The Central Trend

Ashlyn Korpak
Ashlyn Korpak is a senior and entering her fourth and final year on The Central Trend. You can almost always find Ashlyn in The Central Trend room. But, if for some reason she isn't there, you'll find her reading, riding horses, or spending time in her garden.

  • Favorite part of being on staff: Getting to spend time with some of FHC's most talented writers.

  • Favorite type of story: Editorials and columns.

  • Hobbies/interests: Track, horseback riding, and reading.

  • Favorite books: The Book Theif, The Great Gatsby, The Chosen, anything by Sarah J. Maas, and a bunch more.

  • Its Friday night, you will usually find Ashlyn: Hanging out with friends or reading.

Ashlyn Korpak, Editor in Chief

Mar 25, 2020
COVID-19’s effects on stores and how they are handling the changes (Story)
Mar 12, 2020
The Hunchback of Notre Dame cast Q&As (Story)
Mar 12, 2020
the un-colors (Story)
Mar 09, 2020
Surfaces new album, Horizons, is a beautifully hopeful masterpiece (Story)
Mar 04, 2020
My backpack is holding me back (Story)
Feb 26, 2020
A cacophonic group of misfit blankets (Story)
Feb 25, 2020
FHC Grads: Where are they now? (Story)
Feb 21, 2020
Alec Benjamin connects people from every walk of life with the unifying stories in his music (Story)
Feb 19, 2020
little green broken typewriter (Story)
Feb 12, 2020
Little clay creations (Story)
Feb 07, 2020
2020 Music Videos (Story)
Feb 05, 2020
If the sofa could speak (Story)
Jan 29, 2020
With the stroke of a pen (Story)
Jan 22, 2020
When you walk by (Story)
Jan 16, 2020
2020 RAT Q&As (Story)
Jan 14, 2020
The Chair (Story)
Jan 08, 2020
the golden drop (Story)
Dec 19, 2019
Holidays at FHC Series (Story)
Dec 18, 2019
The worlds of words from my childhood (Story)
Dec 11, 2019
By supporting thrifting instead of fast fashion, we begin to build a sense of sustainability within our community (Story)
Dec 04, 2019
the wild place (Story)
Nov 25, 2019
TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2019 (Story)
Nov 20, 2019
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. It isn’t just for elementary kids. (Story)
Nov 19, 2019
United Prayer: prayer in action, love at the center of it all (Story)
Nov 15, 2019
The Crucible Q&As (Story)
Nov 13, 2019
“Will we have enough usable water?” (Story)
Nov 06, 2019
Your dollar makes a difference when it comes to the future of food and the environment (Story)
Oct 28, 2019
Academic Cheating in FHC series (Story)
Oct 22, 2019
Bandtasia announcement and information (Story)
Oct 16, 2019
Age of Empires Battle 2019: Photo Gallery (Story)
Oct 07, 2019
The Graduate Profile defines who a student should be when they leave high school, not just what they should know (Story)
Sep 25, 2019
Improv team 2019 Q&A (Story)
Sep 23, 2019
Climate Change Strike: Photo Gallery (Story)
Sep 20, 2019
TCT’s Phone Policy Series (Story)
Sep 16, 2019
Q&A with Governor Whitmer (Story)
Sep 10, 2019
Thoughts of an Editor (Story)
Sep 04, 2019
Q&A with Brad Anderson – Funding for the Veteran’s Wall of Honor (Story)
Aug 27, 2019
Q&As with religious leaders in the Forest Hills Community (Story/Media)
Jun 04, 2019
Always be my Maybe brought a whole new style to rom-coms by casting a fresh face: comedian Ali Wong (Story)
Jun 04, 2019
Varsity Softball vs Teachers 2019: Photo Gallery (Story)
May 31, 2019
New Senior Breakfast 2019: Photo Gallery (Story)
May 31, 2019
Student Council 2019 Q&As (Story)
May 28, 2019
In the wake of Alabama’s abortion law, #youknowme was born (Story)
May 21, 2019
Baccalaureate Ceremony gives students a chance to express how they feel about their impending graduation (Story)
May 17, 2019
AJR’s new album Neotheater met all of my requirements for truly good music (Story)
May 14, 2019
Yesterday I met three beautiful girls (Story)
