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Goodbye Ms. Moll

Erica Swanson, Staff reporter

May 27, 2014

Next year FHC will be losing the person behind the scenes coordinating all of the FHC Spotlight Players’ plays. Driven by her love for theater, Ms. Michelle Moll has decided to leave FHC in hopes of pursuing the field after her brother recently earned a job in Los Angeles working in the film indust...

Uncertain future for Normandy affects everyone

Erica Swanson, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2014

When the news came last summer that FHSD would be receiving new students from a failing district, many were skeptical. People were scared. They were scared for the future of our district, concerned for the well-beings of their own kids. There was talk on how the transfers would affect test scores, class...

Farewell Dr. Gang

Erica Swanson, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2014

After serving Francis Howell School District for 19 years, guidance counselor Dr. Joyce Gang announced her retirement this year. Although now a guidance counselor, Dr. Gang originally started as an elementary school teacher in New York City. She then decided to continue her education in mental health...

Predicting mother nature

Predicting mother nature

Erica Swanson, Staff Reporter

May 1, 2014

With eight snow days and counting, FHSD and the the St. Louis community have been faced with several winter storms so far this year. To students, the snow days came as a delightful surprise, yet to some meteorologists and weather prognosticators, the amount of snowfall and blistering cold temperatures...

Preparing for success

Erica Swanson, Staff Reporter

April 29, 2014

Advanced Placement (AP) tests are fast approaching with the first tests, Chemistry and Psychology, being next Monday. To help students prepare for these high stakes tests, many teachers offer after school and Saturday review sessions. Mr. Nick Beckmann is one teacher that plans to hold reviews for hi...

Searching for the means

Erica Swanson, Staff Reporter

April 15, 2014

The College Board reports that the average cost for a “moderate” college budget for the 2013-2014 academic year was $22,826 in-state public college, and the number is even higher for private colleges-- $44,750. This price is a lot to expect out of high school students, who often work minimum wage...

Finding the perfect fit

Erica Swanson, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2014

With nearly two months until graduation and exactly one month until the universal acceptance date, May 1st, most colleges have made their decisions regarding admittance. But what brought the college acceptance letters in the first place, was the decision to apply, and according to seniors this was don...

An unrealistic anatomy

An unrealistic anatomy

Erica Swanson, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2014

Almost the opposite of what the title suggests, most of the book is an unrealistic, moochy story of an insecure college freshman who cannot think of or live life without a boy on her side. More than six months after her first breakup, she still holds a bag of items from her ex and is constantly thinking abo...

AP tests provide substantial benefits

Erica Swanson, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2014

Awaiting students in May is the chance to use those sharpened number two pencils, sit for a test and earn some college credit. Advanced Placement (AP) tests are an exam given by the College Board and recognized by many colleges. If students earn a high enough score, a 3 at most state institutes, they can rec...

Rallying for Team USA

Erica Swanson, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2014

As Team USA continues to make their run in Sochi, currently leading with 23 medals, many fans at FHC are rallying for the various events. Some are inspired by athletes in their sport, while others are motivated by the many young people competing for their country.  Sophomore Kristy Eslinger, who has skat...

Field trip for the future

Erica Swanson, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2014

As part of the college selection process, students are encouraged to visit colleges and universities they are interested in to get a feel of what that particular institute is like. However, many students choose to not partake in this step of choosing a college for several reasons, whether from not hav...

Free ACT offered to juniors

Erica Swanson, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2014

Last Wednesday, juniors were taken into the auditorium for information regarding the ACT. They were met with the news that this year the Francis Howell School District would be paying for all the juniors to take the ACT in April during the school day. Additionally, the state has agreed to pay for each...

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