the way of his love for hockey

March 2, 2021

Junior Dominic DeStefano found himself abnormally pinned against a wall during his previous season of hockey. After being pinned against the wall, Dominic did not think much about it until he went to...

The cover for Overdrive by Conan Gray perfectly fits the aesthetic of the song.

Conan Gray has amazed me yet again after releasing his new song

February 26, 2021

One of my smaller goals in life—and one that is only exciting to me—is to make a playlist that is at least twenty-four hours long. Currently, my longest playlist goes for nine hours and fifty-three...

The flame to our friendship is still going, but I know I will have to blow it out one day.

We’re not who we used to be

February 19, 2021

It’s funny how a year can change everything. We used to see each other every day. We would talk and laugh the day away and do it all over again the next. We never got bored with each other. We...

Teachers and students show off their green thumbs and adoration for plant life

Teachers and students show off their green thumbs and adoration for plant life

February 16, 2021

Junior Kali Coppess has over forty plants just in her bedroom. Her obsession began in the fifth grade when she was attending Good Willie for her middle school years. Since then, she has grown very fond...

On the right, is my Brownie Batter Shake and on the left, is my Skittles iced tea; both were delicious, I definitely recommend.

28th Street Nutrition puts a healthy twist on sweet treats

February 12, 2021

I have always been a picky eater. Every component factors into whether or not I like what is on my plate: taste, texture, even smell. It is extremely difficult to find the median between appetizing...

My mind is a blank canvas

My mind is a blank canvas

February 5, 2021

My mind is a blank canvas, though no paints are to be found. This doesn’t happen often; my mind is constantly filled with ideas, yet for some reason, it is empty. This is new territory for me. I don’t...

Sharon Parmar (right) and Amanda Bartolovic (left) have found ways to enjoy each others presence amidst the pandemic.

As the times grow, so has Sharon Parmar’s friendship with her neighbor

February 2, 2021

Senior Sharon Parmar and her neighbor, FHC alumna Amanda Bartolovic, have been joined to the hip since she can remember.  Towards the beginning of their friendship, Sharon and Amanda were extremely...

The cover for the Sweet Boys podcast.

The Sweet Boys podcast is a chaotic masterpiece

January 29, 2021

I have realized that I subconsciously limit myself to only listening to music. For countless hours, I listen to hundreds of songs. Ranging from Harry Styles to The Beach Boys or from “Today’s Hits”...

My other half and I at a dance competition, wearing the costume from our first duet.

A letter to my other half

January 22, 2021

To my other half, I don’t remember the exact day that we met. It was so long ago. All I remember is that I was four, and you were five—since then, we have been connected by the hip. We used...

Victrola record player and Michael Jacksons Thriller album.

Avid music listeners express how they feel about the art form

January 19, 2021

Whether it is playing video games or doing homework, junior Kyle Basher is constantly listening to music. And when Kyle is listening to music, he will put on a playlist from his YouTube Music account.  “Genre...

Song cover for Olivia Rodrigos newest song, Drivers License.

Olivia Rodrigo’s new song is far from a disappointment

January 15, 2021

As a fourteen-year-old, the anticipation and excitement of one day getting my driver’s license is agony—what I am most excited about is listening to music in my car. Music has always been a part...

Me in 2011 on my way to graduate from preschool.

She is an optimist

January 8, 2021

There are always two sides to every situation: the good and the bad.  She always chooses to look at the good. If someone were to tell her that she would be spending the day watching paint dry, she...

Sophomore Shannon Murphy playing one of her favorite sports, lacrosse.

Shannon Murphy has made many close bonds through lacrosse and field hockey

December 18, 2020

Some of Sophomore Shannon Murphy’s fondest memories happened at a hotel. “Whenever I’m with my [lacrosse] team at the hotel [during tournaments],” Shannon said, “we [will] always mess around,...

High School Musical, The Musical, The Holiday Special did not live up to its legacy

High School Musical, The Musical, The Holiday Special did not live up to its legacy

December 16, 2020

I have been a raging High School Musical fan since I was a little girl.  I remember singing and dancing along with the cast members in my living room and hoping that one day I could have a pink locker...

I am terrified of birds

I am terrified of birds

December 9, 2020

For quite a while now, I have been terrified of birds.  I flinch when they swoop down close to me, even when I hear their chirping close by. My reasoning for this fear is unclear to me, and that is...

Skincare at FHC: some are experts, some not as much

Skincare at FHC: some are experts, some not as much

December 4, 2020

Senior Audrey Svoboda believes skincare is a must, not a liability. Every day, morning and afternoon, Audrey does her skincare routine, ensuring that she has a healthy, glowing face. “When the...

Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber’s new song provides a strong message and an outstanding sound

Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber’s new song provides a strong message and an outstanding sound

December 2, 2020

Silence does not pair well with me. With no sound, I am extremely uncomfortable and uneasy. That is why I am constantly listening to music. For hours upon hours, my ears are blessed with the music of...

Kevin Spaans finds joy in many activities to go along with teaching

Kevin Spaans finds joy in many activities to go along with teaching

November 21, 2020

Teacher. Musician. Martial artist. This unique blend of interests describes long-term substitute teacher, Kevin Spaans, who is filling in for Honors English 9 and AP Seminar teacher, Kelli Potts, while...

Harry Styles new music video has surpassed my expectations

Harry Styles’ new music video has surpassed my expectations

November 18, 2020

I can’t remember the last time that I watched a music video. But I am quite the Harry Styles fanatic and was ecstatic to hear that he was releasing a new music video for his song “Golden.” As...

The best thing in my life is now gone

The best thing in my life is now gone

November 11, 2020

Dear Dance Creations, One minute you’re here, the next, gone. I thought I had four more years before I had to face the fact that I wasn’t going back to you, my dance studio, the following week....

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Why we should wait until after the 2020 election to appoint the new Supreme Court justice

October 23, 2020

Widely know to the American public, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently passed away at the age of 87. She was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 by former President Bill Clinton, and...

We all have one common enemy

We all have one common enemy

October 5, 2020

We all have one common enemy, but it is not so much a who but more of a what. The Mirror. Each time we glance at the vile piece of reflective glass it stares back at you and points out every single...

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