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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

Susannah Bennett

Susannah Bennett, Editor in Chief

Susannah is a senior who is going into her third year writing for The Central Trend. Despite this being her last year in high school and on staff, she is excited to grow academically and personally throughout the year. Aside from being on staff, Susannah enjoys running for FHC's cross country (captain) and track teams (captain) and being involved in the theater program (head of the costume department).

  • Favorite thing about being on staff: the supportive atmosphere and the crazy cool people that are the core of the newspaper
  • Favorite types of stories: Profiles
  • Hobbies/Interests: Running (cross country and track), theater
  • Favorite artists: Vance Joy, Whitney, Lord Huron, Judah and the Lion, Oh Wonder
  • On a Friday night, you can most likely find Susannah: watching movies and eating ice cream with her best pals
All content by Susannah Bennett
The greenhouse is a positive way to educate students and spark interest, according to science teacher Chad Scholten.

[Photo] Students shed light on the significance of individual change when considering the environmental impacts of the food industry

December 25, 2019

The greenhouse is a positive way to educate students and spark interest, according to science teacher Chad Scholten.

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Mina Siebert uses her setbacks to find success in volunteering

May 9, 2019

For sophomore Mina Siebert, meeting a four-year-old was one of the most beautiful moments of her life. All it took was a smiling face and young eagerness for Mina to be completely smitten with the little...

Judah and the Lions album Pep Talks is their ultimate experimental project

Judah and the Lion’s album Pep Talks is their ultimate experimental project

May 6, 2019

I’ve been a Judah and the Lion fan for quite some time now, and what never fails to impress me is their continued ability to adapt to modern music trends while still keeping their roots firmly planted...

A letter to my parents

A letter to my parents

April 29, 2019

Dear Mom and Dad, How do I put into words the eighteen years of wisdom, love, faith, and so much more? How do I describe the ways that you’ve nurtured me and just loved on me? How do I say that you...

Rise Authentic Baking Co. is my definition of happy

Rise Authentic Baking Co. is my definition of happy

April 22, 2019

Simply put, I was in my happy place this weekend. Far, far down Fulton St. in downtown GR, I sat in the corner of the cafe and contently watched the bustle of life. To be in a room where contentment and...

Social media can easily become the thief of joy

Social media can easily become the thief of joy

April 15, 2019

There is something almost therapeutic about swiping and scrolling through feeds with glazed eyes, double tapping every so often when the mood strikes. It’s like giving yourself what seems to be a...

Outside the Classroom #9 - The numbers game

Outside the Classroom #9 – The numbers game

April 14, 2019

In high school, numbers are important, sometimes disproportionately so. An 89.89% in a class seems like the end of the world, leading students to desperately plead with teachers to have the grade rounded...

Joe Freihofer has found many opportunities at MSU to pursue his love for sports reporting

Joe Freihofer has found many opportunities at MSU to pursue his love for sports reporting

April 11, 2019

In the moments where no one was listening and the power of pretending was magical beyond belief, FHC graduate and MSU sophomore Joe Freihofer discovered profound joy in simple sports talk. Through...

On My Blocks second season added some surprising twists to the already complex storyline

On My Block’s second season added some surprising twists to the already complex storyline

April 8, 2019

The sound of a single gunshot reverberates through the night that once flowed with happiness and love. The camera pans over to horrified faces and the heavy gasps as a victim sucks in what appears to...

An ode to all the sounds Ive ever heard

An ode to all the sounds I’ve ever heard

March 25, 2019

The steady crunch of my rubber-soled shoes echoes down the trail as I leisurely tread down the weather-beaten path in North Carolina. The warbling chirp of birds breaks through the crisp morning air, and...

FHCs longstanding State Champion flag represents school pride in tradition and excellence

FHC’s longstanding State Champion flag represents school pride in tradition and excellence

March 22, 2019

In November 2004, coach and athletic director Clark Udell led the boys soccer team to victory in the State Championship finals, also just a few months later leading the girls soccer team to a State Championship...

