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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

Sophie Bolen

Sophie Bolen, Managing Editor of Finance

Sophie is a Senior and is hyped to get this year started.

Outside of school, you can find her riding horses, acting on stage & screen, and playing with her pups; Banjo, Hank, and Zipper. She likes to cruise around town and to Glen Arbor in her notorious mom van.

At school, Sophie enjoys third lunch, being involved in FHC Theater Dept. plays and musicals, as well as being the Managing Editor of Finance for TCT.

Her hands will be forever coated with a pop and beer residue from can drives, but she'll always wear a smile knowing we got that dough to keep TCT alive.

All content by Sophie Bolen
Collaborations and duets taking over top charts

Collaborations and duets taking over top charts

January 27, 2018

Winter break gave way to a lot of free time, and the music industry ever so graciously released many new tracks. Most of these tracks have raided the radios after an overflow of holiday music has come...

Reality TV is a threat to viewers brains and behavior

Reality TV is a threat to viewers’ brains and behavior

January 18, 2018

Reality TV has been a part of American culture starting in the late 1970s and early 80s. It took off as a prominent part of life in the 1990s, and most notably, in the 2000s. In today's world, reality...

Humans of FHC: Megan Garter

Humans of FHC: Megan Garter

January 11, 2018

"I love my friends; they're super important to me. I become a little protective 'mama' about my 'babies'. My friends do so much for me, and they probably have no idea how much they mean to me. Sometimes...

Giving is proven to be better than receiving

Giving is proven to be better than receiving

December 25, 2017

One thing that the Bible, the Quran, and the Torah all have in common is preaching to help others. As a worldwide standard, taking care of others is highly valued and regarded. I have always loved taking...

Against the decision

Against the decision

December 12, 2017

The cat has been let out of the bag; the savior of all students, Class Choice, will not be an option this coming semester. Class Choice has been an option for all of my high school career. I've spent many...

Humans of FHC: Soren Dominczak

Humans of FHC: Soren Dominczak

December 7, 2017

"So in middle school, [specifically in] seventh grade, me and JT were going to the bathroom one day. The bell rang while we were in the bathroom, so we just decided to stay to not be late. And then, the...

Seniors Grant Bardelli and Charlie Soucey influence middle schoolers in basketball coaching opportunity

Seniors Grant Bardelli and Charlie Soucey influence middle schoolers in basketball coaching opportunity

December 4, 2017

Every so often, Central Middle school teacher and coach Paul TenEyck searches and enlists high schoolers to help coach for the middle school basketball team. This year, he asked two of his previous students...

Why Im craving more options than just A or B after I graduate

Why I’m craving more options than just ‘A or B’ after I graduate

December 4, 2017

"Two roads diverged in a wood. I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." - Robert Frost I have been attempting to take the road less traveled, as I want to make a difference...

It Matters

It Matters

November 28, 2017

A class that teaches entrepreneurship, leadership, creativity and making an impact; that's Intro to Business. Senior Zoe Vanleeuwen had no idea what she signed up for when she chose to take Intro to Business...

Gaga: Five Foot Two gives an unplugged look into fame and fortune

Gaga: Five Foot Two gives an unplugged look into fame and fortune

November 27, 2017

Lady Gaga: Theatrical, unpredictable, character, raw, hair-raising, eye-shying. Stefani Germanotta: Real, creative, authentic, passionate, visionary, entrepreneur. Gaga: Five Foot Two is the art...

Humans of FHC: Anthony Zarou

Humans of FHC: Anthony Zarou

November 16, 2017

"I actually got started drawing because of my grandparents. My grandma is a super good artist; she was the one who taught me how to draw. She is more of a painter herself, but she taught me the basics...

TCTs The Countless Thanks: Day 11 - Sophie Bolen

TCT’s The Countless Thanks: Day 11 – Sophie Bolen

November 15, 2017

Mieke Moll - for your unconditional friendship You possess a heart filled with unconditional love. Through months of not seeing each other, I know you are always there, no matter what. Distance and...

