Fest Fever

May 21, 2010

Lollapalooza Genre: Alternative, hip hop, punk, indie Date: August 6-8 Cost of Ticket: Three-day passes $215 Where: Grant Park in Chicago Advice From: Senior Mackenzie Taylor Taylor's Favorite Performances: White Lies, Vampire Weekend, Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys Taylor's Favorite Moment: "...

Review: ‘Everything Collide’

Megan Berberich

May 20, 2010

"Everything Collide" is Sing It Loud's sophomore album. The first time I listened to this album I was not blown away by the album as a whole. All of the faster songs sounded the same and I could not decipher when one song had changed from the previous. At first "Sugar Sweet" and "Thunderstorms" sounded id...

Plethora of Mother’s Day Ideas

May 3, 2010

Mother's Day is right around the corner and I don't know about you, but every year I want to find the absolute perfect gift for my mom because she deserves it. Sometimes it is best to go for the traditional bouquet of flowers, while other times it is fun to be less conventional. Depending on how much you want to spend,...

FHCtoday.com wins national award

Megan Berberich

April 21, 2010

On Sat. April 17, the Central Focus website, FHCtoday.com, received fourth place in the Best of Show competition for publication websites at the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Assocation convention in Portland, Ore. More than 100 school websites were entered in this competition. Th...

Review: OK Go concert

Megan Berberich

April 19, 2010

Now, I might be a little biased because I have been an enormous OK Go fan for many years and quite frankly, I have had high expectations for this show and fortunately they took my expectations and blew them to smithereens. Their vocals were flawless and they sounded just as though you were listening to...

Review: ‘Worst Debut Album Ever’

Megan Berberich

April 16, 2010

Cliches are one of those terms in literature that I hate to use, but when listening to one man band, Henry Dillard's Without a Face, it is true that you should not judge a book (or album in this case) by its cover. Between the title, "Worst Debut Album Ever", and the hand drawn album artwork most p...

Prom brings stress and high expectations

April 12, 2010

Prom. This four letter word comes with so much stress and expectations that, frankly, I just want to give up on this matter completely. I feel obligated to go because it's senior year and, well, how am I going to explain to my grand-kids in 40 years that I just did not feel like going to the "best ex...

Review: ‘Of Men and Angels’

Megan Berberich

March 5, 2010

Before even purchasing The Rocket Summer's "Of Men and Angels," I was met with high expectations. Knowing that it was sold out in many stores, I thought it had to be a fantastic album. For the most part, the album did not disappoint; it was filled with infectious beats and plenty of tunes that are so...

CBS unduly denies Super Bowl ad

February 3, 2010

Sitting down to watch the big game, some people are not even interested in football; the commercials are, to many, the best part of the whole event. To run an advertisement during the Super Bowl can cost $3 million for only 30 seconds. It's expensive, but people are listening; within this short time, mi...

Review: ‘Of the Blue Colour of the Blue Sky’

Megan Berberich

January 22, 2010

If you have ever listened to any of Ok Go's past albums, then their newest one will most likely shock you. Compared to their self titled album and "Oh No" that both focused more on steady rock, "Of the Colour of the Blue Sky" has much more of a 70's funk/psychedelic sound. Their hit single "WTF?" is...

Students deserve a vote in Teacher of the Year

January 22, 2010

Teacher of the Year is an award that recognizes the best of the best at Francis Howell Central. While the system Arete has going now may seem like a good idea, only allowing adults to vote in this "election" eliminates the input of those who have the most contact with teachers: students. Each nominated...

Review: ‘Smile Kid’

Megan Berberich

December 17, 2009

We the Kings' sophomore album, "Smile Kid," is filled with infectious tunes and clever lyrics. Every song on this album is dance-worthy, and listeners will find themselves knowing the lyrics just after a few listens. After buying this CD only a few days ago, I have already listened to "Smile Kid" at...

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