Mr. Becker

Ryan Silver

May 6, 2013

Being a senior, I’m not what you’d call ‘inspired’ or ‘enthusiastic’ by or about many things. Unless a favorite band of mine is coming out with a new CD or I find out they’re re-releasing my favorite movie in 3D, I don’t get too terribly excited for much of anything. This unsurprisingly ca...

Summer fun

Ryan Silver

April 9, 2013

If any of you are like me (or just a regular person) you’ve got some great plans lined up this summer. However, three months (roughly) is a long time and sometimes you just run out of things to do. I thought I was going to have one of those summers, but after looking up what concerts are coming up...

Play Newsmag

February 21, 2013

Hello Play Newsmag from Maize, Kansas! Like the other thirty or so members of our staff here at the Central Focus, I was assigned a high school publication to review. Luckily for me, I was assigned yours! One of the many things I initially enjoyed about your site, aside from being a fan of news ma...

Making History

Ryan Silver

February 20, 2013

On Saturday, Feb. 23 Clockwork will be hosting the first ever all- ages show at Blueberry Hill down in the Loop. It is their official CD release show for their new record “Out to Sea” and features former frontman of The Urge, Steve Ewing, as the opening act. Tickets are $10 and you get a copy of...

Local bands open for national acts

Ryan Silver

February 5, 2013

Those of you reading this who consider yourselves to be fans of pop-punk better pay attention. There’s a huge pop-punk lineup coming our way soon at Fubar. Among the bands playing are Far From Proper, Home and Away, The Weekend Routine, Divided By Friday, Drop Avenue, and With the Punches. Now here’s ...

So Long

Ryan Silver

January 22, 2013

Last Thursday I made the decision to leave my band The Ragstripes. There were no “creative differences” and this isn’t an “indefinite hiatus”. My time with The Ragstripes is over and for various reasons. I got my first job last summer. I’m a cook at Dairy Queen (an occupation I loathe)...

Inexplicable Infatuation

Ryan Silver

January 14, 2013

Shortly after I taught myself how to play guitar in sixth grade, I decided I wanted to start a band. After countless attempts, some embarrassing failures and others moderately successful, I became a part of something I’m proud of. Through this entire adventure of musical discovery, the list of so...

Sculptures moving to show

January 10, 2013

For the first time since FHC has opened, the Art Department’s sculpture students’ work is being featured in an art show featuring only the original works of FHC students. The show is being held at the Lillian Youth Gallery (operated by Mr. and Mrs. Niswonger) in O’Fallon at the Winghaven Board...

Happy Belated Holidays

Ryan Silver

January 8, 2013

I don’t know about you guys, but I had one of the best Christmases of my short life during winter break 2012. Aside from the slew of presents I gave and received to and from my family, friends, and girlfriend I also got an invitation to join something I’m really excited about. Let me go back a...

Don’t get too close (you might go deaf)

Ryan Silver

December 11, 2012

My band The Ragstripes played at Cicero’s down in the Loop last Thursday. On the bill alongside us was The Weekend Routine, A Perfect Disaster, and The Ruthless. Being the least known and newest-to-the-scene band we played first. Our set was five songs long in addition to the intro we came up with. We...

Student plans a future in game developing

December 7, 2012

Junior Nickolas Shuler is currently dual enrolled at Lewis and Clark Career Center and FHC. Shuler is going to tech school in order to gain a better understanding of the skills necessary to develop video games, which he hopes to eventually do professionally. He takes a programming class at Lewis and ...

Band student joins the ranks of the best in state

December 6, 2012

FHC is known for it’s exceedingly successful band program. In fact, marching band is one of the most decorated groups in the school, so it really came as no surprise when it was announced by activities director Mr. Scott Harris that among the record-breaking 16 (last year’s record-breaking number was 8) stude...

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