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The Central Trend

Meredith VanSkiver
Meredith VanSkiver is a senior entering her final year on staff, which makes her bittersweet but still ready to work. In addition to The Central Trend, she is also involved in student council (board president) and is a part of both the improv and debate team. She participates in theatre and has been a part of last year's musical and this year's play. She has lived in Grand Rapids, Michigan her whole life but hopes to travel more in the future.

Favorite thing about being on staff: Getting to be around some of the most interesting people at FHC and getting to write about some of the most interesting people at FHC

Favorite type of story: Reviews!

Hobbies/interests: Reading, writing, arguing, movie watching, sleeping, being with her dog, and advocating for the oxford comma.

Favorite book: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

On a Friday night, you will probably find her: Cheering on the rangers at a football game, (re)watching a movie, or spending time with friends.

Zodiac sign: Capricorn

Meyer-Briggs Personality Type: ENFP

Meredith VanSkiver, Public Relations Manager

Apr 23, 2020
10 movie recommendations for quarantine (Story)
Mar 12, 2020
Onward is neither a step forward nor backwards for Pixar (Story)
Mar 11, 2020
Myka Hoyer isn’t afraid of big decisions (Story)
Mar 05, 2020
The injustices of the pink tax, or why women are being taxed for existing (Story)
Mar 02, 2020
The hidden arts at FHC series (Story)
Feb 27, 2020
Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey is the prime example of a popcorn movie (Story)
Feb 25, 2020
Changes to Special Olympics basketball game unify the student body (Story)
Feb 20, 2020
Loud and proud: how I found my voice (Story)
Feb 13, 2020
Cats fails at all its intentions but succeeds in mysterious ways (Story)
Feb 12, 2020
Sarah Chesner’s hard work and personality is paying off (Story)
Feb 06, 2020
Your guide to the 2020 Oscars (Story)
Jan 30, 2020
Little Women delivers big (Story)
Jan 23, 2020
My anatomy: fire and ice (Story)
Jan 16, 2020
2020 RAT Q&As (Story)
Jan 16, 2020
RAT Q&A: Susan Toppen (Story)
Jan 16, 2020
1917 is the new standard of what a movie can be (Story)
Jan 14, 2020
Abby McAlindon’s active ski life is worth the sacrifice (Story)
Jan 09, 2020
The forgotten privilege of a high school education (Story)
Jan 02, 2020
Taj Dhillon is growing and adapting to the trials of moving (Story)
Dec 17, 2019
Harry Styles’ Fine Line blends the sounds of yesterday and today while providing a bright hope for the music of tomorrow (Story)
Dec 10, 2019
Marriage Story strikes the balance between heartache and crucial catharsis (Story)
Dec 03, 2019
I’m not good at painting my nails (Story)
Nov 26, 2019
Life happens in the hidden moments (Story)
Nov 25, 2019
TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2019 (Story)
Nov 20, 2019
I am the oldest; I am the youngest (Story)
Nov 14, 2019
Caroline Logan sets herself apart with an advanced schedule (Story)
Nov 12, 2019
Books are my own brand of magic (Story)
Nov 05, 2019
A quiet change (Story)
Oct 29, 2019
What’s in a name? (Story)
Oct 22, 2019
The Laundromat fails at becoming anything greater (Story)
Oct 17, 2019
Jenny Baer is starting off her senior year in the spotlight (Story)
Oct 15, 2019
The Addams Family is family-oriented fun but lacking any oomph (Story)
Oct 09, 2019
Homecoming spirit days (Story)
Oct 08, 2019
Joker is an honorable homage to the past and a powerful premonition of the future (Story)
Oct 07, 2019
The environmental club hopes to engender change and provide awareness (Story/Media)
Oct 01, 2019
The Lion King is a roaring disappointment (Story)
Sep 24, 2019
Downton Abbey is a royal delight (Story)
Sep 20, 2019
TCT’s Phone Policy Series (Story)
Sep 19, 2019
Lydia Burr’s life is populated with music (Story)
Sep 17, 2019
The Goldfinch is a surface level flop (Story)