Humans of FHC: Adrianna Donald

Humans of FHC: Adrianna Donald

March 20, 2019

"[I decided to join the United States Navy] about a month ago. College is really expensive, especially art college, and I didn't want to be in debt for my whole entire life. The Navy and the military,...

March is the month of music: my favorite singles of the month

March is the month of music: my favorite singles of the month

March 18, 2019

While basketball's March Madness has consumed the minds of most sports-inclined people, I’ve stayed oblivious and perfectly ignorant, likely because of my lack of understanding for basketball. Instead,...

Jacob Wallace

Jacob Wallace

March 14, 2019

Name: Jacob Wallace Grade: 12 Role: Dan 1. Have you ever been in the musical before? If so, for how many years? "Nope! [This is the] first one for me." 2. What are you most excited about for...

Aaron Jachim

Aaron Jachim

March 14, 2019

Name: Aaron Jachim Grade: 12 Role: Judah 1. Have you ever been in the musical before? "Yes, every year since I came to the high school [I've done a musical], and [I've done...

Tess Bond

Tess Bond

March 14, 2019

Name: Tess Bond Grade: 12 Position: Head of House 1. How many years have you been involved in theater?"This is my second year being involved in theater." 2. What are you most excited about for...

Sarah Buchanan

Sarah Buchanan

March 14, 2019

Name: Sarah Buchanan Grade: 11 Role: Assistant Student Director 1.What are you most excited about for the show? "This show has so many talented people in it who have all worked so hard...

Lindsey Lunt

Lindsey Lunt

March 14, 2019

Name: Lindsey Lunt Grade: 12 Role: Wife 1. Have you ever been in the musical before? If so, for how many years? "No, I have never been in the musical before." 2. What are you most excited about...

Mark Kemp

Mark Kemp

March 14, 2019

Name: Mark Kemp Grade: 12 Role: Jacob 1.Have you ever been in the musical before? If so, for how many years? "Yes, I’ve done the musical every year since I was a freshman, the first...

Maria Finelli

Maria Finelli

March 14, 2019

Name: Maria Finelli Grade: 12 Role: Wife 1.Have you ever been in the musical before? If so, for how many years? "Yes, my first musical was Peter Pan last year." 2. What are you...

Zach Guikema

Zach Guikema

March 14, 2019

Name: Zach Guikema Grade: 9 Role: Benjamin 1.Have you ever been in the musical before? If so, for how many years? "I haven’t been in the musical before." 2. What are you most excited about...

Barry Crown

Barry Crown

March 14, 2019

Name: Barry Crown Grade: 12 Role: Head of Tech 1.How many years have you been involved in theater? "I have been involved in the theater since my freshmen year working all of the shows...

Ashlyn Fitch

Ashlyn Fitch

March 14, 2019

Name: Ashlyn Fitch Grade: 12 Role: Narrator 1. Have you ever been in the musical before? "Yes! I have been doing musicals since I was in 3rd grade in community theater, and [I did] all four years...

Meredith Vanskiver

Meredith Vanskiver

March 14, 2019

Name: Meredith Vanskiver Grade: 11 Role: Wife 1. Have you ever been in the musical before? If so, for how many years? "I've never been involved in FHC Theatre before, so this is my first year!" 2....

Were in a water crisis, and thats the truth

We’re in a water crisis, and that’s the truth

March 11, 2019

Life on Earth, in its essence, is water. With it, the world learns, innovates, and succeeds; without it, the world cracks, crumbles, and vanishes. In the U.S., it’s often difficult to imagine a life...

Outside the Classroom #8 – The promises of springtime and goodwill at FHC

Outside the Classroom #8 – The promises of springtime and goodwill at FHC

March 10, 2019

For every year, every decade, every lifetime, there are seasons and patterns of life. For the senior class, we’re itching to go beyond the walls of the high school, patiently waiting for that wave...

With his passion and vision for creating with joy, entrepreneurial Jared DeMeester has found his own success

With his passion and vision for creating with joy, entrepreneurial Jared DeMeester has found his own success

March 7, 2019

Putting his creative energies and business talents to use, in an effort to entertain himself and others, young Jared DeMeester started selling logs with his sister on the side of the road, claiming that...

