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FHCs boys and girls basketball has a shoot-off. Girls basketball cheers with cheerleaders for their team.
Winter Blast 2022
Cadence Rulo, Staff Reporter • November 22, 2022

FHC’s winter sports, boys and girls wrestling, boys and girls basketball, and girls swim and dive, were welcomed as their seasons began. On Friday, Nov. 11 Francis Howell...

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Holding his mallets at the read and focused position, senior Michael Harris stands ready to play in fifth hour Jazz Band. The members of this class meet with professional musician Matt McKeever a couple of times per month to help improve their musicianship and encourage them to take on more difficult  piece of music.
Pro Provides New Perspective
Matthew Rupp, Staff Reporter • November 1, 2022

On every other Wednesday, Mr. Matt McKeever leads the rhythm section through a basic B flat blues progression as he plays a jazzy saxophone solo over top of it. FHC’s jazz...

Eddy Fawcett and Dominic Debro read together in their creative writing class.
Playing Musical Chairs
October 20, 2022
Mr. Andy Messerli and his students work together to comprehend the complexeties of music theory. This class has faced many changes over the years, going from Central’s smallest class, to it’s largest.
Finding the Tempo
October 19, 2022
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Waiting in a donation chair in the large gym, Molly McGraw donates blood for ImpactLife blood drive.
Desirable Donations
Emma Schultheis, Staff Reporter • November 16, 2022

For some people, a pint of blood is just that, a pint of blood, for others, it’s the difference between life and death. According to the American Red Cross Association,...

Students get settled in while waiting for the HOSA meeting to begin.
STEM After Hours
November 11, 2022
FHC Overwatch team getting ready to practice to work on the new strategies.
Gaming With A Purpose
November 9, 2022
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As they talk during 4A lunch on Sept. 19, seniors Kyly Jacobs and Sydney Lamb enjoy their lunch in the Learning Commons. Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, students were allowed to choose where they ate on a day-to-day basis; with the pandemic waning, that freedom has returned to students in the LC and the cafeteria
Open Seating Returns
Reilly Scobey, Assignments Editor • October 17, 2022

 Walking into school this year, students didn’t really know what to expect. Would everything go back to “normal”, or would there still...

Ezra Bailey, is running to the finish line.
Setting the Pace
Analiesa Hollowood, Staff Reporter • November 16, 2022

Another historic year is in the books for the girl’s cross country team. After making state for the second year in a row, with the team placing 11th and Reese McDevitt placing...

Nick Ortinau prepares to throw the football.
Dipping Into the End Zone
November 14, 2022
Andy Morelock flies out of the water.
State-Bound Swimmers
November 11, 2022
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Students watch a movie on the projector in class.
Quality Or Not, You'll Still Go See It
Nolan Haberstroh, Staff Reporter • November 7, 2022

Every year there are hundreds of movies, games, and TV shows produced and released, and it just so happens that most of them are awful. It’s a fact of life that will likely...

Students and staff pose for the camera, showcasing their school spirit.
The Spirit Of Finals
October 21, 2022
Lizy Lopez uses her lunch time to catch up on assignments.
Drowning in Deadlines
October 21, 2022
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Emily Sirtak
Emily Sirtak
Web Editor in Chief

Emily Sirtak is the Web Editor in Chief for the 2022-2023 publications staff. She is a senior and this will be her second  year on the staff. She loves to write opinion pieces and also pressing current...