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Veronica Vincent

Veronica Vincent, Staff Writer

Veronica Vincent is a sophomore enduring in her second year on staff for The Central Trend. In her spare time, you can find her writing endless amounts of fashion reviews for the site, participating in online concerts for her favorite artists, or driving around Michigan with the top off of her Jeep.

Most used emoji: the brown heart

Cartoon twin: Darcy from Winx Club

Life goal: end up on the cover of Vogue

Favorite pair of shoes: Doc Martens

All content by Veronica Vincent
Little things held by my mind seem to belong to the water

Little things held by my mind seem to belong to the water

June 1, 2021

With every crashing wave, I feel the little pinches of the sun. With every one of the sun's rays, I feel the warmth of the little laughs we share. With every joke, I feel the unconditional love that...

FHC Inspires Q&As: Kyra Thomas

FHC Inspires Q&As: Kyra Thomas

May 28, 2021

Speaker: Kyra Thomas How do you feel about your TED Talk being picked for FHC Inspires? "I'm very humbled and glad that I was chosen to speak in FHC Inspires and super excited to do it again." What...

FHC Inspires Q&As: Lucy Mclean

FHC Inspires Q&As: Lucy Mclean

May 28, 2021

Speaker: Lucy Mclean How do you feel about your TED Talk being picked for FHC Inspires? "I am excited and a little bit nervous for FHC Inspires. All the people participating in this are so sweet, and...

FHC Inspires Q&As: Ellie McDowell

FHC Inspires Q&As: Ellie McDowell

May 28, 2021

Speaker: Ellie McDowell How do you feel about your TED Talk being picked for FHC Inspires? "I'm super excited about my TED Talk being picked. I think it's important for people to hear, and I'm hoping...

FHC Inspires Q&As: Trevor Vanskiver

FHC Inspires Q&As: Trevor Vanskiver

May 28, 2021

Speaker: Trevor Vanskiver How do you feel about your TED Talk being picked for FHC Inspires? "I feel like it will be a cool experience." What is a quick description of your TED Talk?  "I explain...

Disney's High School Musical: The Musical: The Series season two will be the downfall of many careers

Disney’s High School Musical: The Musical: The Series season two will be the downfall of many careers

May 25, 2021

East High School in Salt Lake City, Utah has been through a lot regarding Disney’s magical touch, and its latest renovation was due to season two of Disney Plus’s High School Musical: The Musical:...

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...

Society is raising women to wish that they could be men

Society is raising women to wish that they could be men

May 19, 2021

As a woman, I have been told that it is good to express my emotions and make sure I am heard—until I express them too much. Society has defined a fine line of what is too much for a woman, and most find...

Prada's Summer 2021 collection pushes boundaries, breaking through fashion norms

Prada’s Summer 2021 collection pushes boundaries, breaking through fashion norms

May 11, 2021

While 2021 has been made up of different fashion aesthetics, one of the main brands that stay relevant in modern looks is Prada. Little details such as corsets, straps, and long belts have made up a majority...

Lynlee, Abby, and I on the TCT couch--this place has been a home to all of us through each other and through words.

[Photo] Lessons of life learned through love

May 5, 2021

Lynlee, Abby, and I on the TCT couch--this place has been a home to all of us through each other and through words.

a picture from yesterday that I'll forever treasure and hold close to my heart

[Photo] It’s nothing but the end of an era

May 4, 2021

a picture from yesterday that I'll forever treasure and hold close to my heart

Me and Allie, sitting with Abby and Lynlee on their last day in the room

Your walking boots, the sun, and the stars

May 4, 2021

This year’s road has been rocky. My commitment has been everything short of consistent. I fall, time and time again, and scrape my knees; sometimes, I run out of band-aids. The benevolent souls that...

Lucy Wu looks up to her parents as every day inspiration

Lucy Wu looks up to her parents as every day inspiration

April 29, 2021

Whether it’s doing her best in school, trying new things, or setting goals for herself, freshman Lucy Wu always has her parents by her side to support her. Since a young age, Lucy has looked to her parents...

