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One of many cracked chairs in the school remain available for student use.  Complaints regarding the damaged chairs have begun to make their way into the daily conversations among students. (Bella Smith)

Student Satisfaction?

Amber Davis, Staff Reporter May 23, 2023

In one classroom, students stare at the large cracks in their chairs that run from one corner to the center of them. In another classroom, an insufficient supply of materials for their classes require...

Amber Davis poses for a picture at Disney Worlds Magic Kingdom park during a vacation taken partly in celebration of her high school achievements. She is holding a banner for her school of choice, Illinois State University, where she will major in Interdisciplinary Creative Technologies. (Disney Photopass)

An Early Farewell

Amber Davis, Staff Reporter May 5, 2023

Call me a junior with senior-level privileges. From my seventh-grade year, I knew that I wanted to get out of school as fast as I went in. I’d constantly visualize myself in the shoes of the seniors,...

Boy band SuperM poses for the camera as a group. They had allegedly had their billboard debut tactics stolen by Stray Kids. Photo by SM Entertainment

A Toxic Fandom

Amber Davis, Staff Reporter February 1, 2023

When you hear someone bring up K-Pop, what is the first thing you think of? While this genre of music is rising in ways never seen before, it is also receiving more and more criticism and hate. In fact,...

The A Band members play a song to get the spectators, players, and cheerleaders moving. Their motivation was high as they promoted the school spirit their director was looking for.

Bring Out the Band

Amber Davis, Staff Reporter January 27, 2023

This season, A-Band at FHC is back and stronger than ever, with nearly 100 members joining together to unleash loads of fun and school spirit to the basketball games.  A-Band, a pep band specifically...

Mrs. Lentz smiles out at her class, dressed in a hawaiian theme.

Taught with Thought

Amber Davis, Staff Reporter January 10, 2023

Class begins with an entertaining story that comes straight out of the life of English Language Arts teacher Mrs. Christina Lentz. Whether it is a dream, or a real life scene of her day, the students laugh...

A mix of students at Sioux Passage race against the clock (and each other) on September 17th. They had put all of their focus into this meet and were looking forward to hearing the results.

A Running Tally of Success

Amber Davis, Staff Reporter November 1, 2022

FHC’s Cross Country team is looking forward to another school year filled with fun memories, events, and success.  The team, although competitive, is very much like a self-training and improvement...

Students rush out of the building to leave after a long day. The extended release leaves students tired and ready to go home.

Early Release Is No Longer Early

Amber Davis, Staff Reporter October 11, 2022

High schools in the Francis Howell School District have returned to 1:35 dismissal on collaboration Wednesdays after the administration made two major changes for the 2021-2022 school year. These two...

NHS members learn more about the general layout of the school year.

New Beginnings for NHS

Amber Davis, Staff Reporter October 7, 2022

FHC’s chapter of the National Honor Society is kicking off the 2022-2023 school year with some new changes, including events and procedures, to allow students to better explore ways to positively impact...

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