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Junior Kennedy Eggering throws for shot put as a fellow track teammate updates the scoreboard.

Crossing the Finish Line

Natalie Walsh, Co Editor-in-Chief May 28, 2021

Track and Fields competition didn’t stop at districts. Eight of their athletes medaled at districts and moved on to sectionals.  This district meet was hosted at home for the first time in 10 years. This...

Senior Send Off

Senior Send Off

Natalie Walsh, Co Editor-in-Chief May 27, 2021

Some seniors will walk briskly into the Family Area to avoid the possibility of being late while others will scramble to find their seat among the hundreds of fold-out chairs; all while six family members...

Vax Fax

Vax Fax

Natalie Walsh and Anna Baranowski May 27, 2021

On April 9, the state of Missouri opened up vaccinations against COVID-19 to anyone over the age of 16, meaning older students at FHC are now able to receive their shots. Many have already taken the opportunity...

A journal lays open, pen touching the paper, as thoughts surrounding COVID-19 spill on to the page.

Dear Coronavirus,

Natalie Walsh, Co Editor-in-Chief May 24, 2021

This isn’t the first time I have written to you, and it probably won't be the last. And as much as I want to stop giving you the attention you don’t deserve, I can’t seem to escape the way you’ve...

Senior Monica Anderson surges ahead in her sprint at GACs.

Track and Field Prepares for Hosting District

Natalie Walsh, Print Co-Editor-in-Chief May 14, 2021

Track and Field will host their district meet tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. With hopes for a thrower and a vaulter to continue on to sectionals, other sprinters and relay runners seated outside of sectionals must...

Senior Reed Easterling lays in pain after getting a personal record in the 1600 meter race.

Boys Track Runners Get Personal Records at FZE

Natalie Walsh, Print Co-Editor-in-Chief April 19, 2021

Track & Field’s last meet was Friday April 16 at Fort Zumwalt East. In previous years, this meet was “one to remember.” It was said by alumni athletes and coaches that the relay meet at FZE was...

Game On

Game On

Natalie Walsh, Print Co Editor-in-Chief April 8, 2021

Why did you start your flannel/fancy wear Fridays? “I started participating in Flannel Friday because it was a fun way to celebrate reaching the end of the week. It also is a unique way to bring people...

The Mobius strip can be seen in everyday objects as common as a piece of paper.

Paper With a Twist

Natalie Walsh, Co Editor-in-Chief January 25, 2021

There is a simple trick that several mathematicians and philosophers find intriguing and so out-of-the-ordinary that they have named it the Mobius strip. The best part about this trick is that it doesn’t...

Matt Godier puts his opponent in a headlock.

Boys Wrestling Fights to Kick Off the New Year Right

Natalie Walsh, Co Editor-in-Chief January 6, 2021

The last time the boys wrestling team competed was Dec. 16 against Holt. And despite an unfavorable outcome, sophomore Aiden Hernandez feels that they are now able to come back with more practice under...

Sophomore Aidan Hernandez takes on a competitor during his dual.

Wrestling for a Win

Natalie Walsh, Co Editor-in-Chief December 24, 2020

The boys’ wrestling team competed in the notoriously difficult Lee Summit Invitational on Dec. 19. Sophomore Aidan Hernandez, previously undefeated, faced his first challenge at this invitational. “I’ve...

Students stay in school and receive a normal education, but at what costs? Masks save lives just as much as quarantining does.

If It’s Broke, Don’t Break it More

Natalie Walsh, Co Editor-in-Chief November 19, 2020

Let’s say, hypothetically, there was a virus spreading across the world killing over 200,000 Americans with no end in sight. Hypothetically speaking, it would be safe to assume that precautions would...

Senior Emma Hultz smiles after a a successful play with her libero, despite the fact that the ladies lost this game 3-1.

Girls Volleyball Team Prepares for Districts

Natalie Walsh and Essy Ingram October 20, 2020

As of today, the girls volleyball team has only two more games until their Class 5 District 6 Tournament. With two of their games being cancelled in the past week, they have had time to focus their...

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