Ferris Coffee was an unfortunately dismal experience for me

Ferris Coffee was an unfortunately dismal experience for me

March 4, 2019

I’m all about second chances. If at all possible, I try to give people, places, and things the benefit of the doubt, usually cutting them some slack after a bad first go. With that being said, unfortunately,...

Humans of FHC: Mackenzie Marthens

Humans of FHC: Mackenzie Marthens

February 25, 2019

"Right now, I'm working on my little silhouette, and I have to write words on it to make it look pretty. I'm also taking another art class here, and we're doing our still lifes. For that project, I'm doing...

Drink your tea the way you like it

Drink your tea the way you like it

February 25, 2019

In the wise words of singer Kacey Musgraves, “you can’t be everybody’s cup of tea, nobody’s everybody’s favorite so you might as well just make it how you please.” We live in a society...

Nantucket Baking Company is a champion of locally crafted baked goods

Nantucket Baking Company is a champion of locally crafted baked goods

February 18, 2019

Nestled next to and living in the shadow of locally-renowned Lyon Street Cafe is Nantucket Baking Company. And although it may be flying under the radar, its lack of fame has no bearing on the quality...

Outside the Classroom #7 – Looking back and moving forward

Outside the Classroom #7 – Looking back and moving forward

February 16, 2019

Nearly every weekday for the past thirteen years of my life, I’ve woken up in the morning for school. Moaning and groaning, bumping and grumping, I would shuffle out of my house, apprehensive of what...

Winterfest Assembly 2019 Videos

Winterfest Assembly 2019 Videos

February 14, 2019

FHC Dance Team: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7Qn-DkEbzI&feature=youtu.be Winterfest Court Lip Syncs 2019: Parker David and Myah Leavenworth: Will Clancy and Claire Baguley: Stephen...

The idea of being an activist has been reduced down to simple posts and reposts

The idea of being an activist has been reduced down to simple posts and reposts

February 11, 2019

Women’s rights. The Earth is dying, and no one cares. Pick flowers, not fights. Every teenage girls’ VSCO feed is littered with these types of saying, republishing and posting them all so...

Sam Musgraves has succeeded as both a performer and as a breakdancer

Sam Musgraves has succeeded as both a performer and as a breakdancer

February 8, 2019

Wringing his hands with nerves, sophomore Sam Musgraves walks to the center stage of the Fine Arts Center at FHC’s Random Acts of Talent (RAT). While his nearly overwhelming stage fright might’ve held...

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo reinforced my love for home organization

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo reinforced my love for home organization

February 4, 2019

He who dies with the most toys wins, or so that’s what Malcolm Forbes often said. However, contrary to what Forbes so firmly believed, Marie Kondo, a Japanese organizer who has recently taken to the...

Will pre-crime policing truly prevent crime or fall into patterns of speculation and inaccuracy?

Will pre-crime policing truly prevent crime or fall into patterns of speculation and inaccuracy?

January 28, 2019

A man contemplates and prepares to murder his wife after finding her in bed with another man. With scissors poised above his head, the man intends to kill the two lovers. An outburst of a “PreCrime”...

Outside the Classroom #6 – Morning coffee reflections

Outside the Classroom #6 – Morning coffee reflections

January 26, 2019

Every morning, whether it be before school or on a sleepy Saturday, I brew a pot of coffee. And in every sense, it is the perfect brew, with four scoops of dark roast flavored with heavy shakes of cinnamon....

Noah Stout breaks new ground with his academic and athletic success

Noah Stout breaks new ground with his academic and athletic success

January 24, 2019

Amiable chatter filled the room as the Class of 2019's football players soaked up the last few bittersweet moments with their teammates. Quieting the chatter and capturing the attention of his audience,...

Humans of FHC: Ben Busch

Humans of FHC: Ben Busch

January 23, 2019

"Throughout the summers, my family would go up north and rent different cottages. It would always be on a lake, and sometimes, we'd rent a jet ski or just tour around. I was always with my family, and...

