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Senior Carly Cronin works with a student in Ms. Breens Fashion 1 course.

Practical and Accessible

Tea Perez and Clara Kilen May 27, 2022

When the time comes for a student to select classes for their schedule they are presented with a wide variety of elective courses from gym classes to cooking classes. However, this experience looks different...

Keeping the Ball Rolling

Keeping the Ball Rolling

Tea Perez, Editor-in-Chief March 18, 2022

FHC has been waiting in anticipation to find out who will be head principal Dr. Sonny Arnel’s successor ever since he announced his plans to retire at the end of the 21-22 school year. The interviewing...

CULTURAL CLOTHING: Senior Faustino Javier displaying clothes from the Philippines. Javier is a first generation American and stays in touch with the culture of his parents through tradition. His family does it not only through holding onto clothing but especially through food.

Holding onto Heritage

Clara Kilen, Staff Reporter February 11, 2022

An extravagant spread is laid out on banana leaves and a family gathers around to begin the feast. There are no utensils laid out and no plates in sight. They eat the food with their hands and...

Moving for More

Faith Beckmann, Newspaper Editor February 11, 2022

As she sits at her desk grading papers, a Canadian flag hangs to the right of social studies teacher Ms. Barb Riti. Unlike some teachers who hang flags in their classrooms because they teach...

Flying her Flag: Sophomore Maria Velasquez stands smiling while holding up the Colombian flag. Valesquez and her family immigrated to the U.S. from Colom- bia when she was 13 years old. When she first moved to the United States, Valequez did not know how to speak English. Over time and with a lot work and help from those around her, she has been able to learn the new language and is thriving.

Language Barriers

Lorelai Finoch, Staff Reporter February 11, 2022

The process of learning another language is admirable and trying, at best, and as communication is possibly one of the most important things in day-to-day life, things become infinitely more...

Junior Reena Barghchoun poses in a traditional Lebanese wrap holding a figurine of a cedar tree, the symbol of Lebanon. These items allow Barghchoun and her mother, Sahar Arnaout keep the memory of Lebanon alive in their home.

Insight on Immigration

Tea Perez, Editor-in-Chief February 11, 2022

Junior Reena Barghchoun sits with her mother Sahar Arnaout as she listens to her stories of life back in Lebanon years ago. She listens to her talk of her childhood, in awe that the resilient...



Rachel Vrazel, Web Editor February 11, 2022

Not Just Boat People

Sydney Tran, Design Editor February 9, 2022

When my mother was my age, she did not live a typical teenage life. She didn’t wake up at 6:50 a.m. to get ready and drive a Honda Civic to school. She didn’t live the typical suburban lifestyle. When...

Short on Solutions

Tea Perez, Editor-in-Chief February 1, 2022

Every morning when Mrs. Kelly DuBois arrives at school, one of the first things she does is run a report that determines what the rest of her morning is going to look like. This report provides a list...

A gas pump is depicted leaking money. The extremely high gas prices mean students are having the spend more than they are able to on gas money each week.

What’s up? Gas Prices.

Tea Perez, Editor-in-chief December 14, 2021

 Senior Jenna Woelfel drives out of the school parking lot, already stressed about the schoolwork and responsibilities she must attend to, she doesn’t need another stressor added to her load. That’s...

A Blended Beginning

Tea Perez, Editor-in-Chief October 23, 2021

The idea of taking a course in which some days you spend in the classroom and others you spend doing your classwork in a coffee shop, library, or at home, is one that is often reserved for college. However,...

The girls softball team celebrates with their friends and family after winning against Troy. The game was hard fought and the win was celebrated even harder.

BREAKING: Finally Final 4

Tea Perez, Newspaper Editor-in-Chief October 23, 2021

The last Friday before fall break had everyone feeling excited, ready to have a week off of school, however, for the varsity girls softball team, their excitement stemmed from the extraordinary game...

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