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The Central Trend

Reena Mathews
Reena Mathews is now entering her third year on The Central Trend and second year as Editor in Chief. She has always loved to read and write and is grateful to The Central Trend for allowing her to cultivate those passions. Now in her last year on staff, Reena is excited to see The Central Trend continue to grow and succeed after smashing their goal of 100,000 views last year.


Favorite Thing about Being on Staff: Meeting new people both on and off staff and having the opportunity to write every day.

Favorite Type of Story to Write: Editorials.

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, writing, and playing or listening to music.

Reena Mathews, Editor in Chief

May 10, 2019
One last goodbye for the thing that started it all (Story)
May 07, 2019
Ted Bundy biopic, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, provides a gripping performance and depiction of a gripping story (Story)
Apr 26, 2019
Taylor Swift’s new single “ME!” marks the exciting beginning of a glimmering new era for her (Story)
Apr 21, 2019
Outside the School #9: Mueller Report, Notre Dame fire, and more (Story)
Apr 16, 2019
Sam Roub spends his spring break in Africa and discovers his next step in travel and service (Story)
Apr 09, 2019
Netflix’s “Unicorn Store” isn’t quite magical enough to make up for the tackiness (Story)
Mar 29, 2019
A survivor herself, Isabel Oppenhuizen raises a staggering $20k for blood cancer research (Story)
Mar 26, 2019
The college admission scandal represents more than just Aunt Becky going to jail (Story)
Mar 19, 2019
Netflix’s Turn Up Charlie offers next to nothing but marginally interesting entertainment (Story)
Mar 18, 2019
Humans of FHC: Remmie Gavle (Story)
Mar 18, 2019
Humans of FHC: Isabella Viola (Story)
Mar 16, 2019
Outside the School #8 – New Zealand terror attack, college cheating scandal, and more (Story)
Mar 15, 2019
I thought this goodbye would be easy (Story)
Mar 12, 2019
Will Cammell’s drive and ambition carries through into all he does (Story)
Mar 08, 2019
FHC Orchestra’s annual Spring String Fling concert will be hosting special electric strings group, The Moxie Strings (Story)
Mar 05, 2019
Kehlani impresses with her quality and cohesion in latest album, While We Wait (Story)
Mar 05, 2019
Humans of FHC: Lindsay Litke (Story)
Feb 26, 2019
What the implosion of the Jussie Smollett incident says about our world (Story)
Feb 23, 2019
Outside the School #7: national emergency declared, Jussie Smollett charged and arrested, and more (Story)
Feb 19, 2019
Humans of FHC: Ethan Vredenburg and Abby Irving (Story)
Feb 19, 2019
Downtown Market’s Juju Bird dismays with deceivingly average food (Story)
Feb 15, 2019
A declaration of emergency is foolish and unfounded (Story)
Feb 12, 2019
Three-sport athlete Sarah Schenck thrives in the midst of her busy schedule (Story)
Feb 08, 2019
When life hands Ariana Grande lemons, she makes a slamming album (Story)
Feb 05, 2019
The word reduced to an initial and its place in the classroom (Story)
Feb 05, 2019
Gretchen Shull and Mark Kemp’s newly-established Comedy Club welcomes any and all (Story)
Feb 05, 2019
Humans of FHC: Olivia Parent (Story)
Feb 04, 2019
Humans of FHC: Sarah Chesner (Story)
Feb 02, 2019
Outside the School #6: Government reopening, Venezuelan crisis, and more (Story)
Jan 22, 2019
Why must 800,000 Americans continue to go without pay in the name of a fundamentally illogical wall? (Story)
Jan 22, 2019
Netflix’s FYRE: The Greatest Party that Never Happened is a fascinating look at an intriguing phenomenon (Story)
