Senior stopping point

Evan Pagano

May 22, 2013

August 22, 2012 seems like an eternity ago, almost like a dream. So many stories have been written, milestones have been passed since then. Reading the words I wrote that day... it seems like a different person. Everything was in front of me. But why, for my last blog, am I talking about a day so fa...

Connection in separation

Evan Pagano

May 16, 2013

The sound system squeaked, piercing each ear in Francis Howell North’s auditorium. On stage, senior girls embraced, some wiping tears on waiting shoulders. A few of the guys hugged too, albeit in a more manly way. Two prominent seniors from the night’s choir concert navigated through the sea of...

Ultimate soars past expectations

Evan Pagano

May 15, 2013

As the season drew near, expectations were lackluster for the varsity Ultimate Frisbee team. The year prior, the team compiled a losing record and finished a measly fifth in the state tournament. Coupled with little returning senior experience, the 2013 season appeared to be a sure struggle. This past Sund...

Mr. Whelan

Evan Pagano

May 6, 2013

The first few days of class are like boot camp, one could say. They weed out the wimps. If one emerges on the other side unabashed, they are prepared for everything from then on. He pulls no punches. Not a thing he says is sugarcoated. Early, he makes sure to dance on every line, letting each stud...

When people stop smiling back

Evan Pagano

May 1, 2013

The sky was going gray, but the yellow hue of headlights and storefronts lit up their surroundings. The voice of the city was thick in the air outside, honks and humanity intertwining and squeezing through the open door to my left. There I stood, back to a wall of VHS tapes, in a completely foreign wo...

Hello again

Evan Pagano

April 24, 2013

Hi, guys. After what seems like an eternity, I can assure you that I do, in fact, still exist. I wish I could return from my eight-week blogging hiatus with valiant tales of chivalry or heroism, or explain to you that I was too invested in feeding the malnourished children of Tibet to grace FHCtoday....

Comeback victory shows resiliency

Evan Pagano

March 30, 2013

The defending state champion boys volleyball team continued their dominance over conference foe Fort Zumwalt North on Thursday. In the end, the Spartans enjoyed a 2-0 victory, albeit not with as much ease as the box score would suggest. The opening set showed the Spartans playing in their state cha...

Springtime snow

Evan Pagano

March 24, 2013

With spring break on its deathbed, many a sad Spartan had begun gathering their things for their impending return to school. Backpacks relocated, spring homework wrapped up, all signs pointed to quarter four starting as expected. An early spring snow storm, however, lurked in the forecast, presenting a ...

Fun in the wonderland

Evan Pagano

February 22, 2013

Today is another snow day, Spartans. While that news may come as a delight to most, to some it means an additional day of cabin fever. Complaints of boredom and stir craziness will pop up on the Twitter feed by midday, somehow making this free day off seem like a bad thing. It does not have to be tha...


February 22, 2013

Dear FHNtoday.com, Greetings from Cottleville! I’m Evan Pagano, a staff reporter for the Central Focus and FHCtoday.com over at Francis Howell Central. Your site was recently brought to my attention, and I must say I admire what you guys are doing. The first thing I noticed is the life of the site...


February 19, 2013

Dear Mavlifenews, Hi! I’m Evan Pagano, a student at Francis Howell Central high school, all the way over in Cottleville, Missouri. I am a staff reporter for the school newspaper, Central Focus, and the website, www.FHCtoday.com. I recently ran across your website and was very impressed with what...


Evan Pagano

January 17, 2013

I had assumed my nightly position. There I sat, lounging in my computer chair, leg up on the desk and hand on the mouse, displaying posture that would puts dollar signs in the eyes of chiropractors across America. My eyes watched as my Twitter feed rolled up the monitor, but my brain hardly registere...

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