Game On

Game On

The battle between Fancy & Flannel Friday has begun: Who will win?
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

Unfolding the Mobius strip mystery
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

As their first competition of 2021 goes underway, the team fights for sucsess
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

The boys’ wrestling team competed at the Lee Summit Invitational to conclude 2020
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

Our current contact tracing system has its flaws, but the new proposed system is significantly worse
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

The variety girls volleyball team has two more games until their Districts matchup
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...

This photo illustration portrays how different in person learning is from online.  The COVID-19 cases in our building have cause roughly 70 students to make a temporary transition to online learning.

Three Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Have Affected Around 70 Students

After cases have started appearing in the building, several students are forced into mandatory quarantine
Natalie Walsh, Co Editor-in-Chief September 24, 2020

On Sunday, Sept. 20, Francis Howell Central received notification of its second COVID-19 case followed closely by a third case on Sept. 22. According to Dr. Andrew Downs, approximately 70 students have...

Senior Emma Hultz goes to celebrate a point with her teammates. The team makes sure to keep a positive attitude after each point to encourage perseverance despite tough competition.

Girls Volleyball Team Takes on Howell High

The girls volleyball team took on their rival, Howell High, in their longest match yet
Natalie Walsh and Essy Ingram September 23, 2020

On Sept. 15, the girls volleyball team lost to Howell High in their fifth set of the game. As of this year, teams now play best of five sets instead of three. This new rule provides a more accurate result...

Online learning can be done in any setting at any time.

The Bright Side to eLearning

Transitioning to online learning was rough in the beginning, but the benefits have seeped to the surface.
Natalie Walsh, Print Assignments Editor May 21, 2020

Students and teachers alike have had to make major adjustments to their classroom setting. Transitioning from seeing each other during class and in the halls to virtual zooms and email communication hasn’t...

College Board has provided students with several resources to be successful

College Board Adjusts to COVID-19 Outbreak

AP tests have changed drastically to accommodate to our current pandemic
Natalie Walsh, Print Assignments Editor April 29, 2020

Junior Natalie White walked into her third year of high school enrolled in four AP courses and signed up to take four AP exams. She studied, along with her classmates, since day one for tests that would...

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Natalie Walsh, Print Assignments Editor April 27, 2020

These past few weeks at home have been consumed mostly by my dog. Daily walks around the block, playing fetch in our backyard (although I would hardly call throwing the ball and never getting it back fetch),...

Update: Prom is Canceled for FHSD High Schools

Natalie Walsh, Print Assignments Editor April 17, 2020

On April 17, the Principals of the FHSD high schools released a statement that officially cancelled 2020 proms for the district.  The message claimed: “This decision was not made lightly, but...

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