Humans of FHC: Gabby Bates

Humans of FHC: Gabby Bates

January 22, 2019

"Freshman year, I started getting sick, and the illnesses I would catch would get more intense. Then, the summer between freshman and sophomore year, I caught pneumonia for the third time in one year,...

Ariana Grandes single 7 rings was interesting, to say the least

Ariana Grande’s single “7 rings” was interesting, to say the least

January 21, 2019

“You’re a thief.” “Give me credit. Period.” “Lol stop stealing my swag. Word.” Tweet after tweet, comment after comment, Ariana Grande’s controversial new single “7 rings”...

Humans of FHC: Zachary Devries

Humans of FHC: Zachary Devries

January 21, 2019

"You know how people do biking? My thing's scootering. I don't know why exactly why I ride my scooter; I just did it a lot as a kid. I don't know why, but I just keep doing it. I have an adult scooter...

I made a regrettable decision, but it changed who I am

I made a regrettable decision, but it changed who I am

January 14, 2019

I push and pull. I wheeze then breath deeply in. I put one foot in front of the other in a continual pattern. My brain is screaming in pain. And yet, I still am only able to settle into the last place...

Because of his love for learning, Andy Travis diversifies his interests across the board

Because of his love for learning, Andy Travis diversifies his interests across the board

January 10, 2019

While junior Andy Travis’s knack for learning and school, among other things, is his own talent, the inspiration behind it actually stems from the classic story of the American Dream, as embodied by...

Young the Giants senior album Mirror Master signals a new maturity for the band

Young the Giant’s senior album Mirror Master signals a new maturity for the band

January 7, 2019

Over the years, I’ve only minorly been a fan of the band Young the Giant, vaguely following their performances and their song releases. Because of this, for me, finding out three months later that they...

There is hope for a possible solution to wildfires like Camp Fire in California

There is hope for a possible solution to wildfires like Camp Fire in California

December 17, 2018

In California, among other states, dry heat is a constant, and intense wildfires rage to the point of it simply being a given. That unfortunate fact made the recent disaster Camp Fire all the more distressing...

Outside the Classroom #5 - Spreading holiday cheer like confetti

Outside the Classroom #5 – Spreading holiday cheer like confetti

December 15, 2018

Dismal storm clouds fill the blank sky as this December screams dreary February weather. Day after day, Michiganders wake up to frigid temperatures and dimmed sunlight, barely getting enough vitamin D...

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is set to showcase FHCs best and brightest thespians

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is set to showcase FHC’s best and brightest thespians

December 13, 2018

A chorus of people nervously biting their nails harmonizes with the sound of people practicing musical audition solos that echo through the halls. Joseph wannabes line the hallways, hyping themselves up...

Humans of FHC: Jay Gootjes

Humans of FHC: Jay Gootjes

December 13, 2018

"I'm just working on a Film Photography [class] project. So, you take pictures of random things that represent you, and we're going to compile them into a photoshopped mask. This one's of my cat, and the...

Humans of FHC: Jay Shields

Humans of FHC: Jay Shields

December 10, 2018

"I've been doing basketball since I was six years old, so [I've been doing it] for twelve years. It's always just been crazy playing for a bunch of different teams: for school, for [Amateur Athletic Union]....

Loves Ice Cream caters to all

Love’s Ice Cream caters to all

December 10, 2018

“Oh, mama!” Literally, only one bite in, and my friend Annie was already in a state of pure bliss. While eating ice cream in the middle of a Michigan winter might seems like an abomination,...

There is great importance in putting history in perspective

There is great importance in putting history in perspective

December 3, 2018

As tragic as Romeo and Juliet, as perplexingly simple as the Sphinx’s riddle, as convoluted as philosophy, is history, both current and past. When the world blows up in controversy and disaster,...

Zach Guikema has worked hard to fight the timid freshman stereotype

Zach Guikema has worked hard to fight the timid freshman stereotype

November 29, 2018

While impersonating Beyoncé is not a common talent among most people, freshman Zach Guikema did just that earlier this year. And despite only being a freshman, he radiated confidence as he performed...

