Keeping The Pep Going

Keeping The Pep Going

Samantha Castille, Staff Photographer

October 1, 2020

With Homecoming comes a pep rally, but this year we had to do it differently. The pep rally was held in the gym during seminar on Sept. 23. Instead of a big crowd on both sides of the gym we had the crowd behind a screen. The only people in the stands were the band. Even though the school was apart we ...

Next Two Football Games Postponed Due to Football Players Quarantining

Next Two Football Games Postponed Due to Football Players Quarantining

Kayla Reyes, Co Editor-in-Chief

September 25, 2020

  As reported by Dr. Sonny Arnel yesterday evening, this Friday’s Homecoming football game, along with the Oct. 2 football game are postponed due to 16 football players being placed under mandatory quarantine from possible COVID-19 exposure. These students have not all tested positive, and ...

Three Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Have Affected Around 70 Students

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.

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 been quarantined over all three of these cases. Action was taken immediately by the building to ...

Mr. Harris on the Fall Sports Season

Senior Shaffer Brown fist bumps Dr. Arnel at Senior Night upon receiving her award. Precautions such as mask-wearing have been taken to keep students, coaches, and spectators at sporting events safe.

Kayla Reyes, Co Editor-in-Chief

September 23, 2020

Mr. Scott Harris, Activities Director, explains the challenges that have come with this sports season due to Covid-19. He describes how sports have been impacted and expresses his pride in students, coaches, and their families for taking precautions seriously so athletes can stay on the playing field. ...

Dr. Arnel on the start of the year

Students walk the halls with masks on as everyone adjusts to the new reality at Central.

Faith Jacoby, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2020

Dr. Arnel answers a few questions about the start of the school year and the obvious differences that are impacting our students, staff, and overall learning environment. While reflecting on the first week or two of the year, he pushes emphasis on the importance of two options; in-person and virtual....

The Path to Patient Zero

Face masks hang from lockers in the hallways. Masks are the primary way to stop the spread of COVID-19, but when there are positives, it's the job of building COVID Coordinator Andy Downs to trace possible contacts.

Essy Ingram, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2020

In the second week of students returning to FHC, a positive COVID-19 case was confirmed. As the COVID-19 Coordinator at Central, Dr. Andrew Downs is the main implementer of the protocol surrounding a case such as this, having been trained through an online program at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Downs...

Games Club Looks to Expand

Mr. Young watching members in a zoom call

Cole Maxwell, Staff Photographer

September 14, 2020

One of the lesser known clubs at FHC is a tabletop roleplay club that we refer to as “Games Club”. Due to the recent loss of many seniors, the club has begun shrinking in size. A rough transition for members arose when they lost their sponsor. However, when Paul Young offered to be their new spo...

Empowering Others

Seniors Emily Mundle and Olivia Green made sweet notes and delivered them to friends houses.

Kierigan McEvoy, Web Assignments Editor

May 22, 2020

Nothing is more empowering than when people come together in the darkest of times to support each other’s small successes because they are a big deal and they do matter. It is life giving and satisfying when we take time to grow with others, even in a time where growth seems to have stopped; where li...

Kana Chung

Kana Chung

Kana Chung, Copy Editor

May 21, 2020

Having nothing but time on our hands is a foreign concept to our family. We used this newfound freedom to take to the garden that hadn’t been tended to in far too long. We hadn’t spent that kind of quality time together in a while, especially outdoors. A lot of the things that caught our eyes wer...

The Bright Side to eLearning

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

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 been easy. Any transition takes time to adjust to. After seven weeks of online learning, facul...

Kayla Reyes

Kayla Reyes

Kayla Reyes, Print Editor-in-Chief

May 19, 2020

I had these photos printed in December, but I still wasn’t sure what I wanted to use them for at that time. After a couple weeks of being stuck at home, I found myself missing my friends a whole lot. I decided to put the photos up on my wall so I can see my friends’ faces whenever I’m in my room...

Ty Nedungadi

Ty Nedungadi

Ty Nedungadi, Staff Reporter

May 19, 2020

Although quarantine stops us from going outside to see our friends, there are many alternatives to still have fun and spend time with them. For my friends and I, we spend late nights just messing around and playing games to have a good laugh all around. Whether it's trying to draw stupid pictures seen...

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