Finding the balance in fight or flight

Finding the balance in fight or flight

November 13, 2017

It's been a law of nature since the beginning of times. In the face of danger, creatures have two distinctive instincts: fight or flight. Lions are the kings of the plains; they are bold, active and...

FHC Fall Play: Noises Off

FHC Fall Play: Noises Off

November 10, 2017

Senior Megan Tiggleman was led to serve in Kenya this past summer

Senior Megan Tiggleman was led to serve in Kenya this past summer

November 6, 2017

Senior Megan Tiggleman followed her heart 7,859 miles from Forest Hills to Kenya this past summer. Motivated by a passion for travel and a heart for others, Megan began the long trek over the Atlantic...

The Haunt and Forest of Fear are hair-raising Halloween attractions

The Haunt and Forest of Fear are hair-raising Halloween attractions

October 30, 2017

I am a newcomer to all things haunted, scary, and ghoulish. Before this year, I had continuously wimped out and shied away from the spine-chilling activities that the month of October brings. This year,...

Danger lurks in the drivers seat: distracted driving

Danger lurks in the drivers seat: distracted driving

October 23, 2017

Distracted driving scares the living daylights out of me-- as it should. No matter how many laws are put in place, how many tickets are charged, and how many deaths the nation is impacted by, distracted...

Humans of FHC: Hailey Enbody

Humans of FHC: Hailey Enbody

October 19, 2017

"I am really close with my older sister, and we have a couple classes together-- we have for a couple years now. She's a senior, so that's nice. Now that I have a freshman sister, it's kind of difficult...

Bandtasia: Oct. 17, 2017

Bandtasia: Oct. 17, 2017

October 18, 2017

 

I really should practice what I preach

I really should practice what I preach

October 17, 2017

I had failed. And I failed hard. It wouldn't be so hard If I would just practice what I preach. Here's the stitch, I have been performing ever since I can remember. I might as well have come out...

Eli Logan aims for a scholastic challenge

Eli Logan aims for a scholastic challenge

October 13, 2017

AP Chemistry, AP World History, Spanish 3, English, and Multivariable Calculus. This trying schedule seems rigorous for most, but for sophomore Eli Logan, it's his passion. Only an underclassman, Eli...

Humans of FHC: Lauren Reed

Humans of FHC: Lauren Reed

October 5, 2017

"I've been working at the Grove, which is a restaurant, so I've been helping prep food and stuff; [it's] just volunteering. I'm fifteen, and I started working there when I was thirteen. I just went in...

I choose positivity

I choose positivity

October 2, 2017

Beep, beep, beep. From the moment my alarm goes off in the morning, when my fingers began to dance around my sheets, when my eyes flutter open adjusting to the morning sun, I am met with hundreds of...

How listening to oldies music shaped my heart

How listening to oldies music shaped my heart

September 25, 2017

Paul McCartney, James Taylor, Stevie Nicks, Elton John, Barry Manilow, Dolly Parton, Daryl Hall and John Oates. They are all musical icons, and I have seen all of these artists live. Spanning from grassroots...

Humans of FHC: Reece Davis

Humans of FHC: Reece Davis

September 18, 2017

"I do enjoy being the student section leader. I like to go out there [on the football field] and freak everyone out. It's kind of weird because I don't know many of the freshman or sophomores. But right...

Gap years after high school create engaged students

Gap years after high school create engaged students

September 14, 2017

This fall, a whopping 20.4 million students will be attending colleges and universities. Alongside the back-to-school goers, there are a growing number of students who are choosing to take a gap year in...

Breanna Probst commits to Aquinas College

Breanna Probst commits to Aquinas College

September 7, 2017

To senior Breanna Propst, her home is on the field. Breanna can be found playing her heart out on the soccer field, at the basketball court, or in front of her classroom. She has pulled from her many experiences...