Marcona on Lyon was far from what I expected

Marcona on Lyon was far from what I expected

November 26, 2018

“How long have we been here?” I asked my friend Summer. “And how soon can we leave?” On a Saturday night, that was our reality as we sat uncomfortably at one of the most awkward restaurants...

Outside the Classroom #4 – Gratitude for the people of FHC

Outside the Classroom #4 – Gratitude for the people of FHC

November 23, 2018

With TCT’s The Countless Thanks, viewers and writers alike have received and expressed gratitude for the people and things they love most. And in classic Thanksgiving fashion, I will also be elaborating...

The Extinction Rebellion proves that climate change is imminent and prevalent

The Extinction Rebellion proves that climate change is imminent and prevalent

November 19, 2018

Impassioned speaker and social media influencer Jack Harries took a stand this week. As an outspoken climate change fighter, he experienced the protest firsthand, speaking out publicly and encouraging...

TCTs The Countless Thanks: Susannah Bennett

TCT’s The Countless Thanks: Susannah Bennett

November 14, 2018

Reena Mathews and Nisha Rajakrishna I cannot summarize into only a few words how much you guys mean to me, but over the years, as I’ve gotten to know you better, I’ve come to the conclusion that you...

Forty Acres Soul Food Kitchen is heavenly and absolute perfection

Forty Acres Soul Food Kitchen is heavenly and absolute perfection

November 12, 2018

American Authenticity. That simple slogan does not nearly do the restaurant Forty Acres Soul Food Kitchen justice. Every bite of goodness, deep fried or not, was an absolute delight and captured the essence...

Humans of FHC: Anna Breaugh

Humans of FHC: Anna Breaugh

November 8, 2018

"I've just been really busy, I guess. I have a lot of things I do outside of school. I babysit a lot and nanny a couple of kids, and I work in my church's nursery. I also do a lot of volunteering outside...

FHC Theater presents Ramona and Beezus as the annual fall play

FHC Theater presents Ramona and Beezus as the annual fall play

November 7, 2018

When the show Ramona and Beezus was announced as this year’s fall play, students and teachers alike were filled a whirlwind of emotions and of varying levels of excitement. However, while the show...

Parker David

Parker David

November 7, 2018

Name: Parker David Grade: 12 Role: Mr. Frost 1. What are you most excited about? "I am most excited to have an audience. Everyone in the cast and crew has been working so hard, and we all deserve...

Elena Nasser

Elena Nasser

November 5, 2018

Name: Elena Nasser Grade: 12 Role: Mrs. Dorothy Quimby What are you most excited about? "I can't wait to show our production to audiences, especially the kids. This show is really for them, and I can't...

Outside the Classroom #3 - Sharing the goodness of FHC

Outside the Classroom #3 – Sharing the “goodness” of FHC

November 4, 2018

At FHC’s United Prayer group’s last meeting, there was a discussion about goodness, something that is often lacking though there is an ample supply of it. As we went around the circle one by one, it...

Humans of FHC: Jacob Wolfgang

Humans of FHC: Jacob Wolfgang

October 31, 2018

"Last year, I cut my forehead open at rugby, and we hadn't even had a real game yet. It was our very first scrimmage, and ten minutes in, I got kicked in the face and had to go get stitches. I got a concussion...

Humans of FHC: Olivia Throop

Humans of FHC: Olivia Throop

October 26, 2018

"My basement is just kind of spooky. My dad collects antiques as a hobby, so in our guest bedroom in our basement, we have a bunch of old pictures of random people that are black and white. It's very scary....

Maggie Hier chases her own happiness through swim and with her family

Maggie Hier chases her own happiness through swim and with her family

October 25, 2018

Amid the chaotic hallways and bustling students is freshman Maggie Hier. Despite being the youngest in her family and at the bottom of the high school hierarchy, grade-wise, she exudes a calm confidence...

My visit to Uncommon Grounds Coffee Roasters took a surprising turn

My visit to Uncommon Grounds Coffee Roasters took a surprising turn

October 22, 2018

When I googled Uncommon Coffee Roasters, I thought it would be safe to assume that this coffee shop would be not different than others I’d been to before, and from the pictures that popped up about it,...

