Volunteering During a Pandemic

A volunteer is pictured packing food into grocery bags to go to a

Faith Beckmann, Staff Reporter

May 12, 2020

To be honest, when my mom first asked me if I would be interested in helping out with packing food bags with Calvary Church (the church I’ve been going to since birth), I was kind of confused. Weren’t we supposed to be social distancing? This cannot be sanitary. The more I thought about it, howeve...

Faith Beckmann

Faith Beckmann

Faith Beckmann, Staff Reporter

May 5, 2020

Desperate for the sunshine and some exercise, my mom, my sister Hannah, and I went for a walk along the trail at Rabbit Run Park. While we were walking, we made sure to practice social distancing with other walkers, even though there were very few people around. The walk allowed us to get out of the ho...

Aesthetics Confine Creativity

During the rise in the popularity of aesthetics, so called

Faith Beckmann, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2020

With just one quick search for the word “aesthetic” on YouTube, Instagram, or Pinterest, millions of posts and images pop up of nicely decorated rooms, stylish outfits, and photoshoots done by young influencers. However, after scrolling through these photos for a while a person can’t help but notic...

A Life Worth Living

Some people use bucket lists to keep track of the goals they want to accomplish before they die. This is can help make sure they live a life they will be proud of in the end.

Faith Beckmann, Staff Reporter

April 18, 2020

I’m just going to be very blunt about this: I have a fear of death. There’s no need to make it all flowery and profound because death itself is a very plain and straightforward concept. Like many people, it’s something that has consumed my thoughts ever since I first learned what it meant. It all b...

Inclusion For All

At the winter pep assembly, both general education and special needs students perform a dance together. The dance showcased the level of inclusion that All of Us Cub strives to promote to all students.

Faith Beckmann, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2020

Smiling faces crowd the room and laughter fills the air as students crowd around making crafts and having fun. Inclusion is the main goal of this meeting, allowing both general education and special needs students the chance to get to know one another and form connections. This is the primary goal of the...

We Are the “We/Je Kids”

Lauren Marino is pictured playing her flute at the Wind Ensemble MMEA practice concert. Lauren and several other students are members of both Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, the top two bands at Francis Howell Central.

Faith Beckmann, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2020

Many students pass through the doors of the band room everyday. These students come from all kinds of backgrounds, but stand united under one love, their love for music. However, there are some students who pass through these doors for more than just one class. These are the students who have dedicated...

“Tragical Romance and All”

In season three of

Faith Beckmann, Staff Reporter

January 10, 2020

January 3, 2020: I woke up to the alarm I set for myself blaring “Ahead By A Century” by The Tragically Hip. At first I wanted to go back to sleep, as usual when I am forced awake, but then I remembered something. Today was the day I had been looking forward to for months, “Anne With An E” se...

Giving Back

A volunteer at Calvary Church on Mid Rivers helps collect shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Operation Christmas Child is an organization mainly run through churches where donators can pack a shoebox filled with goodies to be sent to children in war and poverty-ridden areas around the world.

Faith Beckmann, Staff Reporter

December 21, 2019

As the lights of the surrounding street glow through the windows of a small, broken down home in the center of Moscow, a young child anticipates Christmas just like any other child their age would. However, for them this is different. Unlike most children, this child has grown up in an area riddled wit...

Fall Festivities

Freshmen Marygrace Cummings and Emma Schultheis look intently at a kitten at a local pumpkin patch. Pumpkin patches are a great way to get together with your friends and have some fun while celebrating the spirit of the season.

Faith Beckmann, Staff Reporter

November 26, 2019

Pumpkin Patch Remember being a young child and going to pumpkin patches with your family every year? You would walk around, climbing through towers of hay and running through corn mazes. Well, the fun isn’t just for little kids anymore thanks to places like Daniel’s Farm and Greenhouses and Thies F...

A Frantic Fall Break

The Spartan Regiment performs at Bands of America on Friday, Oct.18.

Faith Beckmann, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2019

While most FHC students were on vacation or sleeping in, the Francis Howell Central Spartan Regiment was hard at work. The band had four performances over the course of only two days which consisted of a football game, the Bands of America Super Regionals, and the Mizzou Champions of Champions Prelims ...

New marching middle schoolers

Eighth grade band joins Spartan Regiment for Light the Field football game on Friday, Sept. 13.

Faith Beckmann, Staff reporter

September 19, 2019

Last Friday, September 13, the Francis Howell Central Spartan Regiment had its annual eighth grade night welcoming potential future members the chance to play with the band. The eighth graders came from several middle schools across the district such as Hollenbeck, Saeger, and Bryan as well as several pr...

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