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Backstage Beauties: The entirety of the theater department gathers in the gymnasium, including the crews that act behind the scenes to make the show a success. These 10 groups work collectively to provide the audience with a performance they will not forget.

Stars In The Shadows

Sarah Percy, Staff Reporter April 28, 2020

Lights Crew: Lights. Stage. Cue. The first thing seen when walking into the theatre are the various lights displaying rays across the stage, setting the scene as the crowd waits in anticipation for...

All The Bright Places- a novel by Jennifer Niven. This love story portrays a realistic journey of two teenagers struggling under the weight of their pasts.

The Light In The Darkness

Sarah Percy, Staff Reporter March 4, 2020

When I first grabbed this novel off the library’s shelves, I was expecting a typical romance story. A story of two young teenagers that meet in a coffee shop as the sun breeches the windows and shines...

The team huddled together during time out to motivate and encourage each other. Francis Howell Centrals girls basketball team has officially beaten the school record of 15 consecutive wins as they come out on top to get their 16th win.

Moving Forward

Sarah Percy, Staff Reporter January 31, 2020

The gym fills with the cheering of the student section as the ball swooshes through the net. All eyes watch as the scoreboard climbs in the Spartan’s lead as the clock ticks down. The girls on the court...

Mrs Crain receives money from junior Rhyen Standridge as a part of the Winter Love Collection through the language department. The money raised was used for making the holiday season enjoyable for students.

Activity Festivities

Sarah Percy, Staff Reporter December 27, 2019

Green and red streamers hang from the photo booth. The Grinch and Santa Claus decorations crowd the tables. Lights twinkle from the ceiling, complementing the colors splattered around the room. Christmas...

An abandoned dog travels the streets alone. He was left behind by his owners to face the world with no guidance.

Suffering In The Shadows

Sarah Percy, Staff Reporter December 13, 2019

You watch from outside the ring as the once-innocent creature staring back at you stretches his lungs to take one more breath before they cave in like paper exposed to heat. The gash slashed across his...

Bojana Kuzmanoska poses in front of Francis Howell Central where she is currently attending high school. The smile on her face displays how happy she is to be in America.

Crossing Borders

Sarah Percy, Staff Reporter November 6, 2019

On the morning of Thursday, Sept. 27, Macedonia slept, but not junior Bojana Kuzmanoska. She could never, for that day was the day she went to America. She packed her bags and made her way to the airport....

Nicholas Smith works on a robot for the international Robotics competition, RAVEN Robotics.

Expanding Horizons

Sarah Percy, Staff Reporter October 10, 2019

Kendra Minch, senior at Francis Howell High School, has been granted the joy of leading a club she feels passionately about and working with students who share her passion. This club is Raven Robotics....

From Home to the Court

From Home to the Court

Sarah Percy, Staff reporter October 7, 2019

Freshman Jennifer Padron, who plays on the Francis Howell Central junior varsity girls volleyball team, is an extremely devoted and dedicated player on the team. She never fails to let her fellow team...

Senior Olivia Green serves the ball during the Spartan victory on Sept. 5. This past weekend the girls varsity team had a tournament in Washington.

Spiking the Competition Down

Zoe Michals, Staff reporter September 9, 2019

The varsity girls volleyball team is off to a promising start this season. With their first game against Francis Howell North last Thursday ending in a hard-earned win, the girls have high hopes for the...

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