Looking through Michael Kors' look book, it's obvious as to why he's celebrating forty years of success

Looking through Michael Kors’ look book, it’s obvious as to why he’s celebrating forty years of success

April 27, 2021

Michael Kors is a world-renowned fashion designer who started his collections in the early 1980s. This year, Kors celebrates forty years of a successful business as he tells Vogue magazine about his winnings...

Senior Lydia VanDeRiet is the Photography Editor for The Central Trend

Lydia VanDeRiet’s high school experience may be coming to a close, but the doors of her academics have been substantially opened

April 23, 2021

Senior Lydia VanDeRiet’s academic journey isn’t coming to a halt after leaving high school; instead, she’s immersing herself in a totally different opportunity for success. At the start of Lydia’s...

Brick Painting Q&As: Megan Cushman

Brick Painting Q&As: Megan Cushman

April 23, 2021

Name: Megan Cushman Grade: 12 1) What inspired you to take part in this project? "I love looking at all the bricks from seniors past. 'Do I know them?' 'Where did they go to college?' It was definitely...

I've neglected you, and I won't let you collect dust any longer

I’ve neglected you, and I won’t let you collect dust any longer

April 21, 2021

Crashed into like a meteor, the crater has been dug deeper; the hole at the toe of my shoe has almost been all the way worn through. In the shape of an uncaptured crack of lighting, it's a rip up through...

Brick Painting Q&As: Kristy Butler

Brick Painting Q&As: Kristy Butler

April 21, 2021

Name: Kristy Butler Position: AP Biology Teacher 1) What inspired you to help lead this/take part in this project? "I moved into a room where this was a practice that the previous teacher had...

Brick Painting Q&As: Laurie VanHouten

Brick Painting Q&As: Laurie VanHouten

April 21, 2021

Name: Laurie VanHouten Position: French Teacher 1) What inspired you to help lead this/take part in this project? "A Spanish teacher, now retired, had done this in her room before I did. I...

Brick Painting Q&As

Brick Painting Q&As

April 20, 2021

While Boys World's new EP is taking off, the girls take their fans with them every step of the way

While Boys World’s new EP is taking off, the girls take their fans with them every step of the way

April 16, 2021

After musical group Boys World’s gradual release of their three singles "Girlfriends," "Wingman," and "Tiptoe," they released their EP: While You Were Out. The short EP consists of five songs, three...

The phases of the moon tell a love story at the hand of Venus

The phases of the moon tell a love story at the hand of Venus

March 23, 2021

The grain from the seven sea's sands dot her I's while falling leaves cross her T's The minty leaves of her garden's trees whiten the fresh smell of the ocean breeze She signs her name with a simple...

TikTok is finally straying away from dances and focusing on something that really matters: the ninety-seven percent

TikTok is finally straying away from dances and focusing on something that really matters: the ninety-seven percent

March 16, 2021

"Ninety-seven percent of women have been sexually assaulted." This statistic has been spreading around the well-known app, TikTok, quite rapidly. A lot of viewers aren't sure of the source of this rather...

Ashlyn Hess has been filled from head to toe with the beauty of our earth

Ashlyn Hess has been filled from head to toe with the beauty of our earth

March 16, 2021

No one has ever had such a magnetic pull to our earth like freshman Ashlyn Hess. She finds herself planting an array of flowers with her grandma, reading a good book in a hammock between two trees,...

My fields aren't full, but the ripe berries of summer are all that matter

My fields aren’t full, but the ripe berries of summer are all that matter

March 9, 2021

Little flowers bloom between the cracks of quotidian concrete that are occasionally vandalized with pale, rainbow-colored chalk dust. Ants scramble to build their mounds higher than their neighbors, but...

As the sun begins to shine, FHC's smiles are not ignored behind their masks

As the sun begins to shine, FHC’s smiles are not ignored behind their masks

March 9, 2021

The snow on the ground has become a slushy, gray, slipping hazard—the smell of fresh, green grass is a distant memory. Nearing the end of February, [English] teacher Anthony Sultini sits in his classroom...