Opportunities to help Harvey victims from home

Opportunities to help Harvey victims from home

September 4, 2017

As the rain trickles down my window, I can't help to feel anything but gratitude. I am engulfed in dryness, warmth, and all my belongings and family members are secure from the dreary climate. Usually,...

Humans of FHC: Emily Peirce

Humans of FHC: Emily Peirce

August 31, 2017

"The scariest part of my trip to California was definitely the Half Dome hike because there was lot of mental and physical components. It was super draining and the mental wall was super hard to get over...

Noco is for the sophisticated diner

Noco is for the sophisticated diner

August 28, 2017

A new modern restaurant sits atop the gravesite of the beloved family friendly Forest Hills Inn. From the outside alone, it is obviously apparent that Noco Provisions is a fresh concept entirely different...

Riverdale brings the vintage comic book characters of Archie to life

Riverdale brings the vintage comic book characters of Archie to life

June 1, 2017

This past December, I happened to be in a convenience store checkout line with my vintage fanatic mother. Little did I know that the comic book that I initially steered away from, placed above the candy...

Album art for Harry Styles

Harry Styles’ self titled debut album surprises with a rock and roll twist

May 17, 2017

Screaming teenage girls, teeny-bopper songs, and four other band mates are no more for former boyband member Harry Styles. His self-titled debut album as a solo artist showcases nostalgia, seriousness,...

FHC says farewell to Shirley Sugar Carter

FHC says farewell to Shirley “Sugar” Carter

May 15, 2017

The name Shirley Carter may not ring a bell, but say "Sugar" and almost every student who has walked through FHC in the past decade can put a face to that name. Sugar is essentially an allusion to Carter,...

Better Things Preview Q&A

Better Things Preview Q&A

May 11, 2017

Film: Better Things Producer: Zack Aboufadel 1.) What theme would you consider your film? "We created the film Better Things, which is an action-adventure film." 2.) Can you give a brief overview of...

The puzzle is the problem: fitting in

The puzzle is the problem: fitting in

April 19, 2017

It is okay to not fit into the puzzle. In fact, I find puzzles to be quite irksome and useless. Sure, puzzles can be a fun way to entertain and strengthen the brain, but the only thing I get out of...

Im a big kid now

I’m a big kid now

April 12, 2017

It was weird. I was finally the big kid. The realization was not as magical as I expected. I was sitting in my desk, in the back of the classroom I hadn't touched since freshman year Civics, taking...

This is plagiarized

This is plagiarized

March 29, 2017

What comes to one's mind when we think about plagiarism, according to Webster-Merriams' dictionary, is "the act stealing and passing off (the ideas and words of others) as one's own" (Webster-Merriam)....

Hurting people hurt people

Hurting people hurt people

March 22, 2017

While I never had the pleasure of experiencing middle school drama, I have experienced high school pettiness, bullying, envy and betrayal. Navigating one's way through all the roadblocks of hate can be...

Lana Del Reys single Love is a comeback from 2015 album Honeymoon

Lana Del Rey’s single “Love” is a comeback from 2015 album Honeymoon

March 15, 2017

Two years after her underwhelming album, Honeymoon, Lana Del Rey has released a new single that pays homage to her first three chart-topping albums-- and it was monumental. Lana had been teasing fans...

Katie Woods (right) with her best friend Courtney (left)

FHC’s well rounded performer Katie Woods was accepted into singing program touring overseas

March 3, 2017

This upcoming June, freshman Katie Woods will be flying high over the Atlantic Ocean to experience a unique experience at a unique destination. Katie has been accepted into the International Choir Program,...

Brown Butter Creperie and Cafe from the view of a pessimist and optimist

Brown Butter Creperie and Cafe from the view of a pessimist and optimist

February 22, 2017

An optimistic view By: Sophie Bolen "Gotta get crepes, gotta get crepes, gotta get crepes," I chanted under my breath, sweaty hands gripping the steering wheel as my foot pressed deeper into the gas...