Humans of FHC: Nils Eastburg

Humans of FHC: Nils Eastburg

October 16, 2018

"Before the house [that's there now] was there, there was an old, rundown house that had been there for probably around ten years, and nobody lived in it. So one day my brothers and I were like 'Alright,...

Like father, like daughter

Like father, like daughter

October 15, 2018

There’s a picture of my dad that hangs in my room. It’s one of those pictures that completely captures a person’s essence where every detail is of the utmost relevance. Donning his clip-on shades...

Outside the Classroom #2 - I’m proud to be a Ranger

Outside the Classroom #2 – I’m proud to be a Ranger

October 13, 2018

The four words strength, pride, unity, and determination were begrudgingly part of my mantra for three weeks for my AP World History project. Initially, I couldn’t care less about them; they were simply...

FHCs marching band finishes its season with success

FHC’s marching band finishes its season with success

October 11, 2018

A trio of mop-top haircuts, trench coats, and bell bottom jeans march across the field. Although dressed as the all-male band, Chicago, they are an entirely female unit and, more importantly, this year’s...

Thirst has renewed my love for books and for charity: water

Thirst has renewed my love for books and for charity: water

October 8, 2018

My greatest sorrow of high school is not reading more out of school and not feeding my love for words and captivating stories. As a child, my perfect weekend was biking to the Kent District Library and...

Anna Hansen pursues her dreams in Indiana and at University of Michigan

Anna Hansen pursues her dreams in Indiana and at University of Michigan

October 4, 2018

To fully understand senior Anna Hansen’s life as a diver, it’s necessary to start from the middle of her journey: the present. On Sept 4, Anna left home to dive in Indiana, leaving all the comforts...

What is love (not like the song)?

What is love (not like the song)?

October 1, 2018

According to the Oxford Dictionary, love is “an intense feeling of deep affection.” According to Merriam Webster, love is firstly “strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal...

Sam Yeager has lived a rich life full of sports and travel

Sam Yeager has lived a rich life full of sports and travel

September 27, 2018

At the ripe age of fourteen, freshman Sam Yeager has lived an extraordinary life. The lengthy list of accomplishments and once-in-a-lifetime experiences began when he was only several months old, and...

Ben Rector’s performance at 20 Monroe Live was an extraordinary glimpse into his world

Ben Rector’s performance at 20 Monroe Live was an extraordinary glimpse into his world

September 24, 2018

I stood in line, eyes drooping and legs aching to move more than a little shuffle in one direction. It had already been an hour waiting outside the venue, and although I knew I had a long four hours of...

Outside the Classroom #1 - United we stand

Outside the Classroom #1 – United we stand

September 22, 2018

Outside of the TCT classroom is chaos. Between rushed homecoming plans and the scramble to finish growing stacks of homework, FHC is balancing on the fine line between organized mayhem and completely random...

My personal plea for refugee children

My personal plea for refugee children

September 17, 2018

Roughly 100 facilities house 100,000+ migrant children. Their safety? Uncertain. Their reunion with their families? Uncertain. The amount of emotional damage done? Uncertain. I want to be clear: this...

Humans of FHC: Max Harris

Humans of FHC: Max Harris

September 11, 2018

"My family motivates me. I have an older brother and an older sister, and both definitely motivate me. They’re both really, really kind people who are giving and friendly. My sister is twenty-five [years...

Hoziers EP Nina Cried Power is an incredible preview of whats to come

Hozier’s EP Nina Cried Power is an incredible preview of what’s to come

September 10, 2018

One word describes Hozier’s EP, Nina Cried Power: enlightening. Upon my first listen, the new album seemed “nice,” so to speak, and it seemed to follow the same relative pattern that Hozier’s music...

No Tomorrow expands upon the usual romantic comedy cliches

No Tomorrow expands upon the usual romantic comedy cliches

June 4, 2018

In its essence, the CW show No Tomorrow is an embodiment of the cliche phrase “opposites attract.” Evie Callahan (Tori Anderson) is someone who never steps out of line and when given the choice, will...

