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Honey, Honey: this is the May cover page with the bees and honeycombs design

Bullet Journals and Why Anyone Can Use Them

Morgan Kromer, Staff Reporter April 29, 2020

We all have habits: good ones we want to keep, and bad ones we want to eliminate. For pretty much forever, people have been trying to fix themselves, and of course, I of all people don’t fall short of...

ESSENTIAL: Morgan Kromer checks out a customer behind a plexi-glass wall, wearing a mask, and covered in hand sanitizer.

Just The Essentials

Morgan Kromer, Staff Reporter April 27, 2020

The hardest and maybe weirdest day of my job at Dierbergs Markets was not Thanksgiving or Christmas, or simply a day I was in a bad mood. In fact, I was in a fine mood. March 13 of this year we had more...

CANDIDATES: From left to right are candidates Mary Lange, Patrick Lane, Mike Sommer, Peggy Sherwin, and Doug Ziegemeier.

Meet the 2020 Board of Education Candidates

Morgan Kromer, Staff Reporter April 20, 2020

Soon five candidates are to be voted on for the three open Francis Howell board member positions by those who live within the district’s boundaries. Originally on April 7, the date was moved to June...

LEADING LADY: Rebel Wilson; known for her roles as side characters in Pitch Perfect, Bridesmaids, and Jojo Rabbit; finally got her role as the non-conventional  pretty woman when she landed the role of Natalie in Isnt It Romantic. Released in 2019, Isnt It Romantic also stars Liam Hemsworth and Adam Devine who both fall for the beautiful working woman.

A New Kind Of Rom-Com

Morgan Kromer, Staff Reporter March 7, 2020

“Isn’t It Romantic” introduces a new way to look at topics such as homosexuality, women in the workplace, and especially self-love. This romantic comedy features Rebel Wilson as Natalie who goes...

UNDERSTUDY: While Ms. Baird has a substitute for the hour, Elliot Jenner plays piano and sings in the free time.

Choir Prepares For Three Upcoming Performances

Morgan Kromer, Staff Reporter February 26, 2020

Choir is revving up speed lately as they are preparing for three events, all coming up soon. First, the State Preview Concert on Thursday. Then, the Black History Month assembly on Friday. And last,...

Student Council put up this bulletin board featuring some of the contestants. Contestants Ty Nedungadi, Carl Swanson, and Isaiah Henry provided their own pictures to woo the judges.

Prep and Landing

Ruthann Kimbrel, Staff Reporter February 20, 2020

For the past month, while winter sports have been thriving, Student Council has been planning the annual Mr. FHC contest coming up in March. Mr. FHC is an annual contest to raise money for charities while...

QUEEN FOR A DAY: During the many mishaps of this season, Sabrina has to decide what to do with her fate, and maybe even compete to do so. Sabrina has many trips to Hell this season as she fights both Lucifer and a new character, Caliban


Morgan Kromer, Staff Reporter February 19, 2020

Part three of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina recently came out on Netflix in January and, of course, I had to binge. After so much happening at the end of part two, with Lucifer coming back in his...

Fifth hour choir students, always hard working, look at sheet music while Mrs. Baird is away. Freshmen Dakota Lankford, Avah Pauk, and Jeslyn Bryan review papers even with a substitute; attesting to the choir work ethic.

Perfect Placement

Morgan Kromer, Staff Reporter January 16, 2020

This week is important for all freshman, sophomore, and junior members of choir. It is placement week and the nerves are kicking.  Students had winter break, as well as two to three days in class,...

These are the open when letters I made for my best friends eighteenth birthday. The first one is open now and then there are ones such as open when you are lonely and open when you are bored.

10 Homemade Gifts To Knock Your Fuzzy Socks Off

Morgan Kromer, Staff Reporter December 9, 2019
Find out how to make great gifts like memory jars, body wash, and scrabble tile ornaments
Junior Asia Johnson concentrates on her choreography as she dances at the fall pep assembly.

Stepping Up, Standing Out

Morgan Kromer, Staff Reporter November 26, 2019

A whole gym full of student’s phones are out, cameras are recording, and everyone is elated. It’s a typical pep rally. The Bounce Back Steppers are bouncing their way onto the empty Francis Howell...

Gabrielle Berger with Coaches Paul Otto (left) and Johnathan Clark (right) at state. Coach Otto is the head coach and both helped Berger all season.

Girl’s Golf Goes To State

Morgan Kromer, Staff Reporter November 10, 2019

“I literally almost cried. I was so happy and a little in disbelief. [Coach] Otto said hurry let’s go before they change their mind,” senior Gabrielle Berger said. Berger was so excited because...

Emily Jesse takes a swing at GACs. Emily Jesse scored a 106 at GACs.

Swinging To The End

Morgan Kromer, Staff Reporter October 21, 2019

The Girls varsity golf team played in the GAC tournament on Tuesday, October 1. The GAC’s are important to the team in more ways than just a typical tournament because GAC’s determine who moves on...

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