Horseback riding is most definitely a sport

Horseback riding is most definitely a sport

February 16, 2017

When somebody tries to tell me that horseback riding is not a sport, the first thing I do is roll my eyes and tell myself to calm down. As the daughter of a horse trainer and growing up around brilliant,...

DECA students are selling Live Like Lucas candles at school

DECA students are selling Live Like Lucas candles at school

February 8, 2017

As of today, candles in memory of Lucas Van Sprange are being sold at school. Students have been buzzing with questions and want to know more about the candles. I sat down with FHC junior Irene Yi, who...

Why I have decided to participate in spirit days

Why I have decided to participate in spirit days

February 8, 2017

As a junior, I have been reflecting on freshman and sophomore years, focusing on what I want my upperclassmen years to be like. My high school experience has been great thus far. I try to make it to all...

How I found my voice in being silenced and rediscovered myself through poetry

How I found my voice in being silenced and rediscovered myself through poetry

February 2, 2017

Poetry: introduced in simple rhymes in kindergarten. I love my dog He is fun to pet We go swimming We get wet Later on in elementary school, I would focus my time on assessing words that rhymed. I...

Social media is not killing the youth of today

Social media is not killing the youth of today

January 25, 2017

Social media is not killing the youth of today. As I scroll through my Facebook feed on a Thursday night, I can't help but roll my eyes at the parents that ferociously share articles warning others...

I hated everything about Everything, Everything

I hated everything about Everything, Everything

January 13, 2017

I hated everything about this book. Everything. Everything, Everything written by Nicola Yoon seemed like it could have been published straight from Wattpad. The book consisted of mediocre writing...

Pyramid Point, Glen Arbor, MI

An Ode To Glen Arbor And The People Who Live There

January 4, 2017

When I think of northern Michigan, I am automatically overcome with an unwavering sense of peace. M22, the dunes, the unsalted Great Lakes, the pure water, the golden fields, the cottages and cabins lining...

Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays?  That is the question.

Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays? That is the question.

December 22, 2016

This snowy season has consisted of my dad giving me a judgmental glare every time I tell a person “Happy Holidays." After my annoying teenage angst built up enough to boldly ask my father why in the...

2016 Hottest holiday gifts for teens

2016 Hottest holiday gifts for teens

December 17, 2016

The Hottest Gifts This Holiday Season In order of lowest to highest cost these are the top techy gifts for teens this season. There are an abundance of products in every price price range that many people...

Ryan Talbot Brings Parkour Skills to Diving Board

Ryan Talbot Brings Parkour Skills to Diving Board

December 6, 2016

A familiar face in FHC athletics, sophomore Ryan Talbot has been seen competing in numerous sports. Spectators have watched him running on the track for the past three years, and this year he will also...

What to do this Thanksgiving

What to do this Thanksgiving

November 22, 2016

Like many other states, Michigan has a wide variety of celebrations throughout. Everyone loves a good Thanksgiving celebration, but not everyone likes the same kinds of celebrations. Some people prefer...

Cascades health craze is a benefit for all

Cascade’s health craze is a benefit for all

November 19, 2016

As years pass, it seems as though more and more health-conscious people have been emerging from the shadows, whether it be from their new-found love for health inspired by Michelle Obama's campaigns, Instagram...

Theater in Black and White

Theater in Black and White

November 10, 2016

It all starts with a shaky step onto the FHC auditorium stage with a script in hand. This isn't a new experience. I know the rhythm of the audition process, as I have auditioned freshman and sophomore...

Ju Sushi Review

Ju Sushi Review

November 9, 2016

Tucked in a corner of a business complex lies my go-to restaurant. The one I guiltlessly go to multiple times a week. The restaurant where when I see someone I know, I immediately want to defend my territory...but...

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