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FHC students gather in the gym for Arete Field Day, waiting in line for one of the inflatable attractions.

Annual Arete Affair

Elisa Carter, Staff Reporter May 31, 2022

Every spring since 1999 FHC’s Arete organization has held an annual event where students get to take time off from their regular school day routine, to hangout with their friends, play fun games, and...

Junior Elisa Carter stands in front of a mirror, in the bathroom, looking at her reflection. She finds chaos in her reflection due to her mental health.

Minor Mental Mania

Elisa Carter, Staff Reporter June 2, 2021

Up down up down up down. That is what my head does almost everyday. I have many highs and lows with my depression increasing some days and mood swings taking over my life on others. I display symptoms...

The varsity baseball team stands in the dugout watching as the game progresses.

Determined at Districts

Sophie Delaney , Staff Reporter May 21, 2021

After a fantastic first win in districts, the boys baseball team took a tough, season ending loss against the Francis Howell Vikings.  The boys team finished the season with a fabulous effort and was...

The cast of the spring musical dances on the stage in the auditorium. Due to limited time to work together, the cast tries to make the best use of the time they are allowed to have to rehearse for the show.

Looking for Ways to ‘Rock’

Elisa Carter, Staff Reporter April 30, 2021

They dance on the stage. Their singing is muffled, with masks over their faces, performing their hearts out as the FHC cast of “Schoolhouse Rock Live”.  “The story is about Tom, a brand new teacher...

A Juul and Juul pods sits still in an open space. A Juul is a vaping device used to intake nicotine filled pods, those pods are known as Juul pods.

7,000 Reasons

Elisa Carter, Staff Reporter April 15, 2021

Imagine taking a drive over to a vape shop, but you're still a minor, no issues here. You can walk in without being 21 and purchase any vape from the shop that you’d like. That's how easy it is for teens...

The varsity girls basketball team stands together with their fists raised in the air.

Victory Over the Vikings

Tea Perez, Web Editor-in-Chief March 4, 2021

Tuesday Mar. 2 the varsity girls basketball team dominated in their match against Francis Howell High. They came out fighting, up 20-1 in the first half. Junior Rylee Denbow knew the team needed to be...

Trinniti Matthews shoots a free throw.

Webster Win

Elisa Carter, Staff Reporter January 21, 2021

The varsity girls basketball team pulls yet another win at their last game against the #1 ranked STL Large school, Webster Groves, the lady Spartans won the game 50-48. Sophomore Bri Mason explains how...

One of the ways Analiesa Hollowood passed nearly two months in the hospital was by learning some new skills. Here, she plays Somewhere Over the Rainbow, on the ukulele for her father, Jay. Photo Courtesy of Darla Hollowood

Dealing with the Unknown

Elisa Carter, Staff Reporter January 14, 2021

On a regular Saturday evening in mid-August the Hollowood family decides to enjoy themselves and go out to eat for dinner. Analiesa Hollowood was not feeling the greatest after her meal so she decided...

Sofia Tweedie looking for a her teammates.

Westminster Win

Elisa Carter, Staff-Reporter January 13, 2021

After coming back from winter break the varsity girls basketball team fought for a win at their game on Thursday Jan. 7, against Lift for Life in the Westminster New Year Shootout with a close final score...

The Varsity Girls Basketball team huddle on the sidelines at their game against Lutheran on December 4.

Success against South

Elisa Carter, Staff-Reporter December 10, 2020

The Varsity Girls Basketball team won their most recent game of the season 46-41 against Fort Zumwalt South. Senior Sophie Delaney reflects on the team's win and explains what she believes was the cause...

Say ‘Hello’ to Laughter

Elisa Carter, Staff-Reporter December 8, 2020

2020 has been a very memorable year with an election, a global pandemic, fires in australia, an entire BLM movement, and many other stressful events. 2020 has most likely been stressful and eventful and...

Elisa Carter stands, at first covering her midriff and eventually embracing it. As Carter has learned to reject beauty standards, she has grown more comfortable with her body.

Battling Beauty Standards

Elisa Carter, Staff-Reporter December 2, 2020

In today’s world you are taught to hide the “ugly” parts about you. Now, your parents didn’t sit you down and tell you to cover and change everything about you, at least mine didn’t. I learned...

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