Reviewing the first ten songs of Billboard’s Top 100

Reviewing the first ten songs of Billboard’s Top 100

March 2, 2021

Every couple of days, the magazine Billboard renews it’s list of 100 songs that are at the top of the music industry’s game. It’s never tiring to see the changes that transpire through every update...

May your days consist of nothing but the sweet taste of vitamin C and light pulp

February 24, 2021

Before my time in classroom 140, I never would have put any significance into a citrus fruit. But it wasn’t until mandarin oranges made me realize how I’ve grown with the sweet taste of vitamin C and...

Grand Rapids is giving a reason for people to be grateful for the little things

Grand Rapids is giving a reason for people to be grateful for the little things

February 17, 2021

During 2020, we lost the ability to be with people. We lost the ability to communicate and meet new people. We lost a lot of human interactions that were deemed “normal.” While people had a more positive...

Amelia DiBenedetto may only take photos for herself, but she has a talent that no one can ignore

Amelia DiBenedetto may only take photos for herself, but she has a talent that no one can ignore

February 11, 2021

Standing on the driveway, freshman Amelia DiBenedetto finds herself taking a picture of nature in the snowy abyss of Michigan in the wintertime. There’s a light blanket of snow covering the ground and...

All photos are from Boys World's

Boys World’s second single is telling women of all ages to “not be weighed down by no stone”

February 2, 2021

After Boys World released their first song, "Girlfriends," I was ready for their next single: "Wingman." The song not only continues to support women's independence and emphasizes the importance of...

While a lot remains unknown, Celebration Cinema is trying to figure out the safest way for people to enjoy seeing new movies again

While a lot remains unknown, Celebration Cinema is trying to figure out the safest way for people to enjoy seeing new movies again

February 2, 2021

Junior Sofia Johnson wouldn’t have considered going to the movie theatres as a part of her “normal routine,” but ever since COVID-19 hit, battling for the popcorn buttering machine with her friends...

The fantasy that shapes my reality

The fantasy that shapes my reality

January 26, 2021

If I could describe spring in a color, it would be a lime hue of green—that’s what they were, lime-green. When I would close my eyes and drift off to sleep, I would dream of a world where the flowers...

Cobra Kai is not only nostalgic for Karate Kid fans but is also starting a new generation of karate lovers

Cobra Kai is not only nostalgic for Karate Kid fans but is also starting a new generation of karate lovers

January 19, 2021

Netflix’s Cobra Kai is an original series based on the Karate Kid franchise that was very popular for millennials in the '80s. In the Karate Kid movies, dojo Cobra Kai is the infamous, opposing dojo;...

Alonah Spencer exudes confidence on a daily basis due to her love for styling her hair

Alonah Spencer exudes confidence on a daily basis due to her love for styling her hair

January 14, 2021

As long as new hairstyles protect, moisturize, and don’t pose a threat to her hair, sophomore Alonah Spencer is willing to try any hairstyle known to mankind. Things such as heat damage from blow-drying...

My education has become a lost cause

My education has become a lost cause

January 12, 2021

My lips sting from the peeling skin that’s been torn away from itself. I can’t decide on a playlist to choose—I’ll end up skipping half of the songs eventually. My mascara comes off onto...

An everything bagel was the vessel for the smile on my face

An everything bagel was the vessel for the smile on my face

January 5, 2021

I’m going to be completely transparent: I’ve never had an everything bagel—not until today at least.  I spent most of my freshman year at the long table inside of the Starbucks across the street...

FHC's HOSA team is inspired every day by their guest speakers from across the county

FHC’s HOSA team is inspired every day by their guest speakers from across the county

December 18, 2020

Every two weeks, HOSA students like senior Paityn Reens, who is also treasurer of the club, attend a Zoom call to listen to a guest speaker tell them about their experiences in the medical field. These...

I've found myself through purple

I’ve found myself through purple

December 17, 2020

In 2011, if you asked me what my favorite color was, without a doubt, I would have said purple. I was obsessed with the chalky, pastel hue of a color that was meant to be ominous and dark; the vibrant...