Jan 15, 2019
Humans of FHC: Carolyn Mast (Story)
Jan 15, 2019
Laura Salas enjoys meeting new people and breeding positivity through all she does (Story)
Jan 12, 2019
Outside the School #5: Government shutdown, measles, and more (Story)
Jan 08, 2019
Black Mirror outdoes itself with the groundbreaking mastery of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (Story)
Dec 21, 2018
Humans of FHC: Ben Lowen (Story)
Dec 21, 2018
This year’s HOSA team dominates at their first competition (Story)
Dec 20, 2018
Humans of FHC: Julia Kirkman (Story)
Dec 18, 2018
When I stole a moment of freedom (Story)
Dec 11, 2018
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle is a dark, but surprisingly commendable, re-imagining of The Jungle Book (Story)
Dec 07, 2018
A legacy or a loss? (Story)
Dec 05, 2018
Intro to Business: 2018 Company Profiles (Story)
Dec 04, 2018
Italian exchange student Francesco Licci seizes opportunity and excels here at FHC (Story)
Dec 01, 2018
Outside the School #4: Alabama mall shooting, Apple in the Supreme Court, and more (Story)
Nov 27, 2018
Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia is another comical and heartfelt comedy special from Trevor Noah (Story)
Nov 20, 2018
TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2018 (Story)
Nov 13, 2018
First Man showcases some of Hollywood’s finest talents, but is a bit underwhelming overall (Story)
Nov 11, 2018
Outside the School #3 – the 2018 Midterm Elections (Story)
Nov 06, 2018
Hasan Minhaj’s weekly political coverage in new show Patriot Act is witty, informative, and relevant (Story)
Nov 02, 2018
Writing is hard (Story)
Oct 30, 2018
Humans of FHC: Spooktober Edition (Story)
Oct 30, 2018
The FHPS bond proposal: what it is and why the district is asking for $130 million (Story)
Oct 23, 2018
Though it may take a few listens, new album Suncity is another hit from Khalid (Story)
Oct 20, 2018
Outside the School #2 – Saudi Arabian journalist, Honduras migrant caravan, and more (Story)
Oct 19, 2018
Students lend their time to St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store and other charitable causes throughout the community (Story)
Oct 16, 2018
All too familiar fear (Story)
Oct 09, 2018
#RealityHigh is a painfully cheesy flop (Story)
Oct 05, 2018
Learning in lockdown (Story)
Oct 04, 2018
Humans of FHC: Valerie Greenwood (Story)
Oct 02, 2018
Matt Henriksen’s natural ambition and leadership extends to all he does (Story)
Sep 29, 2018
Outside the School #1 – Paul Gosar, Rod Rosenstein, and Brett Kavanaugh (Story)
Sep 25, 2018
Hillbilly Elegy is an honest memoir about the plight of working-class Appalachia (Story)
Sep 19, 2018
This year’s improv team gears up for another hilarious show this Saturday (Story)
Sep 18, 2018
When the sun sets on senior year (Story)
Sep 13, 2018
Humans of FHC: Iman Hearing (Story)
Sep 11, 2018
Netflix’s Sierra Burgess is a Loser falls flat with an uninspired plot (Story)
Sep 08, 2018
Introducing 2018-19 Editors’ Column: Inside Out (Story)
Sep 07, 2018
If I have to be standardized, so do they (Story)
Sep 04, 2018
Sophomore Daci Funaro channels her inherent artistry in unconventional art forms (Story)
Jun 11, 2018
Nicole Marco continues to put her all into running (Story)
Jun 05, 2018
13 Reasons Why returns with another controversial but compelling season (Story)
Jun 03, 2018
Humans of FHC: Katie McClure (Story)
May 23, 2018
Popping the Bubble #17: Venezuelan election and Santa Fe shooting (Story)
May 07, 2018
FHC Filmfest 2018 Q&As (Story)
Apr 25, 2018