May 09, 2019
Kristi Butler and Patti Richardson begin planning for their third science trip with Education First Tours (Story)
May 07, 2019
“Knock Down the House” knocked my socks off (Story)
May 06, 2019
Filmfest 2019 Q&As (Story)
Apr 30, 2019
A conscious effort to protect the subconscious (Story)
Apr 23, 2019
Netflix’s new show “No Good Nick” fails to stand behind a comprehensive message (Story)
Apr 18, 2019
Humans of FHC: Daniel Dykstra (Story)
Apr 17, 2019
2016 FHC graduate Jordan George returns to Rangerball as JV Head Coach (Story)
Apr 15, 2019
We may not know what our futures hold, but they’re there, waiting for us to find them (Story)
Apr 15, 2019
The climate change debate isn’t going anywhere anytime soon (Story)
Apr 09, 2019
Season two of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina takes the story to all new heights (Story)
Mar 26, 2019
The essence of music transcends linguistic barriers (Story)
Mar 21, 2019
Humans of FHC: Pranav Nalam (Story)
Mar 19, 2019
People are beautiful, and there is nothing wrong with telling them that (Story)
Mar 18, 2019
Behind the Scenes of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: Photo Gallery (Story)
Mar 12, 2019
AJR’s “100 Bad Days” is a relatable culmination of their music so far (Story)
Mar 05, 2019
So, if you don’t like the way I look, well, I may care or I may not, I’m not sure yet (Story)
Feb 27, 2019
I thoroughly enjoyed nine of the ten episodes in Netflix’s new show The Umbrella Academy (Story)
Feb 22, 2019
Humans of FHC: Erynn Boersema (Story)
Feb 19, 2019
The relationship between nationality and individuality is/should be/can be a symbiotic one (Story)
Feb 14, 2019
Winterfest Assembly 2019 Photos (Story)
Feb 14, 2019
Students and teachers weigh in on what they really want the administration to hear (Story)
Feb 12, 2019
Alec Benjamin tells his story through his music (Story)
Feb 08, 2019
Humans of FHC: Ben Taylor (Story)
Feb 07, 2019
Humans of FHC: Fadi Muallem (Story)
Feb 05, 2019
I have no idea why former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz thinks he should run for President (Story)
Jan 29, 2019
Pod Save America is a self-proclaimed podcast for people not yet ready to give up or go insane (Story)
Jan 16, 2019
Humans of FHC: Cole Munger (Story)
Jan 15, 2019
The third and final season of A Series of Unfortunate Events kept me hooked until the last credits rolled (Story)
Jan 14, 2019
This year’s exam week ushers in a new schedule (Story)
Jan 08, 2019
Fireworks and fighting: Warzone Initiatives works to repair war-torn areas (Story)
Dec 20, 2018
Humans of FHC: Julia Brown (Story)
Dec 19, 2018
Humans of FHC: Ally Francisco (Story)
Dec 18, 2018
A witch’s cackle replaces “ho ho ho” in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Christmas Special: A Midwinter’s Tale (Story)
Dec 11, 2018
When the sun sets… (Story)
Dec 05, 2018
Intro to Business: 2018 Company Profiles (Story)
Dec 04, 2018
A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding fails to produce the most essential factor of a romance movie (Story)
Nov 27, 2018
High school has taken away my love of reading (Story)
Nov 20, 2018
John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons wasn’t what I expected (Story)
Nov 20, 2018
TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2018 (Story)
Nov 13, 2018
Golden darkness (Story)
Nov 08, 2018
Ramona and Beezus Cast Q&As – Fall Play 2018 (Story)
Nov 01, 2018
Twitching teens (Story)
Oct 30, 2018
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina revitalizes an old story with some spooky twists (Story)
Oct 30, 2018
Humans of FHC: Spooktober Edition (Story)
Oct 29, 2018
New Assistant Principal Whitley Morse begins to find her place at FHC (Story)
Oct 23, 2018
It wasn’t snowing (Story)
Oct 18, 2018
