Springing Ahead

The girls soccer team runs laps around the track as part of their after school training. The team began training for the upcoming season back in November.

Robyn Ziegemeier, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2020

The lights flicker on in the weight room early on Monday morning as the girls soccer team walks in to begin their workout. The girls pair off into groups of two and three and claim stations. Senior Paige Butterfield heads over to a power bar and adds the weights onto the ends. Once the weight is to her ...

Taking The Lead

PERCUSSION: The last wind ensemble group to perform was a percussion feature. The members of this group are Chris Bissett, Sam Bippen, Connor Banden, Alex LaBanca, and Emma Smallen.

Robyn Ziegemeier, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

It was getting dark outside as the band room bustled with performers practicing or talking to their friends to alleviate the tension from the first ensemble performance of the year.  Meanwhile, relatives and peers lined up in the auditorium atrium waiting to get seated.  On Thursday, November 14, the Wind Ensemble ...

In a Rush

JAM SESSION: Alli Rush plays a song on her guitar for her English class, much to her classmates' delight. Rush brought her guitar to school for extra credit on a Spanish assignment and played for her other classes as well.

Robyn Ziegemeier, Staff Reporter

November 25, 2019

The bell above chimes as junior Alli Rush opens the door to Guitar Center, with her guitar in hand. She and her band set up on the small stage as parents begin to trickle in for their kid’s recital. After a quick soundcheck, they are ready to play their opening song, “Californication” by Red Hot C...

Point Made

Spelling errors take up more room on assignments when written in pen versus when they are written in pencil.

Robyn Ziegemeier, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2019

You’re in math class, rapidly writing down notes with your favorite pen, the tip gliding effortlessly on the paper. You’re on a roll, but when you finish, you realize you did the problem incorrectly and need to start over. Instead of being able to erase it, you restart off to the side. It seems small...

Lead off to the season

The girls softball team celebrates at the end of another victory. They had a very successful first week of the season, with 4-1 win streak.

Robin Ziegemeier, Staff reporter

September 10, 2019

The beginning of the season has been a busy time for the FHC varsity softball team, with a tournament consisting of four games, the first game being on Aug 31, then a series of three games on Sept. 2. Three days later, they had a game at Francis Howell on Sept. 5.  Their first game was at Troy against Wi...

Restoring the Circle

CIRCLE UP: The freshman circles took place in the small gym on Feb. 20 during seminar. The prompt for this meeting was passion, which the freshmen took turns answering.

Robyn Ziegemeier, Staff reporter

June 6, 2019

The seminar on Feb. 20 was just another day for the majority of students. Unlike the rest of the school, the entirety of the freshman class headed towards the small gym for their once a quarter gathering to participate in restorative circles. Once at the gym, they went into their smaller groups they ...

Starting off strong

Jonny Pechmann switches between playing for the JV and Varsity golf teams.

Robyn Ziegemeier, Staff reporter

April 9, 2019

Many students find spring break to be a time to lay back and relax, but not the FHC golf team. On March 21, they had their first match of the season against Holt, where they won 9:2, despite the course conditions. Due to the rain the day before, the greens, or the grassy portions of the golf course, we...

Success at state

Junior Bryce Alberty allows his hand to be raised in victory by the referee. Like many others at district, Alberty performed well and represented FHC to the best of his ability.

Robyn Ziegemeier, Staff reporter

March 1, 2019

After a full season of hard work, the Spartan wrestling team went out on a high note at districts, on Feb. 8-9. Once the tournament concluded, Austin Smith, Kaden Hart, Jonathan Floyd, Andrew Godier, and Corey Wait all qualified to go to state championships. Even though not as many wrestlers had quali...

Cool under pressure

Ricky Evans travels across the country and around the world to play at billiards competitions.

Robyn Ziegemeier, Staff reporter

December 26, 2018

Richard Evans steps into the crowded arena, along with a multitude of other competitors. Even though he has gone to many competitions before, and is confident with his abilities, he still gets nervous during competitions. Despite the nerve wracking pressure, he still puts on a stone face and focuses...

Top 5 Disney Dogs

Pluto from Walt Disney pictures

Robyn Ziegemeier, Staff reporter

December 3, 2018

No. 1: Dug from Up- Dug is an excitable golden retriever with a collar that allows him to talk. As soon as he meets Carl, he immediately takes a liking to him. He steals the show every minute he’s on screen, especially with one-liners, devotion to Carl, and even moments of bravery against Charles Mun...

Featured artwork

CREATE: Mrs.Sprick helps a student during her first hour ceramic class.

Robyn Ziegemeier, Staff reporter

October 30, 2018

It was just another day when senior Olivia Convery spotted a painting she had made hanging above the lockers. It features a bird, a turtle, and a squirrel on a purple background. She didn’t know that hers would be displayed, as her art teacher said only a few of them would be going up.   Her piece...

Asexual Representation

Asexual Representation

Robyn Ziegemeier, Staff reporter

September 10, 2018

Unlike the type you typically hear about in science class, asexuality for people is when a person does not experience sexual attraction. Like the heterosexual-homosexual spectrum, asexuality is also a spectrum in relationship to sex. While asexuals don’t experience sexual attraction, that doesn’t nece...

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