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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

Veronica Vincent

Veronica Vincent, Lifestyle Writer

For Veronica, the best part of high school has been her expression. Not only does she feel fashionably inclined to put her name out there, she finds the same pull for success in journalism. Combining the two has been, single handedly, the biggest leap in her career. While Veronica day dreams of a future as a journalist for British Vogue, she's perfecting her craft with her time on staff for The Central Trend—this is Veronica's third year. As she is in the later half of her high school experience, The Central Trend has taught Veronica to be unapologitcally herself and she can only hope that other students at FHC find a similar home within a place like room 139.

 

What color her wardrobe would be themed around in EuphoriaWithout a doubt, it would be green; there is a lot of power in that color. It usually symbolizes abundance, refreshment, peace—all the right things to chase in life, especially as a high schooler trying to make a name for herself.

Most worn pair of clothes: A lot of people point this out but brown, corduroy flare pants are always a go to—they're so comfortable and stylish.

Plan for life: Obviously, that's a hard topic to pin point. Life, especially as a junior, is really up and down. But, for now, a four year degree at Hope College and a masters at London College of Fashion would be a dream.

All content by Veronica Vincent
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April 21, 2021

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Brick Painting Q&As: Kristy Butler

April 21, 2021

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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...

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April 20, 2021

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April 16, 2021

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March 23, 2021

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March 9, 2021

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March 9, 2021

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March 2, 2021

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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...

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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 Worlds Wingman music video

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...

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