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The Central Trend

Lauren Batterbee
Lauren Batterbee is a junior entering her second year on staff for The Central Trend. She is almost always doing ballet in her “new and improved studio.” If she isn’t doing ballet, she is either plunging into homework or making memories with her friends. She is excited to have the opportunity to write for TCT again this year.


Favorite part about being on staff: Learning about herself and her peers through writing and interviewing

Favorite season: Winter

Favorite animal: Snowy Owl

Obsesses over: Disney, Christmas, and ballet

Lauren Batterbee, Print Managing Editor

Jan 20, 2021
I have a name, too (Story/Media)
Jan 18, 2021
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is still important, 53 years after his death (Story)
Jan 13, 2021
The blinding light of betrayal (Story)
Jan 06, 2021
These are the lilac and light green walls of my life (Story)
Jan 02, 2021
2020 Wrapped: our years in review (Story)
Dec 17, 2020
12 Days of Winter Cheer: Staff’s Favorite Winter Traditions (Story)
Dec 16, 2020
It is nowhere to be found (Story)
Dec 09, 2020
You promised (Story)
Dec 08, 2020
During these difficult times, it is necessary to focus on mental health (Story)
Dec 02, 2020
My nutcrackers tell me stories (Story)
Nov 29, 2020
TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2020 (Story)
Nov 18, 2020
My family smiles (Story)
Nov 11, 2020
Veterans Day is celebrated in a variety of ways (Story)
Nov 09, 2020
Brother’s Grimm Fairy Tales Spectaculathon Cast Q&A’s – Fall Play 2020 (Story)
Nov 09, 2020
A day to remember (Story)
Nov 04, 2020
This bike was worth the world (Story)
Oct 29, 2020
Masks are important amid this pandemic—they aren’t political (Story)
Oct 27, 2020
Sam Brown’s odyssey has led him to where he is now (Story)
Oct 26, 2020
Taking off a mask is normal for some (Story)
Oct 21, 2020
Imagination isn’t all fairies and rainbows (Story)
Oct 14, 2020
I won’t give in to the confines of a chair (Story)
Oct 12, 2020
Brody’s Be Cafe welcomes anyone and everyone into their shop (Story)
Oct 07, 2020
The thing about waves (Story)
Sep 30, 2020
I live with a tight-knit family (Story)
Sep 28, 2020
Mia Bateson aspires for a speedy recovery to get back to her passion of running (Story)
Sep 23, 2020
Improv team 2020 Q&As (Story)
Sep 23, 2020
If the big screen could encompass 16 years (Story)
Sep 16, 2020
My summer never started (Story)
Sep 14, 2020
Veteran teachers are figuring out their new normal (Story)
Sep 09, 2020
Not all work is noticed (Story)
May 27, 2020
The shadow of a black line (Story)
May 20, 2020
Life in a snow globe (Story)
May 19, 2020
TCT’s good things (Story)
May 13, 2020
What’s in a brain? (Story)
May 06, 2020
The possibilities are endless (Story)
May 06, 2020
COVID-19 Adult Q&As (Story)
May 06, 2020
Coronavirus Student Q&As (Story)
Apr 29, 2020
A collection of useless items (Story)
Apr 15, 2020
The mood swings of the sky (Story)
Apr 13, 2020
Not everyone is living the same life (Story)
Mar 22, 2020
The alternate universe of sports (Story)
Mar 20, 2020
A missed imagination and pigtails (Story)
Mar 11, 2020
Dreams make friends (Story)
Mar 09, 2020
The spirit that is always there: the rock (Story)
Mar 04, 2020
The journey of not-so-close, close sisters (Story)
Feb 26, 2020
The connection of my growth (Story)
Feb 24, 2020
Wendy Ellis’s love for her family inspired her to get a job at the school (Story)
Feb 19, 2020
The good will of Goodwillie (Story)
Feb 12, 2020
The thing that’s always there (Story)
Feb 10, 2020
Moving back to West Michigan was one of the most significant decisions in Laurie Van Houten’s life (Story)
Feb 06, 2020
Crowded circles of stress or just friendly conversation in the halls? (Story)
Feb 03, 2020
Coders for Tomorrow allows underprivileged kids to learn how to code (Story)
Jan 29, 2020
Stars fill me with joy (Story)
Jan 21, 2020
I was made for something (Story)
Jan 15, 2020
We’ve popped all of the bubbles (Story)
Jan 13, 2020
Jacob Beels has found a passion for engineering (Story)
Jan 08, 2020
It’s pronounced FOMA (Story)
Dec 30, 2019
Roam is a restaurant for the adventurous homesick (Story)
Dec 12, 2019
Sofie Brown faces a countless series of adversity but still manages to find a positive outcome (Story)
Dec 09, 2019
I don’t need the light (Story)
Dec 02, 2019
The coffee house MudPenny offers a unique experience (Story)
Nov 25, 2019
The peanut butter goes slower (Story)
Nov 25, 2019
TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2019 (Story)
Nov 18, 2019
The Best of Pentatonix Christmas is a great addition to any Christmas playlist (Story)
Nov 13, 2019
Paityn Reens finds creative ways to reduce stress (Story)
Nov 11, 2019
There’s a duck coming out of my mouth (Story)
Sep 23, 2019
Slowly and steadily, we’re losing the race (Story)
The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central
Lauren Batterbee