Brooke Engles makes life her passion (Story)
Oct 16, 2018
Hold the Dark disappoints on almost every front (Story)
Oct 15, 2018
Light the world on fire (Story)
Oct 11, 2018
Humans of FHC: Dylan Wilson (Story)
Oct 09, 2018
Big Girls Don’t Cry (Story)
Oct 02, 2018
Lessons from a School Shooting: Notes from Dunblane left me heartbroken (Story)
Sep 25, 2018
Leave what’s heavy behind (Story)
Sep 21, 2018
Payton Field’s passion for dance sent her across the country this summer (Story)
Sep 18, 2018
The Bagel Beanery was an unexpected treat (Story)
Sep 11, 2018
We’re all lonely together (Story)
Sep 06, 2018
New counselor Leah Young reminds us that, above all, FHC is a family (Story)
Sep 04, 2018
Crazy Rich Asians breaks standards while rocking the rom-com world (Story)
Jun 10, 2018
The magic of roads (Story)
Jun 09, 2018
Humans of FHC: Elle Ohlman (Story)
Jun 01, 2018
Novo Amor’s latest song, “State Lines,” is just another example of his unique style (Story)
May 29, 2018
FHC Inspires was the perfect culmination of an amazing year (Story)
May 27, 2018
Humans of FHC: Jordyn Carlson (Story)
May 26, 2018
Why your list of interests should always be growing (Story)
May 23, 2018
Student Council Elections 2018 – Q&As with the candidates (Story)
May 13, 2018
Humans of FHC: Taylor Baumgardner (Story)
May 12, 2018
New movie Ready Player One was both a fun watch and an eye opener (Story)
May 07, 2018
FHC Filmfest 2018 Q&As (Story)
May 05, 2018
Don’t dish it out if you can’t take it (Story)
May 04, 2018
How giving a Ted Talk terrified me, made me stronger, and wasn’t as bad as I thought (Story)
Apr 27, 2018
Students are finding a great way to hang out and be active through Badminton Club (Story)
Apr 21, 2018
Pentatonix’s new album “Top Pop Vol. 1” is just another example of their talent (Story)
Apr 19, 2018
Humans of FHC: Abby McAlindon (Story)
Apr 14, 2018
Choose not to let college rule your life (Story)
Apr 01, 2018
Humans of FHC: Hannah Becker (Story)
Mar 26, 2018
Connor Schwinkendorf and Dylan Matry’s friendship will last a lifetime (Story)
Mar 24, 2018
Citizen Way releases another addition to their amazing collection of songs: WaveWalker (Story)
Mar 18, 2018
Humans of FHC: Lilly Wang (Story)
Mar 12, 2018
FHC students prepare to participate in national school walkout (Story)
Mar 03, 2018
Humans of FHC: Kelsey Toole (Story)
Mar 03, 2018
I found the movie Wonderstruck to be lacking in wonder (Story)
Feb 24, 2018
What is a classic? (Story)
Feb 14, 2018
Humans of FHC: Valentine’s Day Edition (Story)
Feb 12, 2018
Tristan Kerr reflects on breaking out of the FHC bubble and looks to his future at Ferris (Story)
Feb 10, 2018
New fast food restaurant Freddy’s adds some great twists to the average dining expirence (Story)
Feb 04, 2018
Humans of FHC: Molly Neary (Story)
Feb 03, 2018
A realization that you can’t believe anything (Story)
Jan 28, 2018
Zoey Guikema focuses on the future (Story)
Jan 27, 2018
Complaining about school doesn’t change anything (Story)
Jan 20, 2018
Murder on the Orient Express opened my eyes to the world of murder mysteries (Story)
Jan 14, 2018
Humans of FHC: Sarah Raisch (Story)
Dec 29, 2017
Humans of FHC: Lindsey Lunt (Story)
Dec 24, 2017
Tobin Buhk’s passion for literature is a part of every aspect of his life (Story)
Dec 23, 2017
Don’t complain about snow days (Story)
Dec 12, 2017
The Throne of Glass series wows readers no matter their age (Story)
Dec 10, 2017
FHC students perform in variations of The Nutcracker every holiday season (Story)
Dec 09, 2017
Finding colors in a colorless world through books (Story)
Dec 03, 2017
Emma Beck uses unique outlets to express her creativity (Story)
Dec 02, 2017
The science of giving thanks (Story)
Nov 26, 2017
Work Experience gives an alternative option for sixth hour (Story)
