Cracks in the system

FHC biology and zoology/botany teacher Mr. Reed gazes out from within a garbage dumpster. Left even without cost-of-living adjustments for the past couple of years, teachers are quickly losing morale in a system that continues to demand utmost quality.

Garrett Allen, Discover Editor

May 4, 2018

When the doors to polling stations finally closed at 7 p.m. on the evening of April 3, the news was immediately apparent. After over one month of intense campaigning, counter-campaigning, and months of strategic planning prior, the Francis Howell School District’s major tax/spending legislation – Pr...

Trial by Fire

Zach Miller, senior, works in the lab for his AP Physics II class. His course is the highest level of physics available, and he uses it to pursue a future in the field.

Garrett Allen, Discover editor

March 16, 2018

Fall. The overcast Monday sky at the crack of dawn casts a shadow over his face as he closes the side door to his small house. Another one. He lets out a breath. One half of an hour later, he walks briskly into his first classroom of the day; by the end, after four AP sessions, he is in the most challeng...

Comeback queens

Small guard and leader Makenzie Schierding, senior, huddles with her teammates before a home game. The camaraderie between members of the varsity team greatly contributes to their shock-and-awe rapid playing style.

Craig Eddy, Staff reporter

December 11, 2017

Coming back from a near-win from a long awaited tournament, the varsity girls’ basketball team ended its latest game with a startling victory against Parkway South High on their own court. The rapidly-paced game started off with the opponents gaining a short lead within the first three quarters, but i...

A sad victory

The varsity girls' basketball team gathers after beating Visitation High to take third overall in the Lutheran North Tournament, after a loss to Lutheran North itself. FHC and Lutheran North, both extremely skilled, clashed hard, both fighting to the end of the game.

Garrett Allen, Discover Editor

December 4, 2017

In the aftermath of the highly-anticipated season opening Lutheran North Tournament last week from Nov. 27-Dec. 1, the varsity team emerged with a third-place title following a hard-fought 58-47 loss to Lutheran North High School. Opening the tournament with a 40-24 win against Notre Dame High, and en...

A giant rises

The current varsity team gathers to meet after a hard practice. The girls have been working around the clock to win successive victories this season.

Garrett Allen, Discover Editor

November 20, 2017

In the past few weeks since the beginning of the winter athletic season, the varsity girls’ basketball team has been relentlessly practicing in anticipation of games to come. Under direction of Coach Haley Leake, the team has been moving in what many members say is a positive direction. The var...

Legends of horror

Legends of horror

Garrett Allen and Craig Eddy, Discover Editor, Staff reporter

October 31, 2017

Across all genres of film, through all contemporary history, none have been as shocking or as controversial as horror. It makes just over a century that film directors across the world have been striving to rouse screams throughout theaters by eliciting a range of emotions, chief among them: fear. A...

“IT” (2017) Film Review (SPOILER FREE)

Pennywise the demonic shapeshifter appears from behind his primary foreshadower: a bright red balloon. Pennywise, played by Bill Skarsgård, is now a renowned contemporary horror antagonist for his incredibly unsettling characteristics.

Garrett Allen, Discover Editor

October 31, 2017

In the greater canon of the horror genre, there are few things more viscerally unsettling than Bill Skarsgård’s performance as Pennywise the demonic shapeshifting monster-clown in “IT”, director Andy Muschietti’s 2017 re-adaptation of Stephen King’s legendary 1986 novel. His mere presence i...

The hardest battle, a bittersweet end

Pitcher Alyssa Kolkmeyer, junior, lobs a fastball to a FZW batter at their last districts game. The team played to their max, but wasn't able to overcome FZW's equally powerful skill.

Garrett Allen and Craig Eddy, Discover Editor, Staff reporter

October 10, 2017

Following an intense back-and-forth districts battle against FZW last Thursday, the varsity softball team’s season ended with a shocking 7-6 loss. The team was up by a run at the start of the sixth inning, but after a FZW batter, Lexi Barnes, junior, nailed a three-run homer, the team couldn’t make...

“Out for blood”

Pitcher #6 Loren Harrison, junior, whirls a fastball to an opposing batter from Warrenton High while 1st baseman #15 Lizzie Orf prepares for the potential play. The team works hard to maintain seamless play and preparation throughout the duration of their games.

Garrett Allen, Discover Editor

October 3, 2017

Following a rare 10-7 loss to Warrenton High last Friday on the 29th, the varsity softball team has relentlessly been preparing for their initial game against FZW in the 2017 District Tournament hosted at FHC this Thursday. The team fell to FZW, a large and reputable team, last year at districts, an...

Mountains to overcome

A member of the varsity softball team nails an incoming ball into the outfield. The team's talent in batting, especially from senior Kaitlyn Chadwick, will help enormously to overcome Troy later in the season.

Craig Eddy, Staff reporter

September 26, 2017

Following a close win against Fort Zumwalt West (10-7) on the 19th, and a steamroll against Timberland (12-0) last friday, the varsity team has started preparing themselves for the big competition of districts. Although they were later defeated by Troy (11-3) on the Sept. 20, their spirits are still...

The crushing end

An unidentified player readies the bat for his swing and hopeful hit. The varsity team finished this year with a record of 15 wins against 12 losses.

Garrett Allen, Staff reporter

May 17, 2017

A shocking 9-5 upset defeat against Fort Zumwalt North marked the end of the season for the players of the varsity baseball team last Monday, the 15th of May. The class five, district seven game was meant to be another win on the road to the state championships, but was thwarted by several critical e...

Taking the reins

Sophomore outside hitter Noah Jami sends the ball over for a successful kill. He, along with the other forward hitters, form a strong offense for the JV team.

Garrett Allen, Staff Reporter

May 10, 2017

While varsity prepares for their final state run together, the junior varsity boys volleyball team is merely getting started. Following their undefeated matches and championship title at GACs last Friday and Saturday, the JV team is preparing for their transition into varsity status next year, and prepared...

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