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McGinnis autographs an excited students book. Along with her lessons in English composition, she also held a book signing.

A Moment With Mindy McGinnis

Emma Schultheis, Staff Reporter October 5, 2022

Heroin: A highly addictive opioid made from the natural substance morphine, taken from the seed pod of various opium poppy plants. Everyone has an addiction. Whether that be drugs or alcohol or something...

Senior Joey Siegler works on a print during open studio time.

Painting a Community

Magi Temelkova, Staff Phototgrapher October 5, 2022

NAHS’ focus for its Sept. 27 meeting was open studio time as well as signing up for the upcoming officer elections. Both new and returning members are finding community in the club. This is senior Joey...

The Spartan Regiment performing with different Middle School bands.

Behind the March

Kailey Pallares, Staff Reporter October 5, 2022

                  For many students, the marching band is known for bringing the tunes, school spirit, and overall pep wherever they play. No matter the section or instrument, they always...

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...

A lunch lady calculating a students lunch.

What’s the Worth?

Moth Payne, Staff Reporter October 4, 2022

Cha-ching! That's the sound of school lunch prices increasing this year, costing an average of about $3.15 compared to last year's almost free lunch. This has been one of the many things that have changed...

Heaven Moore listens in to the meeting as she eats lunch.

Magnificent MAC Scholars

Emily Sirtak, Web Editor-in-chief October 4, 2022

School culture is a defining trait that can make or break a school. Without spaces for like-minded people to discuss certain similarities and issues, school culture begins to suffer greatly. MAC Scholars...

Allie Raines crops  information for the Epsilon Beta informational board. As the club gets ready for the year.

Ready For Reading

Ian Spencer, Staff Reporter September 30, 2022

Since 2017 Epsilon Beta has been providing a space and outlet for bookworms and avid readers to discuss their favorite books, get a good read in, and overall just bond with every other reader in the room....

The team discusses tactic during a timeout.

Heads Held High

Andy Waliszewski, Staff Photographer September 27, 2022

On Monday, Sept. 19, the FHC Girls’ Volleyball C-Team played two away games hosted at Holt High School, one game versus Liberty and the other against Fort Zumwalt West. The girls came to a nail-biting...

Senior Sabrina Brown logging in before practice starts.

Steps After Victory

Rocco Muich, Staff Photographer September 20, 2022

  FHC Spartan Esports team had  practice in room 014 on Tuesday, Sept. 13th. The team was going over pre game strategies. After the team strategies were over, the team continued to practice...

Senior Sarah Percy laughs as she receives the Curious George Award from Mrs. LaMartina.

Epsilon Beta’s Beautiful Banquet

Charlie Rosser, Staff Photographer June 2, 2022

The Epsilon Beta club held their end of year banquet for members and their families in the learning commons on Thursday, May 26th. Members gathered to celebrate the year, receive their awards and have...

SCHOOL SPIRIT: Students at the May 13th pep assembly cheer loudly in the stands. The spring pep assembly focuses on recognizing students for academic excellence.

A Last Hurrah

Rachel Vrazel, Web Editor June 1, 2022

On Friday, May 13th, the Spring Pep Assembly took place in the large gym. During the assembly, students were recognized for various academic achievements, teachers and students competed in a dodgeball...

Protesters march in front of the St. Louis Arch during the protest in Kenner Plaza on May 14, 2022. They were there protesting against the possibility of the Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade being overturned after documents with a potential court decision were leaked to the public on May 3.

MO v. Roe

Faith Beckmann, Sydney Tran, and Hannah Bernard May 31, 2022

Roe v Wade has long been the foundation of women’s reproductive rights and LGBTQ+ rights. However, it has also been the battleground that those with “Pro-Life” views and those with “Pro-Choice”...

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