Walking through the parking lots of life

Walking through the parking lots of life

December 8, 2020

Walking alone in the parking lot late at night. Fumbling around in my bag for my car keys. Locking the car door as soon as I’ve closed it. The fears that linger in the back of my mind haunt...

Sofia Johnson uses her makeup brushes to paint a story

Sofia Johnson uses her makeup brushes to paint a story

December 3, 2020

For junior Sofia Johnson, there’s a special form of expression in the art of makeup. Sofia began special effects makeup in September; she saw other people her age doing this makeup on apps like TikTok...

The harsh hands that can make or break us

The harsh hands that can make or break us

December 1, 2020

Every whisper, every second that goes by, every sideways glance can change us forever. Who we are isn’t permanent, and this can be as transparent as liquid water or as opaque as the shut doors of opportunity. Every...

TCT’s The Countless Thanks: Veronica Vincent

TCT’s The Countless Thanks: Veronica Vincent

November 25, 2020

Grace Crook and Sophie Kovachevich- for being the most supportive people I know Whatever I may be invested in, anything from a current obsession to a short-lived phase, you both encourage me to pursue...

I’ve become a regular customer of the beautiful sweetness that is a vibrant, colorful sense of love

I’ve become a regular customer of the beautiful sweetness that is a vibrant, colorful sense of love

November 23, 2020

At the mere age of nine, I thought I was a regular customer to the sweet nothingness that was the black-and-white idea of love; I thought I was in love.  My naive idea of devotion was meeting outside...

Two sides to every story: the multifaceted qualities of required reading

Two sides to every story: the multifaceted qualities of required reading

November 19, 2020

At some point throughout FHC’s student’s high school careers, they are bound to read at least one—if not many—required novels in their English classes, which is something AP Lang and AP Lit teacher...

Current student required reading Q&A: Julia Beaumont, AP Lit

Current student required reading Q&A: Julia Beaumont, AP Lit

November 18, 2020

Name: Julia Beaumont Grade: 12 Current English Class: AP Lit 1. How do you feel about being required to read books for school? "I feel as though required reading is extremely important to our...

Current student required reading Q&A: Adam Gray, Honors English 9

Current student required reading Q&A: Adam Gray, Honors English 9

November 18, 2020

Name: Adam Gray Grade: 9 Current English Class: Honors English 9 1. How do you feel about being required to read books for school? "I feel like having to read books for school is a good thing. Having...

Current student required reading Q&A: Sophie Kovachevich, Honors English 10

Current student required reading Q&A: Sophie Kovachevich, Honors English 10

November 18, 2020

Name: Sophie Kovachevich Grade: 10 Current English Class: Honors English 10 1. How do you feel about being required to read books for school? "I think it depends on what book it is and how...

Fresh and diverse girl-group, Boys World, is just starting to alter pop music by dropping their first single: Girlfriends

Fresh and diverse girl-group, Boys World, is just starting to alter pop music by dropping their first single: Girlfriends

November 17, 2020

2020 has been the year for new and up-coming artists from all different genres of music. And while most individual artists have found their way to fame in the years past or 2020 specifically, there...

Why we should welcome fear with open arms

Why we should welcome fear with open arms

November 10, 2020

An entity that everyone encounters is failure. So is it rational to persistently be scared of something that is supposedly inevitable? Through different forms of failure, like intellectual failures,...

Through all aspects of Logan Verlinde's life, he keeps his friends close

Through all aspects of Logan Verlinde’s life, he keeps his friends close

November 5, 2020

Junior Logan Verlinde has kept one constant throughout his high school career: his friends.  Logan does a plethora of things in his free time, but he appreciates spending time with different groups...

Liam Payne's online concert is the future for all artists

Liam Payne’s online concert is the future for all artists

November 3, 2020

Liam Payne’s online Halloween concert was unlike anything I had ever seen before. Amidst the pandemic, artists still need to figure out how to make money, and one of their main ways of income is through...