Nov 25, 2017
Curry Leaf made my first experience with Indian food extremely enjoyable (Story)
Nov 19, 2017
Humans of FHC: Olivia Ogilvie (Story)
Nov 18, 2017
Words have power (Story)
Nov 12, 2017
What is a lie? (Story)
Nov 09, 2017
Noises Off Cast Q&As – Fall Play 2017 (Story)
Nov 08, 2017
Alexander Hahn’s determination has been blatantly obvious since day one (Story)
Nov 02, 2017
Hiking Club gives FHC students the chance to put down their technology and pick up some hiking boots (Story)
Oct 30, 2017
Claire Baguley lives a life full of basketball, cooking, and friends (Story)
Oct 27, 2017
Division 2 Pre-Districts – FHC Football vs. Mattawan: October 27th 2017 (Story/Media)
Oct 26, 2017
Are school sports worth the money? (Story)
Oct 20, 2017
Bandtasia takes my breath away…again (Story)
Oct 19, 2017
FHC Band puts on annual Bandtasia performance (Story)
Oct 16, 2017
The new Taco Bell did not meet my expectations (Story)
Oct 12, 2017
Humans of FHC: Carol Sprys (Story)
Oct 09, 2017
Hillary Baker takes on her second year at FHC (Story)
Oct 05, 2017
Go against the wiring (Story)
Oct 02, 2017
The importance of participation (Story)
Sep 28, 2017
Humans of FHC: Charlotte Delaney (Story)
Sep 25, 2017
Rose’s brightens up East Grand Rapid’s lake front (Story)
Sep 21, 2017
Keegan Moore follows many different paths (Story)
Sep 18, 2017
Take the time to find your own voice (Story)
Sep 14, 2017
FHC students travel to Iceland (Story)
Sep 11, 2017
Humans of FHC: Morghan Tilton (Story)
Sep 07, 2017
How to study without dying of boredom (Story)
Sep 04, 2017
Humans of FHC: Susan Toppen (Story)
Aug 31, 2017
Annie Seeber makes the most of her high school experience (Story)
Aug 28, 2017
How to be a morning person (Story)
Jun 05, 2017
Rita Shaheen prepares to leave FHC (Story)
May 26, 2017
My love hate relationship with the movie Everything Everything (Story)
May 24, 2017
2017 Student Council Q&A – Meredith Vanskiver (Story)
May 24, 2017
2017 Student Council Q&A – Tommy Hendricks (Story)
May 19, 2017
Today (Story)
May 10, 2017
Requiem Preview Q&A (Story)
May 06, 2017
Where do you stand when it comes to global warming? (Story)
Apr 28, 2017
We won it then so don’t give it up now (Story)
Apr 17, 2017
Forensics: not the dead body kind (Story)
Apr 12, 2017
What is Audism? (Story)
Mar 24, 2017
Why Florida? (Story)
Mar 17, 2017
The makeover of Ada Village (Story)
Mar 10, 2017
The Memory of Light is a book that makes you think (Story)
Mar 09, 2017
Winter Senior Challenge 2017 (Story)
Mar 07, 2017
Ashlyn Fitch – Musical Q&A (Story)
Mar 03, 2017
Trust is such an important thing (Story)
Feb 24, 2017
Special Olympic students stand out in FHC’s Unify Basketball team (Story)
Feb 17, 2017
We are (Story)
Feb 17, 2017
Friendships are fickle things (Story)
Feb 10, 2017
FHC Winterfest Assembly 2017 (Story)
Feb 10, 2017
Grey’s Anatomy proves to be what it lives up to (Story)
Feb 03, 2017
Macho Volleyball, a big part of Winterfest traditions. (Story)
Jan 27, 2017
Numbers don’t define us (Story)
Jan 20, 2017
Several FHC teachers find midterm exams necessary (Story)
Jan 16, 2017
Sugar Momma’s is Grand Rapids’ hidden gem (Story)
Jan 06, 2017
A Letter to Them (Story)
Dec 22, 2016
The Crushing Pressure of Grades (Story)
Dec 18, 2016
The Twelve Songs Of Christmas (Story)
Dec 09, 2016
Panera on 28th and Kraft Needs to Make Changes (Story)
Dec 03, 2016
Isabelle Popp: Stanford Summer Program (Story)
Nov 19, 2016
The Sad Death of Libraries (Story)
Nov 18, 2016
Year Round School: Not as Bad as it Sounds (Story)
Nov 13, 2016
Freshman Firsts: First High School Sport Season (Story)
Nov 11, 2016
Murder’s in the Heir Review (Story)
Oct 26, 2016
Colleen and Timmy Kramer participate in Paws with a Cause (Story)
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Ashlyn Korpak