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This student is getting ready to get their blood donated.
HOSA's Heartbeat: Uniting For A Lifesaving Cause
Laila Alkhatib, Staff Reporter • November 29, 2023

For years, Ms. Dennigman and the Student Council have orchestrated our school's annual blood drive, But due to Ms. Dennigman’s retirement plan, STUCO, set the stage for...

A zombie (teenager) stumbles through the hallway with an energy in hand. This illustration is meant to represent how many students feel in the mornings. Illustration by Moth Payne.
Motivated by Movement
November 29, 2023
Big Developments
Big Developments
November 15, 2023
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Junior Ethan Callison slides head first into second base. Photo Courtesy of Ethan Callison
It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint
Ethan Kull, Staff Reporter • November 30, 2023

During the off-season, it is vital for athletes to train for their specific sports. No matter what sport you are playing, it is important to sharpen your skills. Junior Ethan...

Senior Mackenzie Sansone overlooks the court during a home game.
Stay In Shape
November 27, 2023
 A spartan aims for the basket during their practice at the annual Winter Blast.
Bounce Back Season
November 17, 2023
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Mrs. Stacey Dennigmann stares steadily at the computer infront of her, working on assignments for her classes and her extracirriculars.
Behind The Dance
Kailey Pallares, Staff Reporter • November 20, 2023

Every student prepares for their Homecoming and prom night in a similar schedule. Selecting a color to coordinate with your date, finding a dress or tux, buying your ticket,...

Vrhovac playing the guitar in a field. Photo courtesy of Marko Vrhovac.
Musician In Progress
November 20, 2023
Catrina Shipley serves a student their sandwich. She has remade this students sandwich because they come to her line every day.
Served With Care
November 16, 2023
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DECA Reigns Supreme
DECA Reigns Supreme
Laila Alkhatib, Staff Reporter • November 29, 2023

Navigating the  world of extracurriculars at Francis Howell Central, students have voiced their preferences, and the rankings are in. Here's a snapshot of the most popular...

Chad sticks his head up in a playful mood bringing smiles and laughter to the many student gathered around to watch him. “You can tell them apart [by their size]. Chad is a little bit bigger than the other one. Chads kind of a meanie, so if theyre interacting with each other, typically hes the one thats stepping on Franklin.
Therapeutic Turtles
November 16, 2023
One of the lunch options at FHC is breakfast for lunch. This meal was sausage, egg, and cheese burritos served with tater tots on the side.
Food Fight!
October 24, 2023
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Emily Tobin holds up a flag while walking with the rest of the Color Guard.
Catching The Moment
Moth Payne, Web Assignments Editor • November 30, 2023

 The flags fly to the air, as motivational and inspiring music plays across the room. Junior Toby Kelly, a color guard member for two seasons now, dances alongside his fellow...

 The singer SZAs opening credits before her concert.
The Concert Craze
November 15, 2023
Illustration by Birdie Brereton
How Low Can You Go?
November 6, 2023
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An illustration representing my present self, standing besides my past self in 2019. The clocks surround the two figures, being a constant reminder that time really has flown by. Illustration by Moth Payne.
Let Time Flow Its Course
Moth Payne, Assignments Editor • November 21, 2023

The rain pitters and patters against the window, the dark storm clouds rolling in while thunder roars in the distance, making as loud of a noise it can do, as all it wants...

My dad takes out his phone to snap a picture of me as we wait for the results of my X-Ray. We werent expecting in that moment to receive the news that I had broken my foot. Photo courtesy of Ava Schriber.
The Journey Of An Injury
November 21, 2023
Mrs. Solverud laughs with her alto section during chamber choir. She has built a relationship with all of these students and knows them well.
Mentoring Beyond Curriculum
November 15, 2023
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How are you studying for finals?

  • I'm going in blind/ I'm not studying (46%, 12 Votes)
  • Quizlets and kahoots (23%, 6 Votes)
  • I'm just reviewing in class (19%, 5 Votes)
  • Cram central (12%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 26

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Staff Profiles
Birdie Brereton
Birdie Brereton
Print Assignments Editor

Birdie Brereton is the Assignments Editor for Central Focus. She participates in multiple clubs including NAHS, Epsilon Beta, Stuco, and FBLA. She has great affection for nature and all things macabre,...

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Collaboration Central: Change In Clubs
Anabel Gundersen, Staff Reporter • May 23, 2023

Around this time in the year, clubs begin to find officers for the upcoming school year. Detailed in this podcast is the process NHS took to...

Dissected starfish.
Diving Into Dissection
Magi Temelkova and Rocco Muich April 28, 2023

Mr. Patrick Reed’s ZoBot class has had the opportunity for a hands-on experience dissecting the animals that they learn about during lecture....


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