Homecoming Court Q&As: Sukhpreet Singh

Homecoming Court Q&As: Sukhpreet Singh

October 22, 2020

1. What was your reaction when you heard your name called? "I was sitting with the band, trying to stay warm, when [AP U.S. History teacher Steve] Labenz turned around and said my name. It was certainly...

FHC's student section got bigger and so did the anticipation for future football games

FHC’s student section got bigger and so did the anticipation for future football games

October 22, 2020

2020 has been an extremely rough year for FHC students and faculty, but seniors like Carson Deines have a lot of faith in the safety of our school and precautions being taken for FHC’s football games. A...

My Seven Deadly Sins

My Seven Deadly Sins

October 20, 2020

Pride. Greed. Wrath. Envy. Lust. Gluttony. Sloth. From a religious point-of-view or not, The Seven Deadly Sins are something that we are warned about from a young age whether we realized...

Females struggle to be unique while school's dress codes tell them to change

Females struggle to be unique while school’s dress codes tell them to change

October 13, 2020

Validation is something I have always sought; all I want is to be enough for everyone around me even when I can’t be enough for myself. I used to dress and act for my peers that I saw on a daily basis,...

Junior Josie Devries is a creative, free spirit who found her calling in life early on

Junior Josie Devries is a creative, free spirit who found her calling in life early on

October 13, 2020

Junior Josie Devries grew up with music bouncing off the walls straight into her ears and the outstanding colors of fresh paintings and pieces of artwork catching her eye. Josie was constantly surrounded...

The Class of 2021 continues to persevere together despite major changes

The Class of 2021 continues to persevere together despite major changes

October 7, 2020

The Class of 2020 got the rug pulled out from underneath them; everything about the last quarter of their senior year was up in the air and seemingly pushed aside. Before they knew it, the seniors were...

Disclaimer: I grew up despite the brush

Disclaimer: I grew up despite the brush

October 6, 2020

I spent the best years of my life alongside my best friend; there wasn’t a doubt in my mind that life would forever be like these sweet summers. My time was filled with lengthy quests that took me through...

Melanie Martinez never fails to stay true to herself, and the After School EP is yet another reminder of that

Melanie Martinez never fails to stay true to herself, and the After School EP is yet another reminder of that

September 29, 2020

Melanie Martinez's songs are always so beautiful but also aggressive and full of vengeance and her new EP, After School EP, was no exception. There is raw emotion in her stories that she tells through...

The most rewarding feeling

The most rewarding feeling

September 22, 2020

Finally letting go and being myself has been something I’ve always wanted to do.  I always was caught up in just getting by, just getting through one more day, just trying to fit in. This year...

Improv Q&A: Ben Lowen

Improv Q&A: Ben Lowen

September 21, 2020

Name: Ben Lowen Grade: 12th 1. How did you get into improv? Why did you decide to try out? "I got into improv at the end of my Freshman year, and it was one of the best choices I've made in...

The Babysitter: Killer Queen was far from your expectations as a horror film

The Babysitter: Killer Queen was far from your expectations as a horror film

September 15, 2020

While the horror/comedy film, The Babysitter, wasn’t exactly what I would call horrifying, the second movie—The Babysitter: Killer Queen—was even a step down on the horror scale.  I’ve never...

Tyler (third to the right) and all of his friends from North Carolina

Junior Tyler O’Connell starts a new chapter of his life at FHC

September 11, 2020

Packing up his bags and moving from Boca Raton, Florida to Wake Forest, North Carolina, and now Grand Rapids, Michigan seems like a lot of change. For Junior Tyler O’Connell, he’s lived in all three...

The highlight of my day

The highlight of my day

September 8, 2020

I’m stuck thinking “Where’s my next class?” “Who am I going to sit by?” “How much homework do I think I’ll have by the end of the day?” Walking through the halls on the first day of school...

My TCT family is my favorite part of high school

My TCT family is my favorite part of high school

May 28, 2020

I am so grateful for everyone around me,  specifically my TCT friends. I was so scared walking into our classroom on the first day of school because I had no clue who anyone else was, and I had no idea...