Popping the Bubble #16: Toronto van attack, Waffle House shooting, and Nicaragua (Story)
Apr 22, 2018
Humans of FHC: Jayden Bonsall (Story)
Apr 21, 2018
Aquilo introduces a new, brighter sound with EP, ii (Side A) (Story)
Apr 11, 2018
Popping the Bubble #15: teacher protests, Syrian chemical attack, and the Cohen raids (Story)
Apr 03, 2018
Humans of FHC: Amy Wang (Story)
Mar 31, 2018
Kristen Giles keeps herself busy and motivated all year through her many athletic and musical involvements (Story)
Mar 21, 2018
Popping the Bubble #14: Russia, Pennsylvania, and the Great Mills shooting (Story)
Mar 12, 2018
FHC will hold first Department Showcase tomorrow morning to present available elective courses to students (Story)
Mar 12, 2018
International fencer Annika Santos has made the most of freshman year and all the high school has to offer (Story)
Mar 07, 2018
Popping the Bubble #13: gun laws, West Virginia strike, and South Africa (Story)
Mar 04, 2018
Humans of FHC: Yusra Sannah (Story)
Mar 03, 2018
S. Carey’s brand-new album, Hundred Acres, delivers a perfectly soothing indie sound (Story)
Feb 21, 2018
Popping the Bubble #12: Parkland shooting and more (Story)
Feb 18, 2018
Parents work hard on this year’s Senior All Night Party as planning and fundraising continue (Story)
Feb 14, 2018
Humans of FHC: Valentine’s Day Edition (Story)
Feb 07, 2018
Popping the Bubble #11: Russian sanctions and the memo (Story)
Feb 03, 2018
Ali Azeem will make his FHC Theater debut in this year’s musical, Peter Pan (Story)
Jan 30, 2018
Check out the School News Network’s article on The Central Trend! (Story)
Jan 27, 2018
Humans of FHC: Olivia Luplow (Story)
Jan 24, 2018
Popping the Bubble #10: Kentucky shooting, government shutdown, and more (Story)
Jan 21, 2018
Black Mirror’s season four is disappointingly decent (Story)
Jan 18, 2018
Saturday’s Random Acts of Talent is sure to wow audiences (Story)
Jan 11, 2018
Popping the Bubble #9: gerrymandering in North Carolina, net neutrality, and more (Story)
Jan 09, 2018
Rather than give his children any gifts for Christmas, Carlos Silvestre opts for giving back (Story)
Jan 08, 2018
The War on Drugs needs to be retired; it’s time for change (Story)
Dec 31, 2017
Different (Story)
Dec 24, 2017
Humans of FHC: Zoe Vanleeuwen (Story)
Dec 16, 2017
Steve Passinault is starting the Principal Advisory Council to allow students’ to provide more input (Story)
Dec 14, 2017
Popping the Bubble #8: Alabama Senate, NYC explosion, and more (Story)
Dec 09, 2017
James Xu excels in academics and more (Story)
Dec 03, 2017
Humans of FHC: Ashley Lutkenhoff (Story)
Nov 29, 2017
Popping the Bubble #7: net neutrality, Uber hack, and more (Story)
Nov 26, 2017
Law & Order True Crime is a unique and entertaining addition to the Law & Order franchise (Story)
Nov 19, 2017
Kirsten Fentzke’s hardworking nature has taken her far in all aspects of her high school career (Story)
Nov 15, 2017
Popping the Bubble #6: Texas shooting, legislative elections, and DNC scandal (Story)
Nov 12, 2017
Humans of FHC: Moise Guerrier (Story)
Nov 11, 2017
When will it end? (Story)
Nov 08, 2017
TCT’s The Countless Thanks: Day 6 – Reena Mathews (Story)
Nov 02, 2017
Popping the Bubble #5: Catalonia update, Michigan Five, Manhattan, and more (Story)
Oct 31, 2017
Senior Caroline Whyte and junior Abby Stead are bringing the Conspiracy Club to FHC (Story)
Oct 26, 2017
Season One of NBC’s The Good Place is entertaining and surprisingly profound (Story)
Oct 24, 2017
Zebiba Michael wholeheartedly embraces her unique culture and all the benefits it has to offer (Story)
