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Indie folk music, sometimes referred to as granola, is characterized by soft, acoustic melodies combined with contemporary instrumentals. Popular artists include The Lumineers, Vance Joy, and Mumford and Sons. The genre was created in the 90s as a hybrid of indie rock and folk music; however, it has recently soared in popularity as young adults embrace unique aesthetics. Many listeners enjoy the light, free mood that comes with the genre. Warm sunlight hits MaryGrace Cummings as she lays in a bed of flowers, embracing the indie folk aesthetic.

Listen To Your Heart

Samantha Castille, Photo Assignments Editor May 22, 2023

  Music is something that has been around since the beginning of time and has been known to bring people together.  There are so many music genres to fit everybody no matter who you are or...

Ryhan Pierce smiling and talking to her friends on the dance floor.

Last Chance to Dance

Samantha Castille, Photo Assignment Editor May 1, 2023

The night was filled with dancing and was decorated to the theme “Dripping in Diamonds”. Juniors and seniors filled Old Hickory Golf Club on Fri. April 14 for this year's prom. Seniors Maria Trupiano...

The cast watches as kaylee wright sings.

Your Word is Rehearsal

Samantha Castille, Photo Assignments Editor December 9, 2022

FHC's Spotlight Players worked hard to bring Francis Howell Central "The 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee". Before the show, they put in countless hours rehearsing and making sure it was perfect...

Tanner Jones trying to steal the ball.

Painstaking Rivals

Samantha Castille, Photo Assignment Editor October 21, 2022

  The big Howell vs Central rivalry game ended in a win for boy's varsity soccer. The home game on Oct. 13 ended 0-0 at the end of regulation time and went all the way into penalty kicks making...

Noah Garthe looking through the crowd on the dance floor.

Dancing Though the Years

Samantha Castille, Photo Assignment Editor October 7, 2022

Students got dressed up and went to the school for this years decades themed Homecoming dance. The dance was held on Sept. 24 where there was dancing in the gym for the first time in two years and...

Senior Evan Erickson flies through the air during the Senior Showmen routine.

Diving Into HoCo

Aniya Sparrow and Samantha Castille October 4, 2022

  Students gathered in the stadium for FHC’s 2022 fall pep assembly. It was an energetic group of students that got to watch cheer and dance, showcase what they do and watch an amazing water...

Seniors standing up as different awards get called

Honoring the class of 2022

Samantha Castille, Staff Photagrapher May 27, 2022

This is the last year at FHC For the 2022 seniors and many of them have gone above and beyond what was asked. To honor these students FHC had a senior award night on Fri. May 12, where awards, scholarships,...

Seniors Jordyn Bailey and Mary Kate Neal  with their poster boards to celebrate senior night.

Senior Year with a Senior Peer

Samantha Castille, Staff Photographer May 24, 2022

Jordyn Bailey and Mary Kate Neal celebrated their senior night before a home game against Timberland. Girls Varsity soccer won the game on Tues. May 3 with a score of 2-1.   The year...

Mrs. Leake creating social media posts for game day during her plan period. Leake makes posts on facebook, instagram, and twitter for every game.

Livin’ Like Leake

Samantha Castille and Maya Culian, Staff Photographer and Social Media Editor May 5, 2022

  Nine hours to be a teacher, a coach, and a role model. Once Hayley Leake arrives at Central she begins her morning with a plan period where she puts together the lessons she has for the day...

Jake Simpkins laughing with Andrew Neil before the game

Setting a loss

Samantha Castille and Rebecca Hornberger, Staff Photographers May 3, 2022

Boys varsity volleyball played a tough home game against Francis Howell North on Tues. April 19. They won their first set but ended with a losing score of 1-3. Freshman Chase Williams feels like the team...

Kara Middleton listening to her coach during a timeout

Cradling a Loss

Samantha Castille, Staff Photographer April 12, 2022

As the lacrosse season starts the Varsity team is working really hard to win. Sadly the home game on Tues. April 5 ended in a losing score of 3-18. The girls put up a good fight against Parkway South...

Elaina Rainwater is portraying the internal flaw of struggling to express emotions. This effect was achieved by shooting in a dark room using various colored lights and low shutter speed.

Flawless Imperfections

Samantha Castille, Photo Assignment Editor February 21, 2022

  Insecurities and flaws plague and follow everyone where ever they go. FHC's Todays photographers were tasked with showcasing and interoperating those flaws into a physical picture. This was...

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