Charli XCX's how i'm feeling now, her newest album, left me disappointed and confused

Charli XCX’s how i’m feeling now, her newest album, left me disappointed and confused

May 19, 2020

Flashing lights were everywhere, and everyone was filled with anticipation; the first act of the night walked onto the stage, and the speakers behind her blared upbeat music. It has been a couple of...

It is so easy to take for granted

It is so easy to take for granted

May 14, 2020

One of the good things about this hard time is that I can still see my friends. Although we stay 6 feet apart, sitting on the top of our cars, and it happens only every other week, I still get to see them. I...

What it looks like to create a sense of community

What it looks like to create a sense of community

May 11, 2020

Quarantine has been hard for us all; it’s making it harder to communicate with friends, making it harder for us to get the goods that we need from stores, and it’s even making school harder because...

Mxmtoon's new album dawn surpassed my high expectations

Mxmtoon’s new album dawn surpassed my high expectations

May 4, 2020

My playlist on Spotify is over twelve hours long and filled with well over two hundred songs. But three of those songs I play on repeat. “Prom dress,” “fever dream,” and “i feel like chet”...

The little things you don’t know about me

The little things you don’t know about me

April 28, 2020

I am always curious as to who I am in others' minds. Who do they think I am? Am I someone who is incredibly funny, or am I someone who knows exactly what to say in a tough situation? Am I calm or crazy?...

Nicole Marie Viera keeps her subscribers smiling through her positive energy

Nicole Marie Viera keeps her subscribers smiling through her positive energy

April 20, 2020

I never was interested in watching other people play video games; I always found it to be boring and drawn out. Although I did find some YouTubers that I enjoyed, I never had a variety of games that were...

Olivia Throop

Olivia Throop

April 16, 2020

Name: Olivia Throop Grade: 12 1) Your dad works in the ER, so what does that look like on a daily basis for both you and for him? "My dad gets a monthly schedule of shifts to work, so he knows...

If you were to look a little deeper

If you were to look a little deeper

April 14, 2020

I hate how everything is dull and empty, lifeless and deprived of color, boring and saddening. Winter and the beginning of spring are my least favorite seasons because they follow the most beautiful time...

My avocado tree is better than your dead flowers

My avocado tree is better than your dead flowers

March 9, 2020

In your front yard, there are flower pots, each of them unalike in color: royal blue, fuji apple red, and goldfinch yellow. In the spring, the flowers have grown over the sides of the pot, overflowing...

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made was good, but not good enough

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made was good, but not good enough

March 2, 2020

Disney Plus’s newest movie was different from most Disney Channel originals because the movie focused on one kid’s life who was going through a lot. Timmy Failure (Winslow Fegley) is a fifth-grader...

FHC's student's spring break plans for 2020

FHC’s student’s spring break plans for 2020

March 1, 2020

Spring break is only a few weeks away, and the students of FHC can’t wait to leave school for a week and a half to just relax. But will the students be doing more than just relaxing?  Everyone’s...

FHC's Science Olympiad team scores a win, leaving the team optimistic for regionals

FHC’s Science Olympiad team scores a win, leaving the team optimistic for regionals

February 27, 2020

Science Olympiad is a team of high school students that attend FHC, and within this team, people are split up into pairs or groups of threes and are assigned a topic. This topic is anything science-related,...

The community at FHC is too strong to be torn down

The community at FHC is too strong to be torn down

February 25, 2020

FHC has so much to offer, making every student’s schedule slightly different. While students can take more science-based classes, there are many art-based classes available to students. Anything...

The best type of people

The best type of people

February 24, 2020

The best type of people sit and listen; they take in every word you’re spilling out and they listen. The best type of people support you; they look at every aspect of your life and take the time to...

Joji’s new single is individual within his originality and personal genre

Joji’s new single is individual within his originality and personal genre

February 17, 2020

The R&B/hip-hop star Joji released another single on February sixth of this year. The single, “Run,” is four minutes and thirty seconds filled with a captivating tune that, by the end of the...

