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A little over 24 hours after giving birth, Cato holds Jude for the first time.  As she fed him a bottle, all of the troubles of Catos pregnancies faded away.

A mother’s love

Elaine Mallon, Discover Editor May 23, 2017
Seven months after giving birth to her son Jude, Senior Amy C

Becoming one of the few and the proud

Elaine Mallon, Discover editor March 9, 2017

From Francis Howell to Fort Zumwalt East, high school students scattered all throughout the Greater Saint Louis area meet every Tuesday and Thursday after school at the Marine Corps recruiting station...

The 28 headed to state

The 28 headed to state

Elaine Mallon, Discover Editor February 10, 2017

Eighty-eight Marketing 1 and 2 students, clad in ironed suits with ties and heels and pearls, traveled to the Chesterfield Mall for their DECA District 17 competition on Feb. 6. From writing a 30-page...

From student to recruit

From student to recruit

Elaine Mallon, Discover Editor February 1, 2017

With the majority of seniors anxiously awaiting acceptances letters to colleges, Kevin Cullen has traded in his school locker for a foot locker. Graduating an entire semester early, Cullen shipped...

Due to the weather conditions, Senior Mackenzie Morris and junior Jay Orr were not able to perform their scene from Almost Maine at State

A performance that never happened

Elaine Mallon and Discover Editor January 20, 2017

Every year, thespians throughout the state of Missouri gather for a weekend convention known as Thespian State Conference. From workshops on circus tricks and play writing to participating in Improv Olympics,...

A memorable few hours

Elaine Mallon and December 16, 2016

From raising money for the Children’s hospital to organizing the student blood drive, student council is always finding different ways to give back. For senior Maggie Sills, Communications director...

December 14th, 2012.  A day I will never forget.

December 14th, 2012. A day I will never forget.

Elaine Mallon, Discover Editor December 14, 2016

December 14, 2012. I remember sitting in Mr. Fischer’s eighth grade American History class when he broke the news. There was a school shooting. At first, I didn’t think much of it, as I was more concerned...

Senior goalie Nathan Smith stays on the alert for North

Spartans blemish Knights’ record

Elaine Mallon, Discover Editor September 30, 2016

The Varsity boy’s soccer team played Francis Howell North on Tuesday, Sept. 27th. The Spartans clinched a 2-1 victory over the Knights, scoring the second goal with less than ten minutes left on the...

The Sensations kick out their nervous jitters for their first performance of the new school

Thunderstorm cuts Fall Festival short

Elaine Mallon, Staff Reporter August 19, 2016

From the food trucks to the bounce houses, last Friday’s fourth annual Fall Festival marked an exciting beginning for the new school year. More than 500 hundred students involved in a MSSHA sport or...

Swinging into Districts

Swinging into Districts

Elaine Mallon, Reporter May 13, 2016

Last Tues, May 11, the top six varsity tennis players competed in team districts. Unfortunately, Central lost to rivals Howell North in the first round. According to junior Matt Vandiver, the...

Maintaining Mental Strength

Maintaining Mental Strength

Elaine Mallon, Staff Reporter April 29, 2016

The Francis Howell Central boys tennis season is quickly coming to a close. With only one regular season game left at St. Dominic's, the boys have been preparing for districts. Between Thursday and...

Keeping the Confidence

Keeping the Confidence

Elaine Mallon, Staff reporter April 7, 2016

On April 5th, the varsity tennis team suffered a defeat against DeSmet by 3-6. According to junior Matt Vandiver, ranked at number two, the loss was very upsetting. “It was a shame. It was a little...

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