Oct 19, 2017
Popping the bubble #4: California wildfires, a win for Syria, and more (Story)
Oct 17, 2017
Humans of FHC: Carlos Silvestre (Story)
Oct 13, 2017
Jodi Arsulowicz returns to FHC as our newest counselor (Story)
Oct 11, 2017
Houlihan’s offers wonderful food and service (Story)
Oct 05, 2017
The right to protest needs to be preserved (Story)
Oct 05, 2017
Popping the bubble #3: Vegas, another travel ban, violence in Catalonia, and more (Story)
Sep 27, 2017
Humans of FHC: Lisa Penninga (Story)
Sep 27, 2017
Lai Thai: decent at best (Story)
Sep 20, 2017
Popping the bubble #2: even more hurricanes, earthquakes, Equifax, and more (Story)
Sep 19, 2017
Hannah Richardson: four months in Brazil and a lifetime of memories (Story)
Sep 13, 2017
Humans of FHC: Aaron Jachim (Story)
Sep 12, 2017
I want to believe in a country of dreamers (Story)
Sep 06, 2017
Popping the bubble #1: introduction (Story)
Sep 05, 2017
FHC students take on the rocky terrains of Maine (Story)
Aug 30, 2017
Senior Hannah Anderson’s contagious personality shines through in all she does (Story)
Aug 29, 2017
Despite its flaws, The Bold Type is inherently entertaining (Story)
May 30, 2017
Little Lucy’s breakfast is worth waking up early for (Story)
May 24, 2017
2017 Student Council Q&A – Nolan Ott (Story)
May 23, 2017
The chronicles of the mane (Story)
May 16, 2017
Celebrating their love for food, Brad Anderson and Seth Udell create FHC Burger Club (Story)
May 10, 2017
Alive Preview Q&A (Story)
May 02, 2017
Aquilo’s debut album Silhouettes provides ambiently addicting sound (Story)
Apr 25, 2017
The blame game (Story)
Apr 18, 2017
FHC theater will debut brand new Encore show on April 21st (Story)
Apr 11, 2017
We Were Liars doesn’t live up to the hype (Story)
Mar 28, 2017
FHC will implement new AP Capstone program this coming school year (Story)
Mar 21, 2017
Enamored with the humanity of words (Story)
Mar 21, 2017
Thai Fusion provides tasty food and wonderful service (Story)
Mar 07, 2017
The Fundamentals of Caring is a heartwarming dramedy that is sure to please (Story)
Feb 28, 2017
From when I was five (Story)
Feb 21, 2017
Abby Deweerd and Eryn Ho’s paintings have been selected for MAEA Regional Show (Story)
Feb 14, 2017
Marie Cartib’s grilled cheeses provide ample disappointment (Story)
Feb 07, 2017
Overworked (Story)
Jan 31, 2017
Toy Drive for Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is being held all this week (Story)
Jan 24, 2017
New Girl: A different kind of sitcom (Story)
Jan 20, 2017
An open letter to President Barack Obama (Story)
Jan 18, 2017
FHC alumna Senator Gretchen Whitmer is running for Governor (Story)
Jan 11, 2017
Brick Road Pizza Co.: Disappointingly average food (Story)
Jan 04, 2017
Why did we need five extra days of school? (Story)
Dec 21, 2016
Ellie Matelic: Exemplifying what being a leader is with kindness (Story)
Dec 19, 2016
Barry: An interesting look at Barack Obama’s college years (Story)
Dec 14, 2016
Finstas are the petty practices of Instagram (Story)
Dec 07, 2016
White Collar provides interesting blend of comedy and crime (Story)
Nov 30, 2016
Five tips to help you make it to break (Story)
Nov 16, 2016
Day 3 of student profiles (Story)
Nov 15, 2016
Don’t underestimate us (Story)
Nov 09, 2016
The Donut Conspiracy provides unique and delicious donuts (Story)
Nov 01, 2016
Jake Heilman: Leader on and off the field (Story)
Oct 19, 2016
Keefer Silverstein: Seventeen-year-old filmmaker (Story)
Oct 13, 2016
Little Bangkok provides local and satisfactory Thai dishes (Story)
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