Sep 10, 2019
It Chapter Two delights, not frights (Story)
Sep 05, 2019
Student sections leaders are fired up, and they want you to be too (Story)
Sep 03, 2019
Falling Inn Love only falls flat (Story)
Aug 27, 2019
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood fits perfectly into Quentin Tarantino’s oeuvre (Story)
May 31, 2019
Student Council 2019 Q&As (Story)
May 30, 2019
Mason Yarnell found happiness in his pursuit of theatre (Story)
May 28, 2019
The Aladdin remake was shining, shimmering, and splendid (Story)
May 24, 2019
Linus Kaechele values the importance of strong relationships (Story)
May 23, 2019
I refuse to have a whitewashed education (Story)
May 21, 2019
Senior Walkthrough 2019: Photo Gallery (Story)
May 21, 2019
Improv After Dark 2019: Photo Gallery (Story)
May 20, 2019
The switches brought to Connect Day engender mixed feelings (Story)
May 13, 2019
Disney’s Dumbo was entertaining though unnecessary (Story)
May 09, 2019
Class of 2020, it’s almost time (Story)
May 06, 2019
Filmfest 2019 Q&As (Story)
May 02, 2019
Humans of FHC: Meribell Varghese (Story)
May 01, 2019
Humans of FHC: Cakki Mehney (Story)
Apr 30, 2019
Homecoming documentary and surprise live album showcase Beyoncé’s importance (Story)
Apr 25, 2019
Romantic comedies provide a slanted view of reality (Story)
Apr 22, 2019
Are AP exams worth the steep price and year of stress? (Story)
Apr 15, 2019
The Perfect Date is another vapid installation into the tired rom-com genre (Story)
Apr 11, 2019
Do everyday people have the right to mourn celebrity deaths? (Story)
Apr 08, 2019
Brooke Munson appreciates the value of soccer during her freshman year (Story)
Mar 21, 2019
Five things the musical has taught me (Story)
Mar 11, 2019
Everything I Never Told You is a breezy, intelligent read (Story)
Mar 08, 2019
Humans of FHC: Sarah North (Story)
Mar 07, 2019
Humans of FHC: Parker David (Story)
Mar 07, 2019
We need to crave the moments in between (Story)
Mar 04, 2019
While dance team found success at nationals, Abby Drueke found success in dance team (Story)
Feb 26, 2019
Last Sunday’s Oscars contained the predictable amount of unpredictability (Story)
Feb 21, 2019
The fastest growing teen epidemic is also the most illogical (Story)
Feb 11, 2019
Meghan Trainor’s EP THE LOVE TRAIN is a delightful surprise (Story)
Feb 11, 2019
A frozen world (Story)
Feb 04, 2019
Meredith Carpenter finds fulfillment in cheerleading (Story)
Jan 31, 2019
Podcast Crime Junkie is the perfect source of entertainment for a busy life (Story)
Jan 24, 2019
Oscar nominations: who’s in, who’s out, and who has a shot at a golden statue (Story)
Jan 14, 2019
Despite its flaws, Mary, Queen of Scots remains an appealing film (Story)
Jan 10, 2019
I’m seventeen, what’s the big deal? (Story)
Jan 07, 2019
Freshman Maxime Larmande is bright, bilingual, and a basketball enthusiast (Story)
Dec 17, 2018
Dunkin’ Donuts on 28th Street falls flat in its final hours (Story)
Dec 13, 2018
Sound is the best part of our lives (Story)
Dec 10, 2018
University of Michigan applications and their timing engender similar mentalities among applicants (Story)
Dec 03, 2018
Netflix original Battle adds little to a tired genre (Story)
Nov 29, 2018
Ellie Bond makes her mark at FHC as the final Bond child (Story)
Nov 26, 2018
Words are my world (Story)
Nov 20, 2018
TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2018 (Story)
Nov 19, 2018
2am Thoughts makes for an introspective and easy read (Story)
Nov 15, 2018
The life of an oldest child (Story)
Nov 13, 2018
Amanda Bartolovic puts creativity into everything she does (Story)
Nov 12, 2018
FHC’s newest club is set to inspire creativity (Story)
Nov 05, 2018
A Star Is Born remake dazzles the newest generation (Story)
Oct 09, 2018
The Goldfinch is a breathtaking novel that’s worthy of its lengthy page count (Story)
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Meredith VanSkiver