Cole Coughlin has found many outlets for his leadership skills

Cole Coughlin has found many outlets for his leadership skills

May 30, 2018

As his senior year quickly approaches, junior Cole Coughlin has plenty to look forward to. Between his participation in various extracurriculars and his dedication to each one, there are many opportunities...

Knowledge is not the true currency of connection

Knowledge is not the true currency of connection

May 25, 2018

We manipulate. We play people as pawns. We play the “he-said-she-said” game, again and again, hoping that our insights will put us forward in a good light. Time and time again, I hear conversations...

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Aaron Jachim – Class of 2020 Treasurer

May 22, 2018

Name: Aaron Jachim Grade: Sophomore Running for: Treasurer 1. How long have you been a part of student council? "If I get elected, this will be my first year on student council. However,...

Taylor Baumgardner - Class of 2021 President

Taylor Baumgardner – Class of 2021 President

May 22, 2018

Name: Taylor Baumgardner Grade: Freshman Running for: President 1. How long have you been a part of student council? "I became a student council member a few weeks into the beginning of freshman...

Fifteen years of bad luck turns around with a conference win for boys track and field

Fifteen years of bad luck turns around with a conference win for boy’s track and field

May 19, 2018

Breaking the fifteen year long drought, the boys track and field team stepped up to win the Conference Championship title of first place. Their unconventional approach to the season with new runners and...

Inspired by his family and his love for his country, Josh Sweeney joins the military

Inspired by his family and his love for his country, Josh Sweeney joins the military

May 17, 2018

From the day his big brother walked into his first-grade class, senior Josh Sweeney knew he wanted to join the United States Army. “I remember it was then because, in 2005, my brother became a ranger,”...

Humans of FHC: Nathan Jenkins

Humans of FHC: Nathan Jenkins

May 16, 2018

"My parents went on a work vacation, and when they came back, we were like, 'We tried something called scuba diving.' They thought it was pretty cool, and the next vacation we went on, we had the chance...

Goodbye Road is a seamless collaboration of Johnnyswim and Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors

Goodbye Road is a seamless collaboration of Johnnyswim and Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors

May 14, 2018

Amidst the unfamiliar songs that fill my Release Radar playlist on Spotify, a song plays that suddenly strikes a chord with me. Frozen in my seat, I’m struck dumb by the fact that, yes, two of my favorite...

Humans of FHC: Lilly Crook

Humans of FHC: Lilly Crook

May 2, 2018

"I'd say my most significant [friend at FHC when I moved here] was Courtney Fox. I met her in my first hour, and I went in and didn't know where to sit because I had no one to sit with. I went up to the...

Parker David has found his passions through theater and volunteering

Parker David has found his passions through theater and volunteering

April 27, 2018

What does it mean to serve? From various perspectives and all walks of life, service differs in its meaning. However, in a general definition, to serve means to "put the interests of others above your...

Vide Noir is a cosmic success

Vide Noir is a cosmic success

April 25, 2018

Known for their summertime-sounding acoustics and lyrics that hit home, the band Lord Huron has had burgeoning success ever since their big feature on the Netflix show 13 Reasons Why. The song included...

New head custodian Jeff Tolar embraces all that FHC and his new position have to offer

New head custodian Jeff Tolar embraces all that FHC and his new position have to offer

April 19, 2018

As beloved custodian Homer said his final goodbyes, leaving the place he had served for over 20 years, Jeff Tolar quietly entered the scene. Armed with a good-natured personality and a strong work...

Elephants can teach us a lot about how to live

Elephants can teach us a lot about how to live

April 9, 2018

There is much suffering around the world, felt by individuals from every species. However, it's the way that the pain is dealt with that will reveal one's true nature. A judge of character and extensive...

Humans of FHC: Rosemarie Whalen

Humans of FHC: Rosemarie Whalen

March 28, 2018

"I've taught at FHC for 27 years, and I taught at a Detroit public school for a year and a half. I could write a book about my time teaching in Detroit! There was a drive-by shooting, and I didn't know...

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