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Andrew Houmes: A Day of Isolation

Andrew Houmes

May 18, 2020

This is what an average weekend day is like for me during the epidemic.

The ABCs of Isolated Living

J-Jazelle:  My dog Jazelle is a constant staple in my everyday life. My dad and I take her on nightly walks, and she’s getting much more attention (and food) with everyone home all day.

May 16, 2020

With the epidemic and the isolation of social distancing, the world is extremely strange and new. Here are the ABCs of my life during these past chaotic weeks.

Andrew Houmes

Andrew Houmes

Andrew Houmes, Photographer

April 21, 2020

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A Stumble on the Way to the Top

A Stumble on the Way to the Top

March 9, 2020

As the ball was tossed around, players ran after it, hearts beating as they raced to catch up with their opponents. Despite intense effort, the FHC Varsity boys basketball team lost with a score of 56-62 on Tuesday, February 18th against Fort Zumwalt North.  Spartans fell behind early in the first ...

The Final Home Game

The Final Home Game

March 5, 2020

Dominating their competition from the first quarter to the end, the FHC Varsity girls basketball team won their home game against St. Charles High school with a score of 50-29 on February 25th. Accompanied by the Spartan A Band for the last time this season, the gym was alight with competitive energy ...

A Frigid Loss

A Frigid Loss

February 19, 2020

Putting up a good fight, FHC’s Hockey Team competed on Jan. 31 at the Centene Community Ice Center against the Mary Institute and Country Day School (MICDS). Despite heartfelt effort, Central lost with a score of 6-2, unable to make up for lost ground in the first two periods. A treacherous match fo...

Dim Lighting, Solos, and Improvisation

Dim Lighting, Solos, and Improvisation

Andrew Houmes, Staff Photographer

January 13, 2020

Concluding the semester, the Francis Howell Central Jazz Band and Jazz Ensemble performed in the auditorium following the Saeger Jazz Band on Thursday, Dec. 12th. Providing an example and support for the future highschool jazz musicians, the Francis Howell Central bands skillfully presented solo infus...

My Favorite Photo: Andrew Houmes

My Favorite Photo: Andrew Houmes

Andrew Houmes, Staff photographer

January 3, 2020

This is my favorite photo because I like what it symbolizes. While it likely is not my best photo, it was the first photo I took this semester that I really liked; it was my first strong step into photography. I love the emotion it shows, from the pain on the runner's face to the look of the l...

Building up and Slamming Down

Building up and Slamming Down

Andrew Houmes, Staff Photographer

December 10, 2019

Practicing new moves and strategies, the Francis Howell girls wrestling team prepares after school for their upcoming meet on Friday, Dec. 6. Following warm-ups, the team practices new moves in teams of two, increasing their roster of options to bring about a victory within a match. The students then prac...

Putting the Pieces Together

Putting the Pieces Together

Andrew Houmes, Staff Photographer

December 9, 2019

As the semester comes to an end, the Francis Howell Central Wind Ensemble begins to put final touches on their pieces before the winter concert. Meeting after school on Dec. 2nd, the woodwind instruments practice their difficult parts, putting the final touches on integral sections containing challenging...

The Spartans Dominate Districts

The Spartans Dominate Districts

November 8, 2019

Girls Varsity volleyball began their battle for State on October 30th. Winning both of their district games, the girls team competed with furiosity, wearing out the other teams and always making their opponents work for points. Facing both the Colombia and Francis Howell teams, Francis Howell Central h...

A JV Rite of Passage

Junior Israel Chavez confidently pushes through the difficult course, heading towards a victorious finish.

September 30, 2019

On the crisp morning of Sept. 26, the Francis Howell Central cross country team arose for one of the most difficult courses of the season, Sioux Passage, considered by runners across the nation as being one of the most intense courses in America, the course contains a multitude of steep inclined hil...

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