Am I caught up in today, tomorrow, or the next day

Am I caught up in today, tomorrow, or the next day

February 10, 2020

Everything right now is how it has always been: upsetting, uncomfortable, and unforgiving. Every week I think “all you need to do is get through this week.” Every week I find myself looking forward...

Crayola washable marker stains on my legs

Crayola washable marker stains on my legs

February 3, 2020

When I was very young my parents would sometimes drive me to Holland Michigan to visit my grandparents for the day. Driving up to their familiar house on the left side of the street is engraved in my...

You only see meaningful pictures on VSCO

You only see meaningful pictures on VSCO

January 27, 2020

I make my online life look better than it actually is. I post the best pictures of me on Instagram. I post the funniest videos of my friends and me on Snapchat. I post the most aesthetic pictures on...

High School Musical: the Musical: the Series wasn't what I thought it would be

High School Musical: the Musical: the Series wasn’t what I thought it would be

January 21, 2020

High School Musical: the Musical: the Series is a Disney Plus original based around the iconic early two thousands movie series, High School Musical. The ten-episode series focuses on teen romance, putting...

Why I like lemons

Why I like lemons

January 13, 2020

Growing up, I was extremely shy. I couldn’t look people in the eyes, let alone speak to people that weren’t my parents. I went to therapy when I was very little, and it helped me a lot; after many...

845 words for the people I love

845 words for the people I love

January 3, 2020

These next few paragraphs are for my best friends; every word is written with pure sincerity and thoughtfulness. No introduction can fully explain exactly how I feel without giving away the mystery of...

Megan Fox has the experience, the right attitude, and the most fun while dancing

Megan Fox has the experience, the right attitude, and the most fun while dancing

December 23, 2019

Freshman Megan Fox finds herself hurrying from one place to the next; she is always busy, but Megan isn’t busy in a bad way.  Her week is filled with one of the things she loves most: dancing. Megan...

My disposable camera

My disposable camera

December 18, 2019

I bought it in August of this summer when one of my best friends—Charlotte—came back to Michigan for one of her yearly visits. I thought I would try out taking pictures of all us hanging out, enjoying...

The Mandalorian fits the distinct taste of George Lucas and Disney

The Mandalorian fits the distinct taste of George Lucas and Disney

December 11, 2019

The action, fiction show The Mandalorian is an eight-episode spin-off of a seven million-dollar movie series: Star Wars. The Mandalorian takes place just after the sixth movie of the Star Wars saga,...

The Morning Glory

The Morning Glory

December 4, 2019

I hear humming.  It’s fine because it’s been there for hours, but with every second, the volume increases a notch. Some days it’s unbearable, like someone following me through the streets...

You're not the little girl I once knew

You’re not the little girl I once knew

November 20, 2019

When I was younger, you were my best friend; like my shadow, we did everything together. You followed me around, you laughed with me, even cried with me. I felt like our lives were straight out of a movie.  Countless...

There are many similar and different traditions for the holiday season

There are many similar and different traditions for the holiday season

November 19, 2019

Lights of many colors frame houses, snow covers the ground, and 105.7 is playing Christmas hits. All in perfect timing, Christmas is only thirty-seven days away and Christmas trees are already going up. “[My...

The Driver Era just wrote your new favorite song

The Driver Era just wrote your new favorite song

November 14, 2019

The Driver Era’s new song “A Kiss” is different from the rest of the songs put out by the duo, Rocky and Ross Lynch, but falls into their unique genre of music seamlessly.  The beginning of the...

Sophomore Jaelynn Carlson finds opportunities and friends in her faith

Sophomore Jaelynn Carlson finds opportunities and friends in her faith

November 12, 2019

Something big in sophomore Jaelynn Carlson’s life is her faith.  Jaelynn’s religion, Methodist Christian, has affected her life by opening her eyes to new experiences and people. “After...

We're just living in it

We’re just living in it

November 6, 2019

The Earth is our field; we’re just growing in it. Nature is our resource; we’re just using it. Time creates an experience; we’re just living it. Growing up, I always felt connected with...

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